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  • CWG 2014: Vikas Gowda wins India's first athletics medal in Glasgow 37 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won India's first gold medal from athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium on Thursday. The 31-year-old Gowda converted the silver he had won four years ago in New Delhi in to the yellow metal with a best throw of 63.64 metres. Cypriot...
  • CWG 2014: Discus-thrower Vikas Gowda, high-jumper Sahana into the finals Yesterday

    Glasgow: Two Indians, including medal prospect Vikas Gowda, made it to the final rounds while Tintu Luka qualified for the semifinals of the athletics competitions at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Discus thrower Gowda just made a single attempt, clearing the distance of 64.32m to top the qualification round at the...
  • Vikas Gowda wins silver at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver medal in the IAAF Diamond League Series in Doha, on Friday. According to information reaching here, Gowda hurled the discuss to a distance of 63.23m, finishing behind Poland's Piotr Malachowski, who took the top spot with a throw of 66.72m. Estonia's...
  • Fit-again Krishna Poonia aims to defend CWG gold May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Having recovered from a groin injury, which had laid her low for most of last year, ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia says she is now geared up to defend the gold she won in 2010 Delhi CWG in what could be her last hurrah after a successful 10-year...
  • Veer campaign: Indian paralympian Amit Kumar unleashes his true potential February 20, 2014

    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 August 22, 2013

    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 a...
  • I was only raising my voice against wrong done to me: Poonia August 21, 2013

    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 me,...
  • Suspense remains on Krishna Poonia for Khel Ratna August 19, 2013

    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 August 18, 2013

    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 be...
  • India's disappointing show continues at World Athletics Championships August 14, 2013

    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 August 14, 2013

    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 Nagarajegowda,...
  • Robert Harting wins 3rd straight men's discus at World Championships August 13, 2013

    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 65.19. Malachowski...
  • Vikas Gowda qualifies for final round in Athletics World August 12, 2013

    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 came...
  • Sandra Perkovic wins women's discus at World Championships August 12, 2013

    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 last...
  • Broken nose shatters Natalia Semenova's discus hopes August 10, 2013

    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 July 19, 2013

    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 in...
  • Olympic review: India draw a blank in athletics August 11, 2012

    Unlike other disciplines, there were no expectations of medals from the Indian athletes at the London Olympics in track and field events. And barring a few creditable display – Krishna Poonia and Vikas Gowda in women's and men's discus throw events respectively – there was no performance of note by...
  • Gowda going from strength to strength: Carl Lewis August 8, 2012

    The champion US sprinter says Vikas Gowda finishing 8th in the discus throw final is a sign of good things to come. ...
  • Gowda finishes a lowly 8th in discus throw August 8, 2012

    London: India's Vikas Gowda finished eighth in the men's discus throw event in London Olympics with a below-par effort here Tuesday night. United States-based Gowda hurled the 2kg disc to a distance of 64.79m in his first attempt, well below his personal best of 66.28m which he recorded in the run-up...
  • Go for Glory: Gowda's qualification a big boost August 7, 2012

    CNN-IBN'S panel of experts discusses Vikas Gowda qualifying for the London Olympics discus final on Monday. ...
  • Mary Kom assures a medal, Gowda shines August 7, 2012

    London: MC Mary Kom assured herself at least of a bronze medal when she beat Tunisia's Maroua Rahali to reach the women's flyweight (51kg) semi-finals here on Monday. The five-time world champion thrashed her opponent 15-6 to ensure India its fourth medal in the London Olympics 2012. The 29-year-old won her bout...
  • Discus thrower Gowda qualifies for the final August 6, 2012

    London: Vikas Gowda of India has qualified for the men's discus throw final at the London Olympics here on Monday. The US based Indian threw 65.20 metres in his second attempt to make the cut. The automatic qualification standard for the discus final was set at 65m. Ehsan Hadadi of Iran...
  • I will do better in next Olympics: Poonia August 5, 2012

    London: Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia is satisfied with her seventh place finish at the London Games and said she will now aim to do better in the next Olympics in Brazil. Poonia hurled the discus to a distance of 63.62m, which is more than a metre below her personal as...
  • Krishna Poonia finishes 7th in discus throw August 5, 2012

    London: Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished a creditable seventh in the women's discus throw while the gold medal was won by Sandra Perkovic of Croatia in the 2012 London Games at the Olympic Stadium here on Saturday. Sandra took the gold with throw of 69.11 metres, a national record, while...
  • Poonia qualifies for discus final, Seema out August 4, 2012

    London: India's medal hope Krishna Poonia on Friday qualified for the women’s discus throw final round in London Olympics after finishing eighth in the qualification round while her compatriot Seema Antil missed out by a whisker on the first day of track and field events in London. Poonia began with a...
  • Poonia braces herself up for stiff challenge July 16, 2012

    Discus-thrower Krishna Poonia made a name for herself by winning a gold in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. She followed it up with a bronze at the Asian Games in Guangzhou later that year. The entire country went into frenzy when she became the first Indian woman to...
  • Discus thrower Poonia gets silver in US event May 5, 2012

    Maui Island: Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia came up with her season's best effort of 63.67 meters to notch up a silver medal at the Altius Track Crew Throwdown Meet on Friday. Competing in her first meet of the season, Krishna went beyond the 62.72-meters mark that decided the gold medal...
  • Gowda wins silver at Asian Championship July 7, 2011

    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 his...
  • Poonia accepts Samuels' challenge October 20, 2010

    CWG champion Poonia says if the country and his coach permit, she is ready to take on the world champion Samuels in the challenge of supremacy. ...