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Won CWG gold on the same date as Olympic medal loss, says Deepak Punia

Updated on Aug 07, 2022 07:50 PM IST
Wrestler, Deepak Punia, talks about the connection between his gold finish at CWG 2022 and his bout at Tokyo Olympics. He also shares the key to his success and what it takes for a professional athlete to perform consistently at the highest level.
Deepak Punia defeated Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam 3-0 in men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2022 to clinch gold. (Photo: ANI)
Deepak Punia defeated Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam 3-0 in men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2022 to clinch gold. (Photo: ANI)
ByKaran Sethi, New Delhi

‘Thank you for your support, India!’: Neeraj Chopra’s Tokyo 2020 throwback post

  • Neeraj Chopra celebrated his Tokyo Olympics javelin throw gold medal with a throwback post on Twitter.
Neeraj Chopra poses with his gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.(Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra poses with his gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.(Getty Images)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 04:22 PM IST

Such an honour: Anahat on CWG experience

At 14 years of age, Squash player, Anahat Singh, is the youngest sportsperson to be representing the country at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. She talks about her learning from the journey and the bond she shares with some of her senior teammates.
Anahat Singh has qualified for the women’s doubles pre-quarters along with partner, Sunayna Kuruvilla. (Photo: R Senthil Kumar/PTI)
Anahat Singh has qualified for the women’s doubles pre-quarters along with partner, Sunayna Kuruvilla. (Photo: R Senthil Kumar/PTI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 11:40 AM IST
ByKaran Sethi, New Delhi

Vora, Agarwalla make history, first Indians to compete in individual dressage

  • Agarwalla was 28th and Vora stood 33rd in the standings of the quadrennial competition being held in Denmark's Herning. The live results were still being updated with the competition still on at the time of going to press, which means the final positions can change.
File photo of Shruti Vohra
File photo of Shruti Vohra
Published on Aug 07, 2022 01:32 AM IST

The Magnus Carlsen effect: When a humble Macedonian GM felt the butterflies

  • The modestly rated Stanojovski, 58, has a brush with super stardom at the 44th Chess Olympiad after going 55 moves with the Norwegian world champion and No 1 player.
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in action during the 44th Chess Olympiad(PTI)
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in action during the 44th Chess Olympiad(PTI)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:44 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Sehrawat becomes most expensive player in PKL history

  • The ace raider was bought by Tamil Thalaivas for 2.26 crore, becoming the first player to fetch 2 crore in PKL
Pawan Sehrawat in action at PKL.(Instagram/@pawan_sehrawat_17)
Pawan Sehrawat in action at PKL.(Instagram/@pawan_sehrawat_17)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 11:41 PM IST

Indian women’s chess waits to take off

  • While men’s chess has a steady stream of bright young stars, GMs Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli are still waiting for someone to join their club of two.
Chennai, July 29 (ANI): Indian Chess Player Koneru Humpy plays chess with Tajikistan's Antonova at the 44th Chess Olympiad.(Anantha Krishnan)
Chennai, July 29 (ANI): Indian Chess Player Koneru Humpy plays chess with Tajikistan's Antonova at the 44th Chess Olympiad.(Anantha Krishnan)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 10:46 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Olympiad: India A, India B power on

  • Gukesh got his seventh straight win for India B while Erigaisi and Narayanan got vital points for India A
D Gukesh(Twitter/@Chessbaseindia)
D Gukesh(Twitter/@Chessbaseindia)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 10:36 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win two medals at U20 Worlds

  • Neeraj Chopra's javelin success in Poland 2016 was followed by that of Hima Das' 400m in Finland 2018. Chaudhary's success continues that legacy on the track and it is precisely the kind of performance that warms the heart of athletics fans in India.
India's Rupal Chaudhary
India's Rupal Chaudhary
Published on Aug 05, 2022 07:02 PM IST

Biden says basketball star Griner's sentence in Russian trial is ‘unacceptable’

