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Indian women’s hockey team beat Australia 1-0, reach Olympic semi-final for first time

Indian women’s hockey team beat Australia 1-0, reach Olympic semi-final for first time

Tokyo, Aug 2 (UNI) Indian women’s hockey team stunned Australia 1-0 in the quarter-finals to qualify for the first-ever Olympic Games semi-final at the Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch, here on Monday. Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur converted India’s lone penalty corner in the 22nd minute, which proved decisive in the end. India’s best performance in the […]

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu clinches silver medal, opens India’s account

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu clinches silver medal, opens India’s account

Tokyo, Jul 24 (UNI) Mirabai Chanu clinched silver medal in the women’s 49 kg weightlifting category to open India’s account at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, here on Saturday. The 26-year-old lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to win the medal. She becomes only the second weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari in 2000 Sydney Olympics to win […]

Chinese shooter Yang Qian wins first gold of Tokyo 2020 in women’s 10m air rifle

Chinese shooter Yang Qian wins first gold of Tokyo 2020 in women’s 10m air rifle

Tokyo, Jul 24 (UNI/Xinhua) Chinese young gun Yang Qian claimed the first gold of the Tokyo Olympics with a victory in women’s 10m air rifle here on Saturday. Russian markswoman Anastasiia Galashina took the silver and Nina Christen of Switzerland bagged the bronze. Yang, who was ranked sixth in the qualification, scored 251.8 points in […]

Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties in final to win EURO 2020 title

Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties in final to win EURO 2020 title

London, Jul 12 (UNI) Italy won the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship by beating England 3-2 on penalties in final, following the 1-1 draw after 90 minutes and extra time at Wembley Stadium on late Sunday night. The Azzurri won the Euro 2020 tournament for the second time on Sunday. The first time that the […]

Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men’s hockey team in Tokyo Olympics

Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men’s hockey team in Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi,UNI) India on Tuesday named incumbent Manpreet Singh as the captain of the men’s hockey team for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, to be held from July 23 to August 8. India had last week announced a 16-member team for the Tokyo Games but refrained from naming the captain although it was more or less […]

Anirban Lahiri earns Olympic berth

Anirban Lahiri earns Olympic berth

Kolkata, Jun 23 (UNI): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri has earned a berth to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as he was placed 60th in the Final Olympic Golf Rankings list which was published on Tuesday. Lahiri, a former Asia No. 1 and two-time winner on the European Tour, will thus be playing his second successive Olympic […]

Former Indian volleyball captain Nirmal Milkha Singh loses life to COVID

Former Indian volleyball captain Nirmal Milkha Singh loses life to COVID

New Delhi, Jun 14 (UNI) Former Indian volleyball captain and wife of sprinter Milkha Singh—Nirmal Kaur breathed her last after fighting a long battle with COVID-19 in a hospital in Mohali, Punjab. She was 85. Milkha Singh family said in a statement on Sunday, “We are deeply saddened to inform you that Mrs Nirmal Milkha […]

IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for May 3, after 2 KKR players test positive

IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for May 3, after 2 KKR players test positive

Kolkata, May 3,The BCCI has postponed Monday‚Äôs IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scheduled to be held inAhmedabad after two cricketers of a franchise tested positive for Covid-19.KKR players Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last […]

New Zealand climb to top of ODI team rankings in annual update

New Zealand climb to top of ODI team rankings in annual update

Dubai, May 3 New Zealand climbed to top of the ICC Men’s ODI team rankings in the latest annual update carried out on Monday. ‘At the start of May each year, the rating period is recalibrated so only results from the past three years are taken into consideration,’ the ICC said in a statement. ‘Essentially, […]

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera retires from int’l cricket

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera retires from int’l cricket

Colombo, May 3 Sri Lanka all-rounder and former captain Thisara Perera on Monday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. Perera submitted a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday morning, announcing his intention to retire from an international career spanning nearly 12 years. The 32-year-old made his debut for Sri Lanka in […]

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