Asian Games 2018: Boxers Vikas Krishan, Amit Phangal assure medals after sealing semis berth; Sarjubala Devi bows out
Vikas Krishan (75kg) overcame a bleeding left eye to assure himself of a third successive medal at the Asian Games, while Amit Panghal (49kg) produced a power-packed performance in his quarterfinal bout to guarantee a maiden podium finish.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Mary Kom, Vikas Krishan feature in boxing squad; Gaurav Bidhuri, Shiva Thapa miss out
World medallists Gaurav Bidhuri and Shiva Thapa were the notable omissions, while the likes of M C Mary Kom and Vikas Krishan were picked in India's boxing squad for the Commonwealth Games, selected for the first time without conventional trials
Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament: Gold medallist Vikas Krishan became first Indian to be adjudged best boxer of event
Vikas Krishan defeated world championships bronze-medallist Troy Isley of the USA in the middle-weight (75kg) finals to claim his first medal since the Asian Championships bronze last year in April-May.
Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament: Vikas Krishan, Amit Panghal produce fine performances to storm into finals
Vikas defeated China's Tuohetaerbieke Tanglatiha in his semifinal contest. The former World Championships bronze-medallist produced another calculated performance, continuing a fine comeback from a hand injury.
Devendro Singh assured of first international medal of 2017 after entering the semifinals of Ulaanbaatar Cup
L Devendro Singh (52kg) assured himself of his first international medal of the year by advancing to the semifinals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament.
IOC increase weight categories for women, drop two divisions from men's event for Olympic Games 2020
In a bid to bridge the increasing gender parity in the Games, IOC has decided to increase weight categories for women and drop two divisions from the men's event of the 2020 Olympic Games.
They are appalled, they are angry and they want accountability to be fixed. Indian boxing’s biggest names are demanding an all systems reboot to halt boxing's decline after a medal-less Olympic campaign in Rio and their roadmap goes beyond having the much-delayed national federation.
A tough draw will put their grit to test when India begins its Olympic campaign, aiming to lift the gloom that pervades the sport back home owing to the long-standing administrative mess.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday freely mingled with leaders of various opposition parties as he attended the Rajya Sabha proceedings.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's appointment as the Indian Olympic contingent's goodwill ambassador kicked up a storm on Sunday with star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh questioning the move even as the IOA and some other athletes backed the decision.
Sarita Devi's defeat in Asian qualifiers leaves her with an uphill fight for Rio Olympics, but don't count her out
The next four to six weeks could well be the most crucial of her career. How she trains, her state of mind, her readiness when she climbs into the ring in Astana
Asian Olympic Qualifying: Indian boxers Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa make semi-finals, one step away from Rio Olympic berth
Three Indian boxers, including top seeds M C Mary Kom (51kg) and Shiva Thapa (56kg), stood just one win away from clinching an Olympic berth after they advanced to the semifinals of the Asia/Oceania Qualifying Tournament on Tuesday.
Top seed M C Mary Kom (51kg) advanced to the quarterfinals along with L Sarita Devi (60kg) but it was a largely disappointing day for the India's male boxers at the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Sunday.