WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Squash: Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal reach World Championship pre-quarters 2 days ago

    Cairo: India's Joshana Chinappa dispatched 12th seed Madeline Perry of Ireland while 14th seed Dipika Pallikal survived a Mexican scare to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Women's World Squash Championship on Monday. World No. 22 Chinappa took 50 minutes to chalk out a 14-12, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7 win over 14th-ranked Perry...
  • Sarjubala and Saweety win silver medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships November 24, 2014

    Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Saweety won silver medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships Jeju 2014 in the Women's Light Fly (45-48 kg) weight category and Women's Light Heavy (81 kg) weight category respectively. Sarjubala, a 2011 world youth champion, had defeated Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat 38-38, 40-36, 39-37, while Saweety got the...
  • Sarjubala, Saweety enter women's World boxing semis November 21, 2014

    South Korea: Indian boxers Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Saweety reached the semi-finals of the Women's World Championships on Friday. Sarjubala started the proceedings with a dominating 3:0 win over Suguro Aldriani of Indonesia in the 48 kg quarter-final. Saweety followed it up with a 2:1 win over Marsic Anamarija of Croatia in...
  • Boxers Pinki Rani, Monica Saun lose at Women's World Championships November 19, 2014

    Jeju (South Korea): Indian boxers Pinki Rani and Monica Saun lost in the preliminary round matches of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championships here Wednesday. While the Asian Games bronze medallist Pinki lost 1-2 in a split decision to Russia's Saiana Sagataeva in the 51kg category, Monica (75kg) lost...
  • Pradeep wins bronze in shooting world championship September 17, 2014

    Granada: The Indian contingent finally had something to cheer about as young shooter Pradeep bagged a bronze medal after the seniors' nonetooimpressive showing in the 51st Shooting World Championships. Pradeep won the honour in 25metre standard pistol event for junior men on Tuesday. Pradeep, who also helped the threemen Indian team to...
  • India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship September 14, 2014

    Tashkent: Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective GrecoRoman bouts on Sunday. Both K K Yadav (GrecoRoman 71kg) and...
  • Harpreet keeps India's hopes alive in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol at World Championship September 13, 2014

    Granada: Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Harpreet Singh shot a 290 to lead the trio of Indian men's shooters into day 2 of the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol event in the 11th position, at the 51st ISSF World Championship being held in Granada, Spain. Compatriots Gurpreet Singh and Olympic Silver medalist Vijay...
  • Better showing by Indian wrestlers in World Championship on Day 5 September 12, 2014

    After a disappointing show by the Indian men and women wrestlers in the freestyle category, the country's GrecoRoman wrestlers came up with a better showing in the ongoing FILA World Championship on Friday. On Day 5 of the event, Gurpreet Singh impressed in the 75kg category after reaching the lastfour stage...
  • Shooter Gagan Narang misses Olympic quota by a place September 11, 2014

    Granada: Gagan Narang missed out on an Olympic quota by just one place as he finished sixth in the finals of 50metre rifle prone while Prakash Nanjappa and Jitu Rai narrowly missed out on finals of men's 10metre air pistol in the 51st Shooting World Championships on Thursday. After coming through...
  • After men, women also draw a blank at World Wrestling Championships September 10, 2014

    Tashkent: After a disappointing show by the Indian men in freestyle category, the women grapplers also failed to make their presence felt with Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sakshi Malik (60kg) bowing out of the FILA World Championships in the quarterfinal on Wednesday. Other Indians in the fray Priyanka Singh, Pooja...
  • Shooter Jitu Rai wins World Championship silver, books Olympic berth September 9, 2014

    Granada: Lucknow boy Jitu Rai on Tuesday became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medalfinish at the 51st Shooting World Championships, here. Rai bagged the white metal in men's 50metre pistol event at the at the CEAR...
  • Abhinav Bindra draws blank on tough opening day at World Championships September 8, 2014

    Granada: Ace marksman Abhinav Bindra belied expectations after failing to qualify for the finals of men's 10 air rifle event in the 51st ISSF World Championships, his hopes of earning an Olympic quota in this tournament going up in smoke on Monday. The 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist missed the cut...
  • Task cut out as Indian shooters begin campaign in worlds September 7, 2014

    Granada: They may have been hitting the bulls eyes often in recent years but Indian shooters will still have their task cut out when they take to the range for the 51st World Championships starting here on Monday, eyeing as many Olympic quotas as possible. A total of 64 quota places...
  • Sindhu enters World Championships semis, bronze assured August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese world No.2 Wang in a thrilling quarterfinal match of World Championships. ...
  • Sindhu becomes first Indian to win two medals in World Championships August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 1921, 2119, 2115 to enter semifinal as compatriot Saina Nehwal crashed out. ...
  • Jwala GuttaAshwini Ponnappa ousted from World Championships August 27, 2014

