Tuesday, August 09, 2022
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Semifinal loss to Australia shattered us but coach Schopman motivated us: Hockey captain Savita

Indian women's hockey team captain Savita Punia has revealed the side was shattered following their loss in the Commonwealth Games semifinal to Australia, but encouraging words from chief coach Janneke Schopman motivated them to give off their best in the bronze-medal match.
NEW DELHI: Indian women's hockey team captain Savita Punia has revealed the side was shattered following their loss in the Commonwealth Games semifinal to Australia, but encouraging words from chief coach Janneke Schopman motivated them to give off their best in the bronze-medal match.

'You have brought laurels to our country', Kohli congratulates CWG 2022 athletes

Former India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday congratulated the medal winners and participants from India who gave their best in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.
NEW DELHI: Former India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday congratulated the medal winners and participants from India who gave their best in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Opportunity for Arshdeep, Avesh, Bishnoi and Hooda to stake claim for T20 World Cup berths

The Asia Cup 2022 to be played in the United Arab Emirates from August 27 could be the final opportunity for a lot of youngsters, including Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan, to prove their mettle and stake claim for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
MUMBAI: The Asia Cup 2022 to be played in the United Arab Emirates from August 27 could be the final opportunity for a lot of youngsters, including Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan, to prove their mettle and stake claim for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.

'Farewell forever, Birmingham bids farewell to Commonwealth Games with brilliant closing ceremony'

BIRMINGHAM: With music that represents the cultural amalgamation that is the lifeblood of the second largest city of the United Kingdom (UK), colour, lights and fireworks, the city of Birmingham bid farewell to the thousands of sportspersons and support staff that had gathered here for the 22nd Commonwealth Games.

CWG 2022: Sindhu, Lakshya win maiden gold medals as Sharath lights up last day of competitions 

BIRMINGHAM: At age of 40, Sharath Kamal turned the clock back to win the Men's Singles title after 16 years to cap a memorable four-medal haul; badminton star PV Sindhu and men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy added a gold medal to the silver they won four years back while Lakshya Sen won the men's singles for complete domination of the individual competitions as India ended the Commonwealth Games here with a flourish on Monday.

Lakshya Sen gets India's 20th gold medal after beating Ng Tze Yong in men's singles badminton

Shuttler Lakshya Sen clinched India's 20th gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games after beating Malaysia's Tze Yong NG 19-21, 21-9 and 21-16 in the men's singles final on Monday.

Birmingham:Shuttler Lakshya Sen clinched India's 20th gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games after beating Malaysia's Tze Yong NG 19-21, 21-9 and 21-16 in the men's singles final on Monday.

Sindhu bags maiden Commonwealth Games singles gold with commanding performance

India's PV Sindhu claimed her maiden women's singles gold medal in the Commonwealth Games defeating Michelle Li of Canada, the 2014 champion at Glasgow, in the final in straight games here on Monday.

Birmingham:India's PV Sindhu claimed her maiden women's singles gold medal in the Commonwealth Games defeating Michelle Li of Canada, the 2014 champion at Glasgow, in the final in straight games here on Monday.

CWG 2022: Sagar Ahlawat wins silver as India end up with seven medals in boxing

India ended its campaign in boxing at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with super heavyweight pugilist Sagar Ahlawat settling for a silver medal after losing to England's Delicious Orie in the over 92 kg division final.

Birmingham:India ended its campaign in boxing at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with super heavyweight pugilist Sagar Ahlawat settling for a silver medal after losing to England's Delicious Orie in the over 92 kg division final.

CWG 2022: Arshad Nadeem, Neeraj Chopra's Pakistan friend, wins javelin gold with 90-metre throw

Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem on Sunday became the first javelin thrower from the sub-continent to cross the 90 metre mark to win the gold medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games here.

Birmingham:Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem on Sunday became the first javelin thrower from the sub-continent to cross the 90 metre mark to win the gold medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games here.

Boxers Nitu, Amit Panghal reach finals to maintain hopes of rich medal haul

Indian boxers Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal stormed into the finals of their respective weight divisions with comprehensive wins at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Birmingham:Indian boxers Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal stormed into the finals of their respective weight divisions with comprehensive wins at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

CWG 2022: Bajrang Punia retains gold medal with aggressive win in 65kg

Former Asian and Commonwealth Games winner Bajrang Punia established his superiority in the men's freestyle 65kg division, winning the gold medal at Birmingham 2022 by beating Lachlan McNeil of Canada 9-2 in the final on Friday.
Birmingham:Former Asian and Commonwealth Games winner Bajrang Punia established his superiority in the men's freestyle 65kg division, winning the gold medal at Birmingham 2022 by beating Lachlan McNeil of Canada 9-2 in the final on Friday.

