Free Press Journal
  • Epic saga: How India’s rowing-star Dattu overcame poverty to win gold

    “Three months after the death of my father, I joined the army to support my family. My mother also used to keep unwell and her health was my biggest concern. There might be lack of food in a poor family but there is no dearth of love and affection”

  • 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

  • I will now fully focus on 1500m till Tokyo Olys, says Jinson Johnson

    “If you are focussing on the Olympics, there is no point competing in both 800m and 1500m. I have spoken to my coaches and have decided that my focus will be on 1500m for Tokyo Olympics. I believe I will be a medal contender in Tokyo.

  • Dipa Karmakar assures her best at Asian Games

    Delhi: On returning to India after clinching gold at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge, gymnast Dipa Karmakar expressed her gratitude to her coach for his support and assured to give her best at Asian Games.

  • Gymnastics World Challenge Cup: Dipa Karmakar bags gold

    New Delhi: Returning to action after a lay-off of nearly two years due to an injury, India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar today clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey.

  • Ready to roar for my next fight: P.V. Sindhu

    New Delhi : On the back of her gruelling final match at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG), ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu says no loss is ever enough to stop her from believing in herself, and she is once again ready to roar.

  • Ready to roar for my next fight says P.V. Sindhu

    New Delhi: On the back of her gruelling final match at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG), ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu says no loss is ever enough to stop her from believing in herself, and she is once again ready to roar.

  • Shooter Jitu Rai confident of bagging CWG medal

    New Delhi : Seasoned shooter Jitu Rai has put the setback of the Rio Olympics in 2016 behind him and is confident of a podium finish as he prepares for the Commonwealth Games starting April 4 Gold Coast in Australia. In an interaction with IANS here, the Nepal-born shooter said he has worked hard on his shortcomings, and is aiming to win the gold medal in the upcoming CWG.

  • India bows out despite Sindhu’s win

    Alor Setar, (Malaysia) : Rio Olympics silver-medallist P.V. Sindhu won her singles encounter but her efforts went in vain as Indian women team’s campaign came to an end in the Badminton Asian Team Championships after losing 1-3 to Indonesia at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium here on Friday.

  • Mirabai wins historic gold in weightlifting

    New Delhi : Saikhom Mirabai Chanu on Thursday became the first Indian in over two decades to claim a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA, exorcising the ghosts of her forgettable outing at the Rio Olympics.

  • Pro Kabaddi season 5 becomes most-watched non-cricket event on TV

    Mumbai: Pro Kabaddi continued its remarkable run with Season 5 as hundreds of millions tuned in to catch the rivetting Kabaddi action this season. The tournament followed a stellar opening in Hyderabad, and travelled across 12 cities before the finale in Chennai. At the end of Season 5, gross impressions for India’s most watched non-cricketing league stood at 313 million with a watch time of 100 billion minutes.

  • Badminton: Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth carry India’s hopes at Denmark Open

    Odense : Title-contenders P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth would look to put behind the disappointment of an early exit from Japan Open and make a positive start to their campaign at the USD 750,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier, which begins here on Tuesday.

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    Brazil police say Rio Olympics were bought in corrupt scheme

    Rio De Janeiro, Brazilian officials said have that the country’s Olympics chief was the “lynchpin” in a plot to bribe the International Olympic Committee into awarding Rio de Janeiro last year’s Games.

  • Deepika makes first round exit in WC Final

    Rome : Four-time silver medallist Deepika Kumari was beaten by Tan Ya-ting in straight sets to make an embarrassing first round exit from the Archery World Cup Final.

  • Fire destroys velodrome built for Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro, A part of a velodrome built for the 2016 Rio Olympics here was destroyed in a massive fire, Brazilian authorities said. Located in the Barra de Tijuca district, the velodrome’s construction was reported as one of the costliest projects undertaken by the city, reports Efe news. The fire at the cycling track began at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, just six days away from the one-year anniversary of the Rio Olympics’ inaugural

  • Asian Athletics Champ: Sudha wins gold in steeplechase

    Bhubaneshwar : Sudha Singh clinched a gold in women’s 3000m steeplechase event to swell India’s medal tally on the third and penultimate day at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here on Saturday.

  • Indian hockey team loses 0-2 to Germany

    Dusseldorf : Hosts Germany overpowered the Indian men’s hockey team 2-0 in an action-packed encounter to end its campaign at the three-nations invitational tournament on a winning note here on Tuesday.

  • Navjot’s milestone: 100 outings for India

    Hamilton : Midfielder Navjot Kaur on Friday completed the for India during the fourth match of the five- match hockey series against New Zealand here. However, failing to arrest its slide yet again, the Indian women hockey team suffered its fourth straight defeat of the tour, losing 0-3 to hosts.