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Showpiece Delhi stadium lies unused as ground ‘sinks’ after track relaying project

FOR almost four years now, the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here — listed as one of India’s five Class 1 facilities by World Athletics — hasn’t hosted any track-and-field event. The reason: “sinking” of the ground after a botched-up track relaying project. The project, for which the Sports Authority of India (SAI) had earmarked Rs 6.50 crore, began in the summer of 2019 and was expected to be completed by 2021. It was handed to WAPCOS [Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited], a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. But, when the project was nearing completion in 2021, a section of the 400 metre track over an underground tunnel started caving in. The tunnel was built during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and used for the opening and closing ceremonies...
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Asian Boxing Championships: Hussamuddin, Lakshya Chahar advance into quarters | Boxing News – Times of India

AMMAN (Jordan): India's Mohammad Hussamuddin showed his experience and temperament to notch up a close win and move into the quarterfinals of ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships on Wednesday. Facing Kyrgyzstan's Seiitbek Uulu Munarbek in the pre-quarterfinal, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Hussamuddin (57kg) started on a bright note and showed his technical superiority and clean boxing in the first round but his opponent came back strongly in the second round to mount a comeback. Both the boxers had everything to play for in the last round and they started attacking from the beginning but Hussamuddin kept his cool and landed more accurate punches and dodged his opponent consistently to ensure a 3-2 split verdict in his favour. He will take on Pakistan's Ilyas Hussain in the quart...
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All eyes on Satwik-Chirag in Hylo Open badminton tournament | Badminton News – Times of India

SAARBRÜCKEN (Germany): Newly-crowned French Open champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will look to carry on the momentum when they begin their campaign at the Hylo Open Super 300 badminton tournament on Tuesday. Commonwealth Games champions Satwik and Chirag notched up their biggest title of the season when they beat Chinese Taipei's Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han in the men's doubles finals of French Open on Sunday night. The world number 8 pair has been in sensational form this season and will look to add another title to its cabinet when the third seeded duo opens its campaign against Chinese Taipei's Lee Yang and Lu Chen. Top seeds Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan are also in their half of the draw but the Indian pair will take confidence from its win over the sa...
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India romp to seventh Women’s Asia Cup title with easy win over Sri Lanka

India maintained their dominance in the Women’s Asia Cup with an eight-wicket demolition of a self-destructing Sri Lanka in the final here on Saturday for their seventh title in eight editions. Sri Lanka, who were playing their first tournament final in 14 years, imploded after opting to bat on a slow and turning pitch. They could only manage 65 for nine which India knocked off in 8.3 overs. Smriti Mandhana struck a sublime 51 not out off 25 balls. It was a procession after Sri Lankan skipper Chamari Athapaththu got run out in the third over following a mix up with Anushka Sanjeewani who too got run out six balls later. Renuka, who has been in top form since the Commonwealth Games in August, sent back Hasini Perera on the very first ball she faced. The left-hander checked her shot only ...
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Indian women’s team knocked out of World Table Tennis Championship – Times of India

CHENGDU: The Indian women's team's campaign at the World Table Tennis Championship ended with a 0-3 loss to Chinese Taipei in the pre-quarterfinals on Wednesday. The trio of Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula and Diya Chitale lost their respective singles to concede the Round of 16 tie. Manika, whose form has been patchy throughout the tournament, was no match to the world number 22 Chen Szu-Yu as the Indian succumbed to a disappointing 0-3 (7-11, 9-11, 3-11) defeat. With India trailing 0-1, Birmingham Commonwealth Games mixed doubles gold medallist Sreeja couldn't get past world number 35 Ching I-Ching and went down 1-3 (8-11, 11-5 6-11, 9-11). Chitale fought hard and came close to giving India its first win in the tie but the teenager lost to experienced Liu Hsing-Yin 2-3 (6-11, 11-9, 11-9, 8...
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National Games: CWG gold medallist Nayanmoni Saikia stars in Lawn Bowls | More sports News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nayanmoni Saikia of Assam grabbed the spotlight on the opening day of the Lawn Bowls competition in the National Games, comfortably winning two singles matches and one team game on Wednesday. Saikia started the day with an emphatic 23-0 victory over Gujarat's Vaishali Makvana in a Group A contest and ended it with a 21-10 win over Beena Shah of West Bengal. She also joined her Assam teammates to post a 33-3 verdict against Manipur in the Fours competition at the Kensville Golf and Country Club near here. A member of the Indian Fours team which made history in Birmingham CWG last month, Saikia is delighted that her sport is drawing a lot of attention. “The gold medal provided the impetus for Lawn Bowls. But we have to make sure that our win wa...
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Injured PV Sindhu to miss National Games, will be present at opening ceremony | Badminton News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu will not participate in the National Games as she has not recovered fully from an ankle injury, but the ace shutter will be present at the opening ceremony. Sindhu, who is on the path to recovery after sustaining an ankle injury during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, is going to be in Gujarat for the opening ceremony on September 29 along with other sports stars. Badminton action begins in Surat on October 2. "It is unfortunate that I will not be competing in the Games due to my injury. Had I been fit, I would have definitely represented my state (Telangana)," Sindhu said. "The National Games is a great opportunity for all the athletes and everyone I have spoken to is excited about it. I am sure the badminton matches will be very exc...
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Navgire set for debut as India look to address finishing woes in T20Is vs England | Cricket News – Times of India

