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  • 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

  • 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

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    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.

  • Sports Schedule September 6, 2018 Live streaming: When and where to watch in India

    Today, the important sports events are of tennis US open which is going on in New York, USA. Other than that, highlights of Asian Games 2018, Asia Cup 2016 and India vs England Tests will be available to watch on Sony and Star channels. Below are the schedule of US open matches, and timings to watch them in India.

  • 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.

  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates Asiad 2018 medallists at his residence  

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the medal winners of the recently concluded 18th Asian Games at his residence here on Wednesday. The Prime Minister congratulated the medal winners and complimented them for their exemplary performance enabling India to register its best ever medal tally at the Asian Games, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

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    Asian Games 2018: A good showing

    India is slowly but steadily making strides in the field of sports. At the just-concluded Asian Games in Jakarta, Indian athletes notched up the best ever tally of medals. Sixty-nine medals, including 15 golds, is an improvement  over the 2010 haul of 65. The remarkable thing was the youthful  profile of the Indian contingent, with nearly 200 of the total 572 athletes below the age of 24. Haryana stood out for its

  • Asian Games in the bag – but could Indonesia host the Olympics?

    Jakarta : An Indonesian bid to host the 2032 Olympics would have been laughed off just a few weeks ago, but a smooth Asian Games may just have put it in the frame to host the world’s biggest multi-sports event.

  • Asian Games 2018: Meet all the 69 medal winners from India

    From teenager Saurabh Chaudhary to 60-year-old Pranab Bardhan, an assortment of athletes combined to produce a top show at Asian Games 2018 even as the country endured shocking results in kabaddi and hockey. With 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze, India’s medal tally stood at 69, a step up from Incheon four years ago when they won 65.

  • Indonesia bids spectacular farewell to Asian Games 2018

    Jakarta: Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games, displaying the same gritty spirit with which it organised the 15-day sporting extravaganza as thousands braved heavy rain to turn up for a spectacular closing ceremony here on Sunday.

  • Asian Games 2018 India review: Country’s top show in Asiad 2018 promises bright future

    Jakarta: Achievements over the past two weeks, in the world’s second biggest multi-sport event, matched India’s aspirations and set the country on a road that appears far more promising than the path it has been on for decades. The best-ever medal haul at the 2018 Asian Games is a leap forward for Indian sport after the Commonwealth Games medal spurt.

  • Asian Games : Indian contingent finish campaign on high

    Jakarta : Achievements over the past two weeks, in the world’s second biggest multi-sport event, matched India’s aspirations and set the country on a road that appears far more promising than the path it has been on for decades. The best-ever medal haul at the 2018 Asian Games is a leap forward for Indian sport after the Commonwealth Games medal spurt.