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Day 10 Glory: On a historic day for Indian Hockey, the Indian Women’s Team reached the semi-finals of the Olympics

History was created at the Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch – after the Indian Women’s Hockey Team recorded a 1-0 win over Australia in the quarter finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.  Three-time Olympic champion, Australia, seemed to be the favourite to win the match on paper. But the …

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Day 9 Glory- Bronze for PV Sindhu; becomes the only female Indian athlete to lift two individual Olympic medals

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, bounced back after a disappointing defeat at the hands of Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final of the women’s singles, with a victory to secure the Bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  P V Sindhu’s naturally aggressive style of play was just too much for  He …

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Day 8 Glory: Kamalpreet Kaur hits qualification mark of 64.00m; storms into the final of the Women’s Discus Throw

Patiala-born discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur achieved automatic qualification to the finals of the Women’s Discus Throw at Tokyo 2020 after she achieved a second-place finish with a 64.00m effort.  The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on Kamalpreet Singh. She experienced depression due to being idle at home. She had …

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Day 7 Glory: Lovlina Borgohain stuns former world champion Nien-Chin to assure India another medal for India in Tokyo 2020

23-year-old Indian Boxer Lovlina Borgohain caused a huge upset in the quarter finals of the Women’s Welterweight category by beating former world champion, Nien-Chin from Chinese Taipei. Thus, she not only secured a berth in the semi-finals of the event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but also assured the nation …

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Day 4 Glory: From Assam to Tokyo; Indian pugilist Lovlina Borgohain is one win away from an Olympic medal

On a rather disappointing day for the Indian contingent, Lovlina Borgohain was the only shining light at the Tokyo Olympics. Lovlina, the first woman boxer from Assam to qualify for an edition of the Olympic Games, stormed into the quarter-finals of the welterweight category with a commanding victory over Nadine …

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Day 1 Glory: “The entire country was watching me and…..”Mirabai Chanu fulfils every Indian’s expectation

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has made history, bagging India’s first medal on Day 1 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. She won the silver medal in 49 kg category of Weightlifting.  Mirabai Chanu was on a mission to redeem herself from her rather forgettable outing at the 2016 Rio Games where …

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An amended Olympic motto; IOC adds ‘Together’ after ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

The Olympic motto now has the word ‘Together’ added after ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ in response to the COVID-19 crisis. ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’,- the original motto of the Olympics was adopted by the founder of the modern Games Pierre De Coubertin in 1894 as he wanted a slogan that expressed excellence …

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