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Inspiring: Punjab govt renames schools after Olympic medal-winning hockey team players

In an inspiring move, the Punjab government on Sunday announced that it has renamed 10 schools after the Olympic medal-winning hockey team players from the state. The announcement in this regard was made by Punjab school education minister Vijay Inder Singla following approval of the proposal by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. The Indian men’s...

Wait ends! Neeraj Chopra gives India its first Tokyo Olympics gold

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian ever to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics Tokyo: The jinx is broken, thanks to the stunning Neeraj Chopra. The javelin thrower won for India its first gold medal at Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. The win is special for more than one reasons. While it is the...

Wrestling: Bajrang Punia wins bronze, India’s 6th Tokyo Olympic medal

Tokyo: Bajrang Punia had suffered a major disappointment with a loss in the semi-finals of the men’s freestyle 65 kg wrestling category. But the wrestler bounced back on Saturday, winning the bronze medal after defeating Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0. India’s medal tally equals best ever This is India’s sixth medal at the Tokyo Olympics....

Gold dream crashes again; golfer Aditi Ashok finishes 4th at Tokyo Olympics

Aditi Ashok’s performance at Tokyo Olympics has been stupendous Tokyo: Aditi Ashok was among the strongest contenders for gold in the Indian contingent at the moment. She had remained among the top three in the game for most part of it. So, it was a huge disappointment when she finished fourth in the women’s individual...

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia enters semi-finals

Tokyo: India’s star wrestler Bajrang Punia is just one win away from a medal. Soon after defeating Krygystan’s Ernazar Akmataliev to enter the quarter-finals of the men’s freestyle 65 kg wrestling, Bajrang Punia pinned down Iran’s Morteza Ghiasi Chekra. He has now advanced to the semi-finals. He will play Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the...

Indian women’s hockey team loses in play-off for bronze

Tokyo: It was a heartbreaking moment for the Indian women’s hockey team on Friday. They lost to Great Britain in the play-off for the bronze medal. The women’s hockey team lost 3-4 to the opponents, narrowly missing the bronze. The team, led by Rani Rampal, gave a spirited performance, but could not get the better...

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya wins second silver for India

Ravi Dahiya lost to Russia’s Zavur Uguev in the 57 kg category finals Tokyo: India’s hopes of a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics diminished yet again after wrestler Ravi Dahiya went down against Zavur Uguev of Russia in the 57 kg category finals. He settled for silver. Ravi Dahiya’s silver medal is the second...

It’s a bronze! Indian men’s hockey team lifts first Olympic hockey medal in 41 years

Tokyo: The disappointment that had clouded many a heart and mind after the Indian men’s hockey team suffered a loss in the semi-finals turned into a wave of celebration. Team India defeated German 5-4 in the play-off for the bronze medal. This is the first time that India has won a medal in hockey after...

Tokyo Olympics: Indian women’s hockey team loses to Argentina

The women’s hockey team will now play for bronze Tokyo: The Indian women’s hockey team was hoping to continue its historic run at the Tokyo Olympics till the podium. The team had made it to the semi-finals, the first such instance ever. However, on Wednesday, the girls could not outdo their Argentinian opponents on the...

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya assures India of another silver at Tokyo Olympics

Ravi Dahiya entered the finals after defeating Kazakhstan wrestler Nurislam Sanayev Tokyo: The medal tally of India at Tokyo Olympis is rising. And this time, it wil be at least a silver. On Wednesday, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who is competing in the men’s freestyle wrestling 57 kg category, defeated Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the...

Tokyo Olympics: Lovlina Borgohain gives India its third medal, a bronze in boxing

Lovlina Borgohain settled for the third place in Women’s Welter category after losing to Turkey’s Busenez Surmeneli Tokyo: Celebrations had started since the moment Lovlina Borgohain was declared winner of the quarter-final match in Women’s Welter (64-69 kg) category. The entry into the semi-finals had assured her of a bronze, so the young boxer and...

Assam Assembly adjourned for Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing match at Tokyo Olympics

Guwahati: Having assured herself and India of at least a gold medal, boxer Lovlina Borgohain will chase a medal of a different colour on Wednesday morning as she fights Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in women’s welterweight semi-finals. Back home, legislators from her home state Assam will be watching her keenly, huddled together. The Assam Assembly proceedings...