Saturday, August 18, 2018

Politics over my Commonwealth Games medal unfortunate, unnecessary: Gururaja

It was weightlifter Gururaja Poojary who opened India's medal account at the recent Commonwealth Games, but the 25-year-old from Karnataka has expressed sadness over the political battle surrounding his medal and the lack of real returns. Speaking to The Bridge,...

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...

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...

Hockey India must shoulder the blame for Commonwealth Games debacle

When the final hooter of bronze medal match between India and England rang, every Indian hockey fan has just one response to Indian team's performance - disgust. Apart from last two minutes against England in the final pool game, Indian...

CWG 2018: India’s athletes fly high, federations stoop low

If we look at the medal tally, this is India's third best performance at the Commonwealth Games. India have won 101 medals in the 2010 edition which was held in Delhi, and 69 medals in the 2002 CWG that...

Hima Das scripts history, wins Gold at World U20 Athletic Championships

"My timing is good for a medal at the Asian Games, but my focus of course will be on improving my time. If the time goes down, the medal will follow, no?" said Hima Das from the Patiala...

Is the trend of showering cash prizes on athletes helpful?

The party is over, officially. But what a party it was. Teenagers, veterans alike brought down top seeds and upcoming stars to push India up to number three in the medals tally at the end of the Commonwealth Games. India...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Mary Kom carries Indian flag at closing ceremony

The Commonwealth Games officially drew to close earlier yesterday. It began with a woman winning the first Gold on Day 1 itself, it ended with a woman winning the last Gold on the final day. The Opening ceremony saw a...

Commonwealth Games 2018: The resolute stamina of Ashwini Ponnappa

April 14 is a day Ashwini Ponnappa is unlikely to forget. Not because of the Commonwealth bronze she won for the women's doubles but because the day saw her playing a frankly astounding four matches. At just 28, Ashwini Ponnappa...

Rs 250 crore bill pending from 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, says British firm

With one edition of the Commonwealth Games getting over with the overall agreement that this was one of India's greatest performances at the tourney, it is quite astounding the news that has surfaced regarding another edition of the Games-...