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World C'ships: Katie Ledecky overtakes Michael Phelps for most individual golds

Katie Ledecky on the 800-freestyle on Saturday at the World Aquatics Championships to become the first swimmer to win six golds in the same event at the worlds

Silver medallist China's Li Bingjie, gold medallist USA's Katie Ledecky and bronze medallist Australia's Ariarne Titmus pose during the medals ceremony for the women's 800m freestyle swimming event during the World Aquatics Championships.(AFP)
Published on Jul 29, 2023 09:32 PM IST
AP |

Punching her way up: Nikhat Zareen

With her second gold at the World Boxing Championship, Nikhat Zareen is silently winning battles for women in India too

Indian boxer Zareen is focussed on the 2024 Paris Olympics. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 07:31 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta

Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw Final Live Streaming, World Athletics Championships

Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw Final Live Streaming, World Athletica Championship 2022: Neeraj Chopra will be aiming to win gold in the javelin throw final at the ongoing World Championships.

World Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra will be gunning for glory in the javelin throw final.(Twitter/@Media_SAI)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 03:54 PM IST

Women wrestlers refuse quarantine, force natl camp postponement

The fortnight’s quarantine is part of the Sports Authority of India’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) due to Covid-19, but most wrestlers refused to return to the camp, which was scheduled to resume on Thursday following the festival break.

Divya KAKRAN.(Kadir Caliskan)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 08:05 AM IST
Lucknow | Byhindustantimes.com

Hamilton’s road to his seventh title, race by race

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, with a record 94 wins, is the most successful Formula One driver of all time. The following details his progression to the 2020 title.

Formula One F1 - Turkish Grand Prix - Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey - November 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with a trophy after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Istanbul | ByReuters

Lewis Hamilton set for seventh title as F1 returns to Turkey

Hamilton, who has a record 93 race wins, will be champion again at the Istanbul Park circuit if his team mate and sole title rival Valtteri Bottas fails to score eight points more.

Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton(@LewisHamilton/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 08:07 PM IST
Reuters | ByReuters

India defers trials for wrestling world meet

The executive council meeting of UWW was scheduled on Friday but withdrawals by three major participating countries in view of Covid-19 possibly forced a deferment. Cuba has followed USA and Japan in pulling out of the world championships.

Women wrestlers practice at Sonipat wrestling academy at Sonipat,Haryana(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

After fall, judoka Vijay Yadav dreams again

From being ranked 60 in the world in Dec 2017, he finished 2018 as the world No 22, a ranking that would have given him automatic entry into the Olympics.

File image of Vijay Yadav.(File)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 07:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Hope this sparks a chess revolution like 1983 did for cricket: Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand said that he hopes India’s joint Online Chess Olympiad win with Russia would spark another revolution in the sport.

File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

F1’s pandemic pause spurs Hamilton to race on for 2-3 years

“The COVID-19 lockdown, whilst it was a negative, in some ways it gave a lot of life, a lot of energy to focus on some other things,” Hamilton said Thursday, “and that time off was a bit of breathing space, and provided a bit of energy to perhaps go longer.”

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton talks to the media as he wears a protective face mask in the paddock ahead of the British Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Silverstone | ByPress Trust of India

Not yet qualified for Olympics, Hima Das says she is not worried

Hima, the reigning junior world champion in 400m, is yet to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and the international season has been suspended till November 30 due to the global health crisis.

Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 04:31 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Hoping to play few events before Olympics: Punia

During the lockdown at his flat in Sonepat, Punia was training with Asian Championships silver medallist (74kg) Jitender Kumar. He arranged a mat and some gym equipment too.

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (in blue) during a bout with Dzhamshed Sharifov of Tajikistan during Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 11:46 PM IST
New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Former snooker player Willie Thorne dies at 66

Thorne reached two quarterfinals in the world championship, but won just one ranking title in his career despite being one of the best break-builders in snooker.

Willie Thorne(Twitter)
Published on Jun 17, 2020 03:53 PM IST
ByAssociated Press

Former IAAF president turns on son at corruption trial

The degree to which Diack was aware of the alleged squeezing of hush-money from Russian athletes suspected of doping remained unclear from his often confused, contradictory and uncertain testimony.

Former President of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack arrives for his trial at the Paris courthouse.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Paris | ByPress Trust of India

Russia hires Bragin as men’s national hockey team coach

Bragin moves up from his longtime role in charge of the Russian under-20 team, which he led to the silver medal at this year’s world junior championships.

