World Championship

  • India has bid for 2016 Veterans World Championship: BAI May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A series of big-ticket 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 3-1 to win the men's title at the table tennis team world championships on Monday. Ma Long beat Timo Boll 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 in the opening match, but Dimitrij Ovtcharov pulled Germany level with a 13-11, 11-8, 11-6 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 pre-season 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 Karate-Do 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 Karate-Do 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 14, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indians put up an impressive show by bagging a number of medals on the second day of the 6th Karate-Do 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 Karate-Do 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...
  • Anand-Carlsen 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...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt wants gold in World Championship October 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Staying fit and winning a gold at World championship remains the main priority for Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt but the injury-prone Indian wrestler said he might need to skip either the Commonwealth Games or Asian Games depending on his fitness next year. "My biggest problem is of injury. I...
  • Manoj, Manpreet in World Boxing Championship pre-quarters October 18, 2013

    Almaty (Kazakhstan): Indian boxers continued to pack a mighty punch at the World Championships as Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Manpreet Singh (91kg) entered the pre-quarterfinals with contrasting wins in their respective second-round bouts here today. While Asian Games silver-medallist Manpreet clinched a comprehensive victory over Seychelles' Keddy Agnes, sixth seed and...
  • Hamilton feels for the fans as Vettel wins again October 7, 2013

    Seoul: Lewis Hamilton fears Sebastian Vettel's Formula One dominance is becoming as much of a television turnoff for some fans as Michael Schumacher's relentless success was a decade ago. Red Bull's Vettel is on the brink of a fourth successive title after winning Sunday's Korean Grand Prix from pole position. His...
  • Pirelli want action on tyre testing October 7, 2013

    Seoul: Pirelli have urged Formula One teams to give them the tools to do their job rather than complaining their tyres are not good enough. The Italian company was again in the line of fire at the weekend's Korean Grand Prix, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Red Bull's Mark Webber...
  • Deepika crashes out, Indian campaign ends in individual events October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari crashed out of the World Championships as India's campaign in both recurve and compound individual events ended on Thursday on a disappointing note at Belek in Turkey. None of the Indian archers, except Rajat Chauhan in men's compound event, could go beyond the Round...
  • Archery: Deepika Kumari in Round of 32, India eye bronze at Belek October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari won her first two recurve individual elimination round contests to advance to the Round of 32 while the compound mixed team eyes for bronze after losing in the semi-finals in the World Championships at Belek in Turkey on Wednesday. The compound mixed team of...
  • Indian wrestling on the upswing September 27, 2013

    Upcoming wrestlers Amit Kumar, Bajrang and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav performed brilliantly at World Championships and made India proud. ...
  • May continue until 2017 worlds, says Usain Bolt September 20, 2013

    London: Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, may continue competing until the 2017 world championships in London, the Jamaican told the BBC on Thursday. The six-times Olympic champion had previously always said he planned to quit after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "I wanted to retire after Rio but my...
  • Junior Indian shooter withdrawn from world event for indecency September 20, 2013

    During the team's training camp in Italy for the shotgun world championship, one of the shooters misbehaved with female staff at the hotel. ...
  • Hope nobody will stop me from winning: Sebastian Vettel September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Who does he think can stop him from winning the Formula 1 drivers' championship for the fourth successive year? "Nobody, I hope," quips Sebastian Vettel, who leads the title race by 53 points over his nearest rival, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, after the 12th of the 19-race card. For all...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion August 31, 2013

    A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath...
  • Dinesh, two other boxers allege bias in World C'ship trials August 29, 2013

    Patiala: The selection of the Indian team for the World Boxing Championships has run into a controversy with three pugilists, including Arjuna awardee Dinesh Kumar, threatening to take the panel to court even as Olympian Akhil Kumar vowed to sue one of them for dragging his name into the furore. Dinesh...
  • Usain Bolt to run in Zurich Diamond League August 27, 2013

    Zurich: Sprint legend Usain Bolt is among six Jamaicans confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Bolt will compete in the men's 100 metres, his first race since the Moscow World Championships, reports CMC. The six-time Olympic champion stole the spotlight at the Moscow World Championships by completing...
  • Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia: A story of grit, determination August 27, 2013

    Jaipur: Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia fought against all odds and overcame his physical challenges to win the gold in javelin at the Athletics World Championships. Jhajharia was 8-year-old when he lost his one arm after being accidentally electrocuted. Later, he was mocked by other kids in the village, who called...
  • Vijender Singh set to participate in World Championship trials August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Brushing aside speculations about his availability for the upcoming World Championship trials, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Monday returned to Patiala from a short leave and would be taking the ring on Tuesday to fight it out for a place in the team. "I had taken a short...
  • Magnus Carlsen refuses to comment on 'illness clause' August 19, 2013

    Chennai: World number one Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen on Monday refused to comment on the controversial 'illness clause' in his contract for a world championship match against Viswanathan Anand from November 7 to 28 in Chennai. Carlsen agreed to play against reigning world champion Anand in his home town only...
  • Chess sensation Carlsen wants 'illness clause' for match in India August 19, 2013

    Chennai: Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen has inserted an "illness clause" in his contract to play a world championship match in India due to fears of falling sick, an official told AFP on Monday. Carlsen, ranked world number one, agreed to play the title match against Chennai-based reigning world champion Viswanathan...
  • Bolt rates Moscow World championships at 7 in 10 August 19, 2013

    Moscow: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt rated the just-concluded Athletics World Championships at seven on a ten-point scale, citing unfamiliar blocks and unexciting food as the negatives. Following the men's 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay victories, Bolt finished the championships with three gold medals. By Sunday evening, he has won a total...
  • Bolt, Fraser-Pryce and Farah light up Moscow August 19, 2013

    Moscow: Toppling Usain Bolt from his sprint throne could take a while yet with the untouchable Jamaican star of track and field still looking down on those who seek to challenge his reign. While his jet engine still roars, others toil, with the fastest man on earth heading home from the...
  • It's official: Usain Bolt is the best athlete in the world August 18, 2013

    Moscow: Usain Bolt, already enshrined as one of the greatest Olympians of all time, became the most successful athlete in world championship history when he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metres relay on Sunday. Bolt followed up the 100 and 200m double with his third gold in the...