Simone Biles says mental health problems began before Olympics | More sports News

Simone Biles says mental health problems began before Olympics | More sports News

LOS ANGELES: Simone Biles said on Monday the mental health concerns that led to her dramatic withdrawal from several events at the Tokyo Olympics had begun before she even arrived in Japan. The US gymnastics superstar caused a sensation at the Olympics last month after pulling out of the team final competition before later withdrawing … Read more

Bajrang may seek re-trials close to Worlds, reveals he carried two injuries into Olympics | More sports News

Bajrang may seek re-trials close to Worlds, reveals he carried two injuries into Olympics | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia on Monday said he may seek re-trials in his category close to the World Championship if he recovers from his injury and also revealed that he had hurt not only his knee, but also pulled his hamstring before the Tokyo Olympics. Bajrang returned with a bronze medal from … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Indian javelin throwers Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar won silver and bronze respectively in the men’s Standing Javelin (F46) here at National Stadium in Tokyo on Monday. Devendra Jhajharia grabbed silver with a personal best throw of 64.35. This was also his third medal at Paralympic Games. Meanwhile, Sundar captured bronze with a … Read more

Paddler Bhavinaben Patel wins historic silver at Tokyo Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympics News

Paddler Bhavinaben Patel wins historic silver at Tokyo Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Indian table tennis player Bhavinaben Patel signed off with a historic silver medal in her maiden Paralymic Games after going down 0-3 to world No. 1 Chinese paddler Ying Zhou in the women’s singles class 4 final here on Sunday. The 34-year-old Patel’s impressive run at the Games ended with a 7-11, 5-11, 6-11 … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Paddlers Bhavinaben and Sonalben lose opening group fixtures | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Paddlers Bhavinaben and Sonalben lose opening group fixtures | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Indian paddlers Bhavinaben Patel and Sonalben Manubhai Patel began their campaigns with opening-round defeats in their respective events at the Tokyo Paralympics, here on Wednesday. Competing in the women’s Class 3 category, Sonalben was ahead after the first three games but lost momentum to lose 11-9, 3-11, 17-15, 7-11, 4-11 against world No. 4 … Read more

Mariyappan Thangavelu in quarantine, Tek Chand to be India’s flag-bearer at Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony | Tokyo Paralympics News

Mariyappan Thangavelu in quarantine, Tek Chand to be India's flag-bearer at Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: Mariyappan Thangavelu will not be part of India’s opening ceremony at the Tokyo Paralympics on Tuesday evening. He has been replaced by javelin thrower Tek Chand (men’s F54 event) as the country’s flag bearer. On his flight to Tokyo, Mariyappan came in close contact with a Covid positive foreign passenger. Though on reaching … Read more

Sachin Tendulkar urges people to cheer for India’s athletes at Tokyo Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympics News

Sachin Tendulkar urges people to cheer for India's athletes at Tokyo Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympics News

MUMBAI: In an emotional, elaborate note (TOI has a copy), cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has urged people to cheer for India’s athletes at the Tokyo Paralympics, which are scheduled to be held from August 24 to September 5. A total of 54 Indian athletes (the country’s biggest Paralympics contingent ever) from across nine sporting disciplines … Read more

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

Paralympics-Organisers say situation ‘very difficult’ as hospitals stretched by COVID cases

The Tokyo Paralympics will be held under “very difficult” circumstances, organisers said on Friday, with hospitals in the host city overstretched as Japan battles its worse wave of COVID-19 infections, driven by the Delta variant. With less than a week to the start of the Paralympics, the Asahi Newspaper reported on Friday that a Tokyo … Read more

Bajrang Punia wins bronze as India equal their best ever Olympic medal haul | Tokyo Olympics News

Bajrang Punia wins bronze as India equal their best ever Olympic medal haul | Tokyo Olympics News

CHIBA (Japan): He did not live up to the sky-high expectations but India’s Bajrang Punia will return from Tokyo with a bronze medal on Olympic debut after outwitting Daulet Niyazbekov in the play-off on Saturday. If his defence let him down in the semifinal against Hazi Aliev, Bajrang’s smart attacking moves made him a 8-0 … Read more