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Indian wrestlers in a quandary, depleted team for Zagreb event

Published on Jan 02, 2024 11:01 PM IST

The disappointing state of affairs points to the administrative mess that Indian wrestling is in an Olympics year

The 18-member team that was picked for the Hangzhou Asian Games was also to go to Zagreb, but with five wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia (thumb injury) and Antim Panghal, withdrawing, no replacement was named.(REUTERS)
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Carlsen romps to victory again, Nepo trips up

The Rapid and Blitz world championships in Uzbekistan also saw India's Nihal Sarin and Koneru Humpy raise hopes and then slip up.

Magus Carlsen(Getty)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:47 PM IST

Wrestling national camp to be held from February 9

The men's camp will be held in Haryana's Sonepat while the women will be based in NIS, Patiala, the ad hoc committee announced

The camp will be preceded by the senior nationals in Jaipur from February 2-5, as announced on Saturday.(File)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 10:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Race walker Priyanka Goswami seeks an Australian step up

The diminutive walker heads for altitude training near Canberra with an elite bunch as she bids to make a mark in the Paris Olympics

Meerut’s Priyanka Goswami after winning silver in 20-km race walk at Asian Athletics meet in Bangkok on Sunday. (Sourced)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 08:15 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

A New Year wish list: Athletes take control, BCCI gets a CEO

What follows is a revelation of what should become real in the year ahead but most definitely will not, writes Sharda Ugra

BCCI logo(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 09:16 PM IST
BySharda Ugra

Jaismine Lamboria, Arundhati Choudhary eye Paris Olympics berths

They will now be part of the evaluation process for selection in the Indian team for the Olympic qualifiers in Italy from February 29

In the 60kg category, Jaismine will have a fight in her hand against Tokyo Olympian Simranjit Kaur, who has rediscovered her form as was evident in the final of national championships.(PTI)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 09:06 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Major sporting events to look forward to in 2024

2024 will see some big sporting events like the T20 World Cup and Paris Olympics. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will also be making his comeback.

Rafael Nadal attends a training session ahead of the Brisbane International.(AFP)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 07:46 PM IST

‘Magnus needs…': Kasparov's take on Carlsen winning blitz World C'ship

Magnus Carlsen added the blitz title to his rapid crown, signing off with 6 points from the 21 rounds

Carlsen has defended both his crowns to capture his 17th World Championships title overall and add to his dominance across formats(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 12:11 PM IST

Gukesh confirms his Candidates spot

For the teenager, the torment is finally over after joining R Praggnandhaa and Vidit Gujrathi for next year's tournament

Gukesh D
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 03:35 PM IST

Qualifying for Candidates a huge achievement: Gukesh

Gukesh will join Praggnanandhaa and Vidit among the eight men in Toronto, making it the first time that there will be three Indians at the Candidates (Open)

Gukesh D likes to plan his moves ahead of time.
Published on Dec 30, 2023 11:00 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Carlsen wins blitz World Championship

The world No. 1 finished with 16 points from 21 rounds, ahead of Russian GMs Daniil Dubov (15.5 points) and Vladislav Artemiev (15)

File photo of Magnus Carlsen(PTI)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 10:56 PM IST

Now, Vinesh leaves Khel Ratna, Arjuna near PM's office

Phogat giving away her Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards comes after Bajrang Punia last week returned his Padma Shri

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat, a two-time World Championship medal winner, walks with her Arjuna and Khel Ratna Awards(AP)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 10:11 PM IST

‘In our last conversation... I just miss my friend’: Vettel on Schumacher

Sebastian Vettel spoke about his friend and former Formula One teammate Michael Schumacher.

Sebastian Vettel spoke about Michael Schumacher.
Published on Dec 30, 2023 06:25 PM IST

Bajrang urges Sports Ministry to resume wrestling activities in view of Olympics

Punia, who had decided to return his Padma Shri in protest of election of Sanjay Singh, further said the preparation for the Olympics needed urgent attention

Gold Medallist India's Bajrang Punia celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Nihal, Arjun tied for top place in World Blitz

The Indian GMs were tied on 9 points along with freshly-crowned rapid champion Carlsen, Artemiev, Dubov, Nepomniachtchi, Vachier-Lagrave and Riazantsev.

