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India's Pusarla Sindhu in action during her final women's singles match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara(REUTERS)

fgdExclusive | Tokyo not far but want to enjoy this: PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Sindhu had lost an epic final against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in 2017. But on Sunday, the Japanese was like a candle in the wind and Sindhu became only the fourth player in history to win gold (2019), silver (2017 and 2018) and bronze (2013 and 2014) in women’s singles at the World Championships.
PV Sindhu in action.(AFP)
PV Sindhu in action.(AFP)

No words to express, have waited for so long: PV Sindhu after historic title win

Basel | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 10:07 AM IST
Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships gold by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever.
PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in the BWF World Championship final.(AP)
PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in the BWF World Championship final.(AP)

PV Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win BWF World Championships gold

Basel | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 11:54 PM IST
PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in the final.
File image of India shuttler Saina Nehwal.(PTI)
File image of India shuttler Saina Nehwal.(PTI)

Badminton World Championships: Saina Nehwal crashes out in pre-quarters

Basel | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:22 PM IST
The eighth seeded Indian lost 21-15 25-27 12-21 against Blichfeldt, seeded 12th, in a marathon women’s singles match that lasted an hour and 12 minutes on Thursday.
A file photo of Indian athlete Muhammed Anas.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Indian athlete Muhammed Anas.(Getty Images)

Muhammed Anas wins gold medal in 300m race at Athleticky Mitink Reiter

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Muhammed Anas clocked the timing of 32.41 seconds to claim the first spot in the event. India’s Nirmal Tom also clinched a bronze medal in the same event by clocking a timing of 33.03 seconds.
File image of PV Sindhu(AP)
File image of PV Sindhu(AP)

Sindhu chases elusive gold at Basel World Championships

Basel | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 01:58 PM IST
The 24-year-old Indian ace has always managed to find her best form in the World Championships, producing steller performances but she missed the trick in the summit clash twice.
Plantation drive
Plantation drive

Ashiana students pitch for green covervents

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 02:50 PM IST
Ashiana Public School, Sector 46-A, Chandigarh, on Wednesday organised a plantation drive to sensitise the students towards the need to preserve environment.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

India continue good run at Thailand Open boxing

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Bhagyabati, who won a gold at the India Open earlier this year, defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong 5-0 to make the medal rounds.
Shiva Thapa celebrates after winning gold.(BFI Image)
Shiva Thapa celebrates after winning gold.(BFI Image)

Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s Cup

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 07:30 PM IST
Thapa couldn’t make the cut for the September world championships after losing in the trials to Commonwealth Games silver-winner Manish Kaushik.

ISSF Junior World Cup: Sarabjot Singh wins India’s ninth gold

By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Sarabjot’s effort meant that India swept both the men’s and women’s 10m air pistol crowns with 14-year-old Esha Singh winning the women’s event on Wednesday.
File photo of Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)
File photo of Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)

Vinesh Phogat bags gold medal at Yasar Dogu International

Istanbul | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat won her second consecutive gold in 53kg, winning the Yasar Dogu International with a commanding victory over Russia’s Ekaterina Poleshchuk, here
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championship

Apia (Samoa) | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 03:22 PM IST
Mirabai last took part at the Asian Championship in Ningbo, China in April where she lifted 199kg (86kg+113kg) to miss out on a medal by a whisker.
File image of Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak(Getty Images)
File image of Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak(Getty Images)

Pranati Nayak wins bronze at Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championship

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:56 PM IST
China’s Yu Linmin (14.350) and Japan’s Ayaka Sakaguchi (13.584) won the gold and silver medal at the event.
File image of Indian football coach Igor Stimac.(AFP)
File image of Indian football coach Igor Stimac.(AFP)

Exclusive | We need to give Igor Stimac time to settle down as Indian football team coach: Bhaichung Bhutia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 12:28 PM IST
Stimac won the bronze medal with Croatia as a player following a brilliant campaign at the 1998 World Cup and his career featured memorable stints in clubs like West Ham and Hajduk Split.
Quadriplegic archer Adil Ansari with wife Majida.(Ajai Masand HT Photo)
Quadriplegic archer Adil Ansari with wife Majida.(Ajai Masand HT Photo)

When archery provides another shot at life

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 03:24 PM IST
Rakesh Kumar won bronze in Dubai last month, Adil Ansari missed narrowly but both have fresh targets
Shivani Sharma, who won a bronze medal in state open boxing championship last year, wants to become an IAS officer. She scored 89.3% in humanities in her board exams.(Yogesh Sharma/HT Photo)
Shivani Sharma, who won a bronze medal in state open boxing championship last year, wants to become an IAS officer. She scored 89.3% in humanities in her board exams.(Yogesh Sharma/HT Photo)

