cwg 2022: I wanted to win this gold: PV Sindhu

cwg 2022: I wanted to win this gold: PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu came close at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games but had to settle for silver. Going into the 2022 CWG, he was the heavy favorite after winning the Singapore Super Series in July. But then being cute is one thing, living up to the label and delivering is another. He did. More importantly, he won even though he wasn’t at his best. This is the mark of a true champion. This is what he was able to achieve in Birmingham to his satisfaction. Speaking to ET after winning…

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Commonwealth Games: CWG: Sharath-Sathiyan again lose to familiar foes, settle for silver

Commonwealth Games: CWG: Sharath-Sathiyan again lose to familiar foes, settle for silver

The experienced Indian pair of Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan, comprising familiar foes Paul Drinkhall and England’s Liam Pitchford, won the men’s doubles final at the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. The Indian duo had to settle for silver for the second time in a row, after losing to the British team 11-8, 8-11, 3-11, 11-7, 4-11. It was a repeat of the 2018 final in Gold Coast and it was the same result that disappointed the Indians. The Indian contingent gets tons of support from the crowd here, but…

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lovlina: Lovlina Borgohai’s labor lost: An interesting case of an Indian sports battle

lovlina: Lovlina Borgohai's labor lost: An interesting case of an Indian sports battle

It seemed almost inevitable. Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain crashed out in the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Thursday, losing to Wales’ Rosie Eccles in a split decision. It all started with an impassioned social media post where her coach, Sandhya Gurung, was not at the Games Village and couldn’t focus on her training as her other coach was sent home to India. Given his status as a star athlete and his bona fide medal hopes, the powers that be in the sports ministry have favored a revision…

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Chocolate and the complexities of CSR

Chocolate and the complexities of CSR

Before artisanal chocolate became readily available in India, dark chocolate lovers usually had only one option: Cadbury’s Bournville, a denser-tasting alternative to milk chocolate. But Bournville is not just a brand. This is the same location as seen by spectators of the Commonwealth Games marathon as runners run through Bournville, now part of Birmingham. It was built by Cadbury’s as a model village for its employees and is named after a local river .

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Commonwealth Games: Howling clock leaves India bewildered, angry; Sorry FIH

Commonwealth Games: Howling clock leaves India bewildered, angry;  Sorry FIH

Birmingham: A horrendous blunder by the officials denied the Indian women’s hockey team a huge opportunity. It was an opportunity to put the mighty Aussies under the pump and enter the CWG final, but the officials’ cynicism denied a feisty Indian team that gave everything to push the most feared side in world hockey. The Australians were feeling hot for the first time in the tournament. For India, Rosie Malone could not have had a better start in the first attempt. India Savita Punia was excellent in blocking the arm…

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Jeremy Lalrinnunga: CWG 2022: Mizoram teenager Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins India’s record second gold medal of the Games

India’s 19-year-old weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga on Sunday added a second yellow metal to India’s tally by winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. The 2018 Youth Olympic champion won the men’s 67kg weight class with a lift of 300kg (140kg+160kg), ahead of Samoa’s Vaipava Nevo Ioane who lifted a total of 293kg (127kg + 166kg). Nigeria’s Edidiong Joseph Umoafia won a bronze medal with a result of 290 kg (130 kg+160 kg). In addition, he broke two Games records on his way to a sensational gold medal today. Aizwal’s…

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‘Great start for India’, PM Modi congratulates weightlifter Sanket Sargar for winning silver at CWG 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated weightlifter Sanket Sargar for winning silver medal in men’s 55 kg category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022. Sargar opened his Commonwealth Games account for India by winning a Silver medal in the final with a lift of 248 kg. “Exceptional effort by Sanket Sargar! His prestigious Silver is a great start for India at the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations and best wishes for all future endeavours,” PM Modi tweeted. Sargar finished as the leader in the deadlift category with 113 kg weight, and…

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Mirabai Chanu’s success inspires Indians: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and said her success has inspired several Indians, especially budding athletes. Chanu (49kg) went on a record-breaking spree, claiming four of them in a powerful performance to claim India’s first gold medal of the Games here on Saturday. “Exceptional @mirabai_chanu makes India proud once again! Every Indian is happy to win Gold and set a New Commonwealth record at Birmingham Games. Her success inspires several Indians, especially budding athletes,” Modi…

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Commonwealth Games: Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony

The region’s rich musical heritage and inclusiveness were at the heart of Birmingham’s 22nd Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, as a joyous evening provided an extraordinary cornucopia of colour, light and dance. Drummer Abraham Paddy Tet kicked things off at a packed Alexander Stadium, and then Indian classical singer-composer Ranjana Ghatak took the lead in a segment meant to showcase the city’s diversity. put It was refreshing The Games are the first multi-discipline event to be held without major COVID-19 restrictions since the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, around 70 red,…

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