Olympic Qualification

  • I deserve Olympics wild card, says Sania May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Her participation in the Olympics may have been jeopardised by a firstround exit from the French Open but top Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on Thursday asserted that she has done enough to "deserve" a wild card into the London Games. Sania has had a successful season so far,...
  • Sharath, Amalraj and Poulomi enter main draw in TT July 5, 2012

    Doha: Top Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal along with compatriots Anthony Amalraj and Poulomi Ghatak made the main draw of the World Olympic Qualification Championships, here on Friday. Kamal blanked Kazakhstan's Kirill Gerassimenkno 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 to top group 7, keeping his slate clean so far. Amalraj joined him in...
  • 'Indian paddlers confident of Olympic berth' July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: With three of the four Indian paddlers already through to the next stage of the final World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Doha, national table tennis coach Bhawini Muhherji says his wards are "motivated enough" to make it to the Olympics. "Their sole aim is to qualify for the...
  • India start well in TT World Olympic Qualifiers July 5, 2012

    Doha: India made a positive start to their campaign at the final World Olympic Qualification table tennis championships with as many as three out of the nation's four paddlers registering wins in their tournament openers in Doha on Thursday. In the men's section, both Anthony Amalraj and Achanta Sharath Kamal kept...
  • 'Chinese officials favour their local players' April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Chinese officials use unfair tactics to grab Olympic berths for their players and favour them in tournaments held in their home country, top international badminton players, including India's Saina Nehwal, have claimed. Nehwal, Denmark's Peter Gade and Malaysia's Taufik Hidayat said officials favour local players while playing in...
  • TT: Sharath Kamal misses Olympic berth April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das booked their London Olympics berths on Sunday in the Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong, but it was heartbreak for top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal. For both Ghosh and Ankita, the berths came via the continental quotas, after they topped from...
  • Vijender calm before final shot at qualification April 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Asian Olympic Qualifiers are his last chance to book a ticket to the London Games, but star Indian boxer Vijender Singh claims he is not the least bit intimidated by the challenge at hand as the situation is all too familiar. "I have always been under pressure ever...
  • 3-2 win takes Korea into Olympics hockey March 20, 2012

    Dublin: Korea scored in the dying moments of the final of the Olympics qualifiers here on Sunday to beat hosts Ireland 3-2 and book a berth for the London Games later this year. With only one spot up for grabs, the Irish led twice through goals from Peter Caruth and Timmy...
  • Hockey: Canada maul Singapore, Poland rout Italy February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Canada dished out a clinical display to thrash minnows Singapore 15-1 in a one-sided game, while Poland walloped Italy 7-2 in the men's hockey Olympic qualification tournament here on Tuesday. Stunned 2-3 by 19th-ranked Poland in their last match, Canada came out with purpose and scored goals at will...
  • Qualifying for Olympics is a dream come true: Akhil February 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Boxer Akhil Kumar has made a memorable comeback and even though his wrist was injured and confidence low, yet the bantamweight boxer braved pain and fought hard to win the Asian Olympic qualifiers. "Sapne wo nahi hote to sone ke baad aye. Sapne wo hote hain jo chain se...