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PIX: Paralympians' special gift for PM Modi...

PIX: Paralympians' special gift for PM Modi...

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

India's Paralympians presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an autographed stole on Thursday during a breakfast hosted by him to felicitate the contingent at his residence in New Delhi.

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.

Saina, Praneeth to lead India in Thomas, Uber Cup finals

Saina, Praneeth to lead India in Thomas, Uber Cup finals

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Two-time Olympics medallist P V Sindhu opted out citing post-Olympics recovery.

Paralympics: Suhas wins badminton silver, Dhillon loses bronze

Paralympics: Suhas wins badminton silver, Dhillon loses bronze

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Indian shuttler Tarun Dhillon missed out on a bronze medal after he faced a defeat at the hands of Indonesia's Fredy Setiawan in the men's singles SL4 event of the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday.

PM, Bindra hail 'exceptional performance' from Suhas

PM, Bindra hail 'exceptional performance' from Suhas

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Congratulating Suhas Yathiraj, an IAS officer who won a silver medal at the Paralympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described him as a fantastic confluence of service and sports who has captured the imagination of the entire nation.

Krishna Nagar wins badminton gold at Paralympics

Krishna Nagar wins badminton gold at Paralympics

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Krishna Nagar secured India's second gold medal in badminton at the Tokyo Paralympics, notching a thrilling three-game win over Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in the men's singles SH6 class final.

Tokyo Paralympics: Bhagat wins badminton gold

Tokyo Paralympics: Bhagat wins badminton gold

Rediff.com4 Sep 2021

Reigning World champion Pramod Bhagat continued India's fine showing at the Tokyo Paralympics with a gold medal in the badminton SL3 class event, in Tokyo, on Saturday. The 33-year-old Bhagat, who is also the world No. 1 and current Asian champion, scored a 21-11, 21-16 win over Japan's Daisuke Fujihara in the first SL3 class semi-final, which lasted 36 minutes.

Was determined to win first game against Fujihara: Manoj Sarkar

Was determined to win first game against Fujihara: Manoj Sarkar

Rediff.com4 Sep 2021

After winning a bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, shuttler Manoj Sarkar on Saturday said his focus was on winning the first game against his Japanese opponent as that would have enabled him to play the entire match on the front foot.

Winning first badminton gold for India is a moment to cherish: Bhagat

Winning first badminton gold for India is a moment to cherish: Bhagat

Rediff.com4 Sep 2021

It was a "moment to cherish" for Pramod Bhagat who on Saturday clinched India's first badminton gold in Paralympics and he attributed his win against Great Britain's Daniel Bethell in the finals to a strategy that he devised after losing to the same opponent in the past.

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: Taekwondo player Aruna withdraws with injury

Paralympics: Taekwondo player Aruna withdraws with injury

Rediff.com2 Sep 2021

Aruna Tanwar enters Taekwondo quarters.

Paralympics: Lekhara fails to qualify for final; swimmer Jadhav disqualified

Paralympics: Lekhara fails to qualify for final; swimmer Jadhav disqualified

Rediff.com1 Sep 2021

Shooter Avani Lekhara crashed out in the qualification round of the mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 event at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.

India handed tough draw in Sudirman Cup

India handed tough draw in Sudirman Cup

Rediff.com25 Aug 2021

India have been drawn with top seeds and defending champions China, Thailand and hosts Finland for the upcoming Sudirman Cup badminton tournament, making it a tough Group A for the side to negotiate.

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.

What are Ranveer-Deepika celebrating?

What are Ranveer-Deepika celebrating?

Rediff.com23 Aug 2021

Rediff.com Contributing Photographer Pradeep Bandekar met these stars over the weekend.

Shuttlers get decent draw at Thomas Cup and Uber Cup

Shuttlers get decent draw at Thomas Cup and Uber Cup

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

The event was originally scheduled to be held from May 16-24 last year but was postponed to August 15-23. Later it was further delayed to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

PM Modi has ice-cream with Sindhu, choorma with Neeraj

PM Modi has ice-cream with Sindhu, choorma with Neeraj

Rediff.com16 Aug 2021

Also seen interacting with Prime Minister Modi was Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra over a bowl of choorma.

Why this Actor became a Sportscaster

Why this Actor became a Sportscaster

Rediff.com13 Aug 2021

'I have been lucky to be able to show my talent more as a sports anchor, and I could do this for life!'

