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Forward Akashdeep wants to sharpen decision-making

The 24-year-old from Punjab had stepped on to the hockey field following his brother Prabhdeep Singh, a former India international.
File image of India forward Akashdeep Singh in action during a match.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
File image of India forward Akashdeep Singh in action during a match.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByB Shrikant

Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa enter India Open semifinals

Amit Panghal and Shiva Thapa faced little resistance as they stormed into the semi-finals of the India Open boxing at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi AC Indoor Stadium.
Indian boxer Amit Panghal poses for photographs wearing his gloves during a felicitation ceremony.(AFP)
Indian boxer Amit Panghal poses for photographs wearing his gloves during a felicitation ceremony.(AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByAvishek Roy

Hima Das not yet fully fit as India’s relay hopes take a hit

According to deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair, Hima Das from Assam has started training, but whether she would race in World Relays in Japan is undecided.
Hima Das of India celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships on July 12, 2018 in Tampere, Finland.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das of India celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships on July 12, 2018 in Tampere, Finland.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on May 11, 2019 08:55 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

FIH Series Finals to stay in cyclone-hit Bhubaneswar: Hockey India

Odisha authorities, now engaged in massive rehabilitation and rebuilding of infrastructure, also surveyed the Kalinga Stadium to assess the damage.
File image of Kalinga Stadium(Getty Images for FIH)
File image of Kalinga Stadium(Getty Images for FIH)
Updated on May 07, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySandip Sikdar

India relay teams in Japan, chase early berth for Tokyo Olympics

The national 4x400 teams flew straight to Japan from Doha after participating in the Asian Championships that concluded last Wednesday
The women’s team’s chances of making the cut for the World Championships as well as the Olympics have been bolstered by the news of Hima Das having recovered from a back spasm she suffered at the Asian Championships, which resulted in her not running the finals(File Photo)
The women’s team’s chances of making the cut for the World Championships as well as the Olympics have been bolstered by the news of Hima Das having recovered from a back spasm she suffered at the Asian Championships, which resulted in her not running the finals(File Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2019 01:38 AM IST
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Vinesh settles for bronze in new weight category in Asian Championships

Vinesh has moved up to a higher category from 50kg in which she had won a gold in the Jakarta Asian Games, after rejig of weight classes by the world governing body for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
A file photo of Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)
A file photo of Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 05:32 PM IST
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Xi'an | ByPress Trust of India

Big test for Vinesh Phogat at Asian Wrestling Championships

Vinesh has moved up to a higher category from her pet 48-50 kg, after rejig of weight classes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
File image of Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)
File image of Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | BySharad Deep

Challenging task to play in new category: Amit Panghal

The Rohtak-born boxer was forced to shift to the new category as the 49 kg was dropped from the Olympic programme last month by the AIBA, amateur boxing’s world governing body.
Boxer Amit Panghal poses with his gold medal secured at the 70th Strandja Memorial tournament, in Sopia, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019.(PTI)
Boxer Amit Panghal poses with his gold medal secured at the 70th Strandja Memorial tournament, in Sopia, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 03:15 PM IST
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Bangkok | ByIANS

New test for Mirabai Chanu at Asian Championships 2019

Following the IWF re-jigging the weight categories for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu will have to add substantial weight to her bar in order to excel in the new 49kg division.
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 12:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNavneet Singh

Lin Dan wins Malaysia Open to end title drought

The win comes after the five-time world champion made several early round exits since January, including at the Indonesia Masters, German Open and the All-England.
Lin Dan of China poses with his medal after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on April 7, 2019. SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP)(AFP)
Lin Dan of China poses with his medal after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on April 7, 2019. SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByAFP

World number 1 shuttler Tai Tzu Ying to retire after Tokyo 2020

The 24-year-old from Chinese Taipei has been the most dominant force in women’s badminton ever since she became world No 1 on December 1, 2016.
File image of shuttler Tai Tzu Ying(Getty Images)
File image of shuttler Tai Tzu Ying(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Between a rock and a hard place

Bouldering is a new adventure sport in which you climb medium-sized rocks with no safety gear. It’s fast catching on among India’s young and active
Boulderers map a route to the top that you must follow using just your hands and feet; no ropes, no harnesses, only crashpads to break your fall and no fellow boulderers to shout out tips or encouragement.(Christiane Hupe)
Boulderers map a route to the top that you must follow using just your hands and feet; no ropes, no harnesses, only crashpads to break your fall and no fellow boulderers to shout out tips or encouragement.(Christiane Hupe)
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 03:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNatasha Rego

I would sit alone and cry during rehab: Mirabai Chanu

A world champion in 2017 in Anaheim, USA, 24-year-old Mirabai Chanu is already a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Shri.
Gold medalist, Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium after the Weightlifting Women's 48kg Final on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on April 5, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.(Getty Images)
Gold medalist, Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium after the Weightlifting Women's 48kg Final on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on April 5, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 07:13 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIANS

Men’s Tennis Olympic final to be best-of-three sets

The decision brings the men’s gold medal match into line with other Olympic singles matches which are all played as best-of-three sets.
Image for representation(AP)
Image for representation(AP)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 01:34 AM IST
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Hima Das, Mirabai Chanu take part in team building exercise at NIS Patiala