    Copenhagen: Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games on Wednesday. The World No.7 pair tamed Jwala and Ashwini 2116, 218 in only 31 minutes...
  • Shuttlers Manu Attri B. Sumeeth Reddy progress at World Championships August 27, 2014

    Copenhagen: Indian men's doubles shuttlers Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth won their opener at the World Championships. The duo proceeded to the second round by defeating Russian pair Nikita Khakimov and Vasily Kuznetsov 2119, 2123, 2119 in exactly an hour at the Ballerup Super Arena late Tuesday evening. They will take on...
  • Badminton: Ashwini PonnappaTarun Kona ousted from World Championships August 25, 2014

    Copenhagen: The Indian badminton squad got off to a poor start as Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from their mixed doubles opener at the World Championships on Monday. Though Tarun and Ashwini lost the first game 1621 to Danish World No.16 pair Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann, they came...
  • Sindhu, Saina lead Indian challenge at World Championships August 24, 2014

    Copenhagen: An exuberant PV Sindhu would look to improve the colour of her medal even as a fitagain Saina Nehwal eyes her maiden podium finish when a confident Indian badminton team starts its campaign in the World Championship here on Monday. Sindhu, fresh from a bronze in Glasgow Commonwealth Games, would...
  • Topranked Lee Chong Wei battling injury ahead of world championships August 12, 2014

    World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei has revealed that injury concerns are leaving him low on confidence ahead of the World Championships in Denmark at the end of the month. Malaysian Lee was unable to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Scotland last month due to a hamstring injury and...
  • India has bid for 2016 Veterans World Championship: BAI May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A series of bigticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade. The Badminton Association of India now says it has also bid for the Veterans World Championship in...
  • China win men's table tennis team championship May 5, 2014

    Defending champions China beat Germany 31 to win the men's title at the table tennis team world championships on Monday. Ma Long beat Timo Boll 116, 119, 119 in the opening match, but Dimitrij Ovtcharov pulled Germany level with a 1311, 118, 116 win over Zhang Jike at the Yoyogi Gymnasium. Xu...
  • Anand in command and a likely contender for Carlsen March 24, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has come back with a big bang and is the most likely contender to challenge Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world championship match to be held later this year. Leading by a full point with five rounds still to come in the candidates, Anand's...
  • Renault have work cut out after Red Bull woes February 1, 2014

    Renault recognised they faced a "litany of issues" with their new Formula One engine on Friday after problems forced champions Red Bull to end the first preseason test early and with barely any laps completed. The dominant team of the last four years packed up and headed for home as Renault...
  • Behram, Tosha win gold in Karate World Championship December 15, 2013

    Mumbai: India's Behram Kapadia and Toysha Khatau were star performers of the day, winning gold medals in their respective categories on the concluding day of the 6th KarateDo Gojukai World Championship at the NSCI's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium. Behram dominated the boys' below 15 years and 70 kg and above category...
  • India reap rich haul of medals in world karate December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: India's Nitya Dalal, Deep Dave and Ritwik Mehta bagged a gold medal each on another fruitful day for the home country in the 6th KarateDo Gojukai World Championship at the NSCI's Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium on Saturday. Nitya won the gold while compatriot Ankita Shah won the silver in kata technique...
  • Indians shine at the Karate World Championship December 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indians put up an impressive show by bagging a number of medals on the second day of the 6th KarateDo Gojukai World Championship here on Friday. In the boys' 13 years and below category of the team kata technique, Ritik Mehta, Kavish Gandhi and Abhijit Nair won the gold...
  • Kashmira Choksi wins first medal for India at karate event December 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Kashmira Choksi grabbed the first medal for India in the sixth KarateDo Gojukai World Championship by winning a bronze in the individual women's Kata technique category here Thursday. Kashmira, a student of Vispy Kapadia, defeated Australia's Gail Marie in the first round, Hong Kong's Li Yuk Wah in the second...
  • AnandCarlsen match will revive chess: Kasparov November 11, 2013

    Chennai: Predicting a close finish in the ongoing World Chess Championship between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, chess legend Gary Kasparov on Monday said the massive hype and publicity surrounding the match could revive the game across the globe. "I am amazed by the publicity for the match and reminds me...
  • Viswanathan Anand gears up for World Chess Championship November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: As the final countdown to the World Championship clash between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen begins, the chess fraternity is abuzz with speculation on who is working with whom as seconds. But what do the 'seconds' do? For decades now, creating a good team for preparation of an...