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At Youth Olympics, young shooters prove they are truly “world-class”

The story of India’s performances in multinational tournaments, such as the Olympics, have often been limited to near misses and heartbreaks. Much has been said about the lack of world-class talent representing the nation and also about their abilities to perform at the biggest stage among all. However, the performance of young Indian athletes at the ongoing Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires...

Charting out the journey of Mehuli Ghosh

At the 10th Asian Airgun Championships held in Wako City, Japan, Mehuli Ghosh along with Samiksha Dhingra reinstated the strength of women’s shooting in the country as they won the youth and junior air rifle gold medals respectively at the championships. The Gold medal earned Mehuli Ghosh, a Mallcom athlete, a quota spot for the 2018 Youth Olympics. This mind...

In Numbers: Sports in India becoming more gender inclusive

The 2018 Commonwealth Games were the first in the history of the tournament to have equal number of events for men and women. And that is a practice that has long been the goal for Olympic level tournaments as well. Keeping this in mind, it is pertinent to note a few pointers about the Buenos Aires Olympic Games The Youth...

Buenos Aires 2018: An inclusive edition of the Youth Olympic Games

The third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) opens on Saturday, 6 October, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Over 4,000 ‘Game-Changing’ athletes, influencers and young leaders will be in the spotlight for an explosive 12 days of elite competition and innovation. The world’s best young athletes between the ages of 15 to 18 will be in the Argentinian capital...

48-member core probable Women’s Hockey team named for National Camp

Hockey India on Saturday named a list of 48-member Core probables for the Indian Women's Team National Camp to begin at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru Campus on October 1. The members of the National Camp that concludes on 27 October will report to Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne. The Camp includes recent Arjuna Awardee Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Swati, Chanchal, Sonal Minj and Jaspreet Kaur as goalkeepers. Defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Sushila Chanu Phukhrambam, Gurjit Kaur, Rashmita Minz, Suman...

Mary Kom to lead Indian Contingent at the AIBA Elite Women World Championship

Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom will lead the Indian charge at the AIBA World Elite Women's Boxing Championships, to be held in the national capital from November 15 to 24, giving her best shot at the sixth crown. Along with the legendary Mary Kom, who will compete in her pet category (48 kg class), nine others...

Indian parabadminton squad look to quell controversies with eyes on the prize

The Para-Badminton competition looks set to be one of the most hotly contested at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games, with 17 of the 21 World Champions from the 2017 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships competing. A total of 157 athletes from 19 countries will vie for 19 medals over eight days of competition at the Istora venue, part of the Gelora Bung...

Table Tennis coach Massimo Costantini resigns

Two consecutively brilliant performances by the Indian Table Tennis contingent at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games had few arguing that the sport was indeed on the rise in India. However, in a development that may as well put a rude halt to that progress, the Chief National Coach Massimo Costantini has resigned citing personal reasons. It has...

Badminton Association of India’s cash incentives serve as upliftment for state units

The Badminton Association of India (BAI), in a first-ever initiative, doled out cash incentive of INR 1 crore and 60 lakhs to the member associations for development of the sport across the country. The cash disbursement follows the decision on Monday, as adopted in the Executive Council (EC) meeting, presided over by BAI President Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, in New...

Indian jersey for Hockey World Cup to be unveiled today in Mumbai

With the Asian Games recently drawing to a close, it is time to look forward to the next part of 2018 which consists of a major tournament like the Hockey Men's World Cup. In anticipation of the competition, the Indian men's Team jersey will be unveiled today, September 7, in Mumbai. The festivities planned include the Indian Men's Team...