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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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WFI decision to cancel Olympic trials smacks of unprofessionalism: Vinesh Phogat

The double Worlds medallist came down heavily on WFI's decision of not conducting a trial to pick the team for the Paris Olympics

India wrestler Vinesh Phogat.((Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times))
Published on May 21, 2024 11:36 PM IST

Parveen Hooda suspended, BFI set to field Jaismine to retake 57kg quota

The BFI has unofficially sounded off Lamboria to get ready for the second World Qualifier in 57kg category after Parveen Hooda earned a sanction till 2025

Parveen Hooda
Updated on May 17, 2024 11:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Boxing: Olympic-bound Parveen suspended for whereabouts violation

The 57kg boxer, who had earned a quota for India at the Asian Games, has been provisionally suspended for 18 months

India's Parveen Hooda in action.(PTI)
Published on May 16, 2024 11:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Federation Cup: Back home, Neeraj takes it easy

Competing at home for the first time in three years since he became the Olympic champion, Neeraj Chopra won the Federation Cup with a throw of 82.27m

Neeraj Chopra makes a throw during the men's Javelin Throw event at the 27th National Federation Senior Athletics Competition(PTI)
Published on May 15, 2024 08:48 PM IST

Shaili Singh seeks reset to qualify for Paris

The long jumper is ironing out technical chinks and targets competitions in Europe in a bid to enter her first Olympics

Uttar Pradesh's Shaili Singh competes in women's long jump event.(PTI)
Published on May 07, 2024 11:46 PM IST

Bajrang Punia to challenge NADA suspension over not giving dope sample

Wrestler’s lawyer says submission will be made before anti-doping body’s appeals panel by its Tuesday deadline

NADA served a notice to the wrestler on April 23 and gave Bajrang Punia until May 7 to give his reply(REUTERS)
Published on May 05, 2024 08:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Daughters have lost’: Wrestler Sakshi Malik on Brij Bhushan’s son's candidature

Brij Bhushan’s younger son, Karan (33), was elected as the Uttar Pradesh Wrestling Association president this February

Security personnel detain wrestler Sakshi Malik during a protest march towards new Parliament building on May 28, 2023. (PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2024 09:21 AM IST

Chhatrasal to cut down on trainees after attack on coach

Tokyo silver medallist Ravi Dahiya will be part of the committee that will select the residential wrestlers at the academy

The committee is likely to be formed over the next few days and the retained wrestlers will be back in the residential facility
Published on May 02, 2024 09:16 PM IST

Indian athletes hope to jumpstart Paris Olympics berth quest in busy season

Only two months are left for Indian athletes to qualify for the Games by achieving the entry standard.

Shaili Singh of India competes in the Women's Long Jump Final at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix last year(Getty)
Published on May 02, 2024 12:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

UWW threatens to suspend WFI and India's wrestlers too

In a letter signed by UWW president, wrestling's global governing body has reiterated its determination to uphold WFI's independence and autonomy

Nenad Lalovic during the ASOIF General Assembly earlier this month(Getty)
Published on Apr 26, 2024 11:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Back in the mix, boxer Amit Panghal chases his Olympic dream

In the national squad after almost two years, the 2019 Worlds silver medallist believes he can end the male boxers’ wait for a Paris quota spot

Amit Panghal will have his only chance to qualify for the Paris Olympics(BFI)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 11:09 PM IST

Olympics shooting trials: Sift, Niraj top 50m 3P trials

In the women’s final, Sift overcame Ashi’s challenge while Niraj edged out Paris quota holder Swapnil in men at the Karni Singh ranges

Sift came to the fore in the final thanks to a brilliant prone round, taking the lead. (PTI)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 09:35 PM IST

Lovlina hopes for a rare double in Paris

Settled in her new 75kg class, the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist aims to become the first Indian pugilist to win two Olympic medals.

