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Gurmeet wins gold in Asian meet


                  Indian ace-walker Gurmeet Singh created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to clinch a gold medal in the Asian 20km Race Walk Championship, held at Nomi, Japan recently.  He clocked his season’s best effort of 1 hour 20 minutes and 29 seconds and pushed Japan’s Isamu Fujisawa (1:20:49) to second ... Read More »

Yogeshwar, Hardeep win quota place for Rio


                 Star Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and Hardeep secured Olympic quota places for India in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament, held in Astana, Kazakhastan, from March 16 to 20. The London Olympics bronze-medallist Yogeshwar Dutt finished on top of the podium after his rival from China Katai Yeerlanbieke forfeited the gold-medal bout in ... Read More »

Sardar to lead young squad to Azlan Shah Cup

               Sardar Singh will lead an experimental 18-member hockey team in the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, next month. The team will be without as many as seven senior players including goalkeeper and vice-captain PR Sreejesh.                 The seven players from the ... Read More »

Pranoy clinches the Swiss Open Badminton title


              After the surprise defeat of Saina Nehwal in the semi finals, it was up and coming shuttler HS Pranoy to salvage pride of the country. He outclassed seventh seeded Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the final to win Swiss Open, a 120,000$ Grand Prix Gold Tournament at Basel. This was Pranoy’s second title after ... Read More »

Life-long dream comes true for Chawrasia


            Kolkata golfer SSP Chawrasia produced a gusty performance under difficult circumstances to clinch the coveted Hero Indian Open Golf Trophy. It was a victory long over due. It has been so near yet so far stages for him as he finished runners-up on no less than four occasions since 1999.         ... Read More »

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