Play mind games: Amit Dahiya's advice for Ravi Dahiya
Ravi Dahiya became only the second Indian wrestler to qualify for the final at Olympics. Before Ravi, Sushil Kumar, who has bronze and silver medals to his name at the Olympics, was the only Indian to enter the final (2012). The two-time Olympic medallist entered the final of the 2012 London Games but had to settle for a silver.
1st Test: Bumrah stars as India bowl England out for 183 on Day 1
With the lights on, the conditions were tricky when Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walked in. But over the next 13 overs, the openers gave the impression that they have come well prepared for the tour. They seemed to have a fair idea of where their offstump was and played out a difficult hour, giving India a strong platform to launch an attack to go 1-0 up.
Javelin thrower Neeraj advances to final; Shivpal out
“First impression is the best impression,” is one of the messages that is drilled into young minds by parents and teachers alike. At the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, on a warm Wednesday morning, it took India’s Neeraj Chopra less than a minute to make a big impression on the global audience as he advanced to the men’s javelin throw final with a fine 86.65m.
After bronze, Lovlina Borgohain is boxing's new golden girl
It was a completely different Lovlina Borgohain from the one India witnessed on July 30 – the day she won her quarterfinal bout against Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nienchin to book a bronze medal for herself and the country. In the 69kg semifinal, the 23-year-old from Assam was up against top seed and reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.
Brave India go down 2-1 to Argentina, to play against GB for bronze
Indian women’s hockey has always flown under the radar, living in the shadow of men’s hockey in the country. When Rani Rampal and Co entered the fray at the Tokyo Olympics, a place in the quarterfinals was predicted by a few optimists. Even that came under the scanner after three straight losses in the pool matches.
In Nahri village, Ravi's medal brings hope of electricity, water
In fact, the entire village of around 15,000 people have been praying for the wrestler’s success in Tokyo, ever since he qualified for the Games in 2019. They are praying Ravi’s medal will, at long last, lead to development.
Trailing 2-9, Ravi stages stunning comeback to enter final
Unassuming and quiet, Ravi Dahiya is a product of now jailed wrestling superstar Sushil Kumar’s iconic Chhatrasal academy in North West Delhi’s Model Town area. On Wednesday, Ravi Dahiya forced his way into the gold medal match in men’s freestyle 57kg category.
Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito falls short of Olympic final in 10m platform
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Aquatics/Diving: Canada's Meaghan Benfeito came up just short in the semifinal of the women's 10-metre platform diving event at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, finishing just one spot away from qualifying in a heartbreaking finish.
De Grasse powers Canadian 4x100 relay team into final just hours after winning gold
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Track and Field: Competing hours after his golden 200-metre race, Canada's Andre De Grasse anchored the men's 4x100m relay team into the event's final at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in Japan.
George Springer hits another leadoff homer, Blue Jays beat Cleveland
Sports/Baseball/MLB: George Springer knocked in three runs with four hits, including another leadoff homer, to jump-start the Toronto Blue Jays to another win. Toronto scored all its runs in the first three innings and held on for an 8-6 victory against Cleveland on Wednesday