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Shuttler Sindhu breaks into top 20


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu broke into the top 20 of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released Thursday.Sindhu jumped four places for a career-best 20th ... Read more...

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Saina as thrilled at Sindhu’s showing as her Rs.40 crore deal


September 19th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is as delighted at her Andhra colleague Pusarla Venkata Sindhu's "brilliant showing" in the Chinese Masters Super Series as ... Read more...

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Shuttler Sai Praneeth qualifies from main draw in Japan


September 18th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the Japan Open Superseries here Tuesday.The 20-year-old won both his qualification rounds ... Read more...

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Jackky to show off eight-pack abs in ‘Ajab Gazabb Love’


August 30th, 2012 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Not only will Jackky Bhagnani be showing off his eight pack abs in Sanjay Gadhvi's upcoming film "Ajab Gazabb Love", but his heroine, south actress Nidhi ... Read more...

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I have opened doors for other women wrestlers: Geeta Phogat


August 30th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics, Wednesday felt that she had opened doors for women wrestlers of ... Read more...

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Haryana doubles cash rewards for Rio


August 26th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Gohana (Haryana) Aug 26 (IANS) After showering cash rewards, luxury cars and other goodies on London Olympics medallists and participants, the Haryana government Sunday said it would double the ... Read more...

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Bolt, Blake to lead Caribbean challenge


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne, Aug 22 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are among Caribbean athletes headlining a star-studded cast of Olympic medallists taking part in Thursday's Diamond league event here.Bolt and Blake are ... Read more...

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Chinese swimming star Sun Yang aims higher


August 17th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang vowed Friday to work hard for greater success.The 20-year-old swimmer made a big splash in the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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Ugandan parliament honours Olympic gold winner


August 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Ugandan parliament has held a special session in honour of Olympics marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich, the country's sole gold medallist in London.During the session Thursday, ... Read more...

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Russian gold medallist skater’s show in doubt


August 16th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) A show starring Olympic gold medallist figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is at the centre of a dispute over organisers allegedly selling tickets for an event that ... Read more...

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Russian gymnasts had phones confiscated at Olympics


August 16th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's victorious rhythmic gymnasts had their telephones and computers confiscated before the Olympics to stop them being distracted, a member of the winning team said ... Read more...

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Kenya’s runner Jelimo blames tactics for poor show in London


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya's Pamela Jelimo has blamed poor tactics for her failure to retain her Olympic title. Russian Mariya Saminova ended her reign as the women's 800 metres ... Read more...

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I had a tough time in 51kg: Mary Kom


August 14th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic bronze medal winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom admitted she was not comfortable fighting in the 51kg section in London and she will not hesitate ... Read more...

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Team Sushil celebrates Olympic silver


August 12th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar's team celebrated the Olympic silver Sunday and hailed the wrestler for making endless sacrifices that made him the only Indian individual athlete to ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Russia win rhythmic gymnastics gold


August 12th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia emphatically captured the rhythmic gymnastics gold at the London Olympics Tuesday, finishing well clear of runners-up Belarus.The Russians won with a total score of ... Read more...

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Stardom in Beijing, immortalized in London (Profile) (Lead, correcting dateline)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, who achieved stardom in Beijing Games (bronze) four years ago, was immortalized in Indian wrestling in London Games (silver) as he became ... Read more...

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Stardom in Beijing, immortalized in London (Profile)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, who achieved stardom in Beijing Games (bronze) four years ago, was immortalized in Indian wrestling in London Games (silver) as he became the ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil assures 6th medal for India (Fourth Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar assured India of a sixth medal at the London Olympics and his second successive at the Games by powering into the men's 66kg ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar assures sixth medal for India (Third Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar assured India of a sixth medal at the London Olympics by powering into the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling final at the ExCel ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil in men’s 66 kg freestyle final (Second Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar assured himself of a second straight Olympic medal by powering into the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling final at the London Games here ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil sizzles into semis (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sushil Kumar muscled his way into the semifinals of the Olympics men' 66 kg freestyle wrestling beating Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan here Sunday.Sushil, bronze ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Exquisite Kanaeva twirls for rhythmic gold


August 11th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Beijing gold medallist Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia defended her Olympic rhythmic gymnastics title in the individual all-around category here Saturday with four exquisite performances.Kanaeva, 22, ... Read more...

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Olympic 5,000m: Ethiopia’s Defar stuns Dibaba for gold


August 11th, 2012 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethiopia's 2004 gold medallist Meseret Defar regained her Olympic 5,000 metres title Friday, powering dramatically past defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba in the final straight.Defar accelerated ... Read more...

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Indian hockey’s worst performance ever: Olympic gold medallists


August 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) "The worst ever performance" is how former Olympic gold medallists described the Indian hockey team's disastrous campaign at the London Games."This is surely the worst ever ... Read more...

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Deepika Kumari still wondering what hit her in London


August 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Teenage archer Deepika Kumari, still struggling to come to terms with her first round loss at the London Olympics, says she cracked under pressure of ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: China wins men’s team gold


August 9th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) China took home the men's table tennis team gold medal here Wednesday, making a clean sweep for the second consecutive Olympics.It was the 24th gold medal ... Read more...

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Life comes a full circle for Mary Kom (Profile)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In a country where world champions are a rarity, five-time boxing world champion M.C. Mary Kom always had to shout for recognition. But all ... Read more...

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Olympics: Women’s four gives Hungary second Kayak gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary enjoyed a strong morning of competition on the water Wednesday as the women's four won the country's second gold of the day with victory ... Read more...

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Brazilian Gomes battles ‘anxiety’ before Olympic marathon


August 7th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 7 (IANS) Brazilian medal hopeful Marilson Gomes admits he is "fighting to control his anxiety" ahead Sunday's Olympic marathon.Gomes knows he must keep his emotions in ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: China forces into the men’s team final


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) China's men's table tennis team beat Germany 3-1 in a close game Monday to march into the final of the Olympic Games here.China's Ma Long defeated ... Read more...

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Body painted PETA activist to protest


August 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Three volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, painting themselves in gold, silver and bronze symbolising Olympic medals, will take out ... Read more...

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Federer, Azarenka retain top spot


August 6th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Swiss great Roger Federer and Belarus's Victoria Azarenka hung on to their top spot in the world tennis rankings released Monday.In the men's ATP ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Manavjit may miss final cut (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu stands the risk of missing out the final round after he finished a poor 25th among 34 competitors on the ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Sandhu 25th in trap, may miss final cut


August 5th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian trap shooter Manavjit Sandhu finished a poor 25th among 34 competitors on the first day of men's qualification and risks missing the final round of ... Read more...

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Olympics: Super Saina wins bronze, Manoj Kumar loses (Roundup)


August 5th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to win an Olympic medal Saturday when she bagged the bronze after her opponent, China's Xin Wang, retired hurt ... Read more...

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