At 40, Devendra Jhajharia eyes record third gold in Tokyo | Tokyo Olympics News

At 40, Devendra Jhajharia eyes record third gold in Tokyo | Tokyo Olympics News

Para javelin thrower’s aim is to hurl spear as far as 67-69 metres & create new world recordJAIPUR: Having distinction of winning two gold medals in as many Games, India’s first paralympian to win gold, Devendra Jhajharia has not only added years to his age but has grown wiser since Athens 2004 podium finish. At … Read more

Olympic medal effect: Mirabai already seeing heightened interest in weightlifting | More sports News

Olympic medal effect: Mirabai already seeing heightened interest in weightlifting | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has observed a heightened interest in the power sport since her silver medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics and expects more women to compete at the highest level in the near future. Speaking at an event on Friday, Mirabai said the amount of love she has received from fellow … Read more

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: At one point, I felt I would never lift again. This medal is my redemption | Off the field News

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: At one point, I felt I would never lift again. This medal is my redemption | Off the field News

On the opening morning of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu became India’s first medallist at the Games, winning a silver in women’s weightlifting (49 kg). “It still hasn’t sunk in,” she tells us, and that’s perhaps also because she traveled a long and winding path to get to this moment, battling … Read more

Judoka Takato wins Japan’s first gold of Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

Judoka Takato wins Japan's first gold of Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Judoka Naohisa Takato won Japan’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday with victory in the men’s 60kg final at the iconic Nippon Budokan. The 28-year-old made up for his disappointing bronze medal in Rio five years ago by getting the host nation up and running in the Games with a win … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand targets 11.10 sec in 100m | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand targets 11.10 sec in 100m | Tokyo Olympics News

“I was nervous! And under a lot of pressure,” said Dutee Chand of the time in late June when she sat helpless hoping that her world ranking of No. 44 in 100m and No. 51 in that of 200m would be enough for her to make her second Olympics. Devoid of international events, Dutee had … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Saurabh Chaudhary spotlights shooting hopes | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Saurabh Chaudhary spotlights shooting hopes | Tokyo Olympics News

Men’s 10m air pistol and women’s 10m air rifle shooters take early aim at medalsShooters in the women’s 10m air rifle and men’s 10m air pistol events will take aim at medals early on Saturday morning. The women’s 10m air rifle event at the Tokyo Games will not have any medallist from the Rio Games. … Read more

India look to make a mark at Tokyo Olympics with young guns leading early charge to ignite the spark | Tokyo Olympics News

India look to make a mark at Tokyo Olympics with young guns leading early charge to ignite the spark | Tokyo Olympics News

Faster, higher stronger – together. The International Olympic Committee couldn’t have coined a more relevant version of its motto amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a clarion call for solidarity and message to the world that sport has united against a microscopic enemy. Over 11,000 athletes who have gathered in Tokyo for the Olympics have endorsed it … Read more