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Rival protests after boxing body scraps trials for Mary Kom’s weight class

Nikhat Zareen and Vanlal Duati were told their bout has been postponed to Wednesday, but were not given any reason. On Wednesday though they were told no trials will be held in the 51kg category, catching them by surprise.
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 09:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy

Mary Kom still out to prove a point, achieve the improbable

Mary is in Guwahati, at the India Open, with a point to prove and an improbable goal in mind—that at 36, she is still at the top of her game; and she is still aiming for the Olympics in 2020.
File image of Mary Kom(REUTERS)
File image of Mary Kom(REUTERS)
Updated on May 23, 2019 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Avishek Roy

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 | By Sharad Deep

Amit Panghal to make competitive debut in new weight class at Asian Championship

Amit Panghal decided to shift to the new category after 49kg was dropped from the Olympic programme last month by AIBA, amateur boxing’s world governing body.
File image of Amit Panghal.(PTI)
File image of Amit Panghal.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 03:29 AM IST
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Patiala | By Saurabh Duggal

HAL delivers first three Dhruv helicopters to Indian Army

HAL had entered into a contract with the Indian Army for 40 ALH (22 ALH Mk III and 18 Mk IV Rudra) in August 2017.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer films Sarang, a helicopter display team of IAF's Dhruv choppers, perform aerobatic maneuvers on the third day of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology.(AP)
An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer films Sarang, a helicopter display team of IAF's Dhruv choppers, perform aerobatic maneuvers on the third day of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology.(AP)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 06:59 PM IST
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Bemgaluru | By Press Trust of India

35 years after inception, Tejas Mark I design frozen

The FOC Tejas will have air-to-air refueling capability, beyond visual range Israeli Derby missiles, high angle attack expansion with a capability to match the best fighters in its light weight class in the 4 to 4.5 generation category.
The first Tejas in the final operational configuration will be delivered to the Indian Air Force in September.(PTI)
The first Tejas in the final operational configuration will be delivered to the Indian Air Force in September.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 07:21 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Mary Kom to hire male sparring partners if needed

The Olympic medallist on Wednesday said she did not face any tough opponent in the 48kg category at the World Championships which she won recently.
Mumbai: Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom during an event by Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) 'Stars of Tomorrow' for athlete support programme extended to 13 promising young athletes, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018(PTI)
Mumbai: Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom during an event by Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) 'Stars of Tomorrow' for athlete support programme extended to 13 promising young athletes, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018(PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 09:47 PM IST
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Mumbai | By PTI

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu likely to compete in 49kg at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu may have to compete in the 49kg class at Tokyo 2020 Olympics instead of her current 48kg category as the international federation recently decided to introduce new categories in the sport.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the women’s 48kg category at the World Championships held in United States last November.(AP)
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the women’s 48kg category at the World Championships held in United States last November.(AP)
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 08:40 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Sub-junior nationals: Grapplers to wrestle in ring, HSC-SSC exams at the same time

Given that Class 10 and Class 12 examinations are currently underway, the organisers have cut down the original four-day championship to three days.
The under-17 championship is of significant importance as the probable team for the national camp will be picked based on the performance of players in this tournament.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The under-17 championship is of significant importance as the probable team for the national camp will be picked based on the performance of players in this tournament.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 13, 2018 10:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
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