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The Arjuna award: file photo(Twitter)

National sports awards selection to be delayed to include Olympic medallists

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The awards are given away each year by the country's president on August 29, the National Sports Day which is also the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. The Olympics will run from July 23 to August 8.
Vishwanathan Anand at ChampCoach held at PYC Hindu Gymkhana on Saturday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Vishwanathan Anand at ChampCoach held at PYC Hindu Gymkhana on Saturday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Viswanathan Anand beats Garry Kasparov again in Croatia Grand Chess Tour

PTI | , Zagreb
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 10:14 PM IST
The victory came for the Indian maestro after three straight draws in rounds 10, 11 and 12 against Anish Giri (the Netherlands), Jan-Kryzstof Duda (Poland) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) respectively.
Neeraj Chopra’s best this season is 88.07m at the Indian Grand Prix on March 5, a national record. (Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra’s best this season is 88.07m at the Indian Grand Prix on March 5, a national record. (Getty Images)

Late events lift javelin ace Neeraj Chopra’s hopes for Tokyo Olympics

By Avishek Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Competitions in Europe after injury and pandemic forced a two-year wait keep India’s medal hopeful optimistic as he heads to Japan
Conor McGregor moves in for a hit against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena. (USA TODAY Sports)
Conor McGregor moves in for a hit against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena. (USA TODAY Sports)

UFC President Dana White reveals if McGregor vs Poirier 4 is on the cards

UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 08:33 PM IST
The No.1-ranked Poirier moves to 28-6, 1 NC with the win. The No.5-ranked McGregor falls to 22-6. McGregor defeated Poirier in their first bout in 2014 before Poirier evened the score in January.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has led this team all year. (NBA)
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has led this team all year. (NBA)

Bucks search for their first win as Suns look to go one step closer

PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 03:44 PM IST
  • The Milwaukee Bucks’ 47-year wait to enter the NBA Finals ended this season. But if they want to achieve what they haven’t in 50 years, to win the Championship, they will need to register their first win in an NBA Finals since May 10, 1974.
Conor McGregor holds his leg after suffering an injury against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena(USA TODAY Sports)
Conor McGregor holds his leg after suffering an injury against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena(USA TODAY Sports)

Conor McGregor injures leg, Poirier wins UFC 264 showdown

AP | , Las Vegas
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Poirier beat McGregor for the second time in six months when McGregor was unable to continue after the first round at UFC 264 on Saturday night.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.

Anand beats Kasparov in Croatia Grand Chess Tour

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Anand has till now posted four wins, two draws and suffered two defeats in eight rounds of the Blitz section to be placed fifth with 14 points.
Deepika, who was India’s best archer at the 2010 CWG with gold medals in the individual and team events, had initially tweeted saying that the archery ground shouldn’t be converted to a cricket ground. (REUTERS)
Deepika, who was India’s best archer at the 2010 CWG with gold medals in the individual and team events, had initially tweeted saying that the archery ground shouldn’t be converted to a cricket ground. (REUTERS)

Gautam Gambhir allays archer Deepika’s concerns over Yamuna sports complex

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 08:58 PM IST
The sports arena hosted archery in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and has remained a practice ground for several top Indian archers
Five-year-old Arindam Gaur creates world record.(Twitter)
Five-year-old Arindam Gaur creates world record.(Twitter)

5-year-old Indian registers world record of 'fastest hundred boxing punches'

PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 08:17 PM IST
Arindam (5years, 05 months, and 08 days) took thirteen seconds and seven deci seconds (13s:07ds) on May 30 to perform a hundred boxing punches to register the record.
Pune-based sports NGO, Lakshya, has been contributing in the growth of Indian sports ever since its inception in 2009
Pune-based sports NGO, Lakshya, has been contributing in the growth of Indian sports ever since its inception in 2009

NGO bolsters India’s medal hope at Tokyo Olympics, supports six athletes

PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 08:02 PM IST
  • Racewalker Sandeep Kumar is the sixth Lakshya-backed athlete who will be seen in action at the mega event in Tokyo.
Tyson Fury poses during a news conference with Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.(AP)
Tyson Fury poses during a news conference with Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.(AP)

