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Year in Review 2021: Top 10 Indian sporting moments of the year
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Year in Review 2021: Top 10 Indian sporting moments of the year

The year was one to remember for Indian sports lovers with numerous unforgettable moments at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. There were some massive feats and there were unnecessary controversies. We take a look at the top-10 sporting moments from an Indian perspective.

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.

Veteran drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh announces retirement
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Veteran drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh announces retirement

Rupinder Pal Singh has announced his retirement from hockey after 13 years within the Indian team having played 223 matches.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year

Although the official cost for Tokyo 2020 has been listed as $15.4 billion, several government audits have shown costs may be much higher. Olympic costs are notoriously difficult to track, but no matter the actual cost, most of it is public money.

Biggest challenge for an athlete is repeating a gold at the Olympics, says Neeraj Chopra
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Biggest challenge for an athlete is repeating a gold at the Olympics, says Neeraj Chopra

“Yeh time hai aage badhne ka. I’ll now hang this gold at home and start preparing for the next season’s competitions and then the next Olympic Games,” said Neeraj Chopra.

Bajrang Punia may seek re-trials close to Worlds; reveals he carried two injuries to Tokyo Olympics
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Bajrang Punia may seek re-trials close to Worlds; reveals he carried two injuries to Tokyo Olympics

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is conducting trials for the World Championship on Tuesday. Bajrang had recently said that he will not compete in the trials because the doctors have advised him a six-week rehabilitation after scans revealed a ligament tear in his right knee.

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

Mirabai Chanu sets sights on winning medal at Asian Games in 2022 following Tokyo Olympics success
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Mirabai Chanu sets sights on winning medal at Asian Games in 2022 following Tokyo Olympics success

Chanu ended India's over two-decade-long wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics, clinching the 49kg category silver medal at the Tokyo Games.

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.

How scientific adviser Wayne Lombard rewired the Indian women’s hockey team into fitter, more agile versions
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How scientific adviser Wayne Lombard rewired the Indian women’s hockey team into fitter, more agile versions

Moments after their fourth-place finish at Tokyo 2020, Wayne Lombard, the Indian women’s hockey team’s scientific adviser since 2017, spoke to Firstpost about the process that went into improving the team’s fitness levels.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Martinez was a challenge for Panghal even during sparring sessions, says high-performance director Nieva
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Martinez was a challenge for Panghal even during sparring sessions, says high-performance director Nieva

Indian boxing high-performance director Santiago Nieva speaks to Firstpost on men's poor show at Tokyo Olympics 2020, and the road ahead

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lalit Upadhyay ends Varanasi's long wait for a hockey medallist
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lalit Upadhyay ends Varanasi's long wait for a hockey medallist

There have been bad days, worse days, pathetic days for Lalit Upadhyay as a hockey player but those are behind now. His bronze medal has changed everything.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan promises to build a house for bronze medal winner Vivek Sagar Prasad
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan promises to build a house for bronze medal winner Vivek Sagar Prasad

The CM also announced that each member of the Indian women hockey team's Olympic squad will be given Rs 31 lakh for putting up a spectacular performance at the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: NRAI to assess performance of its executives in three-part review after shooting flop show
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: NRAI to assess performance of its executives in three-part review after shooting flop show

The three-part review is already underway, an insider in the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian shooters will learn from failure, says rifle coach Deepali Deshpande
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian shooters will learn from failure, says rifle coach Deepali Deshpande

National rifle coach and former Olympian Deepali Deshpande is also figuring out what went wrong but she is confident that the experience of Tokyo Olympics will help the shooters during 2024 Paris Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hope this bronze motivates next generation to bring home gold, says Manpreet Singh
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hope this bronze motivates next generation to bring home gold, says Manpreet Singh

Men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh talks about ending India's 41-year wait for an Olympic medal, preparations that went into achieving the feat, and more.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Women hockey stars gear up for fresh challenges amid lingering headiness
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Women hockey stars gear up for fresh challenges amid lingering headiness

With the Paris Olympics less than three years away, skipper Rani Rampal and goalkeeper Savita Punia have trained their sights on an important 2022, featuring Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and World Cup.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Proud of what men’s hockey team has achieved, says former coach Jose Brasa
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Proud of what men’s hockey team has achieved, says former coach Jose Brasa

Currently in charge of Old Club de Liege in Belgium, Brasa took over as India’s chief coach in May 2009 and remained in office till the end of Asian Games in 2010, and was among the first foreign coaches to come onboard in Indian hockey. Here's what he has to say on Indian men's team's bronze.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey assistant coach Shivendra Singh writes own redemption story in historic win
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey assistant coach Shivendra Singh writes own redemption story in historic win

In 2008, Shivendra Singh was part of a historic loss where Indian men's hockey team failed to make it to Olympics for the first time. In 2021, he helped India write history at Games in a new role.