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Ashish Kumar of India competes in the Vault during the Men's All-Around Final.(Getty Images)

Ashish, Aruna return to India squad for World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:50 PM IST
Ashish Kumar of Railways emerged on top scoring 78.7 points to get the nod for the prestigious competition that offers quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
File image of Indian athlete Jinson Johnson(Getty Images)
File image of Indian athlete Jinson Johnson(Getty Images)

Eye on making Olympics grade, Jinson Johnson moving base to USA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Johnson set the national record of 3:37.62 sec — also his personal best — at the Next Generation Meet in the Dutch city of Nijmegen in June, erasing the previous best of 3:37.86 sec posted during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the Gold medal in women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling.(PTI)
Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the Gold medal in women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling.(PTI)

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards

Monaco | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 08:20 PM IST
Vinesh Phogat, who made a sensational comeback after battling a long injury lay-off to win a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games, has been nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year.
Indian origin brothers Arun Panchia (29) and Jared Panchia (25) in New Zealand team.(HT Photo)
Indian origin brothers Arun Panchia (29) and Jared Panchia (25) in New Zealand team.(HT Photo)

Hockey World Cup: Brothers in arms - Gujarat, Punjab propel New Zealand & Canadian hockey

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | By Saurabh Duggal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2018 05:17 PM IST
Panchia siblings, Arun (29) and Jerad (25), are of Gujarati ancestry and are part of the New Zealand team.
Sathish Kumar during the practice session of National level boxing championship in Pune on Tuesday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/ HT PHOTO)
Sathish Kumar during the practice session of National level boxing championship in Pune on Tuesday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/ HT PHOTO)

Gold is gold, silver is silver - second-best will not do for this champ, says Satish Kumar, super heavy-weight

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Pranav Shahaney
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2018 04:44 PM IST
He feel that the boxers do not get the level of support they should be getting.
Jinson Johnson celebrates during the medal ceremony for the men's 1500m event in Jakarta.(PTI)
Jinson Johnson celebrates during the medal ceremony for the men's 1500m event in Jakarta.(PTI)

Indian athletics will have the best batch in 2020 Olympics: Jinson Johnson

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 10:49 AM IST
Jinson Johnson went on to clinch the 1,500m gold and 800m silver at the Jakarta Asian Games.
India's Sreeshankar competes in the final of the men's long jump athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)(AFP)
India's Sreeshankar competes in the final of the men's long jump athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)(AFP)

Sreeshankar shatters national record in long jump for season’s world leading mark in U-20

Bhubaneshwar | By PTI
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 11:16 PM IST
Sreeshankar bettered the earlier national record of 8.19m which was in the name of Ankit Sharma made in Almaty in 2016. He came up with 8.20m in his fifth and penultimate jump.
India's Srikanth Kidambi hits a return towards South Korea's Lee Dong-Keun during their men's quarter-final match at the Japan Open badminton championships in Tokyo.(AFP)
India's Srikanth Kidambi hits a return towards South Korea's Lee Dong-Keun during their men's quarter-final match at the Japan Open badminton championships in Tokyo.(AFP)

Kidambi Srikanth out, India’s campaign ends in Japan Open

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Just like his compatriots, fatigue seemed to have caught up with the seventh-seeded Kidambi Srikanth as he squandered a game’s lead to lose 21-19 16-21 18-21 against Korea’s Lee Dong Keun in a duel that lasted an hour and 19 minutes.
Sardar Singh of India #8 fights for the ball against Kenji Kitazato of Japan #11 during Men's Hockey Pool A Preliminary Round match between Japan and India on day six of the Asian Games on August 24, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.(Getty Images)
Sardar Singh of India #8 fights for the ball against Kenji Kitazato of Japan #11 during Men's Hockey Pool A Preliminary Round match between Japan and India on day six of the Asian Games on August 24, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.(Getty Images)

Exclusive | Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh decides to call it a day, says it’s time for next generation to take over

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 04:47 PM IST
The veteran of 350 international matches has decided to call it a day from the international arena. Sardar Singh has informed Hockey India and national coach Harendra Singh about the decision.
Neeraj Chopra of India on the podium with silver medalist Qizhen Liu of China (L) and bronze medallist Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan.(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra of India on the podium with silver medalist Qizhen Liu of China (L) and bronze medallist Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan.(REUTERS)

