Shantanu Srivastava

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

Articles by Shantanu Srivastava

Nitu seeks trials against Nikhat to decide Asian Games slot

As world champion in the 50kg Olympic category, Nikhat Zareen is assured of entry in the 51kg at Guangzhou. Nitu is currently only the standby for China.

Nitu Ghanghas poses for a photo with a Gold medal after she won her 45-48kg category final match at the 2023 IBA Women's Boxing World Championships, in New Delhi(BFI)
Published on Apr 01, 2023 08:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Cup shooting: Sift Kaur wins bronze on final day, China claim double

The 21-year-old Indian rifle shooter came third in the women’s 50m 3 position event as the hosts finished second overall on the medals table. China topped the tally with 12

Sift Kaur Samra poses for a picture after winning her first individual ISSF World Cup medal(PTI)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 09:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ISSF World Cup: Bronze for Manu Bhaker, Aishwary Tomar ends fourth

Woman pistol ace Manu Bhaker finished third in 25m pistol and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar was fourth in 50m 3-Positions event on the penultimate day of the shooting World Cup in Bhopal

Manu Bhaker finished third in the four-woman final of the 25m pistol event(Twitter/realmanubhaker)
Published on Mar 25, 2023 08:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Rudrankksh finishes third in pulsating final

The Indian world champion was up against a strong Chinese challenge but managed to hold his own for a bronze in 10m air rifle

Rudrankksh Patil clinched bronze on Friday.(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 07:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Indian pairs on podium but China reigns supreme

Rudrankksh Patil-R Narmada Nithin and Rhythm Sangwan-Varun Tomar finished on the podium in 10m air rifle and pistol events respectively as China won both gold medals on offer

R Narmada Nithin and Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil(Twitter/@India_AllSports)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Shooting World Cup: Sarabjot shoots gold as India start in style

The 21-year-old Sarabjot Singh blanks Azerbaijan's Ruslan Lunev 16-0 in the gold medal match; compatriot Varun Tomar takes bronze

Sarabjot set the pace early
Published on Mar 22, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Shooting World Cup: Chinese challenge awaits India

China’s young shooters are likely to test India on home turf in the Bhopal shooting World Cup (rifle and pistol) starting on Wednesday

India shooter Manu Bhaker(Getty)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 09:25 PM IST

Tabuena pips Rashid by one shot for DGC title

The Filipino carded a bogey-free final round of 7-under 65 to pip India’s Rasheed Khan by one shot and win the $750,000 DGC Open tournament.

Miguel Tabuena(Twitter)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 09:26 PM IST

DGC Open: Rashid Khan sizzles on wet day, opens 3-shot lead

Two-time Asian Tour winner excels in cold and wet conditions at the Delhi Golf Course to take a three-shot lead heading into the final round on Sunday

A steady downpour and swirling winds altered course conditions drastically after two benign days(DGC Open)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 08:03 PM IST

Flawless Chikka surges to solo lead

The 29-year-old was tied-sixth overnight but produced a bogey-free performance on Day 2 as a total of 24 Indians made the cut in the $750,000 Asian Tour event

S Chikkarangappa(AFP)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 10:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Siddikur takes top honours, Rashid best Indian

Bangladesh's Siddikur Rahman carded seven-under 65 to take the pole position on the opening day of $750,000 DGC Open.

Bangladesh's Siddikur Rahman carded seven-under 65 to take the pole position on the opening day of $750,000 DGC Open. (Twitter - @TheDGCOpen )
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 10:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Gaganjeet Bhullar leads Indian charge at DGC Open golf

The 10-time winner on the Asian Tour leads a sizeable Indian contingent in the $750,000 tournament being played at the Delhi Golf Club course from Thursday.

Gaganjeet Bhullar (Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 09:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Tricky course awaits Asia's best

Windy conditions and a firm course are likely to test the field as the second edition of $750,000 DGC Open gets underway on Thursday

The course, redone by Gary Player, hosted the inaugural DGC Open last year
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Karnataka end 54-year wait for Santosh Trophy

The 3-2 win over first-timers Meghalaya in Riyadh ensured the first title as Karnataka, who previous title came as Mysore state

Players in action during Santosh Trophy final football match between Karnataka and Meghalaya in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(PTI)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 11:38 PM IST

When a stadium in Saudi Arabia throbbed to Cristiano Ronaldo’s beat

Traffic snarls extended up to 2km from Mrsool Park as they came faces and hearts painted blue and yellow to watch a generational talent in his final swing.

