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Olympic Medalist Sushil Kumar all set to make comeback

Olympic Medalist Sushil Kumar all set to make comeback

Olympic Medalist Sushil Kumar all set to make comeback. NEW DELHI: Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar is all set to make a comeback to the mat after three long years, but Yogeshwar Dutt will continue his absence from competitive fold when the National Wrestling Championship starts in Indore from November 15. Sushil, who was having

Rio Olympics was my biggest life lesson, says P V Sindhu

Rio Olympics was my biggest life lesson Indian badminton star P.V. Sindhu, the story of whose performance will find its way to the silver screen with a biopic, says the 2016 Rio Olympics was her biggest life lesson, following which she explored her capabilities further with the help of her coach Pullela Gopichand.“It was my

Two US athletes used cocaine before Rio Olympics?

Moscow: Two US athletes allegedly used cocaine before Rio Olympics, a cyber-espionage group Fancy Bears has revealed. The group leaked the information by hacking into senior World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officials’ confidential emails, reports Sputnik. WADA emails include conversations with the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) about two US athletes taking Cocaine to lose weight before

Free flights for India medallists at Rio Olympics, Paralympics: AirAsia

Hyderabad: Low-cost carrier AirAsia on Wednesday announced free flights for all Indian sport persons who won medals at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics. The gold medallists have been offered free flights for life while the silver and bronze medallists at the two sports events will be eligible for five and three years of free flights,

Sachin Tendulkar to present BMW car to PV Sindhu

Hydarabad: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar will be presenting a BMW car to star shuttler PV Sindhu for bringing laurels to the country by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. The BMW car is being sponsored by Tendulkar’s close friend and president of Hyderabad Badminton Association of India V Chamundeswaranath. “Sindhu will be gifted


Salman to give Rs 1,01,000 cheque each to athletes

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent at this year’s Olympics in Rio, will present a cheque of Rs 1,01,000 to each of the athletes. “As a gesture of appreciation for our Olympic athletes, I will present each one with a cheque of Rs 1,01,000,” Salman, 50, tweeted. The “Sultan” star,


Rio Olympics: Spirited Sakshi takes bronze to end India’s medal drought

Rio de Janeiro: 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. The 23-year-old from Rohtak overturned a 0-5 deficit in a hectic second round to script an 8-5

Incredible just to be there at Rio Olympics: Ennis-Hills

Rio de Janeiro: She could not defend her heptathlon gold from the 2012 London Olympics and settled for a silver but British athlete Jessica Ennis-Hills says just to line up at the ongoing Rio Games has been an incredible experience for her. “The experience has been incredible. To get here and to be lining up

Around 3,188 doping tests conducted at Rio Olympics so far

Rio de Janeiro: A total of 3,188 biological material samples have been tested for the purpose of doping control since the opening of the Olympic Village a week ahead of the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) medical director has said. The Summer Olympic Games are being held in Rio de Janeiro from August

Indians Endure Disappointing At Rio Olympics

Chandigarh: Indian athletes had an edge away from the medals in Rio Olympics 2016 had left in the lurch. Undoubtedly, players have made their maximum efforts and came up with best performances during the matches and events, but still failed to bring any medal for nation. New faces cropped up with surprising performances climbing on

Experience of playing in Olympics second to none: Garcia

Rio de Janeiro: Spanish golfer Sergio Garciasays it’s great experience to be a part of the Olympic Games and “call yourself an Olympian”. “To be totally honest, I never thought growing up that golf would be in the Olympic Games. You kind of think it would be great to be an Olympian and be a

Milkha holds IOA responsible for India’s poor show in Rio

New Delhi: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh today lashed out at the Indian Olympics Association, holding it responsible for the poor performance of the Indian sports persons at the ongoing Rio Olympics. Milkha, who had missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 1960 Rome Olympics, said that the standard of performance of the Indian

Trap shooters fails to qualify for Men’s Semifinals

Trap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai failed to qualify for the Olympics men’s trap semifinals by finishing at 16th and 19th spots. Manavjit shot 23, 23, 22, 25, 22 with a total of 115 and Chenai shot 22, 23, 22 24, 23 with a total of 114 and finished their campaign with disappointing

India lost with an inch in Hockey, Germany won by 2-1

Another blow to India’s medal dream coming from Hockey where Germany defeated India by 2-1, game took a rough turn after India losing the penalty corner. Germany scoring the last goal at last seconds of game gave the hard defeat to

Heart Break for India- Bindra satisfied with 4th place

Abhinav Bindra finishes with 4th rank in 2016 olympic. After a high voltage performance by bindra in finals, he was just one shot away from medal. Bindra shot 10 in the shootout while his ukranian opponent scored 10.5. Italy’s Campriani claims Gold in Men’s 10m Air rifle event and Kulish claims

Bindra qualifies for 10m air rifle Final, Gagan Narang misses

Ace shooter and olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra qualified for the 10m Air Rifle event by scoring 105.2 in final series and scoring a total of 625.7. Gagan Narang who finished 23rd with a final score of 621.7. Italy’s Nicolo Campriani sets a new Olympic record with a score of 630.2. Narang started the better

Chinese lifter Long smashes world record to win gold

Rio de Janeiro: Chinese lifter Long Qingquan claimed his second Olympic gold medal, winning the men’s 56 kg weightlifting event with a world record total lift of 307kg. The 25-year-old Long, the 2008 Olympic gold medallist, overcame a stiff challenge from defending champion Om Yun Chaol of North Korea, reports Xinhua. Long hoisted 137kg in

Russian para athletes banned for political reasons: World Archery

Lausanne:  The suspension of Russian athletes from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games was made for political reasons and contravenes the main principle of the Paralympic movement, the international governing body for the sport of archery has said. In July, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) urged the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to suspend Russia from the

Vikas to open India’s Olympic boxing campaign tomorrow

Rio de Janeiro: An American ended his Olympic dream in 2012 amid controversial circumstances and Vikas Krishan will have redemption on mind when he takes on another American Charles Conwell in his opening bout to kick off India’s boxing campaign in the Olympic Games here tomorrow. Seeded seventh in the middleweight draw, the only Indian

Indian women’s archery team go down in Olympic quarters (2nd Lead)

Rio de Janeiro,  The Indian women’s archery team crashed out of the Rio Olympics after losing to Russia in the quarter-finals at the Olympic archery stadium here on Sunday. The Indians, who had clinched a silver in the 2015 World Championships, turned in an inconsistent show to lose 23-25 in the shoot-off after both teams