Free Press Journal
  • Bajrang Punia unlikely to move court after mentor Yogeshwar’s timely advise

    “It was injustice to Bajrang as he deserved the Khel Ratna this year. We met the Sports Minister on Friday and he said he will talk to the selection committee. But I have advised Bajrang against going to the court as it will hamper his World Championship preparations”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • IWF admits administrative mistake in Chanu dope case

    New Delhi : The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has admitted to committing a mistake in giving the exact sample number of Sanjita Chanu in its report of her failed dope test, a development which has prompted the Commonwealth Games gold-medallist to demand an inquiry.

  • Mary Kom not in India squad

    New Delhi : Shiva Thapa (60kg) claimed a place in the Indian boxing team for the Asian Games after winning the trials, where Sarjubala Devi clinched the 51kg spot in the women’s squad — a category that had been thrown open after MC Mary Kom pulled out of the equation due to a shoulder problem.

  • Maharashtra government announces rewards for Commonwealth Games medallists from state

    Mumbai, The Maharashtra government has approved hefty rewards for seven athletes from the state who won medals at the Commonwealth Games held in Australia in April this year. A government resolution said that Tejaswini Sawant, Heena Sidhu (both shooting), Rahul Aware (wrestling), Madhurika Patkar, Pooja Sahasrabudhe, Sanil Shetty (all three table tennis) and Chirag Shetty (badminton) will get Rs 50 lakh each. All seven bagged gold medals.

  • Malaysia Open: P V Sindhu makes positive start, defeats Japan’s Aya Ohori

    Kuala Lumpur: Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu made a positive start, staving off a stiff challenge from Japan’s Aya Ohori in the women’s singles opening round at the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open World Tour super 750 tournament, here today. Sindhu, who had skipped the Uber Cup Finals to regain full fitness after claiming a silver at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, took some time to get into the groove before she edged out world

  • ‘Dipa Karmakar is still not fit’

    New Delhi : Eyeing Asian Games glory nearly two years after a rare death-defying stunt in sport’s biggest stage, gymnast Dipa Karmakar will still need to overcome the “fear factor” that plays out in the mind of an athlete following a career-threatening injury, feels her coach Bisweshwar Nandi.

  • Sidhu gears up for shooting WC

    Munich : Former world number one and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Heena Sidhu is geared up for the ISSF World Cup in Munich, which is all set to begin from Wednesday.

  • Missing CWG athletes want asylum in Oz

    Sydney : A number of African athletes who went missing from the Commonwealth Games last month have resurfaced seeking advice on gaining asylum in Australia, refugee advocates said on Tuesday.

  • New Zealand boxer David Nyika’s Commonwealth gold medal stolen

    Wellington: New Zealand boxer David Nyika appealed today for the return of the heavyweight gold medal he won at last month’s Commonwealth Games after it was stolen from his car in Auckland.  Nyika said he was taking the medal to show a young fan at a school in the city when he realised thieves had snatched it from his vehicle.

  • India can win medal in Asiad: Paddler Sathiyan

    Mumbai : Paddler G Sathiyan, who was part of the men’s team that won the gold medal in last month’s Commonwealth Games, has set his eyes on the Asian Games in August with much tougher teams to compete against.

  • Asian Games will be tougher than Commonwealth Games: Neeraj Chopra

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold has given him the confidence and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the upcoming Asian Games, which he admitted will be tougher than the Gold Coast CWG. Neeraj became the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold at the CWG at Gold Coast last month with a throw of 86.47m but he said that effort will not