• Sakshi Malik wins India its first Olympics medal, Twitter bursts in to celebration

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    1: Sakshi Malik won the bronze in the Women's Freestyle 58kg category against Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan. The 23-year-old from Haryana won India its first medal, breaking the dry spell the country was witnessing at the Olympics being held at Rio. The nation took to Twitter to shower their love upon the wrestler. Here are some of the best tweets doing the rounds: Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016 On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, ...Read More


  • ‘Aila Re Aila’ at Olympics is one great surprise for me: Pritam

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    1: A Mexican synchronised swimming duo’s performance to the Bollywood song, Aila Re Aila, at the Rio Olympics 2016 left Indian fans enthralled, and the song’s music composer, Pritam, ecstatic. “One of my friends sent me this video, and I was totally surprised to see them perform on my song, that too at a platform like Olympics,” an excited Pritam told Media. Mexico’s Karem Achach and Nuria Diosdado showcased stunning underwater splits and swirls on the song from Akshay Kumar-starrer Khatta Meetha (2010) on August 15. Their power-packed routine also found a fan in the ‘Khiladi’ Kumar. “Supe...Read More


  • Rio 2016 Olympics Gymnastics: Dipa Karmakar finishes in 4th position

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    1: Dipa Karmakar will try and lift the spirits of the Indian contingent after yet another dismal day for the country. Karmakar will in the vaults final at her maiden Olympic Games and if she gets a medal, it will be the first for the country in gymnastics. Karmakar created history she became the first Indian to qualify for the apparatus finals of artistic Gymnastics in Olympics. The Tripura girl finished eighth in the qualification event of the Vaults and scored 14.850 to qualify. Coach BS Nandi informs he will reverse the order of Dipa Karmakar’s vaults: The Tsukahara 720 will be V1, the Pro...Read More


  • Men’s hockey: India lose to Belgium in quarter-finals

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    1: RIO DE JANERIO: In a blazing heat that could melt laptops, leave alone the resolve of the teams in the middle, India began with promise but slid into painfully slow meltdown as they hunted for their first Olympic hockey semifinal since 1980. In the Deodoro sun, the shirts - mostly, male - were off, India could have covered itself in glory. The new garish blue of the hockey turf sprung up and stung your senses, hardly the conditions which would allow you to think straight. Yet, the Indian stuck on for the opening strike, but thereafter it was the same old story. With less than half a minu...Read More


  • India at Rio: Lalita Babar sets national record in 3000m steeplechase

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    1: India's long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics might be finally over today with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna taking on Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram in the mixed doubles semi-finals. Catch all the Live updates here. RIO DE JANEIRO: Lalita Babar on Saturday qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase final after finishing fourth in the qualifying heat 2 with a national record time while compatriot Sudha Singh was eliminated in the Olympic Games. Lalita also became the first Indian woman to reach track final in Olympics since PT Usha in 1984 Los Angeles Games. Lalita, who h...Read More