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India will win better medals in Tokyo 2020, promises Pullela Gopichand

Saina Nehwal had won the bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics before PV Sindhu bettered it with a silver in the last edition at 2016 Rio Games. Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says India will improve even further in Tokyo 2020.

World Jr gold to senior final in one month, Deepak Punia comes of age

On Saturday, the 20-year-old who was once mocked for being overweight ended India’s dubious record in heavyweight categories at the World Championships, becoming the first wrestler to reach the final in these classes.


Rohan Bopanna sets sight on Tokyo 2020 with Divij Sharan as doubles partner

"We need to make sure our rankings are high enough to play together. Wherever we can play together, we are still trying to. The good part is that the ranking deadline for the Olympics is the 2020 French Open," said Rohan Bopanna.

Bajrang Punia clinches bronze in Wrestling World Championship, first Indian to win three Worlds medals

Bajrang Punia staged another late comeback in the bronze medal match at the Wrestling World Championship on Friday, coming back from 0-6 down to win 8-7 against Mongolia’s Tulga Tumur Ochir. This is his third medal in the World Championships.

Worlds medallist on debut, Manish Kaushik now looks to clinch Tokyo 2020 spot

Manish Kaushik's initiation to boxing coincided with the sport's phenomenal rise in India after Vijender Singh, one of the icons from his state, became the country's first Olympic medallist in the sport in 2008.

Mirabai Chanu breaches 200kg-mark, finishes 4th at Worlds

Mirabai Chanu improved her personal best to 201 kg at the World Weightlifting Championship, also setting a new national record. She failed to finish on the Worlds podium, but with only one Chinese lifter set to go to the next Olympics, Mirabai is in good stead to grab a medal at Tokyo 2020.


Vinesh Phogat wins bronze in World Wrestling Championships

Vinesh Phogat has won the first medal for India at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships. This is her first Worlds medal. She is also the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

Indian restaurant owner helped Greek scientist crack sports research

Today, the Greek scientist is in the news for his latest innovation: a technology that will investigate the effect of extreme weather conditions on elite athletes in real-time using a smart wrist band, which he is developing, and an electronic pill.

Mary Kom, Sai Praneeth, Yashaswini Deswal added to TOPS scheme for 2020 Olympics

Mary Kom is among 10 boxers who have been brought into the TOPS scheme for 2020 Olympics.

Three Indians among hockey officials appointed for Tokyo Olympics

Raghu Prasad and Javed Shaikh have been named in the men's panel of umpires for Tokyo 2020. Among three medical officers, Bibhu Nayak is from India.