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For superpower glory India needs to back daughters like dads of Olympians

For superpower glory India needs to back daughters like dads of Olympians

We have let our daughters follow their ambitions; we support them in whatever they do: this is the gist of what Lovlina Borgohain’s father Tiken told media that descended after she was assured of India’s second, and Assam’s only Olympic medal ever. Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu’s father had said so...

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Elite sport: Where the mind does not matter

Elite sport: Where the mind does not matter

For decades, we have got used to elite athletes retiring in their early thirties, sometimes even in their late twenties. When those who ruled the roost after bursting on to the stage begin to lose some of their sharpness, when bones that ought not to have started creaking yet begin to do so, we ask ...

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In it to win it: Lovlina Borgohain

In it to win it: Lovlina Borgohain

Yes, she can! Lovlina Borgohain assured India of medal at the Tokyo Olympics!Assam's Lovlina won her quarterfinal bout against Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in the Women's Welter (64-69kg) category in style, with a 4:1 split decision in her favour.Lovlina, in red, began confidently and used her h...

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Tokyo Olympics: It just wasn't my day, says Sindhu after defeat in semi-finals

Tokyo Olympics: It just wasn't my day, says Sindhu after defeat in semi-finals

Tokyo: India shuttler PV Sindhu said she was prepared to face Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying in the semi-finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics but it was just not her day.Sindhu will not be able to return with a silver or gold in the women's singles event as she lost to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying i...

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I just tried to maintain my focus: Atanu after memorable win against Jin Hyek

I just tried to maintain my focus: Atanu after memorable win against Jin Hyek

Tokyo: India's No. 1 men's recurve archer Atanu Das has stated that he just tried to maintain his focus in a nerve-wracking shoot-off against South Korea's Oh Jin Hyek as he cruised into the third round of men's individual event here at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field on Thursday."It was a tense momen...

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Defeat against Australia was a wake-up call for us: Manpreet Singh

Defeat against Australia was a wake-up call for us: Manpreet Singh

Tokyo: India men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh has stated that the defeat against Australia was a wake-up call for the team at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics and they are now focusing on one match at a time.On Thursday, the India men's hockey team defeated defending Olympic Champions Argentina 3-...

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Mirabai Chanu gets rousing welcome in Imphal

Mirabai Chanu gets rousing welcome in Imphal

Imphal: Olympic silver medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu on Tuesday received a rousing reception in Imphal as she reached the city after a spectacular show in the ongoing Tokyo Games.Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on Monday felicitated India's first medal winner at the Tokyo ...

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Hockey: India eves face litmus test against Britain

Hockey: India eves face litmus test against Britain

Image Credit: Twitter/Hockey IndiaTokyo: The Indian women's hockey team put on a valiant performance against Germany in their Group Stage match on Monday at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo. The German side edged out India 2-0 in a closely fought contest. Team India will come up against defending Olym...

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Why I still cheer Olympians

Why I still cheer Olympians

That the Olympic Games is morally corrupt is evident. In the middle of a global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to cancel the 32nd edition not for the ‘spirit of the games’ but due to monetary concerns, while VVIPs and other officials in Tokyo flout Covid safety rules...

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Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom storms into Round of 16

Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom storms into Round of 16

Tokyo: Boxer Mary Kom (51kg) stormed into the Round of 16 of women's flyweight (48-51 kg) category event after defeating Miguelina Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the round of 32 here at the Kokugikan Arena.Mary Kom defeated Miguelina 4-1 in the round of 32 match on Sunday. After the first ...

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