Articles by Anish Anand
Jan 11, 2019
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Abdel Nasser Barakat, catalyst behind Palestine football's rise before Saudi deal turned things aroundAbdel Nasser Barakat
Jan 05, 2019
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Meet Norway's Per Inge Jacobsen, Indian football team's analyst tasked with breaking down opponentsMeet Per Inge Jacobsen – the Indian football team's analyst. Jacobsen oversaw Indian team's preparations ahead of the quadrennial event, which also included friendly matches against China, Jordan and Oman.
Dec 17, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: India's jitters under pressure, necessity of sturdy domestic structure and other talking pointsThe Hockey World Cup came to a thrilling end in Bhubaneswar with Belgium clinching their first-ever title after beating Netherlands in the final. Here are some of the takeaways from the tournament.
Dec 03, 2018
Firstpost Explains: Why Indian hockey teams' route to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics is tricky after Asian Games heartbreakWith the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, we take look at Indian hockey teams' complicated qualification route for the mega event after they failed to win gold at Asian Games.
Dec 01, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: Once world-beaters, Pakistan desperately seek revival of national sportHockey in India is on the mend, improving significantly post the 2008 and 2012 debacles. They are currently ranked No 5 in the world. For Pakistan, it seems the wait will be longer.
Oct 30, 2018
After making successful comeback, swimmer Virdhawal Khade sets sights on training abroad to prepare for 2020 OlympicsSince making his return to pool only last November, Khade has been gunning to find form and also few medals. At the recent Asian Games in Jakarta, the 27-year-old Khade missed a bronze medal in the men’s 50m freestyle by a whisker.
Oct 17, 2018
Breaking barriers: India's Ironman Amit Samarth talks about finishing Race Across America and Trans-Siberian RaceThis year in August, the Nagpur-based Amit Samarth broke all barriers when he became the first Asian to compete and finish the Trans-Siberian Extreme.
Oct 12, 2018
Laureus Best Sporting Moment: Patrick Taylor celebrates his father's love for cricket and BBC's Test Match SpecialDuring day three of the third Test between England and India, Jonathan Agnew read out an emotional, gut-wrenching letter written by Patrick that detailed his departed father's battle with illness and also celebrated his love for cricket.
Oct 04, 2018
Asian Games gold medallist boxer Amit Panghal gears up for new challenges as jump to new weight category loomsPost the triumph at the Asian Games, Panghal now faces a stiff challenge of making a successful jump to a higher weight category (52 kg) as his preferred 49 kg category is all set to get scrapped from the Tokyo Olympics.
Sep 27, 2018
ISL 2018-19: Sergio Lobera's FC Goa will look to bring home elusive title after reinforcing leaky defenceThis year, with Lobera continuing, Corominas playing again and reinforcements in the defence, it's fair to say that FC Goa are heavy favourites for the title.