• Sakshi to be India's flagbearer at Olympics closing ceremony

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    Delhi: Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who opened India's account at the Rio Olympics with a bronze medal in the women's 58 kilogram freestyle category, will be carrying the flag at the closing ceremony on Sunday. The other Indian medallist P.V. Sindhu, who captured silver in the women's singles category of the badminton competition, has already left for India. "Sakshi and P.V. Sindhu have been the medallists for us and both displayed immense courage and determination during their competitions. Sakshi started the account for us and later Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal. Sind...Read More


  • When Sakshi Malik ran into PV Sindhu after their moments of glory

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    Delhi: Wrestler Sakshi Malik shared a photograph of herself with PV Sindhu and the shuttler's coach Pullela Gopichand. I's the final day of Rio Olympics. For the Indian contingent, the Rio Games haven't been as productive the previous edition in London. However, Rio will hold a special place in our memories as it showcased the steely resolve of women athletes in the country. Two girls, Sakshi Malik and Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, among others stood out with their inspiring performances this year. While wrestler Sakshi came from behind and toppled her opponent in the final seconds to clinch a Bro...Read More


  • FAIR PLAY AWARDS RECOGNISE TRUE OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS IN SPORTSMANSHIP

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    Olympic: THE OLYMPIC GAMES ARE ABOUT MORE THAN THE WIN, THE MEDALS OR THE RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCES. AT THEIR CORE, THE GAMES ARE ABOUT THE OLYMPIC VALUES OF EXCELLENCE, FRIENDSHIP AND RESPECT. THEY ARE ABOUT FAIR PLAY AND HUMAN SPIRIT. Nobody has epitomised these values more at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 than runners Abbey D'Agostino (USA) and Nikki Hamblin (NZL) and, beyond the Games, the Norwegian men's handball team. The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), with the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), presented them with Fair Play awards today at the Olympic Club in the...Read More


  • Rio 2016: Silver for India's golden girl, Sindhu puts up tough fight

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): PV Sindhu went down fighting to Spain's Carolina Marin in the gold medal match of the badminton women's singles at the Rio Olympics on Friday, clinching silver for India's second medal at the Games. Sindhu won the first game 21-19, recovering from a 16-19 deficit to win five points on the trot and take the game. But two-time world champion Marin jumped out to a quick lead in the second game and held on to it, using her favourite combination of a drop shot followed by a smash at the net to win quick points. In the deciding game, Sindhu fought hard to erase Marin's initial lead to trail ...Read More


  • Rio Olympics: PV Sindhu enters badminton final, assured a medal

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    1: NEW DELHI: For the second time in less than 24 hours, India have been assured an Olympic medal. Earlier on Thursday, wrestler Sakshi Malik ended nearly two weeks of frustration, disappointment and hurt at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games when she became the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal, and only the fourth female athlete from the country to stand atop a podium at the pinnacle of world sport. At 21:21 IST at the Riocentro, PV Sindhu guaranteed that she would become the fifth, having beaten Japan's Nozomi Okuhara - ranked sixth in the world - in straight sets 21-19, ...Read More



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