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featuresports6 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian athletes who have an outside shot at glory ft. Pooja Rani and Rahi Sarnobat

Despite a record number of athletes appearing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics from India, the main area of focus is restricted to a few athletes, especially the medal contenders. However, there are many athletes who are capable of going the extra mile at the Games. Do you know who they are?
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featuresports8 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | India's top medal contenders

With less than ten days to go for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics to go, the fever is catching up for the greatest sporting spectacle, which is set to take place after five long years. A total of 119 athletes have qualified for the event so far, with quite a few expected to win a medal.
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featuresports9 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | India's Greatest Olympians

India won its first Olympic medal at the 1900 Paris Olympics, while the nation earned its first gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam edition in hockey. Till 2016, India have won a total of 28 medals, but only a few athletes have achieved the immortal status in our country - let's have a look.
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featuresports15 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympian - Sushila Devi Likmabam (Judo)

Sushila Devi Likmabam qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by virtue of the continental quota, with her ranked seventh in Asia as per the OGC (Olympic Games Quota). The Manipuri would be the first female judoka from India to feature at the Olympics since Garima Chaudhury's appearance in 2012.
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featuresports16 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympian - Fouaad Mirza (Equestrian)

Fouaad Mirza will be India’s third-ever entry in Equestrian at the Olympics, after Indrajit Lamba’s appearance in 1996 and Imtiaz Anees in 2000. The Bengaluru-based athlete, who is now training in Germany, qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by finishing first in the Asia/Oceania qualifiers group.
sounak mullick
featuresports17 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Golf Team

Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Aditi Ashok have already appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics and both of them have also booked their tickets for the 2021 Tokyo Games. However, 30-year old Udayan Mane, who qualified after Argentine Emiliano Grillo withdrew, is set to make his debut at the Games.
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featuresports18 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Arvind Singh and Arjun Lal (Rowing)

Kasam Khan and Inderpal Singh jointly became India’s first entry to the Olympics in rowing, at the 2000 Sydney Games, when they qualified for the Men’s Coxless Pair event. Dattu Baban Bhokanal came closest to winning a medal, having finished 13th in Singles Sculls, at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
sounak mullick
featuresports18 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympian - Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)

Weightlifting was introduced at the inaugural edition of the Olympics itself, in 1896, but was not included in 1900, 1908, and 1912. In spite of its long existence, Indian weightlifters barely made a mark, until 2000, when women’s categories were introduced into the Games for the first time.
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featuresports19 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Sailing Team

As many as four Indian sailors have qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the strongest ever contingent at the Games. Even though medal expectations are far-fetched in each of the three events India is set to feature in, the sailors are leaving no stones unturned to put up a spirited show.
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featuresportsa month ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympian - Pranati Nayak (Gymnastics)

Pranati Nayak became only the second-ever gymnast to qualify for the Olympics when she made the cut to the Tokyo Games via a continental quota. Hailing from Midnapore, a town in West Bengal, the gymnast had to overcome several hurdles before she could find her foot at the top level.
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