Swaroop Swaminathan

No medal, but Chanu ticks goal of 200 kg lift

Mirabai Chanu may have not finished on the podium, but she was happy coming fourth in the women’s 49kg class at the World Weightlifting Championships in Pattaya on Thursday.

20 Sep 2019

Chanu best bet at world weightlifting

India's top weightlifters have quietly been spilling sweat and making minute changes to their routines at a sports school in Chon Buri, some 60 kms from Pattaya, since September 6.

18 Sep 2019

US Open Final: Tears apart...

Overcoming battered body and stiff opposition, Nadal moves within one title of Federer’s record of 20 Slams

10 Sep 2019

IOC drag-flick their way to Murugappa Gold Cup title

Two of their three goals came through that route, with Gurjinder Singh sounding the board on both occasions.

09 Sep 2019

Affan Yousuf itching to get back into national reckoning

Two minutes into the first semifinal of the All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup meet, Central Secretariat had already threatened to make it into a no contest.

08 Sep 2019

PGA disappointment in stride, Shubhankar Sharma looks to better ranking

That first-round 66 has also given him a much-needed balm after a couple of months of underwhelming card numbers.

06 Sep 2019

Kiren Rijiju writes for including shooting in 2022 Commonwealth Games, CGF says no

In his letter to Morgan, Rijiju said shooting is a popular sport in India and it's exclusion has "agitated" a lot of stakeholders back home.

05 Sep 2019

PC practice more match-like: Harmanpreet

India’s leading drag-flickers used to come to training 45 minutes early for separate penalty corner sessions.

05 Sep 2019

Indo-Pak clash may complicate things

There is a one-in-three chance that the Indian men’s hockey team will square off against their Pakistani counterparts for a place in next year’s Olympics.

30 Aug 2019

Thought a joke was being played on me: Fouaad Mirza on Arjuna award

He wasn’t preparing for any meets. Instead, Mirza, winner of two Asian Games medals in 2018, was involved in a rehearsal ceremony for Thursday’s Arjuna awards function. 

29 Aug 2019

Sumit Nagal: No match, but game and set

Three years ago, when Sumit Nagal first served notice of his talent, a few on Twitter started a new trend. #NadalWithaG.

28 Aug 2019

Coach’s absence worries Sharath before big tests

The  next three-four months is crunch time for the Indian men’s table tennis team. Everything has been designed towards peaking at the World Team Qualification for the 2020 Olympics.

27 Aug 2019

Smooth service, major outcome

Having endured a tough 2018, US Open-bound Nagal credits coaches Nencel and Galecic for swing in fortunes

26 Aug 2019

PV Sindhu wins historic gold in BWF World Championships final

After two near misses & two bronze, the on-court vivisection of Japanese Okuhara in 37 minutes for maiden World C’ship gold heralds a new dawn for Sindhu

26 Aug 2019

Confident of breaching ‘A’ time inside six months: Srihari Nataraj

It’s been a good week because after identifying and spending extra hours in the pool to works on his turn and kicks off the wall, it’s paying off.

24 Aug 2019