articles by V Krishnaswamy


Amazing Achanta Sharath Kamal turns back the clock, wins four medals in fifth CWG appearance

Achanta Sharath Kamal came to the 2022 edition with nine medals placed proudly in the cabinet back home. Now he takes back four more to make it 13, of which more than half – seven - are gold.


Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu strikes gold on third attempt; Lakshya Sen claims the yellow metal on CWG debut

The 21-15, 21-13 scoreline for Sindhu had Michelle remarking, “She played very well today. In the eight years since we first met in CWG in 2014, she has grown stronger and better, and I have had injuries. I think I played well. But she was much better.”


Boxing starts the gold rush on Sunday at Commonwealth Games

Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal were in full flow against their English opponents as they won their bouts by a unanimous decision.


CWG 2022: A big medal after 4 years takes away some pain of the past for Vinesh; wrestlers win a medal in each category

Over two days, India had seven finalists and all barring Anshu Malik on the first day, won gold. India’s overall tally is now 12 gold, 11 silver and 15 bronze.


Commonwealth Games: Amazing ‘Men’s Fours’ add silver to women's gold in Lawn Bowls

India lawn bowls team had reached the Men’s Fours final with a stunning upset over England late on Friday but lost the final to Northern Ireland 5-18.


Commonwealth Games: Bajrang Punia leads India’s wrestling gold rush in Birmingham

India's medal tally reached 26 at the 2022 Comonwealth Games after Bajrang Punia-led wrestling contingent won six medals on Day 8. Bajrang, Sakhsi Malik and Deepak Punia won gold.


Commonwealth Games: A life that has never been easy is coated with silver, but Tulika Mann wants gold

In Birmingham, Tulika beat Tracy Durhone of Mauritius by Ippon in the quarterfinal and then New Zealand's Sydnee Andrews to get to the final, where she met Sarah Adlington of Scotland


CWG 2022: Safety concerns about overhead installations cause chaos and 2-hour delay in wrestling; Bajrang, Deepak win

The morning wrestling session, which got underway at 10.30 am was stopped at 11.22 am. It was then announced that bouts would re-start at 12.15 pm and then it became 12.45 pm and it was further pushed to 1.15 pm and that became 1.30 pm all adding up to more than two hours of stoppage


Commonwealth Games: With historic bronze, Sourav Ghosal gives himself an early birthday present, could add more to tally

Ghosal is quite easily the most decorated player in Indian squash history. His cabinet has several singles individual medals including four in four Asian Games dating back to 2006, yet his collection did not include any from the Commonwealth Games. That was till now.


Commonwealth Games: India need to be wary of South Africa in the semis; Australia as usual look strong

India face Australia in the semi-finals, a team that has won the Commonwealth Games gold medal in men's hockey in all editions since 1998


Commonwealth Games: Amit Panghal assured of medal even as boxing haul set to drop from 2018

Even if all the remaining Indian boxers win medals, the will fall short of the total of nine with three each of gold, silver and bronze won in 2018.


Commonwealth Games: Kidambi’s unexpected loss takes away India’s challenge from mixed team badminton final

Malaysia, winners of the Commonwealth Games gold in 2006, 2010 and 2014 had lost to India in 2018. On Tuesday, they regained the gold with a comprehensive display.


Indian-American Sahith Theegala endears himself to everyone with his brand of golf and smile

Sahith Theegala's rise has been phenomenal. He swept all the major college golf awards while graduating from Pepperdine. He won the Fred Haskins and Ben Hogan Awards and then added the Jack Nicklaus award, too.


British Open 2022: Win or lose, world No 1 Scheffler fine without spotlights and happy with his close circle

Yet, like the rest, Scheffler dreams of holding the Claret Jug on Sunday evening to crown a rare double — the Masters and an Open at the Old Course at St Andrews.


British Open 2022: No one plays chess better on a golf course than Tiger Woods, says Rory McIlroy

Woods has won two of his three Opens at St Andrews and the third came at Royal Liverpool, where McIlroy won his only Open in 2014 and then was unable to defend it the following year.


PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson chases history as dodgy-kneed Brooks Koepka chases veteran at the Ocean Course

If the 50-year-old Mickelson is looking to become the first man past the half century to hoist a Major trophy, Koepka is seeking to become only sixth man to win the PGA at least three times,


PGA Championship: Leaderboard provides fascinating mix of contenders at halfway mark

Mickelson, 50, winner of five Majors, but none since 2013, is a co-leader at 5-under, and Matsuyama, who attained a ‘God-like’ status in his home country, Japan, won the Masters only last month.


The Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama's triumph gives wings to Japanese challenge, inspires Asia's golf community

"You know it's really inspiring is really amazing. I'm very happy for him. He's a fantastic person, like I said. He is really great for Japan, and for golf. You know the Olympics are coming to Japan and we have the current Masters champion, representing Japan.


The Masters 2021: Tiger on the prowl in Augusta despite his absence

He is not here, at least this year. But everyone seems to see Tiger Woods in every corner and everyone wants him back.


India's Aditi Ashok gets birthday gift with entry into ANA Inspiration; joins Anirban Lahiri with most Major starts

Thrilled at playing her way into the ANA Inspiration, Aditi, the only Indian to have played at least one Major each year since she turned pro in 2016, will make her 16th start in a Major this week at Rancho Mirage, Mission Hills Country Club, California.