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What goes into the making of a javelin champion? The skills and training required | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Neeraj Chopra became an inspiration for many youngsters in the country after the 23-year-old pierced the air with his javelin at the Olympic Stadium to give independent India its first gold medal in Athletics. Neeraj’s dominance was evident in the final as he produced a second-round throw of 87.58m to end India’s over 100-year wait for a track ...

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You did wonders despite obstacles: PM Modi to Neeraj Chopra in phone call | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Olympic gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra after the javelin thrower’s momentous achievement in the Tokyo Games on Saturday, applauding him for not letting injuries and break in momentum come in the way of his performance. The 23-year-old Chopra became the country’s first track-and-field Olympic gold medallist, which was India’s first since shooter Abhinav Bindra ...

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EXCLUSIVE: I want to do something different, so that the country remembers me: What Neeraj Chopra told his compatriot Shivpal Singh ahead of the javelin final | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: He came, he saw and he conquered. India’s Javelin star Neeraj Chopra ended India’s wait of over a 100 years and won the elusive Olympic gold medal in athletics. Chopra, who became the country’s favourite and raised expectations after topping the qualification round with a breathtaking 86.59m throw, threw 87.03 and 87.58 in the final to win the ...

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Tokyo Olympics: Meet Neeraj Chopra, the 23-year-old who made this India’s best Olympics ever

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bagged the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, ending India’s 100-year wait for an elusive athletics medal at the world’s top sporting stage. Chopra has done what no Indian athlete has ever managed to do before – win an athletics gold medal at the Olympics. A pre-tournament medal contender, the 23-year-old Chopra had fuelled country’s expectations ...

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So near yet so par: India’s tryst with fourth-place Olympic heartbreaks continues | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: They say fourth is the worst place to finish in the Olympics. If last is the most embarrassing, fourth is the most painful. When one endures it by the narrowest of margins, and in a sport like golf, it can’t get any worse. Aditi Ashok experienced that excruciating pain on Saturday, and with it, post-independent India’s tryst with ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Dahiya is only 23, he will surely win gold in 2024 Paris Olympics, says Yogeshwar Dutt | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: “Dekh lena Ravi Paris mein gold layega, ladka talented hai” (Ravi will win a gold in Paris, he is very talented) Olympic bronze medal winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt told TimesofIndia.com after Ravi Daviya officially won the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 57kg category at the Tokyo Olympics, after he lost the gold medal match on Thursday. Ravi, ...

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Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya settles for silver after losing final to world champion Uguev | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

CHIBA (Japan): Ravi Dahiya on Thursday became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games after he lost the men’s freestyle 57kg title clash 4-7 to reigning world champion Zavur Uguev. There were expectations that the 23-year Dahiya would become India’s youngest Olympic champion but the Russian defended well to win comfortably. Dahiya had ...

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Ravi Dahiya endures bite by Sanayev but is fine, says support staff | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

CHIBA (Japan): India’s Ravi Dahiya endured a painful bite on his biceps from opponent Nurislam Sanayev during the Tokyo Olympics semifinal but the in-form wrestler is perfectly fine and raring to go for the final, a support staff member of the team assured. After Ravi Dahiya scripted one of the greatest comebacks on the mat, the pictures revealed the deep ...

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