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Amid row, fresh gymnastics trials for world meet

Although Dipa Karmakar’s impressive showing in the 2016 Rio Olympics shone a light on Indian gymnastics, uncertainty has ruled the sport since the sports ministry derecognised the federation because of factionalism.
Dipa Karmakar (IND) of India competes on the floor exercise during the women's qualifications(REUTERS)
Dipa Karmakar (IND) of India competes on the floor exercise during the women's qualifications(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 09:18 AM IST
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On return from injury, Chirag-Satwik eye consistent run to seal Olympic berth

The Indian duo had broken into the top 10 last month after its historic feat of becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win a BWF Super 500 title at Thailand the Open.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019.(PTI)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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First chance to grab Tokyo berths

This is the first of three opportunities for Indian wrestlers to book berths for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
World No 1 Bajrang Punia is not only expected to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics but also favourite to win gold.(AP)
World No 1 Bajrang Punia is not only expected to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics but also favourite to win gold.(AP)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 11:06 AM IST
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Mary Kom, Amit Panghal among 10 boxers in TOPS scheme

India has so far won two Olympic medals in boxing -- Vijender Singh won the bronze in 2008 Beijing Games while Mary Kom won the bronze in 2012 London Games.
Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout.(PTI)
Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 08:55 PM IST
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Up to players if they want to take up coaching in future: PV Sindhu

Indian national coach Pullela Gopichand had recently said that current crop of players moving into coaching once they are done with their playing careers would help in solving the problem of a lack of indigenous coaches.
File image of PV Sindhu(REUTERS)
File image of PV Sindhu(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 11:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Expert group to assist boxing taskforce for Tokyo Olympics

The first meeting of expert group is on September 11 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) executive director Rajkumar Sacheti has been invited to be part of the expert group.
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Representative Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Indian Men’s Hockey Team will take on Russia in FIH Olympic Qualifiers

India had beaten Russia 10-0 when they encountered each other during the FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar earlier this year; Skipper Manpreet Singh believes India should not get complacent basis previous result
Indian Men’s Hockey Team.(Hockey India)
Indian Men’s Hockey Team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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India face lowly Russia, women up against tricky USA in hockey Olympic qualifiers

The Indian Women’s Hockey Team will be up against USA in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Indian women’s hockey team.(Hockey India)
Indian women’s hockey team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 07:51 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu to lead seven-member Indian team in Weightlifting World Championship

The quartet of Mirabai (49kg), Commonwealth Championship gold medallist Jhilli Dalabehera (45kg), Sneha Soren (55kg) and Rakhi Halder (64kg) will represent India in the women’s events.
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Mo Farah wins Great North Run for sixth consecutive year

The Olympic gold medallist raced ahead of Ethiopian Tamirat Tola in the final mile to cross the line in 59 minutes and six seconds.
Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's Elite Race in the 2019 Great North Run in Newcastle.(AP)
Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's Elite Race in the 2019 Great North Run in Newcastle.(AP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 08:53 PM IST
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Hope India’s shooting talent gets reflected at Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

The Indian shooting team returned to the country on Thursday after claiming nine medals, including five golds, at the recently-concluded ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photo with members of the Indian shooting team.(PTI)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photo with members of the Indian shooting team.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 04:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India’s shooters hit the mark in World Cup series

The performance puts India in strong reckoning for a rich medal haul in the Tokyo Olympics considering the World Cups this year featured the strongest competition.
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold in the final of mixed 10m Air Pistol at ISSF World Cup(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold in the final of mixed 10m Air Pistol at ISSF World Cup(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Next year’s Olympics will be an interpreter’s delight: more than 10,000 athletes representing about 200 nations or territories, many of which also have minority languages that are spoken alongside the national language.
Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics.(Unsplash)
Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

Gymnastics trials put off due to simmering feud

SAI’s team division in its administrative sanction on August 26 also mentioned that IOA should inform state Olympic units so that all Tokyo hopefuls can take part in the trials.
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Representative Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 05:28 AM IST
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FIH mulling to have India, Pakistan play home and away ties in Europe

India and Pakistan have been seeded in two separate halves of the draw by FIH on Thursday and they could meet in the Olympics qualifying tournament.
File photo of India hockey team.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
File photo of India hockey team.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 04:16 PM IST
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Confident of booking a place in 2020 Tokyo Olympics, says PR Sreejesh

The Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s experienced goalkeeper PR Sreejesh believes that the Indian team has the right balance for the upcoming FIH Olympic Qualifiers.
File photo of Men’s hockey team.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
File photo of Men’s hockey team.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 03:23 PM IST
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India may face Pakistan in 2020 Tokyo Olympics hockey qualifiers

