Friday, December 14, 2018

Surekha and Renjith’s jump to success

One look at Renjith and anyone would say he's an athlete - lean, tall, muscular. Surekha on the other hand, looks petite in comparison. At one glance no one would say that they are a dynamic duo who have...

Getting back into the top 100 is my immediate goal, says Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

The Author of the Bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale says, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars." The 29-year-old Chennai tennis star, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan exactly emulates this by...

In a league of their own: Inspired by Dipa Karmakar, India’s Commonwealth gymnasts are scripting a path yet unseen in the sport

It is Dipa Karmakar's unique prerogative to lead any discussion on women in Indian gymnastics. On August 15, 2016, Dipa had walked onto the Olympics mat with her death vault which made the whole country sit up and take...

Pro Kabaddi League: A lucrative success story

Sports in the Indian circuit witnessed a miraculous phenomenon when the Indian Premier League was inducted. The cash-rich extravaganza offered lucrative deals to many a young talent who use to ply their trade in the domestic circuit in a...

We have talent but lack a proper road map, feels legendary footballer Kartick Sett

It’s very disappointing that the political leaders do not actually want the standard of Indian football to improve, they are just happy to consolidate their power in the governing body. - Kartick Sett, a former International The Indian Olympic Association (IOA)...

Para-sports should not just be noticed for medals: Sharath Gayakwad

In a country where most sports other than cricket get stepmotherly treatment, and badminton is perhaps one of the few sports to have properly entered the public consciousness, swimming is a far cry from people being aware.  And then, perhaps,...

Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s iron grip on Youth Olympics history

"I have been told that the journey to Buenos Aires will be split into a seven hour flight, a layover and then a sixteen-hour flight. Then I'll be in Argentina for 20 days. This will be my longest trip....

The way forward for India’s gymnasts

As the Cottbus Event World Cup concludes today in Germany, India has had its mix of results. This World Cup is the first in a series of eight that allows athletes to qualify their spot to the Olympics in Tokyo. Each...

Indian tennis in the rising

From Rohan Bopanna/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan lifting the Chennai Open doubles title in January to Yuki Bhambri sweeping the crowds off their feet by clinching the KPIT MSLTA ATP challenger crown, the year 2017 has been a thriller in more than...

Are the National Sports Awards losing some of their value?

The presentation of the National Sports Awards is an annual affair but even more consistent are the controversies which surround it. Each year finds a fresh batch of sportspersons who claim a certain amount of apathy on the part...