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Thursday, July 29, 2021Delhi Assembly congratulates Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu

New Delhi, Jul 29: The Delhi Assembly on Thursday congratulated Meerabai Chanu for winning the silver medal in the 49 kg weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics last week.

Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics.

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel congratulated the athlete on the behalf of the House on the first day of the assembly's monsoon session.


Thursday, July 29, 2021Railways athletes winning Gold at Tokyo Olympics to get Rs 3cr

New Delhi: The Indian Railways announced that its players who would be winning the Gold medal at Tokyo Olympics would get Rs 3 crore special cash reward to boost the morale of the players.

A Railway Ministry spokesperson said that continuing with its affluent sports legacy, Indian Railways’ sportspersons are all set to bring glory to the nation.

He said that 25 athletes and five coaches and


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Indian archers Pravin, Tarundeep bow out of Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, Jul 28: Indian archers Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing their respective second men’s individual matches, here on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Pravin went down in straight sets to the Rio 2016 bronze medallist, Brady Ellison of the USA.

He had defeated world No 2 Galsan Bazarzhapov of the ROC in straight sets (29-27, 28-28, 28-24) in the fi


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu beats Cheung to enter pre-quarterfinals

Tokyo, Jul 28: India's PV Sindhu entered the women's singles pre-quarterfinals badminton competition at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after beating Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in her final Group J match, here on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Indian outclassed world No 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute clash to top the group J.

The sixth seeded Sindhu used her strokes efficiently and gave almost


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Naomi Osaka eliminated from Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament

Tokyo, July 27: Tokyo, July 27: The host country's superstar is out of the Tokyo Olympics.

Naomi Osaka lost to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament on Tuesday.

The second-ranked Osaka, who was born in Japan and grew up in the United States, struggled with her usually reliable groundstrokes while th


Monday, July 26, 2021Tokyo Olympics: India’s tennis campaign ends after Sumit Nagal's loss to Medvedev

Tokyo, Jul 26: India’s tennis campaign at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end after Sumit Nagal lost to world No 2 Daniil Medvedev of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the men’s singles second round, here on Monday.

Medvedev- the finalist at the Australian Open and US Open, defeated Nagal 6-2, 6-1 to reach the third round.

The 23-year old Nagal had defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in


Monday, July 26, 20212nd T20 Int'l: Time for Samson to fire as India aim to wrap up series

Colombo, Jul 26: The Indian team will want Sanju Samson to translate his phenomenal talent into consistent performances when they try to wrap up the T20 International series against Sri Lanka by winning the second match here on Tuesday.

Having beaten Sri Lanka hollow by 38 runs in the opening encounter, the Indians are unlikely to ring in changes to the winning combination unless the team mana


Sunday, July 25, 2021Mary Kom enters Olympic pre-quarters, outwits spirited Garcia from Dominica

Jammu, July 25: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) powered into the Olympic Games' pre-quarterfinals after staving off a stiff challenge from Dominican Republic's Miguelina Hernandez Garcia in the opening round here on Sunday.

The 38-year-old, who is a 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist, prevailed 4-1 against a rival who is 15 years her junior and a Pan American Games bronze-medallist.


Sunday, July 25, 2021Deepak, Divyansh finish way down in men's 10m air rifle

Tokyo, July 25: Indian shooters Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished a lowly 26th and 32nd, respectively, in the men's 10m air rifle event of the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday, failing to recover from a poor start in the qualifications.

It was always going to be a tough task for both the Indian shooters after they started off with 102.9 (Deepak) and 102.7 (Divyansh) at the Akasa Ra


Saturday, July 24, 2021Amarinder congratulates Mirabai Chanu, Asst Coach Sandeep Kumar for winning silver

Chandigarh, Jul 24: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday congratulated weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her stupendous achievement of bagging the Silver medal for India in 49 kg category at Tokyo Olympics thus opening the medal tally for the country.
Earlier, the Chief Minister tweeted, "Our first medal! Congratulations to Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning Silver at Tokyo


Saturday, July 24, 2021Prez, V-P, PM congratulate Mirabai Chanu for Olympic feat

New Delhi, Jul 24: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Mirabai Chanu for winning the silver medal in weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

"Heartiest congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for starting the medal tally for India in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by winning silver medal in weightlifting," the President said in


Saturday, July 24, 2021Tokyo Olympics: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu opens India’s tally at Games, wins silver in Women’s 49kg category

TOKYO [JAPAN]: Ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medals tally on Saturday as she bagged a silver in the Women’s 49kg category here at Tokyo International Forum.
Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition. China’s Zhihui Hou bagged gold with a total of 210kg and created a new Olympic Re


Saturday, July 24, 2021Olympics tennis: Nagal beats Istomin to record India's first tennis singles win since 1996

Tokyo: Nagal's win was the first for an Indian men's singles tennis player at the Olympics since Leander Paes' bronze medal-winning run at Atlanta 1996.
Nagal won the first set 6-4 in 42 minutes but lost the second set in tie-breaker in 71 minutes. He, however, came back to win the final set in 41 minutes with a 6-4 margin.
The 34-year-old Istomin, ranked 197th in the world was no match to his


Saturday, July 24, 2021Tokyo Olympics: Saurabh Chaudhary enters 10m air pistol final

Tokyo, Jul 24: Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary advanced to the final of the men’s 10m air pistol event by topping the qualifications with a stunning performance in the Tokyo Olympics, here on Saturday.

Appearing in his maiden Olympics, Chaudhary shot a total of 586 in his 60 shots to top the qualifications.

However, another Indian shooter Abhishek Verma missed out on a final spot after end


Friday, July 23, 2021Need joint effort from centre and state to make India a sporting powerhouse: Sports Minister Thakur

New Delhi, Jul 23: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday insisted that sports is a state subject but said if the centre and the respective states work hand in hand, the country can be a sporting powerhouse in the future.

Lauding the states for promoting sports by announcing cash incentives and government jobs for medal winners, Thakur said it's time both centre and states collaborate in prom


Friday, July 23, 2021Tokyo Olympics linked COVID cases go past 100, organisers announce 19 new cases

New Delhi: The COVID-19 cases associated with the Olympic Games breached the 100-mark on Friday with the announcement of 19 new infections and the Czech contingent seemed among the worst hit after a fourth athlete -- road cyclist Michal Schlegel -- tested positive for the virus.

The Tokyo Olympic organisers, in their daily COVID-19 update, announced that three athletes, 10 Games-concerned pers


Friday, July 23, 2021Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari finishes 9th in rankings round

Tokyo, Jul 23: World No 1 Archer Deepika Kumari opened India's campaign on the inaugural day of Tokyo Olympics and finished at 9th spot in women's individual ranking round, here on Friday.

The Indian archer scored 663 points out of a possible 720, hitting 30 10s and 13 X’s in her 72 arrows.

Deepika will now complete in the first elimination round against Bhutan's Bhu Karma. Karma, a Rio Oly