The workshop was aimed at giving athletes insights into off-field issues like addressing the media after a competition, drawing up legal contracts for brand endorsements among other things.
Swapna Burman, Mirabai Chanu, Hima Das (L-R)(SAI Image)
Swapna Burman, Mirabai Chanu, Hima Das (L-R)(SAI Image)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 06:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Ritu Phogat dropped from TOPS programme after shifting to MMA

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to axe Ritu Phogat from the TOPS programme after the young wrestler made herself unavailable for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and decided to try her luck in MMA in Singapore.
Ritu Phogat (white singlet) in action during the Pro Wrestling League final match.(Hindustan Times)
Ritu Phogat (white singlet) in action during the Pro Wrestling League final match.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Skipping Asian C’ships plan part of plan to qualify for Olympics: Mary Kom

File photo of MC Mary Kom.(AFP)
File photo of MC Mary Kom.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 01:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

India’s Irfan KT qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Irfan clocked 1:20.57 in the 20km walk to attain the standard qualifying mark for the quadrennial extravaganza in Tokyo.
KT Irfan, Indian Olympian 20km walker during an award presentation ceremony.(Hindustan Times)
KT Irfan, Indian Olympian 20km walker during an award presentation ceremony.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 10:03 PM IST
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Nomi (Japan) | ByPress Trust of India

Dipa Karmakar aggravates knee injury during vault final, to skip Doha World Cup

Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s hope of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics suffered a jolt after she aggravated her knee injury during the vault final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku on Saturday
File image of Dipa Karmakar.(Reuters)
File image of Dipa Karmakar.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 06:04 PM IST
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Baku | ByPTI

Just go for very short training abroad: Nadia Comaneci advice for Dipa Karmakar

Gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci suggests that Dipa Karmakar does not need to change anything or move overseas to be able to challenge for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics but train for a week or two abroad just for a change in environment
File photo of Dipa Karmakar.(AP)
File photo of Dipa Karmakar.(AP)
Updated on Mar 10, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her resigns

The 47-year-old, who was appointed as the national team’s doubles coach put down his papers, one-and-a-half years before his contract was to end.
File image of former India doubles coach Tan Kim Her (C)(PTI)
File image of former India doubles coach Tan Kim Her (C)(PTI)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 11:04 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

Breakdancing set for Olympics debut in Paris 2024: organisers

Breakdancing is set to make its debut as an Olympic sport at Paris 2024, the head of the local organising committee said Thursday
File photo.(AFP)
File photo.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Boards 2019: Manu Bhaker working harder for Class 12 boards and World Cup

The 17-year-old Bhaker, owner of multiple ISSF World Cup, Commonwealth and Youth Olympic gold medals, has her eyes trained at a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Manu Bhaker of India shows her Gold medal after competing in 10m Air Rifle Women during Day 3 of Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games at Tecnopolis Park on October 9, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(Getty Images)
Manu Bhaker of India shows her Gold medal after competing in 10m Air Rifle Women during Day 3 of Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games at Tecnopolis Park on October 9, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan shooters granted visas for New Delhi World Cup

The ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) event, which will offer 16 quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, starts at the Dr Karni Singh Range on Thursday.
Image for representation only(PTI)
Image for representation only(PTI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 05:44 PM IST
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New Delhi/Karachi | ByPTI

Olympic medal in mixed doubles is a possibility: Sharath Kamal

The mixed doubles category has been included in the Olympics for the first time in the Tokyo Games.
File picture of Sharath Kamal Achanta(PTI)
File picture of Sharath Kamal Achanta(PTI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 09:46 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPTI

Mirabai Chanu aims to break world record before Tokyo Olympics

Mirabai Chanu, a 2017 World Championships gold medallist (in 48kg) was laid low due to a lower back injury that kept her out for eight months, claimed gold at the EGAT Cup in Thailand last week
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium.(Getty Images)
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 05:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Japan Olympic swim hope Ikee diagnosed with leukaemia

In a shock announcement, Ikee said: “After feeling unwell I returned in haste from Australia and following tests I was diagnosed with leukaemia. I still can’t believe it myself and I’m in a state of confusion.”
File picture of Japan's Rikako Ikee(AP)
File picture of Japan's Rikako Ikee(AP)
Published on Feb 12, 2019 12:05 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAFP

Despite cash crunch, shooter Rahi Sarnobat goes on leave without pay for Tokyo Olympics

The 28-year-old pistol shooter from Maharashtra’s Kohlapur feels that she should have been financially sound after “all these years of hardwork” but she is not.
File image of Rahi Sarnobat.(AFP)
File image of Rahi Sarnobat.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

TOPS should also support men’s singles players: Mahesh Bhupathi

Keeping the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in mind, the sports ministry has included the doubles duo of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan in the TOPS scheme.
India's non playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi with coach Jishan Ali and player Ramkumar Ramanathan during a training session.(PTI)
India's non playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi with coach Jishan Ali and player Ramkumar Ramanathan during a training session.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 10:29 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPTI

AIBA says progress made in fight to avoid Tokyo KO

The AIBA is being investigated by the International Olympic Committee which in November froze preparations for boxing at next year’s Games, warning it could be stripped of the right to run the competition.
File picture of Mary Kom(AFP)
File picture of Mary Kom(AFP)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 09:59 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAFP
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