Phogat pens teary note: ‘In India, you fall as fast as you rise’

Accused of indiscipline by the Wrestling Federation of India on her return from Japan Olympics, Vinesh Phogat isn’t sure when she would be a...
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Mission accomplished, Chopra slept with Olympics medal by his pillow

India’s national hero, javelin thrower champion Neeraj Chopra, reportedly had a long-sought after peaceful sleep, with his highly-coveted, hard-won Olympic medal by his side on his pillow last night. In an interview with NDTV Sports, the exhausted but happy champion said that he had slept with the medal which he had kept near his pillow. “I was very happy but since I was also extremely tired, I knocked off and had a good sleep," said a jubilant Chopra.

How golfer Aditi putted her way into the hearts of millions of Indians

On the first Saturday of August 2021, the golfer may have given the Indian sports fan a new sport to follow

Mahindra car, free air travel: Rewards await Chopra’s ‘golden’ home...

It’s raining awards for the handsome young jawan from Haryana. After scripting history by clinching India’s second individual gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, 23-year-old javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra is being showered with cash awards from several state governments and private organisations for his stellar achievement, said media reports.

Chopra dedicates gold to Milkha Singh. His next target? Cross 90-m mark

India's Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra has dedicated his Olympic Gold, the country's first athletic gold, to legendary athlete Milkha Singh, who died of COVID last June. Chopra also said his next target is to cross the 90-m mark, a feat he has not achieved so far. Chopra, who took home the javelin Gold said, "I did not know it would be gold, but i...

Tokyo Olympics: The Black Swan of Indian sports

Should India stop competing in international events till the basic population needs are met? Learn from China?

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The Chopra family’s single idea to let their boy pursue javelin throw on Saturday lit up the country in its golden glow

A farmer’s son ends India’s 100-year wait for track-and-field gold

The 23-year-old farmer’s son from Khandra village near Panipat, Haryana, produced a second round throw of 87.58m in the finals to stun the athletics world

Why Odisha chief minister is standing tall in Indian Hockey’s moment of glory

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (Did you know that he was a former goalkeeper?) has played a big role in the stellar performances given by men’s and women’s hockey teams at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 recently. The 5-time chief minister shared his joy on Twitter on August 3 when the women’s team stunned Australia 1-0 to enter the semi-finals. T...

Heart break for Indian women, lose to Great Britain 3-4

Britain broke the nation's heart as the Indian women's hockey team lost to Great Britain 3-4 in a close bronze play-off match on Friday.

Truly a ladies’ Olympics, says da Cunha on Amul’s tribute to women athlet...

Diary brand Amul has always been utterly and butterly in step with the mood of the country. So, when our women athletes opened India's medal tally and went on to win other medals at the Tokyo Olympics making every Indian's heart swell with pride, Amul's signature, iconic ads too paid ode to the inspiring wins of these sportswomen.

How Modi’s ‘mann ki baat’ helped Manpreet & team win hockey me...

Like a true hockey lover in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (August 4) let it be known that he is pretty clued in on the men team’s onward march to bronze in Tokyo – a medal they had waited for more than four decades.Overcome by emotion after leading India to its first Olympic hockey medal in 41 years, skipper Manpreet Singh dedicated the historic triumph to the country's doctors and healthcare workers, who have worked tirelessly during the COVID pandemic.

Dahiya becomes only second Indian wrestler to win Olympics silver

Ravi Dahiya made history on Thursday when he became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games. The 23-year-old lost the men’s freestyle 57kg title clash 4-7 to reigning world champion Zavur Uguev in Tokyo. There were expectations that Dahiya would become India’s youngest Olympic champion, but the Russian defended w...

‘Proud moment:’ Goalie Sreejesh’s family celebrates historic win

The family of India’s hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh – whose heroics in front saved the day for the country – were glued to the television and they erupted with joy when the final whistle blew. A video posted on Twitter showed three generations of the family in Kizakambalam, in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, whooping and clapping as the Indian team w...