A fan carries a poster asking for the jersey of Cristiano Ronaldo during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Nassr and Al-Batin at the Mrsool Park Stadium(AFP)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 01:57 PM IST

History beckons for Meghalaya and Karnataka

Meghalaya are in their maiden Santosh Trophy final while Karnataka last won the title 54 years back when the state was still known as Mysore. On Saturday, both teams will chase their slice of history in Riyadh

Meghalaya face Karnataka in the Santosh Trophy final.(Twitter)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 10:06 PM IST

Santosh Trophy: Meghalaya ready for date with history

Meghalaya are in the Santosh Trophy final for the first time in the tournament's 82-year history, and the team is ready for one final push.

Meghalaya's bunch of believers are confident of rewriting history when they take the field at the King Fahd International Stadium on Saturday | Image for representation (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 10:12 PM IST

Meghalaya, Karnataka set up Santosh Trophy final clash in Saudi

Meghalaya extended their dream run with a 2-1 win over eight-time winners Punjab while Karnataka entered their first final in 47 years after a 3-1 win over Services in the second semi-final.

Taken out of the country for the first time, the 68,000-seater King Fahd International Stadium saw 100-odd spectators turn up while Bollywood music blared from the speakers.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 01, 2023 11:47 PM IST

Stage set for Santosh Trophy in the desert

India’s national football championship, Santosh Trophy, takes a step into new frontier with semi-finalists Meghalaya, Punjab, Services and Karnataka ready to play in the final stages of this year’s edition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Santosh Trophy semi-final and final will be held at King Fahd International Stadium.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 10:00 PM IST

Siem ends an almost nine-year wait, win Indian Open golf

The 42-year-old won by one shot for his first victory on the European Tour since 2014, after a final day battle in the Hero Indian Open with fellow German and overnight leader Yannik Paul

Marcel Siem won the Indian Open.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 10:23 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Ahlawat T4, Germany’s Paul continues to lead in Indian Open golf

Yannik Paul retained the lead, one shot ahead of compatriot Marcel Siem after the third round while India’s Veer Ahlawat was tied fourth and six shots off the lead in the Hero Indian Open

Golfer Yannik Paul in action.(PTI)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 10:57 PM IST
By, Gurugram

'Hungrier' Yuvraj eyes European card

Golfer eyes strong showing in European Q-School (qualification school) that will send him straight into the DP World Tour next year

Yuvraj Singh Sandhu in action.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 11:26 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Angad Cheema holds firm on tough day

Angad Cheema braved swirling wind to jump to T2 as Yannik Paul maintains solo lead

Angad Cheema managed to tame the course for a second consecutive day, moving up from tied fourth to tied second(Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 10:53 PM IST

From football fields to hallowed greens, Honey chases father's dream

The 26-year-old led for the better part of the day before Yannik Paul takes top spot on the opening day of Hero Indian Open

Honey Baisoya was in good form on the opening day.(PTI)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 11:06 PM IST

Indian Open: Sharma finds wings on windy day

Impressive with his long putting, the two-time DP World Tour winner finishes T4 on Day 1.

Shubhankar Sharma had gone to considerable lengths to underscore the need to bring out the A game from the first hole to the last at the DLF Golf and Country Club(Twitter - Hero Indian Open)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 10:35 PM IST
By, Gurugram

'Loner' Gandas ready to chart his own course

In the middle of a 'learning curve' of his maiden DP World Tour appearance, local boy Manu Gandas hopes to turn a corner at Indian Open.

Kolkata: Indian golfer Manu Gandas holds winner trophy of 'SSP Chowrasia Invitational 2022', in Kolkata, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_17_2022_000170A)(PTI)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 02:45 PM IST

Olesen in form, Shubhankar, Gandas lead Indian hopes

Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen, the Thailand Classic DP World Tour winner last week, is the form player while Shubhankar Sharma, Manu Gandas, Jyoti Randhawa and SSP Chawrasia will all carry Indian hopes in the $2 million Hero Indian Open starting on Thursday.

Shubhankar Sharma, Manu Gandas, Jyoti Randhawa and SSP Chawrasia will all carry Indian hopes in the $2 million Hero Indian Open starting on Thursday. (Twitter @TheOfficialHIO)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 10:30 PM IST
By, Gurugram

European card on his mind, Chawrasia ready to roll

The seasoned golfer walks down the memory lane ahead of the Hero Indian Open that begins on Thursday.

Early in his career, when Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia would lose to the likes of Mukesh Kumar and Ashok Kumar(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 10:15 PM IST
By, Gurugram

After Asian indoor silver, Praveen targets 17m in marquee events

The triple jumper is also looking to break Renjit Maheswary’s national outdoor record of 17.30

Praveen Chithravel set an indoor national record.
Published on Feb 16, 2023 11:35 PM IST

No hurdle too high for Jyothi Yarraji

After a record-breaking 2022, hurdler Jyothi Yarraji has broken the 60m hurdles national record five times in 19 days this year.

Indian athlete Jyothi Yarraji(Twitter/Media_SAI)
Updated on Feb 15, 2023 11:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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