Dhoni instilled confidence in me; no shortcuts to getting into Team India: Deepak Chahar

India's right-arm pace bowler Deepak Chahar has credited the growth in his cricketing career to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's advice, saying the veteran wicketkeeper-batter instilled a lot of confidence in him, which translated into good performances.
CHENNAI: India's right-arm pace bowler Deepak Chahar has credited the growth in his cricketing career to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's advice, saying the veteran wicketkeeper-batter instilled a lot of confidence in him, which translated into good performances.

CWG 2022: Sakshi Malik wins gold medal in women's freestyle 62kg category

Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik turned back the clock to register a dominant victory to bag gold medal in the women's freestyle 65kg bout, beating Canada's Ana Godinez Gonzalez by fall in the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

Birmingham:Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik turned back the clock to register a dominant victory to bag gold medal in the women's freestyle 65kg bout, beating Canada's Ana Godinez Gonzalez by fall in the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid have a big responsibility for ICC Men's T20 World Cup: Parthiv Patel

Former India wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel feels there is huge responsibility on captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid to get the right combination ahead of the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November.
NEW DELHI: Former India wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel feels there is huge responsibility on captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid to get the right combination ahead of the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November.

Para-powerlifter Sudhir sets Games record on way to gold in men's heavyweight

Indian para-powerlifter Sudhir Singh came up with a brilliant effort to claim the gold medal in the men's heavyweight division at the Commonwealth Games here, claiming the country's first medal in powerlifting in Birmingham 2022.

Birmingham:Indian para-powerlifter Sudhir Singh came up with a brilliant effort to claim the gold medal in the men's heavyweight division at the Commonwealth Games here, claiming the country's first medal in powerlifting in Birmingham 2022.

CWG 2022: Mother of twins Dipika Pallikal shines on mixed day for India in squash

India had a mixed day in the 2022 Commonwealth Games squash competitions here on Thursday with Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal winning their match while Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu getting knocked out in the Round of 16 matches at the Birmingham University Hockey and Squash Centre here.

Birmingham:India had a mixed day in the 2022 Commonwealth Games squash competitions here on Thursday with Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal winning their match while Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu getting knocked out in the Round of 16 matches at the Birmingham University Hockey and Squash Centre here.

CWG 2022: Sreeshankar wins silver for India in men's long jump at Birmingham

India's Murali Sreeshankar won silver medal in the men's long jump competition at the Commonwealth Games at the Alexander Stadium here on Thursday.

Birmingham:India's Murali Sreeshankar won silver medal in the men's long jump competition at the Commonwealth Games at the Alexander Stadium here on Thursday.

Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair among six named captains in Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20

India cricketers Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey and Karun Nair along with K Gowtham, R Samarth and Abhimanyu Mithun on Thursday were unveiled as the six captains who will be leading their teams' fight for the inaugural Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 title.

Mysuru: India cricketers Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey and Karun Nair along with K Gowtham, R Samarth and Abhimanyu Mithun on Thursday were unveiled as the six captains who will be leading their teams' fight for the inaugural Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 title.

We need to play together as a team, says coach Venkatesh ahead of SAFF U20 final

India U20 head coach Shanmugam Venkatesh mentioned that it would be a special occasion for the team to appear in the SAFF U20 Championship at the Kalinga Stadium against Bangladesh on August 5.

Bhubaneswar:India U20 head coach Shanmugam Venkatesh mentioned that it would be a special occasion for the team to appear in the SAFF U20 Championship at the Kalinga Stadium against Bangladesh on August 5.

When The Great Khali trained TV actor Danish Akhtar Saifi

Actor Danish Akhtar Saifi, who is known for playing Nandi in 'Baal Shiv', took formal wrestling training from The Great Khali.
MUMBAI: Actor Danish Akhtar Saifi, who is known for playing Nandi in 'Baal Shiv', took formal wrestling training from The Great Khali.

Danish speaks about his journey from a wrestler to an actor and says: "I hail from Bihar, where wrestling is enjoyed by many. And in a similar vein, I used to be fascinated by wrestling. I was young when I decided to be a wrestler and it was my father whom I told for the first time. He motivated me for it. He made me go through years of intense training and a strict regimen, which greatly helped me get that kind of fitness and energy in my body."

CWG 2022: Sindhu, Srikanth win singles openers; Hima in 200m semis, Manju Bala qualifies in hammer throw

Indian athletes were off to a good start on the seventh day of competitions at the 2002 Commonwealth Games here with two-time Olympic medallist P.V Sindhu and former World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth storming into the next round in women's and men's singles respectively while the track and field athletes Manju Bala (hammer throw) and sprinter Hima Das (women's 200m) making it to the next stage in their respective disciplines.

