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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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Long Read: US colleges are the finishing school for elite athletes. Should more Indians be taking advantage?

When Tejaswin Shankar’s first American scholarship offer to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) arrived, he was in disbelief. “I thought it was some sort of scam. Aapko koi leke bhi jaa raha hai, padha bhi raha hai, rakh bhi raha hai, aur sab kuchh free mein,’ (Your travel, education and stay are all free). I thought it was some sort of kidnapping racket,” he told The Indian Express earlier this month. Later, as he realised that he will be part of a system of over 500 schools, each of which specialises in a different sport, in the top collegiate competition in the world, he has become an advocate of it. “If it’s free and we can use it, why are we relying on the government to spend crores of rupees on sports budgets? Trust your athletes to come back home and perfo...
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CWG 2022: Capsule of India’s gold medal winners Birmingham

With a rich haul of 61 medals (22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze) at this edition of the Commonwealth Games, 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. Achinta Sheuli Achinta Sheuli with the gold medal after winning the men’s 73kg weightlifting category match of the Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG), in Birmingham, UK. (PTI Photo) Sport – 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 an...
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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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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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Harmanpreet Kaur rues trend of mistakes in big finals after missing CWG gold medal | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Heartbroken after a Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medal slipped out of their hands, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur harped on the need to stop repeating same mistakes in 'title clashes', saying that going forward the "mental block" has to be broken. The Indian team came close to winning coveted gold on women cricket's CWG debut but fell short by nine runs after being in a dominant position against Australia. It was deja vu for Harmanpreet and Co. who had suffered a similar inexplicable batting collapse during the T20 World Cup finals defeat against Australia in 2020 and the 2017 ODI World Cup final in England. "Every time in big finals, we make the same mistakes again and again (with the bat). That is something we have to improve," Harmanpreet said after the match on Sunday. ...
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How PV Sindhu remained sharp during her long CWG journey to win the singles gold medal

What’s happiness got to do with it? It was the question PV Sindhu and her strength and conditioning trainer Srikanth Verma pondered when they committed to turning the badminton star into a performance juggernaut. “I never enjoy anything in life. I don’t think I will till France Olympics,” Verma had said stoically on eve of the Commonwealth Games here, explaining how even his dreams revolve around how to keep the 27-year-old fit and fighting till Paris, her third Games. “Sometimes after she wins a title, I tell her ‘Enjoy for 2-3 days’,” he says, because happiness is on every life doctor’s prescription for success. “She’ll say, ‘No, it’s ok. I’m happy only.’ And next day, turn up for training,” he explains of someone he calls a god-gifted athlete, who still puts in an insane work rate to...
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CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal, Nikhat Zareen to be India’s flagbearers for closing ceremony | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Star paddler Sharath Kamal and world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen have been named India's flagbearers during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games here on Monday. The 40-year-old Sharath has a rich haul of four medals in this edition of the Games, having won the men's team and mixed team gold and a silver in the men's doubles event. He will also be playing in the men's singles gold medal match later in the day. Zareen, on the other hand, won the gold medal in the light flyweight event (50kg) on Sunday. "Nikhat Zareen and Sharath Kamal will be India's flagbearers in the closing ceremony," the Indian team's chef de mission Rajesh Bhandari told PTI. Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh were the flagbearers for the opening ceremony....
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Why Australia’s Tahlia McGrath was allowed to play Commonwealth Games women’s cricket final despite Covid-positive test

The women’s cricket final between Australia and India in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games saw some surreal scenes play out at Edgbaston on Sunday. Australia all-rounder Tahlia McGrath was cleared to play the gold-medal match despite returning a Covid-positive test earlier in the day. She sat away from her team-mates with a mask on, awaiting her turn to bat, and when Australia fielded, she bowled two overs and waved away team-mates rushing to celebrate after she took the catch of Shafali Verma. After Australa’s nine-run win, though, the distancing norms were forgotten in the frenzy of the team’s celebration. The toss had been delayed by close to 15 minutes even as deliberations were on over Tahlia McGrath’s inclusion. “Before the toss we got to know … that was something which was not in...
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‘This one will always be special’: Reactions pour in for India’s maiden CWG medal in cricket