India men, ranked fifth in the world, are seeded third and will face a team seeded between 12th and 14th. Pakistan are currently 12th among the 14 teams in fray for an Olympic berth
India Men’s Hockey team could meet Pakistan in Olympic Qualifiers(Frank Uijlenbroek)
India Men’s Hockey team could meet Pakistan in Olympic Qualifiers(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 09:33 AM IST
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Sanjeev Rajput secures Olympic quota with silver medal

The 38-year-old shot 462.0 in the eight-man finals to finish second on the podium behind Petar Gorsa of Croatia (462.2).
Sanjeev Rajput of India.(REUTERS)
Sanjeev Rajput of India.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 11:48 PM IST
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Rio de Janeiro | ByPress Trust of India

PV Sindhu, Manasi Joshi felicitated by Telangana Governor in Hyderabad

Hailing their victories, Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan described PV Sindhu as “pride of India” and Manasi Joshi as the “braveheart of India”.
File image of PV Sindhu arriving in New Delhi after winning gold at BWF World Championships.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of PV Sindhu arriving in New Delhi after winning gold at BWF World Championships.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 08:52 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByPTI

World c’ships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth eyeing consistent show to seal Olympic berth early

Praneeth became the first Indian male player in 36 years to win a medal at the BWF World Championship, emulating the legendary Prakash Padukone, who had clinched a bronze at the 1983 edition.
B Sai Praneeth displays the bronze medal.(PTI)
B Sai Praneeth displays the bronze medal.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 06:15 PM IST
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With 2020 Tokyo Olympics less than a year away, IOC appoints authorised ticket reseller for India

The 2008 Games in Beijing was the turning point for Olympic sports in India as Abhinav Bindra won the country’s maiden individual gold.
Representative image.(Getty Images)
Representative image.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 06:50 PM IST
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Need to improve in certain areas but team on right track, says India captain Rani Rampal

Captain Rani Rampal seemed extremely pleased with the way the side played against the likes of World No. 2 Australia, World No. 11 China and World No. 14 Japan.
File image of India Women’s Hockey team.(Hockey India)
File image of India Women’s Hockey team.(Hockey India)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 05:59 PM IST
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Kei Nishikori ponders mixed doubles with Naomi Osaka at Tokyo Olympics

World number one Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion, and Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up ranked seventh in the world, could be a formidable combination in the fight for gold next year.
File image of Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori(AFP)
File image of Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori(AFP)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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New York | ByAFP

Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000

Organizers say 3.22 million tickets were sold in the first phase. Demand appears to exceed supply by at least 10 times.
For the average family right now to head to the Olympics, it’s going to be the most expensive in history.(Unsplash)
For the average family right now to head to the Olympics, it’s going to be the most expensive in history.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 08:03 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

Indian hockey teams set for Test event challenge ahead of Olympic qualifiers

The Olympic Test Event starts from Saturday at the Oi Hockey Stadium and both the Indian men’s and women’s teams will be in action.
File image of Hockey India.(Getty Images)
File image of Hockey India.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 01:45 PM IST
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For Olympic quest, Lalremsiami braves father’s death

The team heard news of the tragedy and rallied around the 19-year-old Lalremsiami. Chief coach Sjoerd Marijne told her she could return immediately to her family if she wanted.
Young Forward Lalremsiami in action during India’s Semi-Final match against Chile(Hockey India)
Young Forward Lalremsiami in action during India’s Semi-Final match against Chile(Hockey India)
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 04:46 PM IST
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India will perform better at Tokyo Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

During Question Hour in Lok Sabha, he also said Indian athletes have been performing competitively at the international level in many disciplines.
A man walks in front of the Olympic Rings displayed in the Tokyo's Nihonbashi district.(AFP)
A man walks in front of the Olympic Rings displayed in the Tokyo's Nihonbashi district.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 01:43 PM IST
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Scars healed, Rahi starts afresh

Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat to train for Tokyo Olympics in Munich where she had won gold after 13 years
Rahi Sarnobat left) overcame years of struggle at the Munich range to excel at the ISSF World Cup in May.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Rahi Sarnobat left) overcame years of struggle at the Munich range to excel at the ISSF World Cup in May.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championship

Mirabai last took part at the Asian Championship in Ningbo, China in April where she lifted 199kg (86kg+113kg) to miss out on a medal by a whisker.
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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Apia (Samoa) | ByPTI

PV Sindhu hopes to turn the tide in upcoming tournaments this month

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu Thursday admitted that her season so far has not been “great” but expressed hope of turning the tide in the upcoming events, beginning with Indonesia Open from July 16.
File photo of PV Sindhu.(AFP)
File photo of PV Sindhu.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 07:12 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByPTI
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