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Punam Yadav won gold medal in women's 69kg category in weightlifting at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

Punam Yadav, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, struck off from TOP scheme

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 07:23 PM IST
Punam Yadav, who won gold medal in 69kg weightlifting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has been suspended from the ongoing national camp at Patiala on grounds of indiscipline
Vinesh Phogat, from the Phogat famlily which broke a glass ceiling in Indian wrestling through their champion women grapplers, celebrates her gold medal at in the women’s 55kg event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast last month.(PTI)
Vinesh Phogat, from the Phogat famlily which broke a glass ceiling in Indian wrestling through their champion women grapplers, celebrates her gold medal at in the women’s 55kg event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast last month.(PTI)

Why Haryana state powers India’s sports engine

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Haryana athletes brought home 22 out of the 66 medals won by India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast, and the Indian Army had laid the foundation for the state to become a sports nursery
Indian contingent during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast on Sunday.(PTI)
Indian contingent during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast on Sunday.(PTI)

India lay foundation for Tokyo Olympics with big show at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 08:09 PM IST
Riding on a superlative show by wrestlers, weightlifters, shooters, boxers, shuttlers and table tennis players, India ended with 26 gold in Gold Coast, surpassing their 2014 Glasgow tally of 64 medals. This was India’s third-best haul at the Commonwealth Games (CWG).
Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolts plays the DJ during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolts plays the DJ during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast on Sunday.(REUTERS)

Usain Bolt the DJ spins tracks as 2018 Commonwealth Games come to a close

Agence France-Presse, Gold Coast | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 07:29 PM IST
Usain Bolt made a surprise appearance on the decks as the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast closed with a colourful ceremony with references to Aboriginal culture -- although indigenous protests continued outside.
Women's singles gold medallist Saina Nehwal and silver medallist PV Sindhu during the medal ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday.(PTI)
Women's singles gold medallist Saina Nehwal and silver medallist PV Sindhu during the medal ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday.(PTI)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Sachin Tendulkar showers praise on Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 09:29 PM IST
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu bagged gold and silver medals respectively in women’s singles badminton in Commonwealth Games. Their efforts were lauded by Sachin Tendulkar, President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others
Saina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu in the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) badminton women’s singles final in Gold Coast today. Get highlights of the Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton women’s singles final here.(HT Photo)
Saina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu in the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) badminton women’s singles final in Gold Coast today. Get highlights of the Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton women’s singles final here.(HT Photo)

2018 Commonwealth Games badminton women’s singles final highlights: Saina Nehwal wins gold, silver for PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 06:56 AM IST
Get highlights of Saina Nehwal’s victory over PV Sindhu in the 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton women’s singles final here.
Indian men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh (R) gets ready to defend against a penalty corner by England during their hockey bronze medal play-off match of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday. England scored twice from penalty corners to win 2-1 and take home the bronze.(AFP)
Indian men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh (R) gets ready to defend against a penalty corner by England during their hockey bronze medal play-off match of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday. England scored twice from penalty corners to win 2-1 and take home the bronze.(AFP)

Indian men’s hockey team lose bronze play-off to England at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 09:06 PM IST
England avenged their loss to Indian men’s hockey team in the group stage with Sam Ward (7th minute, 43rd minute) striking twice for the winners while Varun Kumar (27th) was the goal scorer for India in the bronze medal play-off at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast.
Indian women’s hockey team were beaten by England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medal encounter in Gold Coast on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Indian women’s hockey team were beaten by England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medal encounter in Gold Coast on Saturday.(REUTERS)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Indian women’s hockey team misses out on bronze medal

