Have you learnt Punjabi, PM asked Sreejesh; praised Mirabai for remembering truck drivers who helped her | Tokyo Olympics News

Have you learnt Punjabi, PM asked Sreejesh; praised Mirabai for remembering truck drivers who helped her | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Iconic boxer MC Mary Kom and ace archer Deepika Kumari were told they need not say sorry after returning without medals while hockey player P Sreejesh was asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he has learnt ‘Punjabi’ when he hosted the Tokyo-returned Olympians at his residence. Modi had some light moments with … Read more

Entire country proud of Indian Olympics contingent: President Kovind | Tokyo Olympics News

Entire country proud of Indian Olympics contingent: President Kovind | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said India’s performance in the Tokyo Olympics was outstanding and the entire country is proud of the contingent. Kovind has hosted a ‘high tea’ at the Rashtrapati Bhavan cultural centre for the Indian contingent that participated at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. President Ram Nath Kovind hosted the … Read more

Vikas Krishan undergoes shoulder surgery after Olympic heartbreak, vows to come back stronger | Tokyo Olympics News

Vikas Krishan undergoes shoulder surgery after Olympic heartbreak, vows to come back stronger | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Vikas Krishan, whose Olympic campaign ended abruptly after a dislocated right shoulder caused an opening-round loss, has undergone a surgery to fix the injury which will keep him out of action for the next three months. The 29-year-old, who was competing in his third Olympics in Tokyo, was forced out early … Read more

Medals India won in Olympics made nation proud, elated: PM Modi | Tokyo Olympics News

Medals India won in Olympics made nation proud, elated: PM Modi | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: With the Tokyo Olympics coming to an end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said this is the time to keep working to further popularise sports at the grassroots so that new talents emerge and get the opportunity to represent India in the times to come. The medals India won has certainly made … Read more

What goes into the making of a javelin champion? The skills and training required | Tokyo Olympics News

What goes into the making of a javelin champion? The skills and training required | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Neeraj Chopra became an inspiration for many youngsters in the country after the 23-year-old pierced the air with his javelin at the Olympic Stadium to give independent India its first gold medal in Athletics. Neeraj’s dominance was evident in the final as he produced a second-round throw of 87.58m to end India’s over … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: USA top Olympic medal table as delayed Games draw to close | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: USA top Olympic medal table as delayed Games draw to close | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Eliud Kipchoge produced a marathon masterclass and the USA edged China at the top of the Tokyo Olympics medals table as the curtain fell on the biggest sports event since the pandemic on Sunday. After Kipchoge’s marathon win for Kenya, the United States scored victories in volleyball, track cycling and basketball to top the … Read more

You did wonders despite obstacles: PM Modi to Neeraj Chopra in phone call | Tokyo Olympics News

You did wonders despite obstacles: PM Modi to Neeraj Chopra in phone call | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Olympic gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra after the javelin thrower’s momentous achievement in the Tokyo Games on Saturday, applauding him for not letting injuries and break in momentum come in the way of his performance. The 23-year-old Chopra became the country’s first track-and-field Olympic gold medallist, which was India’s … Read more

Neeraj Chopra: From chubby kid trying to lose weight to Olympic champion | Tokyo Olympics News

Neeraj Chopra: From chubby kid trying to lose weight to Olympic champion | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: A plump kid took to athletics to lose weight and ended up being India’s first track-and-field Olympic gold-medallist. Sounds like a fairytale? That’s Neeraj Chopra‘s life actually, all of 23 and a superstar, or dare one say a messiah, that Indian athletics had been waiting for over a century. On Saturday, with his … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: I want to do something different, so that the country remembers me: What Neeraj Chopra told his compatriot Shivpal Singh ahead of the javelin final | Tokyo Olympics News

EXCLUSIVE: I want to do something different, so that the country remembers me: What Neeraj Chopra told his compatriot Shivpal Singh ahead of the javelin final | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: He came, he saw and he conquered. India’s Javelin star Neeraj Chopra ended India’s wait of over a 100 years and won the elusive Olympic gold medal in athletics. Chopra, who became the country’s favourite and raised expectations after topping the qualification round with a breathtaking 86.59m throw, threw 87.03 and 87.58 in … Read more

India revels in Neeraj’s ‘golden moment’; PM, President laud his ‘unparalleled grit’ | Tokyo Olympics News

India revels in Neeraj's 'golden moment'; PM, President laud his 'unparalleled grit' | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Neeraj Chopra became the toast of the nation after claiming historic gold in javelin throw at the Olympics with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailing the young javelin thrower’s “unparalleled grit” for a landmark gold winning feat at the Tokyo Games. The 23-year-old on Saturday became only the second Indian … Read more