The experience has made me more motivated, more determined: Bhavani Devi | Tokyo Olympics News

Bhavani Devi made history when she became the first Indian to qualify for Olympics fencing. She bowed out of the quadrennial showpiece after her Round of 32 loss on Monday, but the Chennai girl has truly been a great ambassador for the sport in India. During the course of her Olympics debut, Bhavani, competing in … Read more

India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane back in training session, chances of playing 1st Test increases | Cricket News

DURHAM: There is some good news in store for India’s Test team, currently training in Durham as vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is showing signs of recovery from the hamstring niggle and has started practising ahead of the first Test against England starting in Nottingham from August 4. Rahane didn’t play India’s first-class game against Select County … Read more

Watch: Argentine fencer accepts marriage proposal in front of TV cameras | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice accepted a marriage proposal from her long-term partner and coach in front of television cameras at the Olympics on Monday, the second time he had posed the question in similar fashion. The athlete, after a first-round exit in her third Olympics, was disappointedly answering questions from reporters when … Read more

Sacrifice, exile: How Filipina Hidilyn Diaz made Olympic history | Tokyo Olympics News

Hidilyn Diaz (Getty Images) TOKYO: Triumphant weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will now forget the years of exile, sacrifice, training and nutrition that took her to the Philippines’ first Olympic gold by tucking into her favourite sweet passions, cheesecake and bubble tea. “Yes I will eat a lot tonight,” she smiled as she told AFP of her … Read more

Japan stun China to win historic Olympic table tennis gold | Tokyo Olympics News

(Reuters photo) TOKYO: Japanese mixed doubles pair Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito claimed their country’s first ever Olympic table tennis gold medal on Monday, ending years of Chinese dominance with a remarkable comeback victory on home soil. China had won every Olympic title in the sport since a men’s singles triumph for South Korean Ryu … Read more

Poor execution costs India women; lose 0-2 to world no.3 Germany | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: The Indian women’s hockey team fought valiantly but poor execution proved to be its undoing, leading to a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Germany, a second consecutive setback for the side at the Tokyo Olympics here on Monday. After the 1-5 drubbing at the hands of world no.1 Netherlands, the Indians lifted their … Read more

Olympic medallist at 58, age drives Alrashidi to do rare things | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Age is not just a number but also a driving force in Abdullah Alrashidi‘s quest for doing things as rare as winning an Olympic medal at 58 and activities as striking as shooting in the sport’s showpiece wearing an Arsenal FC shirt. On Monday, the seven-time Olympian claimed the bronze medal in the men’s … Read more

Tokyo 2020: Olympic silver-medallist Mirabai Chanu returns to warm reception | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu returned to the country on Monday after her superb silver medal-winning performance at the Tokyo Olympics and was greeted enthusiastically at the airport. Chanu walked out of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, flanked by security and clad in a face shield and mask. “Happy to be back here in … Read more

No long hairs, stay away from social media: Bengal U-23 coach Laxmi Ratan Shukla tells his wards | Cricket News

KOLKATA: Former Bengal captain and sports minister Laxmi Ratan Shukla began a new innings as under-23 coach with a fitness camp on Monday and put in place some strict rules for his wards that included “staying away from social media and cutting long hairs”. A domestic cricket stalwart for Bengal, Shukla had joined Trinamool Congress … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manika Batra loses to Sofia Polcanova in Round 3 | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: India star paddler Manika Batra bowed out of the women’s singles event after losing her Round 3 match against Austria’s Sofia Polcanova here at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 1 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Sofia Polcanova defeated Batra 4-0 as the match lasted just 27 minutes. Batra and Polcanova did exchange … Read more