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India's Manpreet Singh (7) huddles with his teammates.(AP)

Rejuvenated India eye win against Argentina to seal QF berth in men's hockey

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 12:17 PM IST
With two wins out of three games, world no.4 India are sitting pretty at the second spot in Pool A, which is being headed by the unbeaten Australians which boast of a perfect record till now from three games.
Olympics: Simone Biles withdraws from all-around gymnastics: official(REUTERS)
Olympics: Simone Biles withdraws from all-around gymnastics: official(REUTERS)

Olympics: Simone Biles withdraws from all-around gymnastics: official

AFP |
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 12:03 PM IST
  • Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final of the individual all-around gymnastics competition at the Olympics due to concerns over her mental health, USA Gymnastics confirmed on Wednesday.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Simone Biles of the United States during the Women's Team Final.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Simone Biles of the United States during the Women's Team Final.(REUTERS)

Olympics-Women triumphant in Tokyo as Biles spotlights mental health at Games

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 11:22 AM IST
The Games are taking place without spectators and under a state of emergency in Tokyo, unprecedented measures in the history of the modern Olympics.
Nyjah Huston, of the United States, competes in men's street skateboarding during the Tokyo Olympics.(AP)
Nyjah Huston, of the United States, competes in men's street skateboarding during the Tokyo Olympics.(AP)

16 new Olympics-related COVID-19 cases, but no athlete and none from Village

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 11:18 AM IST
It is for the first time in four days that no COVID-19 cases were reported among Olympic athletes.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev returns the ball to Italy's Fabio Fognini during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's singles third round tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 28, 2021(AFP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev returns the ball to Italy's Fabio Fognini during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's singles third round tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 28, 2021(AFP)

Tokyo Olympics: Medvedev battles heat to stay on track for Djokovic showdown

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 11:16 AM IST
  • Second-seed Medvedev defeated Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to set up a last-eight meeting with Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain at Ariake Tennis Park.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Hockey - Women's Pool A - Britain v India - Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - July 28, 2021. Monika Malik of India in action as they defend.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Hockey - Women's Pool A - Britain v India - Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - July 28, 2021. Monika Malik of India in action as they defend.(REUTERS)

Bad decisions, worst match: women's hockey coach livid after 3rd straight loss

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Marijne didn't mince words in criticising his players after India wasted several chances to suffer their third consecutive defeat in Pool A, which reduces their quarterfinal chances.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ariarne Titmus of Australia reacts after winning.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ariarne Titmus of Australia reacts after winning.(REUTERS)

Olympics: Titmus claims 200m crown but Ledecky bounces back for first gold

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 10:37 AM IST
  • Australian Titmus now has two Tokyo golds, both at Ledecky's expense after upsetting her arch-rival to win the 400m free on Monday.
India's Tarundeep Rai during Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
India's Tarundeep Rai during Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)

Indian archer Rai exits, loses to Shanny in shoot-off in second round

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 09:47 AM IST
Under windy conditions at the Yumenoshima Park in Tokyo, both players were locked 5-5 but Shanny, who is 15 years younger to Rai, sealed the match 10-9 with a perfect score in the shoot-off.
Pusarla V. Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Hong Kong China's Ngan Yi Cheung, in the women's singles badminton match at the Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)
Pusarla V. Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Hong Kong China's Ngan Yi Cheung, in the women's singles badminton match at the Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)

Olympics: Sindhu beats Cheung in straight games, enters pre-quarterfinals

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 10:30 AM IST
The 26-year-old Indian, who had claimed a silver medal in the last edition in Rio, prevailed over world No. 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute match to top the group. This was Sindhu's sixth win over Cheung in as many meetings.
Tokyo: Britain's Hannah Martin (7) celebrates after scoring on India goalkeeper Savita (11) during a women's field hockey match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(AP)
Tokyo: Britain's Hannah Martin (7) celebrates after scoring on India goalkeeper Savita (11) during a women's field hockey match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(AP)

