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‘It’s not as if my career’s over’: Arpinder Singh on missing out on Arjuna Award for fourth time
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‘It’s not as if my career’s over’: Arpinder Singh on missing out on Arjuna Award for fourth time

Arpinder Singh won gold in the triple jump at the 2018 Asian Games. While his coach got a Dronacharya that same year, Arpinder has unsuccessfully applied for the Arjuna Award in three consecutive years since.

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.

Tokyo Olympics: Triple-jumper Arpinder Singh confident of breaching qualification mark once training resumes
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Tokyo Olympics: Triple-jumper Arpinder Singh confident of breaching qualification mark once training resumes

"I am confident of going past the Olympic qualification mark. I was in good form before the lockdown, and frankly, jumping 17 metres is not an impossible task," Arpinder said.

Bridge Federation of India nominates Asian Games gold medal winners Shibnath Sarkar, Pranab Bardhan for Arjuna Award
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Bridge Federation of India nominates Asian Games gold medal winners Shibnath Sarkar, Pranab Bardhan for Arjuna Award

Bardhan and Sarkar won the gold in the bridge event at the Jakarta Asian Games with the former gaining the distinction of being the oldest Asiad champion from India

Esports in India: Athletes, officials explain difference between gaming and esports, talk about sport's lucrative business in modern era
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Esports in India: Athletes, officials explain difference between gaming and esports, talk about sport's lucrative business in modern era

Esports athletes and officials from the Esports Federation of India explain why India's overwhelmingly young population and gains in internet penetration could facilitate a potentially billion-dollar esports industry

Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Bajrang Punia nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
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Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Bajrang Punia nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

Bajrang Punia's name was finalised by a 12-member selection committee on the opening day of a two-day meeting.

Relentless resolve to dominate fuels Indian Railways women's team win at Kabaddi Nationals
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Relentless resolve to dominate fuels Indian Railways women's team win at Kabaddi Nationals

Ever since its inception in 1984, women's kabaddi Nationals has seen unreal domination from Railways — they have won all but one edition, the only blip coming in 2018 at the hands of Himachal Pradesh.

India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test
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India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test

The ban on Adekoya, who was part of the gold winning team, means India's silver is set to be upgraded.

Diamond League: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finishes eighth; Germany's Johannes Vetter clinches gold
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Diamond League: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finishes eighth; Germany's Johannes Vetter clinches gold

In his first Diamond League appearance, Indian javelin thrower and Asian Games silver medallist Shivpal Singh finished at the eighth spot here in Oslo, Norway

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.

After stop-start career, triple jumper Arpinder Singh finding speed and momentum under Antony Yaich
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After stop-start career, triple jumper Arpinder Singh finding speed and momentum under Antony Yaich

Triple jumper Arpinder Singh had sent a proposal to train under Jeremy Fischer in USA under the TOP Scheme. But when he didn't hear back on it for many weeks, he moved to IIS to train under Antony Yaich.

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

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

Hockey World Cup 2018: Rupinder Pal Singh's absence may hurt India at showpiece event, says ex-captain Sardar Singh
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Rupinder Pal Singh's absence may hurt India at showpiece event, says ex-captain Sardar Singh

Recently-retired India captain Sardar Singh believes Rupinder's exclusion was avoidable and the team might miss his experience in high-pressure matches.

Bajrang Punia rises to World No 1 rank in 65kg weight class; five Indian female wrestlers enter top 10 in rankings
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Bajrang Punia rises to World No 1 rank in 65kg weight class; five Indian female wrestlers enter top 10 in rankings

The 24-year-old Bajrang, who has won five medals this season including Commonwealth Games and Asian Games gold and a silver at the World Championship, was placed atop the ranking table with 96 points in the UWW list.

Fitter, smarter, together: Fazel Atrachali, Gholamreza Mazandarani reveal the secrets of Iran’s Asian Games kabaddi triumph
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Fitter, smarter, together: Fazel Atrachali, Gholamreza Mazandarani reveal the secrets of Iran’s Asian Games kabaddi triumph

Iran needed to take the next step in their progression in kabaddi. Beating India and claiming the Asian Games gold was that step. Coach Gholamreza Mazandarani and captain Fazel Atrachali narrate the tale of Iran kabaddi team's greatest triumph

Pro Kabaddi League 2018: For Gholamreza Mazandarani, U Mumba’s baker turned coach, kabaddi is love, not a job
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Pro Kabaddi League 2018: For Gholamreza Mazandarani, U Mumba’s baker turned coach, kabaddi is love, not a job

Gholamreza was destined to be a sportsman. Not just because he has a built of a wrestler, composure of a shooter and brain of a chess player, but simply because he doesn’t love anything else more.

L&T Mumbai Open: Ankita Raina runs out of steam against Danka Kovinic as Indian challenge ends in singles
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L&T Mumbai Open: Ankita Raina runs out of steam against Danka Kovinic as Indian challenge ends in singles

Against Bhosale, Raina played with determination, grit and a bit of luck. Within 16 hours, she was back battling it out on court but perhaps ran out of luck as she lost to Danka Kovinic to end the Indian challenge at the Mumbai Open.

After making successful comeback, swimmer Virdhawal Khade sets sights on training abroad to prepare for 2020 Olympics
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After making successful comeback, swimmer Virdhawal Khade sets sights on training abroad to prepare for 2020 Olympics

Since 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.

Asian Champions Trophy 2018: Defending champions India look to make solid start against Oman in opening match
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Asian Champions Trophy 2018: Defending champions India look to make solid start against Oman in opening match

Determined to redeem pride after a below par show at the Asian Games, India are expected to make a solid start when it clashes with hosts Oman in the Asian Champions Trophy opener