Birmingham:Indian athletes were off to a good start on the seventh day of competitions at the 2002 Commonwealth Games here with two-time Olympic medallist P.V Sindhu and former World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth storming into the next round in women's and men's singles respectively while the track and field athletes Manju Bala (hammer throw) and sprinter Hima Das (women's 200m) making it to the next stage in their respective disciplines.

CWG 2022: India end weightlifting campaign with 10 medals, Gurdeep Singh wins bronze in Men's 109+ kg

India ended its campaign in the weightlifting competitions in the 2022 Commonwealth Games with super heavyweight lifter Gurdeep Singh bagging a bronze medal in Men's 109+ kg final.

Birmingham:India ended its campaign in the weightlifting competitions in the 2022 Commonwealth Games with super heavyweight lifter Gurdeep Singh bagging a bronze medal in Men's 109+ kg final.

CWG 2022: Former world champion Katarina defends heptathlon title

England's former world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson defended her title in heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.
LONDON:England's former world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson defended her title in heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

CWG 2022, Boxing: Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina crashes out in quarterfinals

India suffered twin setbacks in the Commonwealth Games boxing rings here after Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain crashed out in the quarterfinals of the light middleweight category, missing out on a medal.

Birmingham: India suffered twin setbacks in the Commonwealth Games boxing rings here after Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain crashed out in the quarterfinals of the light middleweight category, missing out on a medal.

Will it be smooth sailing for Dvorkovich and Anand at FIDE polls?

The incumbent president of the international chess federation (FIDE), Arkady Dvorkovich seems to be coasting towards victory at the elections to be held soon here, said delegates and officials.
CHENNAI: The incumbent president of the international chess federation (FIDE), Arkady Dvorkovich seems to be coasting towards victory at the elections to be held soon here, said delegates and officials.

FIDE facing 'back rank mate', has to return huge sums for cancelling sponsorships

The international chess federation (FIDE) is under the constant threat of a 'back rank mate' or 'discovered check' with former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as its president, said senior officials.
CHENNAI: The international chess federation (FIDE) is under the constant threat of a 'back rank mate' or 'discovered check' with former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as its president, said senior officials.

CWG 2022: Luck favours Harjinder Kaur as she wins bronze for India, seventh medal in weightlifting

Indian weightlifter Harjinder Kaur claimed a bronze medal in the women's 71 kg competition at the Commonwealth Games here despite not lifting her best in an event in which England's Sarah Davies broke a plethora of records to storm to the gold medal.

Birmingham:Indian weightlifter Harjinder Kaur claimed a bronze medal in the women's 71 kg competition at the Commonwealth Games here despite not lifting her best in an event in which England's Sarah Davies broke a plethora of records to storm to the gold medal.

CWG 2022, Squash: Joshna Chinappa, Saurav Ghosal advance to singles quarterfinals

Indian squash players Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal advanced to the quarterfinals of Commonwealth Games 2022 after winning their respective singles event matches, here on Sunday.

Birmingham:Indian squash players Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal advanced to the quarterfinals of Commonwealth Games 2022 after winning their respective singles event matches, here on Sunday.

CWG 2022: Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli remembers his father and brother's sacrifices after winning Commonwealth Games gold

As he touched the gold medal he won in the men's 73kg category for the first time, young Indian weightlifter Achinta Sheuli remembered his father and brother, who've made many sacrifices to help him pursue his dream.

Birmingham: As he touched the gold medal he won in the men's 73kg category for the first time, young Indian weightlifter Achinta Sheuli remembered his father and brother, who've made many sacrifices to help him pursue his dream.

CWG 2022: Bowlers, Mandhana help India thrash Pakistan by eight wickets; reach top of table 

India's bowlers, led by off-spinner Sneh Rana (2-15) and left-arm spinner Radha Yadav (2-18), put out an impressive show to set the base for a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Pakistan in their second Group A match of Commonwealth Games 2022 at Edgbaston.

Birmingham:India's bowlers, led by off-spinner Sneh Rana (2-15) and left-arm spinner Radha Yadav (2-18), put out an impressive show to set the base for a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Pakistan in their second Group A match of Commonwealth Games 2022 at Edgbaston.

Prez, PM congratulate Jeremy Lalrinnunga for bagging gold at CWG

The President and the Prime Minister on Sunday congratulated weightlifter, Jeremy Lalrinnunga on winning gold medal at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
NEW DELHI:The President and the Prime Minister on Sunday congratulated weightlifter, Jeremy Lalrinnunga on winning gold medal at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

With high hopes, Nikhat Zareen set to make her Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham

Recently-crowned world champion Nikhat Zareen will launch her maiden campaign in the Commonwealth Games boxing event when she takes on Helena Ismael Bagao of Mozambique in the women's 48-50kg light flyweight category here on Sunday.

Birmingham: July 30 (IANS) Recently-crowned world champion Nikhat Zareen will launch her maiden campaign in the Commonwealth Games boxing event when she takes on Helena Ismael Bagao of Mozambique in the women's 48-50kg light flyweight category here on Sunday.

