Asian Championships

  • Wrestlers leave for Astana sans Sushil, Yogeshwar April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar have decided to give it a miss for the second year running even as an upbeat Indian wrestling contingent gets set to leave for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 22 to 27. Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil...
  • Shooter Pooja Ghatkar wins gold in Asian Championship March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Promising Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar on Sunday clinched the gold medal in women's air rifle event besides winning a bronze in the team event on the opening day of the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait. Ghatkar scored 413.1 in the Qualification round. With her brilliant score of 208.8, she...
  • Rich haul of medals for India wrestlers at Asian cadet meet July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian wrestlers finished with a rich haul of three gold, nine silver and three bronze medals in the Cadet Asian Championships that ended in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sunday. India also bagged the Champion Trophy in the freestyle category. According to information received here, Amit Kumar (58kg), Vikas (63kg) and Parveen...
  • Boxer Mandeep Jangra proves his mettle July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The first time Mandeep Jangra tried his hand in boxing, that too by chance rather than choice, he ended up being thrashed by none other than his own father. But after Mandeep proved his mettle with a silver medal at the just-concluded Asian Championships, the 20-year-old was pleasantly surprised...
  • Victorious Indian boxing team arrives home July 10, 2013

    A victorious Indian boxing team returned back home after a successful Asian Championships where Shiva Thapa bagged a gold medal. Other than a gold for Thapa, Mandeep Jangra (69kg) won the silver medal, while the bronze was bagged by Manoj Kumar (64kg). ...
  • Ashwini Akkunji not allowed to participate in Asian Championships July 5, 2013

    Athletics Federation of India's plan to include dope-tainted Ashwini Akkunji in the women's 4x400m relay team in the ongoing Asian Championships in Pune was on Friday nixed by the competition technical delegate on the ground that it would violate IAAF rules. ...
  • AFI plan for swift return of dope-tainted Ashwini nixed July 5, 2013

    Pune: Athletics Federation of India's plan to include dope-tainted Ashwini Akkunji in the women's 4x400m relay team in the ongoing Asian Championships in Pune was on Friday nixed by the competition technical delegate on the ground that it would violate IAAF rules. Plans were afoot to draft Akkunji, whose two-year ban...
  • Manoj Kumar in Asian boxing championships quarters July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar continued his fine form to enter the quarterfinals along with two others as Indian boxers rounded off an all-win day at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan. The light welterweight (64kg) boxer was joined by Mandeep Jangra (69kg) and Sukhdeep Singh (75kg) in the...
  • Indian boxers await stiff challenge at Asian Championships June 28, 2013

    Their performance at the last Asian Championships was historic in every sense of the word but emulating that would be a herculean task for the Indian boxers when they step into the ring in the upcoming edition of the continental event in Amman, Jordan. Last time around, India ended with a...
  • Indian male lifters end runners-up at Asian Championships June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian men's weightlifting team finished runners-up in the Asian Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan for the first time in its competitive history even though none of them could bag a medal at the event which concluded Wednesday. The 25th Women's and 44th Men's Asian Senior Weightlifting Championships concluded with...
  • Pakistan aim to reclaim lost glory at Asian Squash meet April 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani squash players have vowed to win the title at the 17th Asian Championships to be held here next month. Pakistan's former national champion Farhan Mahboob on Wednesday said all the players were going through tough training sessions, Xinhua reports. "We have never gone through such hard training in our...
  • AIBA objects to official doctor's presence, bans India jersey March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be no respite in sight for Indian boxing as AIBA removed official team doctor Nirmolak Singh from the playing arena and also barred boxers from wearing India jersey at the Youth Asian Championship in Subic Bay, Philippines. After AIBA's objection, Nirmolak was forced to stay...
  • Deepika shines in good year for archery December 30, 2011

    A 17-year-old Deepika Kumari shone with some outstanding performances as the women's recurve team emerged as strong contenders for an elusive Olympic medal in archery, during a year that was witness to the dramatic fall of the fancied men's team. Stunning world champions Korea in the semi-finals of the biennial World...
  • 2011 throws up new boxing stars as Olympics beckon December 29, 2011

    A record number of them booked Olympic berths in the very first qualifying event as Indian boxers rounded off yet another superb year, holding out promise for more than one medal at the world's biggest sporting extravaganza next year. The year did not feature many big events but wherever they competed,...
  • Dope scandal haunts Indian athletics in 2011 December 29, 2011

    After a rewarding 2010, athletics slumped to a low this year, turning out to be the country's dirtiest sport with seven top athletes, including three Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medalists, getting involved in one of India's biggest doping scandals. Asian Games double gold-medalist Ashwini Akkunji and her 4x400m relay teammates...
  • Weightlifters fail to shine as dope menace recedes July 5, 2012

    For once, doping did not take centre-stage in Indian weightlifting, but the country failed to impress at the world stage in 2011, with London Olympics qualification still uncertain, even though there was unprecedented success to savour in the Commonwealth Championships. None of the lifters tested positive for banned drugs in international...
  • Nobbs happy with India's win in Asian CT hockey September 3, 2011

    Ordos: Even though happy with a 5-0 victory against China, India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said the team has a lot of work to do in the coming days and months if it intends to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. "I am happy for the boys as they needed a...
  • India open Asian Champs Trophy against China September 2, 2011

    Ordos: Bogged down by controversies in the past few months, the Indian hockey team begins its campaign in the Asian Champions Trophy by taking on hosts China here on Saturday, marking the start of its preparations for the upcoming Olympic qualifiers. It has been a turbulent last six months for Indian...
  • Mayookha wins gold in Asian Athletics C'ship July 7, 2011

    Kobe: Rattled by a dope scandal, Indian athletics finally has something to cheer about as long jumper Mayookha Johny led the Indian charge with a gold on the opening day of the 19th Asian Championships here on Thursday. Discus thrower Vikas Gowda added a silver while Asian Games gold medallist Preeja...
  • Dope tainted athletes face the axe August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Dope tainted athletes Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose got the boot as Athletics Federation of India on Sunday named a 37-strong team for the Asian Championships starting on July 7 in Kobe, Japan. Mandeep and Sini, members of the Indian quartet that won 4x400m relay gold in Commonwealth and...
  • Victorious Indian grapplers return from Asian event July 14, 2009

    New Delhi: After their impressive show at the Asian Wrestling Championships at Manila, the Indian wrestling contingent arrived home early on Tuesday morning. The Indian contingent was given a warm reception at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The wrestlers as well as the officials who had accompanied them were garlanded by...
  • Watch: India's rugby ladies work the field May 31, 2009

    Rugby has so far been a male reserve but is now attracting the fairer sex. ...
  • Shiva fights against odds to make a mark in luge January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Shiva Keshavan won a bronze medal on December 22, at the Luge Asian Championships in Nagano, Japan. Luge is not a popular sport in India and Keshavan is a pioneer. Just 27-year-old, Keshavan is already a veteran of three Winter Olympics but is not yet a household name in...
  • Indians lose in Asian Badminton event April 12, 2007

    New Delhi: India's badminton contingent, currently in Johar Baru, Malaysia for the prestigious Asian Badminton Championships, suffered a massive blow with most of the shuttlers bowling out of the competition. Anup Sridhar, India's best bet for the men's title, managed to escape the rout his teammates did, as he beat Thailand's...
  • Rathore propels India to team gold September 6, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian shooters continue to grab the headlines at the Asian clay shooting championship in Singapore. Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won the individual gold and also helped the team win gold in the double trap. Rathore won with an aggregate of 190 after shooting 142 out of...