Bajrang Punia will compete in international meets, including UWW Ranking events, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as well as the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.
Neeraj Chopra, who clinched the historic gold with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt at the Tokyo Olympics, has been eyeing the coveted 90m for quite some time now. His personal best is 88.07m.
Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian male shuttler to win a silver medal at the BWF World Championships on Sunday when he lost against Loh Kean Yew in the final. Another Indian Lakshya Sen claimed bronze.
The relay will start with Delhi on January 12, followed by Ahmedabad (January 13), Bengaluru (January 14) and Odisha (January 15).
The 20-year-old Lakshya Sen lost to compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the semifinal on Saturday to settle for a bronze medal. Sen won the first game against Srikanth before losing the momentum in the final two games.
Purnima Pandey created eight national records enroute to her women’s +87kg gold medal. She also became the fourth Indian to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games from this competition.
Ajay Singh becomes the third Indian to qualify for the 2022 CWG from the Tashkent event. Earlier, Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg) and Achinta Sheuli (73kg) won gold medals in Commonwealth Championships.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga booked his spot at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a men's 67kg gold in the Commonwealth Championships on Friday. He is also a 2018 Youth Olympics champion.
The decision comes as a major setback for the ICC who had already started working for cricket's inclusion at the Los Angeles Olympics. Cricket's only appearance at the Olympics was during the 1990 edition in Paris.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga lifted a total of 305kg (141kg+164kg) in the men’s 67kg event. He also created NR in the snatch event but was unable to do the same in the clean and jerk. Sheuli won gold in the men's 73kg category.
Hockey India had earlier decided to withdraw its teams from the 2022 CWG, citing COVID-19 related concerns and short turnaround time between Birmingham Games and Hangzhou Asian Games, a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics javelin champion Neeraj Chopra was initially supposed to base in Potchefstroom along with the javelin throwers, but the plan was scrapped due to the new COVID-19 strain Omicron in South Africa.
Women's cricket, in its T20 format, is making its Commonwealth Games debut at Birmingham 2022.
Hockey India decided not to send teams at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games citing COVID. The government says it was not consulted.
Hockey India President Gyanandro Ningombam communicated the federation's decision to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra.
Neeraj, who clinched the historic gold with a throw of 87.58m at the Tokyo Olympics, was on his maiden trip to Kolkata.
Hockey teams will miss CWG in order to hit peak form during the Asian Games which are qualifiers for 2024 Paris Olympics
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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