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Tokyo Olympics: US mixed relay team reinstated after appeal
The US Olympic mixed relay team has been reinstated after originally being disqualified and will compete in Saturday's final. The team had been DQ'd for what officials said was an illegal pass between Lynna Irby and Elija Godwin.
Morini's 'unconditional apology' to NRAI for Manu's pistol comments
Swiss gun manufacturer Morini has tendered an "unconditional apology" to National Rifle Association of India for questioning the Indian shooting team's approach after Manu Bhaker suffered a weapon malfunction during her 10m air pistol women's qualifications at the Olympics.
Dickwella, Mendis, Gunathailaka banned for one year: SLC
Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday banned senior players Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka for one year and also imposed a fine of 10 million Sri Lankan rupees on them for breaching COVID-19 protocols on the tour of UK last month. The trio was caught on camera on the streets of Durham during the limited overs series, which was a bio-bubble breach.
Tokyo flop show: Archers set for a fresh start in Sonepat, to shoot for trials
With another disappointing show in the Tokyo Olympics, the Archery federation is looking at a "fresh start", shifting the national camp of recurve team from Pune to Sonepat where they will hold a two-day selection trials on August 4-5.
Olympics: Lovlina guarantees India's second medal; Sindhu in semis
Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) provided the spark that India's Olympic campaign desperately needed with a medal-clinching quarterfinal win, while ace shuttler PV Sindhu re-asserted her status as one of the greats of the sport as the country's athletes enjoyed a largely successful day 7 at the Games on Friday.
On winning Olympic gold, Punjab hockey players to get Rs 2.25 crore each
Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi on Friday announced that the hockey players from the state participating in the Tokyo Olympics would get Rs 2.25 crore each if the team wins a gold medal.
Tokyo Olympics: Blow for Felix as US disqualified from mixed relay
The United States, the reigning world champions and hot favourites for the inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay, were on Friday disqualified from their heat after an erroneous baton changeover. Their disqualification, for a first handover outside the permitted zone, deprives 35-year-old Allyson Felix of a chance to become the most decorated female athlete in track and field history.
Tokyo Olympics: India's schedule on July 31
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will face the biggest challenge in the Tokyo Olympics as she will be up against the world No 1 Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei in the semifinals. Boxer Amit Panghal will also open his campaign against Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in Round of 16.
Tokyo Olympics: Explained - Why Mary Kom thinks she should have won
An era of Indian boxing at the Olympics ended with London 2012 bronze medallist Mary Kom's exit from the Games in Tokyo. But like on many occasions in the international ring, a bout finished with a lot of confusion and questions being asked about the scoring system.
India beat Japan 5-3 to end pool engagements on a high
The Indian men's hockey team registered a comprehensive 5-3 win over hosts Japan to cement its quarterfinal spot with a second-place finish in Pool A at the Olympics. Already assured of a quarterfinal berth going into the match, India scored through Gurjant Singh (17th, 56th), Harmanpreet Singh (13th), Shamsher Singh (34th) and Nilakanta Sharma (51st) to register their third consecutive win.
Mary Kom says deliberate ploy to disturb; IOC rules explain what happened
The absence of their own and the country's name on some Indian boxers' vests in the Olympics has caused a small furore here after the legendary M C Mary Kom alleged that she was forced to change minutes before her last-16 bout without proper explanation from the organisers.
PV Sindhu enters semifinals at Tokyo Olympics
Reigning world Champion PV Sindhu kept India's hopes of winning a first-ever Olympic gold in badminton alive as she reached the semifinals of women's singles with a fighting straight-game win over world no 5 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. The 26-year-old Indian defended brilliantly and rode on her attack to outclass the fourth seeded Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in a 56-minute quarterfinal clash.
Sailor Saravanan finish 3rd in one race, but still languishes at 20th overall
Already out of the medal contention, Indian sailor Vishnu Saravanan finished a commendable third in one of the two laser event races on Friday that saw him move up three places to 20th position overall at the Olympics.