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Tokyo 2020: Noisy delegations make up for absent spectators at Games(AP)

Tokyo 2020: Noisy delegations make up for absent spectators at Games

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 03:47 PM IST
The Olympics may officially be without supporters but at venues across Tokyo national delegations have brought the noise, replacing fans kept out by coronavirus countermeasures.
Olympics: Teary homecoming- Mirabai Chanu breaks down on meeting mother.(ANI)
Olympics: Teary homecoming- Mirabai Chanu breaks down on meeting mother.(ANI)

Olympics: Teary homecoming- Mirabai Chanu breaks down on meeting mother

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Much like the reception at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday, Mirabai Chanu was met with media frenzy at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in Imphal.
IOC to adapt refugee athletes program to counter criticism(File)
IOC to adapt refugee athletes program to counter criticism(File)

IOC to adapt refugee athletes program to counter criticism

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Claims by runners originally from South Sudan about a controlling management style and being denied chances to earn money from races and sponsors were detailed this month by Time magazine.
India's Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar compete in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team shooting event at the Summer Olympics 2020, in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The Indian duo failed to qualify for the 2nd stage.(PTI)
India's Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar compete in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team shooting event at the Summer Olympics 2020, in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The Indian duo failed to qualify for the 2nd stage.(PTI)

NRAI boss wants support staff 'overhaul' after shooters disappoint in Tokyo

PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 02:37 PM IST
  • NRAI president Raninder said there is a need for an overhaul in the coaching and support staff after most of the Indian shooters failed to qualify for the medal rounds.
India's Sumit Nagal(AFP)
India's Sumit Nagal(AFP)

Sania, Nagal fail to make the cut, Indian tennis team's campaign over at Tokyo

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 01:50 PM IST
The entries were to be finalised on Tuesday morning and the cut was expected to be between 50-60. The Indians did not even have faint hopes of getting into the easiest of tennis events at the Games.
Olympics: I almost had him- Sharath Kamal (in frame) on pushing mighty Ma Long of China to limit in his 'best' tournament ever.(REUTERS)
Olympics: I almost had him- Sharath Kamal (in frame) on pushing mighty Ma Long of China to limit in his 'best' tournament ever.(REUTERS)

Olympics: I almost had him- Sharath on pushing mighty Ma Long to limit

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 01:08 PM IST
  • Seldom one's best performance comes in a losing cause but it is different when one is facing arguably the greatest player of all time.
Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka happy with Olympics experience despite shock loss.(AP)
Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka happy with Olympics experience despite shock loss.(AP)

Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka happy with Olympics experience despite shock loss

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 12:58 PM IST
Tokyo 2020: Japan's Naomi Osaka acknowledged that she had been under pressure to perform, but was nonetheless satisfied with her maiden outing at the Olympics.
Tokyo 2020: Australia's swimming coach apologises for mask-tearing antics(Twitter)
Tokyo 2020: Australia's swimming coach apologises for mask-tearing antics(Twitter)

Tokyo 2020: Australia's swimming coach apologises for mask-tearing antics

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 12:42 PM IST
  • Coach Dean Boxall flipped out after his swimmer Ariarne Titmus clinched gold in the 400m freestyle ahead of fierce American rival Katie Ledecky on Monday.
India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty play against Britain's Ben Lane and Sean Vendy during their men's doubles group play stage badminton match at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)
India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty play against Britain's Ben Lane and Sean Vendy during their men's doubles group play stage badminton match at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Olympics: Chirag-Satwik fail to reach men's doubles knockouts despite win

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics: Moments before the Indian pair stepped on the court, Lee and Wang had completed a three-game win over Sukamuljo and Gideon in the preceding group match, rendering the result of India's contest against Britain inconsequential.
Lovlina Borgohain(BFI/Twitter)
Lovlina Borgohain(BFI/Twitter)

Tokyo Olympics: Lovlina makes quarterfinal in women's boxing Welterweight

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Lovlina, the lone Indian boxer in action on the day, prevailed 3-2 over her rival who is 12 years her senior. Both the boxers were making their Games debut and the Indian became the first from her nine-strong team to make the quarterfinal stage.
Olympics: TTFI executive committee to decide on action against Manika Batra (in frame) for refusing guidance from national coach Soumyadeep Roy.(PTI)
Olympics: TTFI executive committee to decide on action against Manika Batra (in frame) for refusing guidance from national coach Soumyadeep Roy.(PTI)

