2018 Asian-games

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The emotional disconnect: Equestrian show jumpers reveal lockdown impaired rider-horse camaraderie
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The emotional disconnect: Equestrian show jumpers reveal lockdown impaired rider-horse camaraderie

For equestrian showjumper like Kaevaan, Zahan and their steeds, the lockdown has not only been a setback physically and mentally, it has affected something even more critical: man-horse camaraderie.

Firstpost Masterclass: In sailing, you are fighting against nature, former India sailor Girdhari Lal Yadav discusses sport's intricacies
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Firstpost Masterclass: In sailing, you are fighting against nature, former India sailor Girdhari Lal Yadav discusses sport's intricacies

Former India sailor and Arjuna awardee Girdhari Lal Yadav explains the basics and technicalities related to sailing and why it is a tussle between man and nature

Indian mixed relay team’s 2018 Asian Games silver upgraded to gold after Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya fails dope test
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Indian mixed relay team’s 2018 Asian Games silver upgraded to gold after Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya fails dope test

Bahrain, which had topped the 4x400 mixed relay final, was disqualified after Kemi Adekoya was handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.

Manav Thakkar becomes fourth Indian paddler to attain World No 1 rank in Under-21 men's singles category
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Manav Thakkar becomes fourth Indian paddler to attain World No 1 rank in Under-21 men's singles category

Among other Indians, Sathiyan has managed to retain his 30th spot in the rankings for the senior category, while Achanta Sharath Kamal has climbed a spot to 33rd position

Sunita Lakra announces international retirement from Hockey as knee injuries cut short her 'dream' of Tokyo 2020
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Sunita Lakra announces international retirement from Hockey as knee injuries cut short her 'dream' of Tokyo 2020

In the team since 2008, Lakra captained India during the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, leading the side to a second-place finish in the event.

Women in sports: How Simranjit Kaur, Swapna Barman and Dipika Pallikal defied poverty, misfortune and gender inequality
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Women in sports: How Simranjit Kaur, Swapna Barman and Dipika Pallikal defied poverty, misfortune and gender inequality

Three Indian women and their battle past hardships in the form of poverty, gender inequality and lack of support from sports federations, to emerge the victor

Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij denies disrespecting athletes after Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat slam cut in prize money
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Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij denies disrespecting athletes after Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat slam cut in prize money

Haryana athletes and wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat were extremely critical of Haryana government and state sports minister Anil Vij for reduced cash prize.

Dutee Chand's same-sex relationship is unacceptable, says sprinter's mother Akhoji
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Dutee Chand's same-sex relationship is unacceptable, says sprinter's mother Akhoji

After her elder sister Saraswati alleged that Dutee is being pressurised and blackmailed, the athlete's mother Akhoji Chand told ANI that it is not possible for her to accept her daughter's relationship status

Olympian rower Dattu Bhokanal booked after wife claims he harassed her physically and mentally
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Olympian rower Dattu Bhokanal booked after wife claims he harassed her physically and mentally

Dattu Bhokanal's wife, who is a police constable with Nashik Rural police, had lodged a complaint on Thursday night following which a case was registered under sections 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code, an official said.

Boxer Manoj Kumar writes to Rajyavardhan Rathore accusing SAI of ignoring his plea for financial aid to treat injury
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Boxer Manoj Kumar writes to Rajyavardhan Rathore accusing SAI of ignoring his plea for financial aid to treat injury

In a letter to sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Manoj Kumar's coach Rajesh Rajound, who is also his elder brother, stated that SAI has not responded to his request for assistance in dealing with a groin injury despite reminders.

Australian Open 2019: Prajnesh Gunneswaran aims to break into top-100 after making Grand Slam debut in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2019: Prajnesh Gunneswaran aims to break into top-100 after making Grand Slam debut in Melbourne

2018 was a bumper year for Gunneswaran. He played an integral part in India's Davis Cup win over China and beat Denis Shapovalov at Stuttgart.

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

Teenage shooter Manu Bhaker aiming to secure 2020 Tokyo Olympics quota spot after fruitful 2018
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Teenage shooter Manu Bhaker aiming to secure 2020 Tokyo Olympics quota spot after fruitful 2018

Having left her mark in almost all the top events, the 16-year-old Manu Bhaker is now focussed on making the cut for the Tokyo Games.

Gearing up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Indian tennis ace Divij Sharan’s time has finally come
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Gearing up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Indian tennis ace Divij Sharan’s time has finally come

Divij Sharan is 32 and while you may not have heard of him much, remember that name. For Sharan is set to be a leading medal contender for the country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu back on track chasing her Olympic dreams after recovering from career-threatening injury
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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu back on track chasing her Olympic dreams after recovering from career-threatening injury

Mirabai Chanu had a disappointing outing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, after triumphing at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, she's gunning for gold at the Tokyo Olympics

Wrestling World Championship: Bajrang Punia one bout away from first gold medal after tense semi-final win
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Wrestling World Championship: Bajrang Punia one bout away from first gold medal after tense semi-final win

Bajrang Punia had come into the event as one of the strong medal contenders and has continued with his red-hot form this season.

Asian Champions Trophy: India's title challenge starts with Pakistan clash, says coach Harendra Singh
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Asian Champions Trophy: India's title challenge starts with Pakistan clash, says coach Harendra Singh

Title holders India started the tournament with a runaway 11-0 victory over hosts Oman, while Pakistan will take on South Korea in their first fixture.

China couldn't bear Twitch's popularity during the Asian Games so they banned it
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China couldn't bear Twitch's popularity during the Asian Games so they banned it

Twitch reportedly hit number three among all free apps on the Apple App Store in China.

IOA misspells names of multiple Asian Games medallists on cheques, organisers forget to felicitate Divya Kakran
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IOA misspells names of multiple Asian Games medallists on cheques, organisers forget to felicitate Divya Kakran

The IOA awarded Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively to the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the team events.

Bipin Rawat says India will also 'be like Neeraj Chopra' if Pakistan makes the first move to stop terrorism
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Bipin Rawat says India will also 'be like Neeraj Chopra' if Pakistan makes the first move to stop terrorism

Rawat said that contrary to the figures that keep coming up in the media that terrorism was rising, local youngsters getting radicalised and taking up arms were getting killed by the security forces or arrested or surrendering in 1-2 months.