Shantanu Srivastava

Shantanu Srivastava is an experienced sports journalist who has worked across print and digital media. He covers cricket and Olympic sports.

Articles by Shantanu Srivastava

Of process and perfection: Rudrankksh Patil on his rise to the top

The 19-year-old, who won the 10m air rifle event at President's Cup, has now become the world's best in the ISSF rankings too

Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil is ISSF's world no. 1.(Twitter)
Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil is ISSF's world no. 1.(Twitter)
Published on Dec 04, 2022 07:16 PM IST

From Arjuna to Dronacharya, Suma Shirur completes a circle

A recipient of the Arjuna Award in 2003, rifle coach Suma Shirur became the first woman shooter, and fifth overall, to be conferred with Dronacharya Award this year.

Shirur guided Paralympian Avani Lekhara to a 10m air rifle SH1 gold in Tokyo Paralympics last year.(Suma Shirur Twitter)
Shirur guided Paralympian Avani Lekhara to a 10m air rifle SH1 gold in Tokyo Paralympics last year.(Suma Shirur Twitter)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 06:58 PM IST

Sreeja Akula eyes top-50 spot after CWG high

The mixed doubles champion with Sharath Kamal at the Birmingham Games will receive the Arjuna Award on Wednesday after an interesting, and successful, year.

Sreeja Akula (AP)
Sreeja Akula (AP)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 11:51 PM IST

Boxer Vishwanath fulfils father’s dream with world youth title

The Chennai boxer beat Philippines’ Ronel Suyom to win the 48kg class at the Youth World Championships

Vishwanath was introduced to boxing aged 12 by Suresh
Vishwanath was introduced to boxing aged 12 by Suresh
Published on Nov 29, 2022 12:18 AM IST

Sharath Kamal interview: Only one to get the Khel Ratna makes it extra special

It has been a busy year for India's biggest TT star and the award was just the topping on the cake

Sharath Kamal won three gold medals in CWG.(HT_PRINT)
Sharath Kamal won three gold medals in CWG.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 10:01 PM IST

Sensational Surya powers India to convincing win

Hit an unbeaten 51-ball 111*, his second T20I ton, as India beat New Zealand, despite Tim Southee's hat-trick, by 65 runs in the second T20I at Mount Maunganui.

India's Suryakumar Yadav, left, celebrates his century(AP)
India's Suryakumar Yadav, left, celebrates his century(AP)
Published on Nov 20, 2022 07:54 PM IST

Lovlina leads India's goldrush in Asian Championships

Tokyo bronze medallist punches her way to form with a dominant win in final.

Lovlina Borgohain(PTI)
Lovlina Borgohain(PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 12:07 AM IST

IBA president Kremlev confident of boxing's future at Olympics

Kremlev was re-elected as the IBA boss in May after his opponent, Dutchman Boris van der Vorst, was barred from running against him.

New Delhi: IBA President Umar Kremlev during a press conference of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to welcome him, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
(PTI11_09_2022_000157B)(PTI)
New Delhi: IBA President Umar Kremlev during a press conference of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to welcome him, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI11_09_2022_000157B)(PTI)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 08:04 PM IST

India count Cairo positives after rich haul

India's tally of 34 medals is better than the 2018 Worlds in Changwon, where the shooters won a total of 27 medals

Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil (middle)(Twitter/@Media_SAI)
Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil (middle)(Twitter/@Media_SAI)
Published on Oct 28, 2022 08:35 PM IST

Ireland stun England by five runs on Duckworth-Lewis method

The 2019 ODI World Cup champions struggled with ball and bat before being caught short when rain ended the match prematurely at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

Ireland produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict England's big hitters (AP)
Ireland produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict England's big hitters (AP)
Updated on Oct 26, 2022 05:58 PM IST

Jyothi overcomes a big hurdle with new national mark

Jyothi broke her own national 100m hurdles record for the fourth time this year, improving on the 13.04s she ran in Netherlands in May by clocking 12.82 secs at the Open nationals

Jyothi Yarraji
Jyothi Yarraji
Published on Oct 17, 2022 11:13 PM IST

Regasa wins Delhi Half Marathon, Sable fastest Indian

The men's winning time of Ethiopia's Chala Regasa (60 min, 30 secs) is the fourth slowest in the race's history; the last time the winner took over an hour was in 2012

New Delhi: Ethiopia's Chala Regasa celebrates after crossing the finish line to retain his men's elite title at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi.(PTI)
New Delhi: Ethiopia's Chala Regasa celebrates after crossing the finish line to retain his men's elite title at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 02:49 PM IST

Prize money gap a bit too much at Delhi Half Marathon: Avinash Sable

India’s top distance runner criticised the disparity in prizemoney between winners in the domestic category and those in the elite international category in the Delhi Half Marathon

Athlete Avinash Sable(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Athlete Avinash Sable(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 10:11 PM IST

Patil shoots World Championships gold, secures Paris quota

The 18-year-old prevailed against Italy's Danilo Sollazzo in the high-pressure final to become only the sixth Indian shooter to be crowned world champion

Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil (middle)(Twitter/@Media_SAI)
Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil (middle)(Twitter/@Media_SAI)
Published on Oct 14, 2022 09:46 PM IST

Hurdler Jyothi Yarraji counts her gains after her first sub-13 run

Jyothi Yarraji, the 100m hurdles national record holder, ran a wind-assisted 12.79s this year. Though it won’t count as a national mark, her coach James Hillier is confident there is more to come from her

Jyothi Yarraji(Twitter/DD Sports)
Jyothi Yarraji(Twitter/DD Sports)
Published on Oct 12, 2022 08:11 PM IST

Indian shooters set to take aim at Paris, via Cairo

Rhythm Sangwan and Shiva Narwal have emerged as two of the most promising shooters in the post-Tokyo churn but they will be put to test in their maiden senior Worlds.

