Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, who had lost out on a chance to win a maiden medal four years ago at the Asian Games Guangzhou, has been seeded sixth. Vijender to be India's flagbearer in Asiad closing ceremony. World number one boxer Vijender Singh, who braved a dislocated thumb to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games, will be India's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the mega-event here on Saturday. Late charge helps India record its best-ever medal haul. The super charge led by athletes, boxers and tennis players in the last seven days of the Asian Games not only provided the impetus to the floundering Indian campaign but also scripted a memorable climax as the country recorded its best ever performance at the sporting event. Preeja gets silver, Kavita settles for bronze in m.
The national camp for womens wrestlers, that was scheduled to be held at the Sports Authority of India SAI centre in Lucknow from September 1, has now been postponed. Usha won medals right through the course of her illustrious career but it was the m hurdles race at Los Angeles Olympics that remains one of her finest moments. Ace Indian squash player and 7-time Asian Games medalist, Saurav Ghosal, in an exclusive interview with WION's Sports Editor, Digvijay Singh Deo, opened up on life in lockdown, challenges squash a sport will face post-lockdown, international squash calendar, financial struggles of squash players, future of sports with travel restrictions in place and much more. Asian Games 5,m silver medallist Albert Rop, who ditched his Kenyan passport to run for Bahrain, has been banned from competition for two years on doping-related charges. Zee News brings you a report from ground zero. The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday announced that all the athletes from the state, who will be winning gold medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games, will be rewarded with Rs 6 crore each.
Agence France-Presse Wednesday December 16, Juhi Jha is entitled to a government job in Madhya Pradesh having won the Vikram Award, but has still not been given employment. Sucha Singh tested positive for coronavirus on August 4 but has now been discharged after another test on August 17 returned negative.
Dinesh Kumar, an Asian Games silver medallist in boxing, sells ice-cream on the streets of Haryana's Bhiwani these days. South Asian Games boxing final bouts were delayed by 40 minutes after officials claimed that they have not been paid their allowance while the organisers insisted that they were being blackmailed for higher payment. Amateur International Boxing Association has backed its decision to remove headgears from bouts although some international stars like Vijender Singh continue to demand protective measures. Pooja Rani also had to settle for a bronze. Glad to get Asiad gold but didn't expect it: Vikas.