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Archery: Gold eludes India at world c'ships

Archery: Gold eludes India at world c'ships

Rediff.com26 Sep 2021

Indian archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam lost a nerve-wracking final to Colombian world number three Sara Lopez to settle for a silver in the compound women's individual section at the World Championships in Yankton.

Archery World Championships: Surekha, Verma reach third round

Archery World Championships: Surekha, Verma reach third round

Rediff.com22 Sep 2021

Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma reached the third round of the Archery World Championships after finishing sixth and seventh in the compound men and women qualification rounds respectively.

Sports Minister felicitates triumphant Paralympians

Sports Minister felicitates triumphant Paralympians

Rediff.com8 Sep 2021

Thakur lauded her and all others who finished on the podium, presenting them with mementos to honour their feats.

The feeling of winning a medal at the Paralympics is sinking in: Harvinder

The feeling of winning a medal at the Paralympics is sinking in: Harvinder

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

India's first Paralympic medal winner archer Harvinder Singh, who had turned his farm at a Punjab village into a practice ground during the lockdown, on Tuesday attributed his success to long hours of training, including "practice of tie shots and breathing exercises".

PIX: India's Paralympics champs return to rousing reception

PIX: India's Paralympics champs return to rousing reception

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

The last batch of India's triumphant Paralympic athletes, including shooting sensation Avani Lekhara and shuttler-cum-bureaucrat Suhas Yathiraj, returned home to a rousing reception on Monday, their supporters and families thronging the New Delhi airport for a glimpse of the heroes.

India's paralympians beat the odds, realise dreams

India's paralympians beat the odds, realise dreams

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

India sign off Paralympics with an unparalleled 19 medals: 5 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze.

Harvinder wins bronze, India's first Paralympics archery medal

Harvinder wins bronze, India's first Paralympics archery medal

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Harvinder Singh snatched India's first ever archery medal at the Paralympics, holding his nerve to down Kim Min Su of Korea in a thrilling shoot-off for the men's individual recurve bronze in Tokyo, on Friday.

Indian hockey teams likely to skip 2022 CWG: Batra

Indian hockey teams likely to skip 2022 CWG: Batra

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

'Hockey India will not like its hockey athletes to peak 35 days before the Asian Games 2022 and would like the athletes to peak at the right time i.e. during the Asian Games 2022.'

Paralympics: Bhagat-Kohli in semis; Suhas, Tarun, Manoj too qualify

Paralympics: Bhagat-Kohli in semis; Suhas, Tarun, Manoj too qualify

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Prachi Yadav finishes last in 200m canoe VL2 final

Paralympics: Rubina Francis places 7th in 10m Air Pistol final

Paralympics: Rubina Francis places 7th in 10m Air Pistol final

Rediff.com31 Aug 2021

The Indian markswoman started off well and went on to finish with 560 points, which was enough to earn her place in the final.

Shooter Lekhara first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics

Shooter Lekhara first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics

Rediff.com30 Aug 2021

Shooter Avani Lekhara scripted history on Monday as she became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, firing her way to the top of the podium in the R-2 women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event in Tokyo.

Indian challenge ends in compound mixed pair open

Indian challenge ends in compound mixed pair open

Rediff.com29 Aug 2021

Indian challenge ended in the compound mixed pair open section of the archery competition after the duo of Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti Baliyan made a quarterfinal exit in the Paralympic Games on Sunday.

Paralympics archery: Rakesh in pre-quarters

Paralympics archery: Rakesh in pre-quarters

Rediff.com28 Aug 2021

Rakesh Kumar continued his impressive run of form to storm into the pre-quarter-finals even as teammate Shyam Sundar Swami made a second-round exit as Indian compound archers had a mixed day at the Paralympic Games, in Tokyo, on Saturday.

Army's Pune stadium renamed after Olympic champion Neeraj

Army's Pune stadium renamed after Olympic champion Neeraj

Rediff.com27 Aug 2021

The Army Sports Institute's stadium in Pune has been renamed after Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra.

Paralympics: Bhavinaben enters TT semis, assured bronze

Paralympics: Bhavinaben enters TT semis, assured bronze

Rediff.com27 Aug 2021

Bhavinaben Patel scripted history on Friday, becoming the first Indian table tennis player to secure a medal in the Paralympics after entering the semi-finals with a stunning straight-game win over world No. 5 Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia in the women's singles Class 4 event, in Tokyo. The 34-year-old won her quarter-final 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 in 18 minutes.

Schedule: India at the Tokyo Paralaympics

Schedule: India at the Tokyo Paralaympics

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

Flag bearer Tek Chand will lead the Indian contingent -- India will be represented by 54 para athletes, the biggest ever contingent in the history of the Games.

Indian contingent arrive in Tokyo for Paralympic Games

Indian contingent arrive in Tokyo for Paralympic Games

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

Speaking to ANI, Deepa Malik, the president of Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), said that the Indian team looks in great shape.

