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Vijender Singh punches past viral fever to dominate World Championship opener
Press Trust of India

Vijender Singh punches past viral fever to dominate World Championship opener

Vijender out-punched his rival 3-0 to make the last 32 to round off a third successive winning day for India. The individual scoreline read 30-27 30-26 30-26.

Top-5 is a real possibility in near future, feels Parupalli Kashyap
Press Trust of India

Top-5 is a real possibility in near future, feels Parupalli Kashyap

Kashyap is in the capital for the 35th PSPB Inter-Unit Badminton tournament, though his participation remains in doubt due to the injury.

We practiced even after we won medals, say Amit Kumar and Bajrang
NDTVSports

We practiced even after we won medals, say Amit Kumar and Bajrang

The duo who spoke to NDTV in an exclusive interview after their return from Budapest said that instead of going out and exploring the European nation, the wrestlers chose to train once again with the likes of Sushil Kumar & Yogeshwar Dutt who were travelling with the team.

Indian men earn maiden berth in wrestling World Cup
Press Trust of India

Indian men earn maiden berth in wrestling World Cup

India finished the tournament in the men's freestyle category with 23 points, which has catapulted the country to sixth in rankings behind Iran, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and USA.

Wrestler Geeta Phogat aims for a better show in world championships
Press Trust of India

Wrestler Geeta Phogat aims for a better show in world championships

The 24-year-old Geeta is a little worried as senior wrestlers have not participated in any competition since sweeping changes were made in the bout rules by FILA, which is fighting for the re-entry of the sport in the Olympic movement.

Medals in hand, Ashton and Theisen Eaton can concentrate on honeymoon now
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Medals in hand, Ashton and Theisen Eaton can concentrate on honeymoon now

The couple - both accomplished athletes - did not see Russia as a perfect honeymoon destination. The Moscow world championship medalists can now devote their time to planning a much awaited and well deserved romantic getaway.

Mo Farah: Double whammy at world championship puts Briton among the greatest distance runners
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Mo Farah: Double whammy at world championship puts Briton among the greatest distance runners

The Somalia-born 30-year-old went down in the history books as just the second man to win the 5000 and 10,000m races at the Olympics and the world championships.

Twists and turns of World Championships ends with Bolts third gold
Christopher Clarey, The New York Times

Twists and turns of World Championships ends with Bolt's third gold

The event had its share of ups and downs taking it through a course of long, winding rollercoasters. In the end though, Usain Bolt stamped his class with three medals to take back home.

Usain Bolt and team-mates tested at training camp
Agence France-Presse

Usain Bolt and team-mates tested at training camp

Team officials confirmed that agents from the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) arrived at the camp in Moscow, where all of the athletes had blood taken in the sweeping operation.

I will give my best at World Championships, says Saina Nehwal
Indo-Asian News Service

I will give my best at World Championships, says Saina Nehwal

The Championships haven't really been Saina's favourite tourney -- she lost in the women's singles quarterfinals of the last three editions to Chinese opponents. India till date have won only two medals in this event

Yogeshwar Dutt disappointed to miss World Championships due to injury
Press Trust of India

Yogeshwar Dutt disappointed to miss World Championships due to injury

The World Championships will be held in Budapest, Hungary from September 16. Yogeshwar had got the same knee operated in 2009.

India have prepared well for World Championships, says badminton coach Pullela Gopichand
Indo-Asian News Service

India have prepared well for World Championships, says badminton coach Pullela Gopichand

India's recent performances in doubles have noticeably gone down while in the singles events it has been on the rise with eight shuttlers in the top 50 of the men's singles rankings.

Saina Nehwal has good chance in World Championships: Gopichand
Indo-Asian News Service

Saina Nehwal has good chance in World Championships: Gopichand

Saina has been seeded No.3 in women's singles for the upcoming World Championships to be held between Aug 5-11 in Guangzhou, China.

Heartbreak for long jumper Prem Kumar, wind-assisted 8.12 metres will not count
Press Trust of India

Heartbreak for long jumper Prem Kumar, wind-assisted 8.12 metres will not count

A strong tail wind (3.1 m/s) prevented Prem Kumar's jump being listed as a new national record and a chance to figure in the Indian team for the August 10-18 World Championships in Moscow.

Shiva Thapa targets World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan
Press Trust of India

Shiva Thapa targets World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan

Besides Shiva's (56kg) gold, L Devendro Singh (49kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) fetched silver medals while Manoj Kumar (64kg) settled for a bronze as the team finished joint second in the overall standings.

Working on defence, adding variation to my game, says Parupalli Kashyap
Press Trust of India

Working on defence, adding variation to my game, says Parupalli Kashyap

It's been six months since he won any major title but an optimistic Parupalli Kashyap is not losing his sleep over his slump in form and is determined to bounce back with a strong showing in the World Championships next month.

Swimmer Virdhawal Khade preparing for World Championships
Press Trust of India

Swimmer Virdhawal Khade preparing for World Championships

Virdhawal Khade is the national record holder in all freestyle sprints from 50m to 400m as well as in the 50m butterfly stroke in which he scooped up a bronze in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.

Yohan Blake targets three World Athletics golds
Indo-Asian News Service

Yohan Blake targets three World Athletics golds

Blake capitalised on a Usain Bolt disqualification in the final of the 100m at the last instalment of the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, winning the gold medal ahead of Walter Dix of the US and veteran Kittitian Kim Collins.

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