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Tokyo Olympics


Tokyo 2020: Dressel sets world record in 100m butterfly, Ledecky wins second gold

July 31, 2021 10:19 am

Caeleb Dressel led right from the start and held off Hungary's Kristof Milak to touch in 49.45 seconds, breaking the mark of 49.50 that he had set at the 2019 World Championships.

Tokyo 2020: Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare out after failing drugs test

July 31, 2021 9:34 am

Blessing Okagbare tested positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test on July 19, four days before the Olympics opened, the Athletics Integrity Unit said.

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing China anthem during Olympics broadcast

July 31, 2021 9:19 am

Police said they fielded complaints that some people booed during the award ceremony when China's national anthem was played.

Tokyo 2020: Great Britain wins wild debut of 4x100m mixed medley relay

July 31, 2021 9:09 am

Great Britain claimed the 4x100m mixed medley gold with a world record of 3 minutes, 37.58 seconds. The silver went to China in 3:38.86, while Australia took the bronze in 3:38.95.

Explained: How ‘the twisties’ stopped Simone Biles cold

July 31, 2021 9:10 am

Biles hasn't ruled out competing in the event finals — she's qualified for all four — starting on Sunday.

Tokyo 2020: Simone Biles withdraws from vault, uneven bars

July 31, 2021 9:28 am

Simone Biles continues to be evaluated daily to determine whether she'll compete in the artistic gymnastics finals for floor exercise and balance beam.

Tokyo 2020: Atanu Das exits in pre-quarters to end India's archery campaign

July 31, 2021 10:07 am

Atanu Das, who knocked out London Olympics gold medallist Oh Jin Hyek in the last-32, failed to overcome home favourite Takaharu Furukawa and lost 4-6 in an intense five-setter.

Tokyo 2020: Amit Panghal's debut campaign ends after shock loss in last-16

July 31, 2021 8:34 am

The top-seeded Panghal, who was making his debut in the Games, had got an opening-round bye in the men's 52kg category.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Day 8 Live Updates: India women hockey team stays alive but Atanu Das, Amit Panghal bow out in pre-quarters

July 31, 2021 10:54 am

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 8 Live Updates: All eyes on PV Sindhu as she fights for a second consecutive Olympics final spot

Guided by her faith, Tatjana Schoenmaker shatters the 200m breaststroke world record

July 30, 2021 11:45 pm

Tatjana Schoenmaker came out top in a duel with American Lilly King to clock 2:18.95, smashing a world record that had lasted eight years.


India at Tokyo 2020: Lovlina assures second medal, Sindhu moves into semis

July 30, 2021 3:20 pm

Lovlina Borgohain won her boxing quarter-final to assure India of its second medal at this Olympics. PV Sindhu also showed her class as she stormed into badminton semi-finals, beating Akane Yamaguchi in straight games.

Tokyo 2020: Lovlina Borgohain punches her way to India's third boxing Games medal

July 30, 2021 11:17 am

Lovlina Borgohain prevailed 4-1 against former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei in the women's welterweight boxing quarter-final and assured India of their first boxing medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

India at Tokyo 2020: PV Sindhu into last-16; Pravin shines before bowing out

July 28, 2021 1:49 pm

PV Sindhu eased her way into the pre-quarters of the women's badminton singles competition with a second straight win, while Pravin Jadhav shone brightly with an upset win in the men's archery individual event before bowing out.

India at Tokyo 2020: Bhavani Devi makes history; Manika, Nagal, Sajan Prakash bow out

July 26, 2021 10:27 pm

Bhavani Devi became the highlight of the day as she won India's first-ever fencing match at the Olympics before she was ousted in the next round. On the other hand, Sharath Kamal advanced to the men's singles third round in table tennis.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: At the opening ceremony, a splash of colours and display of culture

July 24, 2021 7:14 pm

At Olympics, countries either get recognised for their designers, or they come up with some interesting stuff to make their uniforms special.

Covid-hit Tokyo Olympics open sans customary razzle dazzle

July 23, 2021 10:02 pm

The Olympics like no other opened here on Friday sans the customary razzmatazz, the toned-down ceremony showcasing Japan's grandeur, rich culture and heritage while reflecting the sombre mood of a world ravaged by an unrelenting pandemic.

Maana Patel prepares for Tokyo Olympics in Ahmedabad

July 05, 2021 5:44 pm

Maana Patel, India's first female swimmer to qualify for Olympics practice at a sports complex in Ahmedabad, ahead of Tokyo Olympics. Express Photos by Nirmal Harindran