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featuresports4 months ago

How India’s second Covid-19 wave is playing spoilsport ahead of 2021 Tokyo Olympics

More than 90 athletes across 11 disciplines have made the cut to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but many are still waiting in the fringes. However, with the cancellation of events and travel restrictions still in place owing to the pandemic, the athletes are experiencing mayhem ahead of the mega-event.
sounak mullick
newssportsa year ago

Kidambi Srikanth and Neeraj Chopra deserve the Khel Ratna award more than me, claims Sharath Kamal

Table Tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal feels that Badminton star Kidambi Srikanth and Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra deserve the Khel Ratna more than him, even though the former did not contest for the award this year. The paddler is the current world no. 31, the highest-ranked Indian player.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports2 years ago

Khelo India scheme will produce Olympic medallists in the future, says Kidambi Srikanth

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kidambi Srikanth believes that the Khelo India scheme will produce Olympic medallists in the future. Athletes who perform well at the Khelo India Games are inducted into the Khelo India scheme, which helps them with equipment and first-class infrastructure.
Press Release
newssports3 years ago

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and other para-athletes included in TOPS programme

PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were among the two high-profile names to be drafted into the sports ministry’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme programme. A total number of 26 athletes were selected from badminton, cycling, para-athletics, and para-shooting to be included in the TOPS initiative.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports3 years ago

The Good, Bad and the Ugly ft. Indian Hockey team's brilliance and IOA-AIFF catfight

The week gone by was dominated by India’s tour to England and obviously, the extravaganza of FIFA World Cup. However, there were some significant stories from the world of sports that kept on giving us enough things to discuss over a cup of chai, and that covers this edition of SportsCafe's GBU.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports3 years ago

CWG 2018 | Twitter reacts to India's successful journey at Gold Coast Games

It was an exhilarating 10 days of some absolutely outstanding performances by the Indian athletes at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as India ended the tourney at the third position. Starting from the Prime Minister to general public took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian medal winners.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports3 years ago

Kidambi Srikanth, Somdev Devvarman receive Padma Shri awards

Kidambi Srikanth and Somdev Devvarman have received Padma Shri - the country’s fourth-highest civilian award - from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday. MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani, and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were also conferred with Padma Bhushan.
SportsCafe Desk
reportsports5 years ago

Rio 2016 | Sakshi Malik wins India's first medal; Kidambi Srikanth goes down fighting on Day 12

Finally, the wait is over! Sakshi Malik defeated Aysuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan to win the bronze in women's freestyle 58kg wrestling event, and secured India first medal at the Rio Olympics. Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth lost his quarter-final match to Lin Dan of China in a tight three-setter.
SportsCafe Desk
reportsports5 years ago

Rio 2016 | Srikanth, Sindhu enter badminton quarters while boxer Vikas Krishan loses on Day 10

Badminton stars Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu upset higher-ranked rivals to enter the quarterfinal of their respective events on Day 10. However, boxer Vikas Krishan lost his quarterfinal bout even as India's track & field athletes failed to mark a mark in their events.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports5 years ago

PM Narendra Modi meets members of Indian Olympic contingent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met the members of the Indian Olympic contingent for the Rio Olympics. The Prime Minister also interacted individually with the sportspersons and wished them luck for the event, which is scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Arun S Kaimal