NATIONAL GAMES

  • Prakash named best athlete, National Games end with cultural show February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Swimming sensations Sajan Prakash and Akanksha Vora were declared the best athletes as curtains were drawn to the 35th National Games with a colourful closing ceremony on Saturday. Prakash was adjudged the best male athlete of the Games for winning an astonishing six gold and three silver medals with four...
  • Tintu Luka shines on final day of National Games; SSCB emerge champions February 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick...
  • Maheswary wins maiden National Games gold with new meet record February 12, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Asian champion Renjith Maheswary nabbed his maiden National Games gold with a new meet record in triple jump on Thursday as previous marks continued to tumble like nine pins in the athletics arena on the penultimate day of competitions in the 35th edition. But what remained unchallenged was the...
  • Services, Punjab win hockey golds at National Games February 11, 2015

    Kollam: Services and Punjab clinched gold medals in their respective men's and women's finals of the 35th National Games at the New Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. While the women from Punjab overcame Haryana 3-1 to get the gold, Jharkhand beat Odisha 2-0 to take home the bronze. Later in the men's matches,...
  • Delhi wushu team protests against referee at National Games February 11, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Delhi's wushu team cried foul at the ongoing 35th National Games on Wednesday, claiming that one of their players was robbed of a win due to partial refereeing. Delhi coach Rajvir Singh lodged a protest, insisting that his ward Lalit Yadav was denied a win in the men's Sanshou 75kg...
  • Indian athletes needs more encouragement: Sachin Tendulkar February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is the goodwill ambassador for the National Games, on Monday congratulated the medal winners and said the athletes need more encouragement. Lauding the women swimmers Maana Patel, Chahat Arora, Saloni Dalal and cyclist Anjita T P, Tendulkar said the youngsters deserve support and encouragement...
  • Deepika leads Jharkhand to recurve gold in National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Deepika Kumari steered Jharkhand to two team gold medals in the recurve archery events but stunningly missed out on an individual podium finish even as the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued to stay on course for a hat-trick of overall titles on...
  • Disgruntled Uttarakhand volleyball team withdraws from National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Uttarakhand volleyball team on Monday withdrew from the ongoing 35th National Games owing to a dispute with the national federation over the players' participation in the upcoming National Club Volleyball Championships (NCBC). Scheduled to play Rajasthan in a preliminary match, players from the north Indian state of Uttarakhand decided...
  • 21-year-old Sajan Prakash sets new record at 5 swimming events, bags 5 medals at National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The National Games are underway in Kerala and 21-year-old swimmer Sajan Prakash has become the talk of the town. The Junior Railway clerk has set a new record at five events and bagged nine medals at the Games. Sajan and his family are ecstatic that his hardwork and dedication...
  • National Games: Rajat strikes twin gold in archery, SSCB continue domination February 8, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rajat Chauhan stole the thunder from Abhishek Verma by bagging two gold besides a silver as India's Asian Games gold-medal winning members of the men's compound archery team squared off for two different outfits on the eighth day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Sunday. In the...
  • National Games: Another golden double for Vijay, Sejwal ends with four gold February 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace pistol shooter Vijay Kumar notched up a golden double for the second time to end his campaign with a rich haul of five gold medals, while Asian Games bronze-winning swimmer Sandeep Sejwal signed off with four yellow metals on day seven of the 35th National Games here on...
  • Karmakar hits gold five-time over, SSCB dominate National Games February 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist gymnast Dipa Karmakar excelled with a total of five gold medals for Tripura but the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued their domination in the overall standings on day six of competitions in the 35th National Games on Friday. SSCB broke away from the neck-and-neck competition...
  • Boxing off to stormy start at National Games February 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The controversy-ridden boxing competition of the 35th National Games was off to a stormy start on Friday with the participating teams alleging that "ill-equipped" organisers were using the old pattern of scoring and threatening those who protest against the move. Competition Director Narendra More said a total of 27 teams...
  • National Games: Jitu Rai bags double gold in 10m pistol shootings February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: India's latest shooting sensation and Asian Games Champion Jitu Rai won double gold medals in the pistol event while former World Cup winner Ronjan Sodhi bagged the yellow metal in the men's double trap section on the 5th day of the 35th National Games in the southern Indian city...
  • Chandigarh netball team thrown out of National Games February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The netball team of Chandigarh have been disqualified from the ongoing 35th National Games after it allegedly tried to get a participation certificate in the name of a non-participating player. Netball Competition Director Lalit Jiwani lodged a complaint in this regard with the local police here for cheating, criminal breach...
  • Two more medals for Vijay; Ghosal, Chinappa clinch squash gold February 4, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Olympic hero Vijay Kumar's pistol fetched him two more medals while the seasoned squash duo of Saurav Ghosal and Joshana Chinappa clinched the individual gold in contrasting styles on the fourth day of competitions in the 35th National Games on Wednesday. The Services Sports Control Board, aiming for a hat-trick...
  • National Games: Vijay shoots golden double, records continue to tumble at pool February 3, 2015

