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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.

Tokyo Olympics champion Karsten Warholm cruises to victory in ISTAF Berlin
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Tokyo Olympics champion Karsten Warholm cruises to victory in ISTAF Berlin

It was Warholm's second victory in four days. He ran 47.35 to win the Diamond League final last Thursday in Zurich.

Diamond League final: Cream of Olympic athletics crop rises in Zurich in front of 20,000 fans
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Diamond League final: Cream of Olympic athletics crop rises in Zurich in front of 20,000 fans

Hailed as an "Olympics in one night", the staging of 25 finals over the course of three hours on Thursday more than lived up to its billing, in front of a crowd of more than 20,000 at the Letzigrund Stadium.

Dutch star Sifan Hassan cruises to win 5,000m event at Prefontaine Classic
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Dutch star Sifan Hassan cruises to win 5,000m event at Prefontaine Classic

Hassan, who won gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the Tokyo Games earlier this month, finished well ahead of runner-up Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia

Sha'Carri Richardson vows 'I'm here to stay' after ban for marijuana at Tokyo Olympics
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Sha'Carri Richardson vows 'I'm here to stay' after ban for marijuana at Tokyo Olympics

Sha'Carri Richardson, the US sprint star banned from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana, returns to competition on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic, a Diamond League meet in Eugene.

Cheat meal of Olympic medallists: Humble churma in spotlight after Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia’s Tokyo 2020 triumph
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Cheat meal of Olympic medallists: Humble churma in spotlight after Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia’s Tokyo 2020 triumph

Neeraj Chopra loves it. So does Bajrang Punia. Churma, humble Haryanvi fare made out of crushed roti and generous amount of sugar and ghee, is the cheat meal for some of India's Tokyo 2020 Olympics medallists.

Tokyo Big Picture: Covering the Olympics is a game of chance
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Tokyo Big Picture: Covering the Olympics is a game of chance

You know Mirabai Chanu could sleep-lift her way to a silver in her weight class. But at that same time, there's a boy, Saurabh Chaudhury, 19 years of age, shooting at a venue 30 kms away, who has a chance to do better: he can win gold. So that’s who you took a chance on.

Neeraj Chopra rises to second spot in world rankings after Olympic gold
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Neeraj Chopra rises to second spot in world rankings after Olympic gold

At the Tokyo Games, Neeraj threw a monster 87.58 metres to clinch the gold and became India's second individual gold medallist at the Olympic Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra's historic gold-winning feat listed among 10 magical moments of track and field
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra's historic gold-winning feat listed among 10 magical moments of track and field

The 23-year-Chopra clinched the country's maiden Olympic medal in athletics with a best throw of 87.58m on Saturday to become only the second Indian to win an individual yellow metal in the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: From Neeraj Chopra's landmark gold to Aditi Ashok's narrow miss, best Indian performances
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: From Neeraj Chopra's landmark gold to Aditi Ashok's narrow miss, best Indian performances

With the Olympics having only just concluded, Firstpost.com takes a look back at some of the best performances from Indian athletes at the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra credits Abhinav Bindra for opening athletes to ‘thought of winning gold at Olympics’
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra credits Abhinav Bindra for opening athletes to ‘thought of winning gold at Olympics’

Chopra joined Bindra in a now exclusive two-man gold club after he ended up on top in the men's javelin throw final with a best throw of 87.58m in Tokyo on Saturday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair recalls backing Neeraj Chopra despite fifth-place finish in 2015 Nationals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair recalls backing Neeraj Chopra despite fifth-place finish in 2015 Nationals

Recommending a fifth-place finisher for the national camp was unusual but Nair, an experienced World Athletics Level-5 coach, did that and it turned out to be a momentous call as Chopra scripted history.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says climate change will affect sporting calendar in future
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says climate change will affect sporting calendar in future

Coe, a two-time Olympic champion, was speaking on the final day of the Tokyo Games. The extreme heat and humidity in Japan forced changes to the track schedule, as well as tennis and women’s football.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: From zero medals in 2016 to five gold in 2020, how Italy's track athletes 'astonished the world'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: From zero medals in 2016 to five gold in 2020, how Italy's track athletes 'astonished the world'

Italy’s magical summer began when they won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May with the band Maneskin. Also, at Wimbledon this year, Matteo Berrettini became the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam final in 45 years.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'I feel overwhelmed', says Klaus Bartonietz, Neeraj Chopra's bio-mechanics expert
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'I feel overwhelmed', says Klaus Bartonietz, Neeraj Chopra's bio-mechanics expert

Bartonietz has been with Chopra since the second part of 2019 when the youngster was undergoing rehabilitation following an arthroscopic surgery on the elbow of his throwing right hand.

With six hurls of a javelin, Neeraj Chopra conquers Mount Olympics
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With six hurls of a javelin, Neeraj Chopra conquers Mount Olympics

A country of over a billion waits 4,743 days—or 157 months or 13 years—for another individual Olympics gold! And then, on a clear, but humid Tokyo evening, in six hurls of a spear weighing 800 grams, a 23-year-old goes where even gods of India’s sporting pantheon have not been: to the top of the Olympics mountain.

Neeraj Chopra’s days in Tokyo: No social media, 6 am dope tests, German coach’s ‘mazaa karna’ speech and exchange with Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem
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Neeraj Chopra’s days in Tokyo: No social media, 6 am dope tests, German coach’s ‘mazaa karna’ speech and exchange with Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem

After Neeraj Chopra won India’s first track and field gold medal at an Olympics, we retrace his days in Tokyo with help from the thrower and his German coach Dr Klaus Bartonietz.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins second marathon gold with dominant run in brutal conditions
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins second marathon gold with dominant run in brutal conditions

The world record holder clocked 2hr 08min 38sec to win gold, becoming only the third man to win consecutive marathon titles.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Subedar Neeraj Chopra hailed 'a true soldier' by defence forces after historic gold
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Subedar Neeraj Chopra hailed 'a true soldier' by defence forces after historic gold

The defence minister said the "golden victory" of Subedar Chopra at the Tokyo Olympics is a historic and proud moment for the entire country including the Indian armed forces.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra says he had Olympic record on mind during gold-winning effort in javelin final
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra says he had Olympic record on mind during gold-winning effort in javelin final

Chopra also revealed that he went completely blank before his last throw as realisation dawned that he had managed to secure an unparalleled top finish at the Games in Tokyo.