Shantanu Srivastava

Shantanu Srivastava is an experienced sports journalist who has worked across print and digital media. He covers cricket and Olympic sports.

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Asian Tour card secured, golfer Yuvraj Singh Sandhu targets bigger goals

Yuvraj Singh Sandhu finished inside top-10 in the Asian Development Tour’s Order of Merit to take a key step towards winning in the continental tour and beyond

The Chandigarh golfer has been making the right noises in the domestic circuit for a few years
Published on Dec 11, 2023 12:06 AM IST

Kishore Jena chases fresh javelin glory after breakthrough 2023

The Odisha thrower rose to become India’s No.2 javelin thrower, behind Neeraj Chopra in a year he improved by almost 10 metres

From an unfancied competitor at the start of the year to becoming India’s No.2 javelin thrower, behind world and Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, the Odisha thrower has enjoyed a meteoric rise in currently the most popular athletics discipline in the country.(ANI)
Published on Dec 10, 2023 11:38 PM IST

India strive for fearless cricket in T20 series against South Africa

With the next T20 World Cup just six months away, the Suryakumar Yadav-led Indian team will be hoping to find some answers

India captain Suryakumar Yadav and Arshdeep Singh celebrate the team's victory against Australia in the 5th T20I, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium(BCCI-X)
Published on Dec 09, 2023 10:19 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Rakesh, Sheetal on target, India top Asian Para C'ships

India finished Asian Para Archery Championships on top, ending the competition with an overall tally of nine medals (four gold, four silver, one bronze)

Archer Sheetal Devi at the Asian Para Archery Championships 2023, in Bangkok. The Indian contingent pipped heavyweights South Korea to top the medal standings with nine medals at the Asian Para Archery Championships(PTI)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 10:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Leader, batter, legend: 'Megastar' Lanning retires

Nicknamed 'Megastar', the Singapore-born cricketer's aggressive batting style and proactive captaincy made Australia a winning machine

FILE - Australia's captain Meg Lanning(AP)
Published on Nov 09, 2023 07:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India's para athletes raise the bar with record 111-medal haul

India's previous best medal haul at Asian stood at 72 medals in 2018, and the 54% increase in tally shows that they are on the right path

Indian para-athletes pose with their medals(PTI)
Published on Oct 28, 2023 08:40 PM IST

Pramod Bhagat completes hat-trick of medals as India inch towards magic numbers

Eight medals in badminton help India ended the penultimate day of Hangzhou Asian Para Games at 99 medals

The 35-year-old had earlier won a bronze each in Men's Doubles SL3-SL4 and Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5 events, making it his most successful Asian Para Games.
Published on Oct 27, 2023 10:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Now, India’s Para Asiad stars on track for a record medals haul at Hangzhou

India's medal count at the Asian Para Games has reached 82, surpassing its previous best mark set in 2018. This reflects India's rapid progress in para sports and its growing success in major sporting events. The president of the Paralympic Committee of India credits the inspiring performances of athletes in recent years for the increase in participation and success in para sports. India is now on track to achieve its target of winning 100 medals at the Asian Para Games.

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Updated on Oct 27, 2023 05:38 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava

Record-breaking Sachin, Sidhartha shine as India record best-ever haul

Shot putter Sachin Khilari and shooter Sidhartha Babu smash Games records as India's medals tally surges to 82

Reigning world champion Sachin Sarjerao Khilari won a gold medal in men's shot put F46 event
Published on Oct 26, 2023 10:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asian Para Games: Sumit Antil leads India's charge with world record

The 25-year-old rewrote his own world record with a throw of 73.29m to win gold in the F64 javelin event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted this photo on his X (formerly Twitter) account congratulating Sumit Antil for winning the Gold Medal in the Men's Javelin F64 event at the Asian Para Games (Narendra Modi twitter)
Published on Oct 25, 2023 11:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asian shooting: Sarabjot wins bronze, seals Paris Olympics berth

The 22-year-old secured India’s eighth quota spot for the Olympics after finishing third in 10m air pistol at the Changwon continental championships

Sarabjot Singh claim bronze and also booked a berth in Paris 2024.(PTI)
Published on Oct 24, 2023 10:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asian Para Games: Soorma shines on controversy-ridden day

The Indian trio of Dharambir, Pranav Soorma, and Anantram was barred from competing in the F53 men's discus throw final

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted this picture congratulating Pranav Soorma on getting gold.(Amit Shah Twitter)
Published on Oct 23, 2023 11:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asian Games goals achieved, shooters target Asian championships

Indian shooters will look to add the seven Paris Olympics quota places earned so far. The Changwon meet, starting on October 22, offers 24 quota spots.

From left, India's Prithviraj Tondaiman, Zoravar Singh Sandhu and Kynan Darius Chenai celebrate with their gold medals during the awards ceremony for the Shooting Trap Team Men competitions of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou(AP)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 11:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asian Games: The secret behind China's sporting success

The regimented sports system manifests itself in a fairly robust and widespread network of sports schools that form the bedrock of talent pathways

China's and Japan's national flags are seen during the closing ceremony of Hangzhou, Asian Games(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 08, 2023 11:05 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

India’s golden run at Asian Games sets new benchmark

India ends their successful campaign at the 19th Asian Games with a record-breaking 107 medals, including 28 gold, 38 silver, and 41 bronze.

