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Sharing Olympic gold at Tokyo was special but will not happen again, say high-jumpers Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim
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Sharing Olympic gold at Tokyo was special but will not happen again, say high-jumpers Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim

Italian Tamberi and Qatar's Barshim shared the high jump gold medal in one of the most extraordinary moments of the Tokyo Olympics last year.

Swimmer Sajan Prakash ready to take bigger strides after 'breakthrough' moment
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Swimmer Sajan Prakash ready to take bigger strides after 'breakthrough' moment

Prakash made history by becoming the first Indian to breach the Games ‘A’ standard time, achieving the feat at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome in 2021. Srihari Nataraj followed him soon after, achieving the ‘A’ qualifying time at the same event.

From Rio 2016 to Tokyo 2020, Indian women's hockey team has come a long way, says Rani Rampal
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From Rio 2016 to Tokyo 2020, Indian women's hockey team has come a long way, says Rani Rampal

The Indian women's team narrowly missed out on a historic bronze in Tokyo in 2021 but recorded its best-ever performance at the Olympics.

Year in Review 2021: Top 10 sporting moments from the year gone by
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Year in Review 2021: Top 10 sporting moments from the year gone by

As the year draws to a close, the sports desk at Firstpost picks some of their favourite moments from the 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers say Games cost $1.8 billion less than expected
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers say Games cost $1.8 billion less than expected

Organisers said the estimated official costs were $13.6 billion. Officials said part of the reduction was because there were no fans

Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: India captain Vivek Sagar Prasad hopes to establish team-first mentality
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Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: India captain Vivek Sagar Prasad hopes to establish team-first mentality

Prasad, who was a part of the Indian team that won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year, said he just tried to pass on his experiences to his junior teammates.

Regroup, reset: Gymnast Simone Biles to rest after trailblazing 'Gold Over America Tour'
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Regroup, reset: Gymnast Simone Biles to rest after trailblazing 'Gold Over America Tour'

The 'GOAT' tour allowed Biles to reconnect with the energy of a crowd, energy that was palpably missing inside the spectator-free Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo.

Seven-member Indian contingent to compete in inaugural ISSF President's Cup
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Seven-member Indian contingent to compete in inaugural ISSF President's Cup

The top 12 athletes in individual rifle and pistol events according to the 2021 world ranking post the Games, have been invited to participate in the event where individual winners will be awarded the Golden Target, the Best Athlete of the Year title.

Neeraj Chopra honoured to be awarded Khel Ratna, says will continue to work hard to bring more laurels to country
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Neeraj Chopra honoured to be awarded Khel Ratna, says will continue to work hard to bring more laurels to country

The 23-year old Chopra, who became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold in the Tokyo Games, is among the 12 sportspersons named for the country's highest sporting award.

CSK honours Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Neeraj Chopra with Rs 1 crore cash prize, special jersey
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CSK honours Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Neeraj Chopra with Rs 1 crore cash prize, special jersey

After receiving the award and special jersey, the 23-year old Chopra said that the past two months have been an opportunity for him to experience new things and also thanked the CSK management for the support.

Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya among 11 athletes recommended for Khel Ratna award
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Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya among 11 athletes recommended for Khel Ratna award

The announcement of the national sports awards was delayed in order to consider the performance of the para-athletes in the Tokyo Paralympics ( 24 August to 5 September).

After making history at Tokyo Olympics, Bhavani Devi training for Paris 2024 under legendary sabre master Christian Bauer
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After making history at Tokyo Olympics, Bhavani Devi training for Paris 2024 under legendary sabre master Christian Bauer

Christian Bauer, a fencing coach who specialises in sabre, has coached fencers to multiple Olympic medals. At Athens 2004, he guided Aldo Montano to gold. At Beijing 2008, he helped the Chinese to medals. At London 2012 and Rio 2016, The Russians won multiple medals with him at the helm.

Italy outraged after Tokyo Olympics champion Marcell Jacobs excluded from award nominees
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Italy outraged after Tokyo Olympics champion Marcell Jacobs excluded from award nominees

Jacobs was the surprise Olympic champion in the 100 meters — the signature event of track and field — and also helped Italy to gold in the 4x100 relay.

Bajrang Punia resumes training after recovering from knee injury, to miss Senior Nationals
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Bajrang Punia resumes training after recovering from knee injury, to miss Senior Nationals

The 27-year-old Indian had suffered a ligament tear in the run-up to the Olympics but still managed to claim the freestyle bronze medal in 65kg category at the Tokyo Games.

Fencer Bhavani Devi wins individual women's sabre event in Charleville National Competition
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Fencer Bhavani Devi wins individual women's sabre event in Charleville National Competition

She is currently ranked 50th in the world and is the top-ranked fencer from India.

Kenya's 'rising star' Agnes Tirop found dead in Iten with stab wounds on stomach
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Kenya's 'rising star' Agnes Tirop found dead in Iten with stab wounds on stomach

Tirop was found dead at her home in Iten in western Kenya, a town renowned as a training base for distance runners. Kenyan media reported she was found with stab wounds in her abdomen.

Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics, says PR Sreejesh
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Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics, says PR Sreejesh

Sreejesh's former teammates Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra and SV Sunil had recently retired following a successful Olympic campaign to pave the way for youngsters.

Indian men's hockey team begins national camp at SAI Bengaluru after historic Tokyo Olympics bronze medal
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Indian men's hockey team begins national camp at SAI Bengaluru after historic Tokyo Olympics bronze medal

Indian men's hockey team chief coach Graham Reid says the focus of the ongoing national camp will be on setting future priorities after the historic bronze medal-winning show at the Tokyo Olympics

Hockey India withdraws teams from Birmingham CWG citing COVID concerns, discriminatory quarantine rules
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Hockey India withdraws teams from Birmingham CWG citing COVID concerns, discriminatory quarantine rules

Hockey India's decision comes a day after England's withdrawal from the junior men's World Cup in Bhubaneswar over similar reasons.