French Open 2019: Where are they now? Jelena Ostapenko’s back with hope but high hurdles

After winning the French Open in 2017, Jelena Ostapenko won just 23 matches next season and comes into this edition with eight matches won in 2019. She is now ranked 40th in the world, unseeded and unfancied. Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko celebrates with the French Open trophy in 2017. (Source: Reuters) When Jelena Ostapenko cracked a […]

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Asian Athletics Championships: Slow and steady Ajay Kumar Saroj’s late kick takes him to coveted medal in elite field

On Wednesday night, Saroj ran a perfectly tactical race in Doha to win the 1,500m silver medal at the Asian Athletics Championships ahead of Mussab Ali of Qatar in a photo-finish. Ajay Kumar Saroj after the 1,500m race at the Asian Athletics Championships. Last year in March when 24-year-old Ajay Kumar Saroj was injured, he […]

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Steady hand, stout heart: Anjum Moudgil-Divyansh Panwar clinch gold at ISSF World Cup in Beijing

India’s new shooting star: Needing at least a 10.2 to seal mixed gold, Divyansh strikes 10.5 in the final. Shared News: Updated: April 26, 2019 10:44:50 am Divyansh Panwar and Anjum Moudgil won gold in the 10m air rifle mixed team event. There’s a difference between being a good shooter, and a good competitor. The […]

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ISSF World Cup 2019: Divyansh Singh Panwar wins silver, secures Olympic quota for India

Teenager Divyansh Singh Panwar added to India’s medal tally by finishing second in the 10m air rifle event at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Beijing, China. Shared News: Published: April 26, 2019 12:44:31 pm Divyansh Singh Panwar won silver at ISSF World Cup 2019 on Friday. (Source: NRAI Twitter) A day after winning gold […]

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Asian Athletics Championships: Indians bag 5 medals including two silvers on opening day

Annu Rani and 3000m steeple chaser Avinash Sable led the charge with a silver each as India won five medals on the opening day of the Asian Athletics Championships on Sunday. Shared News: Updated: Apr 22, 2019 00:41 IST 10000m runner Gavit Murali Kumar bagged a bronze. (AFI) Javelin thrower Annu Rani and 3000m steeple […]

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Asian Athletics Championship: Dutee Chand breaks national record; Hima Das injured

At the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Dutee Chand broke her own national record – set last year. On Sunday she clocked 11.28 seconds – marginally better than her previous best of 11.29 seconds. Shared News: Updated: April 21, 2019 5:47:11 pm Hima Das pulled up midway into her 100m heat in Doha. (Source: AFI […]

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ISSF World Cup: Indians fail to make final of 10m air rifle

Russia’s Sergey Kamensky won gold in the event with 249.4, Chinese Yukun Liu bagged the silver with 247.0, while Zicheng Hui managed the bronze by shooting 225.9. Shared News: Published: February 25, 2019 4:54:11 pm Russia’s Sergey Kamensky won gold in the event with 249.4. (PTI) Indian shooters failed to make the final of the […]

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Breakthrough year for Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das but familiar dope shame hits Indian athletics

Yet another dope shame came to haunt Indian athletics at the fag end of the season with five athletes, including Asian champion quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran, returning positive tests for banned substances. Neeraj Chopra has established himself as an Olympic medal contender. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s obsessive pursuit of excellence and a new-found sprint sensation in […]

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Pawan Singh is first Indian to be elected in ISSF’s judges committee

Pawan Singh got elected onto the seven members’ Judges Committee for which 22 candidates from all over the world were in fray, a release said. Pawan Singh has become the first Indian to be elected one of seven member’s of the Judges Committee of ISSF. (Reuters/Image used for representational purpose) Pawan Singh has become the […]

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