Neeraj Chopra: Nothing wrong in what Arshad Nadeem did by taking my javelin to prepare, clarifies Neeraj Chopra | Tokyo Olympics News

Neeraj Chopra: Nothing wrong in what Arshad Nadeem did by taking my javelin to prepare, clarifies Neeraj Chopra | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said he was “disappointed” to see people pushing their “vested interests” following a viral video that showed the Indian athlete on the lookout for his javelin moments before the finals of the javelin event in August. The video doing the rounds on social video further … Read more

Vivek Sagar Prasad on being nominated for same FIH honour again | Hockey News

Vivek Sagar Prasad on being nominated for same FIH honour again | Hockey News

NEW DELHI: Indian men’s hockey team mid-fielder Vivek Sagar Prasad says it feels surreal to be nominated for the FIH Rising Star of the Year award for the second time in his career, having already claimed the honour in the 2019-20 season. Prasad was part of the team’s historic bronze medal winning feat at the … Read more

Off-field issues force shooter Abhishek Verma to become his own coach | More sports News

Off-field issues force shooter Abhishek Verma to become his own coach | More sports News

NEW DELHI: It’s a tale of two Olympians from Panipat in Haryana. One is now the toast of the nation, the other is spending time in the wilderness, trying to figure out what went wrong at the Tokyo Olympics. It’s been nearly two weeks since Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold-winning effort in Tokyo, yet celebrations are … Read more

Vinesh Phogat unsure of returning after Tokyo Olympics trauma | Tokyo Olympics News

Vinesh Phogat unsure of returning after Tokyo Olympics trauma | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: India’s Vinesh Phogat is not sure when, if at all, she would return to the wrestling mat as she struggles to cope with the disappointment of her Tokyo Olympics campaign. Five years after being stretchered off the mat with a twisted knee in Rio, the 26-year-old was the top seed in the women’s … Read more

Expectation will be higher at next Olympics: Aditi Ashok | Tokyo Olympics News

Expectation will be higher at next Olympics: Aditi Ashok | Tokyo Olympics News

BENGALURU: For most athletes, the Olympic Games is a culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears. However, for professionals in a few disciplines, especially golfers, there is no time to savour the triumph or brood over a missed chance, the next event is upon them in the blink of an eye. Ace Indian golfer … Read more

Foreign coaches and support staff played a big role in India’s success in Tokyo Games | Tokyo Olympics News

Foreign coaches and support staff played a big role in India's success in Tokyo Games | Tokyo Olympics News

What’s the common thread between Tokyo Games medal winners Neeraj Chopra, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain, Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia? What suddenly changed for the men’s and women’s hockey teams at this Olympics? Apart from our athletes’ perseverance, determination and resilience, it was the expert help from a bunch of foreign coaches and … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Bronze is worth gold to my family, says Bajrang Punia | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Bronze is worth gold to my family, says Bajrang Punia | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Olympic Games medal-winning wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia returned home to a rousing reception on Monday, with hundreds of ecstatic, dancing supporters from Haryana’s Sonepat, adjoining areas and the Chhatrasal Stadium turning up at the Delhi international airport with garlands, bouquets and sweets. The two made their way from the airport to … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated in grand ceremony by government | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India lays out red carpet for Olympic heroes; felicitated in grand ceremony by government | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: India’s Olympic medal-winners were accorded a grand welcome by the government in a dazzling felicitation ceremony here on Monday with sports minister Anurag Thakur saying that their journey is an “incredible story of resilience and sporting excellence”. Gold medal winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was the cynosure of all eyes in the ceremony … Read more

Japan PM Suga’s support slides to record low as Olympic Games close – survey

Support for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga slid below 30% for the first time since he took office, a survey showed on Monday, a sign the Tokyo Olympic Games failed to boost his ratings amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections. Roughly a third disapproved of holding the Games which closed on Sunday and 60% said … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Ecstatic Abhinav Bindra welcomes Neeraj Chopra to golden club | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Ecstatic Abhinav Bindra welcomes Neeraj Chopra to golden club | Tokyo Olympics News

When PV Sindhu qualified for the final at the Rio Games, Abhinav Bindra wanted her to win gold and had expressed how ‘lonely’ he felt at the top. He finally has company now. “I am ecstatic,” Bindra told TOI. Abhinav won India’s first-ever individual gold on August 11, 2008, and it has been a long … Read more

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