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Mary Kom to skip National Women’s Boxing Championships | Boxing News – Times of India
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Mary Kom to skip National Women’s Boxing Championships | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom will not compete in the upcoming National Women's Boxing Championships in Hisar. The 38-year-old, who reached the pre-quarters of Tokyo Olympics before bowing out with a hard-fought loss, is, however, training for the world championships in December. Even though the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has announced that only gold medal winners from the Nationals will make the squad, it is reliably learnt that trials could be held in a couple of weight categories, including the 48kg division, which Mary Kom would prefer to compete in. The national championships will be held in Hisar from October 21. Olympic bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) has been given direct selection for the world event based on her Tokyo performance. She will also...
Lovlina Borgohain gets direct entry in India team for AIBA World Championship
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Lovlina Borgohain gets direct entry in India team for AIBA World Championship

Tokyo Olympics bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) has been handed direct qualification for the upcoming women’s world boxing championships by the Indian federation, which has decided that the remaining squad will be made up of gold-winners from the upcoming nationals. The national championships will be held in Hisar from October 21 and just like the recently concluded men’s event, the champions will make the cut for the worlds’ squad. “The gold-medallists in each weight category will represent India in the AIBA women’s world championship except 69kg (as) Tokyo Olympics bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain will see direct qualification for the world championships,” the Boxing Federation of India stated. Apart from this, the gold and silver-winners from the nationals will also secure...
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India finishes 48th, best in four decades; 33rd in terms of overall medals won | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India finishes 48th, best in four decades; 33rd in terms of overall medals won | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

India finished 48th on the medal tally in Tokyo, its highest ranking in over four decades (if one were to go by the total number of medals, India would have actually finished 33rd. However, ranking is done primarily based on gold medals won). The previous best in this period was the 51st rank finish at Beijing in 2008, when India won three medals, including Abhinav Bindra's gold. India has finished significantly higher in the era in which it used to win gold in hockey, but that time is not really comparable both because of the dozens of countries that have come into being since then and the expansion in the number of sports and hence medals. In Moscow, for instance, India finished at 23rd rank but with just a solitary medal, the hockey gold. A repeat of that at Tokyo would have placed I...
Tokyo Olympics 2020: ‘In seventh heaven’, India sign off Games with promise of brighter future | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: ‘In seventh heaven’, India sign off Games with promise of brighter future | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It started with a bang, tapered off in the middle and then ended with the kind of spectacular fireworks that make historic events grand. India was quite literally on a roller-coaster during the Tokyo Olympics. So, there was the first medal in track-and-field which also happened to be the first gold in 13 years, the first medal in hockey in 41 years, the first silver in weightlifting, the first boxing medal in nine years, the first woman with two Olympic medals, the most number of debutants ending up on the podium, and the most number of medals ever won, it all happened in one single Games for India. And it all happened at the Games which carried the tag of troubled long before the opening ceremony, thanks to the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic. It all happened after one year of...
Tokyo Olympics 2020: The stars of India’s best ever Olympic performance | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: The stars of India’s best ever Olympic performance | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India capped off its best-ever performance in the Olympics with a haul of seven medals, including a gold. As the Tokyo Olympics come to a close, a look at the medallists and those who came within touching distance of glory but couldn't quite make it to the podium. NEERAJ CHOPRA: GOLDThey say save the best for last and for India it came true at the Tokyo Games. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics. After romanticising stories about "nearly there" for years, India finally had its first track-and-field medal winner, thanks to Chopra's throw of 87.58m. Interestingly, Chopra, the son of a farmer from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana, took to athletics to lose weight. One day, his uncle took him to Shivaji Stad...
Tokyo 2020: India bask in Neeraj Chopra’s golden glow; record best ever Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo 2020: India bask in Neeraj Chopra’s golden glow; record best ever Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: They called it the Olympics like no other and India would agree as debutant javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra shattered several glass ceilings to become the country's first gold-medallist in 13 years, his stupendous show making it the best ever Games for a nation starved for success at the grandest sporting spectacle. With the addition of Chopra's gold on the last day of their competitive schedule, India signed off with seven medals in all, including two silver and four bronze, the last of which was delivered by superstar wrestler Bajrang Punia on the day. In shoring up India's performance, Chopra achieved several firsts. He became the youngest Indian to win an Olympic gold, the first in track-and-field to do so and the only one to do it in his debut Games. #WATCH | During a phone ca...
Tokyo Olympics: Dissatisfied Lovlina Borgohain eager to analyse and start working | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Dissatisfied Lovlina Borgohain eager to analyse and start working | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

Lovlina Borgohain may have lost her semifinal bout on Wednesday against Turkey’s world champion Busenaz Surmeneli but she remains undaunted in her goal towards the elusive Olympic medal. “Losing is never an option for me and I knew I could win this match. I am not satisfied with this bronze and I just want to change the colour of my medal to gold,” the bronze medallist told TOI exclusively while answering queries after the bout. That dream does not seem an unlikely option considering the fact that the 23-year-old started boxing from 2012 and has two World Championship bronze among her many titles, that now comprises being an Olympic medallist. Lovlina gave her everything in the ring during the semis despite Surmeneli winning it unanimously. While the match will be remembered for the Tur...
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Lovlina Borgohain on winning bronze medal | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Lovlina Borgohain on winning bronze medal | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated boxer Lovlina Borgohain on winning a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, and said her tenacity and determination are admirable. Borgohain (69kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the Olympic Games after a comprehensive 0-5 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli. Modi tweeted, "Well fought @LovlinaBorgohai! Her success in the boxing ring inspires several Indians. Her tenacity and determination are admirable. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze. Best wishes for her future endeavours. #Tokyo2020." Well fought @LovlinaBorgohai! Her success in the boxing ring inspires several Indians. Her tenacity and determinati… https://t.co/1AifzT7CBo— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1628057631000 Source link
India vs Belgium Hockey: Heartbreak in semis but hockey medal dream still alive; disappointments galore in athletics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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India vs Belgium Hockey: Heartbreak in semis but hockey medal dream still alive; disappointments galore in athletics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: It was a reality check of sorts but the dream is not over yet, not in hockey at least. That quite summed up India's day 11 at the Olympic Games where there were disappointing results all across, the biggest one being the men's hockey team's 2-5 loss to world champion Belgium in the semifinals. That defeat ruled out what would have been an emotional return to the finals for the eight-time gold-medallist after over four decades but what it could not end was the dream of a medal. Manpreet Singh's men will get a second and last shot at finishing on the podium on Thursday when they take on Germany, the other losing semifinalist, in the bronze play-off. "Now we need to focus on our next bronze-medal match and we need to work and we need to get the medal," Manpreet said after the loss, ...
Periodic breaks necessary, else you won’t have players left: Virat Kohli on bubble life | Cricket News – Times of India
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Periodic breaks necessary, else you won’t have players left: Virat Kohli on bubble life | Cricket News – Times of India

NOTTINGHAM: If the international cricketers do not take "periodic breaks" from the tough bio-bubble life, there could soon be a time when no cricketers of quality will be left due to the stressful life in a post-COVID world. The Indian captain admitted that living in one bio-bubble after another in these post pandemic times does add to the stress of being a captain and always subconsciously thinking about the team. Kohli feels that it won't be long before cricketers start taking the Ben Stokes route like the England all-rounder has now pulled out of the marquee series. "These breaks are very important, for me too. To refresh and come back. In any case, captaincy and shouldering a team's responsibility can be stressful. To add to that, if you are confined in a bubble for a long time, thi...