Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's performance in Tokyo goes down in history as the 23-year-old becomes India's first gold medallist in athletics in Olympics history. Overcoming various highs and lows in life, Neeraj Chopra’s journey to gold is an inspiration for generations to come.
Two-time Olympian from Odisha, Birendra Lakra overcame numerous challenges to finish on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics. He helped the Indian Men’s Hockey Team bag an Olympic medal after a drought of over 4 decades
After PV Sindhu's medal in Tokyo games, her father PV Ramana recalled PM Modi's ice-cream promise to the double Olympic medallist.
When on Monday Indian women’s hockey team stunned their opponents with a nail-biting finish in the QFs, the whole country erupted with joy. Badkichapara, a small village in Simdega district of Jharkhand, had double reasons to rejoice. India went to the Olympic semis for the 1st time, and their daughter was a part. Olympian Salima Tete hails from this village.
She may not have got the chance yet to win a medal, but she is winning hearts. Meet this kid hailed as the junior Mirabai Chanu. Indian weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam shared this video of his daughter recently on his official Twitter handle.
SILVER FOR CHANU! In an astounding feat, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in women's weightlifting in 49kg category! China won gold, while Indonesia took bronze. With this feat, Chanu became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games!
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced huge cash reward for the athletes from the state, who would be able to bag medals in the Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 23. While the state government will provide Rs 6 crore to those winning gold, Rs 4 crore for silver and Rs 2.5 crore for bronze. Patnaik made this announcement during a virtual interaction with the athletes from the state who have qualified for the games.
Ace sprinter from Odisha, Dutee Chand qualified for the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. As per media reports, Dutee Chand qualified for Tokyo Olympics on the basis of the current World Rankings.
Star sprinter from Odisha Dutee Chand fails to cross the Tokyo hurdle yet again. Saturday evening in the women’s 100m final of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Patiala, Dutee finished fourth with a time of 11.62 seconds. Dutee had clocked 11.17 seconds in the Indian Grand Prix 4 earlier this week at the same tracks to shatter her own national record.