Asian Games

Sports  /  Published 16.02.20

Joshna eyes Asian Games, CWG

Winning eighteen national titles is no joke. Staying motivated for more is even harder. But squash player Joshna Chinappa, who clinched her 18th national title in Chennai on Saturday, doesn’t want t...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 06.02.20

Anguish over budget’s Khelo focus

“We seem to have shot ourselves in the foot.”That’s how Raninder Singh, the National Rifle Association of India president, described the budgetary allocation for the ministry of youth affairs an...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 17.11.18

Teenager is waiting to make a splash, but he needs a push

He will turn 18 in a couple of months and has worn a confident swagger for a couple of years now. The backstroke specialist draws from his performances to justify that. Srihari Nataraj is easily India...
By G. Rajaraman

Sports  /  Published 20.09.18

Needed the medal for my family: Swapna Barman

Medal ta aamar family-r jonnyo khub dorkar chhilo (The medal was very much needed for my family),” Swapna Barman reflects aloud as she ambles with t2 along the blue synthetic track lining the athlet...
By Sudeshna Banerjee


Sports  /  Published 28.08.19

Focused Fouaad Mirza’s rise & ‘falls’

Fouaad Mirza has several firsts to his credit. He is the first civilian who won an individual medal (silver) in eventing for India at the Asian Games last year. He will be the first civilian who will ...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.05.19

Track queen Dutee opens up on same-sex relationship

Sprint queen Dutee Chand had won her country two silver medals at last year’s Jakarta Asian Games. The challenge she now faces is from an unlikely opponent — her own family.The 23-year-old has gon...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Sports  /  Published 29.01.20

87.86m throw a surprise: Neeraj Chopra

It was the second day of May last year. Athlete Neeraj Chopra decided to go under Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala’s scalpel in Mumbai to fix his right elbow. There was apprehension about his comeback as the su...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 21.03.20

PK, always a helping hand

The first time I met PK Banerjee was in 1979. I was with the junior India team and the senior team was in a transitional phase. The 1982 Asian Games was still three years away and the process of build...
By Biswajit Bhattacharya

Sports  /  Published 03.12.18

Forget 2014 incident, says Pak hockey team

The Pakistan hockey team on Monday put behind the bitter memories of the Champions Trophy in 2014 and was effusive in its praise of the city and its spectators.Talking to reporters during their visit ...
By Lelin Mallick in Bhubaneswar


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