'Versatile' Shubman Gill can do well at No. 3 or 4: Saba Karim

Former India cricketer Saba Karim feels that young top-order batter Shubman Gill's versatility bodes well for him and added that he can do well even at number three and four in the batting line-up. Gill was one of the biggest bright stars from India's 3-0 ODI series win against the West Indies, amassing 205 runs in three innings and bagging the 'Player of the Series' award.
NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Saba Karim feels that young top-order batter Shubman Gill's versatility bodes well for him and added that he can do well even at number three and four in the batting line-up. Gill was one of the biggest bright stars from India's 3-0 ODI series win against the West Indies, amassing 205 runs in three innings and bagging the 'Player of the Series' award.

Women's hockey team player Sangita Kumari braves all odds to represent India in CWG 2022

Fighting against all odds to fulfil her dreams of playing for the Indian women's Hockey team, Sangita Kumari, is all set to don blue jersey as she represents the country at the inaugural Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham, London.

Ranchi: Fighting against all odds to fulfil her dreams of playing for the Indian women's Hockey team, Sangita Kumari, is all set to don blue jersey as she represents the country at the inaugural Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham, London.

CWG 2022: With coach now in Games Village, Lovlina gets ready for opening bout

Having kicked up a storm after alleging "mental harassment" over her personal coach Sandhya Gurung not getting the right accreditation to be with her during practice, Tokyo Olympic Games bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain will step into the ring at the National Exhibition Centre here on Saturday, hoping to put her focus back into competition mode following the disruption.

Birmingham:Having kicked up a storm after alleging "mental harassment" over her personal coach Sandhya Gurung not getting the right accreditation to be with her during practice, Tokyo Olympic Games bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain will step into the ring at the National Exhibition Centre here on Saturday, hoping to put her focus back into competition mode following the disruption.

CWG 2022: From stitching and embroidery to lifting weights, Achinta Sheuli's interesting journey

In the last 2-3 years, Achinta Sheuli has established himself as one of the most talented young weightlifters in the country. He won his first senior-level international medal at the Commonwealth Championships in 2018 and last year, he clinched silver in the World Junior Championships in Men's 73kg, establishing the national record in the process.

Birmingham:In the last 2-3 years, Achinta Sheuli has established himself as one of the most talented young weightlifters in the country. He won his first senior-level international medal at the Commonwealth Championships in 2018 and last year, he clinched silver in the World Junior Championships in Men's 73kg, establishing the national record in the process.

Shakespeare, vintage cars, Duran Duran light up opening ceremony of Birmingham Commonwealth Games

With an array of houses from around the Commonwealth, created using virtual reality, bringing back scenes of the bygone era to depict the most famous exports of the city and amid music, dance and a cultural milieu showcasing the life and times of the local people, the city of Birmingham welcomed 6,500 sportspersons from across 72 nations and territories for the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games at a gala opening ceremony here.

Birmingham: With an array of houses from around the Commonwealth, created using virtual reality, bringing back scenes of the bygone era to depict the most famous exports of the city and amid music, dance and a cultural milieu showcasing the life and times of the local people, the city of Birmingham welcomed 6,500 sportspersons from across 72 nations and territories for the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games at a gala opening ceremony here.

44th Chess Olympiad is going to be very special: Judit Polgar

Impressed with the craze and passion for chess in India, Hungarian Grandmaster Judit Polgar said the 44th Chess Olympiad will be one of the best editions of the prestigious event and also lauded the efforts to organise it over a short period of time.
CHENNAI: Impressed with the craze and passion for chess in India, Hungarian Grandmaster Judit Polgar said the 44th Chess Olympiad will be one of the best editions of the prestigious event and also lauded the efforts to organise it over a short period of time.

CWG 2022: Boxing team in turmoil as doctor's accreditation status changed

The Indian boxing contingent for the Commonwealth Games here is in turmoil after the accreditation status of the team doctor was changed to accommodate the accreditation for Sandhya Gurung, personal coach of Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist female boxer Lovlina Borgohain.

Birmingham:The Indian boxing contingent for the Commonwealth Games here is in turmoil after the accreditation status of the team doctor was changed to accommodate the accreditation for Sandhya Gurung, personal coach of Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist female boxer Lovlina Borgohain.

CWG 2022: Indian squash players hope to excel in Olympic-like events in home away from home

While most members of the Indian contingent are using their arrival here early to by get acclimatised to the conditions ahead of the Commonwealth Games, squash players Abhay Singh and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu are not facing any such issues.

Birmingham:While most members of the Indian contingent are using their arrival here early to by get acclimatised to the conditions ahead of the Commonwealth Games, squash players Abhay Singh and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu are not facing any such issues.

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