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Gymnast Oksana quits Olympics after competing in 8th edition
Tokyo July 25 (IANS) Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina, who has represented three countries across eight successive Olympics, bid farewell to the quadrennial Games after narrowly failing to qualify for the vault final. The 46-year-old had first competed in the 1992 Barcelona Games.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Covid watch: Golfers Rahm, DeChambeau withdraw after testing positive
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Top golfers Jon Rahm, the 2021 US Open champion, and Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 US Open champion, have tested positive for Covid-19 and have withdrawn from the ongoing Olympic Games.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Tokyo Insights: Mary, Sindhu & Manika shine, but why are the shooters failing
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Three women athletes -- the ageless wonder MC Mary Kom, world badminton champion PV Sindhu, and pioneer paddler Manika Batra -- kept the Indian hopes alive on what was otherwise a bad day for the Indians at the Tokyo Olympics, made worse by the men's hockey team getting hammered 7-1 by world No. 1 Australia.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Lahiri feels Indian golfers have slight advantage in hot and humid Tokyo
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri clearly loved what he saw during his first outing at the East course of Kasumigaseki Country Club, where he will represent India in the men's golf competition of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
Olympics swimming: Tunisian Hafnaoui creates history; Australia sets world record (Overall Ld)
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Eighteen-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia stunned the pool when he swam an event-winning time of three minutes and 43.36 seconds in the men's 400m freestyle, as the first four swimming medals of the 2021 Olympic Games were awarded Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics hockey: Australia inflict crushing 7-1 defeat on India
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) A shell-shocked India went down 1-7 to world No. 1 Australia in a Group A league match, thrashed by a team that was too strong and too dominating, at the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Mary Kom advances to next round in women's 51kg (Ld)
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's six-time world champion and London Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom started her Tokyo Olympics boxing campaign on a winning as she moved into the Round of 16 in women's flyweight (51kg) with a convincing 4-1 win on points against Miguelina Hernandez Garcia of Dominican Republic on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
From discarded mobile phones to glittering medals, Japan shows the way
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) The Japanese government had to launch a two-year nationwide campaign to collect ample recycled material for the production of 5,000 bronze, silver, and gold medals for the Tokyo Olympics, which commenced on July 23.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Major pistol malfunction reason for Manu missing air pistol finals: Coach
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's 10m air pistol shooter, 19-year-old Manu Bhaker, had suffered a major equipment malfunction, which probably cost her a place in the finals of the event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, according to the country's pistol coach Ronal Pandit.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics boxing: MC Mary Kom wins, advances to next round in women's 51kg
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's six-time world boxing champion and London Olympics bronze medallist MC Mary Kom started her Tokyo Games campaign on a winning note as she moved into the Round of 16 in women's 51kg with a 4-1 victory on points against Miguelina Hernandez Garcia of Dominican Republic on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics TT: Manika advances to 3rd round as Sathiyan bows out
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's Manika Batra came back from two games down to earn a sensational win over Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska in the second round of the women's singles table tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics shooting: American Shaner bags air rifle gold as India's Panwar, Deepak disappoint
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) American marksman William Shaner won the gold medal in men's 10m air rifle with a new Olympic record score, as India's world No. 2 Divyansh Singh Panwar and world No. 9 Deepak Kumar had a dismal outing, finishing 32nd and 26th respectively in the qualification stage of the event at the Asaka Shooting Range on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics hockey: Need to back our skills in tie against Germany, says Rani Rampal
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian women's hockey team's Pool A clash against Germany on Monday, captain Rani Rampal said the side will take a lot of positives from the 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands on Saturday and "rectify the mistakes" in the second encounter at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics TT: Sathiyan crashes out in second round
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Indian table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran crashed out of the men's singles event at the Tokyo Olympics, losing 3-4 to Hong Kong's Lam Siu Hang, ranked 95th in the world, in a second-round match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics shooting: Panwar, Deepak fail to qualify for air rifle final
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Indian rifle shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar and Deepak Kumar continued a disappointing run for shooters, failing to qualify for the final of the men's 10m air rifle event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics tennis: Defending champion Andy Murray withdraws from singles
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Defending champion Andy Murray of Great Britain withdrew from the singles draw at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday citing a right quad injury. The 34-year-old plans to continue in the doubles draw with Joe Salisbury.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics tennis: Sania-Ankita knocked out in the first round
