Thursday, August 05, 2021

Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya secures quarterfinal spot in 57kg category

Tokyo: Indian grappler Ravi Kumar Dahiya won his opening-round bout by technical superiority against Colombia's Oscar Tigreros to secure a quarterfinal spot in the 57kg quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra tops qualification with 86.65m effort 

TOKYO: Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra raised India's hopes of a track and field medal when he qualified for the final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday, sealing a top place from his group, and finishing ahead of Germany's Johannes Vetter, who is the favourite for gold at the quadrennial showpiece.

Olympics: Wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia secure semifinal berths

Tokyo: Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) enjoyed fruitful outings at the Tokyo Olympic Games as they secured semifinal berths in their respective weight categories at the Makuhari Messe on Wednesday.

Indian team better prepared, well rested on this tour: Kohli 

Nottingham:The Indian cricket team is better prepared this time as compared to previous tours since the one-and-a-half month rest between the World Test Championship final in June and the five-Test series beginning Wednesday has provided time for acclimatisation to the changing weather patterns in England, said skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches theme song for Indian Paralympic contingent

NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched the theme song "Kar De Kamaal Tu" -- composed and sung by a 'divyang' (specially-abled) cricketer Sanjeev Singh from Lucknow for the Indian Paralympic contingent for the Tokyo Games -- at a ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Paralympics: Swimmer Mukundan granted bi-partite quota

NEW DELHI: In a boost to the Paralympic-bound Indian contingent, para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan was on Tuesday granted a bi-partite quota by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Sindhu accorded warm welcome on arrival in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu, who won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympic Games, arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday and was accorded a roaring welcome.

Olympics hockey: Indian women make historic entry into semifinals

LONDON:Taking inspiration from the men's team that got into the medal rounds after a gap of four decades, Indian women's hockey scripted a historic moment of their own by making their maiden entry into the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday.

Olympics: Dutee clocks 23.85 sec, finishes 38th out of 41 athletes in 200m

TOKYO:India's top woman sprinter Dutee Chand failed to advance in 200 metres, finishing last in her heat at the Tokyo Olympics, clocking 23.85 seconds to ends seventh. Her personal best in 200m is 23.00 seconds, set at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

Punjab Sports minister congratulates Indian Hockey team

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, on Sunday, congratulated Indian hockey team for reaching semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics, saying that we are inching closer to win a gold medal.

"Your final throw will be world record", Rana Sodhi congratulates Olympics finalist Kamalpreet Kaur

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, on Saturday, spoke with the Olympics finalist and National Record holder discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur on phone. Kamalpreet Kaur finished second in the Olympics with a throw of 64 meters and qualified for the final of Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics hockey: India women's team makes maiden entry into quarterfinals

Tokyo:The Indian women's hockey team made a historic entry into the quarterfinals, finishing fourth in Pool A after Ireland were beaten 2-0 by Great Britain in the final league match on Saturday.

Olympics: Sindhu no match for Tai Tzu-Ying, falls in semis

Tokyo:India's hopes of winning a gold medal in badminton and seeing PV Sindhu go one better than her silver won at the 2016 Olympic Games were dashed after the sixth seed lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying 18-21, 12-21 on Saturday.

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's 33-yr-old 100m Olympic record

Tokyo:2016 Rio Olympics champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led the way for an all-Jamaican sweep of the podium in the women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Tennis: Zverev ends Djokovic's Golden Slam dream in semifinal

Tokyo: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic's dream of a Golden Slam came to an end as world No. 4 Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated the Serbian in the semifinals of the men's singles tennis competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Olympics: Lovlina in semis, assures India a medal in boxing at Tokyo

TOKYO:Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assured India a medal in women's welterweight by reaching the semifinals, beating Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in a quarterfinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

3rd T20I: India elect to bat, bring in Warrier for Saini

Colombo:India won the toss and elected to bat in the third T20 International against Sri Lanka here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday. The match is the series-decider since both teams have won one match each.

Olympics: China shatters world record to win women's 4x200m freestyle relay

Tokyo:China broke the world record to win women's 4x200m freestyle relay at Tokyo Olympics here on Thursday.

Covid watch: Pole vault world champ tests positive, ruled out of Games

TOKYO:Reigning pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the event at the Tokyo Olympics. The positive result means that the Rio Olympics bronze-medallist has been ruled out of the competition.

Olympics: PV Sindhu storms into women's singles quarterfinals

TOKYO:Midway through the first game against Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, coach Park Tae-sang told India's PV Sindhu that she was rushing with her defence and should be more patient.

Olympics tennis match timings changed due to heat: ITF

Tokyo: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said that the tennis fixtures at the Ariake Tennis Park in the Tokyo Olympics will start at 3pm Japan Standard Time from Thursday. The decision was taken after requests from players who had struggled to play in hot and humid conditions.

Archer Pravin Jadhav's campaign at Tokyo Olympics ends

TOKYO:Indian archer Pravin Jadhav's campaign at the Tokyo Olympics was brought to an end with a 6-0 loss to USA's Brady Ellison in the second round.