    Thiruvanathapuram: Olympic silver-medallist Vijay Kumar shot a golden double while the swimming pool continued to witness the shattering of meet records on the third day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Tuesday. After slipping to second yesterday, Haryana were back on top of the medals tally with 13...
  • IOA announces Rs 2 lakh for departed netball player's family February 3, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has announced a compensation of Rs two lakh for the family of Maharashtra netball player Mayuresh Pawar, who lost his life in the ongoing National Games in a freak accident here. "We convey our heartfelt condolences to his parents and family members. May the almighty...
  • National Games: Maharashtra netball player died after drowning, not due to cardiac arrest February 2, 2015

    A pall of gloom descended on the ongoing National Games after a young Maharashtra netball player lost life apparently in a case of drowning at a nearby beach here on Monday. According to local police, 21-year-old Mayuresh Pawar of Maharashtra fell into the waters while trying to take photos at the...
  • Swimming records shattered again on tragic day at National Games February 2, 2015

    Commonwealth and Asian Games champion shooter Jitu Rai opened his campaign with two medals while records continued to tumble by a heap in the swimming competition but the mood turned somber at the 35th National Games after a young netball player lost his life in a freak accident on the...
  • Mohanlal's band not dissolved despite fiasco February 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Superstar Mohanlal's new music band Lalisom has not been disbanded, says the band's director. The band was criticised for its debut performance at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games Saturday here. "Being our first outing and also because of the big opening ceremony cultural programme, there was a...
  • Netball player dies of cardiac arrest at National Games February 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Tragedy struck at the 35th National Games when a young netball player from Maharashtra suddenly collapsed and died during a practice session here on Monday, according to the organisers. Mayuresh Pawar, 21, representing the netball team of his home state Maharashtra, suffered dizziness and fell unconscious around 1 p.m. His teammates...
  • Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha February 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As yet another National Games progresses amid organisational lapses and controversies, legendary sprint queen PT Usha feels that the event has transformed into a carnival in which artists benefit more than sportspersons. Though the Games has helped improve the sports infrastructure at the grassroot level, Usha felt the event would...
  • Haryana leads gold rush on opening day of National Games February 1, 2015

    Five meet records were drowned in the swimming pool even as star wrestler Amit Kumar was shockingly upstaged and had to settle for a silver medal on an exciting opening day of competitions in the 35th National Games on Sunday. Haryana dominated the proceedings on the opening day and finished on...
  • Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal February 1, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Among the small bunch of India's international medallists who chose to participate in the National Games despite the event falling in off season, Asian Games bronze-medallist Sandeep Sejwal said on Sunday that the prize money on offer for every gold won here is just too tempting to ignore. Sejwal, only...
  • Sachin Tendulkar stars as chaotic National Games kick off January 31, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sachin Tendulkar was there to bring a capacity crowd on its feet and the cultural splendour was there for all to see as the 35th National Games were declared open here on Saturday with a colourful opening ceremony even as organisational chaos continued to take sheen off the event. The...
  • Injured Vijender Singh pulls out of National Games January 30, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has pulled out of the 35th National Games starting on Saturday after failing to recover from a nagging nose injury. "I have not been able to recover from the nose injury which had forced me out of the Asian Games November last. It flared up...
  • Boxing India decides to boycott National Games January 29, 2015

    The boxing competition at the National Games starting on Saturday was thrown into jeopardy today after Boxing India (BI) directed all state units to boycott the event owing to the IOA's refusal to grant recognition to BI, prompting top names such as former Asian and Commonwealth medallist Manoj Kumar to...
  • Hariharan to compose theme song for the National Games 2015 November 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Singer Hariharan will compose the theme song of the 35th edition of the National Games to be held in Kerala early next year. Penned by lyricist Javed Akhtar, the focus of the song will be national integration and sports fitness. The song, which calls for love and dedication in sports, will...
  • Jharkhand Olympic Association announces teams and athletes for 35th National Games August 8, 2014

    JharkhandOlympic Association (JOA) announced list of teams and athletes of Jharkhand for the upcoming 35th National Games to be held from January 31 to February 14 in Kerala. The list comprised of teams such as archery, athletics, boxing, football (women), Hockey, Weightlifting, Handball, swimming, rowing, wushu and Karate, among other events,...