RIO DE JANEIRO - India's Amit Kumar Saroha finished a disappointing seventh in the mens Discus Throw F52 final of the Paralympics 2016 here on Thursday. Saroha, a F51 athlete could only throw 9.01 in his six attempts to finish last among the seven in what was India's first event of the day. Latvia's Aigars Apinis clinched the gold in the category with a throw of 20.83 in his six attempts while Poland's Robert Jachimowicz...
NEW DELHI - Indian long-distance runner O.P. Jaisha has revealed shocking levels of official apathy and callousness during the women's marathon event at the Rio Olympics, which she claims could have proved fatal for her. Jaisha has claimed that Indian officials did not bother to make arrangements to provide water and energy drinks to her during the race despite designated stations being allocated for Indian athletes.
NEW DELHI - The Sports Ministry on Monday announced that Rio Olympics medallists -- shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik -- will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai. Considered as the country's highest sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award is conferred on a sportsperson for outstanding performance over a period of four years.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost his men's freestyle 65 kg qualification match 0-3 against Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig at the Rio Olympics here on Sunday. Yogeshwar, the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist in the 60kg category, was on the backfoot right from the initial stages and lost on technical points at the Carioca Arena 2 on Mat B. Later, the Haryana wrestler's chances of going for the bronze medal...
RIO DE JANEIRO - Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu settled for silver at the Rio Olympics after being beaten 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 by World No.1 Carolina Marin of Spain in the badminton women's singles event here on Friday. It is India's second medal in the Rio Games after wrestler Sakshi Malik bagged bronze in the women's 58 kilogram category on Wednesday. In a hard-fought summit clash, which lasted one hour and 20 minutes,
RIO DE JANEIRO - India's P.V. Sindhu thumped Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the final of the women's singles event of badminton competitions, assuring the country at least a silver medal at the Olympic Games here on Thursday. World No.10 Sindhu registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals over world No.6 Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics. With this win,
RIO DE JANEIRO – The U.S. pair of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock beat Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram Aug. 14 for the gold medal in the tennis mixed doubles at the ongoing Rio Olympics here. Ram – an Indian-American athlete from Carmel, Indiana – and Williams claimed the silver medal for Team USA, which has garnered 70 medals thus far, beating by a landslide every other country...
RIO DE JANEIRO - Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth's entry into the quarter-finals kept India's medal hopes alive as the athletes continued to cut a sorry figure while wrestler Ravinder Khatri also flopped in his bout at the Rio Olympics here on Monday. World No.11 Srikanth continued his rollicking form to register a 21-19, 21-19 triumph in 42 minutes over world No.5 Jan O Jorgensen in the pre-quarterfinal tie at Rio Centrio.
RIO DE JANEIRO - India's flop show at the 31st Rio Olympics continued on Friday with shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa crashing out from the preliminary stages while archer Atanu Das went down fighting as shooter Gagan Narang and shot putter Vikas Gowda also added to the country's woes here. Athletes Manpreet Kaur and Jinson Johnson also added to the disappointment after failing in their respective disciplines...
RIO DE JANEIRO - Indian boxer Shiva Thapa was beaten by Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez 0-3 in his men's Bantam weight (56kg) category at the Rio Olympics here on Thursday. Shiva was on the backfoot from the very beginning of the contest in Pavilion 6 at the Riocentro and was well beaten on points, losing all three rounds. The first round was won by the Cuban boxer 10-9, after some heavy hitting,