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Confident archers Deepika Kumari, Abhishek Verma eye Asian Championships

Confident archers Deepika Kumari, Abhishek Verma eye Asian Championships

Deepika Kumari is currently going through fitness issues including a stiff upper back and shoulder pain.

Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan suspended by Haryana police for taking bribe

Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan suspended by Haryana police for taking bribe

Jai Bhagwan has been suspended by Haryana Police after an internal inquiry found him to have taken a bribe of Rs one lakh from a trader in Adampur, Hisar.

Gritty Indian boxers eye medals, Olympic quotas at World meet

Gritty Indian boxers eye medals, Olympic quotas at World meet

Their oft-seen ability to triumph over adversity will be put through its toughest test this year when Indian boxers aim for the twin rewards of medals and Olympic quota places in the World Championships starting here tomorrow.

Overconfidence cost me and it won't happen again: Vikas Krishan

Overconfidence cost me and it won't happen again: Vikas Krishan

His was the best performance by an Indian boxer at the recent Asian Championships in Thailand but Vikas Krishan is hardly satisfied with his silver as he feels it would have surely been a gold if not for "overconfidence".

We desperately need more exposure, plead Indian boxers

We desperately need more exposure, plead Indian boxers

They are delivering the medals despite the absence of a national body but desperation is setting in for the Indian boxers, who concede that lack of international exposure because of the current administrative mess is hurting them badly.

India among strong boxing nations: AIBA President

India among strong boxing nations: AIBA President

 India's boxing administration might be in shambles but International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Dr Ching Kuo Wu says the country still counts among the best in Asia and efforts would be made to bring it back into the semi-professional World Series of Boxing (WSB).

3 Indian boxers enter Asian C'ship semis, book World berths

3 Indian boxers enter Asian C'ship semis, book World berths

 Defending champion Shiva Thapa, second seed Vikas Krishan and the fast-rising L Devendro Singh booked medals and World Championship berths by advancing to the semifinals on a mixed day for India at the Asian Championships here on Tuesday.

Devendro Singh in Asian semis, qualifies for World Championships

Devendro Singh in Asian semis, qualifies for World Championships

Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) assured himself of a medal and a place in the upcoming World Championships by storming into the Asian Championships semifinal here on Tuesday.

Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing Championships

Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing Championships

Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) sailed into the quarterfinals along with two others on an all-win day for Indian boxers in the Asian Championships here on Monday.

Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing Championships

Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing Championships

Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) sailed into the quarterfinals along with two others on an all-win day for Indian boxers in the Asian Championships here on Monday.

Indian boxers leave for 'toughest ever' Asian Championships

Indian boxers leave for 'toughest ever' Asian Championships

Severely short of international exposure owing to the administrative mess, Indian boxers face the uphill task of ensuring not just medals but also World Championship berths when they take off tonight for what would be the "toughest" Asian Championships ever starting August 26 in Bangkok.

Boxer Krishan back from UK training stint; awaits Asian meet

 Gearing up to step into the slot vacated by Vijender Singh, Indian boxer Vikas Krishan underwent a two weeks long foreign exposure trip with the British team ahead of this month's Asian Championships. 

45-member Indian shooting squad for World Cup

 A 45-member Indian shooting contingent, among the largest in the competition along with the United States, Russia and China, will look to grabbing as many as possible 2016 Rio Olympics quota berths of the 34 available at the year's first combined (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) World Cup to be held here from August 8 to 15.

More confident of myself after Oz training stint: Mandeep Jangra

 Back from a month-long training trip to Australia with his mentor Akhil Kumar, Commonwealth Games silver medal-winning Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra said the stint has helped him get over long-standing anxiety as he gears up for the Olympic qualifiers later this year.

Inderjeet, Johnson win gold in Asian Athletics Grand Prix

Inderjeet, Johnson win gold in Asian Athletics Grand Prix

 Star shot putter Inderjeet Singh and half-miler Jinson Johnson bagged a gold each as Indians won eight medals at the first leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix Series here on Monday.

'Some Asian Championship bound athletes yet to undergo dope tests'

'Some Asian Championship bound athletes yet to undergo dope tests'

 At least 10 track and field athletes, mostly relay runners, are yet to undergo dope tests, though the Indian team for next month's Asian Championships in China leaves the country in three days' time, according to sources.

TOP Scheme shows how sport treated unequally in India: Pankaj Advani

TOP Scheme shows how sport treated unequally in India: Pankaj Advani

 Twelve-time world champion cueist Pankaj Advani feels the government-run TOP Scheme for India's Olympic medal hopefuls clearly shows how sport is treated unequally in the country.

Poovamna qualifys for Asian Championship

City girl M R Poovamma of ONGC won her fourth straight title in women's 400m, clocking 53.41 secs to join the national squad for the Asian championships to be held at Wuhan, China next month. 

AFI to mull over lucrative franchise-based league

 The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved in the organisation of World Kabaddi League has shown interest in running an athletics league on the lines of highly successful IPL cricket tournament and Indian Badminton League, and it will make a presentation at the AFI Annual General Body Meeting in Varanasi.

Dutee Chand allowed to take part in Asian Championships in June

Promising Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand got a massive shot in the arm after the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland specifically allowed her to take part in the Asian Championships, pending a final decision on her appeal against IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy. Dutee has been given the go ahead only for the June event in China and will have to sit out of other continental or international events.