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Angad Bajwa finishes 18th in skeet, Mairaj 25th

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 12:28 PM IST
The 25-year-old Angad shot 120 across five series and Mairaj could manage only 117 at the Asaka Range.
Sumit Nagal lost to Daniil Medvedev.(REUTERS)
Sumit Nagal lost to Daniil Medvedev.(REUTERS)

Nagal hammered out of Tokyo Olympics by world number two Medvedev

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 12:26 PM IST
The gap between a world-class Medvedev and Nagal, who is still struggling to play the ATP Tour events regularly, was pretty clear.
Olympics: Dean Boxall celebrates Ariarne Titmus' win at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.(Twitter)
Olympics: Dean Boxall celebrates Ariarne Titmus' win at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.(Twitter)

Aussie coach Dean Boxall's epic reaction is making waves on social media - WATCH

By hindustantimes.com, Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 12:28 PM IST
  • In the stands at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Dean Boxall yanked off his mandatory mask, let out a scream that echoed through the largely empty arena, pumped his fists and grabbed at a glass railing like he wanted to rip it apart.
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)

Three athletes among 16 new COVID cases at Tokyo Olympics

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 09:43 AM IST
The organisers, in their daily COVID-19 update, announced that three athletes, four contractors, eight Games-concerned personnel and one Games employee have been found to be COVID positive.
Fencer C A Bhavani Devi during a training session ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, in Tokyo (ANI Photo)
Fencer C A Bhavani Devi during a training session ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, in Tokyo (ANI Photo)

Olympics: Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting on Games debut

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 08:57 AM IST
The 27-year-old Bhavani, the first fencer from the country to qualify for Olympics, began her campaign with a confident 15-3 win against Tunisia's Nadia Ben Azizi but bumped into world number three and Rio Olympic semifinalist Manon Brunet in the next round, which she lost 7-15.
India's Kamal Achanta competes during the table tennis men's singles second-round match against Portugal's Tiago Apolonia at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)
India's Kamal Achanta competes during the table tennis men's singles second-round match against Portugal's Tiago Apolonia at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)

Olympics: Sharath Kamal advances to 3rd round; faces Ma Long next

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 09:38 AM IST
The 39-year-old Sharath struggled in the first game but pulled himself up just in time to win 2-11 11-8 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-9 in the 49-minute second-round contest.
India's Sharath Kamal will be in action. (Getty Images)
India's Sharath Kamal will be in action. (Getty Images)

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 3 India Full Schedule: What is India's schedule today

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 01:11 AM IST
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 3 India Full Schedule: Here is India's full schedule on Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics.
India shooter Manu Bhaker suffered a heartbreak. (Getty Images)
India shooter Manu Bhaker suffered a heartbreak. (Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: How did Manu Bhaker's ordeal unfold

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 12:20 AM IST
  • In the end, after a spirited fight back once her pistol was fixed, Bhaker lost out on a qualification by just two points and left the range in tears.
Officials watch the men's 10m air rifle final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Getty Images)
Officials watch the men's 10m air rifle final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Getty Images)

Village Voices: Sleepless at the Olympics, QR codes and the human touch

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 12:15 AM IST
  • Tokyo Olympics: Our reporter narrates his extraordinary day through the Games village a day after India's Mirabai Chanu made the nation proud by winning India's first medal at the event.
(L) Mirabai Chanu at the Tokyo Olympics (R) Tiger Shroff.
(L) Mirabai Chanu at the Tokyo Olympics (R) Tiger Shroff.

