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Expectation will be higher at next Olympics: Aditi Ashok | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Expectation will be higher at next Olympics: Aditi Ashok | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

BENGALURU: For most athletes, the Olympic Games is a culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears. However, for professionals in a few disciplines, especially golfers, there is no time to savour the triumph or brood over a missed chance, the next event is upon them in the blink of an eye. Ace Indian golfer Aditi Ashok, who missed an Olympic medal by a single stroke in Tokyo last week, will have to put the disappointment behind her and start afresh at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open at the Dumbarnie Links on Thursday. The 23-year-old Bengalurean spoke to TOI on the eve of the $1.5 million LPGA and LET cosanctioned event. Excerpts: What did the Olympic experience teach you that’s different from anything you might have picked up on the Tour?It’s more about playing on such a big stag...
Tokyo Olympics: Ecstatic Abhinav Bindra welcomes Neeraj Chopra to golden club | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Ecstatic Abhinav Bindra welcomes Neeraj Chopra to golden club | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

When PV Sindhu qualified for the final at the Rio Games, Abhinav Bindra wanted her to win gold and had expressed how ‘lonely’ he felt at the top. He finally has company now. “I am ecstatic,” Bindra told TOI. Abhinav won India’s first-ever individual gold on August 11, 2008, and it has been a long wait for the country to hear the national anthem play at the Olympics again. Four days before the 13th anniversary of his gold medal, Abhinav is no longer the only individual gold medallist in the country. And nobody is happier than the champion shooter himself. “For me personally, it is so liberating not to be the only one,” he added. It was evident from his social media posts, as Abhinav expressed his joy by writing a series of tweets and a letter to Neeraj Chopra. @Neeraj_chopra1 https://t.c...
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: Brave India go down 2-1 to Argentina, to play against Great Britain for bronze | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Brave India go down 2-1 to Argentina, to play against Great Britain for bronze | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

Indian women’s hockey has always flown under the radar, living in the shadow of men’s hockey in the country. When Rani Rampal and Co entered the fray at the Tokyo Olympics, a place in the quarterfinals was predicted by a few optimists. Even that came under the scanner after three straight losses in the pool matches. But the brand of hockey they have played over the past 15 days has been all heart and soul. Reaching the semifinal was a feat achieved with a win against the Australians. Up against world no. 2 Argentina in the last-4 match, they put up a good fight and shed a few drops of blood (Navneet Kaur) as well before going down 1-2. In a match where they gave their all, at least in the first and final quarters, the Indian team was eliminated from gold medal contention by a team which...