Can now India re-establish its connection with hockey?
The display against Great Britain was like grabbing the quarterfinal by the scruff of its neck. The grip loosened for a bit at 2-1, but Hardik Singh's classic Indian skills wrested the control back. India won 3-1. The hoodoo was broken. 21st century Indian hockey could now feel what the top four at the Olympics feels like.
India rejoices as women's hockey team makes maiden entry into Olympic semifinals
"A dream moment", said the country's sports fraternity in unison as it celebrated the resurgence of Indian hockey at the Olympics after the women's team advanced to its first ever semifinal at the Games in Tokyo on Monday.
Tomar, Rajput fail to qualify for 50m Rifle 3P final; shooters finish without medal
Indian shooters Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Tomar finished 21st in the qualification while Rajput was placed in 32nd position at the Asaka Shooting Range as the Indian shooting team returned without a medal for the second straight time at the Olympics.
Indian women enter Olympic hockey semifinal for first time
A day after the Indian men's team entered the Olympic semifinals following a 49-year gap, the world no. 9 women's side also produced a phenomenally gritty performance to make its way into the last four. The Indians, determined to prove a point, produced a strong and brave performance to eke out the narrow win over the Hockeyroos.
Big first throw crucial for Kamalpreet Kaur: Krishna Poonia
As India awaits its first ever Olympic medal in athletics after two narrow misses in 1960 and 1984, all eyes are on Kamalpreet Kaur in the women’s discus throw final which will start at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo at 4.30 pm IST on Monday. The 25-year-old is only the second Indian woman, after Krishna Poonia in 2012, to enter the event final.
Sindhu's sincere encouragement left me in tears: Tai Tzu
Shattered after going down in the Olympics women's singles final, world number one badminton player Tai Tzu Ying has revealed that Indian ace PV Sindhu's words of encouragement after the medal ceremony left her in tears.
PV Sindhu's dad Ramana recalls how he motivated shuttler
A father’s fervent plea for a gift on the eve of her bronze medal playoff against China’s He Bing Jiao seemed to have worked wonders for PV Sindhu. The semifinal defeat to Tai Tzu-Ying o n S a t u r d a y weighed her down but PV Ramana said he convinced Sindhu to give it her best.
Olympics: India down Britain 3-1 to make last 4, to face Belgium next
Hockey in India is not just a sport; it is an emotion. And watching India at the Olympic Games is not for the fainthearted. The quarterfinal contest against Great Britain on Sunday was no exception. One needed steel to stay glued to the action. India’s search for an elusive medal in its national sport has stretched to a painful 41 years. After winning the gold at the 1980 Moscow Games, the team met with disappointment at every Olympics since.