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5 days ago
I will continue boxing till my body allows, says CWG gold medallist Mary Kom

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After clinching her maiden Commonwealth Games medal, five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom says she took the Gold Coast Games as a challenge and has urged other athletes to flush out the age factor. Mary, 35, clinched the gold in Light Flyweight (48kg) category in Gold Coast, defeating Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland in the final. I never spoke abo...

6 days ago
After CWG silver, boxer Satish now targets Olympic gold

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Having narrowly lost the Super Heavyweight (+91 kilogram) title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (CWG), Indian boxer Satish Kumar Yadav is now looking forward to winning gold at bigger events like the Asian Games and Olympics. Satish lost by a unanimous 0:5 verdict to Frazer Clarke of England after an extremely hard fought final in which both boxers pushed ...

8 days ago
'Game of Thrones' to receive special BAFTA award

London, April 16 (IANS) Game of Thrones will be given the BAFTA Special Award at this years British Academy Television Craft Awards. Actors Hannah Murray and John Bradley from the hit series will receive the award on behalf of the team, reports variety.com. The accolade is recognition of the boundaries that have been pushed across all areas of production in the making of the fan...

9 days ago
Ireland's tallest tower reopens to public after 47 years

Dublin, April 15 (IANS) Ireland's tallest tower has reopened to the public here after 47 years following a bomb attack whose perpetrator has not been officially identified until now. Hundreds of tourists, both local and foreign, were seen coming in from different corners of the city to visit the O'Connell Tower on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency. Located in north Dublin, th...

10 days ago
Neeraj, Manika, Sanjeev delight: 3 boxing gold, 2 wrestling gold swell India's pride

Gold Coast, April 14 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra and Manika Batra clinched India's first-ever gold medals in men's javelin throw and women's singles table tennis respectively while boxers Vikas Krishan, M.C. Mary Kom and Gaurav Solanki claimed top podium finishes. Golden wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sumit Kumar and shooter Sanjeev Rajput took third-placed India's tally to 59 medals (25 gold, 16 silver, 1...

10 days ago
Gold each for Mary, Vikas, Gaurav; India ends boxing campaign with 9 medals

Gold Coast, April 14 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom (48kg) Vikas Krishan (75kg), Gaurav Solanki (52kg) claimed the gold medals, while Satish Kumar (91kg), Amit Panghal (49kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) settled for silvers on Saturday as India ended the boxing competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) with its highest-ever haul of nine medals. Mary, a five-time world champion, defeated Kristi...

10 days ago
Boxer Solanki wins CWG title, Kaushik gets silver

Gold Coast (Australia), April 14 (IANS) Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki won the gold medal in the men's flyweight (52 kilogram) category at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Solanki won a tough, fast paced, tactical battle by a split 4:1 verdict against the impressive Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final. Meanwhile, India's Manish Kaushik had to be content with...

10 days ago
Boxer Solanki wins CWG title

Gold Coast (Australia), April 14 (IANS) Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki won the gold medal in the men's flyweight (52 kilogram) category at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Solanki won a tough, fast paced, tactical battle by a split 4:1 verdict against the impressive Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final. --IANS ajb/ ...

10 days ago
Mary Kom wins CWG title

Gold Coast (Australia), April 14 (IANS) Star Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom won gold in the women's 48 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday. Mary defeated Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland by a unanimous 5:0 verdict to take the title. --IANS ajb/ ...

11 days ago
CWG: 5 Indians reach finals; Bronze each for Naman, Manoj & Hussamuddin

Gold Coast, April 13 (IANS) Indian boxers Vikas Krishan, Satish Kumar, Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik entered the finals of their respective categories, while Naman Tanwar, Manoj Kumar and Mohammed Hussamuddin got bronze medals after losing in the semi-finals at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. The finals will take place on Saturday, with legandary M.C. ...

