Badminton was for the first time included as an official sport at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and Indian para-shuttlers put on a stunning show with some aggressive and tactical strategy of play, right from the word go. India had sent five shuttlers to Paralympics and all five reached at least the semis. Four players - Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar, Suhas Yathiraj and Manoj Sarkar produced historic and magical performances in the para-badminton games to etch their names in record books.
History was created at Tokyo when para shooter Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the Paralympic Games. The 19-year-old girl from Rajasthan bagged gold in women's 10m Air Rifle SH1 with a world record score of 249.6 in the final. Her campaign did not end there. Avani clinched her second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday (Sept 3), a bronze in women's 50m rifle 3P SH1 event. With this, she has also become the first Indian woman to bag two medals in Paralympics.
Today, on the National Sports Day, India woke up to an amazing news. Paddler Bhavina Patel scripted history for India by securing a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Amid beats of dhol, traditional dance and cheers, the hockey teams were given a grand welcome at the Biju Patnaik International airport.
While it's a known fact that the medals for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games have been minted from metals extracted from discarded mobile phones and laptops, few would know that the podiums were created using 24.5 tonnes of recycled household plastic waste.
India's Javelin Man Neeraj Chopra scripted history by winning the country's first Olympic gold medal in athletics on the penultimate day of the Tokyo 2020 Games. With seven medal winners this Olympics, India has recorded its best-ever tally at the quadrennial event. Relive the glorious moments of the country's Olympic stars.
It was a long wait for India and an excruciating one for the families of hockey team members. The celebrations reverberated after India’s triumph over Germany today.
On Thursday, India Hockey Men's team scripted history with its podium finish at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
And after winning the rights to host the Hockey World Cup for the second time running in 2023, the first time any state has got the right to host the event twice in succession, Odisha has truly emerged as the newest hockey hub in the country.
In a major disappointment, India's sprint queen Dutee Chand's campaign at the Tokyo Olympics ended on Monday (August 2), after she failed to qualify for semi finals of 200 metres women’s race.
Tokyo: Tokyo 2020 organising committee president Yoshiro Mori announced his resignation on Friday due to protests over his sexist remarks about women last week. The 83-year-old former Japanese prime minister made the announcement at a special meeting of its executive members, reports Xinhua news agency. He told the meeting that his inappropriate remarks have caused […]
Geneva: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed the draws of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. According to the pools, the 2016 Men’s Gold medallists, Argentina will face Australia, India, Spain, New Zealand and hosts Japan in Group A. Group B includes Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Canada and South Africa. The Women’s Gold medallists in […]