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Indian contingent return from Tokyo.(SAI Media/ Twitter)

Frenzy, chaos as history-making Indian Olympic contingent returns from Tokyo

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The athletes were welcomed by a Sports Authority of India delegation headed by its Director General Sandeep Pradhan. Athletics Federation of India head Adille Sumariwala also accompanied him.
High time that I stop feeling pressure and see my game from a different perspective: Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)
High time that I stop feeling pressure and see my game from a different perspective: Indian archer Deepika Kumari(PTI)

High time that I see my game from a different perspective: archer Deepika

PTI |
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 05:19 PM IST
In the form of her life after winning five World Cup medals this year, Indian archer Deepika Kumari carried the hopes of 1.3 billion Indians to get the sport their first Olympic archery medal in Tokyo.
Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic(Bloomberg)
Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic(Bloomberg)

Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 02:17 PM IST
  • He noted the Games were delayed by a year and held under tight restrictions, but "I believe we were able to fulfill our responsibility as the host nation,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, thanking the people for their understanding and cooperation.
Representational image.(AFP)
Representational image.(AFP)

Organisers report 28 new Covid-19 cases, total 458 recorded during Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The new cases included 13 contractors and six Games-Concerned personnels. There were also six volunteers, two Tokyo employees and one from media among the infected.
Bronze medallists Lovlina Borgohain of India poses for photos. Pool via REUTERS/Luis Robayo(REUTERS)
Bronze medallists Lovlina Borgohain of India poses for photos. Pool via REUTERS/Luis Robayo(REUTERS)

Lovlina Borgohain says will start afresh in every aspect for Paris 2024

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 12:18 PM IST
In an exclusive interview to PTI, Borgohain, who clinched the welterweight (69kg) bronze, spoke about the hardships she endured to get where she is, the joy of watching the triumph of human spirit at the Games and how her regular life now becomes much more eventful thanks to overnight fam
Spectators watch the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on a big screen at the Olympics fan zone in Trocadero Gardens in Paris, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Celebrations were held in Paris Sunday as part of the handover ceremony of Tokyo 2020 to Paris 2024, as Paris will be the next Summer Games host in 2024. The passing of the hosting baton will be split between the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and a public party and concert in Paris. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)(AP)
Spectators watch the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on a big screen at the Olympics fan zone in Trocadero Gardens in Paris, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Celebrations were held in Paris Sunday as part of the handover ceremony of Tokyo 2020 to Paris 2024, as Paris will be the next Summer Games host in 2024. The passing of the hosting baton will be split between the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and a public party and concert in Paris. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)(AP)

Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 11:10 AM IST
  • Barred from bringing family and friends with them to Japan, playing in empty arenas and not allowed to sightsee in Tokyo, some athletes found themselves day-dreaming about the French capital's Olympic rendezvous in 2024.
Aditi Ashok of India in action.(REUTERS)
Aditi Ashok of India in action.(REUTERS)

Probably most disheartened I've ever been: Aditi Ashok on missing medal in Tokyo

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 11:08 AM IST
She said that is leaving Tokyo with "bittersweet memories" as she tried her best till the very end in the event but still ended up missing out on a medal.
Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli.

'We are so proud of you': Kohli congratulates India's Tokyo Olympics athletes

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 10:15 AM IST
About 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries competed in Tokyo Olympics. India recorded its best-ever haul at the Olympics with seven medals (one gold, two silver, and four bronze).
Kendall Jenner celebrates her boyfriend Devin Booker's Olympics gold medal win
Kendall Jenner celebrates her boyfriend Devin Booker's Olympics gold medal win

Kendall Jenner celebrates her boyfriend Devin Booker's Olympics gold medal win

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 07:26 AM IST
  • Kendall Jenner took to Instagram to celebrate Devin Booker's win. She posted a photo of her television with a shot of her beau and captioned the snap with an emoji of a gold medal.
Bajrang Punia won India's second medal in wrestling at the Tokyo Games. (Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia won India's second medal in wrestling at the Tokyo Games. (Getty Images)