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) The Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina were knocked out in the first round of the women's doubles event at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Spain's Sara Sorribes sends world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty packing in opening round
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain, ranked 48th in the world, caused the biggest upset in women's tennis at the Tokyo Olympic Games, defeating world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia 6-4, 6-3 on the Centre Court in Ariake Tennis Park, here on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Australia break world record to win women's 4X100m freestyle relay gold
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Australia beat their own world record to win the women's 4X100m freestyle relay gold at the Tokyo Olympics Games here on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Defence and security come first (Column: Spy's Eye)
In the context of the pandemic affecting the world, India being amongst the worst impacted countries, the fundamentals of State-Citizen relationship in a democratic dispensation have come under the focus in terms of defining where the nation's energies and resources would be devoted first. The health emergency caused by Covid-19 has been with us for more than a year -- and still persistent -- leading to enormous loss of lives, destruction of employment and a sharp rise of poverty posing the unprecedented challenge before the ruling dispensation of reviving a derailed economy.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,National,Opinion/Commentary
Olympics: Sindhu starts campaign with easy win (Ld)
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu started her campaign in Tokyo without breaking a sweat, cantering to a comprehensive 21-7, 21-10 win over Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel in a women's singles Group J match on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Vitalina wins air pistol gold for ROC as Manu, Yashaswini bow out in qualification
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Vitalina Batsarashkina, representing the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team since Russia is banned, won the women's 10m air pistol gold with an Olympic record of 240.3 points, even as Indian shooters -- Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal -- failed to qualify for the finals, finishing 12th and 13th respectively on the second day of the Olympic Games here on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Sindhu starts campaign with easy win
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu started her Tokyo Olympics campaign with a comprehensive 21-7, 21-10 win over Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel in the women's singles preliminary round match on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics swimming: Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui wins men's 400m freestyle gold
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Ahmed Hafnaoui won Tunisia's first gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the men's swimming 400m freestyle here on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Rowers qualify for semis in men's lightweight double scull
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) The Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the semifinals of the men's lightweight double scull event, finished third in the repechage race on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal crash out in 10m air pistol qualification
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's 10m air pistol sensation Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal failed to qualify for the final, finishing 12th and 13th respectively on the second day of the Olympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range here on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics hockey: Indian women lose track after bright start in opener (ld, adds details)
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India, ranked 9th in the world, matched world No 1 Netherlands in the first half but their challenge fizzled out as the Dutch cantered to a 5-1 win in a Group A match in the women's hockey competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Olympics: Sweden, Britain qualify for women's football quarter-finals
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Sweden and Britain qualified for the Olympic women's football tournament quarter-finals following second successive wins in their respective groups here on Saturday, which also saw two thrilling draws.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Olympics roundup: Mirabai makes history on a gloomy day for India in Tokyo
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu provided the silver lining on a day when some of the most talented Indian shooters, including pistol marksman Saurabh Chaudhary and rifle ace Elavenil Valarivan, flattered to deceive on the first full day of competitions at the Tokyo Olympics here.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics hockey: Indian women lose steam after bright start in opener
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India, ranked 9th in the world, matched world No 1 Netherlands in the first half but their challenge fizzled out as the Dutch cantered to a 5-1 win in a Group A match in the women's hockey competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
The dream has been fulfilled: Mirabai Chanu
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Mirabai Chanu, who gave India a start in the medals tally at the Tokyo Olympics with a silver in the womens 49kg weightlifting event, has said that her dream of winning a medal at the Olympics has been fulfilled.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
No demand by BCCI on immediate release of Shaw, Yadav for Test team: Dhawan
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian limited-overs team captain Shikhar Dhawan said on Saturday that there has been no request from the Indian cricket board to release any of the batsmen from the squad in Sri Lanka as reinforcement for the Test squad in England.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Cricket
India's Manu Bhaker, Divyansh Panwar headline Day 2 of shooting competition
