• 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


  • Sakshi Malik wins India its first Olympics medal, Twitter bursts in to celebration

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    1: Sakshi Malik won the bronze in the Women's Freestyle 58kg category against Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan. The 23-year-old from Haryana won India its first medal, breaking the dry spell the country was witnessing at the Olympics being held at Rio. The nation took to Twitter to shower their love upon the wrestler. Here are some of the best tweets doing the rounds: Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016 On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, ...Read More


  • ‘Aila Re Aila’ at Olympics is one great surprise for me: Pritam

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    1: A Mexican synchronised swimming duo’s performance to the Bollywood song, Aila Re Aila, at the Rio Olympics 2016 left Indian fans enthralled, and the song’s music composer, Pritam, ecstatic. “One of my friends sent me this video, and I was totally surprised to see them perform on my song, that too at a platform like Olympics,” an excited Pritam told Media. Mexico’s Karem Achach and Nuria Diosdado showcased stunning underwater splits and swirls on the song from Akshay Kumar-starrer Khatta Meetha (2010) on August 15. Their power-packed routine also found a fan in the ‘Khiladi’ Kumar. “Supe...Read More


  • Rio 2016 Olympics Gymnastics: Dipa Karmakar finishes in 4th position

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    1: Dipa Karmakar will try and lift the spirits of the Indian contingent after yet another dismal day for the country. Karmakar will in the vaults final at her maiden Olympic Games and if she gets a medal, it will be the first for the country in gymnastics. Karmakar created history she became the first Indian to qualify for the apparatus finals of artistic Gymnastics in Olympics. The Tripura girl finished eighth in the qualification event of the Vaults and scored 14.850 to qualify. Coach BS Nandi informs he will reverse the order of Dipa Karmakar’s vaults: The Tsukahara 720 will be V1, the Pro...Read More