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Muhammad wins 400m women’s hurdles gold for US

Rio de Janeiro: Dalilah Muhammad, the 2013 World Championships silver medalist, won the 100th medal for the US Olympic team at the Rio Olympics after finishing first in the women’s 400-metre hurdles final in 53.13 seconds. Denmark’s Sara Petterson took silver with a new national record of 53.55 seconds ahead of American Ashley Spencer (53.72)

Bolt wins 200m title, takes second gold at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro:  Usain Bolt won the men’s 200 metres title at a third consecutive Olympics with a dominant performance at the Rio Games here. The Jamaican legend registered a time of 19.78 seconds at the Oympic Stadium to clinch his second gold medal of the Rio Games here on Thursday. Bolt had earlier won

US’ Rollins wins Olympic 100m hurdles gold

Rio de Janeiro: Brianna Rollins secured the women’s 100m hurdles gold medal at the Rio Olympics as the United States claimed each of the top three places in final. Rollins, who turns 25 on Thursday, gave herself the perfect birthday gift by winning in 12.48 seconds at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, reports Xinhua Nia

Sportsmanship wins the race

Rio de Janeiro: The Olympics is all about competing against each other with the cheers reserved only for the winners. But two sprinters, despite finishing last are being hailed far beyond the running track for their display of sportsmanship. New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin and American runner Abbey D’Agostino collided on the track during the

Canada’s Drouin wins high jump gold

Rio de Janeiro: Canada’s Derek Drouin has recorded his best leap of the year to win gold in the men’s high jump at the Rio Olympics. The world champion cleared 2.38m at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday to beat Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, whose best effort was 2.36m, Xinhua news agency reported. Ukraine’s Bohdan Bondarenko

Jebet wins gold in women’s 3,000m steeplechase

Rio de Janeiro: Bahrain teenager Ruth Jebet clinched the gold medal in the women’s 3,000 metre steeplechase, narrowly missing the world record. The 19-year-old clocked eight minutes 59.75 seconds on Monday to fall just 0.94 seconds short of the record set by Russian Gulnara Galkina in 2008, reports Xinhua news agency. Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi

Italy’s Viviani wins gold in men’s track cycling

Rio de Janeiro:  Italian cyclist Elia Viviani took the gold medal in the Olympic men’s track event, forcing Britain’s Mark Cavendish to settle for the silver. Viviani, who rides professionally for Sky, finished the two-day event with 207 points on Monday, seven ahead of super-sprinter Cavendish, a member of the Dimension Data team, Efe news

Kenya’s Rudisha wins second straight 800m Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Kenya’s David Rudisha romped to victory in the men’s Olympic 800m final here, securing his second straight gold medal in the event. The 27-year-old clocked 1 minute 42.15 seconds to finish 0.45 of a second ahead of Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi at the Olympic Stadium on Monday, reports Xinhua. The US’ Clayton Murphy

US wins gold in men’s 4x100m medley relay at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Michael Phelps secured a gold medal in his final race as an Olympic athlete as the US won the 4x100m medley relay at the Rio Games. The US team of Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, Phelps and Nathan Adrian clocked 3:27.95 to finish 1.29 seconds ahead of Britain’s Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, James

Blume wins Denmark’s first gold of Rio Games

Rio de Janeiro:  Pernille Blume won Denmark’s first gold medal of the Rio Olympics by storming to victory in the women’s 50m freestyle here. The 22-year-old finished in 24.07 seconds, just two hundredths of a second ahead of Simone Manuel of the US at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Saturday. Belarus swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia took

Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Michael Phelps became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Olympics when he claimed the gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley at the Rio Games. Phelps finished the final in 1 minute 54.66 seconds on Thursday, almost two seconds ahead of Japan’s Kosuke Hagino at the

Rio 2016 Olympics, Badminton: PV Sindhu wins first group game

India badminton stars will be in action in the women’s singles event after the women’s doubles as PV Sindhu takes on Laura Sarosi of Hungary in her first pool game at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Sindhu will be playing her first Olympics and will like to begin with a win at the Games. She is seeded 12th at the Olympics

Phelps wins 20th Olympic gold medal

Rio De Janeiro:  Michael Phelps claimed his 20th Olympic gold medal by winning the men’s 200m butterfly final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. The 31-year-old clocked 1:53.36 to beat Japan’s Masato Sakai by just four hundredths of second at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Xinhua news agency reported. Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi took bronze, 0.26 seconds

Phelps wins 20th Olympic gold medal

Rio De Janeiro: Michael Phelps claimed his 20th Olympic gold medal by winning the men’s 200m butterfly final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. The 31-year-old clocked 1:53.36 to beat Japan’s Masato Sakai by just four hundredths of second at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Xinhua news agency reported. Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi took bronze, 0.26 seconds further

SpaceX wins 2nd NASA contract to take astronauts to ISS

Washington: The US space agency has ordered a second mission from Elon Musk’s space transport services company SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time US crews can dedicate to

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Adilbir Singh wins 36-hole Albatross tournament

Chandigarh: Chandigarh’s Adilbir Singh won the 36-hole Albatross Tournament that concluded at the Jaypee Greens Golf Course in Greater Noida on Friday. Adilbir overcame rain and extremely humid playing conditions to card a six-over-par, 76 in the first round and a 73 in the second round to win with a total of seven-over-par, 151.“I was

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Woman rubber tapper in Kerala hits jackpot: wins Rs 1 cr prize

Thiruvananthapuram: Lady luck has smiled onan impoverished young woman rubber tapper from a village in the district, who has won the Kerala state lottery prize worth Rs one crore. Nabeesa won the 11th ‘Stree Shakti’ lottery, which has Rs one crore as prize money. The windfall has come as a huge relief to her family,

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Indian team wins ‘team spirit award’ at NASA competition

Houston: A group of 13 Indian engineering students, including four girls, has won the team spirit award in NASA’s prestigious global competition to build and design remotely operated vehicles from scratch. The team named ‘Screwdrivers’ from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management, Mumbai, won “Aloha Team Spirit” award at the Mate International ROV Competition at the

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Mehbooba wins Anantnag by-poll by over 12,000 votes

Anantnag: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday won the Anantnag by-election comfortably, defeating her nearest rival of the Congress by over 12,000 votes, even as the opposition cried foul and described her victory as the “murder of democracy”. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti, who became Chief Minister on April 4,

Breaking- Mehbooba wins Anantnag by-election by over 11,000 votes

Kashmir: J-K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti wins the Anantnag assembly bypoll. Mehbooba wins Anantnag by-election by over 11,000