PM Modi to para athletes: You are role models

PM Modi to para athletes: You are role models

Rediff.com17 Aug 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually interacted with 10 athletes, including 2016 Rio edition gold winners Devendra Jhajharia and Mariyappan Thangavelu, and urged them to compete without pressure at the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics.

Acclaimed archery coach Tiwary suffers stroke, critical

Acclaimed archery coach Tiwary suffers stroke, critical

Rediff.com13 Aug 2021

Tiwary, who coached India at the Rio Olympics, suffered the stroke on Wednesday morning and CT scans revealed multiple blood clots in his brain.

'Pressure of 5 Olympic rings becoming a bit too much'

'Pressure of 5 Olympic rings becoming a bit too much'

Rediff.com9 Aug 2021

Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari confessed on Monday that she needs to stop buckling under the pressure of performing at the Olympic Games and approach the biggest sporting stage from a different perspective to achieve desired results in future.

Tokyo Olympics: Important Moment for India

Tokyo Olympics: Important Moment for India

Rediff.com9 Aug 2021

Tokyo should remain the benchmark and source of inspiration till at least Paris 2024. In the shorter run, India's preparations for the Asian and Commonwealth Games next year must begin based on lessons learnt now, asserts Raj Kishore Mishra, former joint secretary at the sports ministry.

'Couldn't have asked for greater reward'

'Couldn't have asked for greater reward'

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

'Team India's participation in the Olympics couldn't have ended on a sweeter note'

Myth and Reality of Manipur is in Its Sport

Myth and Reality of Manipur is in Its Sport

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

Olympic Silver medalist Mirabai Chani's feat is a story of grit, dedication and desire, but it isn't unique. In Manipur, discovers Vaibhav Raghunandan.

Tokyo Olympic Tattoos

Tokyo Olympic Tattoos

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

Glimpse tattoos inked on Olympians at the Tokyo Games...

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Saturday, July 31

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Saturday, July 31

Rediff.com31 Jul 2021

A summary of the country's athletes' showing at the Games on Saturday, July 31.

Why Deepika's father still drives an auto

Why Deepika's father still drives an auto

Rediff.com31 Jul 2021

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Atanu Das stopped by Japan's Furukawa in pre-quarters

Atanu Das stopped by Japan's Furukawa in pre-quarters

Rediff.com31 Jul 2021

Das failed to score a 10 in the fifth set and slipped to the red-circle for an 8, which proved costly, as home favourite Takaharu Furukawa sealed the issue by a solitary point margin in the decider.

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Friday, July 30

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Friday, July 30

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

A look at the country's athletes' showing at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 30.

Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on July 31

Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on July 31

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

A look at India's schedule at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Deepika stuns former World champ, but loses in QF

Deepika stuns former World champ, but loses in QF

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

Locked 5-5 after the regulation five-setter, the 27-year-old Indian held her nerves in the shoot-off to deliver a perfect 10, hitting the bull's eye, to topple the Russian, a team silver medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Soaring heart rates laid bare on TV as archers okay new tech

Soaring heart rates laid bare on TV as archers okay new tech

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

All but two women and four men among the Games' 128 archers agreed to participate, with data retained only in the form of archived TV footage.

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Thursday, July 29

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Thursday, July 29

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

a look at the country's athletes' showing at the Tokyo Games on Thursday.

Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on July 30

Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on July 30

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

Manu Bhaker and Deepika Kumari will be keen to make up for their below-par starts as they take centrestage on Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics, on Friday.

Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on July 30

Tokyo Olympics: Check out India's schedule on July 30

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

Manu Bhaker and Deepika Kumari will be keen to make up for their below-par starts as they take centrestage on Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics, on Friday.

How Deepika spurred hubby Atanu in slaying Oh Hyek...

How Deepika spurred hubby Atanu in slaying Oh Hyek...

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

Indian archer Atanu Das expressed disappointment at being denied the chance to play the mixed team event with his world No. 1 wife Deepika Kumari, whom he credited for his stunning victory over two-time Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek in the men's individual even at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

Atanu's message for India: Pray for us, encourage us

Atanu's message for India: Pray for us, encourage us

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

Power of love helps archer Atanu Das defeat 2012 champion Oh.

Olympics: Archer Das stuns two-time Olympic champ, enters pre-quarters

Olympics: Archer Das stuns two-time Olympic champ, enters pre-quarters

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

Das saw off a tough challenge from Chinese Taipei's Deng Yu-Cheng earlier in the day.

Tokyo Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Wednesday, July 28

Tokyo Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Wednesday, July 28

Rediff.com28 Jul 2021

The results of Indian athletes participating in the Olympics on Day 5.

Deepika keeps archery medal hopes alive after Rai, Jadhav exit

Deepika keeps archery medal hopes alive after Rai, Jadhav exit

Rediff.com28 Jul 2021

World No. 1 archer Deepika Kumari survived some anxious moments before getting past US teenager Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez 6-4 to sail into the pre-quarter-finals of the women's individual archery competition at the Tokyo Olympics, on Wednesday.

Tokyo Games: EXCITING Pix!

Tokyo Games: EXCITING Pix!

Rediff.com28 Jul 2021

Capturing the drama at the 2020 Olympics.

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