Fury positive for COVID, 3rd Wilder bout postponed: Report

PTI | , Las Vegas
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 03:48 PM IST
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the promoters of the lucrative heavyweight trilogy are still finalizing the new date for the most anticipated heavyweight bout of the summer.
Karnam Malleswari opens up about her dream for Indian youth trying to bring laurels for the country in the sports arena. (Photo: Facebook)
Karnam Malleswari opens up about her dream for Indian youth trying to bring laurels for the country in the sports arena. (Photo: Facebook)

Olympian Karnam Malleswari: Delhi mein potential hai, bas opportunity milni chahiye

By Naina Arora, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 02:10 PM IST
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardee, Padma Shri Karnam Malleswari was the first Indian woman to win an Olympic bronze. Now appointed as the vice chancellor of the upcoming Delhi Sports University, this former Indian weightlifter talks about the need to provide Delhi’s youngsters with equal opportunity in sports, and a platform to enhance their skills than just a sports quota.
FILE PHOTO: Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.(USA TODAY Sports)
FILE PHOTO: Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.(USA TODAY Sports)

'I pitied the man': McGregor claims he looked past Dustin Poirier at UFC 257

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 11:20 PM IST
McGregor said in an interview with ESPN he "pitied" Poirier in that January fight and wasn't focused enough on the bout because he was counting potential earnings from a second fight with Mayweather.
If Suns make it two at home, Bucks will have their backs against the wall at home in Game 3. (NBA)
If Suns make it two at home, Bucks will have their backs against the wall at home in Game 3. (NBA)

Phoenix Suns look to continue, Milwaukee Bucks eye a start

PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • For Bucks, the return of Antetokounmpo didn’t bring in desired result but the Greek star was on the floor for over 35 minutes doing everything he could, including a highlight-worthy block on Mikal Bridges.
In season 7, Rishank Devadiga pocketed 77 points, far from his best-ever of 170 in season 5. (UP Yoddha/Twitter)
In season 7, Rishank Devadiga pocketed 77 points, far from his best-ever of 170 in season 5. (UP Yoddha/Twitter)

'We managed to survive': UP Yoddha's Rishank Devadiga on living through pandemic

By Shivansh Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 09:30 AM IST
  • UP Yoddha raider Rishank Devadiga, in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, gave an insight into what it was like to deal with such unprecedented times.
Saurabh Chaudhary file photo. (Twitter)
Saurabh Chaudhary file photo. (Twitter)

Tokyo-bound shooters Chaudhary, Sarnobat get 2nd dose of Covid shot in Croatia

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 09:20 PM IST
The Tokyo Olympic-bound Saurabh Chaudhary and Rahi Sarnobat on Wednesday received their second dose of Covid-19 vaccines in Zagreb, Croatia, where the Indian shooting contingent is undergoing a training camp.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics likely to open during COVID 'state of emergency'

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 07:45 PM IST
  • IOC President Thomas Bach is scheduled to arrive in Tokyo on Thursday, when he will be greeted by the rising cases as he self-isolates for three days in the International Olympic Committee's five-star hotel in the capital.
The Indian women’s hockey team. (Getty Images)
The Indian women’s hockey team. (Getty Images)

First batch of Indian Olympics squad to leave for Tokyo on July 17

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2021 10:51 PM IST
The first batch, including the two hockey teams, archers, swimmers and shuttlers, is scheduled to fly out on July 17. The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8
Viswanathan Anand returns to over-the-board action after a year in Croatia(File)
Viswanathan Anand returns to over-the-board action after a year in Croatia(File)

Viswanathan Anand returns to over-the-board action after a year in Croatia

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 08:27 PM IST
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will resume his storied rivalry with Russian legend Garry Kasparov in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz tournament beginning here on Wednesday, returning to over-the-board action after more than a year.
I will make a strong comeback, says injured Hima Das after missing Tokyo Olympics(HT Photo)
I will make a strong comeback, says injured Hima Das after missing Tokyo Olympics(HT Photo)

