Plan is to identify important junior international para events to unearth talent: Deepa Malik | Tokyo Paralympics News

Plan is to identify important junior international para events to unearth talent: Deepa Malik | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: An ecstatic Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) president Deepa Malik said that the unprecedented 19 medals at the just concluded Tokyo Games will put more emphasis on youth programmes for para-athletes to unearth quality talent in coming years. “We are going to short-list important qualifying international events and the Youth Asian Para Games are … Read more

There is a lot of potential to be unlocked and displayed: Graham Reid | Hockey News

There is a lot of potential to be unlocked and displayed: Graham Reid | Hockey News

NEW DELHI: Chief coach Graham Reid feels the Indian men’s hockey team should not get complacent after the Olympic bronze medal, adding that the next six months will be spent analyzing and understanding the way in which the side can elevate its performance to the next level. The Indian team won a bronze at the … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: I don’t consider myself as disabled, says paddler Bhavinaben Patel | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: I don't consider myself as disabled, says paddler Bhavinaben Patel | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Assured of at least a Paralympic silver medal after reaching the table tennis finals here, India’s Bhavinaben Patel on Saturday said she doesn’t consider herself as disabled and her performance at the Tokyo Games proves that “nothing is impossible”. Patel became the first Indian to enter the final of a table tennis event in … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Paddler Bhavina Patel beats Joyce de Oliveira, storms into quarters | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Paddler Bhavina Patel beats Joyce de Oliveira, storms into quarters | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: India’s para table tennis player Bhavina Patel on Friday qualified for the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Paralympics after a scintillating 3-0 win over Joyce de Oliviera of Brazil in her Class 4 round of 16 match. Bhavina defeated Joyce in three straight sets 3-0 (12-10, 13-11, 11-6) to clinch the game and move into … Read more

Don’t use my remarks on Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem for propaganda: Neeraj Chopra | More sports News

Don't use my remarks on Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem for propaganda: Neeraj Chopra | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Thursday put to rest an ‘unnecessary’ controversy that had cropped up after his recent interview to TOI. The star javelin thrower released a video, appealing to people not to “further vested interests and propaganda” after his comments regarding Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem “moving around” with his … Read more

UP government adopts Indian wrestling till 2032 Olympics | More sports News

UP government adopts Indian wrestling till 2032 Olympics | More sports News

NEW DELHI: In a massive boost for Indian wrestling, the Uttar Pradesh government has adopted the sport and is expected to pump in an investment of Rs 170 crore in infrastructure and support to the wrestlers till the 2032 Olympics, WFI President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh told PTI. The top boss of the Wrestling Federation of … Read more

Neeraj Chopra: Nothing wrong in what Arshad Nadeem did by taking my javelin to prepare, clarifies Neeraj Chopra | Tokyo Olympics News

Neeraj Chopra: Nothing wrong in what Arshad Nadeem did by taking my javelin to prepare, clarifies Neeraj Chopra | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said he was “disappointed” to see people pushing their “vested interests” following a viral video that showed the Indian athlete on the lookout for his javelin moments before the finals of the javelin event in August. The video doing the rounds on social video further … Read more

A guide to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics | More sports News

A guide to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics | More sports News

TOKYO: The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics open on August 24, after a year-long pandemic delay and under strict virus rules, including a ban on almost all spectators. Here are some questions and answers about the Games and how the event will unfold in Tokyo: The first Paralympic Games took place in 1960 in Rome, featuring just … Read more

Three-year Olympic cycle will be tricky: Abhinav Bindra | More sports News

Three-year Olympic cycle will be tricky: Abhinav Bindra | More sports News

MUMBAI: India’s first individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Thursday said the road to the 2024 Paris Games will be difficult and “tricky” given the shorter three-year cycle. The shooting ace also lauded the country’s performance at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics. “It was a historic performance with the best-ever seven medals. There were moments … Read more

Manpreet Singh: PM Modi’s pep talk after semifinal loss gave a positive energy ahead of bronze medal tie | Tokyo Olympics News

Manpreet Singh: PM Modi's pep talk after semifinal loss gave a positive energy ahead of bronze medal tie | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: A triumphant Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s pep talk after its semifinal loss against Belgium worked wonders and instilled a positive energy to the players, which eventually translated into a podium finish after 41 years in the Olympics. Just after losing 2-5 to world … Read more