  • The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury listened with a blank expression as an interpreter translated the verdict by Judge Anna Sotnikova.
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, stands listening to a verdict in a courtroom in Khimki just outside Moscow, (AP)
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, stands listening to a verdict in a courtroom in Khimki just outside Moscow, (AP)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 09:24 PM IST
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India’s golden run at CWG 2022: The times are a-changin’

Indian contingent at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games continues to bring medals and glory for the country, which compels us to ask some legendary sportspersons about how things are changing for us as a sporting nation. From being a cricket loving country to becoming a sports loving nation, there’s much that they talk about.
Bronze medallist Gururaja Poojary with gold medallists Achinta Sheuli, Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga, at CWG 2022. (Photo: Twitter)
Bronze medallist Gururaja Poojary with gold medallists Achinta Sheuli, Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga, at CWG 2022. (Photo: Twitter)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 03:27 AM IST
ByKaran Sethi, New Delhi

Haryana’s 16-year-old wrestler Suraj Vashishth: Kuchh toh bada kaam kiya hai!

Wrestler, Suraj Vashishth, 16, scripted history for the country by bringing home the gold medal from the recent Greco-Roman U-17 World Wrestling Championships in Italy. Bagging gold for India in this tournament, after a long wait of 32 years, has brought him major accolades, and the teen shares his jubilation on achieving this monumental feat.
Wrestler Suraj Vashishth, 16, defeated Azerbaijan wrestler Faraim Mustafayev by 11-0 to clinch gold for India, after 32 years.
Wrestler Suraj Vashishth, 16, defeated Azerbaijan wrestler Faraim Mustafayev by 11-0 to clinch gold for India, after 32 years.
Published on Aug 04, 2022 02:57 AM IST
ByKaran Sethi, New Delhi

Lawn bowls captain Tirkey: Every other nation is now wary of Indian team

Quartet Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia recently scripted history by winning Women’s Fours Lawn Bowls gold medal at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Rupa and Pinki talk about the change that their gold sheen has brought.
India's Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey won the Lawn Bowls Women's Fours final match against South Africa, at 2022 CWG in Birmingham, UK. (Photo: R Senthil Kumar/PTI)
India's Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey won the Lawn Bowls Women's Fours final match against South Africa, at 2022 CWG in Birmingham, UK. (Photo: R Senthil Kumar/PTI)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 12:57 AM IST
ByKaran Sethi, New Delhi

Koneru Humpy shines as India women beat Georgia

  • However, India B lost to Armenia in Round 6 of the Chess Olympiad despite teenage GM D Gukesh winning his sixth game in a row.
Koneru Humpy(Anantha Krishnan)
Koneru Humpy(Anantha Krishnan)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 09:55 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

'Gukesh is closing in on the elite'

  • With six wins in six matches, Gukesh is making all the right noises at the Chess Olympiad
India's Gukesh D plays against UAE's Hosani (Unseen) at the 44th Chess Olympiad.( Anantha Krishnan)
India's Gukesh D plays against UAE's Hosani (Unseen) at the 44th Chess Olympiad.( Anantha Krishnan)
Updated on Aug 03, 2022 09:05 PM IST

Gold medallist weightlifter Achinta Sheuli: Ab mujhe KFC khana hai!

Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli won the country its third gold medal at the ongoing 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The 20-year-old shares his feelings on the triumph and how he plans to celebrate the win.
Wrestler Achinta Sheuli heaved 313kg (143kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk) to clinch gold for India at CWG 2022. (Photo: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI)
Wrestler Achinta Sheuli heaved 313kg (143kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk) to clinch gold for India at CWG 2022. (Photo: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 05:01 PM IST
ByKaran Sethi, New Delhi

AIU bans sprinter Dhanalakshmi for three years

  • The athlete's suspension has been reduced by a year after admitting her dope violation
Dhanalakshmi Sekar has been handed a three-year suspension.(Twitter)
Dhanalakshmi Sekar has been handed a three-year suspension.(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 03, 2022 12:27 AM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Gukesh stuns Shirov as India B stay on top with all-win record

