Tokyo Olympics 2020: Technical snag costs Manu Bhaker final spot, Heena Sidhu says don’t judge on numbers only | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Technical snag costs Manu Bhaker final spot, Heena Sidhu says don't judge on numbers only | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: A “circuit malfunction” in her pistol cost Indian shooting ace Manu Bhaker dearly as she narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals of the women’s 10m air pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday. Owing to the technical snag during the second series, Manu lost more than five minutes, enough to … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sania Mirza-Ankita Raina pair knocked out | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sania Mirza-Ankita Raina pair knocked out | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Sania Mirza and debutant Ankita Raina were knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics despite dominating a large part of their women’s doubles opener against Ukrainian twin sisters Nadiia and Liudmyla Kichenok, here on Sunday. Sania and Raina were running away with the contest after bageling their opponents but in a dramatic turnaround, the Kichenok … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: I didn’t want to assume it would be easy, says Sindhu after her win | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: I didn't want to assume it would be easy, says Sindhu after her win | Tokyo Olympics News

PV Sindhu hardly broke any sweat as she eased past Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel 21-7, 21-10 in her first Group J match in Tokyo on Sunday. The world champion was too good for the world No.58. Though she is playing against a much weaker opponent, Sindhu said she did not want to take it easy. … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Carrying a shoulder injury, Vikas Krishan crashes out in opening round | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Carrying a shoulder injury, Vikas Krishan crashes out in opening round | Tokyo Olympics News

Veteran boxer Vikas Krishan, featuring in his third and most likely final Olympics, was left bloodied in his comprehensive 0-5 loss to Japan’s Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in the first round of the 69kg welterweight category on Saturday. Vikas was very slow in his movements during the entire bout. His opponent, on the other hand, … Read more

US golfer Bryson DeChambeau tests positive for COVID-19 before departure for Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

US golfer Bryson DeChambeau tests positive for COVID-19 before departure for Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

WASHINGTON: US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau has been pulled out of the United States golf team after testing positive for COVID-19 before his departure for the Tokyo Olympics. The 27-year-old DeChambeau, who won the Major last year, was found to be infected with the virus in the tests done as part of the final testing … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu makes a winning start | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu makes a winning start | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Reigning world champion PV Sindhu opened her Olympic campaign with an easy straight-game win over Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova in the women’s singles group J match here on Sunday. The 26-year-old Indian, seeded sixth, beat the 58th ranked Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10 in a lop-sided opening match. The world number seven Indian will next play Hong … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Former mentors Anita and Kunjarani recall Mirabai Chanu’s long journey | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Former mentors Anita and Kunjarani recall Mirabai Chanu's long journey | Tokyo Olympics News

CHANDIGARH: On Saturday, as Saikhom Mirabai Chanu stood on the podium in Tokyo with the silver medal around her neck, two of her former mentors in seven time World Championship medallist Kunjarani Devi and her former teammate Anita Chanu, couldn’t control their emotions as they reminisced the formative years of India’s new weightlifting superstar. Hailing … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Arjun and Arvind finish third in lightweight double sculls repechage, qualify for semifinals | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Arjun and Arvind finish third in lightweight double sculls repechage, qualify for semifinals | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the semifinals of the men’s lightweight double sculls repechage at the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday. The Indian duo clocked 6:51.36 to finish in the third place at the Sea Forest Waterway. Poland’s Jerzy Kowalski and Artur Mikolajczewski finished at the top with a … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal miss women’s 10m air pistol finals | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal miss women's 10m air pistol finals | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Indian shooters buckled under pressure for a second successive day as Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal failed to make the finals of the women’s 10m air pistol event in the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday. Both were appearing in the maiden Olympics and the pressure got the better of them in the crunch … Read more

Mirabai Chanu’s Olympic medal will encourage junior weightlifters, says Karnam Malleswari | Tokyo Olympics News

Mirabai Chanu's Olympic medal will encourage junior weightlifters, says Karnam Malleswari | Tokyo Olympics News

Weightlifting legend, Karnam Malleswari, who was the first Indian woman to win a medal (a bronze at the 2000 Sydney Games) at the Olympics, is overjoyed with Mirabai Chanu’s silver medal-winning feat. Chanu’s medal ended a 21-year-old drought for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics for India. “The wait is finally over,” Malleswari said. “It … Read more

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