Rio Olympics: Lalita, Dattu provide cheer on dismal day

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14  Long distance runner Lalita Babar kept India’s hopes alive by qualifying for the women’s 3,000 metre Steeplechase finals while rower Dattu Bhokanal topped the Final C to finish 13th overall in another dismal day which saw the women’s hockey team’s…

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Sania, Bopanna seal semis spot with comfortable win

 Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (PTI) Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna subdued Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to breeze into the mixed doubles semifinals of the Rio Olympic Games here.

The fourth seeded Indian pair dominated the quarterfinal contest, winning 6-4 6-4 in…

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Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 : Michael Phelps became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Olympics when he claimed the gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley at the Rio Games.

Phelps finished the final in 1 minute 54.66 seconds on Thursday, almost…

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GPS technology, to predict football injuries

New Delhi, August 11 : Footballers’ injuries may be predicted by looking at players’ workloads during training and competition, according to new research.

Researchers discovered that the greatest injury risk occurred when players accumulated a very high number of short bursts of speed during training over a three-week period.

The…

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Rio Olympics: Kazakhstan's Balandin wins 200m breaststroke gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 : Kazakhstan swimmer Dmitriy Balandin caused one of the biggest surprises of the Rio Olympics so far by winning the men’s 200m breaststroke gold medal.

Swimming in lane eight after qualifying last for the final, Balandin hit the wall in 2 minutes 07.46 seconds…

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