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Dubai Asian boxing: So far no visas for 20-member Indian team

Dubai Asian boxing: So far no visas for 20-member Indian team

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India's participation in this month's Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai looks doubtful as its 20-member team hasn't got the visas, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) secretary said on Monday.The competition is scheduled to start on May 21. The Indian team includes 10 wom...

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Paralympic chief confident Tokyo will host the Games

Paralympic chief confident Tokyo will host the Games

Beijing, May 16 (IANS) International Paralympic Committee (IPC) chief Andrew Parsons on Sunday exuded confidence in Tokyo's ability to host the Paralympic Games and Beijing's commitment to the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.Marking the 100-day countdown to the Paralympic Games, Parsons said: "It's a n...

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Experienced Chinese TT team for Olympics named

Experienced Chinese TT team for Olympics named

Beijing, May 16 (IANS) China on Sunday announced an experienced six-member table tennis team for the Tokyo Olympic Games, with 32-year-old Ma Long leading the squad and 29-year-old Liu Shiwen skipping the singles event.Their men's team will be represented by world No. 1 Fan Zhendong and Ma Long in m...

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Race for Olympics: Lockdown in Bengaluru hits swimmer Nataraj hard

Race for Olympics: Lockdown in Bengaluru hits swimmer Nataraj hard

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A second lockdown imposed by the Karnataka government to contain the spread of coronavirus has prevented Srihari Nataraj, Indian national record holder in mens 100 metres backstroke, from training in the pool for a week."I've not trained in the pool for almost a week. The st...

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Wrestler Sonam still not fully fit for World Ranking Series

Wrestler Sonam still not fully fit for World Ranking Series

"I believe she has recovered 80 per cent from the injury. But it will take another 15-20 days for her to resume proper training on the mat. We have a physio who is working on her rehabilitation. Though she isn't doing mat training, she is following a different schedule to strengthen her core an...

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When something is meant to be, nobody can stop it: Bhullar after becoming 1st Indian-origin MMA world champion

When something is meant to be, nobody can stop it: Bhullar after becoming 1st Indian-origin MMA world champion

Singapore, May 16 (ANI): Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete Arjan Bhullar on Sunday said he was humbled by the love and support he received after becoming the first Indian-origin MMA World Champion in history.Arjan "Singh" Bhullar dethroned longtime heavyweight king Brandon "The Truth" Vera to capture...

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'Dear Kobe, thank you for all your hard work': Lakers icon Bryant inducted posthumously into Basketball Hall Of Fame

'Dear Kobe, thank you for all your hard work': Lakers icon Bryant inducted posthumously into Basketball Hall Of Fame

California [USA], May 16 (ANI): Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January last year, was inducted posthumously into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.The American basketball icon was inducted with the Class of 2020. Bryant died along wit...

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Indian shuttler Chirag Shetty receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Indian shuttler Chirag Shetty receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 16 (ANI): India shuttler Chirag Shetty received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. The badminton player urged everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated at the earliest in order to fight COVID-19."Thanks to @AUThackeray and @mybmc for the seamless v...

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Arjan Bhullar first Indian-origin fighter to win world title at top-level MMA event

Arjan Bhullar first Indian-origin fighter to win world title at top-level MMA event

Singapore, May 16 (ANI): ONE Championship™ (ONE), Asia's largest global sports media property, returned Saturday with ONE: DANGAL, a tape-delayed event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium that showcased the very best of India.The event featured the ONE Super Series debut of a Thai striking pheno...

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Murder case: Court issues NBW against Oly medallist wrestler Sushil

Murder case: Court issues NBW against Oly medallist wrestler Sushil

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, on the run after his name surfaced in the murder case of a former international wrestler this month in Delhi, could face more trouble after a Delhi court on Saturday issued a nonbailable warrant (NBW) against him."Since Kumar was untrac...

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