Didn’t realise was flanked by Chinese and Pakistani athletes on podium: Neeraj Chopra

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 05:24 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra broke the national record with a throw of 88.06m, while China’s Liu Qizhen (82.22m) and bronze to Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem (80.75m) were distant second and third.
Manu Bhaker (R) won the gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event ahead of Heena Sidhu at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(REUTERS)
Manu Bhaker (R) won the gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event ahead of Heena Sidhu at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: Teenage shooting sensations face stiff test

Palembang | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Bhanwala and Bhaker, who are 15 and 16 respectively, stormed into the limelight with a gold in the 25m rapid fire pistol and 10m air pistol respectively at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Muhammad Anas bettered his earlier time of 45.31 seconds with 45.24.(Twitter)
Muhammad Anas bettered his earlier time of 45.31 seconds with 45.24.(Twitter)

Muhammad Anas betters own 400m national record

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Muhammad Anas’ earlier national mark is 45.31 which he clocked while finishing fourth at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
India next take on Ireland on 26th July.(Hockey India)
India next take on Ireland on 26th July.(Hockey India)

India concede late goal to draw 1-1 against England in women’s hockey World Cup

Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 09:06 PM IST
India took the lead in the 25th minute through Neha Goyal and held on to the lead till the 53rd minute when Lily Owsley equalised
Heena Sidhu won Gold in 25 metre sport pistol and a silver in the 10 metre air pistol at the Gold Coast Games.(PTI)
Heena Sidhu won Gold in 25 metre sport pistol and a silver in the 10 metre air pistol at the Gold Coast Games.(PTI)

Heena Sidhu begins preparations for Asian Games, focuses on basics and strengthening technique

Press Trust of India, Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Heena is currently undergoing preparations at the NRAI-organised national camp in the state-of-the-art Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy in Bhopal.
Gold medallist Vinesh Phogat of India poses for pictures during the medal ceremony of women’s freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.(PTI)
Gold medallist Vinesh Phogat of India poses for pictures during the medal ceremony of women’s freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.(PTI)

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat sets mat on fire, grabs gold at Grand Prix of Spain

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 01:09 AM IST
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat outclassed Canada’s Natasha Fox 10-0 in the final to claim her second consecutive gold. She had won a gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games too.
Jinson Johnson also qualified for the Asian Games en route to making the national record in 800m.(PTI)
Jinson Johnson also qualified for the Asian Games en route to making the national record in 800m.(PTI)

Jinson Johnson breaks Sriram Singh 42-year-old 800m national record

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 10:52 PM IST
Jinson Johnson, who has been in excellent form, clocked 1 minute 45.65 seconds to clinch victory at the Inter-State Athletics Championships, eclipsing Sriram Singh’s mark of 1:45.77, which he set while finishing seventh in the 1976 Montreal Olympics final
For Sardar Singh, the Champions Trophy will be an opportunity to again cement his place in the Indian hockey team.(Getty Images)
For Sardar Singh, the Champions Trophy will be an opportunity to again cement his place in the Indian hockey team.(Getty Images)

Sardar Singh ready to make Champions Trophy hockey opportunity count

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 11:34 PM IST
Sardar Singh, after being out of the team for two major tournaments - Hockey World League Final and Commonwealth Games, the former Indian captain has made a comeback in the national squad for the Champions Trophy in the Netherlands, starting from June 23
Sushil Kumar was exempted from competition in the selection trials for the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
Sushil Kumar was exempted from competition in the selection trials for the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

Sushil Kumar among four wrestlers exempted from Asian Games 2018 trials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:37 PM IST
The list of wrestlers who were exempted from the Asian Games 2018 trials were Olympic Games medallist Sushil (74kg), Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik (women’s 62kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Vinesh Phogat (women’s 52kg)
Sardar Singh had captained India’s triumphant men’s hockey side at the 2014 Asian Games and is eager to be part of the team’s title defence this year.(Illustration by Biswajit Debnath/HT)
Sardar Singh had captained India’s triumphant men’s hockey side at the 2014 Asian Games and is eager to be part of the team’s title defence this year.(Illustration by Biswajit Debnath/HT)

With focus on fitness, Sardar Singh plots comeback to Indian hockey team

Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Two-time Olympian and former Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh is paying additional attention to fitness so he can silence his critics
Manavjit Singh Sandhu failed to win a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(Twitter)
Manavjit Singh Sandhu failed to win a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(Twitter)