CHESTER-LE-STREET: The focus will be on the Indian women team's finishing woes with the bat when it takes on England in the first of the three T20 Internationals on Friday. After the loss in the final of the Commonwealth Games to Australia, India's second wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia was axed at the expense of some bold inclusions in uncapped Kiran Prabhu Navgire and Dayalan Hemalatha, both power-hitters. Maharashtra batter Navgire, who plays for Nagaland, hogged the limelight with her record 162 not out against Arunachal Pradesh in the Senior T20 Trophy earlier this year, after which she was roped in by the Velocity squad for the T20 Challenge. Navgire showed her power-hitting abilities by smashing the fastest fifty in the T20 Challenge in May, and it remains to be seen if she is picked...
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Was shocked to see the next year’s BWF calendar, says Kidambi Srikanth | Badminton News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Athletes across sports have often complained about a busy schedule hampering their physical and mental fitness and ability to keep producing top notch performances. It has been a problem with badminton, where the Badminton World Federation normally chalk out a choc-a-block calendar. On Thursday, former world No 1 male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth pointed out his concern at the overloaded international badminton schedule in 2023, highlighting how it would make things difficult for badminton players in an Olympic qualification year. As per the BWF official website, there are 31 events scheduled in the World Tour calendar for 2023-24, with an increased number of Super 1000, Super 750, and Super 500 tournaments interspersed throughout the season. The race to the Paris Olympics qualific...
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Indian CWG medal winner para sportsperson under dope scanner after morphine found in sample | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An Indian medallist in a para sport event in the recent Birmingham Commonwealth Games is currently under the dope scanner after Morphine, a prohibited substance under the WADA Code, was found in his urine sample, according to sources. Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), the umbrella governing body of all the para sports in the country, said that the CWG organisers have not termed it as a "dope violation" as a final decision is yet to arrive. PTI is withholding the identity of the para sportsperson. "We can't say this is a case of dope violation as the CWG organisers have not said so. Investigation is going on. They have asked some questions and we have given our reply. Let's see what is the decision," a PCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "The para sportsperson...
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Jemimah Rodrigues nominated for ICC ‘Player of the Month’ award

