In a glittering performance, Indian women made clean sweep at 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal. India won all 7 Gold Medals in women's section. India's Garima Chaudhary won gold in -70 kg. She defeated Farina Khanam of Bangladesh in the final. In -78 kg C. Jina Devi won gold by beating Punam Shrestha. . . . .
The Commonwealth countries have unanimously agreed to take action on cybersecurity by 2020. In a landmark declaration at the end of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, the leaders of 53 countries agreed to work closely to evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity frameworks and response mechanisms.
Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala, aged 15, today created history by becoming the country's youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games. Anish achieved the feat when he stormed his way into the gold medal with a Games record in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre. By. . . . .
Kidambi Srikanth has become the first Indian male badminton player to attain the world number one ranking since Prakash Padukone in the 1980s.Srikanth will go past Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, the current world champion, who has been out of action since retiring from the second round of the Indonesia Masters in. . . . .
Indian wrestler and Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar bagged his third straight Commonwealth Games gold medal after winning the men's Freestyle 74 kg event. The 34-year-old wrestler won the final 10-0, having dominated all previous opponents with scorelines of 11-0, 10-0, and 4-0. Sushil has a silver and a bronze. . . . .
India clinched their first-ever badminton mixed team event gold in Commonwealth Games history after defeating defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final at Gold Coast. India's previous best performance in the mixed team event at CWG was a silver-medal finish in the 2010 edition. Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth. . . . .
India’s weightlifter Punam Yadav won gold in the Women’s 69kg weightlifting category. Yadav lifted a combined total of 222kg (100 snatch and 122 clean and jerk) and defeated England’s Sarah Davies her closest competitor to take her second medal at the Commonwealth Games. Venkat Rahul. . . . .
Nepal became the latest nation to join the One-Day International (ODI) club, securing their 50-overs status for the first time at the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. The Paras Khadka-led team beat Papua New Guinea and then watched the Netherlands defeat Hong Kong to secure Nepal's elevation to the. . . . .
Indian para-athlete Deepa Malik top-scored in the discus throw Asia Ranking 53 category and secured second place in the Asian Games combined category event 51/52/53 on Day Two of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2018 in Dubai. With this, she became the Asian rank one in the F-53 category. With the win, Deepa has also. . . . .
Australia outplayed England 2-1 in the final to lift the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.Australia took the lead in a tightly contested game when Blake Govers drilled a low shot into the bottom corner from a penalty corner. Both sides were using the tournament as preparation for the Commonwealth Games, which. . . . .
The sensational Manu Bhaker, all of 16, shot her way to a second successive gold medal in a mixed team event as India consolidated their position at the top in the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. Partnering Om Prakash Mitharval, the Indian teenager clinched the 10m air pistol mixed team title, a day after she. . . . .
Shahzar Rizvi clinched the gold medal with a world record score in his maiden ISSF World Cup appearance in Guadalajara, Mexico. Rizvi shot a world record 242.3 in the 10-meter air pistol event’s final to beat reigning Olympic champion, Christian Reitz of Germany, to win the top prize. India's shooting star Manu. . . . .
The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra staged a remarkable recovery to pip Pakistan in the final of the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup. This made India draw parity with Pakistan and it all boiled down to the final frame to determine. . . . .
Navjot Kaur clinched India's first gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Kyrgyzstan. She beat Miyu Imai of Japan 9-1 in the final of the 65kg women's category. Bronze medallist at the Rio Olympics, Sakshi Malik won the bronze medal in the 62kg women's category match by beating Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan. . . . .
Russia's ban from the Olympics has reportedly been lifted by the International Olympic Committee. The ban, which initially resulted from the McClaren Report in 2015, which exposed a massive state-run doping operation, prohibited Russia from marching under its own flag and being awarded medals as a country in the 2018 Winter. . . . .
Tennis legend Roger Federer became the most decorated winner in the history of Laureus World Sports Awards after he won twin honours, his sixth, which includes the Sportsman and Comeback titles at the 18th edition of the prestigious awards ceremony in Monaco. American tennis great Serena Williams won the Sportswoman of. . . . .
Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani released "India 2018" and "Bharat 2018". The books are published by the Publications Division. An annual government publication on its policies and development programmes, they are available in both print and online versions. India 2018- Bharat 2018 in. . . . .
Aruna Budda Reddy has created history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne, Australia. Aruna bagged a bronze in the Women’s Vault. Aruna, who hails from Hyderabad, scored 13.649 average points to finish third and claim the. . . . .
Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap overcame Malaysia's June Wei Cheam in straight games in the men's singles final to clinch the Austrian Open International Challenge, his first international title in over three years. The Indian looked in good touch throughout the tournament as. . . . .
India captain Virat Kohli created history when he became the first Indian batsman to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs, and second in the world after South Africas AB de Villiers, confirmed the latest ICC ODI player rankings released. Kohli thus moved ahead of Brian Lara in the all-timers list, having. . . . .