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No mixed doubles without Jwala, says Diju


September 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Badminton doubles specialist Valiyaveetil Diju expressed surprise over reports that his mixed event partner Jwala Gutta is taking a sabbatical from the game, and said ... Read more...

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Jwala takes a sabbatical, Ashwini looks for a partner


August 31st, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India's famed badminton doubles exponent Jwala Gutta has decided to go on a sabbatical, telling her partner Ashwini Ponnappa to look out for a partner.... Read more...

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Indian boxers need to punch with more meat


August 18th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Four years ago, when Vijender Singh won India's first Olympic boxing medal, the sport received a shot in the fist. No less than eight boxers, ... 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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I’m closing in on world-beater Zhou: Russian weightlifter


August 16th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian weightlifter Tatiana Kashirina Thursday said she is satisfied with her Olympic silver medal because her performance took her one step closer to beating her ... Read more...

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Life to continue as normal, says teenage hero Walcott


August 16th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 16 (IANS/CMC) Newly-crowned Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott says he does not plan to change anything about his training regimen despite his new-found fame.Walcott returned here Monday ... 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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Olympics: Sushil secures silver on concluding day (India Roundup)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Wrestler Sushil Kumar's silver Sunday made him the first individual athlete from India to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics and ensured the country's sixth ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Varner wins gold for US


August 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jacob Varner grappled to the gold medal for the United States in the Olympic men's 96kg freestyle wrestling here at the ExCel Arena Sunday, beating ... Read more...

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Sushil Kumar’s Olympic saga (Factfile)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sushil Kumar has steadily worked his way to the Olympic silver medal. His success graph in the last three years, after he won the ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil first to win back-to-back medals (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Wrestler Sushil Kumar Sunday became the first individual athlete from India to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics after settling for silver in the men's ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Uzbekistan in men’s 120 kg


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's Artur Taymazov won his third successive Olympic gold in the men's 120 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday, beating Georgia's Davit Modzamanashvili in a close final.The ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt leads Jamaica to record sprint relay gold


August 12th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Usain Bolt led Jamaica to the 4x100 metres Olympic gold in a world record time Saturday.Bolt took on the baton with a one-metre lead and ... Read more...

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Chinese diver determined to bag diving gold at London


August 11th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) China's diving world champion Qiu Bo launched a near-perfect display from the 10m platform to qualify in top spot for Saturday's semi-finals.Qiu, winner of the event ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Italy’s Mangiacapre, Mongolia’s Uranchimeg take bronze


August 10th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy's Vincenzo Mangiacapre and Mongolia's Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg won bronze in the men's Olympic 64kg boxing here Friday after losing their semi-finals.Cuba's Roniel Iglseias Sotolongo and ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Ogogo and Uzbekistan’s Atoev win bronze


August 10th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Anthony Ogogo and Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan won bronze in the men's Olympic 75kg boxing here Friday after losing their respective semi-final bouts.The results ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for 800m final


August 10th, 2012 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian runner Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the 800m final after she finished sixth in the second semi-final in the women's event at the 2012 ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Shields pounds Russia’s Torlopova for gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's 17-year-old prodigy Claressa Shields took the inaugural Olympic gold in the women's 75 kg boxing tournament here Thursday.Shields pounded her Russian opponent and No.2 ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Ireland’s Taylor beats Russia’s Ochigava to gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Irish boxer Katie Taylor won Olympic gold Thursday, beating Russia's Sofia Ochigava 10-8 in a close final in the women's lightweight category here.For Taylor, it ... 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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Olympics: Australia paddle to kayak four gold


August 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Last year's World Championships silver medallists Australia narrowly claimed gold Thursday in a close-run Olympic men's kayak four final.The Australians held a quarter-length advantage ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Felix finally takes 200 metres gold


August 9th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Having faced disappointment of not being able to win a gold medal on two previous occasions, Allyson Felix made sure this time it should be different ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: High jump champ Ukhov targets world record


August 9th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov has now turned his attention to breaking the world record, he said Wednesday.Ukhov won Olympic gold for Russia Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Tajikistan and Brazil women bag bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Boxer Mavzuna Chorieva became the first woman from Tajikistan to win an Olympic medal after she and Brazil's Adriana Araujo settled for the bronze in ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Mary Kom goes down fighting, takes bronze (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) India's M.C. Mary Kom had to settle for the bronze as she went down fighting in her 51 kg semifinal bout to Britain's Nicola Adams ... Read more...

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Olympics: Foster-Hylton ends sterling career after hurdle mishap


August 8th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican hurdler Brigitte Foster-Hylton says the 2012 season will be the last of her long, sterling career, a day after she crashed out of the London Olympics ... Read more...

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When Saina wanted to quit badminton


August 7th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Disheartened by a streak of losses last year, Saina Nehwal wanted to stop playing badminton, revealed Pullela Gopichand, the London Olympics bronze medallist's coach. "Saina came ... Read more...

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Olympics: Isinbaeva wants family before considering Rio 2016


August 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Double Olympic champion Yelena Isinbaeva is to take a break from sport to have a child before she considers a comeback for the 2016 Rio ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Isenbayeva misses hat-trick; second gold for Sanchez after eight (Athletics Roundup)


August 7th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Double Olympic Champion and World record holder Elena Isinbayeva relinquished her Olympic pole vault crown to Jennifer Suhr at the London Games.Isinbayeva had not looked at ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: America’s Jenn Suhr wins gold


August 7th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) Jenn Suhr of the US claimed Olympic gold Monday in a subdued pole vault final where defending champion Yelena Isinbaeva had to settle for ... Read more...

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Olympic bronze tells me ‘don’t quit’: Isinbaeva (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's pole vault queen Yelena Isinbaeva said Monday the bronze she won at the London Games was a sign she must shelve her plans to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Francis tips Fraser-Pryce for sprint double


August 6th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/CMC) Stephen Francis, coach of the women's Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, says Saturday's triumph has given her momentum and he has now tipped the Jamaican to ... Read more...

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Olympics archery: No excuse to offer, say coaches


August 5th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) India's archery coaches Limba Ram and Ravi Shankar have no excuse to offer for their team's disastrous show at the London Olympics."There are no excuses at ... Read more...

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Olympic diving: Chinese divers eye 1-2 finish in women’s springboard


August 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China's Olympic diving champion He Zi said she hopes to join hands with favourite Wu Minxia to sweep gold and silver in women's 3m springboard final ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Isinbayeva confident ahead of pole vault final


August 4th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva is in a confident mood after qualifying for the Olympic final, she said Saturday.Isinbayeva easily qualified for ... Read more...

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