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Karan Prashant Saxena

Karan Prashant Saxena is a reporter/writer/editor, who specialises in sports. His primary areas of interest include football, Olympics sports, and pro-wrestling. When not working, Karan spends his time reading, travelling, and pondering on the question - What If?

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Ahead of qualifiers against USA, India captain Rani Rampal opens up on importance of Tokyo Olympics

India have another chance to make it to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo - the only thing facing them is the upcoming qualifiers against the USA in November.

India hockey women’s captain Rani Rampal in action.(Frank Uijlenbroek/Hockey India)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 11:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Not getting complacent’: India coach Graham Reid will not take Olympics qualifier against Russia lightly

India had a successful tour in Belgium with five wins in five games. But coach Graham Reid tells Hindustan Times that he is not taking the Olympic qualifiers against Russia next month lightly.

India hockey coach Graham Reid in action.(Frank Uijlenbroek/Hockey India)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 12:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Exclusive | ‘Only one aim in my mind - to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020’, says Dutee Chand ahead of World Athletics Championships

A day before heading to Doha, Chand spoke in an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times and said that she would be hoping to record her personal best at the Worlds, despite the strong competition in front of her.

File photo of Dutee Chand.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 03:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Dealing with injuries, Swapna Barman focuses on fitness before kick starting Olympic preparations

This year, the West Bengal athlete went on to win a silver in Doha Asian Athletics Championships while undergoing injuries in her back and knees.

File image of Swapna Barman.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Dipika Pallikal urges national squash federation to come up with ‘long-term solution’ to fix coaching woes

CWG silver medalist Dipika Pallikal opens up on why the idea of short-team coaches is not a long-term solution to fix coaching woes in squash.

File photo of Dipika Pallikal.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 03:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

ISSF World Cup 2019: From Munich disappointment to maiden senior World Cup gold - How Elavenil Valarivan rose to her best in Rio

Valarivan went on to win the gold in Women’s 10m air rifle, becoming the second Indian after Apurvi to bag the yellow plate in this category in 2019 at World Cup tournaments.

File photo of Elavenil Valarivan after winning the gold medal at the junior ISSF World Cup.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

US Open 2019: ‘Will welcome him back like a winner’, says Sumit Nagal’s father after Roger Federer showdown

Despite the defeat, Sumit’s family members are happy with their son’s performance. Speaking to Hindustan Times in a brief telephonic interview from their New Delhi residence, Sumit’s father, Suresh, expressed delight over his son’s fighting spirit in the showdown.

Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Sumit Nagal of India after their Men's Singles first round match on day one of the 2019 US Open.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 12:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

India vs West Indies 1st Test: India Report Card - Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma star, Rishabh Pant, Mayank Agarwal put on a flop show

The Virat Kohli-led side took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, their first in the ongoing cycle of ICC Test Championship.

India's Ishant Sharma celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Shamarh Brooks.(AP)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 10:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘It will be exit unfair to other sports’: Anjum Moudgil on why India should not exit CWG 2022 | Exclusive

The shooter has already reached Rio de Janeiro for the tournament and will begin training from Wednesday.

File image of India shooter Anjum Moudgil.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 06:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

How difficult is it to be a woman footballer in India? Indian football’s wonder girl Dalima Chhibber narrates

The poster girl of India women’s football Dalima Chhibber talks about wage gap, U-17 Women’s World Cup and difficulties of being a woman footballer in India.

File image of Dalima Chhibber.(Dalima Chhibber/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 01:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand may miss out on IAAF tournaments due to VISA delays, seeks government’s help

In an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, the 23-year-old Dutee Chand said that she has sought help from the government to speed up the visa process.

File photo of Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 03:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

English Premier League 2019 Preview: Manchester City’s European dreams vital for Liverpool’s challenge

As the new season approaches, it seems highly likely the same two teams - Manchester City and Liverpool - will once again be challenging for the title

Soccer Football - FA Community Shield - Manchester City v Liverpool - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - August 4, 2019 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah heads at goal Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 10:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: How Dabang Delhi’s Naveen Kumar prepared for new season

One of the reason for success was the debutant raider Naveen Kumar, who scored 177 raiding point in 22 games to make last season and made a name for himself.

Raider Naveen Kumar in action.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Pro Kabaddi League: No added pressure of being defending champions for Bengaluru Bulls’ raider Rohit Kumar

With the new season approaching, Rohit said he is not taking any additional pressure of the ‘defending champions’ tag.

Bengaluru Bulls raider Rohit Kumar(PKL)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 03:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: How a conversation with father changed Dabang Delhi defender Ravinder Pahal’s life

Ravinder Pahal will continue to play for Dabang Delhi in the upcoming season of Pro Kabaddi League.

File photo of Dabang Delhi defender Ravinder Pahal.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Exclusive | Racing past controversies, Dutee Chand charts golden route

With the gold, Dutee became only the second Indian after Hima Das to secure a gold for India on the track at a global event.

File image of Dutee Chand(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Raider Monu Goyat looks to overcome last year’s injury woes to win title for UP Yoddhas

Raider Monu Goyat was bought by UP Yoddhas this year. He speaks to Hindustan Times about what went wrong last year with Haryana Steelers.

Monu Goyat played for Haryana Steelers last year.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 01:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Pro Kabaddi League 7: Pardeep Narwal remains key for Patna Pirates

Last year, Pardeep Narwal attained 233 raiding points, higher than any other player. But it was not enough for the side to push for a spot in the playoffs.

Pardeep Narwal scored 233 raiding points last season.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 04:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Injury to key defender Surender Nada poses questions for Patna Pirates

When Patna Pirates bought the star defender Surender Nada for Rs 77 lakh at the auctions this year, it was considered to be a brilliant move.

Surender Nada is undergoing an injury at the moment.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 02:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

ICC World Cup 2019: India vs England - Team India Report Card: How did Virat Kohli & Co fare?

India vs England: Team India lost their first match at the ICC World Cup 2019, going down to hosts England by 31 runs at Edgbaston.

India's Kedar Jadhav celebrates taking the wicket of England's Eoin Morgan with Virat Kohli.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 07:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

ICC World Cup 2019:David Warner is a great guy, these guys saved me: Jaykishan Plaha, net bowler who was hit on head

The London-born bowler credited the quick action from the medical teams and the hospital in Surrey for saving his life.

Jaykishan Plaha, the net bowler who was struck on the head during a practice session by David Warner, receives a signed jersey from Australia batsman David Warner after his recovery, in London(PTI)
Published on Jun 25, 2019 12:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena
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