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

In contrast to the ethnic outfit that athletes wore during the opening ceremony, they will be seen in comfortable track suits.
Representational image.(AFP)
Representational image.(AFP)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 01:23 PM IST
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IOC gives itself more power to remove sports from Olympics

  • Both sports already had their quota of athletes cut for the 2024 Paris Olympics and weightlifting could be dropped entirely.
President of the IOC Thomas Bach.(AP)
President of the IOC Thomas Bach.(AP)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 01:16 PM IST
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PV Sindhu’s stylish boss lady vibes in contrasting pantsuit stuns fashion police

  • PV Sindhu’s stellar performance at the badminton court in Tokyo Olympics 2020 is currently the talk of the town but her minimal chic fashion in a well-fitted and contrasting pantsuit at a recent press conference in India makes us raise a toast to the ultimate sports-style queen
PV Sindhu’s ultimate boss lady vibes in a contrasting pantsuit stuns fashion police(Elevate Promotions)
PV Sindhu’s ultimate boss lady vibes in a contrasting pantsuit stuns fashion police(Elevate Promotions)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 01:01 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Live Streaming: When & where to watch

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details on SonyLiv, timings, venue for Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Live Streaming(AP)
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Live Streaming(AP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 03:54 PM IST
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The stars of India's best-ever Olympic performance

A look at the medallists and those who came within touching distance of glory but couldn't quite make it to the podium.
Neeraj Chopra of India celebrates with his national flag after winning gold alongside silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic and bronze medalist Vitezslav Vesely of Czech Republic.(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra of India celebrates with his national flag after winning gold alongside silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic and bronze medalist Vitezslav Vesely of Czech Republic.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 11:51 AM IST
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Olympics: Indian contingent at Games Village gives warm reception to Neeraj

Indian athletes and officials, including men's hockey skipper Manpreet Singh, lauded Neeraj's historic achievement on Saturday night in a small celebration at the Games village.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics- Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra of India reacts on the podium.(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics- Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra of India reacts on the podium.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 11:45 AM IST
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After winning Olympic gold medal, Neeraj Chopra reveals his 'next target'

Chopra, who clinched the country's maiden athletics medal to become only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics
Neeraj Chopra reacts as he competes in the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo.(PTI)
Neeraj Chopra reacts as he competes in the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 11:20 AM IST
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From cash awards to car: It's pouring rewards for 'golden boy' Neeraj Chopra

  • Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra, has announced to give a brand new XUV 700 to Chopra when he returns to India.
Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wins the first gold medal at the Tokyo2020 Olympics, in Tokyo on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wins the first gold medal at the Tokyo2020 Olympics, in Tokyo on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 01:58 PM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Smriti Irani shares special message on Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold medal win

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Smriti Irani took to Instagram to congratulate Neeraj Chopra on this historic win.
Smriti Irani's special message on Neeraj Chopra's win prompted people to share various comments.(Instagram/ANI)
Smriti Irani's special message on Neeraj Chopra's win prompted people to share various comments.(Instagram/ANI)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 09:21 AM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Kenya's Kipchoge dominates, defends Olympic marathon title

Kipchoge finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 38 seconds on a breezy and humid Sunday along the streets of Sapporo. It was more than 80 seconds ahead of runner-up Abdi Nageeye of the Netherlands.
Gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge, of Kenya, poses during the flower ceremony for men's marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)
Gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge, of Kenya, poses during the flower ceremony for men's marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympics.(AP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 09:05 AM IST
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Tokyo 2020: How Klaus Bartonietz helped Neeraj Chopra rise

  • Bartonietz has been with Chopra through the most difficult patch the young athlete has faced in his career, an injury to his throwing arm that ruled him out of action for almost a year.
In November of 2019, Neeraj Chopra parted ways with Uwe Hohn to start training with Klaus Bartonietz (L). (Getty/Instagram)
In November of 2019, Neeraj Chopra parted ways with Uwe Hohn to start training with Klaus Bartonietz (L). (Getty/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 01:21 AM IST
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By Avishek Roy, Tokyo

Tokyo 2020: How Neeraj Chopra made history

  • As his competitors fell short of the mark he had set and it was increasingly apparent that Chopra would become the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic medal in track and field, the 23-year-old thrower from Haryana kept his calm, simply waiting for each thrower to finish.
Neeraj Chopra won India its first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra won India its first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 01:10 AM IST
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87.58m that could change everything

India getting an Olympic medal in athletics seemed impossible enough. Then Neeraj Chopra went and got a gold. Can this spark a track and field revolution in India?
Neeraj Chopra brought India it's first-ever Olympic medal in track & field. (Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra brought India it's first-ever Olympic medal in track & field. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 10:53 AM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Khandra village erupts in joy after Neeraj gold

  • India’s only Olympic gold from Tokyo - and its only medal from athletics in the Games ever - had come moments ago and the village was celebrating an 87.58m effort of its most famous son.
Neeraj Chopra of India has entered the history books. (Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra of India has entered the history books. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 11:47 PM IST
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'Realised my unfinished dream after 37 yrs': PT Usha on Neeraj Chopra's gold

  • “Realised my unfinished dream today after 37 years. Thank you my son,” tweeted PT Usha after Neeraj Chopra won gold in javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics.
PT Usha and Neeraj Chopra
PT Usha and Neeraj Chopra
Published on Aug 07, 2021 11:35 PM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Neeraj Chopra scripts history cast in gold

  • Chopra, the muscular 23-year-old from Haryana, became the first track and field medallist from independent India, only the second gold medallist in India’s Olympic history after Abhinav Bindra’s gold in 2008.
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)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 11:01 PM IST
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By Avishek Roy, Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia controls hurt pride, seals bronze

