Bajrang hoped the ministry will add his name to the list. “If not, then I will move court. That’s the only option I have as I truly believe that I deserve the award because I have better achievements than weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.” read more
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winning weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s names have been jointly recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the committee. Kohli is the leading light of Indian cricket and could become the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni to get India’s top sporting honour once the recommendations are formally accepted. (HT Correspondent)read more
According to the website of the erstwhile Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) which got derecognised in 2014, Panghal was absent from the boxing scene for two years after the first Dr BR Ambedkar All India Men’s Boxing Tournament in Visakhapatnam... read more
The pair of Sharath Kamal & Manika Batra have entered the mixed-double quarter-finals after beating the world number three South Korean pair. Boxer Amit Panghal has reached the semi-finals of the 49 kg category and Vikas Krishan reached the last four of the 75 kg category, thereby ensuring two medals in boxing at the 2018 Asian Games. The women’s squash team is through to the semi-finals and that is another medal assured for India.
The PM also put in a special word for the Indian athletes who are currently in Indonesia for the ongoing Asian Games and congratulated them for excelling in different sports and winning medals for the country. read more
Athletics Federation of India recommended CWG 2018 javelin champion Neeraj Chopra for Khel Ratna award; Annu Rani (javelin) and Seema Antil Punia for Arjuna Award, while PT Usha and Sanjay Garnaik have been recommended for the Dronacharya Award. read more