Neeraj Chopra: Next Brand Superstar

Neeraj Chopra: Next Brand Superstar

Rediff.com11 Aug 2021

The man with the golden arm could surpass some, if not all, top cricketers -- the demigods who stand well above athletes from other disciplines in India

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.

Meet India's heroes from the Tokyo Olympic Games

Meet India's heroes from the Tokyo Olympic Games

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

As the curtains come down at the Tokyo Olympics, here's a glance at the medallists and those who came within touching distance of glory.

'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'

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Saturday, August 7

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Saturday, August 7

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

A summary of the country's athletes showing at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, August 7.

When golf won over India's PM, President and Public!

When golf won over India's PM, President and Public!

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

The nation of 1.3 billion people was glued to television sets as early as 5am, following the fortunes of Aditi Ashok, who after three days, was lying second and in line for an unprecedented medal in golf at the Olympics.

Olympics: #GirlsGetItDone

Olympics: #GirlsGetItDone

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

'Everyone wants to get involved when there is success.' 'But what about guaranteeing it?' 'Making sure girls have the opportunity to succeed all the time?'

The BEST Political Web series

The BEST Political Web series

Rediff.com6 Aug 2021

City Of Dreams 2 released recently, and is quite a must watch.

Sindhu sets sights on World Championships

Sindhu sets sights on World Championships

Rediff.com4 Aug 2021

'The last five years have been great, it has been a lovely journey. There have been lots of ups and down but I have learnt a lot, experienced a lot, improved a lot.'

Olympics: Athletes split time between work and sport

Olympics: Athletes split time between work and sport

Rediff.com4 Aug 2021

'There is more to life than sport and anything can happen in sport, so you need something to fall back on'

5 cows and a house: Indonesia's gift to its badminton champs

5 cows and a house: Indonesia's gift to its badminton champs

Rediff.com4 Aug 2021

Indonesia's women's doubles pair of Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu and Apriyani are being showered with lots of gifts by the country for winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Games bronze medallist Sindhu returns to warm reception

Tokyo Games bronze medallist Sindhu returns to warm reception

Rediff.com4 Aug 2021

Sindhu and her Korean coach Park Tae-sang were also felicitated by Singhania at the airport.

Axelsen dethrones Chen Long for men's singles badminton gold

Axelsen dethrones Chen Long for men's singles badminton gold

Rediff.com2 Aug 2021

With Chen's silver, China has swept six badminton medals at Tokyo, more than any other country: a gold and silver in mixed doubles, a gold in women's singles, a silver in men's doubles, a silver in women's doubles and, now, a silver in men's singles.

I was blank for few seconds: Sindhu on winning bronze

I was blank for few seconds: Sindhu on winning bronze

Rediff.com2 Aug 2021

Reigning World champion P V Sindhu on Monday said she was completely blank after winning a second successive Olympic medal and it took her a while to realise the enormity of her historic achievement in the ongoing Games.

Gopichand congratulated me, Saina no: Sindhu

Gopichand congratulated me, Saina no: Sindhu

Rediff.com2 Aug 2021

P V Sindhu on Monday said she received congratulatory message from chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand but she has not got any such gesture yet from senior shuttler Saina Nehwal following her bronze medal winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics Badminton: Indonesia win women's doubles gold

Olympics Badminton: Indonesia win women's doubles gold

Rediff.com2 Aug 2021

Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu of Indonesia on Monday bagged the women's doubles gold medal in badminton at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Sindhu's bronze big achievement for me, says coach

Sindhu's bronze big achievement for me, says coach

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

'It is the first time that India badminton player has won two Olympic medals in badminton, so it is a great achievement not only for Sindhu but also a big moment for my teaching life.'

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Sunday, August 1

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Sunday, August 1

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

A summary of the country's athletes' showing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, August 1.

Chen Yufei upsets Tai Tzu for women's badminton gold

Chen Yufei upsets Tai Tzu for women's badminton gold

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

Kevin Cordon's fairytale run in the Tokyo Olympics men's singles came to an end on Sunday when the Guatemalan was knocked out 21-18, 21-11 by world number two Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

What Sindhu's parents said after her bronze medal victory

What Sindhu's parents said after her bronze medal victory

Rediff.com1 Aug 2021

Chief coach of the Indian badminton team, Pullela Gopichand also congratulated the Tokyo Olympics badminton bronze medal winner.

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