The nominations in the women’s category also feature the gold medal-winning Australian duo of Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath The nominations in the women’s category also feature the gold medal-winning Australian duo of Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath Star Indian batter Jemimah Rodrigues was on Monday nominated for the ICC ‘Player of the Month’ award for her impressive performance at the Commonwealth Games in August.The nominations in the women’s category also feature the gold medal-winning Australian duo of Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath.The perfect present 🎁 On her birthday, @JemiRodrigues has been nominated for the ICC Women's Player of the Month for August, along with two Australian star performers 👏Does she get your vote❓🗳️: https://t.co/H2dt2WeHp5https://t.co/rA94cwVWDW— ICC (@ICC...
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IOA treasurer Anandeshwar Pandey’s ‘Transport Privileges’ revoked during CWG after misconduct with female driver | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tainted IOA treasurer Anandeshwar Pandey, who is already in a dock following allegations of rape, had his transport privileges (T2) revoked during the Birmingham Commonwealth Games due to allegations of "inappropriate" behaviour with a female driver. Pandey, however, claimed that he was innocent, saying it was just a misunderstanding and had he done anything wrong, his Games accreditation would have been cancelled. "If I would have done anything serious, my games accreditation would have been revoked but that did not happen. Only my transport privileges were withdrawn," Pandey told PTI. "It was a case of misunderstanding with a female driver while I was on my way back from Games village from the wrestling venue. The timing of this email one month later shows it is clearly mot...
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Thought I could win gold at CWG till last 500 metres: Avinash Sable | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's long-distance runner Avinash Sable on Thursday said he believed he could win gold till the last stretch in the 3000 metres steeplechase event at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games recently. "I thought I could win gold till the last 500 metres but then fell behind," Sable said on the sidelines of the launch of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon. Of the 61 medals India won in Birmingham, Sable's 3000m steeplechase silver was the highlight. The 27-year-old became the first non-Kenyan to win a men's 3000m steeplechase medal since 1994 when he won silver in Birmingham. He nearly won gold but finished 0.05 seconds behind Abraham Kibiwot in a thrilling sprint to the finish line. This was right after his 11th place finish in the Athletics World Championships in the USA. !(function(f,...
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Power-hitters Kiran Prabhu, Hemalatha can fill ‘gaps team was lacking’ in slog overs: Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Uncapped power-hitters Kiran Prabhu Navgire and Dayalan Hemalatha, who are in the Indian squad for the upcoming white ball tour of England, can fill the "gaps the team was lacking" in slog overs, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur said on Tuesday. Navgire, who smashed the fastest fifty in the Women's T20 Challenge in May, got her maiden India call-up for the three-match T20Is. Off-spin all-rounder Hemalatha was recalled after two years on the back of a strong domestic season to be named in both the T20I and ODI squads for the England tour. "We have added two new batters KP (Navgire) and Hemlatha. We can work on these two players who have got that skill-set. They can bring a lot to the team," Harmanpreet said in their pre-departure virtual media interaction. "They have the power, the sk...
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After three attempts and 13 years of toil, PV Sindhu tastes singles gold in CWG | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Glasgow 2014 bronze, Gold Coast 2018 silver and Birmingham 2022 gold, PV Sindhu has finally achieved what she has been longing for at the Commonwealth Games. But the yellow metal didn't come easy for Sindhu. It took her three attempts, 13 years of toil, and many sacrifices to claim the top prize at the multi-sport event. Sindhu had won a gold in the mixed team event at the CWG in 2018, but it has been eluding her in singles since her Games debut. The phenomenal @Pvsindhu1 is a champion of champions! She repeatedly shows what excellence is all about. Her dedica… https://t.co/uWoB5MkY7P— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1659952173000But on Monday, the world number seven outplayed 13th ranked Michelle Li of Canada 21-15, 21-13 in front of a packed crowd at the NEC arena to fulfil ...
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CWG 2022: Capsule of India’s gold medal winners | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: With a rich haul of 61 medals (22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze) at this edition of the Commonwealth Games here, the Birmingham Games turned out to be one of the most memorable editions for the 210-strong Indian contingent. From athletics to racquet sports, cricket to hockey, boxing to wrestling, the Indian athletes finished with podium finishes in almost every event they took part in. Here's a look at gold medallists in the showpiece event. Achinta SheuliSport - WeightliftingEvent - Men's 73kgThe Bengal born weightlifter clinched his maiden CWG gold and went on to set a Games record 313kg. He lifted 143kg in snatch (Games Record and also equal to his previous PB) and 170kg in clean and jerk. The 20-year-old won the silver medal at the 2021 Junior World Weightlifting Champi...
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CWG 2022: Shuttlers, paddlers dazzle on last day; hockey team fizzles out; India finish 4th with 22 gold medals | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Led by the iconic PV Sindhu, Indian shuttlers owned the badminton arena by winning all three titles on offer on the day while paddler Sharath Kamal yet again reminded everyone of his class and awe-inspiring longevity with a coruscating show, as the country wrapped up its CWG campaign with 61 medals to finish a creditable fourth. It was expected that Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and the formidable pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy would end up on top of the podium but what provided the icing on the cake was the 40-year-old Sharath Kamal's gold medal-winning show against an equally good opponent in Liam Pitchford. That performance took India's gold medal count to 22, which is four less than the 2018 edition, but this time the sport of shooting was missing from the roste...
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Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga gets hero’s welcome on return from CWG | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

AIZAWL: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga was on Monday accorded a hero's welcome as he returned home in Aizawl after winning a gold medal for India at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. He was received by Mizoram Sports minister and Mizoram Olympic Association president Robert Romawia Royte, ruling Mizo National Front MLA from Aizawl West-I seat Zothantluanga, senior officials and family members, at the Lengpui airport. Addressing a brief welcome home ceremony at the airport, Royte said Jeremy's success has brought laurels to not only India but also to Mizoram. Our Hero - Jeremy Lalrinnunga has landed! Welcome home Champ! 💪🏼🥇🏋🏻‍♂️ https://t.co/bpgMVUQA9J— Robert Romawia Royte (@robertroyte) 1659953279000He said that the government is proud of the weightlifter. The sports minister said Je...
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CWG 2022: Satwik-Chirag pair wins badminton men’s doubles gold | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: India's star doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the country's third gold from the badminton court with a straight game victory over England's Ben Lane and Sean Mendy at the Commonwealth Games. The Indian duo won 21-15, 21-13. HISTORY CREATED- DYNAMIC DUO ON A ROLL🔥🥇 @satwiksairaj / @Shettychirag04 are VICTORIOUS over their English oppone… https://t.co/1sZFsA23Fh— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659961724000India thus finished a fantastic badminton campaign with three gold, one silver and two bronze. The Satwik-Chirag pair followed double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and All England runners-up Lakshya Sen, who also won yellow metals on the day. The silver came in the team championship and the bronze medals were won by Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles an...
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India wins silver after losing to Australia by 9 runs in 1st Commonwealth women’s cricket final

India, chasing down Australia’s target of 162, appeared to be on course for a shock victory in the Commonwealth Games women’s cricket final when they were 118-2 in the 15th over, but a clatter of wickets slowed their charge India, chasing down Australia’s target of 162, appeared to be on course for a shock victory in the Commonwealth Games women’s cricket final when they were 118-2 in the 15th over, but a clatter of wickets slowed their charge There couldn’t have been a more fitting finale to the women’s T20 cricket event of the Commonwealth Games.For the Indian fans, an overwhelming majority in the crowd that turned up at the Edgbaston Stadium, it may have brought back unpleasant memories of the 2017 women’s World Cup final between India and England when the Women In Blue shockingly...