Tiger, inspired by Mirabai Chanu, does 140 kg weight squats. Jackie reacts

PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 08:06 PM IST
  • On Sunday, Tiger Shroff shared a video in which he was seen lifting 140 kilo weights and performing squats. The actor said he was inspired by Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu.
Spain's Jon Rahm acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green after completing his final round REUTERS/Rebecca Naden(REUTERS)
Spain's Jon Rahm acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green after completing his final round REUTERS/Rebecca Naden(REUTERS)

Rahm out of Olympics after new Covid positive: Spanish Olympic Committee

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • Rahm, who stormed to victory at the US Open in June, returned a positive sample after undergoing mandatory testing following his recent participation in the British Open.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India in action against Lam Siu Hang of Hong Kong REUTERS/Thomas Peter(REUTERS)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India in action against Lam Siu Hang of Hong Kong REUTERS/Thomas Peter(REUTERS)

Tokyo 2020: Paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran loses in Round 2 after thrilling match

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Ranked 38 and seeded 26th, Sathiyan had a commanding 3-1 lead but lost four games in a row to lose 3-4 to the 95th ranked Hong Kong player.
Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns to China's Zheng Saisai during the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)
Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns to China's Zheng Saisai during the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)

'Out of my body': Naomi Osaka wins in Tokyo Olympics debut

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 12:02 PM IST
  • The Japanese superstar who lit the Olympic cauldron defeated 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday in her first match in nearly two months.
India shooter Deepak Kumar. File(PTI)
India shooter Deepak Kumar. File(PTI)

Tokyo 2020: Deepak, Divyansh finish way down in men's 10m air rifle

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Tokyo Olympics: It was always going to be a tough task for both the Indian shooters after they started off with 102.9 (Deepak) and 102.7 (Divyansh) at the Akasa Range.
Ankita Raina and Sania Mirza react during their first-round match against Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia Kichenok.(REUTERS)
Ankita Raina and Sania Mirza react during their first-round match against Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia Kichenok.(REUTERS)

Olympics: Sania Mirza-Ankita Raina pair knocked out of Tokyo Games

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 09:57 AM IST
Sania and Raina were running away with the contest after bageling their opponents but in a dramatic turnround, the Kichenok sisters came back from the dead to pull off a 0-6 7-6(0) 10-8 win at court 11 of Ariake Tennis Centre.
India's Manu Bhaker with Coach Ronak Pandit (L) reacts after the 10m Air Pistol Women's Qualification at the Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)
India's Manu Bhaker with Coach Ronak Pandit (L) reacts after the 10m Air Pistol Women's Qualification at the Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)

Technical snag costs Manu final spot in Olympics

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Owing to the technical snag during the second series, Manu lost more than five minutes, enough to disturb one's rhythm in the precision sport, after making an impressive start in her maiden Olympic appearance.
A micro artist from Santinagar area in West Bengal's Siliguri painted his nail with a symbol of the Olympics to inspire the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics.(ANI)
A micro artist from Santinagar area in West Bengal's Siliguri painted his nail with a symbol of the Olympics to inspire the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics.(ANI)

Artist from WB's Siliguri paints Olympic symbol on nail to inspire athletes

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 09:07 AM IST
  • A micro artist from Santinagar area in West Bengal's Siliguri painted his nail with a symbol of the Olympics to inspire the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics.
 Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia celebrates after winning.(REUTERS)
Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia celebrates after winning.(REUTERS)

Olympics: Tunisia's Ahmed Hafnaoui wins men's 400m freestyle gold

AFP |
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 08:41 AM IST
  • The 18-year-old raced a sizzling final 50m to touch in 3:43.36 and overhaul Australian Jack McLoughlin (3:43.52) and US swimmer Kieran Smith (3:43.94), who took bronze.
India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova during their women's singles badminton match at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)
India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova during their women's singles badminton match at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)

Olympics: PV Sindhu makes winning start in Tokyo

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 09:44 AM IST
The 26-year-old Indian, seeded sixth, beat the 58th ranked Polikarpova 21-7 21-10 in a lop-sided opening match.
Manu Bhaker, of India, competes in the women's 10-meter air pistol at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics,(AP)
Manu Bhaker, of India, competes in the women's 10-meter air pistol at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics,(AP)

Olympics: Bhaker, Deswal fail to qualify for final in Women's 10m Air Pistol

ANI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 09:45 AM IST
The world number two Manu Bhaker amassed 575 points at an average of 9.583 after shooting 60 shots on the target while the world number one Yashaswini Singh Deswal gathered 574 in the qualifications.
Saurabh Chaudhary will now line up at the shooting lanes with Manu Bhaker on July 27. (Getty Images)
Saurabh Chaudhary will now line up at the shooting lanes with Manu Bhaker on July 27. (Getty Images)