  • Bajrang Punia showed his class and stamped his authority, beating Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 to win the 65kg freestyle bronze medal bout.
Bajrang Punia reacts after his win over Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov. (Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia reacts after his win over Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 10:48 PM IST
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By Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi

Neeraj dedicates Olympic gold to late Milkha Singh; family says we are grateful

"Milkha Singh wanted to hear the national anthem in a stadium. He is no longer with us but his dream has been fulfilled," Neeraj Chopra said dedicating the achievement to the iconic sprinter, who had finished fourth in the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Tokyo: India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. Chopra became the first to win Athletics Gold for India ever.(PTI)
Tokyo: India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. Chopra became the first to win Athletics Gold for India ever.(PTI)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Golfing gods were not with me, says Ashok after finishing fourth

  • Ranked 200th in the world, Ashok had stunned the competition that included multiple winners of LPGA titles, a seven-time winner on the Japan Tour and Olympic medallists to finish with 15-under 269.
Aditi Ashok of India plays her shot from the eighth tee. (Getty Images)
Aditi Ashok of India plays her shot from the eighth tee. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 09:32 PM IST
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Neeraj to get 6 crore cash reward: Haryana CM Khattar

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also announced that Tokyo Olympis gold medallist Neeraj Chopra will be made head of upcoming Centre for Excellence in Athletics in Panchkula.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - Medal Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 7, 2021. Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra of India celebrates on the podium(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - Medal Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 7, 2021. Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra of India celebrates on the podium(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 09:21 PM IST
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BCCI announces cash rewards for Tokyo Olympics medal winners

  • In a tweet, BCCI secretary Jay Shah also announced that Neeraj Chopra, India's first-ever gold medal winner in athletics - he won gold in men's javelin throw event - will get 1 crore from the board.
File image of BCCI secretary Jay Shah.(Getty)
File image of BCCI secretary Jay Shah.(Getty)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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Brazil repeats Olympic men's football gold with win over Spain

  • Malcom scored in the 108th minute in extra time to give Brazil a 2-1 win over Spain on Saturday to defend Olympic soccer gold on the scene of its last world title in 2002.
Yokohama: Players of Brazil celebrate after defeating Spain in the men's soccer final match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan.(AP)
Yokohama: Players of Brazil celebrate after defeating Spain in the men's soccer final match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan.(AP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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What if Olympics were held in space? Nasa astronauts, cosmonauts offer a glimpse

  • The crew members of the International Space Station split into teams for the first-ever space games, including synchronized floating and no-hand ball.
Nasa shared a video of friendly games played by the crew members to celebrate the Summer Games in Tokyo.(Nasa)
Nasa shared a video of friendly games played by the crew members to celebrate the Summer Games in Tokyo.(Nasa)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 07:51 PM IST
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Neeraj Chopra: From chubby kid trying to lose weight to Olympic champion

On Saturday, with his javelin in hand, Chopra was nothing short of a rockstar at Tokyo's Olympic stadium, which should have been full to capacity to watch his genius unfold but had just a handful officials and coaches to cheer him on thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 7, 2021. Neeraj Chopra of India celebrates after winning gold(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 7, 2021. Neeraj Chopra of India celebrates after winning gold(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 07:47 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Bindra congratulates Neeraj Chopra on historic gold medal

  • Tokyo Olympics: Beijing 2008 gold medallist Abhinav Bindra took to Twitter to congratulate Tokyo 2020 javelin champion Neeraj Chopra on a historic gold medal.
Tokyo Olympics: 'A symbol of experience we will always treasure': Abhinav Bindra congratulates Neeraj Chopra on historic gold(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Tokyo Olympics: 'A symbol of experience we will always treasure': Abhinav Bindra congratulates Neeraj Chopra on historic gold(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 07:32 PM IST
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Bollywood cheers for Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold medal at Tokyo Olympics

  • Several Bollywood celebrities, from Ajay Devgn to Rakul Preet Singh, congratulated javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra is the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal.
Neeraj Chopra is the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal.
Published on Aug 07, 2021 07:12 PM IST
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'It's unbelievable': Neeraj Chopra reacts after historic gold at Tokyo Olympics

  • Tokyo Olympics: "It feels unbelievable. It is the first time India has won a gold in athletics, so I feel very good. We have just one gold here in other sports," Neeraj Chopra said after winning the historic gold.
Tokyo: Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, of India, poses during the medal ceremony for the men's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo.(AP)
Tokyo: Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, of India, poses during the medal ceremony for the men's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo.(AP)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 07:11 PM IST
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Neeraj Chopra wins historic gold medal in men’s javelin throw. Twitter reacts

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra scripted history by winning a gold medal.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra made history by winning gold medal.(Twitter/@Olympics)
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra made history by winning gold medal.(Twitter/@Olympics)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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Anand Mahindra's special present to Neeraj Chopra for winning gold in Tokyo

Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra Group, made an announcement that he would gift Neeraj an XUV 700 for his remarkable achievement.
Neeraj Chopra (L) and Anand Mahindra (R)(HT Collage)
Neeraj Chopra (L) and Anand Mahindra (R)(HT Collage)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 07:59 AM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Allyson Felix's 11th Olympic medal comes in US 4x400 relay

  • Allyson Felix won her 11th career Olympic medal Saturday, combining with her American teammates to finish the 4x400-meter relay in 3 minutes, 16.85 seconds for a runaway victory.
Tokyo 2020: Allyson Felix's 11th Olympic medal comes in US 4x400 relay(AFP)
Tokyo 2020: Allyson Felix's 11th Olympic medal comes in US 4x400 relay(AFP)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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