TOKYO: In what is truly India's "Chak De moment" (hat tip to Shahrukh Khan's celebrated Hindi movie hit), both the men's and women's hockey teams have entered the semi-finals at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
Aug 02, 2021 07:08
TOKYO: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has delivered on the world stage stage. Yet again! The reigning world champion on Sunday scripted history as she became only the second Indian and the country’s first woman to win two Olympic medals, securing a Bronze after a straight-game win over world No. 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the badminton women’s singles third-place play-off here.
Jul 30, 2021 15:07
TOKYO: Lovlina Borgohain of Assam Friday assured a second medal for India at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. The Assamese woman boxer overcame Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei to enter the semi-finals in the 69kg category. Lovlina will next take on top-seed Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey on August 4.
Jul 30, 2021 10:07
INDIAN BOXING'S ALL-TIME GREAT MC Mary Kom "went out swinging" from the Olympic arena in what is her last Olympics, though not last competitive match. The 38-year-old six-time world champion and Bronze-winner from the 2012 London Olympics suffered a heart-breaking 2-3 loss to her Colombian opponent Ingrit Valencia in the Flyweight (51kg) pre-quarterfinal, after giving it her all.
Jul 28, 2021 17:07
TOKYO: Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time, will not participate in Thursday's (July 29) women's all-around final here at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. USA Gymnastics confirmed that Biles will not participate in the all-around final. She wants to focus on her mental health, according to USA Gymnastics. No decision yet on whether she will compete in next week's apparatus finals, as per Olympics.com.
Jul 27, 2021 19:07
NEW DELHI: India’s leading sports nutrition brand Fast&Up has pledged to support all Indian athletes who win a medal in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with free nutritional supplements all through the next Olympic cycle. The athletes can avail Fast&Up’s full range of sports supplements for the next three years leading up to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Jul 26, 2021 19:07
NEW YORK: A record 121 NBA and WNBA players are featured on national team rosters for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The men’s and women’s 5x5 competitions will feature a record 49 current NBA players and a record 29 current WNBA players, as well as 16 former NBA and 22 former WNBA players. The inaugural 3x3 basketball tournament features four current and one former WNBA player.
Jul 24, 2021 17:07
NEW DELHI: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Friday launched Project Tokyo 2020 in a bid to provide Covid appropriate support to Tokyo bound Olympic and Paralympic athletes on behalf of corporate industries. FICCI has launched this project on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics in recognition of the role of sports in promoting unity and inclusivity in society.
Jul 24, 2021 16:07
NEW DELHI: World number one Saurabh Chaudhary of India made India’s first final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Shooting competition, but missed out on a medal in his first Games, finishing a creditable seventh in the Men’s 10M Air Pistol event. He finished with a score of 137.4 in the final. The teenager had earlier topped the qualification round with a quality 586 after 60 shots.
Jul 24, 2021 16:07
NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association on Friday roped in Adani Group as a sponsor for the Indian contingent at the ongoing Tokyo Games. The sponsorship amount was not disclosed other than IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta, who is in Tokyo, terming it as "good".
Jul 24, 2021 15:07
TOKYO: Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu entered the history books Saturday with a scintillating performance to secure a Silver medal, lifting 202 kg in the 49kg weight category.