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Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, Ohio                                  Playing her first tournament after parting ways with Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza emerged winner in the first test of strength with her former Swiss partner at the Western & Southern Open, in Cincinnati, Ohio, held from August 18 to 21, 2016. She and her new partner from Czech Republic Barbora Strycova defeated Martina ... Read More »

President present Khel Ratna to Sindhu, Sakshi and two others

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                                 Three woman players – PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik & Dipa Karmakar along with shooter Jitu Rai received the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel ratna Award from President Pranab Mukherjee on August 28, the National Sports Day in a function organised in Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. For the first time in the National Sports Awards’ history, ... Read More »

Another day of disappointments

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                          There was not much for India on day 15. Two relay teams and Aditi Ashok were seen in action on this day. It was a highly disappointing performance from men’s 4x400m relay squad, which was disqualified for wrongful change of baton during the anchor leg between Dharun and Rajiv. The quartet comprised Kunju Muhammad, Muhammad Anas, Dharun Ayyasamy and ... Read More »

Sindhu assures a medal, setback for Narsingh Yadav

Rio Olympics Badminton Women

                                  Day 13 in the Olympic Games brought more glory for India as ace-shuttler PV Sindhu confirmed a medal in the Badminton. Woman golfer Aditi Ashok also played impressive olf and kept herself in to the bracket with medal contenders. With these pleasant news, also came a most disturbing news alongside – Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) slapping four ... Read More »

Archers remain in contention, Jitu disappoints again

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                               Two women archers Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari defeated their respective rivals and secured their places in the pre quarter finals. Boxer Manoj Kumar also came up wit a huge win against Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania in his first round bout. But performance of shooters – Jitu Rai and Prakash Nanjappa, was a big disappointment in the 50m Air ... Read More »

Sindhu makes history

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                          The new Badminton sensation PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in the Olympic Games, when she went down fighting to world no 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a nail-biting summit clash. The match lasted one hour and thirty minutes.                           When Sindhu entered the court to take on twice ... Read More »

Sakshi wins bronze, Srikanth stretches Lin Dan

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                                  India’s long wait for a medal in Rio ended with Sakshi Malik winning a bronze in 58kg category Women’s Wrestling. The 23-year old diminutive girl from Mokhra village near Rohtak in Haryana, came from behind to defeat Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan for this record-breaking success. By doing so, she became the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic ... Read More »

Srikanth, Sindhu keep hopes alive

Rio Olympics Badminton Men

The 10th day at the Rio Olympics Games was no different from Indian perspective. With a series of losses, India’s chances of winning medals in the Games becoming gloomy and gloomy. The only silver lining of India’s day-performance was the quarter final appearance of two Badminton players – Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu. All the athletes, boxer and wrestler fared ... Read More »

Sindhu scripts new history in Indian Sports

2016 Rio Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Quarterfinals - Riocentro - Pavilion 4 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/08/2016. P.V. Sindhu (IND) of India reacts during her match against Wang Yihan (CHN) of China.  REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

                          After Sakshi Malik’s bronze in Wrestling, another medal is up for possession, though different in colour .. not on the mat but on the Badminton court. The elegant PV Sindhu is the conqueror — though colour is yet to be decided. Whatever colour she wins, she will script a new history in the Indian sports. She is the fist ... Read More »

Sakshi ends India’s medal-drought

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                           The lion-hearted woman wrestler finally ended the India’s medal drought and brought smiles on the grim faces of Indian sports lovers by clinching a bronze in 58kg category Wrestling event. After trailing untill the last 10 seconds, she pulled off one of the most sensational 8-5 victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the bronze-medal play-off bout. With this ... Read More »

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