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Live: PV Sindhu seeks historic gold medal for India

Live: PV Sindhu seeks historic gold medal for India

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Sindhu aims for the Gold backed by Big Data Analytics

Sindhu aims for the Gold backed by Big Data Analytics

When Pusarla Venkata Sindhu enters the Olympic badminton final, after defeating 6th-ranked Nozomi Okuhara, a billion eyes will be watching her. Every shot and reflex will be analyzed on both sides as the soaring expectations will sky high. She will take on 23-year-old Carolina Marin from Spain, the...

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Know Your Champion: Sakshi Malik

Know Your Champion: Sakshi Malik

SAKSHI MALIK, Rohtak Mastery: Wrestling Rio Heroine: Sakshi, the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal joined the elite group that includes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt X-factor: Sakshi's uncanny ability to rise when down and out Highlights: Won India's first medal at the...

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Sportspersons lose around 20-35% resources due to injuries

Sportspersons lose around 20-35% resources due to injuries

Modern technology ensuring healthier sportspersons at Rio Olympics 2016 Injuries can destroy the career of a player and more so at physically intensive events such as the Olympics. Andranik Karapetyan, an Armenian weightlifter, was taken to hospital after dislocating his elbow during the men’s comp...

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Twitter erupts in joy after Sakshi wins Bronze

Twitter erupts in joy after Sakshi wins Bronze

Sakshi Malik brought an end to India's long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics, clinching bronze in the Women's Freestyle 58kg category with a spirited comeback victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan. Here's how Sakshi's family, Indian team head coach Anil Kumble and celebrities a...

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Know Your Star: Kidambi Srikanth

Know Your Star: Kidambi Srikanth

K SRIKANTH, Guntur Mastery: Badminton X-Factor: Srikanth has an uncanny knack to surprise Highlights: Srikanth had the world at his feet when he became the first Indian to win China Open (2014) after stunning two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion Lin Dan in the final. India Super S...

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Know your Olympian: Kynan Chenai

Know your Olympian: Kynan Chenai

Kynan Chenai, Hyderabad Mastery: Trap shooting The Force: Kynan's father, a reputed shooter, greatly influenced his decision to pursue the sport Highlights: He bagged two gold medals at the 50th and 51st National Games, besides another gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games (Pune). Zodiac sign: A...

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Know your Olympian: Manavjit Singh Sandhu

Know your Olympian: Manavjit Singh Sandhu

MANAVJIT SINGH SANDHU, Amritsar Mastery: Trap Shooting The Force: Manavjit was inspired by his father, Gurbir Singh Sandhu, who is also an Arjuna Awardee and Olympian.Highlights: He has bagged several gold and silver medals at various events, including a silver medal each at the Asian Games held in ...

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Know the Star: Saina Nehwal

Know the Star: Saina Nehwal

SANIA NEHWAL, HisarThe Force: Saina's parents were state level badminton champions for HaryanaMastery: BadmintonHighlights: Saina won the Arjuna Award in 2009 and the Padma Shri in 2010. She also bagged a bronze medal at the London Olympics.Zodiac sign: PiscesStrengths: Artistic, sociable, adaptable...

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Know the Star: Sania Mirza

Know the Star: Sania Mirza

SANIA MIRZA, Mumbai Mastery: Tennis The Force: Her father has been an inspiring influence in the shaping of her tennis career Highlights: She is the first Indian woman to have won a WTA singles title (Hyderabad Open in 2005). She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006. She bagged a gold medal in the Mix...

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