Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • International Geography Bee World Championship – Indian-American 10th grader bags gold medal

    Houston : Indian-American high school student Avi Goel has won the world championship at the International Geography Bee’s junior varsity division held in Berlin, Germany, last month. Avi, 14, a tenth grader at Silver Creek High School in Evergreen, San Jose, CA, won a gold medal in seven out of the 10 medal events, and a silver medal in two of the events, topping the overall medals table.

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win at World Championship

    Nanjing: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth notched up comfortable victories over their respective opponents to make an impressive start at the BWF World Championship here today. Saina, who won a silver and bronze in the earlier editions of the championship, defeated Turkey’s Aliye Demirbag 21-17 21-8 in the second round to set up a pre-quarterfinal clash with 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand. The Olympic medallist Indian had received

  • Okuhara stands in Sindhu’s way again at World C’ship

    New Delhi : India’s premier shuttler PV Sindhu might have to upstage defending champion and familiar foe Nozomi Okuhara as the two finalists of the previous edition are drawn to meet  in the quarter-finals of the World Championship, to be held from July 30 to August 5 in Nanjing, China.

  • Thailand Open: Sindhu to meet Okuhara in final

    Bangkok : Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu advanced into the women’s singles final after registering a hard-fought victory over Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung at the USD 350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 tournament here on Saturday.

  • Hima Das: Big B to Akshay Kumar, Bollywood celebs laud Indian athlete for creating history

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha and Akshay Kumar on Friday congratulated Indian athlete Hima Das who created history by winning gold in the women’s 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 in Finland. Held at Tampere, Hima on Thursday registered a time of 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian athlete to win gold in a world championship across all age groups.

  • India can do well in World Championship, says Sathiyan

    Chennai : India’s number one men’s table tennis player G Sathiyan, who won three medals on his Commonwealth Games debut, says the country has a good chance of finishing on the podium at the upcoming World Championship.

  • Sindhu, Srikanth, get easy draw

    New Delhi : Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and top seed Kidambi Srikanth have been handed a relatively easier draws in the Badminton Asia Championships, to be held in Wuhan, China from April 24 to 29.

  • Mirabai Chanu favourite to win gold

    New Delhi : A World Championship gold medal making her an instant star last year, India’s top weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will start as overwhelming favourite to clinch the top prize in women’s 48kg category at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month.

  • Sindhu wins thriller against Okuhara to enter semi-final

    Birmingham : Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu produced a top-notched performance to eke out a thrilling three-game victory over 2016 champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to progress to her maiden semi-final at the USD 1000,000 All England Championship here on Friday.

  • Simone Biles: ‘I was abused’ by gymnastics doctor Nassar

    Los Angeles : Olympic gymnastics superstar Simone Biles revealed she was sexually abused by disgraced former USA team doctor Larry Nassar, who was last month jailed for 60 years on child porn charges.

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    I need more time to regain full fitness: Saina Nehwal

    New Delhi : Recovering from an ankle injury, star India shuttler Saina Nehwal said she will look to get back to her full fitness during the three weeks break after the India Open next month.

  • Fitness key to medals in 2018: Kidambi Srikanth

    New Delhi : World No. 3 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday said he would look to stay fit next year in order to have a fair chance of clinching medals for the country in a hectic season.

  • Sindhu into final

    Dubai : Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu on Saturday entered the title round of the women’s singles in the USD one million Dubai Super Series Final after beating Chen Yufei of China in the semifinals here.

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  • Bekele eyes world marathon record

    Kolkata : Ethiopian long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele, who holds the world and Olympic records for both the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events, on Friday said he aims to be the best in marathon before he calls it a day.