India lose 1-4 to Great Britain, qualification chance reduces in women's hockey

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 08:58 AM IST
The Indians needed at least a point from this game to be safe but they now will have to win their remaining two matches to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stage.
Indian Tarundeep Rai during Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)
Indian Tarundeep Rai during Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)

Tokyo Olympics: Archer Tarundeep comes from behind to beat Hunbin

ANI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 08:20 AM IST
Both archers shared the points in the first set after aiming 8-8-9. Hunbin started with two 10s in the second round and that was enough to seal the set even as Rai finds the target with his 3rd.
Australia’s Ariarne Titmus (L) and Katie Ledecky (R) of the US(Tokyo 2020 / Twitter) Exclusive
Australia’s Ariarne Titmus (L) and Katie Ledecky (R) of the US(Tokyo 2020 / Twitter)

Tokyo 2020: To be a legend, defeat a legend

PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 07:03 AM IST
On Monday, the American champion, 24, and the Australian challenger, 20, crossed paths in a race for the ages.
Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 5:(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 5:(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)

Tokyo 2020 H/L Day 5: Pooja makes quarters; Sindhu, Deepika enter pre-quarters

UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST
  • Tokyo Olympics Live Updates Day 5: The fifth day was a lot better for the Indians as boxer Pooja Rani stormed into the quarterfinals. Moreover, archer Deepika Kumari and shuttler PV Sindhu made the pre-quarterfinals. However, the campaigns of B Sai Praneeth, Tarundeep Rai, and Pravin Jadhav ended.
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu(Getty)
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu(Getty)

Tokyo Olympics Day 5 India Full Schedule

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 12:43 AM IST
All eyes will be on ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu as she gears up for her second game in the tournament. Here is India's schedule on Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics
 A man sits among rows of empty seats at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (REUTERS)
A man sits among rows of empty seats at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (REUTERS)

In Tokyo, the emptiness haunts every venue

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 11:52 PM IST
At the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, in the heart of the city, the empty multi-coloured bucket seats stare back at you. The sound of the ping pong ball hitting the table echo through the 7000-seater hall.
India's Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary during the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team shooting event Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
India's Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary during the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team shooting event Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)

Tokyo 2020: Shooters miss the Olympic target

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 11:45 PM IST
It was a day when tension gripped the Indian shooting contingent, turned to disappointment and then morphed into anger as coaches, administrators and shooters revealed the cracks in the team.
Ma Long of China in action against Sharath Kamal Achanta of India at Tokyo Olympics 2020(REUTERS) Exclusive
Ma Long of China in action against Sharath Kamal Achanta of India at Tokyo Olympics 2020(REUTERS)

Tokyo 2020: The G.O.A.T. in dragon’s clothing

UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Ma Long had said before the Games that if he lost a single game, it would be letting his country down.
India's Manu Bhaker during the 10m Range Air Pistol Mixed Team event at Tokyo Olympics(PTI) Exclusive
India's Manu Bhaker during the 10m Range Air Pistol Mixed Team event at Tokyo Olympics(PTI)

NRAI notice to Swiss gun-maker after criticism by owner

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 10:36 PM IST
After Bhaker’s gun malfunctioned during the 10m air pistol qualification stage, Repich posted that he spoke to a judge of the event at the Asaka Shooting Range and that he was surprised that the weapon was not taken to the company’s repair area instead of Pandit fixing it himself.
India's Chirag Shetty (R) hits a shot next to India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy. (Getty Images)
India's Chirag Shetty (R) hits a shot next to India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy. (Getty Images)

Badminton pair Shetty, Rankireddy ousted in game of arithmetics

By Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 10:03 PM IST
  • Despite the same number of wins (2), losses (1) and points (2), the Indian pair was ousted while the other two progressed to the quarter-finals.
Sharath Kamal put up a brave show against Ma Long. (Reuters)
Sharath Kamal put up a brave show against Ma Long. (Reuters)