  • Playing black, 16-year-old Indian upsets former world No.2 in chess Olympiad.
Grand Master D Gukesh. (Chess Olympiad)
Grand Master D Gukesh. (Chess Olympiad)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 11:22 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

For Sasikiran, chess has been a game of lost chances

  • The 41-year-old, who became a GM as a 19-year-old in 2000, was the first Indian after Anand to cross an ELO rating of 2700 but he never quite managed to push on
Sasikiran(Twitter/Sasikiran)
Sasikiran(Twitter/Sasikiran)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 09:26 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

The future of chess is in India: Aronian

  • The 39-year-old has been around the chess circuit for more than two decades now, witnessing the evolution of the game from close quarters.
The 2022 Chess Olympiad is being held in Mahabalipuram.(FIDE)
The 2022 Chess Olympiad is being held in Mahabalipuram.(FIDE)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 11:39 PM IST

India’s top team held by France, Mongolia hold Carlsen’s Norway

  • Tania Sachdev wins to help India’s top women’s team beat Hungary while the third team of the hosts lost in both sections at the Chess Olympiad
Magnus Carlsen's Norway was held to a draw in the Chess Olympiad.
Magnus Carlsen's Norway was held to a draw in the Chess Olympiad.
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 11:43 PM IST

The Cramling chess family powering Sweden’s hopes

  • Mother and daughter are playing members and father is a team captain in the Swedish camp at the chess Olympiad in Mahabalipuram
Cramling chess family
Cramling chess family
Published on Aug 01, 2022 08:01 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Olympiad: India keep their winning run going

  • All six of India's team are yet to taste defeat at the tournament
India's Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa competes during his Round 3 game against Estonia at the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022, in Mahabalipuram.(AFP)
India's Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa competes during his Round 3 game against Estonia at the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022, in Mahabalipuram.(AFP)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 10:14 PM IST

From USA to Australia, chess sings its immigrant song

  • In 2022 alone, almost 200 players have switched federations and the ease with which a player can switch facilitates this phenomenon
Italian-American chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana attends a press conference.(AFP)
Italian-American chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana attends a press conference.(AFP)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 08:09 PM IST

Mirabai Chanu: Will have mummy ke haath ka khana once I am home

What makes weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s victory at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the women’s 49kg category sweeter for her is that it’s India’s first gold at the event
Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in the women's 49kg weightlifting category match at the Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG), in Birmingham, UK. (Photo: PTI)
Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in the women's 49kg weightlifting category match at the Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG), in Birmingham, UK. (Photo: PTI)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 12:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Magnus Carlsen makes a grand entry, Indian teams keep winning

  • All six Indian teams won their second round matches at the Chess Olympiad on Saturday.
Norway's World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen competes in the 44th Chess Olympiad (AP)
Norway's World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen competes in the 44th Chess Olympiad (AP)
Published on Jul 30, 2022 11:17 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Randa Seder, 8, flying Palestine’s flag at the chess Olympiad

  • She is the youngest in the global tournament and started with a victory on Saturday.
Randa Seder of Palestine(FIDE)
Randa Seder of Palestine(FIDE)
Published on Jul 30, 2022 10:04 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Olympiad: For Ukraine, it is more than just a game of chess

  • Oleksandr Sulypa and the Ukrainian players have somehow put their troubles behind them to make it to the Olympiad from different parts of Europe.
Players in action during the 44th Chess Olympiad being hosted by India (PTI)
Players in action during the 44th Chess Olympiad being hosted by India (PTI)
Published on Jul 29, 2022 11:53 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Faultless day for hosts as Indian teams sail through on Day 1 of Chess Olympiad

  • In the open section, the top Indian team of Vidit Gujrathi, Arjun Erigaisi, SL Narayanan and Sasikaran Krishnan – seeded second behind United States of America – posted a comfortable 4-0 victory over Zimbabwe.
Participants compete in the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, India(AP)
Participants compete in the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, India(AP)
Published on Jul 29, 2022 10:04 PM IST
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