Olympics: TTFI to decide on action on Batra for refusing guidance from coach

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 10:59 AM IST
The Table Tennis Federation of India Secretary General Arun Kumar Banerjee has made it clear that Manika Batra's refusal to have national coach Soumyadeep Roy by her side during matches at the Tokyo Olympics will be taken up for discussion once the contingent returns to India.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Singles - Round 3 - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 27, 2021. Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her third round match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Singles - Round 3 - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 27, 2021. Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her third round match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics: Japan's Naomi Osaka knocked out in third round

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony, struggled in an error-strewn display under the centre court roof at Ariake Tennis Park and was knocked out in 68 minutes.
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in action during his second-round match against Frances Tiafoe of the United States at Tokyo Olympics.(REUTERS)
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in action during his second-round match against Frances Tiafoe of the United States at Tokyo Olympics.(REUTERS)

Tsitsipas gets revenge on Tiafoe to make Olympics third round

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 10:07 AM IST
  • Olympics 2020: The Greek third seed downed American Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4 under the centre court roof at Ariake Tennis Park, where all play on outside courts was delayed an hour by morning drizzle.
Tom Dean of Britain (right) and Duncan Scott (left) of Britain pose with their gold and silver medal that they won in the men's 200m freestyle swimming event at the Tokyo Olympics.(REUTERS)
Tom Dean of Britain (right) and Duncan Scott (left) of Britain pose with their gold and silver medal that they won in the men's 200m freestyle swimming event at the Tokyo Olympics.(REUTERS)

Olympics: Britain's Tom Dean comes back from Covid to win freestyle gold

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 09:55 AM IST
  • Tokyo Olympics: the 21-year-old swam the race of his life at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre to lead the first British one-two since 1908, which was also the last time the team won gold in the event.
Rupinder Pal Singh of India celebrates with teammates after scoring against Spain in a Pool A match at the Tokyo Olympics(REUTERS)
Rupinder Pal Singh of India celebrates with teammates after scoring against Spain in a Pool A match at the Tokyo Olympics(REUTERS)

Olympics: Rupinder's brace hands India 3-0 win over Spain in men's hockey

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 09:21 AM IST
India, ranked fourth in the world, had earlier defeated New Zealand 3-2 in their opening fixture. Spain, on the other hand, are yet to register a win in the competition.
Lydia Jacoby, of the United States, reacts after winning the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)
Lydia Jacoby, of the United States, reacts after winning the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Olympics: US teen Lydia Jacoby wins women's 100m breaststroke gold

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 08:38 AM IST
  • The 17-year-old swam a scintillating final 50m to touch in 1min 04.95sec and edge South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker (1:05.22) into second, with King having to settle for bronze in 1:05.54.
Gold medalist Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates after winning the women's individual triathlon competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)
Gold medalist Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates after winning the women's individual triathlon competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Oympics: Dominant Duffy wins famous gold for Bermuda in women's triathlon

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 08:19 AM IST
Duffy, 33, was part of a group of seven who broke clear at the start of the 40km bike but then stamped her authority on the race with a fantastic performance over the 10km run to finish in one hour, 53.36 minutes.
Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary(Getty Images)
Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary(Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Indians misfire in 10m mixed air pistol events, fail to make finals

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 07:31 AM IST
Tokyo 2020: The duo finished seventh in Qualification 2 after topping the first phase with 582 at the Asaka Range. They lost the plot completely when the top eight teams battled it out in the second phase.
Tokyo Olympics Live Updates Day 4(TWITTER)
Tokyo Olympics Live Updates Day 4(TWITTER)

Tokyo 2020 H/L Day 4: Boxer Lovlina shines to make quarters; shooters crash out

UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 02:58 PM IST
  • Tokyo Olympics Highlights Day 4: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain advanced to the quarterfinals of the women's 69kg category. She was the lone star on another disappointing day for India, which saw shuttlers Satwik Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, paddler Sharath Kamal, and two mixed shooting doubles teams crash out.
(L-R): Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma, former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and MoS Nisith Pramanik(Anurag Thakur / Twitter)
(L-R): Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma, former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and MoS Nisith Pramanik(Anurag Thakur / Twitter)