I will make a strong comeback, says injured Hima after missing Tokyo Olympics

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Star Indian sprinter Hima Das on Tuesday vowed to make a strong comeback in the major events next year after missing the Tokyo Olympics due to an injury.
A woman walks by posters to promote the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Monday, July 5, 2021.(AP)
A woman walks by posters to promote the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Monday, July 5, 2021.(AP)

Tokyo Olympics shaping up as TV-only event with few fans

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 04:41 PM IST
  • Tokyo organizers and the International Olympic Committee are expected to announce the policy after a meeting likely on Thursday.
Haas driver Nikita Mazepin of Russia steers his car(AP)
Haas driver Nikita Mazepin of Russia steers his car(AP)

2021 Australian F1 Grand Prix and MotoGP race cancelled

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 11:01 AM IST
The Australian round of the MotoGP world championship, scheduled for Phillip Island on Oct. 24, was also cancelled for the second successive year.
Siddharth Desai of the Telugu Titans during a PKL match(Pro Kabaddi League)
Siddharth Desai of the Telugu Titans during a PKL match(Pro Kabaddi League)

‘In kabaddi we have to keep evolving and be relevant’: Telugu Titans' Siddharth

By Shivansh Gupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 09:24 AM IST
  • Telugu Titans star raider Siddharth Desai, in a conversation with Hindustan Times said that patience is the key in sport and how crucial it is to evolve to stay relevant.
At 38, Mary Kom, a six-time world champion and 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, is the most seasoned campaigner in the Indian contingent. (Getty Images)
At 38, Mary Kom, a six-time world champion and 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, is the most seasoned campaigner in the Indian contingent. (Getty Images)

Mary Kom, Manpreet named flag-bearers at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

By Avishek Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Ace woman boxer, medallist at the 2012 London Games, and hockey captain nominated in tune with IOC’s move to have two flag-bearers for gender parity
Indian archers Deepika Kumari (R) and Atanu Das. (PTI)
Indian archers Deepika Kumari (R) and Atanu Das. (PTI)

Indian mixed sports pairs target a Tokyo Olympics tango

By Avishek Roy and Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Freshly introduced mixed team events like in shooting, archery and table tennis give India big hopes of winning medals in the July 23 to August 8 Olympic Games
A file photo of Ritu Phogat.(via REUTERS)
A file photo of Ritu Phogat.(via REUTERS)

'Respect the decision, but I believe I won': Ritu wants rematch with Bi Nguyen

By hindustantimes.com, Singapore
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Phogat figured in a gruelling three-round battle with Nguyen at ONE: Dangal. It was a close fight that could have gone either way, but Phogat did not agree with the decision.
Tokyo Olympics. File image(Getty Images)
Tokyo Olympics. File image(Getty Images)

Tokyo Olympics: All the Indian athletes who have qualified so far

PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics: Here is an updated list, so far, of all the athletes that will participate in the Tokyo Olympics:
'Let’s keep this up, this one was for you': Max Verstappen (in frame) storms to third F1 win on the trot, Twitter set ablaze.(Twitter/MaxVerstappen)
'Let’s keep this up, this one was for you': Max Verstappen (in frame) storms to third F1 win on the trot, Twitter set ablaze.(Twitter/MaxVerstappen)

'Let's keep this up': Verstappen wins third consecutive race, Twitter set ablaze

UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2021 11:04 PM IST
  • Unstoppable! If there is a word to be associated with Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen right now, it would unstoppable because the talented youngster won his third consecutive F1 race on the trot by storming home to victory at Sunday's Austrian GP.
Ashish Kumar is the first boxer from Himachal Pradesh to qualify for the Olympics. He will fight in the middleweight (75kg) category. (Twitter)
Ashish Kumar is the first boxer from Himachal Pradesh to qualify for the Olympics. He will fight in the middleweight (75kg) category. (Twitter)

Boxer Ashish Kumar: chasing success at Tokyo 2020, burnished by failures

UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 12:18 PM IST
Ashish Kumar took a while to make a mark and is unfazed he will have to emulate Vijender as a middleweight medal hope at the Tokyo Olympics
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