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Asian Games: When India-Pakistan epitomised the beauty of squash

Abhay had thought about quitting the sport by 2022 end but became the architect of what will no doubt be among the greatest memories of his sporting career.

Gold medallists from team India react next to silver medallists from team Pakistan during the medal ceremony(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:02 PM IST
BySharda Ugra

India's shooting juggernaut continues, as men's 10m pistol team lands Asiad gold

India landed a sixth gold at the Asian Games, with once again its shooting contingent leading the way on Day 5.

India's first gold medallists on Day 5 of the Asian Games.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 10:28 AM IST

Parents rejoice as Faridkot’s Sift corners glory at Asian Games

Sift quit MBBS to pursue her passion. She was an MBBS student at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot and is now pursuing her graduation at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Pawandeep Singh Samra and mother Ramneek Kaur at their Faridkot residence on Wednesday.
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:14 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Neeraj Chopra: Adviser, listener, a hero in a supporting role

India’s most decorated athlete acknowledges the Indian men’s 4x400m relay team’s captivating run to the final.

Neeraj Chopra poses after winning the gold medal in the Men's javelin throw final during the World Athletics Championships(AP)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 08:22 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Leaders' praise for 'golden boy' Neeraj Chopra after historic gold at WAC

Neeraj Chopra has now become the only second Indian -- after shooter Abhinav Bindra -- to simultaneously hold the Olympics and World Championships title.

Men's javelin throw gold medallist India's Neeraj Chopra poses for portraits during a studio photo session on the sidelines of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.(AFP)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 08:02 PM IST

Khattar, Mann hail Neeraj for javelin gold, celebrations in native village in Haryana

Residents of Khandra village in Panipat district stayed awake the entire night to watch the World Athletics Championships javelin final in Budapest, Hungary, and celebrate the historic win

India’s Neeraj Chopra celebrating during the podium ceremony for the men’s javelin throw during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Sunday night. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 12:50 PM IST

Chandigarh girls shine in roller hockey meet

Runjhun, who is pursuing MBA in Sports Management from Symbiosis International University, was the India team captain; Manika is a student of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26

Manika Mahajan (left) and Runjhun Sharda were part of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the Macau Open Roller Hockey Championship recently. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 04:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Addl SP Vijay Chauddhary wins gold in World Police & Fire Games, Canada

Originally from Saigaon Bagli village in Chalisgaon district of Jalgaon, Chauddhary serves as additional superintendent of police in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Pune division, Maharashtra

Chauddhary – who represented India in the ‘World Police and Fire Games’ at Winnipeg, Canada – has won gold in the 125 kg category. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 12:50 AM IST

HT This Day: July 30, 1980 -- India regain hockey gold after 16 years

The national tricolour fluttered at the Olympic Games here today as India regained the hockey title after a lapse of 16 years.

HT This Day: July 30, 1980 -- India regain hockey gold after 16 years
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 10:07 PM IST
By, Moscow

UP’s Parul wins gold in 3000m steeplechase, Shaili jumps for silver at Asian Athletics C’ships

Parul, who has already qualified for the September’s Asian Games in China, clocked 9:36:76 seconds to finish on top of the table, pushing Chinese and Japanese rivals to second and third places, respectively

Parul Chaudhary poses in Bangkok after winning women’s 3000m steeplechase gold on Friday. (AFI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 10:06 PM IST

Special Olympics medal winners return home to rousing reception at Ludhiana

20-year-old Jatinder Singh bagged a gold medal in football, Jyoti Kaur, two years his junior, clinched bronze in the unified football competition

Medal winners Jatinder Singh and Jyoti Kaur receiving a warm welcome after returning home to Ludhiana from the Special Olympics in Berlin . (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 11:45 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

KIUG: A promising pugilist to look out for

The Nagpur-based 20-year-old international boxer’s first appearance was at the Khelo India School Games in 2018

Maharashtra’s Alfiya Pathan (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 11:10 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Khelo India University Games: Race walker Poonam Kumawat from Rajasthan wins gold

Race walker Poonam Kumawat, representing Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Rajasthan won the gold medal in the women’s 20 km event at the 3rd Khelo India University Games here on Thursday.

Poonam Kumawat poses with her gold medal in Lucknow. (Pic by SAI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 08:01 PM IST
By, Lucknow

21-yr-old Shapath Bharadwaj of Ghaziabad wins Gold in Khelo India games in trap shooting

Representing his university, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) in Faridabad, Shapath emerged victorious over his university mate, Manavditya Rathore, with a score of 43-38

Besides his KIUG triumph, Shapath also claimed the Gold medal in the team event for trap shooting at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship held in Croatia in October 2022. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:50 AM IST

Trap shooting: Silver medal winner at Asian Games, U.P’s Shardul Vihan aims for gold at Khelo India

Shardul believes that the competition level in shotgun shooting at the Khelo India University Games is higher because players have to demonstrate their skills in a structured manner to progress further.

