World Championship

  • Pradeep wins bronze in shooting world championship 18 hours 20 minutes ago

    Granada: The Indian contingent finally had something to cheer about as young shooter Pradeep bagged a bronze medal after the seniors' none-too-impressive showing in the 51st Shooting World Championships. Pradeep won the honour in 25-metre standard pistol event for junior men on Tuesday. Pradeep, who also helped the three-men Indian team to...
  • India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship 3 days ago

    Tashkent: Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective Greco-Roman bouts on Sunday. Both K K Yadav (Greco-Roman 71kg) and...
  • Harpreet keeps India's hopes alive in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol at World Championship 4 days ago

    Granada: Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Harpreet Singh shot a 290 to lead the trio of Indian men's shooters into day 2 of the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol event in the 11th position, at the 51st ISSF World Championship being held in Granada, Spain. Compatriots Gurpreet Singh and Olympic Silver medalist Vijay...
  • Better showing by Indian wrestlers in World Championship on Day 5 5 days ago

    After a disappointing show by the Indian men and women wrestlers in the freestyle category, the country's Greco-Roman wrestlers came up with a better showing in the ongoing FILA World Championship on Friday. On Day 5 of the event, Gurpreet Singh impressed in the 75kg category after reaching the last-four stage...
  • Shooter Gagan Narang misses Olympic quota by a place 6 days ago

    Granada: Gagan Narang missed out on an Olympic quota by just one place as he finished sixth in the finals of 50-metre rifle prone while Prakash Nanjappa and Jitu Rai narrowly missed out on finals of men's 10-metre air pistol in the 51st Shooting World Championships on Thursday. After coming through...
  • After men, women also draw a blank at World Wrestling Championships 1 week ago

    Tashkent: After a disappointing show by the Indian men in freestyle category, the women grapplers also failed to make their presence felt with Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sakshi Malik (60kg) bowing out of the FILA World Championships in the quarter-final on Wednesday. Other Indians in the fray -- Priyanka Singh, Pooja...
  • Shooter Jitu Rai wins World Championship silver, books Olympic berth September 9, 2014

    Granada: Lucknow boy Jitu Rai on Tuesday became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the 51st Shooting World Championships, here. Rai bagged the white metal in men's 50-metre pistol event at the at the CEAR...
  • Abhinav Bindra draws blank on tough opening day at World Championships September 9, 2014

    Granada: Ace marksman Abhinav Bindra belied expectations after failing to qualify for the finals of men's 10 air rifle event in the 51st ISSF World Championships, his hopes of earning an Olympic quota in this tournament going up in smoke on Monday. The 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist missed the cut...
  • Task cut out as Indian shooters begin campaign in worlds September 7, 2014

    Granada: They may have been hitting the bulls eyes often in recent years but Indian shooters will still have their task cut out when they take to the range for the 51st World Championships starting here on Monday, eyeing as many Olympic quotas as possible. A total of 64 quota places...
  • Sindhu enters World Championships semis, bronze assured August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese world No.2 Wang in a thrilling quarterfinal match of World Championships. ...
  • Sindhu becomes first Indian to win two medals in World Championships August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter semifinal as compatriot Saina Nehwal crashed out. ...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa ousted from World Championships August 27, 2014

    Copenhagen: Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games on Wednesday. The World No.7 pair tamed Jwala and Ashwini 21-16, 21-8 in only 31 minutes...
  • Shuttlers Manu Attri- B. Sumeeth Reddy progress at World Championships August 27, 2014

    Copenhagen: Indian men's doubles shuttlers Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth won their opener at the World Championships. The duo proceeded to the second round by defeating Russian pair Nikita Khakimov and Vasily Kuznetsov 21-19, 21-23, 21-19 in exactly an hour at the Ballerup Super Arena late Tuesday evening. They will take on...
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Tarun Kona ousted from World Championships August 25, 2014

    Copenhagen: The Indian badminton squad got off to a poor start as Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from their mixed doubles opener at the World Championships on Monday. Though Tarun and Ashwini lost the first game 16-21 to Danish World No.16 pair Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann, they came...
  • Sindhu, Saina lead Indian challenge at World Championships August 24, 2014

    Copenhagen: An exuberant PV Sindhu would look to improve the colour of her medal even as a fit-again Saina Nehwal eyes her maiden podium finish when a confident Indian badminton team starts its campaign in the World Championship here on Monday. Sindhu, fresh from a bronze in Glasgow Commonwealth Games, would...
  • Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei battling injury ahead of world championships August 12, 2014

    World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei has revealed that injury concerns are leaving him low on confidence ahead of the World Championships in Denmark at the end of the month. Malaysian Lee was unable to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Scotland last month due to a hamstring injury and...
  • 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...