When bronze glows like gold: India’s hockey team wins medal after 41 years

The Indian men's hockey team didn't let their only chance for an Olympic medal go as they defeated Germany by 5 goals to 4.

For Lovlina, a victory in defeat and a medal worth more than gold

Like any other day, Tiken spoke to his daughter in Tokyo last week. “We never discuss boxing,” Tiken said. “Our family doesn’t know anything about boxing.” The small-time trader from Assam’s Golaghat district has struggled his whole life. On Wednesday (August 4), everything changed for him – Lovlina Borgohain, his daughter, won bronze at the Tok...

Lovlina loses boxing semi-finals, but brings home Olympic bronze

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday (August 4) won the bronze after a 5-0 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli in the 64-69 kg category in the Olympic semifinals. Up against quite literally a bully in the ring, Borgohain was completely out-punched by the gold medal favourite, who produced a thoroughly dominating performance....

Wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia show technical superiority to make quarters

Indian wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia began their Olympics campaigns with technical superiority victories, reaching the men's freestyle 57kg and 86kg quarterfinals respectively with ease in Tokyo on Wednesday (August 4). The 19-year-old Anshu Malik though lost the women's 57kg opener to European champion Irina Kurachikina of Belarus 2-8....

Neeraj Chopra qualifies for javelin throw final with first attempt of 86.65m

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra kept India's hopes of an elusive Olympic medal from track and field events alive by earning a direct qualification into the finals with a stunning throw of 86.65m that put him on the top of the Group A contest in Tokyo on Wednesday. Competing in his first Olympics, the 23-year-old Chopra took just a few seconds...

PM Modi to invite India’s Olympic contingent to Red Fort

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite India’s Olympic contingent to the Red Fort as special guests on August 15 when he will deliver his eighth Independence Day speech. According to sources, Modi may also invite them to his residence for interaction. India has been represented by a 228-strong contingent, including over 120 athletes, at the on...

A week that could change the course of Indian hockey’s history

It could well be the Olympics when Indian hockey re-wrote its destiny. In a period of less than 24 hours after the men beat Great Britain to get into an Olympic hockey semi-final for the first time in 49, the women went one better – beat Australia to get into the semi-final for the first-ever time. The men have in the past raised hope only to se...

Open to playing next Olympics, says Sindhu after historic bronze win

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu said she was completely blank after winning a second successive Olympic medal and it took her a while to realise the enormity of her historic achievement in the Olympics. The 26-year-old Indian ace shuttler etched her name among the all-time greats after winning the bronze medal in women’s singles badminton on S...

Indian hockey is back and how! At Tokyo, history awaits teams

India is in love with hockey – all over again – thanks to the stellar run of men's and women’s teams at the Tokyo Games. On Monday (August 2) Indian women’s hockey team stunned three-time champions and world no.2 Australia 1-0 in an intense tie to enter the Olympic semifinals for the first time EVER. The Rani Rampal-led side will play Argentina ...

Chak De India: Women’s hockey team make maiden entry into Olympic semis

"A dream moment", said the country's sports fraternity in unison as it celebrated the resurgence of Indian hockey at the Olympics after the women's team advanced to its first ever semifinal at the Games in Tokyo on Monday. A day after the Indian men's team entered the Olympic semifinals following a 49-year gap, the world no. 9 womens side also p...

India beat Great Britain in Olympics hockey, set off dream run

The Indian men's hockey team defeated Great Britain 3-1 in a quarterfinal match to qualify for the semifinals of Olympics Games after 49 years here on Sunday. India scored three field goals through Dilpreet Singh (7th minute), Gurjant Singh (16th) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the win for the eight-time Olympic champions. The lone goal for ...

Italy’s Lamont Jacobs wins gold in Olympics 100m dash

Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the mens Olympic 100-meter race Sunday night, crossing the line in 9.8 seconds to bring the sprint gold to Italy for the first time. Jacobs topped Americas Fred Kerley and Canadas Andre DeGrasse to take the spot held for the past 13 years by the now-retired Usain Bolt. Jacobs victory came only moments after his count...
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