SPORTS

Top race walkers for National Race Walking Championship

Harpal Singh Bedi /New Delhi The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has announced that the 5th National Race Walking Championship will be held in the National capital on Sunday, 18 February. Around 80 of India’s best race-walkers in both men’s and women’s categories will compete in the20kilometerwalk vying for qualification for both the Commonwealth & … Continue reading Top race walkers for National Race Walking Championship

Khelo India: Odisha, Punjab, UP, Chandigarh in semi finals of Boys hockey

AMN / New Delhi Title contenders Odisha and Punjab chalked out easy victories over Delhi (5-1) and Karnataka (7-1) respectively to move into the semi finals of the Boys hockey competition in Khelo India School Games at Dhyan Chand National Staium,New Delhi on Monday. Completing the last four line up were Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh … Continue reading Khelo India: Odisha, Punjab, UP, Chandigarh in semi finals of Boys hockey

Guru Jairaj keeps low profile but shapes talented Srihari Nataraj’s destiny

H S BEDI / New Delhi Swimming coach AC Jairaj kept a low profile while his wonderfully talented trainee, Srihari Nataraj, stamped his presence on the inaugural Khelo India School Games with a six gold and one silver medal-haul at the iconic Dr Shyama Prasad Mookherjee Swimming Complex here. The profile was in stark contrast … Continue reading Guru Jairaj keeps low profile but shapes talented Srihari Nataraj’s destiny

Srihari, Firdous close swimming leg of Khelo India Games in style

H S BEDI / New Delhi Karnataka’s National Record Holder Srihari Natraj won two more Gold medals (50m backstroke & 100m freestyle) to take his final tally from the pool to six gold and one silver as the swimming competition of inaugural Khelo India School Games came to an end. While Srihari dominated the Boys … Continue reading Srihari, Firdous close swimming leg of Khelo India Games in style

Haryana dominates final day’s wrestling with 7 gold at KISG

AMN / NEW DELHI Haryana, acknowledged as one of the country’s biggest boxing bastions, also dominated the final day of wrestling competitions at the inaugural Khelo India School Games here at the KD Jadhav Stadium on Sunday winning seven of the ten finals. Haryana made a clean sweep of all three Greco-Roman boys finals and … Continue reading Haryana dominates final day’s wrestling with 7 gold at KISG

KHELO INDIA: Pune girl Avantika makes her father proud with Gold medal

Our Correspondent /New Delhi Often there is so much focus on the fastest athlete in the men’s or boy’s sections, that the women’s or girls’ section gets overshadowed. While Delhi’s Nisar Ahmad was winning the boys 100m in 10.76s, there was also Avantika Narale of Pune grabbing the honours in Girls’ section. Avantika from Lonkar … Continue reading KHELO INDIA: Pune girl Avantika makes her father proud with Gold medal

KISG: Aswin edges out Adnan to make progress

AMN / NEW DELHI Egged on by his Tamil Nadu team-mates from the sidelines, Aswin Ramesh staged a fine comeback to secure a split verdict over Mohammed Adnan (Uttar Pradesh) in the preliminary round of the over 80kg class boxing competition in the inaugural Khelo India School Games at the boxing hall in the Indira … Continue reading KISG: Aswin edges out Adnan to make progress

Swimmers at KISG strike balance between pool and books

HARPAL SINGH BEDI / NEW DELHI Even as the youngsters at the inaugural Khelo India School Games stay focused on their journey to the National and International platform in sport, many are also taking their academics and schooling very seriously. As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed at the Opening Ceremony, the importance of sport … Continue reading Swimmers at KISG strike balance between pool and books

KELHO INDIA: Farmer’s daughter Sumathira harvests 400m gold

Thanks school principal for support H S BEDI / New Delhi Sumathira Balakrishnan’s doughty personal best effort over 56.39 seconds in the prestigious girls 400m final clearly stood out on the last day of athletics competition in the inaugural Khelo India School Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Sumathira, an Ariyalur farm labourer’s daughter who … Continue reading KELHO INDIA: Farmer’s daughter Sumathira harvests 400m gold

Haryana thrower Pooja wants to emulate Croatian Olympic champion

H S BEDI / New Delhi It all started in Charkhi, Haryana, for the class nine student of Government Girl Senior Secondary School, when she got inspired by her sister who was a javelin thrower and was fascinated by seeing the spear travelling over long through the air. However, unlike her sister, she started with … Continue reading Haryana thrower Pooja wants to emulate Croatian Olympic champion

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Lack of consistency and self belief led to India’s failure in the World Cup

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Threat to Dilip Kumar’s Bungalow, Saira Banu Seeks PM’s Help

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Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

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