GOLD MEDAL

  • Asian Games 2014: India women clinch kabaddi gold in Incheon October 3, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian women's kabaddi team beat Iran in the final to clinch the gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday. India defeated Iran 31-21 Songdo Global University Gymnasium to continue their dominance in the discipline at the Asiad. India won the gold in Guangzhou, four years ago...
  • Asian Games 2014: Mary Kom punches first boxing gold October 1, 2014

    India's Mary Kom won her final bout against Kazakh opponent and won the first boxing gold medal for India in Incheon. ...
  • Media pressure for interview leaves ace archer Deepika in tears August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: India's top women archer Deepika Kumari was in tears after being harassed by reporters for interviews on Monday. Deepika Kumari, the captain of women's recurve team, begged for privacy, saying she was too tired even as several reporters demanded that she give them an exclusive interview. The team had...
  • South African varsity awards Indianorigin academic June 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: A South African academic of Gujaratiorigin has been awarded a gold medal by a university in Johannesburg for his service to the institution and for contribution to the development of his hometown of Azaadville. Prof Kantilal Naik received the award from Wits University, where he is the Honorary Adjunct...
  • Meet Achint who swam against all odds to win gold at Special Olympics May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Achint Babbar swam against the odds to win the gold medal for India at the Special Olympics. He is an inspiration for every child with special needs. Agility, rigorous training and years of hard work all are prerequisites to become a swimming champion, but for Achint Babbar,...
  • India shines with 46 medals at Special Winter Olympics February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India's differentlyabled athletes returned with the largest haul of medals in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games at Pyeong Chang, South Korea. The Indians won 46 medals 13 gold, 17 silver and 16 bronze from among 2,200 athletes from over 120 nations in the Games....
  • US: Congressional Gold Medal to Malala likely January 5, 2013

    Washington: A legislation to award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani peace activist who was shot in her head by Taliban, has been reintroduced in the US Congress. Introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the House Resolution (No. 60) calls to award Congressional Gold Medal to...
  • Hockey legend Leslie Claudius critical November 6, 2012

    Kolkata: Triple Olympic hockey gold winner Leslie Claudius, suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, was admitted to a private hospital following complications, his son Brandon said on Tuesday. "He was shifted to a hospital last night following some complications. His condition is critical," Brandon said. The 85yearold is currently being treated...
  • Suu Kyi receives US Congressional gold medal September 20, 2012

    Washington: Visiting Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received prestigious Congressional Gold Medal, a rare honour bestowed to any foreign leader by the US administration. The National League for Democracy leader also met President Barack Obama on a day when the US lifted additional sanctions on Myanmar. "This is one...
  • Eaton claims Olympic decathlon gold medal August 10, 2012

    London: Ashton Eaton won the Olympic decathlon gold medal by 198 points on Thursday night. Eaton set the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials in June and backed it up with an Olympic victory with 8,869 points. Twotime world champion Trey Hardee settled for silver with 8,671 points and Leonel Suarez...
  • Dungdung remembers hockey gold at Moscow 1980 July 29, 2012

    London: July 29, 1980 is a date etched in Olympian Sylvanus Dungdung's heart, for he was the proud member of the Moscow gold medal winning Indian hockey team, the last one to win the yellow metal in Olympics. "I will never forget this date. I hold the gold medal and visualized...
  • Iran's Salimi goes into Olympics as a favourite July 22, 2012

    London: Striking a delicate balance between explosive power, speed and fluid technique, Iran's top super heavyweight weightlifter is expected to lift the equivalent of two baby elephants' worth of steel above his head to claim gold at the London Olympics. Continuing Iran's legacy of heavyweight lifters, 22yearold Behdad Salimikordasiabi is the...
  • Indian sand artist Sudarsan wins gold in Spain July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Odishabased sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's sculpture of Hindu god Ganesha has won two gold medals at the justconcluded Solo International Sand Art Contest in Marbella, Spain. Pattnaik's 3.5metre sand sculpture bearing message "Save The Sea Life" won in 'People's Choice' and 'Best Positive' sculpture categories. Pattnaik used about...
  • India's Olympic moments: Hockey's golden run July 18, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at India's eight hockey gold medals. Every Indian, since 1928, shares a common optimism when it comes to what to expect from the Olympics: a medal in hockey. An unbeaten...
  • CNNIBN @ 5: Abhinav Bindra's Olympic gold January 28, 2011

    Digvijay Singh Deo recounts the experience of covering Abhinav Bindra's gold medal win in 2008 Olympics. ...
  • Narang wins second gold in Commonwealth shooting February 20, 2010

