Free Press Journal
  • Weightlifting: Chanu, Sathish, Rahul to miss World C’ship

    New Delhi : Senior weightlifters including defending champion Mirabai Chanu, Sathish Sivalingam and Venkat Rahul Ragala will miss this year’s World Championship opting to continue their rehabilitation program instead.

  • Srikanth out, India’s campaign ends

    Tokyo : Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the men’s singles event after losing a marathon three-game quarterfinal to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the USD 700,000 Japan Open badminton tournament here Friday.

  • Asiad gold medallist Swapna to get customised Adidas shoes 

    New Delhi : Asian Games gold-medallist Swapna Barman will have customised shoes for her 12-toed feet soon as the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has tied up with footwear company Adidas to ensure specially-designed gear for the heptathlete.

  • Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman to get customised Adidas shoes

    New Delhi: Asian Games gold-medallist Swapna Barman will have customised shoes for her 12-toed feet soon as the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has tied up with footwear company Adidas to ensure specially-designed gear for the heptathlete. “After coming to know about Swapna’s case, the Sports Minister immediately directed us from Jakarta to get customised shoes made for her. We have taken up the matter with Adidas and they have agreed to provide

  • PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy through to second round

    Tokyo : Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu had to toil hard even as  Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy scored easy victories to progress to the second round of their respective events at the Japan Open, on Tuesday.

  • Japan Open: Sindhu eyes successful outing; Saina, Praneeth pull out

    Tokyo : A historic Asiad silver added to her path-breaking career collection, ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu would be desperate to break the final jinx that has plagued her for a while when she competes at the Japan Open starting Tuesday.

  • Epic saga: How India’s rowing-star Dattu Baban Bhokanal overcame poverty to win gold

    New Delhi: From digging wells to selling onions to working in a petrol pump to representing India at the Rio Olympics while his mother was in a coma, India’s rowing star Dattu Baban Bhokanal has overcome every obstacle in life before winning the gold medal as part of India’s quadruple scull team at the recently-concluded Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hailing from Chandwad village near Nashik in Maharashtra, Dattu, the elder son of

  • Will continue to improve my timing: Hima Das

    Guwahati : Asian Games gold medallist Hima Das said said Saturday that she will continue to improve her timing and try to qualify for the Olympics in 2020.

  • Harendra Singh

    Why do you need a psychologist, asks coach Hockey Harendra Singh

    Mumbai : The Indian hockey team’s perennial problem of conceding late goals has raised concerns about nerves but men’s coach Harendra Singh on Friday rejected the idea of getting a psychologist on board, saying the word has a “negative vibe” to it.

  • Wrestler Divya Kakran slams Delhi government for not extending any help before Asian Games

    New Delhi: Wrestler Divya Kakran, who won a bronze in the recently held 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, on Wednesday lashed out at the Delhi government for not extending any help to her before the games. “Nobody helps us when we need it and had I got assistance, I could have even won a gold medal,” she said at a felicitation event held by the Delhi government here.

  • Hima Das downplays controversial statement at Asian Games

    “It was a reaction coming out of the heat of the moment. There are no personal grudges against anyone in particular. Let’s not blow the controversy out of proportion and mind our own businesses. Let bygones be bygones”

  • Manjit Singh, hopes for TOPS inclusion after Asiad gold

    New Delhi : Asian Games gold medallist Manjit Singh, who doesn’t have a regular job, Tuesday requested the sports ministry to include him in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) to prepare for the upcoming big events like the 2020 Tokyo Games.

  • Asian Games 2018: India beat Pakistan, win consolation bronze in men’s hockey

    Jakarta: India maintained their recent domination over arch-rivals Pakistan with a fighting 2-1 win to bag a consolation bronze medal after a below-par semifinal performance at the 18th Asian Games on Saturday. Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal in the third minute while Harmanpreet Singh extended India’s advantage in the 50th minute off a penalty corner.  Muhammad Atiq increased the heart rate of Indian fans reducing the margin in the 52nd