Chasing 162, India looked to be in control when they were 118-2 midway through the 15th over but suffered a collapse after losing three wickets in quick succession, including key player Jemimah Rodrigues (33) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (65).India’s lower batting order could not keep up with the pressure and were bowled out for 152 in the final over, with Australians Ashleigh Gardner taking 3-16 and Megan Schutt 2-27. Indian women’s cricket team players with their silver medals after the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games 2022, Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, UK, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) Hailing the women team’s show Prime Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Monday and wrote, “Cricket and India are inseparable. Our Women’s cricket team played excel...
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CWG 2022: Will India stop the Aussie juggernaut in men’s hockey? | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

The Australian juggernaut has rolled on since hockey was introduced at the 1998 Commonwealth Games with the Kookaburras emerging as the undisputed six-time champions. India challenged the Australian title charge twice - 2010 and 2014 - but fell woefully short. Come Monday, will India be third time lucky? A lot has changed since the teams last met in a CWG final. When Australia blanked India 4-0 in Glasgow 2014, India's current chief coach, Australian Graham Reid, was in the champions dugout then. This time round, he will play a pivotal role as India look to dethrone the mighty Aussies. The odds are stacked against India, who lost the last meeting between the two sides 1-7 in a group match at the Tokyo Olympics last year. But current form and not history will decide the winners and to wi...
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I didn’t want him to be a mason like me, says Arshad Nadeem’s father after son’s 90.18 m javelin CWG gold medal

At the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday, Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem won the javelin throw gold and underlined his status as a world class athlete. With his effort of 90.18 m, Nadeem crossed a barrier that even India’s Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra hasn’t. While Chopra missed these Games because of injury, in the coming days the healthy on-field rivalry between the two friends is expected to intensify – both egging the other to throw the javelin further. Chopar’s best is 89.94 m. On his way to the gold, Arshad Nadeem broke the record and even pushed the World Championship gold medalist Grenada’s Anderson Peters, who threw 88.64 m, to the second spot. The town of Mian Channu in Pakistan’s Punjab stayed up late to catch the historic occasion. His father Muhammad Ashraf, a m...
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India’s double dose in triple jump: Eldhose, Abdulla bag gold, silver

ELDHOSE PAUL started with a dawdling, please-turn-to-page 2 distance of 14.62 metres when competition in the triple jump final started at the Commonwealth Games. He had made the finals of the World Championships a fortnight ago but with no 17-m jump to his name ever, there was no halo. On Sunday, Paul’s sub-15m first jump, and a career-best of 16.99m, put him in the flanks of the two fancied Indians — the rocker, white headband-wearing Praveen Chitravel and the compulsive 17m-plus hop, skip and jumper Abdulla Aboobacker Narangolintevida. Modestly built, and a slow starter, Paul gave no indication that a monster 17.03m was in the offing, till he leapt and flew further than anyone else in that morning medal session. It was a distance that would have seen him finish sixth at the last Olym...
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Commonwealth Games 2022: India’s schedule on August 8 | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian shuttlers will play their respective finals on the last day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Monday. Seasoned paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal has set his eyes on another gold when he will be in action in the men's singles final. The Indian men's hockey team will be up against Australia in a bid to secure their maiden CWG gold. Here's India's complete schedule of last day at the CWG 2022:Badminton1:20 PM:PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li (Canada) in Women's Singles Gold Medal Match Badminton2:10 PM:Lakshya Sen vs Tze Yong NG (Malaysia) in Men's Singles Gold Medal Match Badminton3 PM: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Ben Lane/Sean Vendy in Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match Table Tennis3:35 PM: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran vs Paul Drinkhall (England) in Men's Singles Bronze...
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Big stage fright gets to India again as they lose to Australia in CWG final | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: The Indian women's cricket team once again succumbed to the big stage fright to suffer a nine-run defeat against the mighty Australia in the gold medal match of the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. The 'Women In Blue' lost the battle of nerves and also the last five wickets for 13 runs with some poor strategic moves and even more atrocious shot selections leaving a lot to be desired. Australia beat India by nine runs in an amazing final in #B2022 💥📝 Scorecard: https://t.co/2jCQ4wcdbl https://t.co/jHsAH3nNiq— ICC (@ICC) 1659900456000Losing like winning is also a habit and in the end, the self belief of the Southern Stars prevailed with the opposition taking a lot of pressure on themselves. Congratulations on bagging the SILVER at #CWG2022. We are proud of you 👏👏 https://t.c...
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With speed, IQ in the ring and strength, Nitu lands a gold medal