Yuvraj's foundation sets up 120 beds in Telangana hospital

HYDERABAD:Former India all-rounder and two-time World Cup winner Yuvraj Singh's YouWeCan Foundation has set up 120 Critical Care Unit (CCU) beds at the Government Medical College & General Hospital in Nizamabad, Telangana. The foundation has received financial support from Accenture for the cause.

Smoking gun? Allegations fly as coach Ronak gets trolled over Manu's pistol malfunction

NEW DELHI:Manu Bhakar's gun malfunction during her 10m air pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics is fast becoming a big talking point on social media with allegations flying thick and fast and pistol coach Ronak Pandit getting trolled, even as the 15-member strong Indian contingent continues to fire blanks at the quadrennial showpiece.

Nandu Natekar, India's first overseas badminton champion passes away

NEW DELHI:Indian badminton icon Nandu Natekar passed away in Pune on Wednesday. Natekar, who was the first Indian badminton player to win an international event back in 1956, was 88.

Olympics: Indian scullers finish sixth and last in semifinals

Tokyo:India's woes at the Tokyo Olympic Games continued with the men's lightweight double sculls rowing team of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh falling short of making the medals round at the Sea Forest Waterway, finishing sixth and last in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Sindhu makes it to knockout round with win over Hong Kong's Cheung

Tokyo: Rio Olympics silver-medallist in badminton, India's PV Sindhu entered the women's singles Round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday, overcoming world No. 34 Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong 21-9, 21-16 in her final Group J tie.

Olympics: After Australia disaster, India overcome Spain 3-0 

Tokyo: An inspired team change by coach Graham Reid and some solid work by the defenders helped India redeem themselves from a 1-7 thrashing at the hands of world No. 1 Australia to hand Spain a convincing 3-0 defeat in a Group A match that put their Tokyo Olympic Games men's hockey tournament campaign back on track.

Aussie swimmer McKeown breaks Olympic record to win women's 100m backstroke

Tokyo:Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown claimed the women's 100m backstroke gold in an Olympic record time of 57.47 seconds at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Tuesday.

Railway Minister meets Mirabai Chanu, announces Rs 2 cr reward

NEW DELHI:Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday met Indian Railways weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and announced a cash reward of Rs 2 crore for her.

China takes mixed air pistol gold, as Chaudhary-Manu pair disappoints 

Tokyo:China withstood the challenge from ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) to win 10m air pistol mixed team gold 16-14 at the Tokyo Olympics here on Tuesday. Pang Wei and Jiang Ranxin shot 10.1 and 10.7 points respectively in the deciding round to clinch the second gold medal for the Chinese shooting team.

Swimming: Australia's Titmus beats WR holder Ledecky for 400m freestyle gold

Tokyo: -- Australia's world champion Ariarne Titmus edged world record holder Kathleen Ledecky of the United States to claim gold in the women's 400m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Monday.

Badminton ace Saina Nehwal's spiritual visit to Prayagraj, Varanasi 

Prayagraj/Varanasi :International badminton player Saina Nehwal and her husband and shuttler, Parupalli Kashyap, offered special prayers after a holy dip at the Sangam on Guru Purnima day and also visited Varanasi before returning to Delhi.

Olympics: Bhavani Devi's campaign ends with loss in second round 

Tokyo: CA Bhavani Devi, the first Indian fencer to win a round at the Olympics, went out with her head held high as she fought well against France's Manon Brunet 7-15 in a Round of 32 match of the women's individual sabre competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

Mirabai's performance one of the best by an Indian athlete: Abhinav Bindra

NEW DELHI: India's only individual gold medallist at the Olympics, former 10m air rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, sent a heart-warming message to weightlifter Mirabai Chanu after her silver-medal performance in Tokyo, saying she was one of the only who had "experienced the elation" and that it was a reward for her "years of hard work and single-minded determination".

India's Manu Bhaker, Divyansh Panwar headline Day 2 of shooting competition

Tokyo:Indian shooters will aim to lift themselves from Saturday's disappointing show when they begin Day 2 of their campaign at the Asaka Shooting Range on Sunday.

Olympics tennis: Djokovic starts campaign with a win

TOKYO: Men's world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and women's world No. 8 Iga Swiatek of Poland won their opening-round matches in the Olympics tennis event at the Ariake Tennis Park here on Saturday.

Tendulkar, Shikhar Dhawan lavish praise on Mirabai Chanu

NEW DELHI: The Indian sports fraternity, including cricketing greats such as Sachin Tendulkar and the country's white-ball skipper on the tour of Sri Lanka Shikhar Dhawan, led the praise for Mirabai Chanu, who became the first weightlifter from the country to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games, in Tokyo on Saturday.

Mirabai's silver medal a sparkling start for India in Olympics: Stalin

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday wished Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu for her achievement.

Olympics boxing: Seasoned Vikas Krishan stunned by Japanese upstart

Tokyo: India's campaign in the Tokyo Olympic boxing competition started on a dismal note as Vikas Krishan was stunned by local hopeful Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in the opening round of the men's 69kg on Saturday.


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