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Bhawna Jat qualifies for Tokyo in 20km RaceWalk event

Bhawna Jat qualifies for Tokyo in 20km RaceWalk event

Ranchi: India's female race walker Bhawna Jat has earned a quota for Tokyo Olympics Games in 20km RaceWalk event after setting a new national record at the National Race Walk Championships on Saturday.The 24-year-old from Rajasthan clocked a record time of 1 hour, 29 minutes and 54 seconds to bring ...

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Vladmir Putin ordered downing of passenger plane during 2014 Sochi Olympic Games

Vladmir Putin ordered downing of passenger plane during 2014 Sochi Olympic Games

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he ordered the downing of a "hijacked" plane that threatened 40,000 spectators who came to witness the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the media reported.The President made the revelations on Sunday in a two-hour documentar...

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Winter Olympics: Shiva Keshavan finishes 30th in men's luge

Winter Olympics: Shiva Keshavan finishes 30th in men's luge

PyeongChang (South Korea): Shiva Keshavan of India finished at the 30th spot in the Singles Run 3 of the Men's Luge event at the Winter Olympics here on Sunday. Shiva, who had finished 36th in the earlier round, now has an overall standing of 31 among 40 competitors. The Indian registered a time o...

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Sehwag owns Twitter with witty comeback to Piers Morgan's Olympics jab

Sehwag owns Twitter with witty comeback to Piers Morgan's Olympics jab

Virender Sehwag is one witty guy, and British journalist Piers Morgan sure knows that by now. At around midnight on Wednesday, Morgan thought of reviving the somewhat limp conversation on India's gold medal chances at the Olympic Games after England's record-breaking innings against Pakistan. Th...

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The Big Bolt Bleep by BJP

The Big Bolt Bleep by BJP

When Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj tweeted on Usain Bolt, he intended to inspire Indian sportspersons. He tweeted: Usain bolt of Jamaica was poor and trainer advised him to eat beef both the times and he scored 9 gold medals in Olympic— Dr. Udit Raj, MP (@Dr_Uditraj) August 28, 2016 Raj invi...

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Only 1 Of 27 Indian Sports Bodies Has Athlete As President

Only 1 Of 27 Indian Sports Bodies Has Athlete As President

Athletes take part in the 35th National Games held in Kerala in 2015. The Athletics Federation of India is the only sports association among 27 studied to have a former national athlete as president. Indian marathon runner O P Jaisha said she fainted at the Rio Olympics on a hot, humid day because ...

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India's Olympic shame

India's Olympic shame

Across the country, people who once associated vaults with banks and DC comics are now allowing ‘Produnova’ to roll off their tongues.Pizza chains are giving away freebies to women called Sindhu.The clouds that shrouded Indian wrestling in the wake of the Narsingh Yadav doping scandal have been part...

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Indian medal winners at Rio Olympics 2016

Indian medal winners at Rio Olympics 2016

Untitled Document The following is the list of India's medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympics: Medal Name Sport Event Date Bronze Sakshi Malik Wrestling Women's 58kg freestyleAugust 17 Silver  PV Sindhu  BadmintonWomen's SinglesAugust 19    ...

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Gavaskar heaps praise on Sindhu, Sakshi

Gavaskar heaps praise on Sindhu, Sakshi

This is being written on Raksha Bandhan day when the news of P.V.Sindhu’s superlative display to get in the finals of the ladies singles in the Rio Olympics has come through. Earlier Sakshi Malik had won a bronze medal for India in wrestling so as of writing the two assured medals for India have co...

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Know Your Star: Aditi Ashok

Know Your Star: Aditi Ashok

ADITI ASHOK, Bengaluru Mastery: Golf X-Factor: As an 18 year old, she is the youngest player on the field. She is the only female golfer representing India at Rio. Highlights: She is the only Indian golfer to have played the Asian Youth Games (2013) Youth Olympic Games (2014) and Asian Games (201...

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