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How does the medal tally look after today's events at Tokyo Olympics?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
China have overtaken Japan to be at the top of the medal tally after today's events at the Tokyo Olympics. China are on top with 15 gold medals, seven silver medals and nine bronze medals. Japan have 15 gold medals, four silver medals and six bronze medals. India are tied at 46th position with seven other teams.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:21 pm on 29 Jul
How does the Tokyo Olympics medal tally look like after today's events?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 28 Jul 2021,Wednesday
Japan are on top of the medal tally with 13 gold medals, four silver medals and five bronze medals. China have overtaken USA to be at the second position with 12 gold medals, six silver medals and nine bronze medals. USA have won the most number of medals so far (31). India are tied at 43rd with eight other teams.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:02 pm on 28 Jul
Sri Lanka defeated India in third T20I by 7 wickets to clinch the three-match series 2-1. India were restricted to 81/8 in their 20 overs, their lowest T20I total against Sri Lanka. This is India's first series defeat in international cricket across formats against Sri Lanka after 13 years. Further, it is Sri Lanka's first-ever T20I series win over India.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:01 pm on 29 Jul
Sri Lanka defeated India by four wickets in the last over in the second T20I in Colombo to level the three-match series 1-1. This is Sri Lanka's first victory against India in their last five completed T20I matches. Dhananjaya de Silva top-scored for Sri Lanka with 40*(34), while Akila Dananjaya registered bowling figures of 4-0-29-2.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:36 pm on 28 Jul
After four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles withdrew from some Tokyo Olympics events to focus on mental health, actress Priyanka Chopra shared an old interview with her. In the interview, Biles talked about stress and how people weren't satisfied when she won four gold medals at 2016 Olympics. "Meeting people's needs all the time is the hardest thing," Biles said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:45 pm on 29 Jul
Indian archer Atanu Das defeated two-time Olympic champion Oh Jin-Hyek of South Korea to reach the round of 16 at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. The 29-year-old archer beat Oh Jin-Hyek in shoot-off after the scores were tied at 5-5. Atanu will face Japan's Takaharu Furukawa in the round of 16 on Saturday.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:06 am on 29 Jul
India defeated Argentina 3-1 in their fourth Pool A match to reach the quarter-finals at the Tokyo Olympics. Harmanpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad and Varun Kumar scored a goal each for India. India are currently second on the points table with their last Pool A match to take place tomorrow against Japan.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:16 am on 29 Jul
French-born Australian Olympic canoeist Jessica Fox shared a video revealing that she used a condom to repair her kayak at the Tokyo Olympics. In the video, a carbon mixture can be seen being placed on the kayak’s damaged nose, before using the condom to hold the mixture in place. She went on to win the bronze medal in K1 event.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:04 pm on 29 Jul
What is India's schedule at Tokyo Olympics for Friday?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Archer Deepika Kumari's women's round of 16 will take place at 6 am. India will face Ireland in a Pool A women's hockey match at 8.15 am, while India's men's hockey team will face Japan at 3 pm. PV Sindhu's women's singles quarter-final will take place at 1.15 pm. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain's women's 69kg quarter-final will start at 8.48 am.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:46 pm on 29 Jul
Why not Kabaddi? Mahindra after '3x3 Basketball' makes debut at Olympics
short by Pragya Swastik / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Mahindra Group's Chairman Anand Mahindra on Wednesday questioned why Kabaddi couldn't be an Olympic sport while '3x3 Basketball' could be played for the first time at Tokyo Olympics. Mahindra tweeted, "How do these esoteric forms of sport make a debut at the Olympics?" He added, "Especially ones such as these where it's obvious which nation it will initially favour."
