Asian Championship

In a first, India to host Asian Weightlifting Championship next year

In a first, India to host Asian Weightlifting Championship next year

In a historic first for Indian weightlifting, the country will host the prestigious Asian Championship next year, which will also double up as a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the national federation said on Tuesday.

Apr 24, 2018, 18:40 PM IST
Jitu Rai, Heena Sindhu win medals at Asian Championships

Jitu Rai, Heena Sindhu win medals at Asian Championships

Jitu won an individual bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol, which also helped the Indian team comprising Shahzar Rizvi and Omkar Singh besides Jitu, to bag the Team gold in the event.

Dec 10, 2017, 18:40 PM IST
Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik to lead Indian challenge at Asian Championship

Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik to lead Indian challenge at Asian Championship

In the absence of some of the leading grapplers such as Yogeshwar Dutt, Sushil Kumar and the famous Phogat sisters -- Geeta and Babita -- the onus will be on the likes of Sakshi, Olympian Sandeep Tomar and Bajrang Punia to help India improve on its last year's performance at the showpiece event.

May 09, 2017, 17:42 PM IST
Asian Championship title at home is extremely special and is my biggest achievement, says Joshna Chinappa

Asian Championship title at home is extremely special and is my biggest achievement, says Joshna Chinappa

Joshna, who had won the historic Commonwealth Games doubles gold with Dipika Pallikal in Glasgow three years ago, edged her longtime teammate in another tense battle in Chennai yesterday.

May 02, 2017, 00:41 AM IST
Vijender Singh to fight for 2nd title with China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali

Vijender Singh to fight for 2nd title with China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali

Vijender so far has eight wins under his belt with seven of them being Knockout triumphs

Feb 16, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Shiva Keshavan forced to pull out of World Championships: Report

Shiva Keshavan forced to pull out of World Championships: Report

Currently the Olympian is also without a sponsor.

Jan 22, 2016, 09:38 AM IST
Indian luger Shiva Keshavan wins silver at Asian Championship

Indian luger Shiva Keshavan wins silver at Asian Championship

The race consisted of two heats closely contested by athletes. Though in the first heat Shiva was a mere 2/10th of a second behind, minor technical snags cost him the gold medal in the second heat.

Dec 27, 2015, 18:09 PM IST
Focus is on NBA, can't play for India in next 2 years: Satnam Singh

Focus is on NBA, can't play for India in next 2 years: Satnam Singh

India's basketball sensation Satnam Singh Bhamara made it clear that he won't be available for national duty atleast for the next two years as his primary focus is to improve his game and make it to the first team of the NBA side Dallas Mavericks.

Jul 14, 2015, 10:17 AM IST
Indian cagers chalk up third win

Indian cagers chalk up third win

India and Sri Lanka stayed on course for a possible title-deciding clash by remaining unbeaten in the fourth South Asian Basketball Association's Asian Championship qualifying tournament here on Saturday.

Jul 04, 2015, 18:10 PM IST
Indian hoopsters start favourites in basketball championship

Indian hoopsters start favourites in basketball championship

Despite missing several key players, India appear certain to win the three-day South Asia Basketball Association (SABA) qualifying competition beginning here on Friday and make it to the Asian Championship to be held in China in September.

Jul 02, 2015, 19:42 PM IST
We must at least become the champions of Asia: Praful Patel

We must at least become the champions of Asia: Praful Patel

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel on Wednesday said the focus is now on helping the country improve its world rankings and win at least the Asian Championship.

Dec 03, 2014, 21:56 PM IST
FIBA should let Iran host Asian Championship: captain

FIBA should let Iran host Asian Championship: captain

The captain of Iran`s unbeaten basketball team at the Asian Games has called on the sports governing body to let his country host the Asian Championship.

Sep 29, 2014, 11:23 AM IST
Students protest against FIBA over turban ban issue

Students protest against FIBA over turban ban issue

Students of Kalgidhar Society, alongwith India's U-18 basketball player Anmol Singh, has sent out a strong message to FIBA by playing a local match here with their turbans on, protesting against the discrimination meted out to Sikh players during Asian Championship in China.

Sep 11, 2014, 14:54 PM IST

Chinese Taipei reaches Asia Cup basketball final

Chinese Taipei reached the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup final after beating China 84-73 in the semi-final.

Jul 19, 2014, 13:43 PM IST

Six Indian athletes to take part in Asian 20km Race Walking

Six Indian athletes will take part in the Asian 20km Race Walking Championship to be held in Nomi, Japan on March 16.

Mar 13, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

Don`t get upset by absence of Brazil-Portugal football teams: Franco

The non-participation of Brazil and Portugal football teams in the Goa Lusofonia Games commencing Saturday, may rob the glory of the game but not its spirit, said Olympian football player Fortunato Franco.

Jan 18, 2014, 14:16 PM IST

All eyes on Jharkhand in National Lawn Bowls Championship

Jharkhand, which had swept all the eight medals in the last edition, will be the team to watch out for in the 4th National Lawn Bowls Championship that gets underway at the RCGC Maidan tent, here on friday.

Dec 12, 2013, 23:03 PM IST

Mampi clashes with Kaushalya in a shooting range

Promising international shooter from Bengal Mampi Das on Monday, made news for all the wrong reasons after being allegedly involved in an ugly altercation with a fellow shooter.

Dec 02, 2013, 21:43 PM IST

India win compound archery gold in Asian Championship

Indian compound team stunned heavyweights Korea in the final to clinch the gold medal at the 18th Asian Archery Championship in Chinese Taipei on Thursday.

Oct 31, 2013, 22:43 PM IST

It was fun to fight in front of partisan crowd: Shiva Thapa

The last time he competed at the Asian Championships, Shiva Thapa had to retire hurt but three years later, the teen sensation has more than made up for that by becoming the youngest Indian boxer to win gold at the event defeating a local lad in front of a hugely partisan crowd.

Jul 08, 2013, 21:05 PM IST