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Tokyo Moment: Flora Duffy puts her name into the record books; makes Bermuda the smallest country to have an Olympic Gold Medal

33 years old Flora Duffy pulled off a stunning victory in 10km Run to give Bermuda its first-ever Olympic gold medal. Thanks to Duffy’s win, Bermuda became the smallest country to bag a gold medal at any edition of the summer Olympic Games.  The small island of Bermuda, located in …

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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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Tokyo Moment: One for the history book; 13-year-old Nishiya Momiji wins gold in the inaugural Street Skateboarding competition

Teenage Japanese Skateboarding sensation Nishiya Momji took home the gold medal in the Women’s Street Skateboarding competition. At just 13, she became one of the youngest Olympian ever to win a gold medal.  Nishiya Momji beat Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, to gain the top spot on the Olympic podium, thanks to …

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Tokyo Moment: An “unbelievable” victory of Ahmed Hafnaoui in 400m Freestyle Swimming makes every Tunisian proud

18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui from Tunisia became only the 5th Tunisian to win an Olympic gold medal, after he beat Australian swimmer Jack McLoughlin in the 400m Swimming Freestyle finals at the Tokyo 2020. Termed officially as the Republic of Tunisia, the country is the northernmost nation residing in the African …

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Tokyo Moment: At 12, Syria’s Hend Zaza makes Olympic debut; instills hope despite her exit

12-year-old Syrian Hend Zaza, rose above the challenges posed by civil war to make her way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and make history, by becoming the youngest Olympian to participate not just in this particular edition, but the youngest one since 1968. Syria had a small 6-person delegation to …

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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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‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias: an extraordinary Track and Field Olympian who excelled in Golf and was proficient in a handful of other sports as well

Sometimes regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever to have lived, ‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias, byname of Mildred Ella Zaharias, holds more records and medals than any other 20th-century athlete. Mildred Ella Didrikson achieved particular success in Basketball, Baseball and Track and Field. However, she is most widely known because …

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