11 days ago
Anish, Anjum, Tejaswini swell India's medals tally on Day 9

Gold Coast, April 13 (IANS) Shooter Anish Bhanwala created history by becoming the youngest Indian gold medallist while Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant clinched silver and gold respectively in the women's 50 metre Rifle 3 Positions Final at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday. India are third in the medals tally with 42 medals -- 17 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze. After ...

11 days ago
Boxing: Vikas, Satish in finals; Manoj settles for bronze

Gold Coast, April 13 (IANS) India's boxers Vikas Krishan and Satish Kumar advanced to the finals, while Manoj Kumar lost in the semi-finals at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Vikas defeated Northern Ireland's Steven Donnelly 5:0 by an unanimous verdict in the 75 kg semi-final. The Indian got 29-27, 29-27, 30-26, 29-28, 29-27 from each of the five judges at the end of th...

11 days ago
CWG: Shooter Shreyasi finishes 5th in women's Trap

Gold Coast (Australia), April 13 (IANS) Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh finished fifth in the women's Trap event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Shreyasi scored 19 in the final which featured a total of six shooters. She was eliminated after the competitiors had completed 30 shots each. Laetisha Scanlan of Australia won the title with a new tournament ...

11 days ago
Boxers Amit, Gaurav, Manish enter CWG finals

Gold Coast (Australia), April 13 (IANS) Indian boxers Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik entered the finals of their respective categories at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Amit outclassed Juma Miiro of Uganda by a unanimous 5:0 verdict in the semi-finals of the men's light flyweight (49 kilogram) category. Gaurav overcame a tough fight from Vidana...

11 days ago
Boxers Amit, Gaurav, Manish enter CWG finals

Gold Coast (Australia), April 13 (IANS) Indian boxers Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik entered the finals of their respective categories at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Amit outclassed Juma Miiro of Uganda by a unanimous 5:0 verdict in the semi-finals of the men's light flyweight (49 kilogram) category. Gaurav overcame a tough fight from Vidana...

12 days ago
CWG: Indians shine in singles, doubles events on Day 8

Gold Coast, April 12 (IANS) India's singles and doubles players outscored their respective opponents to advance while the para paddlers and Madhurika Patkar were the only disappointments on the day at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Para paddlers Vaishnavi Sutar and Maitreyee Sarkar failed to qualify to the semi-finals of women's TT6-10 singles as the former managed to win ...

12 days ago
CWG: Indian men's TT pairs enter quarters

Gold Coast (Australia), April 12 (IANS) Indian paddlers continued their dominance at the 21st Commonwealth Games here, with the men's doubles pairs of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty reaching the quarter-finals on Thursday. Sharath and Sathiyan outplayed the Sri Lankan pair of Buwaneka Jayasingha Mudiyanselage and Imesh Ranasingha 3-0 (...

13 days ago
CWG: Satisfactory day for India

Gold Coast, April 11 (IANS) India's campaign in table tennis competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games got off to a good start with singles and team players advancing to the next stage. The disappointments on the day were mixed doubles pairs Harmeet Desai and Pooja Sahasrabudhe as they were ousted here on Wednesday. Indian para paddlers also had the mixed outings as Maitreyee Sarkar thr...

13 days ago
Gaurav, Vikas, Manish in semis, Mary in final; Sarita, Pinki crash out

Gold Coast, April 11 (IANS) Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki, Vikas Krishan Yadav and Manish Kaushik entered the semi-finals while M.C. Mary Kom stormed into the final, even as Sarita Devi and Pinki Rani crashed out of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. Gaurav defeated Charles Keama of Papua New Guinea in a unanimous 5:0 verdict in the quarter-finals of the men's flyweight (52 ki...

13 days ago
CWG: Boxer Manish in 60kg semis

Gold Coast, April 11 (IANS) Boxer Manish Kaushik entered the semi-finals in the men's 60 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. Manish overpowered Calum French of England by a unanimous 5:0 verdict. Manish was seemed solid right from the start but soon, his opponent started counter-attacking. At one stage, the duo threw everything at each other and in...

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