Manu Bhaker will be aiming for a top performance.
Manu Bhaker will be aiming for a top performance.
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 11:05 PM IST

North star: Shubhi Gupta finds her place on the chess board

Chess in India has always been dominated by the south but Shubhi Gupta wants to change that in her own way

Shubhi Gupta (HT Photo by Sanjeev Verma)
Shubhi Gupta (HT Photo by Sanjeev Verma)
Published on Oct 09, 2022 03:13 PM IST

AIFF assures development path after U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Federation president Kalyan Chaubey promised that it will ensure the players, who begin their World Cup campaign in Bhubaneswar next week, will get opportunities to move to the senior level

Chaubey defended shifting the Santosh Trophy knockouts to Saudi Arabia next year.(Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Chaubey defended shifting the Santosh Trophy knockouts to Saudi Arabia next year.(Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 08, 2022 11:19 PM IST

'Why can't I come back? I am Mary Kom'

The six-time world champion will be 40 this November, meaning the Paris Olympics as well as next year's Asian Games will be out of bounds for her but she wants to compete in one major tournament before retiring.

Mary Kom(AIBA)
Mary Kom(AIBA)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 10:22 PM IST

India's wrestling fraternity rues sport’s 2026 CWG axing

India have topped the wrestling medal tally thrice in the last four Commonwealth Games. Their 12 medals, 6 of them gold, at Birmingham made them top contributors to India's medal tally of 61

File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 11:56 PM IST

Horschig's gym: The St Louis workshop where India's elite lifters reset

Post CWG, Jeremy Lalrinnunga couldn't do a barbell press, Achinta Sheuli had a left hamstring problem and Mirabai Chanu's limited shoulder movement meant her snatch was below par. Here's how these issues were sorted out

Image used for representational purpose(Getty Images)
Image used for representational purpose(Getty Images)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 08:39 PM IST

Calm Shubhi rises to the top of the world

The 12-year-old scored 8.5 points from 11 rounds to win the World Cadets Chess Championship, but not before she endured a stomach bug, a seventh-round loss, and a tense final round

Shubhi Gupta(Twitter/FIDE_Chess)
Shubhi Gupta(Twitter/FIDE_Chess)
Published on Sep 29, 2022 09:33 PM IST

Young Charvi on top of the world

Showing remarkable composure under pressure, India's eight-year-old wunderkid Charvi Anilkumar bagged the World Cadet title in Georgia.

Charvi Anilkumar
Charvi Anilkumar
Published on Sep 28, 2022 08:40 PM IST

PKL's success has not been without some major challenges

Pro Kabaddi League commissioner Anupam Goswami believes big bucks are reflective of PKL's growing currency among stakeholders

The ninth season of PKL, beginning October 7, will be played across Bengaluru, Pune, and Hyderabad.
The ninth season of PKL, beginning October 7, will be played across Bengaluru, Pune, and Hyderabad.
Published on Sep 21, 2022 09:56 PM IST

Neeraj adds a Diamond to his trophy collection

The Olympic champion signs off the year with a series of podiums and the Diamond Trophy, a first for an Indian.

Olympian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra becomes the first-ever Indian to win the Diamond League trophy (Neeraj Chopra Twitter)
Olympian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra becomes the first-ever Indian to win the Diamond League trophy (Neeraj Chopra Twitter)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 10:59 PM IST

Neeraj Chopra targets maiden Diamond League Final title at Zurich

The Olympic champion has made it to the Diamond League final twice—in 2017 and 2018—but is yet to finish on the podium

India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra(REUTERS/File Photo)
India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra(REUTERS/File Photo)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 08:42 PM IST

Ritu set for the season opener against Singapore's Teo

India's MMA exponent has a 7-2 win-loss record in ONE Championship. She takes on Tiffany Teo on Sept 29.

India MMA fighter Ritu Phogat(Instagram/rituphogat48)
India MMA fighter Ritu Phogat(Instagram/rituphogat48)
Published on Sep 06, 2022 10:04 PM IST

Kalyan Chaubey third politician but first footballer to head AIFF

New president denies charge of political interference, says he will present a roadmap in 100 days

Left to Right - Newly elected AIFF Treasurer Kipa Ajay, President Kalyan Chaubey and Vice President Mr NA Haris(AIFF)
Left to Right - Newly elected AIFF Treasurer Kipa Ajay, President Kalyan Chaubey and Vice President Mr NA Haris(AIFF)
Published on Sep 03, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Pankaj hopes to fulfil uncle’s dream on second dig

The Haryana wrestler dominated a high-quality field to qualify for World Championships in Belgrade

Pankaj Malik has qualified for the World Championships.(Getty)
Pankaj Malik has qualified for the World Championships.(Getty)
Published on Aug 30, 2022 11:18 PM IST

Adille Sumariwalla takes over at IOA; contempt of court, says Khanna

Appointment makes him the first Olympian to head IOA in its 95-year history

File image of Adille Sumariwalla.(Getty Images)
File image of Adille Sumariwalla.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 27, 2022 11:24 PM IST
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