Nitu Ghangas, the 48 kg Commonwealth Games gold medallist, has two things going for her – speed in the ring and her strength. These qualities left experts impressed. Four years ago, early in his stint as India’s women’s foreign boxing coach Raffaele Bergamasco noticed Nitu was special. He asked the then youth coach Bhaskar Chandra Bhatt to keep him posted about her progress. On Sunday afternoon, after Nitu won the 48 kg final against England’s Demie Jade Resztan, with a unanimous 5:0 decision, the Italian sent a congratulatory WhatsApp message to Nitu. “When I spent time at the national youth camp in Bhopal, Nitu’s skill struck me immediately. Her boxing was very simple yet effective. One thing which impressed me during the camp as well as during the two successive world youth champions...
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CWG silver medallist Sanket Sargar undergoes elbow surgery, sports ministry sanctions Rs 30 lakh for treatment | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Weightlifter Sanket Sargar, who had opened India's medal account at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, on Sunday went under the knife for his elbow injury with the sports ministry sanctioning Rs 30 lakh for the surgery. The 21-year-old had sustained an injury on his right elbow while attempting to lift 139kg in his second clean and jerk attempt on way to his maiden CWG silver in the 55kg category. "He was given immediate medical attention and doctors in UK advised him a surgery. The Indian government decided to bear the cost of the surgery of the young athlete and today sanctioned the entire cost of operation, amounting to 30 lakhs," the ministry said in a release. "The athlete is stable now and recovering in hospital in UK." Sanket had managed a total of 248kg (113kg+135kg) ...
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A grandmother’s love and sacrifice fuelled triple jump gold medalist Edlhose Paul’s dreams

Triple jumper Eldhose Paul’s loyal fan is his octogenarian grandmother. Saramma, in her late 80s, is the one who brought up Eldhose after his mother passed away when he was four years old. Saramma is Eldhose’s life and she dotes on him like only a mother can. The two of them talk every day no matter how busy Eldhose is. He could be at the World Championships, the Commonwealth Games or at the national camp in India. But the communication lines between the grandmother and the grandson have never snapped. Saramma does not measure Eldhose’s happiness in terms of medals. Did he eat well, did he sleep well are almost always her first questions. Eldhose’s gold medal at the Commonwealth Games would not have been possible without the love and care of his grandmother who lives in Ernakulam, Ker...
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CWG 2022: Sensational PV Sindhu enters final | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu stayed on course for an elusive gold medal after progressing to her second successive women's singles final at the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. The 27-year-old Indian rode on her superior technical superiority to outwit Singapore's Yeo Jia Min 21-19 21-17 in a 49-minute contest. A former world champion, Sindhu, who has a silver and a bronze from the 2018 and 2014 editions, was clearly the better player on display as she kept a firm grip on the match. Sindhu seemed a bit restricted in her movement with the achilles of her left leg strapped. The Singaporean played some good-looking shots to make it 8-4 early on but she was callous to allow the Indian draw level. SINDHU INTO THE FINAL!! 🤩PV Sindhu defeated Yeo Jia Min (Singapore) 21-19/2...