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Hari Chand- India’s barefoot Olympian whose record remained unbeaten for more than 30 years

Hari Chand, India’s finest long-distance runner, was two-time Olympian and won double gold at 1978 Bangkok Asian Games. Born in rural Punjab, Hari Chand’s father Jaggu Ram wanted him to become a wrestler. But Hari, who as a boy loved to chase rabbit across the village fields, turned out to …

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“Even if it’s not exactly a podium finish, will maybe bring eyes to the sport”- Aditi Ashok

It was a narrow miss but a broad display. Aditi Ashok, after finishing fourth in the Olympics, has turned into the poster girl of new-age sport in India. Through the Tokyo Olympics, Aditi Ashok’s putting held, but more importantly, the mind was in the right place. The two aspects, so …

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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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The men won, the eves lost; but with heads high, both scripted a turn around for Indian Hockey

The Indian Men’s Hockey team won their bronze medal match against Germany by 5-4, whereas the Women’s Team went down to Great Britain by 4-3 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But the spirited performance by both the teams in this Olympics will continue to inspire generations. Win for the Men …

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Tokyo Moment- She lost the gold, but her bronze sealed the name of Lovlina Borgohain in golden colour

Lovlina Borgohain won the third Olympic bronze medal for Indian Boxing; previously MC Mary Kom and Vijender Singh both had won bronze in the Olympics.   Lovlina Borgohain was 14-years-old and practicing Muay Thai back in 2012, when she got spotted by a SAI (the Sports Authority of India) boxing coach …

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Day 12 Glory: Neeraj Chopra began his Olympic campaign with a massive 86.65m throw in Men’s Javelin

India’s ace Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra, began his maiden Olympic campaign on a strong note after he achieved direct qualification for the final of the Men’s Javelin Throw event at Tokyo 2020 Olympics after registering a 86.65m throw with his first attempt. Johannes Vetter from Germany, was arguably everyone’s bet …

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Tokyo Moment: Xander Schauffele won the gold where Golf emerged the ‘winner’

While one swing by American Xander Schauffele nearly changed the dynamics of the Men’s Golf event at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo 2020, it was the 61 strokes of eventual silver medallist Rory Sabbatini, representing Slovakia, that really shook the leaderboard and the chase for Olympic gold. Xander Schauffele ultimately …

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