India At-rio-2016

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Paralympics 2016 gold-medallist Thangavelu Mariyappan returns to hero's welcome in Chennai
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Paralympics 2016 gold-medallist Thangavelu Mariyappan returns to hero's welcome in Chennai

Thangavelu Mariyappan, who won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, returned home to a hero's welcome in Chennai

Dipa Karmakar was stubborn, had a temper: Coach Bisweshwar Nandi on training the star gymnast
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Dipa Karmakar was stubborn, had a temper: Coach Bisweshwar Nandi on training the star gymnast

Dipa Karmakar's coach Bisweshwar Nandi has dismissed the notion that it would have been better had she and other top performers at last month's Rio Games been given the sort of financial backing they got post the mega event before their sojourn to Brazil.

Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold, breaks world record at Rio Paralympics 2016
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Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold, breaks world record at Rio Paralympics 2016

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games.

Rio Paralympics 2016: Mariyappan Thangavelu to get Rs 2 crore from TN govt, says J Jayalalithaa
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Mariyappan Thangavelu to get Rs 2 crore from TN govt, says J Jayalalithaa

The accolades have started pouring in for India's Mariyappan Thangavelu, who created history on Friday by winning gold in the men's high jump T-42 event, with Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa announcing a Rs 2 crore award for the athlete.

Rio Paralympics 2016: India wins historic gold and bronze in high jump
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Rio Paralympics 2016: India wins historic gold and bronze in high jump

In a historic moment for India, Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold medal while compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze in the men's high jump T-42 event on Saturday at the Rio Paralympics.

Dutee Chand, like PT Usha in 1998, didn’t have proper shoes till days before Rio Olympics
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Dutee Chand, like PT Usha in 1998, didn’t have proper shoes till days before Rio Olympics

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand ran 100 metres at the Rio Olympics 2016 with spikes (running shoes) sent from Germany by a Good Samaritan just four days before her event!

Our preparation began a year before Rio Olympics: Dr Kiran Challagundla, third member of Team Sindhu
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Our preparation began a year before Rio Olympics: Dr Kiran Challagundla, third member of Team Sindhu

Firstpost spoke to the unassuming Kiran Challagundla, the third member of Team PV Sindhu, responsoble for the silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016.

India at Rio Olympics 2016: How the medal predictions matched up with actual results
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India at Rio Olympics 2016: How the medal predictions matched up with actual results

Here are some Indians everyone pegged as genuine medal contenders and how they fared at the Rio Olympics 2016.

Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 15: Golfer Aditi Ashok only Indian in action
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Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 15: Golfer Aditi Ashok only Indian in action

Day 15 of the Rio Olympics 2016 will see only one Indian in action, golfer Aditi Ashok.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 14 highlights: PV Sindhu, silver lining for Indian campaign
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 14 highlights: PV Sindhu, silver lining for Indian campaign

Day 14 of the Rio Olympics saw India win a historic silver medal when PV Sindhu went down fighting in a closely contested badminton women's singles final against Spain's Carolina Marin. But her podium finish made her the most successful Indian woman at Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu will have to punch above her weight again to counter Carolina Marin
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Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu will have to punch above her weight again to counter Carolina Marin

If the essentially unpredictable PV Sindhu is able to produce just one more spectacular performance on Friday, it will be time to roll out the red carpet for the new poster girl of Indian badminton

Rio Olympics 2016, day 13 India highlights: PV Sindhu’s historic win, Narsingh Yadav’s ban
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 13 India highlights: PV Sindhu’s historic win, Narsingh Yadav’s ban

Here's a recap of how India fared on day 13 of Rio Olympics 2016 – from PV Sindhu's stunning victory to Narsingh Yadav's ban.

Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 13: PV Sindhu plays semis; Babita Kumari starts campaign
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Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 13: PV Sindhu plays semis; Babita Kumari starts campaign

Day 13 of the Rio Olympics 2016 will see Indians in action across three sports - golf, wrestling and badminton.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 12 India highlights: Sakshi Malik opens tally, Srikanth bows out
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 12 India highlights: Sakshi Malik opens tally, Srikanth bows out

From Sakshi Malilk's medal to Kidambi Srikanth's spirited performance, here's how India fared on day 12 of Rio Olympics 2016.

Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 12: All eyes on Kidambi Srikanth, women wrestlers
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Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 12: All eyes on Kidambi Srikanth, women wrestlers

Day 12 of the Rio Olympics 2016 will see Indian in action across four sports - golf, badminton, wrestling and athletics.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 11 India highlights: PV Sindhu storms into semis, Narsingh in doubt
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 11 India highlights: PV Sindhu storms into semis, Narsingh in doubt

Day 11 of the Rio Olympics 2016 was one of few athletes but great hope for India, as shuttler PV Sindhu advanced to the women's singles semifinal

Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 11: PV Sindhu, Hardeep Singh only Indians in action
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Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 11: PV Sindhu, Hardeep Singh only Indians in action

India will not compete in any medal events on Tuesday. However, the country's medal hopes will rest on these performances, especially shuttler PV Sindhu's. A win for her will mean a semi-final slot and a shot at an elusive Olympic medal.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 10 highlights: PV Sindhu, K Srikanth keep India's hopes alive
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 10 highlights: PV Sindhu, K Srikanth keep India's hopes alive

India's day 10 of the Rio Olympics 2016 was similar to the week gone by with several ousters and some silver linings.

Rio Olympics 2016, day 9 India highlights: Dipa Karmakar brightens most dismal day at Games
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Rio Olympics 2016, day 9 India highlights: Dipa Karmakar brightens most dismal day at Games

Day nine of the Rio Olympics was probably the most dismal one for India so far, with as many as four strong medal contenders being ousted from contention.