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian shooters will aim to lift themselves from Saturday's disappointing show when they begin Day 2 of their campaign at the Asaka Shooting Range on Sunday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics boxing: Seasoned Vikas Krishan stunned by Japanese upstart
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's campaign in the Tokyo Olympic boxing competition started on a dismal note as Vikas Krishan was stunned by local hopeful Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in the opening round of the men's 69kg on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics tennis: Djokovic starts campaign with a win
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Men's world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and women's world No. 8 Iga Swiatek of Poland won their opening-round matches in the Olympics tennis event at the Ariake Tennis Park here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics badminton: Shetty-Rankireddy hold nerve to win; Sai Praneeth loses
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy defeated the higher-ranked Chinese Taipei pair of Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin 21-16, 16-21, 27-25 in their first Group A badminton match at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics table tennis: Manika Batra through to second round
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian paddler Manika Batra made it to the second round of women's singles table tennis at the Tokyo Olympics with a straight-sets win over Great Britain's Tin-Tin Ho at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics tennis: Nagal beats Istomin to record India's first tennis singles win since 1996
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's lone hope in men's tennis singles Sumit Nagal powered to a 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round here at the Ariake Tennis Court on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Saurabh Chaudhary flatters to deceive, finishes 7th in 10m air pistol
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) There was heartbreak for Indian 10m air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary , who despite emerging on top in the qualification round earlier on Saturday, finished seventh as the country suffered its biggest setback in the shooting arena on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Weightlifting: Mirabai wins historic silver medal at Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged a historic silver medal in the women's 49kg weightlifting at the Tokyo International Forum to lift the gloom after four top pistol and rifle shooters flattered to deceive on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics archery: India crash out in mixed team quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) The Indian mixed team in archery comprising Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav crashed out in the quarterfinals, losing to South Korea 2-6.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Mirabai wins silver in women's 49kg weightlifting
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, claiming silver in the women's 49kg weightlifting.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics hockey: Need to tighten game, says Reid ahead of Australia match
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team chief coach, Graham Reid, was satisfied with his team getting its campaign off to a winning start against New Zealand but said they need to focus on tightening their game both in attack and defence.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Saurabh Chaudhary qualifies for the final of 10m air pistol
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's ace 10m air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary came up with superb marksmanship, topping the qualification round and lifting the gloom surrounding the contingent at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Hockey team struggled in first, fourth quarter due to lack of competitive games: Reid
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Graham Reid conceded that his side struggled in the first and fourth quarter of the match against New Zealand in Pool A, and added that it was on account of the team not having played competitive hockey in the last 3-4 months due to travel restrictions.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics hockey: Harmanpreet brace, Sreejesh heroics help India beat New Zealand 3-2
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh came up with some brilliant saves in the fourth quarter as India scraped through to a nervy 3-2 victory against New Zealand in a Group A encounter of the Tokyo Olympic men's hockey competition on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Judoka Shushila bows out, rowers Arjun and Arvind disappoint in heats
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) The lone Indian judoka at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Shushila Devi Likmabam, bowed out in the opening round, pinned by Hungarian stalwart Eva Csernoviczki in the round of 32, while Indian rowers, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh, too had a forgettable outing as the pair finished fifth in the lightweight men's double sculls heats on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
China's Yang takes 10m air rifle gold, Indian challenge fizzles out
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Young Chinese shooter Yang Qian clinched the first gold of the Olympic Games, emerging victorious in the women's 10m air rifle, even as top Indian shooters, Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan, had a forgettable outing here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics hockey: India beat New Zealand 3-2 in first match
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Harmanpreet Singh scored two goals off penalty corners as India survived some anxious moments to scrape through to a 3-2 win against New Zealand to start their Olympic Games men's hockey campaign on a winning note here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympic archery: Deepika, Jadhav in mixed team quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's world No.1 women's archer Deepika Kumari and experienced Pravin Jadhav provided some cheers to the contingent, securing a place in the quarterfinals in the mixed team event at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports