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Paralympic TT: Bhavina Patel storms into women’s singles quarterfinals

Tokyo, Aug 27 (IANS) India's Bhavina Patel kept alive her hopes of winning a medal in table tennis at the Paralympic Games by making it to the quarterfinals of Women's Singles Class 4 on Friday. Bhavina, who had advanced by...

Paralympics declared open, Tek Chand leads Indian contingent

Tokyo, Aug 24 (IANS) A little one-winged plane who dreams of taking to the sky but has to cross many hurdles before it succeeds -- depicting the internal and external struggles of a physically challenged person -- formed the...

Biggest-ever Indian Paralympic contingent given virtual send-off by Thakur

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A 54-member Indian contingent for the Tokyo Paralympic Games was given a virtual send-off late on Thursday evening by Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag. The athletes were addressed and sent best wishes...

Neeraj Chopra’s gold in Tokyo is one of World Athletics’ 10 magical moments

Tokyo, Aug 11 (IANS) Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's gold medal-winning performance has been rated as one of the 10 magical moments of the Tokyo Olympic Games by World Athletics (WA), the global governing body for track and field events. In...

Below-par showing in Tokyo, social media trolls taking a toll on athletes

By Chetan Sharma (IANS): Athletes and mental-health issues seem to almost go hand in hand, with many sportspersons dealing with it on a regular basis. These issues are not just confined to sports such as cricket or tennis -- as...

Biopic can wait, want to focus on the game for now: Neeraj Chopra

Tokyo, Aug 9 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra, who made history on Saturday by winning India's first-ever gold medal in athletics at the Olympics, is now setting sight on next year's Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. Excerpts from...

Time to ensure we don’t have to wait four decades for the next Olympic medal

Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS): Indian hockey had been wallowing in despair for four decades as teams returned home from the Olympics empty-handed. The tide turned this week at the Tokyo Olympics. On Thursday, Manpreet Singh's team defeated Germany 5-4 in a...

For bronze, wrestler Bajrang Punia risked aggravating knee injury

Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) For the sake of the bronze medal, wrestler Bajrang Punia on Saturday fought Kazakh wrestler Daulet Niyazbekov with a painful knee and risked aggravating an injury that could have put him out of action for...

‘This is the beginning,’ says IOA Sec-Gen as India achieves highest-ever medal tally

Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), congratulated all Indian athletes who won medals in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Neeraj Chopra, became the country's first track and field athlete to win a gold medal at the...

India will finish on podium soon, says women’s hockey team skipper Rani

Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) The fourth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics by the women's hockey team has ignited a spark and if "we can build on it properly, the team will finish on the podium", said Rani Rampal, captain...

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Over 100% more rains in southern states in November: IMD

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The southern states that have been facing excessive rains for more than 10 days...