Grand Welcome for Wrestler Sakshi Malik in Haryana

August 24, 2016

Bahadurgarh: Rio 2016 Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Sakshi Malik was accorded a grand welcome by people and the state government as the motorcade carrying her entered Haryana on Wednesday. Sakshi, who arrived in Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport early on Wednesday from Rio de Janeiro, was given a rousing reception at the airport itself. The Haryana government in a state-level function held to honour Sakshi, rewarded her with a…

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Sakshi Malik announced brand ambassador of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Badhao’ in Haryana

August 24, 2016

Sakshi, who will be conferred with Khel Ratna Award for her stellar performance at international level, arrived to a grand welcome in the national capital from Rio de Janeiro. After wrestler Sakshi Malik became the first Indian player to get a medal, bronze, at Rio 2016, Haryana government on Wednesday announced her as the brand ambassador of the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Badhao’ initiative in the state. Sakshi Malik arrived on…

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An Inspiring Story Of Pullela Gopichand – The Man Behind India’s Rise In World Badminton

August 23, 2016

India is home to a diverse population playing many different sports across the country. And Cricket is the most popular playing games in India. In the same way, Hockey, Badminton, Kabaddi, Tennis and Football follow are followed by Cricket. Coming to Badminton, in 2012, Saina Nehwal won the Bronze Medal at London Olympics for India. Now in 2016, PV Sindhu won the Silver Medal at Rio Olympics. The only common point…

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Good bye Rio, over to Tokyo now

August 22, 2016

The Rio Games would be remembered as ‘pretty clean’ from doping point of view. The Maracana Stadium rang with abuses. The entire 120-plus minutes that Team Brazil was trying to avenge its drubbing at Germany’s hands during the World Cup semifinal, the nearly 70,000-odd crowd, out of which 90% locals, was engaged in using rash language every time Germany had control over the ball. The atmosphere was just the way…

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Rio 2016: Pullela Gopichand, the Man Behind India’s Rise in Badminton

August 19, 2016

Hyderabad: If there is one person and one academy which helped India produce world-class shuttlers and emerge as a badminton hotbed, it’s Pullela Gopichand and his badminton academy here. Sixteen years after his heart-breaking defeat at the Sydney Olympics, Gopichand came close to realising his Olympic dream — albeit in a different role. The amazing run of PV Sindhu at the Rio Olympics has brought the focus on her celebrated…

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Why do Olympic winners bite their medals?

August 19, 2016

Photo op after photo op, every single Olympic medal winner we’ve seen in recent times bites their medal. Michael Phelps has bitten so many that his winnings might come in handy for all those chipped teeth! Rafael Nadal is another champion who has been pictured repeatedly doing it. Jokes apart though, why do they do it? Photographers like it Several athletes wouldn’t do it if they weren’t asked. Many of…

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Rio 2016: I Will Give My Heart Out for Gold, Says PV Sindhu

August 19, 2016

Rio de Janeiro: Ecstatic but unruffled by burden of expectations after storming into the Olympic finals, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday said she is in fact looking forward to end ace shooter Abhinav Bindra’s reign as the country’s sole individual Olympic gold-medallist. The two-time World Championship bronze-medallist notched up a sensational 21-19, 21-10 victory over the All England Champion from Japan in a pulsating semi-final that lasted 49 minutes….

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Explained: Repechage rule that helped Sakshi Malik win bronze in wrestling

August 18, 2016

Sakshi had lost her quarterfinal bout but got a fresh lease of life when her Russian conqueror reached the final, allowing the Indian to compete in the repechage round. (Reuters) Sakshi Malik scripted history on Wednesday by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal and only fourth female athlete from the country to climb to the podium at the biggest sporting event in the world…

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Rio 2016: Sports Minister Vijay Goel quashes reports of misusing accreditation and rude entourage

August 12, 2016

Indian Chef-de-Mission Rakesh Gupta also backed Goel’s claim After being pulled up by the Rio Olympic organisers, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel has rubbished being part of any controversy in the ongoing prestigious quadrennial event saying that he has been following all the rules and regulations and is fully committed to the spirit of the Games. Earlier, the Rio Olympic Organising Committee, in a scathing letter to India’s chef-de-mission Rakesh…

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Rio Olympics 2016: India’s full list of athletes to compete in Brazil

June 29, 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games will kick-start in Rio de Janeiro on 5 August. The 28th edition of the Games will see 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees, including nations like Kosovo and South Sudan, who will make their debut. The contingents from these nations will compete for 306 sets of medals, in 28 Olympic sports. But the number that matter most to India is 98, as India will send its largest…

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