Nihal Sarin is an Indian grandmaster.(Twitter)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 11:17 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Sandeep takes the Kabaddi route to success

The son of an auto rickshaw driver, he made his PKL debut as a raider for Patna Pirates

Sandeep Kumar aims to play for India.(Patna Pirates)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 10:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Wrestling body office moved out of BJP MP Brij Bhushan's residence

The wrestling body is in the process of shifting its operations from Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's official residence to a rented space in West Delhi's Hari Nagar

BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh(Shrikant Singh)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 06:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Year Ender 2023: Controversies that shook the sporting world

There were n-number of glory tales to rave about in 2023 but there were some controversies that rocked the sporting world. We look back at some of those…

Security personnel detain wrestler Sakshi Malik during wrestlers' protest(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 06:15 AM IST

Michael Schumacher being driven in Mercedes AMG car to stimulate brain: Report

Since his fatal accident in 2013, Michael Schumacher's life has been kept strictly private by his family.

German publication BILD gave a huge update on Michael Schumacher's health.(Getty)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 06:31 PM IST

Formula E Hyderabad E-Prix runs into fresh trouble

Following a recent communication received from the new Government of Telangana, Formula E is seeking urgent clarification of their contractual commitments

Jean-Eric-Vergne of France DS Penske driver ride during the Hyderabad E-Prix on February 11, 2023 in Hyderabad, India.(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 11:48 PM IST

Govt didn't follow proper procedure while suspending WFI: Sanjay Singh

Sanjay said that his "autonomous" and "democratically elected" body could not have been suspended by the government without hearing the WFI's side of the story.

Sanjay Singh, who was elected as the new Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief, speaks regarding the suspension of the newly elected body(ANI)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 04:15 PM IST

Teams for Olympic qualifier should be picked based on trials: Simranjit Kaur

The Tokyo Olympian hopes she will get a chance to stake her claim for Paris

Simranjit Kaur
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 11:51 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, Greater Noida

Bhupender Singh Bajwa back to head new WFI ad hoc panel

The wushu federation president with 1980 Olympics hockey gold medallist MM Somaya and 1998 CWG badminton medallist Manjusha Kanwar are in the panel.

Bhupendra Singh Bajwa(ANI)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 10:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi

IOA forms 3-member ad hoc committee to run affairs of suspended WFI

Wushu Association of India president Bhupinder Singh Bajwa will be the chairman of the three-member panel.

Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh during a protest(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 05:38 PM IST

Dipa Karmakar to participate in senior nationals after 8 years

Besides Dipa, the championship will feature the likes of Tokyo Olympian Pranati Nayak, Yogeshwar Singh, Rakesh Patra, Tapan Mohanty, Gaurav Kumar among others.

Dipa Karmakar
Published on Dec 27, 2023 05:06 PM IST

Looking back at India's greatest sporting achievements in 2023

2023 was a year in which the meaning of success continued to be redefined for Indian athletes.

A number of glass ceilings were shattered by Indian athletes in 2023
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 10:55 AM IST

WFI polls: Vinesh Phogat to now return Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards

The world championships medallist announced in a social media address to the prime minister in a fresh protest over the federation (WFI) election

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat during a press conference after Sanjay Singh, an associate of BJP MP and former chief of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, became the new President of WFI, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 21(PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 02:44 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Para athletes Sumit Antil, Sheetal Devi win top honours in Delhi

Sumit Antil registered 73.29 meters in javelin throw, at the recent Asian Para Games in Hangzhou for his world record mark.

Sumit Antil in action.(Narendra Modi twitter)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 04:49 PM IST

I envy today's athletes because I was in wrong era: Anju Bobby George

Anju, who won a bronze medal in the women's long jump at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, spoke about women empowerment.

Former athlete Anju Bobby George(Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 11:54 AM IST

RB Ramesh: Taking India and chess to the world

The chess guru of Praggnanandhaa and Vaishali, chosen for the Dronacharya Award, is also making a big impact abroad, Romania and Norway in particular

Grand Master RB Ramesh runs the Chennai-based academy Chess Gurukul.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 11:37 PM IST
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