India boxer Lovlina Borgohain (PTI)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 11:19 PM IST

Manu, Anish win 25m pistol trials

The shooters must compete again on Sunday in the second Olympic Selection Trials (T2) and then in two more trials in Bhopal next month

File image of Manu Bhaker(Getty Images)
Published on Apr 20, 2024 11:40 PM IST

Vinesh wins a mega battle, secures quota spot for Paris Olympics

The face of the wrestlers’ protest sealed the quota place in 50kg by reaching the final at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

It is India's second quota place for the Paris Games as Antim Panghal had earned a quota in the 53kg category
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 10:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Aman goes down in Asian Olympic Qualifiers, India's quota drought continues

With Deepak (86kg) and Sujeet Kalkal (65kg) failing to make the weigh-ins, all hopes were on Aman to win a quota but the 57kg wrestler was done in by Abdullaev

Aman, the 2023 Asian champion, was the only Indian to go past the quarter-final stage.(India_AllSports)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 10:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Vinesh, Aman to lead India's charge in Bishkek

Indian wrestling will hope to take a small but significant step towards redemption when the 17-strong contingent takes the mat at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat (HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 18, 2024 10:53 PM IST

Wrestlers Deepak, Sujeet stuck in Dubai, in race against time to reach Bishkek

Continuous flight cancellations owing to rains in Dubai means the wrestlers' chances of making it to Bishkek for the Olympic qualifier hangs by a thread

File picture of Deepak Punia
Published on Apr 18, 2024 07:54 PM IST

Old India boxing hand Fernandez says Panghal can win medal in Paris

The Cuban coach backed the ditching of a failed evaluation-based national selection policy and the return to trials ahead of the Olympics

Blas Iglesias Fernandez(SAI)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 10:49 AM IST

Stronger, fitter Neeraj eyes triumphant start to season

The reigning world and Olympic champion is working with strength and conditioning expert Spencer Mackay in the lead-up to the season-opening Doha Diamond League

India's Neeraj Chopra in action.(PTI)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 09:55 PM IST

Confident Mirabai Chanu faces uphill task in Paris

While Chanu's confidence is commendable, a look at the prospective field and the probable weight she needs to lift to be a medal contender point to a steep task

India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu(Gurinder Osan / PTI)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 04:02 PM IST

Need to criminalise doping, says AFI chief Adille

"Unless we have provisions under the Indian Penal Code to punish dopers, this rot will not stop"

File image of Adille Sumariwalla.(Getty Images)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 10:13 PM IST

India among top doping offenders in the world

Intro: In percentage terms, India's 3.2% of AAFs is the highest in the world among nations that tested more than 2,000 samples

Representative Image(Getty Images)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 12:43 AM IST

Underdog world champion sounds cool: Nikhat Zareen ahead of Paris Olympics

Olympics in her tunnel vision, the two-time world champion feels it's her time to shine in Paris.

At Strandja, Nikhat made mental notes of each opponent while trying
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 09:58 PM IST

Anshu sets eyes on Paris, with a little help from Japan

The wrestler credits her dominant win at selection trials to her month-long stint in Yokohama's Nippon Sports Science University

Anshu Malik
Published on Apr 03, 2024 05:30 PM IST

Veer Ahlawat hopes to break through after Indian Open high

With his tied second finish at the Hero Indian Open, Ahlawat may have taken a leap towards golf’s big league

Veer Ahlawat in action during Indian Open(Getty)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 12:32 AM IST

Calm and confident Chanu almost through to Paris

The Tokyo Olympics silver medallist lifts a modest 184kgs (81kg + 103kgs) on her return to competition and all but books her spot at the Olympics.

India's Mirabai Chanu reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 49kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games 2022(PTI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 11:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Peerless Nakajima wins Indian Open, Veer finishes second

Keita Nakajima's maiden DP World Tour win makes him only the fourth Japanese to conquer the Indian Open

Keita Nakajima in action(X/Indian Open)
Published on Mar 31, 2024 10:38 PM IST

Indian Open golf: Japan's Nakajima takes 4-shot lead, Veer India's best at 6th

The 23-year-old Japanese rookie put himself in line for his maiden DP World Tour title after a 4-under 68 on Saturday at the DLF Golf and Country Club

Keita Nakajima at Indian Open(Indian Open/X)
Published on Mar 30, 2024 09:52 PM IST

Veer, Manu keep India's hopes alive

Overnight T-22nd, Ahlawat jumped 16 places to solo sixth, carding an impressive six under on another sweltering day at the Indian Open

Veer Ahlawat in action during Indian Open(Getty)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 10:07 PM IST
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