Chanu created history, entire nation is proud of her: Sports Minister Thakur

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 11:12 PM IST
Chanu, who returned to the country on Monday evening, lifted a total of 202kg (87kg 115kg) in the 49kg category to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Saturday.
Russia's gymnastics men's team(Reuters)
Russia's gymnastics men's team(Reuters)

Tokyo Olympics: Russia survive Asian fightback to take team gold

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 11:03 PM IST
What was expected to be a tight, tense battle between defending champions Japan, Russia and China was exactly that as the three powerhouses swapped places over the six rotations.
Japan's Jun Mizutani (L) and Mima Ito (R) compete against China's Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen in their mixed doubles table tennis final match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games(AFP)
Japan's Jun Mizutani (L) and Mima Ito (R) compete against China's Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen in their mixed doubles table tennis final match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games(AFP)

Japan's Mizutani and Ito clench first Olympic gold

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 10:49 PM IST
Xu and Liu led after the first two games but Mizutani and Ito fought back with an 11-8 win in the third game.
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi(Bhavani Devi / Twitter) Exclusive
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi(Bhavani Devi / Twitter)

Bhavani Devi shines bright before Tokyo Olympics exit

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 10:38 PM IST
Immediately after her bout with Manon, a German coach came up to her and told her that she was great even in defeat.
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi(CA Bhavani Devi / Twitter)
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi(CA Bhavani Devi / Twitter)

PM Modi reacts to Bhavani Devi’s apology after 2nd round fencing knockout

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 09:50 PM IST
After getting knocked out from the Tokyo Games, the Indian fencer took to Twitter and apologised for not making it to the next level.
From left; Gold medal winners South Korea's Kim Je Deok, Kim Woojin, and Oh Jinhyek(AP) Exclusive
From left; Gold medal winners South Korea's Kim Je Deok, Kim Woojin, and Oh Jinhyek(AP)

Tokyo 2020: How South Korea have become invincible in archery

By Nilankur Das, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Every step of the way in every match, the Koreans found something special to pull ahead. In the quarters, India shot a 54 (out of a possible 60) in the first set in reply to Korea's opening of 59.
India's Sharath Kamal in action(Twitter)
India's Sharath Kamal in action(Twitter)

Tokyo 2020: Sharath Kamal faces TT giant Ma Long in third round

By Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 08:34 PM IST
On Tuesday in Tokyo, that player will be Sharath Kamal, the veteran Indian paddler who won his second-round singles match beating Portugal's Tiago Apolonia 4-2 (2-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9) on Monday.
India women's hockey team lost 0-2 to Germany in Tokyo Olympics
India women's hockey team lost 0-2 to Germany in Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: India women's hockey team go down fighting against Germany

UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 08:05 PM IST
After the 1-5 drubbing at the hands of world no.1 Netherlands, the Indians lifted their game by a notch but it was not enough to get past world no.3 Germany at the Oi Hockey Stadium.
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker (L) and Saurabh Chaudhary (R)(HT_PRINT) Exclusive
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker (L) and Saurabh Chaudhary (R)(HT_PRINT)

Tokyo 2020: I hope the shooting debutants emerge stronger from this experience

By Heena Sidhu
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 09:26 PM IST
It will be tough because we don’t know what the Chinese, Koreans and Russian will do but if they can perform to their potential, we should get a medal, or medals.
Tokyo: India's Manika Batra during her Summer Olympics 2020 table tennis round 3 match against Austria's Sofia Polcanova, in Tokyo, Monday, July 26, 2021. Batra lost 0-4.(PTI) Exclusive
Tokyo: India's Manika Batra during her Summer Olympics 2020 table tennis round 3 match against Austria's Sofia Polcanova, in Tokyo, Monday, July 26, 2021. Batra lost 0-4.(PTI)

Forlorn Manika Batra’s Tokyo Olympics ends in tears

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 07:10 PM IST
  • “I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about it,” Manika Batra said when asked about playing without a coach on the table. Tears rolled down. “I think I was nervous today. I was thinking about winning. I gave my best. Can we talk later?” She left in a huff.
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