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Have you learnt Punjabi, PM asked Sreejesh; praised Mirabai for remembering truck drivers who helped her | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Have you learnt Punjabi, PM asked Sreejesh; praised Mirabai for remembering truck drivers who helped her | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Iconic boxer MC Mary Kom and ace archer Deepika Kumari were told they need not say sorry after returning without medals while hockey player P Sreejesh was asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he has learnt 'Punjabi' when he hosted the Tokyo-returned Olympians at his residence. Modi had some light moments with the athletes, their coaches and family members over a breakfast meeting on Monday. He asked bronze winning men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh whether he had learnt to speak Punjabi since the national team has a number of players from Punjab. (ANI Photo)Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh's tall frame attracted "kitni height hai" (How tall are you) comment from the PM. "You did not go to play volleyball?" the PM asked him. The hockey team presented the PM with a sti...
Vikas Krishan undergoes shoulder surgery after Olympic heartbreak, vows to come back stronger | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Vikas Krishan undergoes shoulder surgery after Olympic heartbreak, vows to come back stronger | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan, whose Olympic campaign ended abruptly after a dislocated right shoulder caused an opening-round loss, has undergone a surgery to fix the injury which will keep him out of action for the next three months. The 29-year-old, who was competing in his third Olympics in Tokyo, was forced out early after "fighting with one hand" in the opening clash against Japan's Sewon Okazawa. The surgery on his dislocated shoulder was performed at Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital by renowned surgeon Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, who operated and fixed a career-threatening shoulder injury that newly-crowned Olympic gold-winner Neeraj Chopra had suffered in 2019. Dr Pardiwala has also operated top cricketers like Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer along with star shuttler Saina Nehwal ...
What goes into the making of a javelin champion? The skills and training required | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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What goes into the making of a javelin champion? The skills and training required | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Neeraj Chopra became an inspiration for many youngsters in the country after the 23-year-old pierced the air with his javelin at the Olympic Stadium to give independent India its first gold medal in Athletics. Neeraj's dominance was evident in the final as he produced a second-round throw of 87.58m to end India's over 100-year wait for a track and field medal at the Olympics. He also became only the second Indian to win an individual gold at the Olympics. Abhinav Bindra won a gold medal in the 10m air Rifle event at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Social media was abuzz with the incredible effort that Neeraj put in in Tokyo. And there were searches galore. Apart from Neeraj Chopra, Neeraj Chopra gold, Neeraj Chopra height, and weight, Neeraj Chopra family, and Neeraj Chopra med...
Neeraj Chopra:  Everything you need to know about Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Neeraj Chopra: Everything you need to know about Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

For the first time since 2008, the Indian National Anthem was played out at the Olympics. And that's thanks to a 23 year old javelin thrower - Neeraj Chopra. Neeraj has done what no Indian athlete has ever managed to do before - win an athletics gold medal at the Olympics. The wait for an Indian athlete to join Abhinav Bindra as an individual Olympic gold medallist is finally over. How Neeraj Chopra sealed the Olympic gold with his second throw at the javelin finalsNeeraj has also done something, technically not achieved by any Indian athlete since 1900 - win an Olympics athletics medal. Norman Pritchad had won two silver medals, representing India in the 1900 Paris Olympics in the 200m dash and 200m hurdles. IOC still credits these medals to India. The enormity of this achievement will...
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India’s schedule on August 7 | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India’s schedule on August 7 | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's Aditi Ashok missed a medal narrowly as she signed off 4th in the Olympic Games' golf competition after carding a three-under 68 in the weather-hit final round. The 23-year-old Bengalurean ended two strokes off the pace with a total of 15-under 269. It was a heartbreaking end to Aditi's campaign considering she started the day at 2nd. But it was nonetheless a major improvement as she had finished tied 41st in the 2016 edition where golf made a comeback to the Olympics. Neeraj Chopra will look to end athletics medal drought when he takes the field in javelin throw final. Following is the complete schedule of Indian action on Saturday:GOLF4:17 AM: Women's Individual Stroke Play Round 4 (Diksha Dagar finishes Tied-50)4:48 AM: Women's Individual Stroke Play Round 4 (Aditi ...
Italy win first ever Olympic men’s 4×100 metres relay title | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Italy win first ever Olympic men’s 4×100 metres relay title | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Italy produced a stunning performance to win the men's 4x100 metres relay Olympic title for the first time in their history on Friday with a national record of 37.50sec. Britain's men made up for a poor series of performances in the individual sprints by taking silver in 37.51sec while Canada won bronze in 37.70sec. Italy's victory gave their surprise 100m individual champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs his second gold of the Games. The British looked like they would take an unlikely gold as they led by a metre at the final changeover. However, the unheralded Filippo Tortu reeled in Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and sealed gold with the dip on the line. Behind them, Andre De Grasse ran a stunning anchor leg to overhaul both Jamaica and China to add relay bronze to his 200m gold medal and 10...
Netherlands win Olympic women’s hockey gold with 3-1 victory over Argentina | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Netherlands win Olympic women’s hockey gold with 3-1 victory over Argentina | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: The Netherlands won their fourth Olympic women's hockey title by defeating Argentina 3-1 in the final at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. After the first quarter ended without any score, the Dutch, who won silver at the 2016 Rio Games, took the lead thanks to a goal by Margot van Geffen off a penalty corner. They extended their lead as flicking specialist Caia van Maasakker netted two more penalty corners. Argentina replied with moments left to play in the first half when Agustina Gorzelany also scored off a penalty corner. Las Leonas kept fighting after the halftime break but were unable to score another goal, settling for the silver medal. Britain earned the bronze with a hard-fought 4-3 win over India in hot conditions earlier on Friday. Britain, who had won gold at the 2016 Rio ...
India Hockey Team: ‘Wonderful outcome for hockey’: Charlesworth on Indian men’s team winning bronze | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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India Hockey Team: ‘Wonderful outcome for hockey’: Charlesworth on Indian men’s team winning bronze | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

