articles by Turja Sen

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Sarita Devi Interview: 'I am the quintessential fighter – be it motherhood, age, injuries, the ban – I have fought everything'

Sarita and Thoiba may have pushed aside the painful memories but for the Indian fans to forget it, Sarita will need to probably come up with a grand performance at the Olympics to relegate the images of the 2014 Asian Games to the background.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Time running out for Indian shotgun shooters to find the target for Olympic slots

In stark contrast to bleak scenario in shotgun shooters, India have already bagged seven Olympic quota in pistol and rifle events. Top two finishers at the World Cup and the first three at the Asian Championship will earn Olympic quota places for their countries.

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Unheralded wrestler Sarita Mor pins hopes on World Championship to emerge as next wrestling star from India

Sarita is hopeful that her performance in the world championship will help her emerge as yet another role model inspiring more youngsters to take up the sport.

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Eyes on Tokyo Olympics, Atanu Das leads revival of India's recurve archery

At Rio Olympics, Das was the lone male archer from India and had reached the pre-quarters. For Tokyo, the archer from Kolkata is working on his skills as well as mental toughness.

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Asian Championship medal fires gymnast Pranati Nayak’s Olympics dream, but it's a difficult road ahead

Pranati is only the fourth Indian after Ashish Kumar, Aruna Reddy and Dipa Karmakar to win a medal in gymnastics at the international level. The next couple of months will be crucial for the gymnast gunning for an Olympic spot.

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After 2018 Commonwealth Games heartbreak, race walker KT Irfan's career back on track with Tokyo Olympics berth

The wounds of the ouster from the Commonwealth Games last year are yet to heal. But KT Irfan's performance at the Asian Race Walking Championship held in Japan this Sunday has given his career a new lease of life.

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After Asian Games high, shot putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor set to train in New Zealand, aims to breach 21-metre barrier

“My aim is to break the 21m barrier this year and I am targeting 21.60m at the World Championships in Doha. After the World Championships, I will still have 10 months for the Olympics. This is the time in which I will be looking to push myself to cross 22.50m in time for the Tokyo Games," says Tejinder.

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'Reborn' after seeing her suspension revoked, Sanjita Chanu vows to come back with a bang, targets Tokyo Olympics spot

An ecstatic Sanjita spoke to Firstpost from her home in Imphal after her provisional suspension was lifted.

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Named after India’s shooting legend, 10-year-old Abhinav Shaw creates history at Khelo India Youth Games

Abhinav still has a long journey ahead to emulate the achievements of India’s shooting icon after whom he was named. But the blazing start to his career has raised hopes of a bright future.

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After landmark 2018, triple jumper Arpinder Singh readies for giant leap at World Championships

Currently being coached by Jeremy Fisher, one of the top jump coaches in the USA, Arpinder will return to India at the end of March for the Federation Cup.

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South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas seek whitewash in Johannesburg as Sarfraz Ahmed's men look to salvage pride

Pakistan will slide to the seventh spot if they are not able to prevent a three-nil whitewash in this tour of the Rainbow Nation.

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South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas continue to shine under Faf du Plessis as they savour seventh straight home series win

The recent win in Cape Town, where du Plessis struck a century, helped South Africa take an unassailable 2-0 lead against Pakistan in the three-match Test series. This was South Africa’s seventh straight home victory.

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Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Balancing chartered accountancy and cricket, Abhimanyu Easwaran bides his time for national reckoning

Abhimanyu Easwaran, who scored a majestic 183 not out during Bengal’s record run-chase of 322 against Delhi, is his state's leading run-scorer this season.

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South Africa vs Pakistan: Intense scrutiny on Sarfraz Ahmed as Proteas start favourites in second Test at Newlands

Sarfraz, who bagged a pair in the last Test at Centurion, has seen his batting performance nosedive over the last year since taking over the reins from Misbah ul Haq.

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South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas flaunt their fast bowling prowess to turn the scales against Sarfraz Ahmed and Co

Duanne Olivier, who is mentored by Allan Donald, was on fire claiming 11 wickets to rock the brittle Pakistan batting line-up.

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South Africa vs Pakistan: The Duanne Olivier story, how a reserve bowler stole the thunder from Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada

As the Boxing Day Test match got underway in Centurion, the media glare was on Steyn’s tryst with the milestone and Hashim Amla’s extended dry spell with the bat. But at the end of the second day’s play, it is Olivier’s eleven wicket haul that has grabbed the headlines and put the Proteas on track to win the Test match.

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South Africa vs Pakistan: Dale Steyn chases history as Proteas start favourites in Boxing Day series opener

Dale Steyn is just one short of overhauling Shaun Pollock’s tally of 421 Test wickets to become the most successful South African bowler in history.

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Year in review 2018: With 2020 Tokyo Olympics in sight, javelin star Neeraj Chopra looks to build on past success

Fame and adulation can be tough to handle for most twenty-year-olds but his family is happy that Neeraj has managed to shrug off the distractions targeting an Olympic medal with a monk-like dedication.

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IPL Auction 2019: Mumbai Indians' latest recruit Rasikh Salam Dar has become the new poster boy of Kashmir

Cricket has often provided the solace and a healing balm in the troubled valley. Hopefully Rashik’s emergence will provide inspiration for other youngsters in the region to take up the sport more seriously.

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IPL Auction 2019: Prayas Ray Barman spins a magic yarn to become league's youngest crorepati after being bought by RCB

Prayas Ray Barman, with his towering frame of six feet one inch, has caught the eye of the talent scouts because of his ability to land deliveries with immaculate precision and extracting bounce.