Cwg 2018

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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.

Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships gold medallist Harmeet Desai opens up on his triumph and journey
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Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships gold medallist Harmeet Desai opens up on his triumph and journey

In 2004, a joyous Harmeet Desai watched Sharath Kamal clinch the men's singles title in Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships on TV. On Monday, after 15 years, he was on the winners' podium, collecting the same prize.

Manika Batra interview: Table Tennis star looks back at Commonwealth Games 2018 success, reveals her diet plan and more
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Manika Batra interview: Table Tennis star looks back at Commonwealth Games 2018 success, reveals her diet plan and more

In a freewheeling chat with Firstpost, Indian table tennis star Manika Batra talks about her recent exploits at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, aside from a host of other topics.

After gold in Commonwealth Games, Sathish Sivalingam eyes glory in upcoming Asian Games
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After gold in Commonwealth Games, Sathish Sivalingam eyes glory in upcoming Asian Games

Commonweath Games gold-winning weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam said he was focusing on the forthcoming Asian Games in Jakarta after having recovered from injuries

Ultimate Table Tennis played its part in India's rich haul in Commonwealth Games 2018, feels owner Vita Dani
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Ultimate Table Tennis played its part in India's rich haul in Commonwealth Games 2018, feels owner Vita Dani

Indian table tennis delivered its best ever Commonwealth Games (CWG) performance in Gold Coast and the one season old professional league Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) can claim a tiny bit of credit for it, says the event's owner Vita Dani.

Suspended weightlifter Sanjita Chanu says she's innocent, will challenge decision with help of national federation
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Suspended weightlifter Sanjita Chanu says she's innocent, will challenge decision with help of national federation

Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on Friday said she will challenge the provisional suspension imposed on her for allegedly failing a dope test, insisting that she is innocent.

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu's four-year doping suspension to be contested by Indian Weightlifting Federation
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Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu's four-year doping suspension to be contested by Indian Weightlifting Federation

Indian Weightlifting Federation said it would fight the case of the Sanjita Chanu, who had had tested positive for the anabolic steroid testosterone.

From battling poverty to gunning for Asian glory, Hima Das' stunning rise as Indian athletics' pin-up girl
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From battling poverty to gunning for Asian glory, Hima Das' stunning rise as Indian athletics' pin-up girl

Hima Das has overcome poverty and defied stereotypes to scorch the tracks and going by her current form, this Dhing Express is not willing to slow down.

Missing African athletes resurface after Commonwealth Games 2018 seeking asylum in Australia
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Missing African athletes resurface after Commonwealth Games 2018 seeking asylum in Australia

A number of African athletes who went missing from the Commonwealth Games in April have resurfaced, seeking advice on gaining asylum in Australia, refugee advocates said Tuesday.

India's Heena Sidhu wins gold in International Shooting Competitions of Hannover; P Shri Nivetha claims bronze
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India's Heena Sidhu wins gold in International Shooting Competitions of Hannover; P Shri Nivetha claims bronze

Heena was in rollicking form in the final where she was tied with France's Mathilde Lamolle on 239.8 points. She won the tie to win the gold ahead of Mathilde. While Shri Nivetha finished on 219.2.

Hima Das, Akhil Sheoran and four other CWG medallists included in TOPS; Gagan Narang left out
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Hima Das, Akhil Sheoran and four other CWG medallists included in TOPS; Gagan Narang left out

Narang had a disappointing seventh CWG appearance, returning without a medal from the multi-sport event for the first time in his career.

Asian Games 2018: Indian paddler G Sathiyan feels podium finish possible despite tough competition
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Asian Games 2018: Indian paddler G Sathiyan feels podium finish possible despite tough competition

"Even though the CWG was really good for us, the Asian Games will be much tougher as teams who are ranked top in the world will be competing," Sathiyan told PTI.

India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal feels PV Sindhu is just another opponent, downplays superior head-to-head record
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India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal feels PV Sindhu is just another opponent, downplays superior head-to-head record

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina has a 3-1 head-to-head record in the international matches against Rio Games silver medallist Sindhu, including the win in the Commonwealth Games final.

PV Sindhu brushes off criticism regarding losses in summit clashes, says reaching finals is itself a big thing
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PV Sindhu brushes off criticism regarding losses in summit clashes, says reaching finals is itself a big thing

Sindhu said, "Before I used to lose in the quarter-finals, semi-finals but now I am reaching the finals, so I am going a step ahead.

World Champion Johannes Vetter predicts Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will throw close to 90m this year
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World Champion Johannes Vetter predicts Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will throw close to 90m this year

After winning gold at Gold Coast Games with his second career-best throw of 86.47m, the 20-year-old Neeraj has said that he would like to join the '90m club' soon.

Sunita Lakra to lead India's title defence at Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament; Rani Rampal rested
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Sunita Lakra to lead India's title defence at Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament; Rani Rampal rested

Sunita was handed the leadership responsibility of the 18-member side in the absence of regular skipper Rani Rampal, who has been rested for the tournament.

CWG 2018 medallist Ashwini Ponnappa had serious self-doubts about playing badminton post-2016 Rio Olympics
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CWG 2018 medallist Ashwini Ponnappa had serious self-doubts about playing badminton post-2016 Rio Olympics

Ashwini Ponnappa said: "It is nice to get all the acknowledgement now but it has not been easy. After 2016 Rio Games, I started doubting myself. There was no power in my smashes, I couldn't hit as harder I did earlier, it was just not working."

Narendra Modi felicitates Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medallists, says their feats have raised India's stature
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Narendra Modi felicitates Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medallists, says their feats have raised India's stature

The athletes feted included Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, who won the gold and silver respectively in the women's singles at the Commonwealth Games, boxer MC Mary Kom, wrestler Sushil Kumar.

Joshna Chinappa's campaign at El Gouna International PSA World Series squash ends with quarters loss
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Joshna Chinappa's campaign at El Gouna International PSA World Series squash ends with quarters loss

The 16th seeded Chinappa, after beating eight-time world champion Nicol David, went down against Massaro in straight games.

Haryana cancels Commonwealth Games 2018 award function after medallists threaten boycott over proposed prize money cut
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Haryana cancels Commonwealth Games 2018 award function after medallists threaten boycott over proposed prize money cut

"Everyone is aware that Haryana gives highest award money. What we had said is that we will deduct the prize money that they get from their employer, in case of any, from the total reward money," state sports minister Anil Vij explained.