Manavjit Singh Sandhu included in TOP Scheme, Ajay Jayaram dropped

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Manavjit Singh Sandhu failed to qualify for the final at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April but is part of the August 18-September 2 Asian Games squad.
The Asian Games 2018 will be held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.(Asian Games)
The Asian Games 2018 will be held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.(Asian Games)

No smiling matter: Athletes’ Asian Games accreditations rejected for toothy grin

PTI, New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Nineteen athletes and two officials have been told by the Indian Olympic Association to resend their photos in proper format immediately to process their Asian Games accreditations. The deadline for applying for accreditation is over but the organisers will consider the cases if mistakes are rectified
The Uttar Pradesh shooter shot 119 out of possible 125 in the first trial, followed by 123 in the second.(Twitter)
The Uttar Pradesh shooter shot 119 out of possible 125 in the first trial, followed by 123 in the second.(Twitter)

Sheeraz Sheikh tops selection trials, hopes to win Asian Games spot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 08:49 PM IST
Sheeraz Sheikh topped the charts in the men’s skeet event in the national selection trials with scores of 119 and 123. The performance is expected to brighten Sheikh’s chances for Asian Games selection.
Harinder Pal Singh is keen to win a medal at the Asian Games later this year.(HT Photo)
Harinder Pal Singh is keen to win a medal at the Asian Games later this year.(HT Photo)

Harinder Pal Singh sets sights on Asian Games squash medal

Chandigarh | By Ashutosh Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Squash champ Harinder Pal Singh, a 2014 gold medallist, wants back-to-back medals in August Asian Games
National Rifle Association of India welcomed all shooting medal winners of the Commonwealth Games 2018, during a press conference, in New Delhi, India, on April 17, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
National Rifle Association of India welcomed all shooting medal winners of the Commonwealth Games 2018, during a press conference, in New Delhi, India, on April 17, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Personal coaches must be given credit for Indian shooters’ 2018 Commonwealth Games showing

By Shimon Sharif
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 03:08 PM IST
With Indian shooters scripting a success story in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, all credit is being given to the national coaches, which isn’t right.
Besides India and hosts South Korea, Japan, China and Malaysia will vie for top honours.(REUTERS)
Besides India and hosts South Korea, Japan, China and Malaysia will vie for top honours.(REUTERS)

India women’s hockey team gears up for Asian Champions Trophy

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:45 PM IST
The Indian women’s hockey team will begin its campaign at the Asian Champions Trophy from May 13
Indian wrestlers are awaiting foreign coaches ahead of the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta.(PTI)
Indian wrestlers are awaiting foreign coaches ahead of the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta.(PTI)

Wrestling Federation of India waits for foreign coaches ahead of Asian Games

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 10:49 PM IST
The Wrestling Federation of India had last month put in a proposal for three coaches to prepare for the Jakarta Asian Games in August-September.
Indian race walker B Soumya has qualified for the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Indonesia.(HT Photo)
Indian race walker B Soumya has qualified for the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Indonesia.(HT Photo)

India’s 20km walker B Soumya makes cut for 2018 Asian Games

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The national women’s champion achieved the norm for the August-September Games in Jakarta at the IAAF Race Walking Team Championships in China on Saturday.
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in men’s javelin throw at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(PTI)
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in men’s javelin throw at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Neeraj Chopra, Commonwealth Games javelin champion, to compete in Doha Diamond League

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:21 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold medal in men’s javelin throw at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, will now take part in the Doha Diamond League.
KT Irfan is chasing qualification for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.(HT file photo)
KT Irfan is chasing qualification for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.(HT file photo)

After CWG miss, 20km race walker KT Irfan chases Asiad norm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 10:25 PM IST
The seasoned athlete, who was 13th in the Commonwealth Games, and other Indians get a last chance to qualify for the Jakarta Asian Games at this weekend’s world race walk team competition in Taicang, China this weekend.
Harendra Singh has been named the new coach of the Indian hockey team.(HT Photo)
Harendra Singh has been named the new coach of the Indian hockey team.(HT Photo)

‘Harendra Singh lacks enough time to change Indian hockey team’s fortunes’

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 10:25 PM IST
Harendra Singh was named the coach of the Indian hockey team on Tuesday, replacing Sjoerd Marijne.
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