The celebration over the men's hockey team winning bronze is not just an Indian thing. The world is rejoicing the comeback of the once-dominant force to the podium and foreign experts associated with Indian hockey are no different. Australian great Ric Charlesworth, who was Indian hockey’s technical director, expressed his joy after the Manpreet Singh-led side defeated Germany in the bronze-medal match in Tokyo on Thursday. “What a wonderful result by India. The medal is well deserved and well earned,” the Australian, who has coached the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos to many big trophies. Charlesworth said India’s win is good not only for the country but also for the sport itself. “Of course, I think it’s great for the game and for India. For hockey this is a wonderful outcome… now it is w...
Balbir Singh Sr would have jumped in joy had he been alive, says daughter Sushbir | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Balbir Singh Sr would have jumped in joy had he been alive, says daughter Sushbir | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr lived his life for the sport and would have jumped in joy had he been alive to witness the national team's historic bronze-medal winning feat at Tokyo Olympics, his daughter Sushbir Kaur said on Thursday. The Indian men's hockey team scripted history at Tokyo, claiming an Olympic medal after 41 years, following a thrilling 5-4 win over a plucky Germany in the bronze medal play-off. "He would have been very happy. He would have jumped in joy," Kaur told PTI. "When our family was watching the match on TV, I turned around and looked at the chair where he used to sit with us and watch every match involving Indian hockey team. "He used to keenly watch the game and enjoy exciting moments. He lived his life for hockey. For him, the national flag and tr...
Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya settles for silver after losing final to world champion Uguev | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya settles for silver after losing final to world champion Uguev | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

CHIBA (Japan): Ravi Dahiya on Thursday became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games after he lost the men's freestyle 57kg title clash 4-7 to reigning world champion Zavur Uguev. There were expectations that the 23-year Dahiya would become India's youngest Olympic champion but the Russian defended well to win comfortably. Dahiya had lost to Uguev at the 2019 World Championship also. The wrestler from Nahri village in Haryana had outclassed Colombia's Tigreros Urbano (13-2) in his opener and then outwitted Bulgaria's Georgi Valentinov Vangelov (14-4) in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he erased a massive 2-9 deficit to pin Nurislam Sanayev. Sushil Kumar, who is now in jail on charges of a murder, is the only other Indian wrestler to have made th...
Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Dahiya endures bite by Sanayev but is fine, says support staff | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Dahiya endures bite by Sanayev but is fine, says support staff | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

CHIBA (Japan): India's Ravi Dahiya endured a painful bite on his biceps from opponent Nurislam Sanayev during the Tokyo Olympics semifinal but the in-form wrestler is perfectly fine and raring to go for the final, a support staff member of the team assured. After Ravi Dahiya scripted one of the greatest comebacks on the mat, the pictures revealed the deep bite mark on his right bicep. "It was painful when Ravi returned from the mat but he was given an ice-pack and he is fine. The pain has subsided. He is fit for the final, no problem at all," a member of the Indian wrestling team's support staff told PTI. Ravi won by fall after trailing 2-9. The bite by Sanayev reminded of the incident when Sushil Kumar was accused of biting the ear of his Kazakhstan opponent Akhzurek Tanatrov. Ravi Dah...
Tokyo Olympics: Canadian De Grasse wins 200m gold | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Canadian De Grasse wins 200m gold | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Canada's Andre De Grasse won the men's 200 metres gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday with a scorching time of 19.62 seconds, a national record. De Grasse, who claimed the 100m bronze and 200m silver at the 2016 Olympics and 2019 World Championships, came into the turn third but surged past his rivals in the last 40 metres to claim victory. The Canadian became the first Olympic 200m champion since Jamaican Usain Bolt, who won gold at three consecutive Olympics from the 2008 Beijing Games before retiring in 2017. Kenny Bednarek of the United States took the silver medal and his compatriot Noah Lyles claimed the bronze. Source link
Tokyo Olympics: Fighting India women lose 1-2 to Argentina in hockey semifinal; to fight for bronze now | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Fighting India women lose 1-2 to Argentina in hockey semifinal; to fight for bronze now | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: The Indian women's hockey team put up a gritty performance but it was not enough to secure a maiden Olympic final berth as it lost 1-2 to world no.2 Argentina in a hard-fought semifinal of the ongoing Games on Wednesday. India still have a chance to win the bronze medal as they will take on Great Britain in the third-fourth place play-off match on Friday. A spirited performance from the Indian Women's Team but we go down fighting against Argentina. 💔#ARGvIND… https://t.co/jzvlKypTXX— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 1628077012000The Indians fought valiantly and gave Argentina a run for their money by taking the lead in the second minute through a penalty corner conversion by Gurjit Kaur. But the Las Leonas bounced back strongly with skipper Maria Barrionuevo's (18th, 36th minutes) ...