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  • Veer campaign: Indian paralympian Amit Kumar unleashes his true potential 20-02-2014 08:31 AM

    In India hardly 1 per cent of the physically challenged people are employed, but there are some who have overcome their disability through sheer courage and determination. Indian paralympian Amit Kumar Saroha is one such person who has unleashed his true potential. On September 21, 2007 Saroha met with an...
  • It's offical now: No Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia 22-08-2013 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: Putting an end to all speculations, the Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed that it will stick to the original list of winners for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards thereby dashing discus thrower Krishna Poonia's hopes of getting country's highest sporting honour. The Ministry also confirmed that in...
  • I was only raising my voice against wrong done to me: Poonia 21-08-2013 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: Discuss thrower Krishna Poonia on Wednesday rubbished allegations that she had lobbied for the prestigious Khel Ratna award, saying she was only raising her voice against the "injustice" meted out to her. "I want to clarify that I was not doing any lobbying. Wrong has been done to...
  • Suspense remains on Krishna Poonia for Khel Ratna 19-08-2013 09:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is expected to take a decision on Tuesday on ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia's plea to include her name for the prestigious Khel Ratna award besides also deciding on the final list of Arjuna awardees. Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday had one round of...
  • Olympians and Arjuna awardees support Poonia for Khel Ratna 18-08-2013 07:00 PM

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia on Sunday got ore support for her recommendation for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with Olympians, including London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, throwing their weight behind her. Prominent Olympians and Arjun awardees were of the view that Poonia should also...
  • India's disappointing show continues at World Athletics Championships 14-08-2013 06:27 PM

    Moscow: India's disappointing show in the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships continued with two more athletes brining up the rear in the 50km Race Walk event on Wednesday. National record holder Basanta Bahadur Rana came up with his season's best effort of 3 hour 58 minute and 20 seconds to...
  • Poonia, Paralympian Girisha doubt the process to award Khel Ratna 14-08-2013 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: India's discus-thrower Krishna Poonia has claimed that voting for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, which was on Tuesday decided by the government to be conferred upon double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi, is manipulated. Joining Poonia in that uproar after being ignored is Paralympics silver medallist Girisha...
  • Robert Harting wins 3rd straight men's discus at World Championships 13-08-2013 10:16 PM

    Moscow: Olympic champion Robert Harting of Germany won his third straight discus world championship title Tuesday, beating Piotr Malachowski of Poland for gold. Harting threw 69.11 meters and held off Malachowski, who finished with 68.38. Gerd Kanter of Estonia, the 2008 Olympic champion and 2007 world champion, took bronze with...
  • Vikas Gowda qualifies for final round in Athletics World 12-08-2013 06:22 PM

    Moscow: India's Vikas Gowda Monday advanced to the men's discus throw final in the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships after finishing seventh overall in the qualification round here. National record holder and reigning Asian champion Gowda finished fourth in qualification round A with a best throw of 63.64m which he...
  • Sandra Perkovic wins women's discus at World Championships 12-08-2013 09:35 AM

    Moscow: Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia won the women's discus gold medal Sunday at the World Championships, beating Melina Robert-Michon of France. Yarelys Barrios of Cuba took bronze. Perkovic threw 67.99 meters to keep her one-year unbeaten streak going. Robert-Michon finished with a French record of 66.28 on her...
  • Broken nose shatters Natalia Semenova's discus hopes 10-08-2013 02:27 PM

    Moscow: Natalia Semenova's hopes of reaching the discus final at the world championships were shattered when the Ukrainian suffered a bloodied and broken nose in a freak accident just before Saturday's qualifying round. The European championship bronze medallist was accidentally hit in the face by Polish athlete Zaneta Glanc who...
  • Smikle fourth Jamaican to admit positive test in four days 19-07-2013 08:23 AM

    Kingston: Olympic discus thrower Traves Smikle on Thursday became the fourth Jamaican athlete in four days to reveal a positive doping test but said he did not knowingly ingest a banned substance. Smikle said the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) notified him that his urine sample from the Jamaica National Trials...
  • Gowda wins silver at Asian Championship 07-07-2011 11:43 AM

    Kobe: Rattled by dope scandals, Indian athletics finally has something to cheer about after discus thrower Vikas Gowda won a silver medal despite a below-par on the opening day of the 19th Asian Championships here on Thursday. National record holder Gowda finished second with an effort of 61.58m, much below...
  • TN just won't honour this athlete 21-12-2006 08:11 PM

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  • Asiad: Indian eve tests +ve for dope 03-12-2006 02:01 PM

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