Tag Archives: Rio

Rio Paralympics: Javelin thrower Jhajharia creates history, wins another gold

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games in Rio de Janeiro. Devendra, who won his previous gold in the 2004 Athens Games, bettered his own world record to finish on top in the men’s F46 event. Read More

How Indian athletes fared at Rio Olympics

India sent its biggest contingent, 118-members, to Rio Olympics hoping that it would emulate its best-ever tally of six medals, achieved at the London Olympics in 2012. However, it was not meant to be. The following is the performance of Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics. [source;rediff.com]

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig out in US Open 1st round

Sure, Monica Puig would have loved another week between the Olympics and the US Open to “come down from the high” of becoming Puerto Rico’s first gold medalist. Then again, that’s not how the tennis calendar works. Puig realizes that if she wants to climb back to those heights, she’ll need to figure out this sort of turnaround. For now, Read More

Each match at Rio 2016 Olympics was a challenge, says PV Sindhu

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu on Monday said every match at the recently-concluded Games was a challenge for her. World No.10 Sindhu, who was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — the country’s highest sporting honour — by President Pranab Mukherjee at a special function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, defeated higher-ranked opponents in each round to set Read More

No end to Vijay Goel’s Rio gaffes! Calls Sindhu, Sakshi ‘Rio gold medallists’; gets trolled again!

The Rio Olympics are over. The players and officials are back in India. But it seems Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s series of Rio gaffes are far from over. After managing to almost getting his accreditation cancelled at the Games for his rude and aggressive behaviour, after misspelling the name of Dipa Karmakar as “Dipa Karmanakar”, and confusing the athletes Dutee Read More

To avoid Rio repeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Task Force to plan for next three Olympic Games

Aimed at boosting India’s performance in future Olympic Games, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on Friday announced that a Task Force would be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for “effective participation” of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games — 2020, 2024 and 2028. The announcement was made at a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers at Read More

India at Rio 2016 Olympics: Medals two; disappointments multiple

Jonathan Selvaraj shows how of the 85 in the Indian squad – excluding team events such as field hockey – only 13 could be reckoned to have matched a season’s best, qualifying mark or advanced past the first round of their event. ATHLETICS: Mohd Anas (400m) Qualification: 45.40s, At Rio: 45.95s. Jinson Johnson (800m) Qualification: 1:45:98s, At Rio: 1:47:27s. Recorded the Read More

Athlete Sudha Singh tested positive for H1N1 after return from Rio

An Indian athlete who competed in the 3000 metres steeplechase event in the Rio Olympics, has tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus and has tested negative for the Zika virus following analysis of her blood samples. She was reported ill on her return to India. “A blood sample tested at the virology lab at the National Institute of Mental Health Read More

Rio 2016 Olympics: Not netas or officials, India’s problem is the Casual Sports Fan

As the curtains come down on the Rio Olympics, post mortems about the Indian contingent’s performances are already underway. And while there is talk of the need to improve and to already get a plan in place for Tokyo 2020. The mood is one of cautious optimism. Optimism that has been fuelled by the excellent performances of Sakshi Malik and Read More

Narsingh Yadav cleared to compete at Rio 2016 Olympics

After some restless days in Rio, Narsingh Yadav has been cleared to compete at 2016 Olympics. Reports doing rounds suggest Narsingh will commence his 74kg campaign against Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France. Narsingh’s clearance by WADA comes as a relief for the wrestler who has been grappling court cases, hearings and appeals in the build-up to the Games. The latest twist Read More