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2018 04:26 PM IST
Indian women’s hockey team suffered a 0-6 thrashing to England in the play-off for the bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday.
Harry Martin of England (R) vies for the ball with Indian men’s hockey team's Harmanpreet Singh (L) during their men's hockey bronze medal play-off of the 2018 Commonwealth in Gold Coast on Saturday. Get highlights of the bronze medal play-off between India men’s hockey team and England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) here.(AFP)
Harry Martin of England (R) vies for the ball with Indian men’s hockey team's Harmanpreet Singh (L) during their men's hockey bronze medal play-off of the 2018 Commonwealth in Gold Coast on Saturday. Get highlights of the bronze medal play-off between India men’s hockey team and England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) here.(AFP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: England beat India 2-1, win bronze in men’s hockey - highlights

Hindustan Times | By Leslie Xavier
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 04:16 PM IST
Get highlights of the bronze medal play-off between India men’s hockey team and England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) here. India went down 1-2 after a poor performance -- Sam Ward scored for England twice while Varun Kumar pulled one back for the Indians.
India's Mary Kom poses with her gold medal after beating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in their women's 45-48kg final boxing match during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue on the Gold Coast on April 14, 2018.(AFP)
India's Mary Kom poses with her gold medal after beating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in their women's 45-48kg final boxing match during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue on the Gold Coast on April 14, 2018.(AFP)

2018 Commonwealth Games boxing: MC Mary Kom, Gaurav Solanki lead India’s medal rush

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 08:33 PM IST
MC Mary Kom won gold after beating Kristina O’ Hara of Northern Ireland in the finals of the women’s 48 kg boxing final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday. Gaurav Solanki won gold in the men’s 52 kg boxing category, while Vikas Krishan won the men’s 75kg gold
Kidambi Srikanth, who reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, clinched the World No. 1 spot in the latest badminton rankings.(PTI)
Kidambi Srikanth, who reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, clinched the World No. 1 spot in the latest badminton rankings.(PTI)

Kidambi Srikanth creates history, clinches top spot in men’s badminton rankings

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth became the new World No. 1 in the badminton rankings after the 2018 Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medalist overtook Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen.
With the silver in the women’s 50m rifle prone event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Tejaswini Sawant now has a total of six CWG medals across three editions (Melbourne 2006, Delhi 2010 and Gold Coast 2018).(HT Photo)
With the silver in the women’s 50m rifle prone event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Tejaswini Sawant now has a total of six CWG medals across three editions (Melbourne 2006, Delhi 2010 and Gold Coast 2018).(HT Photo)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Tejaswini Sawant bags women’s 50m rifle prone silver

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 11:16 AM IST
Tejaswini Sawant shot a score of 618.9 in her six rounds to claim silver in the women’s 50m rifle prone at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast.
Shooters have followed the old rules at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018), having followed the new ones at the two World Cups in March.(Getty Images)
Shooters have followed the old rules at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018), having followed the new ones at the two World Cups in March.(Getty Images)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Shooting competition held as per old rules

Hindustan Times | By Shimon Sharif
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Despite the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) bringing in new rules for shooting, events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2918) have been conducted played with the old ones.
Heena Sidhu celebrates the Commonwealth Games 2018 (CWG 2018) gold medal with her coach and husband Ronak Pandit at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Gold Coast on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Heena Sidhu celebrates the Commonwealth Games 2018 (CWG 2018) gold medal with her coach and husband Ronak Pandit at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Gold Coast on Tuesday.(REUTERS)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Hit by empty shell, Heena Sindhu masters conditions to win gold

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 04:25 PM IST
Heena Sidhu, who had won silver on Sunday in the 10 metre air pistol event, broke the Commonwealth Games (CWG) record in the 25 metre pistol event final with a score of 38, beating Elena Galiabovitch of Australia to win gold. Annu Singh finished sixth.
Harmanpreet Singh scored two penalty corners as Indian men’s hockey team booked a semi-final spot with the win against Malaysia in the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast.(Getty Images)
Harmanpreet Singh scored two penalty corners as Indian men’s hockey team booked a semi-final spot with the win against Malaysia in the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast.(Getty Images)

