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Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan win Adelaide International tennis title

Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan win Adelaide International tennis title

Editors, Tennis, Trending
The Indian pair defeated top seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the men’s doubles final. India’s Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan won the men’s doubles title at the Adelaide International ATP 250 tennis tournament on Sunday after defeating Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo 7-6(6), 6-1 in the final. This was the first time that Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan teamed up on the ATP Tour. The Indian pair was unseeded in the tournament. The triumph marked veteran Rohan Bopanna’s 20th ATP title while for Ramkumar Ramanathan, it was his first. Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan sailed past Bosnia’s Tomislav Brkic and Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez, seeded fourth, in straight sets in the semis but the final against the top-seeded duo of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo...
Why Tokyo Olympics medallists Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya want to train with Indian coaches

Why Tokyo Olympics medallists Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya want to train with Indian coaches

Breaking News, Editors, Trending, Wrestling
Bajrang Punia had earlier trained with a Georgian coach but now has a change in plans for Paris 2024. Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya will train with Indian wrestling coaches in the next Olympic cycle. Bajrang Punia, who won bronze on his Olympics debut at Tokyo 2020, earlier trained with Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis. For Paris 2024, however, the ace wrestler wants an Indian coach. “Foreign coaches want me to spend most of my time in their country. I am willing to spend half my time outside but then no one is willing to come to India. So I have decided to train with an Indian coach,” Bajrang Punia told PTI. However, the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold-medalist has not yet decided on a name. Fellow wrestler Ravi Dahiya, who won silver at Tokyo...
From Prakash Padukone to PV Sindhu: The best of Indian badminton

From Prakash Padukone to PV Sindhu: The best of Indian badminton

Badminton, Editors
Prakash Padukone’s historic All-England win gave an early glimpse of the abundant talent in India which has produced players like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu. The decade gone by has brought about a revolution in Indian badminton, which has carried the sport to unprecedented heights. Three Olympic medals, two players formerly ranked world No. 1, and a historic first world championship crown has firmly established India as one of the top badminton countries in the world. The journey of the previous decade has made players like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu household names in the country while Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth, Jwala Gutta, and Ashwini Ponappa have all made important contributions along the way. Here, we take a look at the best Indian badminton playe...
India vs South Africa Test series: KL Rahul replaces injured Rohit Sharma as vice-captain

India vs South Africa Test series: KL Rahul replaces injured Rohit Sharma as vice-captain

Cricket, Editors
Mumbai: The All-India Senior selection committee has named KL Rahul as vice-captain for the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa. KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as vice-captain, who was ruled out of the Test series owing to a hamstring injury. India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.
BWF appoints PV Sindhu as one of its Athletes Commision Member

BWF appoints PV Sindhu as one of its Athletes Commision Member

Badminton, Editors
PV Sindhu along with five others have been chosen by Badminton World Federation to become members of the Athletes’ Commission. Sindhu, the 26-year-old Olympian, will continue to serve as a member until 2025. Sindhu opened India’s account at the Rio Olympics by winning silver, and a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics that recently concluded this year. She also had some noteworthy achievements at the World Championships. She won two gold, one silver and bronze at the Championship.
JSW Sports felicitates Tokyo Olympics Medallists at Inspire Institute of Sport

JSW Sports felicitates Tokyo Olympics Medallists at Inspire Institute of Sport

Athletics, Editors
Vijayanagar: Recognising and rewarding India’s best-ever performance at an Olympic Games, The JSW Group organised a felicitation ceremony at the Inspire Institute of Sport, in Bellary, on Saturday, that had Neeraj Chopra, Bjarang Punia, Ravi Dahiya and PR Sreejesh in attendance.  Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Founder and Director of JSW Group and Parth Jindal, Founder and Director of the IIS led the felicitations where efforts of all medal winners, athletes from the IIS who had made the Tokyo cut, and coaching and non-coaching staff were recognised. The afternoon began with the felicitation of the eight athletes, who trained at the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) for the Tokyo Games. The Olympians included Sreeshankar Murali (Long jumper), Sushila Devi (Judoka), Vikas Krishan Ya...