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Senior National Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu eyes final berth

On Thursday, the Hyderabadi shuttler continued her rich vein of form to sweep aside Riya Mookerjee 21-16, 21-7 in a one-sided quarter-final clash that lasted just 28 minutes and book her place in last-four. 

Feb 15, 2019, 12:19 PM IST

BWF Tour Finals: PV Sindhu beats Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon to reach final

Sindhu will lock horns with Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the tournament on Sunday.

Dec 15, 2018, 12:57 PM IST

Rio Olympic champion Caster Semenya bowled over by MS Dhoni's inspirational journey

Semenya, who had won silver medals in 2011 and 2012 World Championships, tweeted this message after watching Mahi's biopic.

May 06, 2017, 13:22 PM IST

Rio medallist Sakshi Malik slams Haryana govt for not fulfilling promise

Cash rewards and incentives amounting to at least Rs 3.5 crore were announced by the Haryana government after Sakshi becomes the first woman wrestler from India to win an Olympic medal.

Mar 04, 2017, 16:50 PM IST

Pro Wrestling League: After recovering from knee injury, wrestler Amit Dahiya eyes comeback

Amit, will open his PWL campaign against reigning Olympic champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili.

Jan 03, 2017, 13:49 PM IST

DNA: Analyzing the reasons behind India's poor performance in Olympic games

Analysis of reasons behind India's poor performance in Olympic games. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Aug 28, 2016, 00:03 AM IST

Olympic sports and health benefits: Five reasons why you should play more!

With the spirited woman wrestler Sakshi Malik winning bronze at the ongoing Rio Olympic, ending India's painful wait for a medal, and shuttler PV Sindhu assuring another one for the country by making through the badminton final, we bring you some health benefits of sports and physical activity.  

Aug 19, 2016, 11:14 AM IST

Boxer Neeraj Goyat failes to grab Rio Olympic spot, settles for bronze in Venezuela

India will thus have only three boxers -- Shiva Thapa (56kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) -- in the Games scheduled next month.

Jul 08, 2016, 22:51 PM IST

Rio Olympics 2016: CAS to decide on Russian Athletes participation by July 21

The IAAF ban followed revelations of massive, state-sponsored doping within Russia`s track and field programme.

Jul 04, 2016, 15:51 PM IST

Narendra Modi to meet Olympic bound athletes, Abhinav Bindra flattered by PM's gesture

A total of 102 athletes from 13 different sport disciplines have already been selected with a few more names expected to be added before the start of the mega-event.

Jul 04, 2016, 08:45 AM IST

Three more Indian boxers eye place in Rio Olympics, qualifiers in Venezuela

The tournament will feature boxers from AIBA's own professional events -- the World Series of Boxing (WSB) and AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) -- besides pro boxers from all over the world.

Jul 03, 2016, 11:53 AM IST

Michael Phelps registers third triumph at the US Olympic swimming trials ahead of Rio Games

Phelps, who won the 100m fly at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, is now second in the world rankings behind the 50.86 of Hungarian Laszlo Cseh.

Jul 03, 2016, 09:39 AM IST

Rio Games 2016: ITF submit the names of Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki

Sixty-four players will contest both the men`s and women`s singles. Thirty-two teams will contest both the men`s and women`s doubles.

Jun 30, 2016, 21:43 PM IST

2016 Canada Open: Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa pair eyes title ahead of Rio Games

The World No. 16 pair have got a bye in the opening round here and will clash straight in the quarterfinals.

Jun 27, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

Boxing as good as dead in India, rues Mary Kom

Mary Kom again made it clear that retirement is not on her mind as she wants to continue for another three years.

Jun 25, 2016, 22:18 PM IST

Rio-bound boxer Manoj Kumar reaches out to PM Narendra Modi – Here's why

Manoj also expressed extreme gratitude towards his coach, Rajesh Kumar, who he labeled as his single source of motivation.

Jun 25, 2016, 17:19 PM IST

World doping watchdog WADA shuts down Rio Olympic lab

Rio risks being without a hometown lab during the Olympics two years it was shut down during the 2014 World Cup.

Jun 25, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

Brazil extends $850 million emergency loan to Rio for Olympics

Brazil`s government authorized an emergency transfer of 2.9 billion reais ($850 million/579.2 million pounds) on Tuesday for the cash-strapped state of Rio de Janeiro to help pay for infrastructure projects and security for the Olympic Games in August.

Jun 22, 2016, 04:48 AM IST

Impatience nearly cost us the match, says Rani Rampal

 Rani Rampal played a key role in Indian eves' win over Italy in a play-off match of the Hockey World League Semifinals here to keep their Rio Olympic dreams alive, but the ace striker feels they could have paid a heavy price for their impatience on Thursday.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight

Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are progressing solidly but the schedule is tight, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission said.

Oct 02, 2014, 09:55 AM IST