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Asian Games 2018: Jinson Johnson, women's relay team burn track; hockey flops

The Malaysians handed India a heartbreaking 6-7 loss in sudden death after an exhausting shoot-off.

Aug 30, 2018, 22:02 PM IST

Seema Punia eyes a perfect end to CWG career

Seema has been the most decorated Indian track and field athlete in the Commonwealth Games history, delivering a medal each time she has represented the country in the quadrennial event. 

Mar 21, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

Discus thrower Seema Punia to be dope-tested by NADA

Discus thrower Seema Punia will be subjected to an out-of-competition dope test before the Commonwealth Games as she could not be tested during the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships here.

Mar 08, 2018, 15:59 PM IST

Subramani Siva shatters pole vault national record, Seema Punia set for Commonwealth Games

Tamil Nadu's Subramani Siva shattered his own national record en route to winning the men's pole vault title, while veteran Seema Punia clinched a gold in women's discus throw to virtually book a Commonwealth Games berth on the opening day of the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships on Monday.

Mar 05, 2018, 23:32 PM IST

L Sarita Devi enters quarters on Day 1 of Strandja Memorial boxing

Seema Punia was assured of a medal without a fight, while the seasoned L Sarita Devi entered the quarters with a hard-fought win on a reasonably good opening day for India in the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament for men and women.

Feb 19, 2018, 21:20 PM IST

One medal assured for India at Strandja Memorial draws

Seema Punia was assured of a medal without a fight, while the likes of MC Mary Kom and Shiva Thapa were handed tricky draws in the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament for men and women on Monday.

Feb 19, 2018, 18:54 PM IST

Athletics Federation of India fumes at Seema Punia's decision to train in Russia amidst doping controversy

She was seen on social media sites with a Russian coach Vitaliy Pishchalnikov, a former Olympian discus thrower.

Jul 19, 2016, 18:35 PM IST

Seema Punia claims dope test but NADA has no clue

Seema is among 42 athletes shortlisted by NADA for its registered testing pool.

Jul 01, 2016, 19:20 PM IST

Indian discus thrower Seema Punia qualifies for 2016 Rio Olympics

The 32-year-old Seema crossed the Rio Games qualification standard of 61.00m.

May 29, 2016, 12:22 PM IST

Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna

Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the second time along with his female counterpart and CWG champion Seema Punia for the coveted award this year.

May 06, 2015, 20:34 PM IST

India rolls out Target Olympic Podium Scheme, Seema Punia gets offer

The government has rolled out its ambitious TOP (Target Olympic Podium) Scheme, under which 2016 Olympics medal prospects will be funded for their specialised world class training and top-level competition, and offered ace discus thrower Seema Punia a budget of Rs 75 lakhs till the Rio Games next year.

Mar 08, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

Some success, some heartbreak for Indian athletics in 2014

Moderate success in the Commonwealth and Asian Games was the only high point of a low-profile year in which Indian athletics also had to deal with the heartbreaking story of rising woman runner Dutee Chand being barred from competitions for having more male hormones than permissible.

Dec 30, 2014, 13:01 PM IST

Asian Games stars to vie for honours in National Open Athletics

Top track and field stars, including the likes of Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia and women's 4x400m relay runners, will vie for top honours in the season-ending National Open Athletics Championships, which begins here on Sunday.

Nov 01, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

I have been treated badly for years by authorities: Seema Punia

 Livid with detractors for casting aspersions on her achievements because of a dope-tainted past, Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia on Tuesday said she has been "ill-treated" by authorities, including the national federation, for many years now.

Oct 07, 2014, 16:45 PM IST

Relieved to win gold in Asiad, Seema Punia aims Olympics medal

Her career revived after winning a gold at the just-concluded Asian Games, star discus thrower Seema Punia on Monday said that she is not content with her feat in Incheon and is eyeing a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Oct 06, 2014, 19:17 PM IST

Asian Games: Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 50 lakh cash reward for Seema Punia

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for discus thrower Seema Punia, who won a gold at Asian Games 2014 on the third day of athletics competitions.

Sep 30, 2014, 13:11 PM IST

I became emotional as I missed last two Asian Games: Seema Punia

Seema Punia, who captured her first gold medal in the Asian Games with a front-leading performance against two top Chinese rivals, broke down during the medal ceremony for the women's discus throw event as she had missed the bus in 2006 and 2010 editions.

Sep 29, 2014, 21:00 PM IST

Asian Games 2014: Sania, Seema clinch gold; India maintain 9th place

Tennis star Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the gold in mixed double while Seema Punia also brought glory with her gold-winning act as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here today.

Sep 29, 2014, 20:15 PM IST

Asian Games, Day 10: As it happened...

Welcome to our live blog on Day 10 of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.




Sep 29, 2014, 08:35 AM IST

India's schedule on Day 10 of 2014 Asian Games

Indian athletes will see in action in as many as thirteen sports on the 10th day of 17th Asian Games being held in Incheon, South Korea. There will be 32 gold medals at stake with Indian medal hopefuls competing track and field events, boxing, tennis and of course wrestling.

Sep 28, 2014, 21:56 PM IST