Kirill Semyonov of Russia, surrounded by Czech players Tomas Zohorna, Jakub Jerabek and Jakub Krejcik, falls in front of Czech goalkeeper Roman Will.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 03:22 PM IST
MOSCOW | ByAssociated Press

Lewis Hamilton back on track next week in Mercedes F1 test

Silverstone, which hosts Hamilton’s home British Grand Prix, is due to host two back-to-back races in August when it will also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first world championship grand prix there.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - March 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during press conference REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 09:14 AM IST
LONDON | ByReuters

World Championship of Cricket: The ‘Fish & Chips’ story behind Sunil Gavaskar’s India captaincy

Due to a good season overall, the selectors were to pick between Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri to lead India in Australia, but the manner in which it happened caught Gavaskar off-guard.

File image of Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 21, 2020 08:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

BFI to pay up part of outstanding international dues by May 20; AIBA threatens suspension on delay

India lost the hosting rights of the 2021 men’s world championship for non-payment of host fee (USD 400,000), which prompted AIBA to impose a penalty of USD 500,000 on the national federation.

The words
Updated on May 14, 2020 02:24 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Son of soil: Boxing champ Amit Panghal speaks up for distraught farmers

The 24-year-old, who hails from Mayna village which is situated 5km from Rohtak, is “for the first time in many years” spending the summer at home due to the lockdown which has brought all training camps to a halt.

File image of Amit Phangal.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 14, 2020 01:02 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘Getting beaten up, no family around’: Vijender Singh explains problems faced at start of professional boxing career

Vijender was based in Manchester in the beginning of his professional career and he said that it took time for him to get used to the climate and language.

Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 13, 2020 02:48 PM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Ravi Shastri names Pakistan player who ‘would go to any level to get under your skin’

Eventually, Shastri trumped Miandad for the award and took home the Audi. In a recent interview on ‘Sony Ten Pit Stop’, Shastri talked about his rivalry with Miandad during the tournament and how he managed to outwit the Pakistani great.

Ravi Shastri looks on during game four of the Twenty20 series between New Zealand and India.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 07, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | edited by Yash Bhati

India’s team of 1985 could trouble Virat Kohli’s side in limited overs: Ravi Shastri

Shastri also has a firm belief that the team of 1985 was qualitatively better than the side that won the 1983 World Cup because it was a perfect blend of youth and experience.

India coach Ravi Shastri during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 05, 2020 08:36 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

F1 director says more spending cuts needed to preserve teams

“There has been a lot of consultation and we are in the final stages,” Brawn told Sky Sports. “We’re going to start with a cap of $145 million and then the discussion is how much further down we can drive costs in the next few years.

File photo of F1.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 05, 2020 11:45 AM IST
London | ByAFP

BWF reschedules 2021 World Championships to Nov-Dec, avoids clash with Olympics

The decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to 23 July to 8 August and 24 August until 5 September 2021 only confirmed this move, the BWF said.

A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 01, 2020 05:57 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Austrian GP ‘must be behind closed doors’, insists minister

Organisers of the July 5 grand prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg were told by the country’s health minister on Wednesday that certain guarantees have to be met.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland crosses the finish line to win the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack southern Austria, Sunday, July 9, 2017.(AP)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Vienna | ByPress Trust of India

Almost two-thirds of Host Fee remains outstanding: Livid AIBA hits out at Boxing Federation

“This host fees should have been paid by BFI in summer 2018. AIBA showed a lot of patience and comprehension, agreeing on numerous successive repayment plans, which were never respected by BFI,” it added.

India's Gaurav Solanki defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national boxing champion Akylbek Esenbek Uulu to cruise into the pre-quarter finals of the Asia Oceania Olympic qualifiers in the 52 kg.
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 12:27 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Olympic medallist Mathias Boe announces retirement from international badminton

In his career spanning two decades, the 39-year-old Danish shuttler has partnered the likes of Michael Jensen, Thomas Hovgaard and Michael Lamp, before striking up a successful long-term combination with Carsten Mogensen.

File image of Badminton.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 06:52 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Silverstone and Austria’s Spielberg could hold back-to-back F1 races

So far nine of the 22 races have either been cancelled or postponed with the French and Belgian races tipped to join the abandoned list.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the crowd after winning the race.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 10:36 AM IST
London | ByPress Trust of India

F1’s Renault furlough ‘vast majority’ of UK staff

Renault join grid rivals Williams, Racing Point and McLaren in furloughing staff after nine of the scheduled 22 races in the world championship were either cancelled or postponed.

File photo of Renault.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Paris | ByAFP

‘During a grocery run, realised things aren’t easy for disabled people in lockdown’

At home, during a grocery run, 30-year-old BWF Para-badminton 2019 World Championship gold medallist Manasi Joshi realised the difficulties a person with disabilities has to face amid the nationwide lockdown, at a time of an unprecedented public health emergency. Speaking to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview, the para-athlete gives a glimpse of her life at home amid lockdown.

File image of Manasi Joshi(PTI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByManasi Joshi
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