Bajrang Punia bemoans knee injury after Tokyo bronze

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 11:37 PM IST
  • Bajrang Punia was injured in June during a tournament in Russia in the build-up to the Olympics and he was a touch tentative, until he discarded the knee protection coming into the playoff.
Empty stands are seen at the Tokyo Stadium as athletes compete in the swimming portion of the men's modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)
Empty stands are seen at the Tokyo Stadium as athletes compete in the swimming portion of the men's modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Tokyo 2020: The silence and the screams

By N Ananthanarayanan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 10:55 PM IST
  • With no spectators, who make the quadrennial event feel like no other sporting event in the world, some of the great performances across a fortnight had to make do with shrieks of delight or tears of joy or dismay from the athletes themselves.
India won seven medals at the Tokyo 2020 - their best haul at the the Olympics. (Getty Images)
India won seven medals at the Tokyo 2020 - their best haul at the the Olympics. (Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Indian athletes return with extraordinary results

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 10:13 PM IST
  • Indian athletes produced a show to remember in the 16 days of Tokyo Olympics, winning the country a total of seven medals.
USA athletes show their gold medals during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)(AP)
USA athletes show their gold medals during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)(AP)

US pip China to stay atop medal table as curtain falls on Games

By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 10:10 PM IST
  • Heading into the last day of Tokyo 2020, the Americans found themselves in unfamiliar territory of second spot in the medals tally. They were still dominating in the volume of overall medals, but China had two more gold—the decisive column in arranging the order.
PM Modi congratulates Indian contingent.(Agencies)
PM Modi congratulates Indian contingent.(Agencies)

'Medals India won made nation proud': PM Modi congratulates Indian contingent

UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • As the Tokyo Games come to a close on Sunday, PM Modi said that India's medal wins at the Games made the nation proud.
Tokyo Olympics: Davis, Torrez can't end US men's boxing gold medal drought(REUTERS)
Tokyo Olympics: Davis, Torrez can't end US men's boxing gold medal drought(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics: Davis, Torrez can't end US men's boxing gold medal drought

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 04:00 PM IST
  • Richard Torrez Jr. and Keyshawn Davis still leave Japan believing they've started a new era for the once-dominant U.S. team with its best Olympic showing in decades.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Highlights(TWITTER)
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Highlights(TWITTER)

Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony Highlights: Olympic flame extinguished

UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 09:38 PM IST
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony Highlights: Men's freestyle 65kg bronze medallist Bajrang Punia was India's flag-bearer as a memorable edition of the Summer Games were declared closed by IOC President Thomas Bach. 17 days of sporting action came to an end with a memorable closing ceremony.
Olympics: From taxi driver to taekwondo and now Tokyo gold for British boxer(REUTERS)
Olympics: From taxi driver to taekwondo and now Tokyo gold for British boxer(REUTERS)

Olympics: From taxi driver to taekwondo and now Tokyo gold for British boxer

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 03:06 PM IST
  • The 27-year-old Briton, who was already a boxing world and European champion, reflected on her unlikely journey to Olympic glory.
Olympics: I feel overwhelmed at Neeraj's gold-winning feat: bio-mechanics expert Klaus Bartonietz
Olympics: I feel overwhelmed at Neeraj's gold-winning feat: bio-mechanics expert Klaus Bartonietz

Olympics: I feel overwhelmed at Neeraj's gold-winning feat: Klaus

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Klaus Bartonietz has been with Chopra since the second part of 2019 when the youngster was undergoing rehabilitation following an arthroscopic surgery on the elbow of his throwing right hand.
Tokyo Olympics-U.S. tops Tokyo medals table after late surge(AP)
Tokyo Olympics-U.S. tops Tokyo medals table after late surge(AP)

