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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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Olympics with ‘No Spectators’- the first time ever in the history of the Games

The Olympic organisers have announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in the absence of any spectators in the host city of Tokyo, with resurgence in the number of coronavirus cases that have forced Japan to declare a “State of Emergency” in the capital, for the entire duration …

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With the ‘Inclusion’ of Laurel Hubbard as the first transgender Olympian, IOC’s principle of ‘Sport is a Human Right’ emphasised

The name of Laurel Hubbard absolutely blew up on the internet when she was selected by New Zealand, to compete in the Women’s Weighlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This will make her the first-ever openly transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. You would be hard-pressed to find much, …

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