• India at Rio: Lalita Babar sets national record in 3000m steeplechase

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    1: India's long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics might be finally over today with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna taking on Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram in the mixed doubles semi-finals. Catch all the Live updates here. RIO DE JANEIRO: Lalita Babar on Saturday qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase final after finishing fourth in the qualifying heat 2 with a national record time while compatriot Sudha Singh was eliminated in the Olympic Games. Lalita also became the first Indian woman to reach track final in Olympics since PT Usha in 1984 Los Angeles Games. Lalita, who h...Read More


  • Rio Olympics: Success for India in boxing and tennis

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    1: NEW DELHI: On India's busiest day at the Rio Olympics so far, the team of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna made it to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles tennis event while boxer Vikas Krishan entered the quarter-finals in men's middleweight (75 kg) category. The men's hockey team played out a 2-2 draw against Canada while other individual participants exited the Games. Argentina's win over Ireland meant that India will now face Belgium in the quarter-finals. A win would have marked the first time in 32 years that an Indian hockey team clinched three pool matches, as well as assure this uni...Read More


  • Rio Olympics: India positives in badminton, tennis, hockey

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    1: Rio Olympics 2016: India highlights: Positives in badminton, tennis, hockey Day six of the Rio Olympics 2016 was another mixed bag for India. The mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna and the men's hockey team sealed the quarterfinal spots, even as India's campaign continued to be haunted by setbacks in archery, boxing and women's hockey. Here's how India fared on day six of the Games. Badminton Indian shuttlers had a mixed day in office as singles players Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth made a resounding start to their campaign, but the women's doubles duo of Jwa...Read More


  • Poor results in recent times led to split: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis

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    1: NEW DELHI: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis maintained that the decision to end their astonishing partnership+ was due to the failure to achieve the "desired results" and added they would play together one last time in the season-ending WTA Finals in October. In an unexpected development, Sania and Hingis decided to end their partnership that took the tennis world by storm last year when they won nine titles including the year-end WTA championship. The duo said in a joint statement: "After three Grand Slam victories and eleven WTA doubles titles together, we have mutually agreed that we wo...Read More


  • Boxer Manoj Kumar's marvelous performance boosts Indian contingent's hopes

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    1: Haryana lad Manoj Kumar in the 64kg welter weight category made a huge difference for the Indian contingent by defeating two times Olympic bronze medalist Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania. Five feet eight inches tall Manoj tried to use his long reach as much as possible throughout the bout and scored at regular intervals to maintain his lead. Stockily built the Lithuanian tried vigorously to make inroads to Manoj’s defense but using good foot work Manoj kept him away. Manoj connected couple of body punches in the first round and also used left right combination punches through the defenses...Read More