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Olympics 2012: Jamaican Usain Bolt 200m champion


Aug 10, London: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete in history to win four Olympic gold medals in the individual sprint events and retaining his title in the 200m in 19.32 (wind: +0.4 m / s), Thursday. Bolt, who became the first man to defend his Olympic title in the 200, beat his fellow […]

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London Olympics Boxing: Mary Kom in pursuit of gold

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Aug 8, London: MC Mary Kom on Monday created history as she assured India its fourth Olympic medal after winning her quarterfinal boxing bout against Maroua Rahali of Tunisia by 15-6 margin in the women’s 51 kg category here. The five-time world champion and the face of women’s boxing in India for the past decade […]

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Army shooter Vijay Kumar wins silver in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol


Aug 4, London: Indian Army’s marksman Vijay Kumar turned out to be the unlikely hero as he lifted the sagging Indian spirits when he fought a nerve-wracking battle with five other top marksmen to clinch the silver medal in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Olympic Games on Friday. “It really means […]

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Boxer Vikas Krishan’s result overturned after five hours


Aug 4, London: Five hours after Indian boxer Vikas Krishan was declared winner in his 69 kg pre-quarterfinal bout in the Olympic Games, International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has overturned the decision and awarded it to his American opponent Errol Spence. The 21-year-old had won 13-11 over Errol Spence in a thrilling contest last night […]

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London Olympics: Champion Saina cruises into semifinals

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Aug 3, London: Saina Nehwal made it a historic day for Indian badminton by entering the women’s singles semi-finals at the London Olympics 2012 here on Thursday. Fourth seeded Saina edged past fifth seed Tine Baun of Denmark 21-15, 22-20 in a 39-minute match at the Wembley Areana to set up a clash with the […]

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London Olympics 2012: Saina Nehwal shuttling to Quarterfinals


Aug 2, London: India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal continued putting up staggering show and kept her medal hopes alive as she played impressive badminton and easily crushed Dutch Jie Yao in Women’s Singles Group E at the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday. For Saina it was only a workout match ahead of her crucial quarterfinal […]

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After the Dutch, Indian hockey team will take on New Zealand in next match


Aug 1, London: On Monday, India played their first Olympic match since eight years and were clearly intimidated by the No. 3-ranked Netherlands. But it promised a lot to see them get settled and fight from a 0-2 deficit to draw level and rattle the Netherlands at one stage. And against New Zealand, they shouldn’t […]

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Gagan Narang won first medal for India in London Olympics 2012


July 30, London: Champion shooter Gagan Narang won India’s first medal at the London Olympics today by bagging a bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle event on Monday. Romanian shooter, Alin George Moldoveanu, won the gold medal and Niccolo Campriani of Italy won the silver medal. Earlier, Beijing Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra had […]

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London Olympics: Saina Nehwal has placed in Group-E


July 26, London: India’s badminton queen Saina Nehwal has been handed a relatively easy draw at the women’s singles badminton event at the upcoming London games. Nehwal will start her campaign against Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland on July 28.The draw was held on Monday at the Main Press Centre of the Olympic Park in London […]

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Asian Games silver medalist Santhi Soundarajan works as a daily-wager in a brick kiln


July 24, Chennai: Santhi Soundarajan, who won a silver medal in the 800m at the Doha Asian Games in 2006 works today as a daily wager in a brick kiln for just Rs 200 per day. Her career in sports ended after a failed gender test. The Asian Games medalist was stripped of her women’s […]

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