India beat Malaysia to book semis berth in men’s hockey at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 06:37 PM IST
With one preliminary match to go, Indian men’s hockey team is on top of Pool B after the 2-1 win against Malaysia in the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG). Harmanpreet Singh scored twice from penalty corners while Faizal Saari (16th) reduced the deficit for Malaysia.
Get highlights from 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. Indian shooter Heena Sidhu holds the tricolour during the medal ceremony after winning women’s 25m pistol gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Tuesday.(PTI)
Get highlights from 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. Indian shooter Heena Sidhu holds the tricolour during the medal ceremony after winning women’s 25m pistol gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Tuesday.(PTI)

2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Highlights: India at 3rd spot with 11 golds

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 05:53 PM IST
Get highlights from 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. Shooter Heena Sidhu won India’s 11th gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast when she came out on top in the women’s 25m pistol event.
Jitu Rai celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 10m air pistol shooting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) at the Belmont Shooting Complex in Gold Coast on Monday.(AFP)
Jitu Rai celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 10m air pistol shooting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) at the Belmont Shooting Complex in Gold Coast on Monday.(AFP)

Jitu Rai had “unflinching belief” in his ability to fight back in Commonwealth Games final

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 01:17 PM IST
Jitu Rai broke the Commonwealth Games (CWG) record to claim the top prize by some distance in the men’s 10m air pistol final after being placed fourth in the qualification phase in Gold Coast.
Tejaswin Shankar of India competes in the men's high jump heats of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) at the Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia, on Monday.(AP)
Tejaswin Shankar of India competes in the men's high jump heats of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) at the Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia, on Monday.(AP)

Tejaswin Shankar enters high jump final at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 01:20 PM IST
Tejaswin Shankar cleared 2.21 m to advance to the high jump final of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in ninth position, while Hima Das made it to the semi-finals of the women’s 400m race with a timing of 52.11 sec.
Jitu Rai reached the final of the 10m air pistol event with a score of 570, 14 points behind teammate Om Prakash Mitharwal. Rai, however, stepped it up on the grand stage when it mattered to bag gold while Mitharwal grabbed bronze.(AP)
Jitu Rai reached the final of the 10m air pistol event with a score of 570, 14 points behind teammate Om Prakash Mitharwal. Rai, however, stepped it up on the grand stage when it mattered to bag gold while Mitharwal grabbed bronze.(AP)

Jitu Rai breaks CWG record to win gold; silver for Mehuli Ghosh in women’s 10m air rifle

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 03:38 PM IST
Jitu Rai created a Commonwealth Games (CWG) record of 235.1 in the final of the men’s 10m air pistol event in Gold Coast to win gold while Om Prakash Mitharwal bagged bronze. In women’s 10m air rifle Mehuli Ghosh won silver while Apurvi Chandela took bronze.
Pardeep Singh lifted lifted 352 kg (152 kg snatch + 200 kg clean and jerk) to claim the second spot in the 105 kg men’s weightlifting event after an exciting showdown with Samoa’s Sanele Mao at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Monday.(Twitter)
Pardeep Singh lifted lifted 352 kg (152 kg snatch + 200 kg clean and jerk) to claim the second spot in the 105 kg men’s weightlifting event after an exciting showdown with Samoa’s Sanele Mao at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Monday.(Twitter)

Weightlifter Pardeep Singh settles for silver after Samoan showdown at Commonwealth Games

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By HTC & Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Pardeep Singh’s silver in the 105 kg weightlifting event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games was bitter sweet as he came agonisingly close to a gold but eventually settled for second spot after a close contest with Samoa’s Sanele Mao in Gold Coast.
Sushil Kumar is expected to cakewalk to a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast but the double Olympic medallist would have found the experience of competing at the World Cup, against the best in the world, a more worthy exercise keeping in mind the future and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.(Getty Images)
Sushil Kumar is expected to cakewalk to a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast but the double Olympic medallist would have found the experience of competing at the World Cup, against the best in the world, a more worthy exercise keeping in mind the future and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.(Getty Images)