    New Delhi: India's Gagan Narang has won his second gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship in the Capital. World record holder Narang shot a score of 104.5 in the men's 10 metre air rifle event. His qualification score was 595. India grabbed the silver as well, with Sanjeev Rajput scoring 103.8 in...
  • India wins two gold at Commonwealth Championship February 19, 2010

    New Delhi: India won gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship in New Delhi on Friday when Gagan Narang and PT Raghunath took the top spot in the men's 10m air rifle event. Gagan shot a score of 599 which is the new meet record while Raghunath scored 594 points. Their score...
  • IAAF agrees to Semenya retaining gold medal November 19, 2009

    Johannesburg: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has agreed that South African runner Caster Semenya will keep her 800 metres world title, the country's sports ministry said on Thursday. The 18yearold Semenya, who stormed to victory in August's world championships in Berlin, underwent gender verification tests this summer...
  • Bolt wins 3rd gold at worlds, minus world record August 23, 2009

    Berlin: For once, Usain Bolt ran in a final that didn't produce a world record. That, in itself, is almost a record. Bolt won his third gold of the world championships on Saturday, getting a little help from his Jamaican friends in the 400meter relay. With the Americans sitting out (disqualified the...
  • Dementieva ranks Olympic gold ahead of Grand Slams September 16, 2008

    Tokyo: Still on a high a month on from Beijing, Russia's Elena Dementieva says she would not trade her Olympic gold medal for a rush of Grand Slam titles. "That was the happiest moment in my life for sure," she said on Tuesday. "Not just in my career but in my life....
  • Exclusive: Abhinav Bindra on his golden dreams August 29, 2008

    Indian sports' new Golden boy Abhinav Bindra is already eyeing his next target. The 25yearold Olympic Gold medallist is aiming to make shooting more accessible in India. He spoke to CNNIBN's EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. Excerpts from the interview Rajdeep Sardesai: Can one still succeed in our system? Is our system in a...
  • US relay triumph lifts Phelps to historic eighth gold August 17, 2008

    Being: Michael Phelps won an unprecedented eighth gold medal at the Beijing Games on Sunday, surging past yet another Olympic milestone as the United States won the men's 4x100m medley relay in world record time. With the victory, Phelps overtook compatriot Mark Spitz, whose seven swimming golds at Munich in 1972...
  • Threetime world champ this woman packs a punch April 14, 2008

    Boxer M C Marykom is one of Indias greatest sporting heroes. She won the gold medal in the Womens World Boxing Championship thrice: 2002 in Turkey, 2005 in Austria and 2006 in Delhi. But no life in the limelight for this champshe lives in obscurity in a village in Imphal. ...
  • Pugilist fights apathy to bring laurels to India March 15, 2008

    Imphal: Manipur's MC Marykom is truly an unsung hero. Most of sports fans might not even know that she is a threetime world boxing champion. But that has not stopped her from doing her bit to give back something to the game and her people. Marykom won her first gold medal...
  • Keep away from Dalai Lama function: Govt to ministers November 3, 2007

    New Delhi: In a move aimed at appeasing China, the Centre has advised all cabinet ministers to stay away from an event to felicitate the Dalai Lama in Delhi on Saturday. In a letter to all ministers, Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar said, "The function is not in conformity with the...
  • Kabaddi gold brings players new homes December 22, 2006

    New Delhi: The Indian kabaddi players brought a gold for the country to boost the Indian medal tally at the Asian Games in Doha, and the Haryana Government won't let their contributions go unrecognised. The Haryana Government will transform the villages of the gold medal winners into model villages to honour...
  • PaesBhupathi win doubles gold December 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have won the tennis men's doubles tennis gold medal at the XVth Asian Games in Doha on Wednesday. They beat the identical twins pair of Sonchat Ratiwatana and Sanchai Ratiwatana from Thailand 57, 76 (97), 63 in the final to clinch the top spot. Paes...
  • India on road to chess team gold December 13, 2006

    Doha:India maintained its winning ways by trouncing Iran 2.505 on Tuesday to take one more step towards their second gold in chess at the XVth Asian Games. The Indians have now won each of their seven matches for a total of 18.5 points a lead of 4.5 points lead...
  • Soviets get Olympic gold, 50 yrs on December 9, 2006

    Moscow: Valentin Ivanov waited 50 years to get his medal after helping the Soviet Union to win the gold in football at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Half a century ago to the day, the Soviets beat the former Yugoslavia 10 in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win...
  • Jaspal Rana wins gold in shooting December 7, 2006

    New Delhi: Jaspal Rana has won the gold medal in the men's 25m standard pistol competition defeating South Korea's Byung Taek Park. Rana score was 574 while Park could mange only 571. Vladimir Issachenko of Kazakhstan who won the bronze medal scored 570. Ranas medal has taken Indias tally of gold to...