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FINA pushes short course world championships for a year

FINA World Swimming Championships(25m)
The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. FINA says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of "the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide." FINA president Julio C. Maglione says...

Swimming World Championships moved from 2021 to 2022

Swimming World Championships
The next swimming world championships, scheduled for summer 2021 in Japan, have been pushed back until May 2022 following the postponement of the Olympic Games, the sport's governing body said Monday. The world championships were due to be held in Fukuoka next year from July 16-August 1 but will instead take place from May 13-29 in 2022, the international swimming...

BWF reschedules 2021 World Championships to Nov-Dec

Badminton World Championship
The badminton world championship slated for August next year in Spain will now take place from November 29 to December 5, the sport's apex body said on Friday, postponing its showpiece to avoid a clash with the Olympics. "The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Spanish Badminton Federation (FESBA) can confirm the BWF World Championships traditionally scheduled for August 2021 will...

ITTF announces new dates for World Championships

Table Tennis World Championship
The world championships of table tennis, originally scheduled for March 2020, will now he held from September 27 to October 4, the world governing body of the sport ITTF announced on Tuesday. The most significant annual table tennis event, the 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships were among the many International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) events to be postponed this...

Table Tennis: ITTF president wants India to host World Championships

Thomas Weikart
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert is eager for India to host the World Championships, adding that it is the right time for the nation to host the mega event. The Table Tennis Federation of India is likely to submit a bid for hosting the 2024 World Championships (team) by the end of the...

From World Championships to World Tour Finals, what went wrong with P V Sindhu?

P V SIndhu
World Champion P V Sindhu was a brute presence as she stood atop the podium in Basel this August. Having swept through her Japanese rival Nozomi Okuhara in just over 37 minutes in one of the most one-sided scores in the history of the tournament, the Indian’s mastery and her technical superiority were all too visible. As...

2019 U23 Wrestling World Championships: India’s Ravinder settles for silver

On Wednesday, 22-year-old Ravinder bagged the silver medal at the U23 Wrestling World Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The youngster lost 3-5 to Kyrgyzstan’s Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov in the 61kg final. He this became the fifth Indian overall, and first Indian this year, to claim the second prize at the U23 World Championship. Ravinder was on...

Indian wrestler Ravinder to fight for gold at the U-23 World Championships

Indian grappler Ravinder's next bout is against Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov of Kyrgyzstan and it will be for gold at the world championships

Race to Tokyo 2020: How did India fare at World Championships in pre-Olympic year?

Just about 10 months remain for the 2020 Olympics in Japan and qualification spots have been the main talking point in the lead up to it. The pre-Olympic year is always a big year with a whole host of World Championships concluding for every sport.  It’s been a successful past few months for some...

When will India return with a medal from Athletics World Championships?

As India's wait for a medal extends to 16 years, it's high time for the AFI to introspect and figure out a result-oriented solution.