Andhra Pradesh government announced a cash incentive of Rs 30 lakh to badminton superstar P.V. Sindhu her bronze medal winning feat in Tokyo Olympics
The Indians still have a chance to secure an elusive medal from the Olympics as they will feature in the bronze medal match on Thursday.
Indian men's hockey team goes down 2-5 to Belgium in Olympic Games semifinals, to compete for bronze medal now.
Sindhu etched her name among the all-time greats after winning badminton's women's singles bronze medal to add to the silver she won at Rio de Janeiro five years back
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 against the world no 2 Australia in an intense quarterfinals here.
Praises poured in from several quarters after the Indian women's hockey team made history by storming into the semifinals of Tokyo Olympics
The Indian women's hockey team made history on Monday as it stormed into the semifinals of the Olympic Games hockey tournament for the first time.
Dutee finished with her season's best timing of 23.85 seconds, but it was not good enough to qualify her for the semifinals as she finished a distant seventh.
Even though India's last of the eight Olympic gold medals came way back in 1980 Moscow Games, there were no semifinals in that edition as only six teams participated in the event.
While the concept of making medals from discarded laptops, mobile phones and other electronic commodities is not new, the Japanese took it to an altogether different level,
It is Sindhu's second medal at the Olympics after she won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also becomes the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
Heading into the final round on a tied-28th position, Lahiri carded a one-over 72 in the final round to slip further to the tied-42nd spot with a total score of five-under 279 (67, 72, 68, 72).
Indian women team's best finish at the Olympics was in Moscow back in 1980 when they reached the semi-finals but ended fourth.
This is Sindhu's 14th loss to the Taiwanese second seed in 19 meetings, having also lost to her in the last three face-offs.
Anjum finished 15th with a score of 1167 and 54 Xs while Tejaswini was placed 33rd with a score of 1154 and 50 Xs.
India earned a penalty corner early in the second quarter and tried a variation and Vandana was there to deflect the ball home off a rebound to make it 2-1 for India.
The Punjab athlete, Kamalpreet has been in impressive form this year as she breached the 65m mark twice recently.
Despite this loss, the 25-year-old Panghal remains one of best-performing Indian boxers in recent times.
Das shot twice in the red-circle (8-8) in his last two arrows of the opening set to lose by two points (25-27).
COVID-19 infections totalled 3,300 in Tokyo on Friday, after hitting a record 3,865 a day earlier.
Sindhu will next face the winner of the other quarterfinal between Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying.
India will now need to win their final Pool A match against South Africa on Saturday and hope Ireland loses to Great Britain to seal their quarterfinal berth.
The 23-year-old Assam boxer will square off against reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey, who hammered Anna Lysenko in her quarterfinal bout.
For the three-time Olympian Deepika, this was her first win from three matches against the 2017 world champion as she became the first Indian to make the last-eight in an individual event of the Olympics.
A week on, and India's performance in the Tokyo Olympics has been rather dismal with just a single silver medal to her name all thanks to weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.