Not just Olympics, this was my best show ever: Sharath Kamal

By Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 09:56 PM IST
  • Sharath Kamal dissected his game against arguably the greatest male paddler in the world, and why he believed this campaign was the best of all his four Olympics.
India's Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI) Exclusive
India's Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)

Tokyo 2020: Rift in shooting contingent after poor show

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 09:34 PM IST
Things came to a head when Rana arrived at the range for a practice session during the March World Cup wearing a shirt in which he had inscribed an angry text that Bhaker had sent him.
Bronze medalist Polina Guryeva of Turkmenistan poses with her medal. (Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Polina Guryeva of Turkmenistan poses with her medal. (Getty Images)

Olympics: Weightlifter Guryeva wins Turkmenistan's first medal at Games

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 09:20 PM IST
  • Weightlifter Polina Guryeva won a silver medal for the Central Asian nation at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, and then predicted she would go down in the country’s history.
Mirabai Chanu felicitated in Manipur. (DIPR Manipur)
Mirabai Chanu felicitated in Manipur. (DIPR Manipur)

Olympic medalist Mirabai Chanu accorded hero's welcome in Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 09:03 PM IST
  • Manipur accorded a hero’s welcome to India’s first silver medal winner in Olympics Saikhom Mirabai Chanu from the state when she arrived in Imphal on Tuesday afternoon.
India's Manika Batra during her table tennis match against Austria's Sofia Polcanova at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
India's Manika Batra during her table tennis match against Austria's Sofia Polcanova at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)

Manika refusing national coach's help is act of indiscipline: TTFI

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Manika had taken her personal coach Sanmay Paranajpe to the Games but he was only allowed to train with her and the player's request for his Field of Play access was denied by the organisers.
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)

Vinesh misses flight to Tokyo after overstaying EU visa, to reach on Wednesday

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Phogat, who was training in Hungary with her coach Woller Akos ahead of the Games, were to reach Tokyo on Tuesday night but she was stopped at the Frankfurt Airport before boarding the connecting flight to the Japanese capital.
Tokyo 2020: Simone Biles out of US team during Olympic final.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020: Simone Biles out of US team during Olympic final.(REUTERS)

Tokyo 2020: Simone Biles out of US team during Olympic final

AFP |
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 05:56 PM IST
  • Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles, a four-time gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, produced a lacklustre opening vault and then briefly left the competition floor, before returning to join her teammates.
Olympics: Doing It For The A- Alaska's first Olympic swimmer Lydia Jacoby wins gold.(AFP)
Olympics: Doing It For The A- Alaska's first Olympic swimmer Lydia Jacoby wins gold.(AFP)

Olympics: Doing It For The A- Alaska's first Olympic swimmer Jacoby wins gold

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 04:41 PM IST
  • Lydia Jacoby, a 17-year-old who hails from tiny town of Seward, Alaska (population: 2,773), pulled off a stunning upset in the 100-meter breaststroke event.
Tokyo 2020: Families, friends cheer on athletes from other side of the world.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020: Families, friends cheer on athletes from other side of the world.(REUTERS)

Tokyo 2020: Families, friends cheer on athletes from other side of the world

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 04:40 PM IST
With the Tokyo Olympics closed to crowds, families, friends and communities are gathering around televisions and screens all over the world, at all hours, to watch their athletes compete.
Japan's Stephanie Mawuli celebrates after wining at the end of the women's first round 3x3 basketball match between USA and Japan at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, on July 27, 2021 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.(AFP)
Japan's Stephanie Mawuli celebrates after wining at the end of the women's first round 3x3 basketball match between USA and Japan at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, on July 27, 2021 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.(AFP)

Olympics: Japan women shock unbeaten US in Basketball 3x3, knockout stage looms

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 04:33 PM IST
Japan had already secured a spot in the playoffs, but head coach Torsten Loibl said beating the United States demonstrated that his team could be medal contenders at the Tokyo Olympics.
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