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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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Tokyo Moment: 46-year-old Olympic veteran Oksana Chusovitina retires after 8 Olympics; gets a standing ovation from the Gymnastic arena

Oksana Chusovitina, the Uzbek athlete, received a legendary farewell in her eighth Olympic campaign, at the Tokyo 2020 Games, proving that camaraderie and respect in sport still prevail. Oksana Chusovitina had an incredible career, with her first Olympic participation dating way back to 1992. She was the Soviet all-around champion …

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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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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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