Shardul Vihan (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2023 07:01 PM IST

KIUG: Hriday Hazarika shoots gold for mother

Hriday Hazarika won gold in the 10m rifle at the 'Khelo India University Games Uttar Pradesh 2022'. He wants to reward his mother's sacrifices by winning an Olympic medal.

HT Image
Updated on May 26, 2023 07:21 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Ludhiana: 315 degrees conferred on students at vet varsity’s convocation

Punjab legislative assembly speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Punjab animal husbandry minister Laljit Singh Bhullar were the chief guest and guest of honour, respectively

Punjab assembly speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan and cabinet minister Laljit Singh Bhullar awarding degree to a GADVASU student on Saturday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on May 06, 2023 11:53 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Panchkula woman SHO dies as truck hits her police vehicle in Maharashtra

Four persons travelling with the SHO were injured in the mishap that occurred as the SHO and her team were on their way back to Panchkula from Parbhani in Marathwada region

SHO Neha Chauhan was also a hockey player. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:57 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Get to know... Shiv Kapur

Golf professional, winner of 2002 Asian Games gold medal, hopes more women take up golf, starts day with Metallica, craves butter chicken and dislikes tardiness

Shiv Kapur says he won’t leave his house without his daughter.
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 07:15 PM IST

PM Modi to launch CBI’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also confer the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Gold Medal for Best Investigating Officers of CBI during the event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 09:29 AM IST
BySaptarshi Das

Skateboarding to debut at Tokyo Olympics 2021 despite counter-culture history

Skateboarding joins surfing and sports climbing at the Tokyo Olympics this summer at a new course built on Tokyo's waterfront with four gold medals up for grabs. Though the Olympics will give skateboarding a shiny new spin, the sport's history is embedded in counter-culture.

French skateboarder Vincent Matheron trains for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Bowl du Prado skatepark in Marseille on June 24, 2021. - After being injured for several months, Vincent Matheron will join the French skateboard team to compete for the Olympic games in Tokyo. Skateboarding will make its debut appearance in the competition. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 07:44 AM IST
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PAU scientist objects to varsity wanting profs to listen to Modi

After refusing to receive a national award in Delhi earlier this month to express solidarity with the protesting farmers, principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has now written an open letter to university vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon.

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has objected to the varsity, sending an email to teachers to attend a programme, online, of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

Rijiju steps in to resolve issue after chess player Narayanan asked to pay custom on gold medal

Narayanan had to pay custom duty of ₹6,300 to get the gold medal which he won in the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad in August this year. Rijiju on Saturday said his office has contacted the player and the issue has been resolved.

Updated on Dec 05, 2020 06:25 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

DREXSPORT supports aspiring Indian athletes

With the advent of COVID-19, people are now on tighter budgets globally but DREXSPORT wants to proudly support India and her aspiring athletes.

Updated on Dec 01, 2020 05:39 PM IST

HT Brunch Cover Story: Millennial therapy

She loves Indian food, touring as a guest collaborator, has taught Ed Sheeran karate and is a few weeks into therapy. Meet Rockabye singer Anne-Marie

The 29-year-old Rockabye hitmaker has spent years as a guest collaborator, only performing solo for the first time in 2015; styling: Phoebe Lettice Thompson(Hayley Louisa Brown)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarishma Kuenzang

I have no rivalry with Mary Kom: Nikhat Zareen

The 24-year-old boxer refuses any such rumours and clears the air by stating that she respects the senior boxer and wishes that she wins a gold medal at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics

Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 01:53 PM IST
HT Mumbai | ByNishad Neelambaran

Fans bunked offices, classes to watch us play chess: Vidit Gujrathi

India recently won gold, jointly with Russia, in the Online Chess Olympiad 2020. The captain is elated at the “love and support” the game has received this time.

Chess grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi says he practised for the Online Chess Olympiad, even when on the treadmill.
Published on Sep 02, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Planning for Olympics in a pandemic has echoes of 1920 Games

The 1920 Games were meant to symbolize a recovery from World War I, not a health crisis. Belgium, a battleground for the opposing powers, was the host country and the five rings of the Olympic flag flew at an opening ceremony for the first time.

Representational image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 07:44 AM IST
DÜSSELDORF | ByAssociated Press

‘Feel lucky to have made it back home’

Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Arpinder Singh, the triple jumper from Amritsar who won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games to add to his 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze.

File image of Arpinder Singh.(File)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByArpinder Singh

Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold, Bajrang Punia loses in final

Ravi outclassed Tajik grappler Vohidov Hikmatullo 10-0 to win India’s only Gold medal in the 57Kg freestyle category.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya (in blue) from India carries the tricolour after winning his bout against Tajikistan’s Vohidov Hikmatullo(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 10:52 PM IST
New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy and Navneet Singh
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