Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, on Friday, cancelled his scheduled visit to China as the government lodged a strong protest after three Indian wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh were denied entry into China for the 19th Asian Games that begin in Hangzhou on Saturday. Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega, and Mepung Lamgu were discriminated against by Chinese authorities who refused the sportspersons entry in a "targeted and pre-meditated manner",
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Protesting wrestlers including Sakshi Malikkh, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and all others resumed their duties, after meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. However, both Malikkh and Punia denied reports of withdrawing their names from protest against the Central Government, demanding arrest of Wrestler's Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Notably, he has been alleged of sexual harassment, and is still not… read-more
The wrestlers who were protesting against the Central Government, gave an ultimatum of five days to the GoI, demanding the arrest of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The protesting wrestlers, who were scheduled to immerse their winning medals, in the Ganga, gave a final call demanding Bhushan's arrest in sexual assault allegations. Notably, Sakshi Malik said, they would immerse their medals and will go for indefinite hunger strike.… read-more
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Responding to the comments of Wrestlers Federation of India (WFI) Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the protesting wrestlers said, "His ego is bigger than Ravana". Vinesh Phogat, one of the protestors, said that the WFI president's charge that they are involved in politics is 'baseless'. Notably, after the FIR, BJP MP Brij Bhushan said, he's ready to face investigation and denied all the allegations of the wrestlers, who continued protest.
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Scoring 699 out of 720 points, India's master archer Rakesh Kumar bagged the third spot while Shyam Sundar Swami with 682 points finished 21st in the men's compound individual archery ranking round in the Tokyo Paralympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field. Kumar secured the spot after a perfect 60 in the fourth and fifth set. Both are set to head for a possible mixed event with Jyoti Balyan.
Vinod Kumar, discus-thrower, and Tek Chand, javelin-thrower are two of five Indian athletes who will witness the Tokyo Paralympics opening-ceremony. About 54 para-athletes from across nine sports disciplines will be present and this is India's largest-ever Paralympic participation. The event will commence on August 24 and will continue till September 5. Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, Thangavelu Mariyappan will delegate the event.
Indian shuttler and world champion PV Sindhu added another medal to India's tally winning bronze by defeating eighth-seeded He Bingjiao of China (21-13, 21-15) in women's singles badminton at Tokyo Olympics. PV Sindhu became the first Indian female Olympian to win consecutive two medals internationally. Meanwhile, wrestler Sushil Kumar is the only Indian to win two individual medals at the Olympics.
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India's fencing athlete at the Olympic's, Bhavani Devi lost to the world’s number three in her second match. Thus she took to Twitter to apologize to the nation and people saying, "I did my level best, but I couldn't win." In response to her post, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “You gave your best and that is all that counts. Wins and losses are a part of life.”
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India's only Judo silver medalist Sushila Devi Likmabam was taken down by Eva Csernoviczki, a bronze medalist from Hungary at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Sushila Devi went down 10-0 in the Women's 48kg elimination round of 32 at Nippon Budokan - Mat 1. Sushila Devi was struck down by the Hungarian for 20 seconds to gain the match point. The Hungarian ranks 24 while India's Sushila Devi ranks 46 in the world.
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The Indian Olympic Association seized jurisdiction over the country's Tokyo Games-bound athletes' digital, video, and picture rights on June 22. Explaining it, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta said that the Olympic-qualified athletes are bound to wear only the kits provided by IOA; Otherwise stringent action will be taken. According to the IOA, they found the athletes having sponsorship contracts with other companies. However, no such names… read-more
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