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India Men’s Hockey Team’s historic Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal match against Germany achieves 3rd place in FIH Favourite Match of 2021 fan poll

India Men’s Hockey Team’s historic Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal match against Germany achieves 3rd place in FIH Favourite Match of 2021 fan poll

Editors, Hockey, Trending
 Hockey India congratulated Indian Men’s Hockey Team for this remarkable feat . In a roller coaster of a year for Indian Hockey when anticipation from fans reached a fever pitch before the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the performance of the Indian team at the quadrennial Games did not disappoint as the Indian Men's Hockey Team went on to clinch the historic Bronze Medal in August 2021. Indian hockey fans around the globe made their voices heard in large numbers as Manpreet Singh-led side's thrilling 5-4 win against Germany in the Bronze Medal encounter, has achieved 3rd place in the FIH Favourite Match of 2021 polls. Hockey India on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Men's Hockey team for this remarkable feat. In this memorable match, Manpreet & Co. made one of the greatest comebacks,...
Two-time Asian Games medallist and Olympian Lilima Minz calls time on her hockey career

Two-time Asian Games medallist and Olympian Lilima Minz calls time on her hockey career

Breaking News, Editors, Hockey, Trending
The midfielder played in 156 matches for India, scoring 12 goals, since her debut in 2011. Indian women’s hockey team midfielder Lilima Minz has announced her retirement, ending her decade-long stint in the sport. The 27-year-old Minz, who hails from Odisha, was a part of the team that represented India at the Rio 2016 Olympics after a gap of 36 years. The midfielder was also a part of the Indian team which booked a place in the Tokyo Olympics through the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2019 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Lilima Minz’s achievements also include winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and a silver at the 2018 edition in Jakarta, Indonesia. She was also a part of the team that won the gold medal at FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima 2019. ...
Lovlina Borgohain appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police in Assam

Lovlina Borgohain appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police in Assam

Boxing, Editors, Trending
The Tokyo Olympics bronze-medallist stressed that her main aim is still boxing and the gold at the next Olympics in Paris 2024. Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain was formally appointed as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) by Assam on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Lovlina Borgohain won bronze in the women’s 69kg on her Olympic debut at Tokyo last year. She is the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after Mary Kom and Vijender Singh. The DSP post was a reward for her fine showing at the Tokyo Olympics. Lovlina Borgohain took her oath as a DSP in the Assam Police at a formal state function held in Guwahati, Assam. The two-time world championship bronze medallist also stressed that her immediate goal was to continue her boxing career and focus on winning gold at the 2024 ...
Indian postal department dedicates a golden postbox to Tokyo Olympics champion Neeraj Chopra

Indian postal department dedicates a golden postbox to Tokyo Olympics champion Neeraj Chopra

Athletics, Editors
The gold-coloured postbox has been placed by the Indian post office at Khandra in Panipat, Haryana – Neeraj Chopra’s hometown. The Indian post office - the country’s public postal service - has installed a gold-painted postbox in Neeraj Chopra's hometown in Haryana to mark the javelin thrower's gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics. A postbox is usually a red-coloured, barrel-shaped container placed in common public locations where people can drop their personal letters - envelopes or postcards - to be collected and delivered by the government post and telegraph office. At Tokyo 2020, Neeraj Chopra created history as he won the gold medal in men's javelin throw with an attempt measuring 87.58m. He is the first Indian track and field athlete to win an Olympic medal. Neeraj Chopra...
Top performers from Week 8 and smart picks for Week 9 of ISL – Dream11 Fantasy

Top performers from Week 8 and smart picks for Week 9 of ISL – Dream11 Fantasy

Editors, Football, Trending
Week 8 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 witnessed upsets, stoppage time goals, and exciting end-to-end matches. As we step into game week nine, let us have a look at the top-performing stars from game week eight, and the players to watch out for. Dream11 MVP of the Week Ahmed Jahouh (Mumbai City FC) - 133 Dream11 points The midfielder scored and assisted a goal against Odisha FC. He had created seven chances in the match. In addition, he made four successful tackles and two interceptions. Key Players from Week 8 Jerry Mawihmingthanga (Odisha FC) - 129 Dream11 points The man from Mizoram scored two goals and assisted one in his side’s 4-2 victory over Mumbai City FC. His two goals completely changed the complexion of the match. Deshorn Br...
Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan win Adelaide International tennis title

Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan win Adelaide International tennis title

Editors, Tennis, Trending
The Indian pair defeated top seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the men’s doubles final. India’s Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan won the men’s doubles title at the Adelaide International ATP 250 tennis tournament on Sunday after defeating Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo 7-6(6), 6-1 in the final. This was the first time that Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan teamed up on the ATP Tour. The Indian pair was unseeded in the tournament. The triumph marked veteran Rohan Bopanna’s 20th ATP title while for Ramkumar Ramanathan, it was his first. Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan sailed past Bosnia’s Tomislav Brkic and Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez, seeded fourth, in straight sets in the semis but the final against the top-seeded duo of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo...
Why Tokyo Olympics medallists Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya want to train with Indian coaches

Why Tokyo Olympics medallists Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya want to train with Indian coaches

Breaking News, Editors, Trending, Wrestling
Bajrang Punia had earlier trained with a Georgian coach but now has a change in plans for Paris 2024. Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya will train with Indian wrestling coaches in the next Olympic cycle. Bajrang Punia, who won bronze on his Olympics debut at Tokyo 2020, earlier trained with Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis. For Paris 2024, however, the ace wrestler wants an Indian coach. “Foreign coaches want me to spend most of my time in their country. I am willing to spend half my time outside but then no one is willing to come to India. So I have decided to train with an Indian coach,” Bajrang Punia told PTI. However, the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold-medalist has not yet decided on a name. Fellow wrestler Ravi Dahiya, who won silver at Tokyo...
From Prakash Padukone to PV Sindhu: The best of Indian badminton

From Prakash Padukone to PV Sindhu: The best of Indian badminton

Badminton, Editors
Prakash Padukone’s historic All-England win gave an early glimpse of the abundant talent in India which has produced players like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu. The decade gone by has brought about a revolution in Indian badminton, which has carried the sport to unprecedented heights. Three Olympic medals, two players formerly ranked world No. 1, and a historic first world championship crown has firmly established India as one of the top badminton countries in the world. The journey of the previous decade has made players like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu household names in the country while Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth, Jwala Gutta, and Ashwini Ponappa have all made important contributions along the way. Here, we take a look at the best Indian badminton playe...
India vs South Africa Test series: KL Rahul replaces injured Rohit Sharma as vice-captain

India vs South Africa Test series: KL Rahul replaces injured Rohit Sharma as vice-captain

Cricket, Editors
Mumbai: The All-India Senior selection committee has named KL Rahul as vice-captain for the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa. KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as vice-captain, who was ruled out of the Test series owing to a hamstring injury. India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.
BWF appoints PV Sindhu as one of its Athletes Commision Member

BWF appoints PV Sindhu as one of its Athletes Commision Member

Badminton, Editors
PV Sindhu along with five others have been chosen by Badminton World Federation to become members of the Athletes’ Commission. Sindhu, the 26-year-old Olympian, will continue to serve as a member until 2025. Sindhu opened India’s account at the Rio Olympics by winning silver, and a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics that recently concluded this year. She also had some noteworthy achievements at the World Championships. She won two gold, one silver and bronze at the Championship.