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Badminton: Saina beats Lohaynny in Olympics

Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Rio de Janeiro: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal beat local hope Vicente Lohaynny 21-17, 21-17 in her opening Group C match in the women singles event here on Thursday. Saina got a tough competition from the Brazilian shuttler. Lohaynny being 5-9 down, fought back levelling the game at 10-10. Saina just edged past the mid-game […]

Weightlifter Satish Sivalingam fails in 77kg qualifiers at Rio

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Satish Sivalingam

Rio de Janeiro: Weightlifter Satish Sivalingam crashed out of the men’s 77 kg elimination round to end his campaign at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday. Satish lifted a total of 329 kg but was not close to the best lift of 346 kg in his group. He lifted 143 kg in his first snatch […]

Boxer Vikas enters Olympic pre-quarterfinals

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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Rio de Janeiro: Vikas Krishan Yadav gave India’s boxing campaign a rousing start with a dominant victory at the ongoing Rio Olympics over Charles Conwell of the US in the men’ Middleweight (75kg) category at the Riocentrio Pavilion here. The Indian outpunched the 18-year-old American by a unanimous decision in the Round of 32 bout […]

Archer Atanu, Indian men’s hockey team win at Rio

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Indian Hockey

Rio de Janeiro: Indian archer Atanu Das raised hopes of a medal, entering the men’s individual 1/8 eliminators while the men’s hockey team also edged closer to quarter-final qualification with its second win in three pool matches at the Rio Olympics here on Tuesday. Das won a very close fought contest 139-135 over Cuba’s Adrian […]

Shooters, hockey teams disappoint at Olympics

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Shooter Abhinav Bindra

Rio de Janeiro: Shooter Abhinav Bindra narrowly missed out on a medal in his Olympic swansong as the men’s hockey team suffered a late 1-2 defeat to Germany, while the women’s hockey sid e was thrashed 0-3 by Britain in group stages in a disappointing Monday’s campaign for India at the Rio Games here. Adding […]

Gymnast Dipa creates history by entering Olympic final

Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Rio de Janeiro: Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic finals at the Rio Olympic Centre here. The 22-year-old qualified for the final round in the individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth on the standings on Sunday. Competing in the third sub-division, Dipa had an […]

31st Olympic Games set to open under shadow of doping scandal

Friday, August 5th, 2016
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Rio de Janeiro: Brazil did its best to roll out the red carpet for athletes, officials and visitors from over 200 countries for the 31st Olympic Games being held under the shadow of the biggest doping scandal afflicting the Russian players. The games, expected to be watched by a global audience of several billions, saw […]

Defiant Roston Chase helps West Indies to an unlikely draw

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Sports

Kingston: A brilliant century from Roston Chase, aided by half-centuries from Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder, helped West Indies draw the second Test against India at the Sabina Park Stadium here on Wednesday. Roston Chase led the way with a defiant 137 to help West Indies score 388/6, while India managed to take […]

India on course in second Test vs Windies before rains play spoilsport

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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Kingston: India’s wait for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series against a lacklustre West Indies continued as incessant rains forced an early end to the fourth day’s play of the second Test at the Sabina Park here on Tuesday. A little under 16 overs of play was possible in which the hosts at […]

India lead by 162 as KL Rahul scores career-best 158 on Day 2

Monday, August 1st, 2016
Sports

Kingston: India scored 358 at the loss of five wickets and gained a lead of 162 runs at the end of Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park here on Sunday. Ajinkya Rahane (42) and Wriddhiman Saha (17) were at the crease. Having begun the day on 126/1, India extended […]

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