Mirabai Chanu

India’s Mirabai Chanu wins gold at World Weightlifting Championships

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has once again made India proud by winning gold at World Weightlifting Championship, held in Anaheim, USA. Chanu has created a new world record of 194kg - 85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk - to lift gold at the World Weightlifting Championships.

With this win, she has become the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win gold. For the same event, Thailand's Sukcharoen Thunya won the silver medal with a total lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris bagged bronze with 182kg.

India Win ODI Series

India win ODI series against Australia

India have clinched the ongoing five-match ODI series against Australia by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead. India beat the visitors by 5 wickets in the third ODI at Indore on Sunday. Chasing 294 for a win, India overhauled the target with 13 balls to spare in front of a packed Holkar stadium at Indore. Openers Rohit Sharma made 71 and Ajikya Rahane contributed 70 to set the platform for the win with their 131-run partnership while Hardik Pandya steered the side to victory with his crucial 78 run knock off 72 balls. 

Earlier, Australian opener Aaron Finch's 124 run innings helped the visitors to score 293 for six in stipulated 50 overs. India had won the first and second encounters played at Chennai and Kolkata by convincing margins.

Korea Open Campaign

PV Sindhu will meet to Nozomi Okuhara in Korea Open Super Series

Fresh from her victory at the Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to continue her rich vein of form when she heads into the Japan Open, which gets underway here later today.

Sindhu, who is seeded fourth in the tournament, will have to be at her menacing best to get through world No. 19 Minatsu Mitani in the opening round of the women's singles event.

Jhulan Goswami

Virat Kohli is phenomenal and the best cricketer in the world, says Jhulan Goswami

India women's cricket stars Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy backed Team India to beat Australia in the limited-overs series starting on September 17. India's women's World Cup star Jhulan Goswami backed Virat Kohli to shine in the coming times and said that he is the best cricketer in the world.

Goswami, who is the currently the leading wicket taker in one-day international cricket with 195 scalps to her name, said that the Team India captain is phenominal and lauded him for leading from the front. "He is a phenomenal cricketer. He is the best cricketer in the world. The way he is playing and leading from the front is fantastic," said the all-rounder in India Today's Mind Rocks Delhi event.

Korea Open Campaign

Indian shuttlers to begin their Korea Open campaign today

In Badminton, PV Sindhu is among the 14 Indian shuttlers who will begin their campaigns at the Korea Open Superseries tournament in Seoul today. In the absence of Saina Nehwal, Sindhu is the only Indian in the Women's Singles and is seeded 5th. She will play her opening round match against Ngan Yi Cheung of Hong Kong. 

The Rio Olympics and World Championships Silver medalist, who will be eying her second career Superseries title, has never lost against Cheung in the four matches they have played, so far.

B. Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap, Sourabh Verma and Sameer Verma will be seen in action in the Men's Singles first round. Kidambi Srikanth is not taking part in the tournament. Indian shuttlers will also figure in the Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles categories.