India`s best ever performance at Asiad could`ve been marred by a dope scandal had the men`s 4x100m relay team not missed the bronze by a whisker as one of the runners Sathya Suresh tested positive for banned steroid nandrolone.
President Pratibha Patil on Saturday hailed the efforts of Indian athletes, who brought glory to the country in the recently-concluded Asian Games at Guangzhou and encouraged them to maintain their golden run.
It was a homecoming which overflowed with jubilation & pride as Tarundeep Rai made it to the south district headquarter town with literally the entire town lining the streets to greet and fete him for his performance at the Asiad.
A prolonged bout of illness in 2005 had almost pushed Sudha Singh, who won a historic gold at the Asian Games in the steeplechase event, to the brink but the fear of losing her Railways job kept her going.
Congress MP from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda on Tuesday said that the success of Haryana`s sportspersons in recent Asian Games and CWG is because of the new Sports Policy and other incentives of the State Government.
Adjusting to higher weight category was no big deal for Mary Kom but what stumped the five-time world champion boxer at the Asiad was the `never-seen-before fouls` and she plans to take tips from Suranjoy Singh to deal with them.
Following Indian middle distance runners` stupendous show in Asian Games, the Athletics Federation of India will push for renewal of coach Nikolai Snesarev`s contract till the London Olympics in front of the Sports Ministry.
A first-round defeat in the CWG hit Manpreet Singh so badly that he lost the will to continue before psychatric sessions at NIS Patiala revived his confidence and "guided" him to a silver medal at the just-concluded Asian Games.
Handicapped by a dislocated thumb and up against a two-time world champion, Indian boxer Vijender Singh today said he still managed to pull off the Asian Games gold medal as "luck was back" on his side.
With expectations sky-high after
their stupendous Commonwealth Games performance but very
little time for preparations, Indian pugilists head to
Guangzhou for the Asiad where the country has
not won a boxing gold since 1998.