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Eyes on Paris 2024 Olympics, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran signs for French league club

Eyes on Paris 2024 Olympics, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran signs for French league club

Breaking News, Table Tennis, Trending
The Indian table tennis player will join his new club Jura Morez Tennis de Table after the Asian Games in September. With an eye on the Paris 2024 Olympics, Indian table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has signed for top-tier French Pro A league club Jura Morez Tennis de Table for the 2022-23 season. The French Pro A league is one of the top-rated table tennis leagues in Europe. G Sathiyan is likely to join his new club, which won the league in 2019, after the Asian Games conclude in September. “It is one of the top leagues and a highly competitive one. I will feature in about 10 games for the club and get acclimatized to the conditions there as part of my tune-up for the Paris Olympics in 2024,” G Sathiyan told the Times of India. G Sathiyan took a similar route before the...
Second spot in the standings at stake for Dabang Delhi when they battle Bengal Warriors

Second spot in the standings at stake for Dabang Delhi when they battle Bengal Warriors

Kabaddi, Trending
A fascinating vivo Pro Kabaddi doubleheader is in the offing on Thursday. In the first game, defending champions Bengal Warriors will face Dabang Delhi, while in the second, Puneri Paltan will take on league-leaders Patna Pirates. Check out our preview for both games: Match 106: Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi The Bengal Warriors come into this game on the back of a disappointing tie against the Telugu Titans. It was the same old story for the Warriors, as Maninder Singh led by example with a Super 10, but the rest of the team failed to follow in their captain’s lead. The defence had another weak outing, as they only scored eight tackle points and conceded 18 raid points. Bengal is winless in its last four matches and with four games left, the team will likely need to win all their rem...
BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021 award: PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu in the running

BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021 award: PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu in the running

Breaking News, Editors, Trending, Weightlifting
The winner will be announced on March 28. Golfer Aditi Ashok, women’s boxer Lovlina Borgohain and Paralympian shooter Avani Lekhara are the other nominees. Badminton star PV Sindhu, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, golfer Aditi Ashok, Paralympic shooter Avani Lekhara and women’s boxer Lovlina Borgohain were named as the five nominees for the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021 award on Tuesday. Started by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 2020, the award, now in its third edition, celebrates female athletes and recognises their successes in various sports from across the country. The nominations are selected by a panel of eminent Indian sports journalists and experts. Apart from the Sportswoman of the Year award, an Emerging Sportswoman of the Year and a Lifetime Ach...
Tokyo Olympics medallist Ravi Dahiya to train in Bulgaria with seven other wrestlers

Tokyo Olympics medallist Ravi Dahiya to train in Bulgaria with seven other wrestlers

Breaking News, Trending, Wrestling
Eight Indian wrestlers, including Olympian Deepak Punia, will train in Bulgaria from February 5 to 23 before returning for the national camp. Tokyo 2020 Olympics silver medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya and fellow Indian wrestler Deepak Punia are among eight grapplers who will train at a special camp in Teteven, Bulgaria, according to PTI. The special camp, which will run from February 5 to 23, also includes Asian championships silver-medallist Gourav Baliyan and national champion Sandeep Singh Mann, among freestyle wrestlers. Four Greco-Roman wrestlers - Sunil Kumar, Sajan Bhanwal, Ravi Malik and Ashu - will also travel to Bulgaria for the special camp. The wrestlers will be accompanied by three sparring partners and two coaches. The camp has been organised to prepare the wrestlers ...
“I became emotional as I thought about my incredible 21-year-long journey after winning an Olympic medal,” says Indian Men’s team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh

“I became emotional as I thought about my incredible 21-year-long journey after winning an Olympic medal,” says Indian Men’s team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh

Hockey, Trending
~ The veteran goalkeeper spoke about the highs and lows of his career on the Hockey India podcast Hockey Te Charcha ~ World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 and Indian Men’s Hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh formed an important part of the Indian team which won the highly coveted Olympic Bronze Medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In his guest appearance on Hockey Te Charcha ­– a podcast series initiated by Hockey India – the veteran goalkeeper reflects on the highs and lows of his International career and speaks about the iconic last ditch save against Germany in the Bronze Medal playoff to secure India’s first Olympic medal in hockey in 41 years. Speaking about the thrilling final moments of the match against Germany, Sreejesh said, “My first thought when we conceded the penalty corner...
Kerala Blasters FC’s second-half salvo secures victory against NorthEast United FC

