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Action Packed Week ahead for Indian Sports Fans with Exciting events lined up.

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Indian sports enthusiasts have an exciting week ahead as a multitude of thrilling sports events are set to unfold.From the fervor of Athletics to the finesse of Badminton,this week promises a spectacle of athletic prowess and nail-biting action. Let’s dive into the excitement and explore the lineup of events that will keep Indian sports fans on the edge of their seats this week.

ATHLETICS:

DOHA DIAMOND LEAGUE: Doha will return for the 3rd Diamond League edition of the season.And with Neeraj Chopra and Kishore KumarJena in the startlist,this event is certainly one of the most anticipated one of the month for Indian Sports fans. Olympic & World Champion Neeraj Chopra,India’s Golden Boy and Rising star Kishore Jena, both will hope to start their season well in Doha amidst a strong field comprising of the likes of Jakub Vadlejch, Anderson peters ,Julien weber & Oliver Helander. Doha is known for big throws, and fans can look forward to some big throws this time around as well.

Date & Time: 10 May, 10:12 Pm IST

FEDERATION CUP: The Federation Cup is one of the biggest Domestic Athletics Championships of the year which sees many of the big names competing every year. This year is no exception as the lineup for the event is stacked.The presence of Neeraj Chopra & Kishore Jena’s names in the entry list has created a lot of buzz. Whether they choose to participate in the meet is what remains to be seen. Star Indian athletes such as Tejinderpal Toor,shaili singh, Nayana James, Praveen Chithravel,Abdulla Aboobacker & Top indian Quarter Milers have their names in the entry list, which certainly raises excitement among the fans.

Date: 12-15 May, Odisha

SHOOTING:

RIFLE/PISTOL OLYMPIC TRIALS: Stage 2 of the NRAI Rifle/Pistol Olympic Trials starts from 11 May in Bhopal. Shooters will compete in the final 2 Series of trials(OST T3 & OST T4) inorder to try and book their spots in the National squad for the Paris Olympics.The Stage 1 trials saw some pretty big results & turnarounds with some of the top contenders underperforming, and relatively unknown names making their mark. Stage 2 is crucial with very little margin for errors & all the Shooters will have to be at the top of their game. One bad qualification score and their Olympic dreams could possibly be over.

Date:11-19 May, Bhopal

WRESTLING:

WORLD OLYMPIC QUALIFIER: The World Olympic Qualifiers will take place in Istanbul,Turkey from 9-12 May. Fourteen Indian Grapplers will fight it out in 3 Disciplines to try an secure Olympic Quotas for the Country.This event offers 3 Olympic Quotas in each category.¬† Indian Wrestlers have till now have managed to win only 4 quotas,all in the Women’s Freestyle disciplines. Surprisingly The men’s Freestyle wrestlers haven’t yet opened their account,running into some bad performances coupled with poor luck at the Asian Qualifiers last month. Indian hopes yet again will be on Aman Sehrawat(Men’s 57kg Freestyle), Deepak Punia(Men’s 86 kg Freestyle) & Nisha Dahiya(Women’s 68 kg Freestyle). Freestyle wrestling will be the biggest hope with no hopes from Greco Roman as usual. Since this event provides 3 quotas, 2 quotas will go to the finalists and there will be repechage rounds for deciding the 3rd quota,which is a big relief for wrestlers who might face tough opponents earlier in the opening rounds.

Date:9-12 May

BADMINTON:

THAILAND OPEN S500: Badminton world tour events will resume after a month long gap with Continental Championships and the prestigious Thomas & Uber cups held in between.
Satwik/Chirag ,HS Prannoy,Kiran George, Ashwini/Tanisha will be the top indian Shuttlers in action this week along with a bunch of other Young athletes. With Olympic Qualification period over, the shuttlers can now focus on fine tuning their performances without having to worry about the Qualification process any more.

Date:14-19 May

SQUASH

PSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024: This edition of the Squash world championships is being held in Cairo,Egypt. Not much action in it for India with Ramit Tandon being the sole indian in contention. He will face Faraz Khan of USA in the Round of 64.

Date: 9-18 May

GYMNASTICS:

ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Men’s artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships is scheduled to be held in Tashkent,Uzbekistan from 16 May.This is an Olympic Qualifying event with 1 Quota on offer in the All Around Discipline. Not much hopes for india in the men’s though Dipa Karmakar will be in contention for the Quota in the Women’s Asian Championships which¬† starts from 24 May.

Date: 16-19 May

FENCING

After a disappointing outing at the Asian Olympic Qualifier where none of the indian fencers managed to qualify for Paris,Top Indian fencers will gear up to participate in a series of World Cups scheduled to be held between 17-19 May.
List of Indian participants:
Fencing Womens Epee World Cup,Sharjah: Raksha Shetty, Ena Arora
Fencing Womens Sabre World Cup,Bulgaria:Bhavani Devi
Fencing Mens Sabre World Cup,Madrid:Karan Singh

Date:17-19 May

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