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 29 Jul
Swiss gun manufacturer Morini alleged Indian shooter Manu Bhaker didn't seek its help after Bhaker's pistol malfunctioned at Olympics. Bhaker's coach Ronak Pandit said they would've lost more time if they had to search for the manufacturer first and then go to the equipment repair area. He further said that Morini published "anti Manu" articles before her qualification event.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:54 pm on 29 Jul
Reigning badminton world champion PV Sindhu has reached the quarter-finals of women’s singles event at Tokyo Olympics. She defeated world number 12 Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in the round of 16 with a scoreline of 21-15, 21-13. The match lasted 41 minutes. Sindhu will next face the winner of the match between Akane Yamaguchi and Gaeun Kim.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:30 am on 29 Jul
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who clinched India's first-ever Olympic silver medal in weightlifting at Tokyo Games, met her family in Manipur after two years. She shared pictures and tweeted, "This feeling of meeting my family after a long span of two years is beyond words...Thank you...Ema and baba for all the sacrifices you made for me to reach at this level."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:54 am on 29 Jul
Greek sports commentator Dimosthenis Karmiris has been fired by broadcaster ERT for making a racist comment on-air about South Korean table tennis players at Tokyo Olympics. "Their eyes are narrow, so I can't understand how they can see the ball moving back and forth," Karmiris had said. "Racist comments have no place on public television," ERT said after sacking him.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:02 pm on 29 Jul
NASA took to Instagram to share a picture of lit-up Japan's Tokyo, which is currently hosting the Olympic Games, taken from the International Space Station. "The Olympic games light up the night," NASA captioned the picture. The picture was captured by astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who is currently the Commander of the NASA SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the ISS.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:09 pm on 28 Jul
Six-time world champion Mary Kom criticised International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force for "poor judging" in flyweight (48-51kg) pre-quarterfinal at Tokyo Olympics, which she lost despite winning two of the three rounds. "What's wrong with [them]?" she stated. Mary Kom, who lost to Colombia's Ingrit Valencia, added, "I had beaten this girl twice in the past. I couldn't believe [it]."
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:10 pm on 29 Jul
India's six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom exited Tokyo Olympics after losing in the round of 16 in the flyweight (48-51kg) category on Thursday. The 38-year-old London Olympics bronze medallist lost to Colombia's 32-year-old Ingrit Valencia 2-3. Ingrit Valencia had won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:30 pm on 29 Jul
Satish Kumar, India's first-ever super heavyweight boxer to have qualified for Olympics, has reached the quarter-finals of the men's +91kg category at the Tokyo Games. The 32-year-old defeated Jamaica's Ricardo Brown 4-1 in the round of 16 on Thursday. Satish will face Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the quarter-final on August 1 (Sunday).
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:25 am on 29 Jul
After India were forced to make seven changes to playing XI for second T20I against Sri Lanka, Rahul Dravid said, "If you're selected to play for India...you're good enough to play in the XI." He added, "I don’t think...selectors pick you to warm the bench or for a holiday." "People earn the right to come here," Dravid stated.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:53 am on 29 Jul
Meghalaya's Havildar Soman Rana, who lost his right leg following a mine blast injury on December 1, 2006, has qualified for seated shot put in the F57 category for the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. The 38-year-old was inducted into the Army Paralympic Node in 2017. Earlier this year, he won a gold medal in Tunis World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2021.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:52 pm on 29 Jul
As many as three athletes and 21 others tested positive for coronavirus at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. It is the highest daily count since the Tokyo Olympics organising committee began compiling data from the start of this month. A total of 193 people have tested positive for coronavirus at the Tokyo Olympics so far.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:53 am on 29 Jul
What is India's schedule at Tokyo Olympics for Thursday?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 28 Jul 2021,Wednesday
Rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will participate in men's double sculls Final B at 5.20 am at the Tokyo Olympics tomorrow. Anirban Lahiri's men's golf round 1 will start at 5.22 am. India will face Argentina in men's hockey at 6 am. Boxer Mary Kom's women's 51kg round of 16 will begin at 3.36 pm.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:48 pm on 28 Jul
Padikkal becomes first cricketer born in 2000 to play for Team India
short by Anmol Sharma / on 29 Jul 2021,Thursday
Devdutt Padikkal has become the first cricketer born in 2000 to represent Team India. Padikkal, who was born on July 7, 2000, made his T20I debut against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. He scored 29(23) on his debut. Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the first male cricketer born in 21st century to play international cricket, achieving the feat in 2017.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:40 am on 29 Jul
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