Anmol Gurung

Box-office hit: Lovlina overcomes year of misery to ensure India second medal in Tokyo Olympics

Having endured a stressful year, Assamese boxer, who defeated Covid, assures India of second medal at Tokyo

31 Jul 2021

Now and then: Forces behind boxer Lovlina Borgohain's rise

Lovlina's coach Sandhya Gurung, who shares a special bond with her ward, is generally stern when it comes to giving Lovlina boxing drills.

30 Jul 2021

Sindhu shows her might, sets up Yamaguchi clash

When the stakes are high, many athletes tend to crumble under pressure. But not PV Sindhu. Regarded as a big-game player, she continues to show just why.

30 Jul 2021

Young guns have to learn to face criticism, says Gagan Narang

Shooters who were tipped to challenge for medals have missed out and they are currently under intense scrutiny.  Like most people, Narang is also surprised by the results so far.

29 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Chirag-Satwik win but could not qualify for knockout stage

Ranked 10th in the world, the Indians beat world number 18 team 21-17 21-19 in a 44-minute Group A men's doubles match at the Musashino Forest Plaza.

28 Jul 2021

Split with coach Jaspal could have impacted Manu Bhaker's performance: NRAI chief

Barring Saurabh Chaudhary, the shooters have been unable to get anywhere close to their old happy state.

28 Jul 2021

Tokyo Games: Indians misfire in 10m mixed air pistol events, fail to make finals

Things took a turn for the worst in the second phase as the Indians got off to a horrid start with Manu Bhaker shooting a poor 92 in her first series to go with a 94 in the second.

27 Jul 2021

Olympics 2020: Shooter Manu Bhaker’s script goes awry after pistol snag 

If she could manage a perfect score, she'd stay in contention or else it meant an early exit for her first event — women's 10m air pistol — in the Olympics.

26 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Unhappy start for India as Apurvi, Elavenil fail to qualify for 10m air rifle final

The top-eight shooters qualify for the finals and will compete for the medals. The shooter in the eighth position had a tally of 628.5 In shooting language, that gap is quite telling.

24 Jul 2021

Five get first-round byes, tricky early bouts for Panghal & Co

It looks like Panghal, who was handed a first-round bye during the official draw on Thursday, could face Martinez in his opening bout on July 31.

23 Jul 2021

Focus on Tokyo Olympics: Former rifle ace Anjali Bhagwat wants shooters to detach themselves from outcome

With a record 15 shooters from the country geared up to take part in the Tokyo Olympics, the three-time Olympian is backing the shooters to leave a notable impression.

23 Jul 2021

Indian boxing team in Tokyo Olympics look to build on progress made by Vijender & Co’s historic show at Beijing in 2008

It goes without saying the ongoing pandemic has turned the world upside down for many. The boxers suffered a great deal too with many of them contracting the virus.

19 Jul 2021

Mission Olympics: Shooting stars reach Tokyo, may start training from July 19

Having spent four-five hours at the airport for Covid tests and immigration formalities, the Indian shooting team reached the Games Village in the afternoon. 

17 Jul 2021

Sparring with Rio silver medallist, others in Italy has put Amit Panghal in good stead: Kuttappa

Having landed in Italy in mid-June, Amit Panghal & Co have had the opportunity to have sparring sessions with pugilists from other countries like Colombia, France and Azerbaijan, to name a few.

15 Jul 2021

First national-level boxing meet since Covid outbreak from July 18

The events, subject to government approval, will act as selection trials for the upcoming ASBC Youth & Junior Championships scheduled to be held from August 17 in Dubai, UAE.

10 Jul 2021

PV Sindhu may face Akane Yamaguchi in Tokyo quarter finals, tough draw for Chirag and Satwik

Both PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth are expected to get past the group stages and both could possibly face elite rivals from Japan in the last-eight stage of the event.

08 Jul 2021

Sports Ministry seeks MEA assistance to complete vaccination of seven athletes based overseas

Italy's vaccination policy makes it difficult for the Indian boxers to receive their second shots of Covishield there while Russia has only Sputnik vaccine.

06 Jul 2021

More weight categories in elite and youth boxing from August 1

The men's weight categories have been increased from 10 to 13 while the women's categories will feature 12 categories instead of 10.

03 Jul 2021

Set for shuttle service: BWF expects good show in Olympics

BWF is braced for the upcoming test and is certain the event will go smoothly with the guidance of the International Olympic Council and the Tokyo authorities.

02 Jul 2021

Shooters set for final test before Olympics

A solid performance in the World Cup could prove to be an ideal platform ahead of the Olympics.

22 Jun 2021

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