All stories by Aruneel Sadadekar
'Dangal will add to the momentum of women's wrestling'Rediff.com23 Dec 2016
'Sakshi's medal will do to women's wrestling what Sushil's 2008 Olympic medal did to wrestling in general.' 'It will make more and more families put their daughters into wrestling.' 'More and more young girls will fall in love with the sport and demand that they be taken to akhadas.'
Best Diwali gift ever: Hardik Pandya's dadRediff.com2 Nov 2016
'When Hardik was dropped from the Zimbabwe tour, coach Sanjay Bangar called, telling him to work hard and not lose focus.' 'This really motivated Hardik to do better and he emerged one of the star performers during India A's tour of Australia.'
'Kohli's captaincy can help us win abroad'Rediff.com19 Oct 2016
Cricket legend Ajit Wadekar reflects on cricket's journey.
'This celebrity status is only because of my medal'Rediff.com21 Sep 2016
The Rio Olympics bronze medalist shared the stage with Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha during the Whisper 'Like a Girl' campaign. When asked about the recent trend of making biopics on sportsmen, Sonakshi said that she will be thrilled to star as Sakshi if at all a movie was made based on the wrestler's life.
'People who taunted me now want to click selfies with me'Rediff.com7 Sep 2016
'People taunted me, saying 'You are a woman, why are you wrestling?'
'With that score I would have won a bronze at the Rio Olympics'Rediff.com6 Sep 2016
18-year old Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra had recently scripted history by becoming the first Indian athlete to become a world champion at any level when he won a gold medal at the U-20 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on July 23. His 86.48m effort brought India's first World record and the country's first-ever gold in any World athletics championships. An attempt at a wild card entry into 2016 Rio Olympics didn't materialize and Chopra will now be one of India's top medal hopes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
I don't think my silver will be upgraded to gold: YogeshwarRediff.com2 Sep 2016
Speaking exclusively to Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com, the Haryana-based wrestler shed light on the latest reports of Asgarov testing positive and Sakshi Malik's bronze medal feat at the Rio Olympics.
'Sindhu has the surprise factor'Rediff.com17 Aug 2016
'The Chinese will be gunning for revenge now after Sindhu's victory.'
Narsingh has left for Rio: WFI PresidentRediff.com10 Aug 2016
'WADA had never intervened in Narsingh's matter and no clearance is required.'
Why India can still hope for medals in RioRediff.com9 Aug 2016
>There's still hope and plenty to play for, says Rediff.com's Aruneel Sadadekar.
'Narsingh will go to Rio and return with gold'Rediff.com3 Aug 2016
'We have ensured that whatever he eats or drinks comes in a packaged form and is thoroughly checked.'
Hockey India chief slams IOA on 'unfurnished apartments' in RioRediff.com2 Aug 2016
Hockey India President Narinder Batra has launched a scathing attack at India's Chef de Mission Rajeev Mehta and the other members of Indian Olympics Association, who are in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. In response to the letter sent by hockey coach Roelant Oltmans to IOA complaining about the lack of basic facilities in the Games Village, Batra shared a picture in which players are made to live in 'unfurnished' apartments. Batra shared this image on social media targeting Mehta and the IOA.
Sushil and coach make dramatic u-turn on NarsinghRediff.com1 Aug 2016
Ace wrestler Sushil Kumar's coach Satpal Singh made a complete U-turn on his stance against Narsingh Yadav after the latter was cleared of dope charges by WADA on Monday. Senior coach Satpal, who had launched a stinging attack on Narsingh after he had tested positive for banned substances, said that he is extremely happy for the wrestler and is expecting a gold medal from him.
Exclusive! Narsingh Yadav speaks out!Rediff.com25 Jul 2016
'My roommate and training partner Sandeep (Yadav) has also tested positive, which has confirmed my suspicion.' 'Should I train or keep a tab of my water bottle?' 'Just tell me, who is going to benefit from this?'
'Narsingh has brought shame to India and wrestling,' says Sushil's coachRediff.com25 Jul 2016
With Narsingh's participation in serious doubt, Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com spoke exclusively to Sushil Kumar's coach Satpal Singh.
'Since my engagement, questions are being raised about my focus'Rediff.com12 Jul 2016
Dropped from India's women's hockey squad for the Olympics, skipper Ritu Rani reveals her side of the story to Rediff.com's Aruneel Sadadekar.
Cristiano Ronaldo's five records in Euro historyRediff.com11 Jul 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo is a colossal figure in club football having completed a hat-trick of Champions League (1 Manchester United, 2 Real Madrid) victories. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner, Ronaldo has won several league titles. But the Portuguese magician tasted success for the first time with the national team as Portugal defeated hosts France to lift the 2016 Euro title.
Euro: Griezmann extends lead over Ronaldo for Golden BootRediff.com8 Jul 2016
Following his heroics against world champions Germany in the semifinal at Marseille, France forward Antoine Griezmann has emerged as a clear favourite to bag the Golden Boot award at the 2016 European Championship. Griezmann fired a brace past Germany to take his tournament tally to an astounding six goals. Such has been his dominance that the French magician leads Portugal hero Cristiano Ronaldo (3 goals) by a double margin in the tournament's goal's tally.
'Will change my bronze in London to gold at Rio'Rediff.com30 Jun 2016
'It is important to keep new tricks in your bag to win at the biggest event of world sports.'
Euro 2016: 5 disappointments of group stageRediff.com24 Jun 2016
Euro 2016's round of 16 gets under way on Saturday after the completion of the group stages. With shocks aplenty, we saw some major upsets and heartbreaks in the preliminary round. Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com takes a look at the top five disappointments of Euro 2016 so far...