Tokyo Olympics-U.S. tops Tokyo medals table after late surge

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 02:56 PM IST
The team had more than 100 medals heading into the final day but had to rely on Sunday winners -- including their women's basketball team which grabbed a seventh straight gold -- to reach the top of the standings for the third Games in a row.
Here’s why you should add Swiss ball workout to your daily fitness session like Tokyo Olympics 2020's javelin throw gold medallist Neeraj Chopra(Instagram/neeraj____chopra)
Here’s why you should add Swiss ball workout to your daily fitness session like Tokyo Olympics 2020's javelin throw gold medallist Neeraj Chopra(Instagram/neeraj____chopra)

Here’s why you should try Swiss ball workout like Neeraj Chopra

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 02:52 PM IST
  • Ever since Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra won gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020, fans and fitness enthusiasts have been drawing inspiration from the javelin throw champion and we are no different as we take workout motivation from his recent Swiss ball exercise. Here’ why you should too
Olympics: "Lion King" inspires humble Kellie Harrington to Irish boxing gold(REUTERS)
Olympics: "Lion King" inspires humble Kellie Harrington to Irish boxing gold(REUTERS)

Olympics: "Lion King" inspires humble Kellie Harrington to Irish boxing gold

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 02:38 PM IST
As Harrington carried the Irish flag into the stadium at opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, she stopped her team to bow to the Japanese people to show their gratitude for the Games taking place.
Tokyo Olympics: Filipovic, Serbia top Greece 13-10 for men's water polo gold(REUTERS)
Tokyo Olympics: Filipovic, Serbia top Greece 13-10 for men's water polo gold(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics: Filipovic, Serbia top Greece 13-10 for men's water polo gold

AP |
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 02:38 PM IST
  • Nikola Jaksic scored three goals on three shots and Filipovic made several big plays, helping Serbia beat Greece 13-10 in the men’s water polo final at the Tokyo Games on Sunday.
Tokyo 2020: US women beat Brazil to win 1st Olympic volleyball gold(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020: US women beat Brazil to win 1st Olympic volleyball gold(REUTERS)

Tokyo 2020: US women beat Brazil to win 1st Olympic volleyball gold

AP |
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 02:31 PM IST
  • The frustration of being so close but not quite good enough was replaced by a feeling of relief after the U.S. women’s volleyball team finally claimed Olympic gold with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-14 victory over Brazil on Sunday.
This year is being seen as India's best showing at the Olympics yet, with athletes finishing the campaign with one gold, two silvers, and four bronze medals for the country. (File Photo)
This year is being seen as India's best showing at the Olympics yet, with athletes finishing the campaign with one gold, two silvers, and four bronze medals for the country. (File Photo)

From Go First to Star Air, airlines offer free travel to India's Olympic stars

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Go First said it would give free tickets to the Olympic medalists for the next five years. Star Air, on the other hand, is offering a lifetime of free air travel for the Tokyo 2020 medal winners.
The image shows the man holding a placard in front of the Olympics village.(Reddit)
The image shows the man holding a placard in front of the Olympics village.(Reddit)

Japanese man holds a placard of positivity for athletes outside Olympic village

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 01:44 PM IST
The man was said to be spotted in front of the Olympics village every day with a placard dedicated to each and every athlete representing their countries.
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India stands on the podium during the medal ceremony.(Getty Images)
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India stands on the podium during the medal ceremony.(Getty Images)

Byju's announces 2 cr for Neeraj Chopra, 1 cr each for other medal winners

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 01:35 PM IST
The company, which is backed by marquee investors like Tiger Global and General Atlantic, will also offer 1 crore each to Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain, P V Sindhu and Bajrang Punia.
Representational image.(AFP)
Representational image.(AFP)

Tokyo 2020: 10 Indian officials for closing ceremony, no limit on athletes

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 01:23 PM IST
In contrast to the ethnic outfit that athletes wore during the opening ceremony, they will be seen in comfortable track suits.
President of the IOC Thomas Bach.(AP)
President of the IOC Thomas Bach.(AP)

IOC gives itself more power to remove sports from Olympics

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 01:16 PM IST
  • Both sports already had their quota of athletes cut for the 2024 Paris Olympics and weightlifting could be dropped entirely.
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