India's Geeta Phogat lost to Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada 1-3 in the opening round of the Olympic women's 55kg wrestling event in London today.
Teenage archer Deepika Kumari says she cracked under pressure of competing at such a big stage and before she could realise what was happening the journey ended.
Even the most seasoned of warriors can feel the nerves. And Gagan Narang, winner of bronze in 10m air rifle at London, revealed he felt a bit of anxiety during the event.
Former India sprint queen PT Usha's protégé, Tintu Luka, qualified for the women's 800m semifinals in the Olympic Games, finishing third in one of the heats on Wednesday.
Olympic silver medallist pistol shooter Vijay Kumar returned home from London today to a rousing welcome by the Indian Army, which was out in full force and left no stone unturned to honour the hero.
Before India took a big step forward at Beijing and clinched three medals, most of these world class performers would have been hailed as heroes at home. But near misses no longer count for such accolades, showing how high the bar has been set by our Olympic medalllists.
India's triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary crashed out of the London Olympics, failing to qualify for the finals with a 'No Mark' at the Olympic Stadium today.
If the 20km walk wasn't tough enough, here is a man who had to endure the grind of training everyday to make his dream of competing in the Olympic Games come true and also resolutely fight the system for what he felt was his due.
Not many athletes can claim to be the greatest in just their debut Olympics, but then, not many can be compared to the 'Magnificent M C Mary Kom', a living legend in international boxing much before women got a chance to show their mettle in the quadrennial event.
In 2008, they had a bronze. At the London Games, they are looking to better the Beijing show.
India slump to fourth successive loss against Korea, set for worst-ever finish. Sukhwant Basra
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India's MC Mary Kom blazed her way into history on Sunday as women's boxing made its Olympic Games debut, but the five-time world champion had one regret.
Saina Nehwal wore purple instead of the regular black for her bronze outing. Perhaps she had a premonition that she would be joining the royal league of Olympic medallists; there was no need for the colour of mourning. Sukhwant Basra
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