World Championships

Usain Bolt ready to come out of retirement if coach tells him to

Following a decade of dominance, Bolt hung up his illustrious boots after finishing third in the 100m event at the World Championships in 2017 in London.

Jul 11, 2020, 16:36 PM IST

Hungarian swimmer sanctioned for alleged sexual assault

Kenderesi was competing in the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea at the end of July, when he had been banned from leaving the country for alleged sexual harassment.

Nov 21, 2019, 11:35 AM IST

Sprinter Dutee Chand expresses interest in joining politics

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand on Monday announced her intentions to join politics, saying that it has been her childhood dream to enter the political fray.

Sep 23, 2019, 17:14 PM IST

Spain's Carolina Marin enters China Open final

The Spaniard came from behind to a register a 20-22, 21-13, 21-18 win over Takahashi in a thrilling semifinal that lasted 72 minutes.

Sep 21, 2019, 16:47 PM IST

Mismanagement kept athlete Hima Das out of World Championships

The issue has come to the fore with the release of a letter written by President of Indian Federation of Sports Medicine, Dr PSM Chandran in May this year to Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), Chief Executive Officer, Rajesh Rajagopalan.

Sep 19, 2019, 16:48 PM IST

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has no time for negativity

While his image was tainted following a bitter face-off with Narsingh Yadav just before the Rio Olympics in 2016, it was followed by numerous controversies concerning his national selection trials. 

Aug 31, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

India's Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 27th in London Marathon

Rawat, who has qualified for the World Championships to be held in Doha in September-October, clocked 2 hours 15 minutes and 59 seconds to take the 27th spot. 

Apr 28, 2019, 20:08 PM IST

CAS delays decision on Caster Semenya's appeal hearing against IAAF

South African 800-metres double Olympic champion Semenya is seeking to overturn a new set of IAAF regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes.

Mar 22, 2019, 07:50 AM IST

BWF World Championships, Final: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara — As it happened...

India returned with two medals thanks to Sindhu's silver and Saina Nehwal's bronze. Interestingly. Okuhara beat both the Indian girls en route to Japan's first world title. In the semis too, she survived a three-game clash against Nehwal.

Aug 27, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

PV Sindhu enters maiden world championships final

Fourth seed PV Sindhu crushed Chinese ninth seed Chen Yufei of China 21-13, 21-10 in 48 minutes in a superlative display to set-up a title clash against Japanese seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara, who defeated Indian 12th seed Saina Nehwal 12-21, 21-17, 21-10 earlier in the day.

Aug 27, 2017, 08:11 AM IST

Saina Nehwal faces tough comeback test at World Championships in Scotland

Saina, owing to her high seeding, has got a first round bye at the competition. But in the third round, the 27-year-old is slated to meet second seed Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea, a tough match by all accounts and especially for a player on a comeback trail.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

Ajay Jayaram will look to target highest-ever career ranking at upcoming World Championships

At the upcoming World Championships in Scotland, India’s second highest-ranked men’s player, will look to target his best-ever ranking and break into the top 10 in the world for the first time.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:07 PM IST

Usain Bolt fails to strike in his final race, goes down with cramp in 4×100m relay

Bolt missed out on his bid to retain his 100m title earlier in the week, losing out to Gatlin and silver medallist Christian Coleman, who ran relay anchor for the Americans on Saturday.

Aug 13, 2017, 06:49 AM IST

Here’s the world record that Usain Bolt is chasing during his farewell race

Jamaica is looking to become the first team to win the relay five times in a row at the World Championships. Currently Jamaica are tied with the United States for the second spot.

Aug 12, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

World Athletics Championships: Barbora Spotakova reclaims world javelin title 10 years on

The world record holder threw 66.76 metres on her second attempt in the final, which proved enough to clinch a second world gold for the 36-year-old.

Aug 09, 2017, 08:33 AM IST

Usain Bolt fails to defend title, loses 100 m final for first time at Olympics or World Championships stage

“I’m just sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note,” said Bolt, whose record of 9.58 is till intact. Well, he does have one more to go, the 200 metre race. The crowd at the Olympic stadium overcame their shock and once again the walls of the stadium screamed out his name – Bolt.  

Aug 06, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

Usain Bolt retires: Here’s how 100 metres world record progressed over the years

It really is the showpiece, is the 100 metres sprinting, in the entire puzzle that track and field can be. And no man has run faster than Usain Bolt. Here is a lowdown on the key moments in the progression of one of the most amazing records in sport.

Aug 05, 2017, 12:48 PM IST

Usian Bolt eyes fourth 100 metres gold at World Championships

The big Jamaican has broken down on what it will take him to win the prestigious race for the fourth time in his career. Bolt has already won gold in the 100 metres in the championships before in 2009, 2013 and 2015.

Aug 04, 2017, 18:44 PM IST

Usain Bolt prepares for his final hurrah at World Athletics Championships

In a career that has seen him win 11 gold medals at the championships, you know that whatever happens in London will only add to his legend and not give it any new meaning.

Aug 03, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Andre De Grasse, triple Olympic medallist, pulls out of World Championships

As bad luck would have it, De Grasse suffered a hamstring strain while training on Monday and will eventually miss the entire remainder of the season.

Aug 03, 2017, 14:02 PM IST