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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

Lucky Vardhan to play tennis singles too

Indian tennis player Vishnu Vardhan Sunday has got a lucky place in the men's singles draw replacing German Philipp Kohlschreiber who pulled out of the Olympics with a hamstring injury.

Indian shooters Heena Sidhu, Annu Raj bow out

Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh failed to qualify for the women's 10m air pistol finals at the 2012 Olympics here Sunday.

Vijay Kumar fails to qualify in 10m Air Pistol

Shooter Vijay Kumar had a stuttering start to his Olympic campaign as he failed to qualify for the men's 10m Air Pistol finals after finishing a lowly 31st in London today.

Indian rowers check into Rowing Village in London

The Indian rowing team arrived in the British capital for the upcoming Olympics but instead of the regular athletes Village, the three-member team checked into a special Rowing Village at the Royal Holloway in London.

Not much expected of lone Indian swimmer at Olympics

Indian swimmers have never quite made a splash at the Olympics and it is not expected to be any different even in London when the country's lone entry Gagan A P Ulalmath enters the fray after getting a lucky break due to FINA's strange 'Universality' quota.

India aiming to arrest Olympic hockey decline

The onset of every Olympics gives rise to bittersweet feelings among India's vast numbers of field hockey fans, with their pride in past gold medal performances accompanied by introspection about what has gone wrong since.

For Bhupathi, there'll be no 'free lunches' in London

Mahesh Bhupathi admitting this would well be his last chance of winning an Olympic medal, said the Olympics were by far the toughest men's doubles event, even more so than the Grand Slams. HT Correspondent reports.

Sushil will carry the tri-colour during opening ceremony

Ending days of speculation, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday announced that wrestler Sushil Kumar, bronze-medallist at the Beijing Games, would be the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent at the London Olympics.

Olympics no ghost to be scared of: Deepika Kumari

All of 18, she is world number one and India's biggest hope for an Olympic medal but Deepika Kumari is far from intimidated by the burden of expectations as she feels the London Games are not some kind of a "ghost" to be scared of.

Indian paddler Soumyajit wins first round

Young Soumyajit Ghosh's maiden appearance at the Olympics proved to be a memorable one as he advanced to the second round of the table tennis event after Ankita Das bowed out in the London Games today.

Sania-Rushmi bows out of Women's doubles event

The pair of Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi were today knocked out of the women's doubles competition of the London Olympic Games after losing to Chinese Taipei pair in a three-setter.

‘Winning is addictive’

Old methods work just fine for Sushil Kumar, India’s wrestling bronze medallist at Beijing. He believes in daily massages with mustard oil, a vegetarian diet with loads of almonds and a langot (strip of cloth) to gird his loins. Sukhwant Basra & Saurabh Duggal reports.

No tickets for Indian athletes

Indian athletes are facing a tough time getting London Games tickets for their support staff, who failed to get accreditation, and family members.

'IOA trying hard to sort out tickets issue'

An acute scarcity of London Olympic Games tickets has had the Indian Olympic Association acting president, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, looking for ways to find a quick solution to the vexing issue. HT reports.

Jwala-Diju on brink of exit at London Games

India's mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju are virtually out of the London Olympics as they suffered yet another straight-game defeat in their second group game in the badminton competition at the Wembley arena in London on Sunday.
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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 46 29 29 104
China 38 27 22 87
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 24 25 33 82
India 0 2 4 6
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