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I belong to whole India, says Mirabai Chanu after historic silver medal at Tokyo Olympics

I belong to whole India, says Mirabai Chanu after historic silver medal at Tokyo Olympics

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Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Mirabai Chanu takes a bow after winning the Olympics silver medal in Tokyo on Saturday. A confident smile never leaving her face, Mirabai Chanu ended India's over two-decade long wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics, clinching the 49kg category silver medal five years after leaving the same platform in tears following a disastrous debut. With her historic triumph, she ensured that India was second on the medals tally for now, a feat that has never been achieved before by the country. The diminutive iron lady from Manipur lifte...
Tokyo Olympics | India 9th in both men’s team and mixed pair rankings in archery

Tokyo Olympics | India 9th in both men’s team and mixed pair rankings in archery

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India braces for some tough challenges ahead as both men's team and mixed pair are likely to face Korea in the quarterfinals.Debutant Pravin Jadhav finished ahead of the experienced Atanu Das and Tarundeep Rai as India managed ninth-place finishes in both the men's team and mixed team rankings of the Games archery competition at the Yumenoshima Park here on Friday. Chasing an elusive Olympic medal in archery, India braces for some tough challenges ahead as both men's team and mixed pair are likely to face Korea in the quarterfinals. The Indian mixed team will open its campaign against eighth-ranked Chinese Taipei, and should it overcome the first-round hurdle, top-seed Korea would be waiting in the last-eight. Likewise, the Indian men's team might run into top-seed Korea, who go...
Long and short of the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics

Long and short of the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics

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The Tokyo Olympics, which have been delayed by more than a year because of the covid-19 pandemic, finally begin today under a strict covid protocol that includes a ban on spectators. Mint takes a look at what is at stake:What’s different about the Tokyo Olympics?Even though the Tokyo Games are taking place in the summer of 2021, they are still referred to as the 2020 Olympics. Covid-19 protocols will be in place and a slew of new events, such as karate, skateboarding, and surfing, will be part of the Games. Baseball and softball will make their return to the Olympics after the 2008 Beijing Olympics. There will be nine new mixed-gender events across seven sports. In total, there will be a record 41 sports. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) sai...