Commonwealth Games 2018
Commonwealth Games 2018 News
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.
Two-time Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Sanjita Chanu's provisional doping ban lifted by International Weightlifting Federation
Sanjita had set a new Commonwealth Games record in 2018 with a lift of 84 kg in snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk, to finish with a total of 192 kg.
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.
Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth identifies chinks in armour, but focuses on improvement ahead of European circuit
Now, with not much time remaining in 2018, Srikanth only target is to improve as results become secondary when things aren't turning in his favour.
Bajrang Punia becomes only wrestler from Indian contingent to receive seeding ahead of World Championships
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has been seeded for the upcoming World Championships, becoming the only wrestler from the Indian contingent to secure a seeding in the fairly new ranking system.
Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Bajrang Punia to talk to sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore about Khel Ratna snub
Bajrang said: "It doesn't feel good to beg for an award, but it is the biggest honour for any sportsperson and a wrestler's career is very uncertain. Any time an injury can end your career."
Table tennis star Manika Batra has mixed feelings on being recommended for Arjuna award as coach Sandeep Gupta misses Dronacharya honour
"Yes, I wanted him to get the award. But it is the government's decision and we have to respect that. I will work harder so that he gets it next time," Manika Batra said.
Former shooter Anjali Bhagwat backs young Manu Bhaker to come good, advises not to get bogged down by failures
Manu is currently competing in the ISSF World Championships in Changwon, South Korea, where despite shooting a creditable 574 in qualifying, she couldn’t make the cut for the finals of her pet 10m air pistol event.
Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia in contention for Khel Ratna award after gold at 2018 CWG, Asian Games
Champion wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat are in contention for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour, after notching up gold medals in this year's Commonwealth Games and the ongoing Asian Games.
With Uwe Hohn by his side, Neeraj would love nothing more than crossing 90m and someday dream of 100m like his German coach, but for now, his focus will be on Tokyo 2020.
Blaming the current process, Sharma emphasised that the national association should appoint a good doubles coach and ensure that four-five good doubles players emerge every two years.
As Manu Bhaker aims to strike gold at 10-metre air pistol, Firstpost spoke to her family and coach for a comprehensive lowdown on young shooter.
The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of Jakarta in their national jerseys, JOC officials said, adding that the four had been ordered to leave immediately.
Expectations have unsurprisingly risen after the CWG heroics but the Asian Games are a different beast and Manika Batra is not getting too far ahead of her.
As an in-form Sharath Kamal heads to the Asian Games in a few days' time, he has the best chance of winning his and country's first medal at the Asiad.
Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat says the razzmatazz of a Bollywood blockbuster on her life and a prolonged injury break took away her focus from the sport and she is now trying to recover lost ground.
Asian Games 2018: Sakshi Malik says she wasn't happy with Gold Coast bronze, will look to put up better show in Indonesia
Wrestler Sakshi Malik admitted to not being happy at all with the bronze she had won at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, and that she has put that behind now and is gunning for greater success at the upcoming Asian Games.
Asian Games 2018: Silver medallist Tintu Luka pulls out of confirmatory trials, out of marquee event
Luka's mentor and sprint legend PT Usha has written to the AFI, saying that her ward will not be able to take part in the confirmatory trial as she has not recovered from her heel injury
Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Sakshi Malik says athletes are always striving for medals, cannot be accused of lack of effort
Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes always aim for medals so that fingers are not pointed at them.
Shooter Heena Sidhu and her coach Ronak Pandit discuss the nuances of shooting ahead of the Asian Games