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Manipur Victorious: A look at the state that got it right

Sanjita Chanu was stoic through the attempts that led her to the 53kg weightlifting gold. Any nervousness she felt showed only in the deep breaths she took. It was only at the podium, after she was medalled and just...

CWG 2018: When CBSE helped Anish Bhanwala win Gold

Earlier this year, fifteen year old Anish Bhanwal found himself in quite a fix. On the one hand were his rapidly approaching XI board exams, regarded as the first big step in a person's academic life. On the other...

In a league of their own: Inspired by Dipa Karmakar, India’s Commonwealth gymnasts are scripting a path yet unseen in the sport

It is Dipa Karmakar's unique prerogative to lead any discussion on women in Indian gymnastics. On August 15, 2016, Dipa had walked onto the Olympics mat with her death vault which made the whole country sit up and take...

How PV Sindhu’s rise inspired Saina Nehwal to raise her game

Sporting rivalries are not just about two players or teams vying for the prize in a competition. There's much more significance to the word a rivalry in the field of sports than what meets the eye. It's not just about...

Ashwini Ponnappa: The badminton hero India forgets to appreciate

When one hears the name Ashwini Ponnappa, you are immediately transported to the Golden era of Indian Doubles badminton when two women, fighting all odds, managed to do what Singles badminton could not at the time. It was an...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Amit Phangal, Naman Tanwar enter last 8; eyes on Sarita Devi

Indian Boxers Amit Phangal and Naman Tanwar won their bouts in the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to seal a berth in the last eight of their respective categories. However, day 3 promises exciting action in the name of...

CWG 2018: India’s relay run screeches to tragic halt

There was tragedy in store for India in the final athletics event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games - the 4*400 men's relay - with Amoj Jacob falling on the track. India were eliminated from the race despite having been...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Manu Bhaker wins Gold, Heena finishes second; Ravi Kumar settles for a Bronze

India shooters made a dream start on Day 4 with Manu Bhaker winning the Gold medal in the Women's 10m Air pistol while her fellow country mate Heena Sidhu finished behind her claiming rights on the Silver medal! Meanwhile,...

Why India might struggle to repeat their CWG success at Asian Games this year

India finished CWG 2018 with an impressive medals tally of 66, making it their second-best ever performance in the Games after in New Delhi in 2010. Serious administrative lapses ' such as needles found in the rooms of some athletes...

Neeraj Chopra wins javelin gold, scripts Indian athletics history

Milkha Singh 1958. Krishna Punia 2010. Vikas Gowda 2014. Neeraj Chopra 2018. The four Indians to have won individual gold medals at athletics in the history of the Commonwealth Games. Neeraj Chopra won India's first CWG javelin gold and second...

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