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TOKYO 2020

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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Day 10 Glory: On a historic day for Indian Hockey, the Indian Women’s Team reached the semi-finals of the Olympics

History was created at the Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch – after the Indian Women’s Hockey Team recorded a 1-0 win over Australia in the quarter finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.  Three-time Olympic champion, Australia, seemed to be the favourite to win the match on paper. But the …

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Tokyo Moment: Marcel Jacobs is Usain Bolt’s heir to 100m; becomes the first Italian to be the fastest man on Earth

Marcell Jacobs from Italy, put in a scintillating performance to achieve a victory in the Men’s 100m Sprint Final. Racing from lane three, Jacobs surprised everybody by crossing the finish line in a national record time of 9.80 seconds, at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. It was a quality field that …

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Day 9 Glory- Bronze for PV Sindhu; becomes the only female Indian athlete to lift two individual Olympic medals

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, bounced back after a disappointing defeat at the hands of Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final of the women’s singles, with a victory to secure the Bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  P V Sindhu’s naturally aggressive style of play was just too much for  He …

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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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