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Rio 2016: David Rudisha ruthless but dives, Thiago Braz steal show

Bolt continues treble quest as he storms into 200m semis, Croatia’s Perkovic retains women’s discus title

17 Aug 2016 6:52 AM

Seema Antil Punia is thrown out of discussion

India’s Seema Antil Punia failed to qualify for the final round of women’s discus throw competition at the Rio Olympic Games after finishing 20th with a modest throw of 57.58m under tough playing cond

17 Aug 2016 6:37 AM

Rio 2016: Hunger games for miserable hockey players

Nothing seems to be going right for the country’s Olympic contingent currently in Rio de Janeiro as a group of athletes attending an Independence Day function at the Indian Embassy were only fed “pean

17 Aug 2016 6:35 AM

Rio 2016: Vikas Krishan ousted, pugilists boxed in

Former Asian Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) took a pounding from second seed Bektemir Melikuziev in the quarter-finals to bow out of the Olympic Games here, ending India’s boxing challenge

17 Aug 2016 6:33 AM

Rio 2016: PV Sindhu upsets world No.2 Wang Yihan to enter semi-finals

Sindhu stuns eighth seed Tai Tzu Ying, storms into women’s quarters

17 Aug 2016 6:31 AM


Rio’s ‘aww’ moment: First silver, then a diamond ring

China’s silver medallist He Zi reacts as she receives a proposal from Chinese diver Qin Kai at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: AFP)

16 Aug 2016 6:26 AM

Rio 2016: Boxing’s the silver lining

When he first began boxing eight years ago, Yurberjen Martínez hid it from his parents.

16 Aug 2016 6:23 AM

Rio 2016: Max Whitlock wins second gold ahead of Louis Smith

Most athletes would be floored by the realisation they had just won a historic double Olympic gold medal, but Britain's Max Whitlock says he was just doing his job and is keen to get back in the gym.

16 Aug 2016 6:21 AM

Rio 2016: Lure of gold draws tainted lifters to Games

Eight weightlifters who previously served doping bans have won medals at Rio, while others have been sent home for failed tests, highlighting again the scandal-plagued sport’s battle with drugs.

16 Aug 2016 6:21 AM

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100 metres gold

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (second from left) wins the men’s 100m final ahead of great rival Justin Gatlin of the USA (far right) at Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

16 Aug 2016 6:13 AM


Dipa Karmakar eyes gold at 2020 Games

Path-breaking Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar is not disappointed at missing out on a historic bronze in the vault final of the Rio Olympics here and instead she is aiming for a gold in the next edition

16 Aug 2016 2:31 AM

Rio 2016: Golfers SSP Chawrasia, Anirban Lahiri flop too

It was a disappointing end to a historic Olympic campaign for Indian duo, S.S.P.

16 Aug 2016 2:30 AM

Rio 2016: Hockey heartbreak

India hockey skipper Sreejesh P.R. walks off the field dejected after their 1-3 loss to Belgium in the men’s quarter-final at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

15 Aug 2016 6:34 AM

Rio 2016: Neymar comes alive as Brazil cruise into semi-finals

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates after scoring against Colombia in their Olympic Games men’s football quarter-final at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday. The hosts won 2-0. (Photo: AFP)

15 Aug 2016 6:30 AM

Rio 2016: Golden goodbye as Michael Phelps signs off with 23

USA’s Michael Phelps gets emotional after winning the men’s swimming 4x100m medley relay final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

15 Aug 2016 6:27 AM


Rio 2016: Dipa Karmakar misses bronze by a whisker, best Indian gymnast in Olympics

Dipa Karmakar missed a bronze medal by a whisker to finish fourth in the women's vault finals in the Rio Games but still created history by producing the best-ever performance by an Indian gymnast in

15 Aug 2016 5:46 AM

Saina Nehwal crashes out of Rio Olympics

Saina Nehwal in action against Ukraine’s Maria Ulitina in their women’s singles Group G match at the Rio Games on Sunday. Saina lost 18-21, 19-21.(Photo: AFP)

15 Aug 2016 2:17 AM

Rio 2016: Lalita Babar looks to forge new path

She has been quite a trendsetter in Indian athletics and Lalita Babar will be expected to scale new heights when she gets on her mark for the 3,000m steeplechase final here on Monday.

15 Aug 2016 2:16 AM

Rio 2016: Narsingh Yadav seeks fairytale finish

A turbulent run-up to the Rio Games behind him, Narsingh Yadav will be eyeing a fairytale climax while old warhorse Yogeshwar Dutt would look to bid adieu with a second straight medal when India begin

15 Aug 2016 2:15 AM

Rio 2016: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna blown away by czechs

India’s tennis campaign at the Rio Olympic Games ended in dejection as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna were blown away by the Czech team of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradceka in the bronze medal play-off

15 Aug 2016 12:38 AM