Kerala Blasters FC’s second-half salvo secures victory against NorthEast United FC

Football, Trending
Kerala Blasters FC posted a relatively comfortable 2-1 victory over NorthEast United FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) on Friday. Jorge Pereyra Diaz (61’) scored the first goal of the game to put Kerala Blasters FC ahead. A red card for Ayush Adhikari in the 71st minute seemed to have brought NEUFC back into the game. However, Alvaro Vazquez’s (82’) astonishing long-range effort provided a two-goal cushion for Ivan Vukomanovic’s men. Mohamed Irshad (90’) bagged a consolation goal for the Highlanders but in the end, it was not enough. It was a quickfire start to the match with chances at both ends of the pitch. In the first big opportunity in the game, Sahal Abdul Samad found himself through on goal, with multiple teammates available for the cut-back but...
Massive second-half display helps Haryana Steelers beat Bengal Warriors

Massive second-half display helps Haryana Steelers beat Bengal Warriors

Kabaddi, Trending
A sensational team effort in the second half saw the Haryana Steelers trounce the Bengal Warriors 46-29. The Steelers outscored the Warriors 27-10 in the second half to win by 17. With this win, Haryana climbed to fourth on the points table. The Warriors got off to a good start and raced to a 6-2 lead, but the Steelers responded with a 5-1 run of their own to level the scores at 7-7. The Warriors embarked on another 4-2 run to reclaim the lead, but Vikash Kandola wiped their advantage off with a four-point Super Raid that left Bengal with a solitary player on the mat. Maninder Singh managed to keep the All Out at bay with a two-point raid, but the Steelers weren’t about to be denied. Kandola picked up another touch point before the defence pinned down Maninder to inflict an All Out o...
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Abhinav Bindra leads cheer for Arif Khan

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Abhinav Bindra leads cheer for Arif Khan

Breaking News, Editors
Bindra, who won a gold in shooting at the Beijing 2008 Summer Games, was one of the first to cheer for Arif Khan on social media during the traditional Parade of Nations. Lined up 23rd in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony Parade of Nations, India had to wait a while to see  Mohammad Arif Khan – the sole Indian athlete at this year’s Winter Games – walk out with the tricolour. And though there were hardly any Indian fans in the stands of the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium at the Chinese capital, Arif Khan’s emergence from the tunnel, wearing a traditional Indian Kullu cap, was met with resounding applause on social media. Leading the cheer squad for the skier from Jammu and Kashmir was shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s first-ever individual Olympic gold medallist. “Fro...
Kabaddi at Asian Games: Indian men and women rule the roost

Kabaddi at Asian Games: Indian men and women rule the roost

Kabaddi, Trending
Indian men have won seven of the eight gold medals at the Asian Games since 1990. Indian women have won two of the three golds since 2010. A popular sport in India which has seen a resurgence in recent years, kabaddi combines physical strength, agility and strategy to provide an engaging spectacle for audiences. Backed by a 4000-year-old history, kabaddi was showcased as an exhibition sport prior to the Berlin 1936 Olympics. The sport soon found popularity in Asia and was included as a demonstration sport at the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. Kabaddi, though, finally found regular international exposure when it was included in the Asian Games programme for the 1990 edition in Beijing, China. Since then, it has been a part of every Asian Games programme. Kabaddi at the Asian Games was a ...
Dabang Delhi seek third straight win when they take on Jaipur Pink Panthers

Dabang Delhi seek third straight win when they take on Jaipur Pink Panthers

Kabaddi, Trending
Two tantalising contests are heading your way on Thursday. First, Jaipur Pink Panthers will take on league leaders Dabang Delhi, and later, Telugu Titans will battle Tamil Thalaivas in the Southern Derby Check out our preview for both games: Match 90: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Dabang Delhi K.C. The Jaipur Pink Panthers are coming into this on the back of their most impressive performance this season. They trounced the Patna Pirates 51-30, with Arjun Deshwal leading the way with 17 points. Skipper Deepak Hooda played his role to perfection and scored eight points, while Sandeep Dhull helped himself to a High 5. The Pink Panthers played to their potential and registered a massive win over the best teams in the league. If they can continue to play at the same level, they will soon find ...