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India gets its 21st Woman Grandmaster; but isn’t it still a gender disparity packaged as a title?

Divya Deshmukh created history after becoming India’s 21st Woman Grandmaster (WGM) at just 15-years old. However, with FIDE’s separate Grandmaster title for women, the underlying problem of gender bias remains in Chess. Divya Deshmukh became the country’s youngest Women Grandmaster after she got her 2nd International Master (IM) at First …

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Tokyo Paralympics: Vinod Kumar loses bronze medal, designated as ‘Classification not Completed’

Vinod Kumar loses his bronze medal in Discus Throw F52 as he was designated as ‘Classification not Completed.” Vinod Kumar’s classification was done on 22 August. He competed in the Men’s Discus throw F52 category and won bronze medal with an area record. He produced a best throw of 19.91m …

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It’s an individual Olympic gold for India; Neeraj Chopra touches the summit after 13 years

On a watershed day for Indian Athletics, Neeraj Chopra bags an Olympic Gold Medal, in the Men’s Javelin Throw event. This is India’s second-ever individual Olympic gold medal after Abhinav Bindra’s gold in Beijing, 2008. Neeraj Chopra recorded the final-winning throw of 87.58m in his second attempt. His first attempt …

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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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