We\'re winning more medals than ever; the tally is rising steadily. How did this happen? Liberalisation was a turning point. Corporate funding has birthed NGOs that focus on helping elite athletes win big. SAI is reaching out too, spotting talent early... read more
Vinesh Phogat, who was a medal favourite, suffered an elbow injury on Friday during practice and was ruled out. The WFI had entered Ritu Phogat’s name in the 53kg after original choice Pinki refused to appear in a re-trial. read more
WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh did not elaborate the reason for poor bench strength but admitted that barring Asian Games champions Bajrang Punia in men 65kg and Vinesh Phogat in women’s 50kg, outstanding grapplers in other weight categories... read more
Winner of gold medals at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, Vinesh who clinched the top spot in Jakarta in the 50kg category, said she was scouting for a personal coach in a bid to bring home a medal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. read more
The last time India won 15 gold medals at the Asian Games was in the inaugural edition in 1951 when the event was held in New Delhi. Back then, India had finished second in the medals table behind Japan with 51 medals. read more
PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to win a singles silver medal in badminton while Saina Nehwal clinched bronze at the Asian Games 2018. The Indian women’s archery team won the silver medal in the compound event, narrowly losing out to South Korea. The men’s compound team also lost to South Korea narrowly and got the silver medal. The Indian men’s table tennis team also got a bronze medal.
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games on Monday and later said she needed to change the colour of medal since she had way too many career silver medals. The 23-year old won gold in women’s 50 kg freestyle wrestling by beating Japan’s Yuki Irie 6-2 in the final. “I wanted to change the colour of my medal and I was adamant for this even before I landed in Jakarta,” said Vinesh. (HT Correspondent)read more