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India's Seema Punia won bronze. (FILE IMAGE)(AFP/Getty Images)

Asian Games 2018: Seema Punia clinches bronze in discus throw

By Press Trust of India | Jakarta
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:39 PM IST
35-year-old Seema cleared a best distance of 62.26m, her best in six years, but that was just enough for a bronze medal.
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Hima Das won the gold medal at the World U-20 Athletics Championships on Thursday.(PTI)
Hima Das won the gold medal at the World U-20 Athletics Championships on Thursday.(PTI)

Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to win gold in World U-20 Athletics Championships

By Press Trust of India | Tampere
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Hima Das became the first Indian track athlete to have won a medal in the history of World U-20 Athletics Championships when she achieved the feat on Thursday.
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G Lakshmanan narrowly missed the Asian Games qualifying norms during the four day National Inter State Athletics Championships(HT Photo)
G Lakshmanan narrowly missed the Asian Games qualifying norms during the four day National Inter State Athletics Championships(HT Photo)

Asian Games 2018: India to send 53-member athletics team

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 08:37 AM IST
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has selected 55-member team for Asian Games 2018. The AFI has submitted the list to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to meet the June 30 deadline by name.
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A file photo showing Seema Punia collecting a cheque from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on winning a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.(File Photo)
A file photo showing Seema Punia collecting a cheque from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on winning a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.(File Photo)

Cash awards to CWG medalists: Step-motherly treatment to UP’s bahu?

By Sharad Deep | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2018 04:59 PM IST
A controversy has erupted over the entitlement of cash award to UP’s ‘bahu’ Seema Punia who won a silver medal in discus throw in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast in Australia.
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Meerut’s Ravi Kumar had a bronze medal in shooting at Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(HT Photo)
Meerut’s Ravi Kumar had a bronze medal in shooting at Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.(HT Photo)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Two gold, two bronze and a silver in UP’s kitty

By Sharad Deep | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 03:47 PM IST
In all, 12 athletes from UP had participated in the Games out of whom shooter Jitu Rai and weightlifter Punam Yadav could win gold
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Silver medalist Seema Punia and bronze medalist Navjeet Dhillon of India celebrate their win in the women's discus throw final match at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, on Thursday.(PTI)
Silver medalist Seema Punia and bronze medalist Navjeet Dhillon of India celebrate their win in the women's discus throw final match at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, on Thursday.(PTI)

Seema Punia, Navjeet Kaur Dhillon open India’s medal account in athletics at CWG

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Gold Coast
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 09:19 PM IST
Seema Punia came up with a best effort of 60.41m, which she did in her opening attempt to win her fourth successive Commonwealth Games medal while Navjeet Kaur Dhillon clinched her maiden medal with her final throw of 57.43m
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Seema Punia would be hoping for a gold medal at the Gold Cost Games in April.(HT Photo)
Seema Punia would be hoping for a gold medal at the Gold Cost Games in April.(HT Photo)

UP’s bahu Seema Punia eyes gold at Gold Cost

By Sharad Deep | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2018 05:36 PM IST
Ace discus thrower Seema Antil-Punia, who is also the ‘bahu’ (daughter-in-law) of Uttar Pradesh, is trying her luck at the Commonwealth Games starting April 4 at Gold Coast in Australia.
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