Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Eyes on a landmark achievement for Bajrang Punia and coach Shako Bentinidis

Eight months back, Georgian Wrestling legend and multiple Olympian Shako Bentinidis began his association with Bajrang Punia. In these eight months, it is visible for anyone paying the slightest bit of attention that the young Indian wrestler, recently being...

Winning silverware should always be the target: Women’s Chess Team coach GM Jacob Aagaard

Jacob Aagaard is a multi-talented chess personality. He is a Grandmaster, an author of the most popular chess books for the top levels, a business man with his company Quality chess, and a world-renowned trainer. His talent in teaching...

As a coach, you should be able to say your team plays for you | By Mir Ranjan Negi

One thing that struck me as I watched the hapless final between our girls and the Japanese Hockey Team was a scene from between the third and the fourth quarter. Our girls were a goal down, and the National...

If we act today, we might see Swimming Golds for India in 2028 Olympics | By Hakimuddin Habibulla

We often tend to react. Hence we find it convenient and comfortable to support sports in which we have somehow managed to win medals. India is blessed with fantastic demography which needs to be leveraged more proactively. We need to...

Time for India to take notice of Basketball | By Divya Singh

The first emotion that grappled onto me as I watched the Indian team inch so close to qualifying for the Quarter Finals at the Asian Games against host nation Indonesia and then helplessly fizzle and succumb to the World...

Table Tennis in Naihati: A story of two clubs on the verge of sinking

Table Tennis is a sport in which India has performed extraordinarily well in the past 12 months. Manika Batra and Gnansekeran Sathiyan have now become household names following the Sharath Kamal era. Sutirtha Mukherjee, one of India’s most exceptional...

Dronacharya of Varanasi Basketball believes “We shall overcome someday”

The gentle waters of the Ganges lace the shoreline of one of the ancient cities of India. Chants are heard from the narrow, dingy alleys, and the temple bells ring in a frenzy as dusk descends. The town is...

Jiwanjot Singh: Changing the fortunes of Indian archers

Indian Women’s Compound Archery team created history after the eves were ranked No. 1 in the world a few days ago. Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar, Divya Dhayal and Trisha Deb all played their respective part in India’s path...

If you have the passion, everything else can be acquired | By Subramaniam Raman

I think Table Tennis has come quite a distance since I was playing. And logically so, since we are improving at every level. Exposure has a lot to do with it as well. Players now are getting a lot more...

From a failed wrestler to coaching at the grassroots: The untold story of Sandip Patil

It was in the month of January, we saw the inaugural edition of Khelo India School Games kicking off with undaunting enthusiasm, which was targeted at strengthening the sporting ecosystem by mass participation and promotion of excellence in sports...