Nagpur: After improving his 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze to silver in London, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his target on gold in the next Games in Rio de Janerio. Interacting with the 65th batch of trainee officers of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) yesterday, Kumar said, "we don't have dearth of talent but only need to provide proper training facilities to needy players."
Revealing his plans, Sushil said he is keen to open wrestling academies in the country. "I have offered to set up wrestling academies but would like to concentrate on Rio Games," the 66 kg category wrestler said.
"I follow a strict diet under the watchful eyes of my coaches and being a pure vegetarian, it has not affected me in any way," Sushil, a recipient of Rajiv Gadhi khel Ratna award of 2009, claimed.
02:04 PM, Oct 13, 2012
London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has set his sights on defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro rather than switching to another event, the six-times gold medallist said on Monday. The 26-year-old Jamaican said his coach would like him to take up the 400 metres and Bolt, wary of up-and-coming sprinters like teammate Yohan Blake, has spoken of trying the long jump. Bolt said...
08:25 AM, Oct 09, 2012
Usain Bolt is a definite starter for another Olympic Games in four years' time, opening up the possibility of more sprint records or an attempt at other events, the six-time gold medallist said on Wednesday. Speculation has been rife since the London Games that the Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion could quit athletics and not compete at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. His hunger for success, however, appears to...
10:08 AM, Aug 23, 2012