Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal
Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal

Among the small bunch of India's international medallists who chose to participate in the National Games despite the event falling in off season, Asian Games bronze-medallist Sandeep Sejwal on Sunday said the prize money on offer for every gold won here is just too tempting to ignore.

Bajrang bags gold in Colorado Springs, Yogeshwar pulls out

 Bajrang on Saturday bagged a gold medal in the men's 61kg Freestyle event at the Dave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Championship at Colorado Springs, USA, even as Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt failed to take part in the competition due to ill health.

Looking to improve wrestling's medal tally in Rio: Satpal
Looking to improve wrestling's medal tally in Rio: Satpal

 Ecstatic to be named for the Padma Bhushan award, India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal Singh says the honour has motivated him to work harder and his aim now is to improve the country's medal tally in wrestling in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

This Padma Bhusan award is dedicated to my students: Satpal
This Padma Bhusan award is dedicated to my students: Satpal

 India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal was on Sunday ecstatic after he was named for Padma Bhusan award as he dedicated the award to "all his students" without whom it wouldn't have been possible for him to get country's third highest civilian award.

Padma Bhushan for Satpal Singh, Padma Shri for Sardara Singh, Mithali Raj
Padma Bhushan for Satpal Singh, Padma Shri for Sardara Singh, Mithali Raj

 Satpal Singh, the former wrestler and coach of double Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar, was the lone person in the field of sports selected for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award while five other sportspersons were also named for Padma Shri.

Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt shine in good year for Indian wrestling
Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt shine in good year for Indian wrestling

A long sabbatical and a rejig in weight categories notwithstanding, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt reaffirmed their dominance at the world stage, which included ending a 28-year gold drought at the Asian Games, even as youngsters showed the quality of Indian wrestling's talent reservoir in a successful 2014.

Yogeshwar Dutt, Sushil Kumar participate in 'Run for Unity'

Sports icons Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar participate in the 'Run for Unity'.

Narendra Modi's charm bowls over Asiad medallists
Narendra Modi's charm bowls over Asiad medallists

Floored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's informal demeanour and a "motivating speech", India's Asian Games medallists could not stop gushing about the leader after a breakfast meeting with him here on Tuesday.

Sachin Tendulkar flags off CRPF half marathon
Sachin Tendulkar flags off CRPF half marathon

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, flagged off a marathon here on Sunday, hosted by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) as part of 75th raising day celebrations.

Yogeshwar Dutt eyeing World C'ships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics
Yogeshwar Dutt eyeing World C'ships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics

Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Yogeshwar Dutt eyeing World C'ships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics
Yogeshwar Dutt eyeing World C'ships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics

Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

India emerge with reduced medal tally from Asian Games
India emerge with reduced medal tally from Asian Games

The medal count went down but Indian sports still had lots to celebrate with the men's hockey team coming good after a long time to strike gold even as the legend of M C Mary Kom got bigger in a mixed Asian Games campaign for the country's athletes here.

President congratulates Asian Games medal winners
President congratulates Asian Games medal winners

President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday congratulated Indian medal winners in the ongoing Asian Games, saying the country is proud of their achievements.

Asian Games: Yogeshwar Dutt ends India's 28-year gold drought in wrestling
Asian Games: Yogeshwar Dutt ends India's 28-year gold drought in wrestling

Yogeshwar Dutt ended a 28-year gold drought for India in wrestling after defeating Tajikistan's Zalimkhan Yusupov in a rip-roaring 65kg title contest to provide the country with its fourth yellow metal in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.

Indian medal winners at Incheon Asian Games
Indian medal winners at Incheon Asian Games

Following are the Indian medallists at the end of Day 9 of competitions at the 17th Asian Games here Sunday:

Bhupinder Hooda hails Yogeshwar Dutt for bagging gold at Asian Games
Bhupinder Hooda hails Yogeshwar Dutt for bagging gold at Asian Games

 Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday congratulated international wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt for winning the gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

Yogeshwar Dutt provides golden touch, India in top-10 at Incheon Asiad
Yogeshwar Dutt provides golden touch, India in top-10 at Incheon Asiad

Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt notched up India's fourth gold medal, while Khushbir Kaur became the first woman from the country to win a medal in 20km Race Walking by clinching a silver as India shot up to eighth in overall standings on the ninth day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.

Yogeshwar Dutt expects 3-4 freestyle medals from Asian Games
Yogeshwar Dutt expects 3-4 freestyle medals from Asian Games

 Yogeshwar Dutt, who will lead India's challenge at the upcoming Asian Games in the absence of Sushil Kumar, is expecting the grapplers to win three to four freestyles medals for the country in the mega-event known to have much tougher competition than the Commonwealth Games.

Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt to skip Wrestling World Championships

Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games.

Wrestlers looking for a better show at upcoming Asian Games

Having put up a great show at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, the Indian grapplers are now eyeing an even better performance at the upcoming Asian Games, ti be held in Incheon, Korea.