After Tokyo blank, Indian shooting needs to build a bridge to Paris Olympics | More sports News

After Tokyo blank, Indian shooting needs to build a bridge to Paris Olympics | More sports News

NEW DELHI: One by one, the stars of India’s famed shooting contingent fell by the wayside at the Tokyo Olympics. The anticipated crescendo after a medal rush at the World Cups since Rio 2016 never arrived. It appeared India had pushed back the Chinese dominance in pistol and rifle in five years since the Games … Read more

Manika rubbishes TTFI’s claim that she did not report Roy’s alleged fixing offer in March | More sports News

Manika rubbishes TTFI's claim that she did not report Roy's alleged fixing offer in March | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Star player Manika Batra on Sunday dismissed TTFI’s “false” claim that she did not report the matter to the national federation when national coach Soumyadeep Roy allegedly asked her to throw a match during the Olympic qualifier in March. Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) secretary Arun Banerjee has questioned the timing of … Read more

Don’t be content with silver medal, aim for gold next time: Amit Shah to Mirabai Chanu | More sports News

Don't be content with silver medal, aim for gold next time: Amit Shah to Mirabai Chanu | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday felicitated Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu here for bringing laurels to the country in weightlifting and exhorted her not to be content with the silver medal and to aim for gold next time. The 27-year-old sportsperson, appointed as an additional superintendent of police in her home state … Read more

Hope javelin becomes as popular as cricket bat, says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur | Tokyo Paralympics News

Hope javelin becomes as popular as cricket bat, says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday felicitated the just-returned Paralympic medallists of the country, including javelin throwers Sumit Antil and Devendra Jhajharia, hoping the sport will become popular like cricket in years to come. Close on the heels of Neeraj Kumar‘s historic javelin gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, Antil, Jhajharia and Sunder … Read more

Ronak Pandit: Manu Bhaker not ready to compete, she has technical issues that need to be resolved | More sports News

Ronak Pandit: Manu Bhaker not ready to compete, she has technical issues that need to be resolved | More sports News

NEW DELHI: After learning some hard lessons during her Olympic debut in Tokyo, pistol shooter Manu Bhaker has decided to go back to the junior circuit for the first time since 2018. She will return to competition mode later this month, travelling to Peru for the ISSF Junior World Championships in Lima. However, Ronak Pandit, … Read more

Manika Batra: Having personal coach at events not about ego, it’s basic requirement of individual sport | More sports News

Manika Batra: Having personal coach at events not about ego, it's basic requirement of individual sport | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Star table tennis player Manika Batra believes having a personal coach is a basic requirement for an athlete playing an individual sport and if she had court-side access to hers in the Tokyo Olympics, she would have done better. Speaking to PTI, Manika said the authorities, including the Table Tennis Federation of India, … Read more

Simone Biles says mental health problems began before Olympics | More sports News

Simone Biles says mental health problems began before Olympics | More sports News

LOS ANGELES: Simone Biles said on Monday the mental health concerns that led to her dramatic withdrawal from several events at the Tokyo Olympics had begun before she even arrived in Japan. The US gymnastics superstar caused a sensation at the Olympics last month after pulling out of the team final competition before later withdrawing … Read more

US Open unfolds amid a new era for players’ mental health | Tennis News

US Open unfolds amid a new era for players' mental health | Tennis News

NEW YORK: Players’ mental health is in focus as the US Open kicks off Monday, after four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka led the charge for her fellow athletes this year. The 25-year-old withdrew from the French Open after being fined and threatened with expulsion for refusing to attend media conferences, which she said had … Read more

Confident Naomi Osaka sees no more Grand Slam pullouts like French Open | Tennis News

Confident Naomi Osaka sees no more Grand Slam pullouts like French Open | Tennis News

NEW YORK: Defending US Open champion Naomi Osaka has ruled out any future repeats of her abrupt withdrawal from the French Open, saying Friday she would have handled the controversy differently if given the chance. The four-time Grand Slam winner, seeking her third New York title, dropped out at Roland Garros after skipping post-match interviews … Read more

‘Sports psychologist need of the hour’: Wrestlers speak in unison | More sports News

‘Sports psychologist need of the hour': Wrestlers speak in unison | More sports News

NEW DELHI: The seven-member Indian wrestling contingent gave a good account of themselves at the Tokyo Olympics, winning a silver and a bronze, but they could’ve returned with more. Deepak Punia (86kg) missed out on a bronze by a whisker, conceding two points in the last 10 seconds of his playoff bout. He was leading … Read more

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