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featuresportsa month ago

2020 Tokyo Olympics | Hit, Miss or Meh - How the Indian contingent fared at the Games

The Tokyo Olympics was the most successful outing for India ever, with them claiming 1 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals. While the likes of Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya and Mirabai Chanu surpassed expectations, some have underachieved, let us have a look at the hit, miss, and meh from the Games.
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newssports2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian rowers, paddlers and shooters kick-start their training in Tokyo

The Indian shooting contingent for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics had their first training session after landing in Japan, for the mega-event that is supposed to kick-off later this week. Meanwhile, the Indian rowing team, under the supervision of national coach Ismail Baig, also resumed their training.
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newssports6 months ago

Swiss Open 2021 | PV Sindhu enters semi-final, Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram eliminated

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the ongoing Swiss Open with a win over Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand, on Friday. However, in the men’s singles event, Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram have been knocked out handsomely by their respective opponents in the meet.
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newssportsa year ago

India to target a top-10 finish at the 2028 Olympics, claims Kiren Rijiju

Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has stated that he is backing India to finish at the top 10 in the 2028 Olympic medals tally. The official also stressed the importance of making India a powerhouse in sports and how the government is leaving no stones unturned in their quest to achieve that.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports2 years ago

Magnus Carlsen-Viswanathan Anand on Sourav Ganguly’s wishlist to ring Eden bell

Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand would probably ring the customary Eden bell on one of the days during the historic Day-Night Test between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata from November 22-26. According to CAB sources, Anand has already accepted the invitation and BCCI await Carlsen’s response.
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newssports2 years ago

BCCI plans to felicitate Indian Olympians during Day-Night Test

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has plans to felicitate India's legendary Olympians Abhinav Bindra, MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu on the sidelines of the second Test against Bangladesh. This Test, at the Eden Gardens from November 22-26, will be India’s first-ever Day-Night Test match.
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newssports2 years ago

Mary Kom first Indian woman athlete to be recommended for Padma Vibhushan

Ace Indian women boxer Mary Kom, who has also been a six-time world champion, has been recommended by the Sports Ministry for the Padma Vibhushan award. Amongst others, while PV Sindhu has been nominated for Padma Bhushan award, six other women have been named for Padma Shri award.
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newssports2 years ago

Reports : Top Indian athletes to accompany President in functions

According to reports, the Rashtrapati Bhavan has requested the Sports Ministry for a provision where India’s top sportspersons would be accompanying the President during events as per their availability. The recommended names include Virat Kohli, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Hima Das, and more.
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newssports3 years ago

Chetshwar Pujara, PV Sindhu, Mary Kom among the nominations for Indian Sports Honours

India's Test cricket stalwart Cheteshwar Pujara, Olympic medallists Mary Kom, and P V Sindhu are among the host of sportspersons nominated for the second edition of Indian Sports Honours which will be awarded on Saturday. Rohit Sharma, Sunil Chhetri and Jasprit Bumrah are also some of the nominees.
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newssports3 years ago

Senior National Badminton Championship | Saina, Kashyap enter quarters, while PV Sindhu through to semis

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu expectedly sailed into the semifinals with two straight-game wins. However, defending champion Saina Nehwal entered the quarters after winning a late pre-quarterfinal match on a day of excruciating drama at the 83rd Senior National Badminton Championship.
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