Wednesday, 1 February, 2023
TopicTokyo Olympics 2020

Topic: Tokyo Olympics 2020

Sumit Antil bags India’s second gold at Paralympics, sets world record in javelin throw

The 23-year-old para-athlete from Haryana sent the spear to 68.55m in his 5th attempt. Australian Michal Burian & Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakku won silver & bronze respectively.

Tokyo 2020 broke an Olympic record for LGBTI representation. Here’s why it matters

Increased representation has a positive impact on the well-being and mental health of LGBTI youth, especially when they are being globally targeted.

Ravi Dahiya’s tribute to Covid frontline workers, and Neeraj Chopra’s ‘line of no control’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok holds second position after round 3, in race for Olympic medal

The other Indian golfer in fray, Diksha Dagar remained in the lower half of the leaderboard after an erratic one-over 72, her third successive over-par card of the week.

Tokyo Olympics was more pressure than Rio, but coach helped me take it ‘aaraam se’, Sindhu says

In an interview with ThePrint, badminton champ PV Sindhu talks about importance of mental health, the difference between training under Gopichand and Park, and how she trained for Tokyo.

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat loses to Belarusian opponent in Olympics quarterfinal

In another wrestling match, Anshu Malik bowed out of the women's freestyle 57kg competition after losing her repechage round 1-5 to Russia's Valeria Koblova.

India men’s hockey team beats Great Britain, enters first Olympic semifinal in 49 years

India scored three field goals through Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh and Hardik Singh to seal a 3-1 victory, and will face Belgium in the semifinals Tuesday.

Shuttler P V Sindhu bags bronze, India’s second medal at Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu defeated China's He Bing Jiao in straight sets in the women's singles third-place play-off to add a bronze medal to her silver that she had secured at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Tokyo Paralympics: Shooter moves SC against HC order posting plea over non-selection on 6 Aug

Five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Sharma said that the plea would be infructuous if it is heard on 6 August as the last date of selection for shooting in Tokyo games is 2 August.

Indian boxer Amit Panghal, archer Atanu Das crash out of Olympics Games

Panghal bowed out of the Olympics with a stunning 1-4 loss to Rio Games silver-medallist and Atanu Das lost to Takaharu Furukawa 6-4 in an intense five-setter on Saturday.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.