No pressure, I will bounce back: Saurabh Chaudhary

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 11:24 PM IST
  • Saurabh Chaudhary started the first series with a 10.1 but the next four shots were all 9s. He could not pick this time even in the second series of five shots and even hit a 8.8, but bowed out at seventh place.
Silver medallist India's Mirabai Chanu gestures on the podium. (Getty Images)
Silver medallist India's Mirabai Chanu gestures on the podium. (Getty Images)

Of Pizza, party and homecoming - Mirabai Chanu reveals her future plans

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 11:14 PM IST
  • Mirabai Chanu has less than two days remaining in the Games Village, but the diminutive lifter would like to make the most of that time, starting with a welcome pizza after spending months eating only according to her strict nutritional plan.
India's Mirabai Chanu competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images) Exclusive
India's Mirabai Chanu competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)

Olympics: Welcome to the Redeem Team

UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 03:09 AM IST
  • If the Olympics are meant to be more about the struggle than the triumph, then the stories that stand out are not those of dominance, but those of redemption. Redemption of the kind that Mirabai Chanu experienced in Tokyo on an extraordinary Saturday morning for Indian sport.
Novak Djokovic. (AP)
Novak Djokovic. (AP)

Djokovic, Medvedev urge schedule rethink as tennis stars toil in sweltering heat

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 09:45 PM IST
  • Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev called on organisers to delay the start times of Olympic tennis matches as players laboured in the sweltering Tokyo summer heat on the opening day of the tournament.
Mirabai Chanu with PM Modi.(Twitter/PM Modi)
Mirabai Chanu with PM Modi.(Twitter/PM Modi)

'Her success motivates every Indian': PM Modi's message for Mirabai Chanu

UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:23 PM IST
  • Mirabai Chanu lifted a total weight of 202kg, 87 kg in Snatch, and 115kg in Clean and Jerk, to clinch the silver medal at the Tokyo Games.
India's Mirabai Chanu Saikhom shows her silver medal that she won in the women's 49 kg weighlifting event.(REUTERS)
India's Mirabai Chanu Saikhom shows her silver medal that she won in the women's 49 kg weighlifting event.(REUTERS)

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver medal in women's 49kg category

UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Tokyo 2020: Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in 49kg weightlifting competition.
India's Kamal Achanta, left, and Manika Batra compete during table tennis mixed doubles round of 16 match against Taiwan's Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-ching at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)
India's Kamal Achanta, left, and Manika Batra compete during table tennis mixed doubles round of 16 match against Taiwan's Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-ching at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)

Olympics: Sharath and Manika outplayed by Chinese Taipei's Yun-Ju and I-Ching

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 12:36 PM IST
The Indians had to make all chances count against a superior opponent but they couldn't do so after leading 5-1 and 5-3 in the first two games. In the end, it was a comfortable 11-8, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 win for the Chinese Taipei pairing.
Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Bloomberg)
Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Bloomberg)

Why it’s not just about the money

UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 08:41 AM IST
On the eve of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, being held a year later than scheduled in the shadow of a virus and amid opposition from the Japanese public, there is some logic to this simple question: Why hold the Games in the middle of the Covid pandemic?
File image of Suryakumar Yadav.(AP)
File image of Suryakumar Yadav.(AP)

IND vs SL: Suryakumar reveals moment when things 'started to change' for him

UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 09:17 AM IST
India was all out for 225, with Prithvi Shaw and Sanju Samson scoring 49 and 46 runs respectively and Sri Lanka chased down the target in the 39th over after the match was reduced to 47 overs per side due to rain. want him to remain the same
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Deepika Kumari of India in action.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Deepika Kumari of India in action.(REUTERS)

Olympics: Deepika, Pravin power India to mixed team archery quarters

ANI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 07:18 AM IST
Tokyo 2020: Trailing 3-1 in the match, India made a stunning comeback to defeat Chinese Taipei 5-3 and in all likelihood, Deepika and Pravin will now face the team from South Korea in the quarterfinals.
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