Yogeshwar Dutt’s silver may not turn gold

September 3, 2016

Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal from 2008 Beijing Olympics may have been upgraded to silver after Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov tested positive for a banned substance, but it is unlikely that the Indian grappler will be given the gold if the eventual winner is also confirmed to have failed the dope test. There were reports on Friday that Dutt might see another upgrading and be given gold after murmurs that 2008…

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India’s 100-year old Man Kaur wins 3 gold medals at American Masters Games

August 31, 2016

Vancouver: Man Kaur from India needed almost a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in the 100-meter dash, but she still picked up a gold medal Monday at the American Masters Games. That’s because the 100-year-old Kaur was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes. When she crossed the finish line in Vancouver, her competitors — many of them in their 70s and…

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Yogeshwar Dutt’s London Olympic Bronze May Be Upgraded to Silver, Here’s Why

August 30, 2016

New Delhi: Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal from the London Olympics may be upgraded to silver amid reports that the silver medallist from the 2012 Games– deceased Besik Kudukhov of Russia–has been stripped off his medal for using banned substance. As per Russian agency, flowrestling.org, the four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Kudukhov, who had died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia, has been found…

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PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna awards

August 29, 2016

India’s Rio Olympic stars PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Jitu Rai will be conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards today. Follow Live updates here. 13.20 IST: The glittering ceremony ends with National Anthem. 13.15 IST: President Pranab Mukherjee confers Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Purushkar (Identification and nurturing of young talent) to Hockey Citizen Group, Dadar Parsee Zorostrian cricket club, Usha School of Athletics, STAIRS. 13.00 IST: President Pranab…

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Dilshan to retire after Australia series

August 25, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan, the Sri Lanka batsman, will retire from international cricket after the second Twenty20 International against Australia. Dilshan won’t be available to play the final two One-Day International matches of the ongoing series since he has opted to quit 50-overs cricket on Sunday (August 28) after the third ODI. The 39-year-old, who has already retired from Test cricket, will then take part in the two-match T20I series and will…

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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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