Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The enormous shoes Arpinder Singh filled

As Arpinder Singh took long strides towards the pit, he had more than one motive in mind. He intended to win the Gold medal. He also, meant to banish the pressures of the past, as India looked for a...

Nurturing Youth Olympic medal dreams in the Nilgiris

Serenaded by teeming coffee plantations on either side the path dips and rises ever so gently as you curve your way through the quaint Nilgiri Hills. Tucked away amidst the blue mist that hangs like a curtain over Southern...

Hima Das pulls out of IAAF Continental Cup

A PTI report yesterday reported that Hima Das will apparently not be participating in the IAAF Continental Cup after a "hectic season" which saw the sprinter push the boundaries and constantly better her own time. Her coaches have ruled...

Indian and Pakistani sports can benefit from each other: Pakistan’s medal winners

For sports fans in India, the Jakarta Asian Games yielded an extraordinary moment the day Neeraj Chopra won his gold, head and shoulders above everyone in the competition. The Bronze medal winner was Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem. In a moment...

Humble Beginnings: Inspiring stories of athletes and Asiad medallists

"It doesn't matter what your background is and where you come from, if you have dreams and goals, that's all that matters." - Serena Williams The eighteenth Asian Games are currently running their Fifteen-day course in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta...

Neeraj Chopra’s Asian Supremacy and the making of a champion

The latest phenomenon in athletics circle has done it yet again. Neeraj Chopra, the javelin throw sensation, triumphed over one and all to clinch the gold medal at Asian Games. In the process, he became the first Indian to...

Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand wins Silver in Women’s 100mt

Day Eight turned out to be a great day for India, courtesy of Athletics. The stars from track and field shone brightly, adding more medals to India's tally. India stood at Thirty-One medals midway through the multi-sport event. However, that...

Asian Games 2018: M Sreeshankar finishes 6th, says he’ll be back and better

The eighteenth Asian games have thrown a few pleasant surprises our way. From Indian Rowing contingent's medal-winning display to Boappana and Sharan's dominant performances in Tennis, the 2018 pan-Asian games have been unique in their own sense. Midway through the multi-sport...

Asian Games 2018: G Lakshmanan disqualified despite finishing third in the Men’s 10,000mt event

The eighteenth Asian Games continued on the eighth day, with India adding to its medal tally. A week into the pan-Asian event, India has been doing decent enough. The medals have been slow to come and there have been some...

Asian Games 2018: Muhammed Anas Yahiya wins silver, adds to Athletics tally

"It is a new dawn for sports in India". This statement has been used too often in the past. However, one's mind cannot help but go back to the very statement, if one learns about the potential of the Indian...