It was quite a moment at the Asian Games when Indian gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra stood flanked by a Chinese and a Pakistani on the podium but ask the star javelin thrower about it and he says it didn’t even strike him as he was consumed by the national anthem. Chopra broke the national record with
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Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to clinch an Asian Games gold. The 20-year-old Neeraj, a farmer’s son from a village near Panipat in Haryana, shattered his own national record by clearing a distance of 88.06m in his third attempt to seal the gold. Neeraj’s gold is India’s only second medal in javelin
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Indian men’s hockey team on Wednesday recorded its biggest ever win in international hockey by annihilating Hong Kong China 26-0 in a Pool B match of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. The huge gulf between the two sides was evident as India bettered its 86-year-old record when it defeated USA with a 24-1 margin in
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Forced to dump the dangerous Produnova routine following a career-threatening knee injury, ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar will once again switch to the vault of death’ after the Asian Games. Dipa had put Indian gymnastics on world map with her gravity-defying display in Produnova vault at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she finished a creditable
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The All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee has erred by not picking two specialists doubles teams for the Asian Games, feel a number of players, who questioned veteran Leander Paes’ pairing with Sumit Nagal. The players though backed AITA’s decision to team Rohan Bopanna with Divij Sharan, as was requested by the top two
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Geeta and Babita Phogat, both Commonwealth Games medallists who became household names after their life story was brought alive on the silver screen in blockbuster ‘Dangal’, along with their younger siblings Ritu and Sangeeta were ousted from the ongoing national camp in Lucknow. The WFI cited their unexplained absence from the camp as reason. “The
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