While the eyes of the sporting world were fixed on boxing`s much-touted "fight of the century" in Las Vegas, the two fastest men on the planet renewed a rivalry which bodes for an electrifying season on the track.
Led by Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, there are 17 shooters from among 45 athletes, who have been selected by the government for financial assistance under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.
Two-time Olympic medal winning grappler Sushil Kumar has urged the students to take up sports for their all-round development at the Annual Sports day function of the JL DAV Public School, Paschim Vihar here.
Star Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday received Rs 5 lakh for setting up a boxing academy in her native state of Manipur from a private insurance company through its initiative "Need for Champions".
Legendary Indian boxer, MC Mary Kom captured her first Asian Games gold medal in the women's flyweight (48-51kg) boxing competition in Incheon Wednesday. Her win came as a huge relief for the Indian contingent following yesterday's heart-breaking lost of team-mate Laishram Sarita.
Asia`s top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had "broken the ice" when they picked female competitors for the London Olympics.
Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team`s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women`s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society.