How Commonwealth Games cost Sushil Kumar and Indian wrestling stars a World Cup shot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Leslie Xavier
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 02:48 PM IST
The Wrestling Federation of India is happy to send a junior side for exposure to the UWW Freestyle Wrestling World Cup since the top wrestlers, led by Sushil Kumar, are set for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. But throwing a group of below-par wrestlers into the lion’s den could prove detrimental.
The Indian women’s gymnastics trio of Aruna Budda Reddy, Praniti Nayak and Praniti Das was not even wearing identical leotards during the 2018 Commonwealth Games team final.(HT Photo)
The Indian women’s gymnastics trio of Aruna Budda Reddy, Praniti Nayak and Praniti Das was not even wearing identical leotards during the 2018 Commonwealth Games team final.(HT Photo)

Gymnastics team penalised at 2018 Commonwealth Games for not having ‘national emblem’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 06:01 PM IST
The Indian women’s gymnastics trio of Aruna Budda Reddy, Praniti Nayak and Praniti Das was docked points at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and also received three penalty points for not wearing identical leotards during women’s team final.
Sanjita Chanu poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 53kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.(PTI)
Sanjita Chanu poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 53kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.(PTI)

Sanjita Chanu relieved after proving critics wrong with gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 03:08 PM IST
Sanjita Chanu was in tears at the podium of the 53 kg women’s weightlifting event -- tears of relief because the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal meant she had finally left behind a torrid time spent recovering from an injury which also forced her to move up to a higher weight category.
Naman Tanwar of India will next face Frank Masoe of Samoa in the quarterfinals of the 91 kg heavyweight boxing category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast.(Twitter)
Naman Tanwar of India will next face Frank Masoe of Samoa in the quarterfinals of the 91 kg heavyweight boxing category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast.(Twitter)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Indian boxer Naman Tanwar eases into quarterfinals

IANS, Gold Coast | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:10 AM IST
Indian heavyweight (91 kg) boxer Naman Tanwar did not face any real threat from Tanzania’s Haruna Mhando and cruised to a 5-0 victory in his opening bout of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Rani Rampal and the Indian women’s hockey team huddle before taking a penalty corner in their 2018 Commonwealth Games opener against Wales on Thursday. India got 17 penalty corners, converting only one, and lost 2-3 to Wales.(Getty Images)
Rani Rampal and the Indian women’s hockey team huddle before taking a penalty corner in their 2018 Commonwealth Games opener against Wales on Thursday. India got 17 penalty corners, converting only one, and lost 2-3 to Wales.(Getty Images)

Harendra Singh’s modern methods make Indian hockey women’s team a transformed unit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2018 12:58 PM IST
Despite making big strides in the recent past under Harendra Singh, Indian women’s hockey team’s campaign in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast got off to a disappointing start when they lost 2-3 to Wales in their opening Pool A match.
Bermuda's Flora Duffy celebrates on the finish line after winning the women’s triathlon in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Southport Broadwater Parklands venue in the Gold Coast on Thursday.(AFP)
Bermuda's Flora Duffy celebrates on the finish line after winning the women’s triathlon in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Southport Broadwater Parklands venue in the Gold Coast on Thursday.(AFP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Flora Duffy of Bermuda wins 1st Gold Coast gold

Agencies, Gold Coast | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2018 10:20 AM IST
Flora Duffy of Bermuda, who started competing in triathlons when she was just seven years old, won the women’s triathlon sprint race by 43 seconds to take the first gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
There has been no evaluation of Sushil Kumar’s fitness as he isn’t training in the national camp ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AFP)
There has been no evaluation of Sushil Kumar’s fitness as he isn’t training in the national camp ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AFP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Wrestling body in dark about Sushil Kumar’s fitness

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 09:06 AM IST
Sushil Kumar has faced fitness concerns in recent times, pulling out of the Asian Wrestling Championship, held in Kyrgyzstan from February 27 to March 4, at the eleventh hour due to knee injury
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