Friday, December 14, 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018: National TT Champion Sutirtha Mukherjee has eyes on medal

Sutirtha Mukherjee -- the name might not ring any bells at first, but this 21-year-old has earned quite some popularity after she won the National Table Tennis Championships in Ranchi earlier this week. It is her sheer dedication and perseverance...

Under the scanner darkly: India’s doping troubles at the Games

'Is it sinister? Or is it something more significant?'  Not a Shakespeare play but a statement by the Commonwealth Games Federation's chief executive David Grevemberg after the discovery of syringes in the Gold Coast athlete's village set India down a...

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...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Gymnastics contingent left in a lurch

With reports of an unnaturally high number of IOA officials in line to travel to Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games surfacing, it needs to be pointed out that several contingents have been left in a lurch without proper...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Clean Sports India questions lack of accreditation for gymnastics coaches

The usual controversies do nothing but signal that a major tournament is upon us and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast are no exception to this rule. After everything that happened with athletes complaining to the authorities, it's...

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...

Commonwealth Games 2018: ‘Golds’ at Gold Coast beckon Sushil Kumar and company of male wrestlers

'You can loathe him or love him, but you cannot ignore him'. This is a quote which was so aptly penned for the mercurial tennis great John Mcenroe in the 1980s. But now, it seems India's very own Olympic great...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Day 3, Schedule, Preview, and Live Updates

Please refresh for updates. Gymnastics https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982577853169418240 AND HERE WE HAVE IT! A fourth Gold for India, fifth overall courtesy the youngster. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982573273312407552 Two quick wins in Boxing before Manoj Kumar won his bout earlier today. Wonderful for Sarita Devi here. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982572731433566208 https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982562767285596161 https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982540781209567232 A refresher on Badminton https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/982526018006077440 In case...

Is India on the cusp of a Table Tennis revolution?

Massimo Costantini returned to India as the national coach of Table Tennis by the end of 2016. By then, Table Tennis and the players were pretty much depleted after a disappointing display in the Rio Olympics. All players exited...