Gold medallists Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Shetty in Hangzhou on Saturday. (AFP)
Updated on Oct 08, 2023 06:58 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava, Hangzhou

Jyothi, Ojas complete golden hat-trick

India's compound archers won seven medals in Hangzhou, including all five gold medals on offer

India's Jyothi Surekha Vennam competes against South Korea's So Chae-won in the archery compound women's individual gold medal match during the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province(AFP)
Published on Oct 08, 2023 12:10 AM IST

Kabaddi: India beat Iran in a controversial final

The match was suspended for almost 60 minutes due to a refereeing error before India won 33-29.

India players argue with a referee on a disputed decision in the men's kabaddi gold medal match between India and Iran during the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, in China's eastern Zhejiang province(AFP)
Published on Oct 08, 2023 12:08 AM IST

Satwik-Chirag cap a superb year with historic Asiad gold

They smashed aside their Korean opponents in straight games to become the first Indians to win a badminton gold in any discipline at the Asian Games.

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pose for photos during the presentation ceremony after winning the men's doubles gold (PTI)
Published on Oct 07, 2023 09:29 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

In a first, Indian men’s recurve archers claim silver

They lost to South Korea’s world champion team in the men’s team final. The Indian women claimed bronze

Indian men’s recurve team comprising of Atanu Das, Dhiraj Bommadevara and Tushar Shelke with silver medal in the team event
(Narendra Modi Twitter)
Published on Oct 06, 2023 11:45 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games: Comeback attempt falls apart, Bajrang Punia fails to win bronze

Bajrang Punia being tossed around the mat by Japan's Kaiki Yamaguchi did make for an unwanted lasting memory

Bajrang Punia reacts after losing to Japan's Kaiki Yamaguchi in the men's freestyle 65kg category wrestling match for the bronze medal at the 19th Asian Games(PTI)
Published on Oct 06, 2023 11:32 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games 2023: 100 medals? India on track to strike ambitious target

India will inch closer to the three-figure mark over the next two days, and with several other athletes in contention, is now firmly on track to breach it.

India's Ojas, Abhishek and Prathamesh clinched the gold medal in the Archery Men's Compound team event at the ongoing Asian Games, in Hangzhou on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 05:03 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava, Hangzhou

Antim wins bronze, learns her lesson

After being beaten by Akari Fujinami, the reigning world champion, the Indian worked her way to the medal through repechage.

Antim Panghal, the first Indian to win two Under-20 World Championship interacts with media during a press conference (Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 06, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

India's squash stars sign off with gold and silver

Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Singh bagged the mixed team gold while Saurav Ghosal was outplayed by Malaysia's Eain Yow in the singles final

Indian squash pair of Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu clinch a gold medal in mixed doubles event at the ongoing Asian Games, in Hangzhou on Thursday
(Seshadri Sukumar)
Published on Oct 06, 2023 12:05 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

Indian archers claim compound men’s and women’s team gold

Continuing their domination of the discipline, they took their gold medal tally to three with scope for two wins.

Gold medalist Indian women archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Parneet Kaur and Aditi Gopichand Swami pose for photos with gold medalist compatriot men archers Ojas Pravin Deotale, Prathamesh Samadhan Jawkar and Abhishek Verma after the Compound Team Archery events at the 19th Asian Games(PTI)
Published on Oct 05, 2023 09:59 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games: Indian men’s relay team sizzles on final night of athletics

The relay team victory helped sign off on a grand note after the day started with bronze in the 35km mixed team race walk

Rajesh Ramesh, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi, Amoj Jacob and Muhammed Anas Yahiya wave the national flag after securing gold medal in the Men's 4X400m Relay Final at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou(PTI)
Published on Oct 05, 2023 12:42 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

Glorious 1-2 for Rocketmenat India’s greatest Games yet

India’s medal tally stood at 81, way past its previous record of 70 won in the 2018 Jakarta Games, with hockey, wrestling, squash and archery glory either expected or already guaranteed

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Updated on Oct 05, 2023 06:14 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava, Hangzhou

Asian Games 2023: On a dramatic night, Neeraj Chopra shines brightest

There was controversy, there was confusion, there was a competitor throwing down the gauntlet but the India's greatest athlete found a way to overcome it all

Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Kumar Jena wave the national flag in celebration after securing gold and silver medal respectively in the Men's Javelin Throw Final event at the 19th Asian Games(PTI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 07:48 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games: Lovlina Borgohain loses to Li Qian, finishes with silver

The 75kg boxer, who had sealed a Paris Olympics berth with her semi-final win, found her Chinese final opponent too strong, losing on points

Silver medallist Lovlina Borgohain poses for photo during the presentation ceremony of women's 66-75kg category boxing event at the 19th Asian Games(PTI)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 08:46 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Never in doubt: Jyothi, Ojas clinch mixed team gold

The Indian duo beat the South Korean pair of Chaewon So and Jaehoon Joo 159-158 to win their first yellow metal of the ongoing Games.

Indian Archers Ojas Deotale and Jyothi Surekha Vennam win a gold medal in the mixed team compound archery at the ongoing Asian Games, in Hangzhou (ANI)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 08:09 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games: Annu Rani pulls a gold out of the hat

The 31-year-old unleashed her best throw of the year to clinch India's first-ever gold in the women's javelin

Annu Rani competes in the women's javelin throw final during the 2022 Asian Games(AFP)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Hangzhou
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