The Indian men's hockey team dethroned 2018 gold medallist Japan in the men's hockey event on Friday and qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024 by claiming their fourth gold medal in the Asian Games. The Indian team continued to do wonders since the arrival of head coach Craig Fulton as they remained unbeaten throughout the event and defeated Japan by 5-1 in the 19th Asian Games. Both teams kicked off the final on equal preceedings as Japan and India looked to breach each other's defence and break the stalemate. Skipper Harmanpreet Singh looking to showcase his prowess in the penalty corner failed to get past the keeper in the 15th minute.The first quarter ended goalless. India drew the first blood in the second quarter with Manpreet scoring a goal with a reverse hit in the 25th minute of the game Former Indian Hockey player Ashok Kumar said that it is a proud moment that India won a gold medal in Hockey at the Asian Games 2023. He said, “Indian Hockey has created its dominance in Asian Games by winning a medal...It is a huge victory for Indian Hockey...It is a proud moment for all of us...I want to congratulate the team on this win.”
Join us as we catch up with Neeraj Chopra at the Athletes Village during the Asian Games 2023! The Olympic gold medalist shares his insights on the importance of consistency in international sports, setting an example for Indian athletes, converting training into success, and the thrill of performing on the grandest international stages. Don't miss out on Neeraj's valuable perspectives for aspiring athletes and sports enthusiasts!
India's Javelin Ace Neeraj Chopra talked to the media ahead of his finals in the Asian Games 2023, happening in Hangzhou, China. He said, "I am feeling good. There is a positive atmosphere here. Last time I won the gold medal in the Asian Games. This time too I am participating. My final is on 4th (October)". In the last edition of Asian Games, India had won 20 medals in Athletics and this time India hopes to surpass that.
In the Asian Games, the Indian team of Anush Agarwalla, Hriday Vipul, Divyakriti, and Sudipti Hajela on September 26 created history by clinching a historic gold medal after registering a huge score of 209.205 in the Team Dressage in the ongoing 19th Asian Games. This is India's first-ever gold in this event at the Asian Games and their first gold medal in Equestrian after 41 years. After a competition that has lasted for nearly 10 hours, with a host of athletes participating from all across Asia, it is the Indian Quartet of Agarwalla, Chheda, Divyakriti and Hajela who deliver when it matters the most.
Neeraj Chopra created history on Aug 28 as he bagged gold at the World Athletics Championships in Hungary's Budapest. With this, Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships. Celebrations started in the Olympic champion’s village in Haryana’s Panipat soon his historic achievement. Neeraj recorded his best javelin throw of 88.17 m in his 2nd attempt and managed to keep his lead intact till the very end. Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, the Commonwealth Games Champion, bagged a silver medal with a throw of 87.82 m.
Speaking to media after winning the silver at the Chess World Cup in Baku, R Praggnanandhaa shed light on his thrilling final with World No. 1 and eventual winner Magnus Carlsen. “...Today, it didn’t go my way but it’s normal in sports...He (Magnus Carlsen) is the best player in the world and I still have to improve my Chess to be the best. That’s what I am going towards, I think I need to work on it...I think we both are extremely tired, it has been a month-long event and we both were out of energy but we were trying to get ourselves together and play and he managed to play better than me today.”
After Indian Chess Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa created history by advancing to the final of the FIDE World Cup, his coach RB Ramesh expressed his immense pride in Praggnanandhaa’s exceptional performance in the global tournament and said that he is optimistic about Praggnanandhaa’s chances in view of the openings strategies discussed.Praggnanandhaa defeated World No. 3 Fabiano Caruana to reach the final of the FIDE World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan on August 21. The Indian prodigy managed to beat the American player 3.5-2.5 after tiebreaks.“I am extremely proud that he has been doing phenomenally well in this World Cup and he qualified for the World Cup final. And what I hear is he is the youngest to do so. And also he is the only Indian to qualify for the final,” coach Ramesh told ANI. Praggnanandhaa’s coach is optimistic that the Indian Grandmaster will win the title. “I am very optimistic about Prags chances. He needs to get a good night’s sleep today, definitely, that will be very crucial. He is already feeling really good about himself, he knows that he is playing well, so there is not much to give advice to him. But, we just briefly discuss his opening strategies,” RB Ramesh said.Praggnanandhaa will face World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen for the title clash on Tuesday.
Ace Indian athlete Dutee Chand, the current national 100 m record holder, has received a four-year ban from the National Anti-Doping Agency for failing an out-of-competition doping test for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) in December last year. Reacting to it, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand on August 19 appealed the state government, Central Government and NADA to spare her this time. She further added that she has given several doping tests earlier where she was never detected positive.
Sania Mirza talks about her retirement and how injuries are one of the major ones. SHe also spoke about spending more time with her son. She said if Dhoni and Sachin can retire? Sania can as well and how new generation needs to be given a chance as well!
World Champion Nikhat Zareen returned to Hyderabad on April 01 after her recent win in Women's World Boxing Championships. Zareen received a warm welcome from her fans. Zareen created history to become the first Indian boxer after Mary Kom to win 2 golds at World Championships
01 April,2023 08:48 PM IST
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