Boxing champ who sells milk shines in Class 12 exams, wants to join IAS

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Since the age of eight, Sharma has been waking up at 3am every day to go through this routine and make it to school on time, with the dream of one day becoming an IAS officer.
File image of Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela(PTI)
File image of Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela(PTI)

Apurvi Chandela becomes world number one in 10m air rifle

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 05:18 PM IST
The rifle ace from Jaipur is among the five Indian shooters to have already secured 2020 Olympics quotas for the country.
File image of Apurvi Chandela(PTI)
File image of Apurvi Chandela(PTI)

Apurvi Chandela attains top position in 10m Air Rifle rankings

New Delhi | By ANI
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 12:47 PM IST
The Jaipur-born shooter took Twitter to share her joy on achieving the feat, saying, “World Number 1 Touched a milestone in my shooting career today”.
A file photo of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.(HT Photo)
A file photo of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.(HT Photo)

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth to lead India at Sudriman Cup

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Four-time World Championships medallist Sindhu won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics while Saina won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
Kavinder Bisht(Twitter)
Kavinder Bisht(Twitter)

Kavinder Bisht, 3 others enter Asian Boxing Championship finals

Bangkok | By PTI
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Deepak Singh (49kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) joined Bisht in the men’s finals, while Pooja Rani (75kg) advanced in the women’s draw in the early session of the marquee event’s last-four stage.
Representative Image.(Hindustan Times)
Representative Image.(Hindustan Times)

Amit Dhankar, Viky settle for silver at the Asian Championships

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Dhankar went down to Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Kaisanov 0-5 in the final. Viky (92kg) clinched another silver medal for India on the second day of the completion.
File image of Amit Panghal(PTI)
File image of Amit Panghal(PTI)

On top of Asia: Indian boxers aim to continue marauding run in semis

Bangkok | By PTI
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 02:40 PM IST
Thirteen of the country’s boxers -- seven men and six women -- are assured of at least bronze medals after advancing to the last-four stage of the marquee continental championship.
File image of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal(PTI)
File image of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal(PTI)

Sindhu, Saina look to end 54-year old title wait at Asia Championship

Wuhan (China) | By PTI
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 11:36 AM IST
It was Dinesh Khanna, who had become the men’s singles champion at the Asian Championship in 1965. Last year, HS Prannoy and Saina Nehwal won bronze medals in their respective categories.
File image of Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)
File image of Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)

Big test for Vinesh Phogat at Asian Wrestling Championships

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Vinesh has moved up to a higher category from her pet 48-50 kg, after rejig of weight classes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Image for representation(Getty Images)
Image for representation(Getty Images)

Nikhat, Meena Kumari strike gold at Strandja Memorial Boxing

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:37 PM IST
On Monday, Pwilao Basumatari (64kg), Neeraj (60kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) had settled for bronze medals after losing their semifinal bouts.

Khelo India Youth Games: Gold rush for Haryana in the boxing ring

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 11:34 PM IST
Haryana won gold medals in 56kg, 64kg, 69kg, 81kg and 91kg in men’s category while the women won yellow metal in 48kg, 51kg, 60kg, 64kg and 75kg categories.

Khelo India Youth Games: Maharashtra sweep all 4 gold medals in Kho-Kho

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:22 PM IST
Delhi are on the second spot, with 47 gold, 32 silver and 44 bronze medals -- taking their total medal count to 123, far behind Maharashtra.
Representative Image(Getty Images)
Representative Image(Getty Images)

Five weightlifters suspended after London 2012 retests

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Ukraine’s Oleksiy Torokhtiy could now be stripped of the Olympic title he won in the 105-kg category in London while Azerbaijan’s Valentin Hristov could lose his bronze medal from the 56-kg category.
Mary Kom of India (in blue) and Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea (in red) compete during their 45-48 kg category semi-final fight.(AFP)
Mary Kom of India (in blue) and Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea (in red) compete during their 45-48 kg category semi-final fight.(AFP)

Women’s World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom remains on course for sixth title, Lovlina Borgohain loses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 08:29 PM IST
Mary Kom remained on course for an unprecedented sixth gold medal by reaching the 48kg final but Lovlina Borgohain had to settle for a bronze after losing her semifinal bout.
File picture of Lakshya Sen(Getty Images)
File picture of Lakshya Sen(Getty Images)

Lakshya Sen settles for bronze in World Junior Championship

Markham | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 02:58 PM IST
The 17-year-old from Almora, who had clinched the Asian Junior title this year, fought hard before going down 22-20 16-21 13-21 to Vitidsarn in a match that went on for an hour and 11 minutes on Saturday.
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