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Historic show by Neeraj Chopra and CWG stars but dope cases shamed nation again in 2022 | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Neeraj Chopra continued to conjure up history-scripting performances, inspiring the likes of Avinash Sable and Murali Sreeshankar in their quest for global success, but the age-old dope menace raised its ugly head again and shamed the nation at the global stage.At least six top Indian athletes were caught for using banned drugs and the run-up to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, as usual, was marred by a series of dope positive cases.The legendary long jumper Anju Bobby George, also senior vice president of Athletics Federation of India, dropped a bombshell, saying that athletes who trained abroad brought back banned drugs for distribution among some of their colleagues.The 24-year-old Chopra, the poster-boy of Indian athletics, continued his exploits after his historic jave...

Epic Thomas Cup win, CWG high make 2022 a year to remember for Indian badminton | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An epic Thomas Cup victory broke the glass ceiling while unprecedented success came at the Commonwealth Games as India took giant steps towards becoming a badminton powerhouse in 2022.In a year of breathless action, PV Sindhu's grit, Lakshya Sen's exuberance and dogged determination of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also resulted in six individual titles on the BWF Tour.Double Olympic medallist Sindhu continued to excel with three titles -- Syed Modi International, Swiss Open Super 350 and Singapore Open Super 500 -- and capped the year with an elusive gold in Birmingham CWG before spending the rest of the season nursing an ankle injury.But it was not just Sindhu's sensational show that defined Indian badminton this year as the men's players produced a series of gu...