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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.

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.

Vinesh Phogat sends WFI apology for indiscipline at Olympics, participation in World Championships still uncertain
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Vinesh Phogat sends WFI apology for indiscipline at Olympics, participation in World Championships still uncertain

Vinesh, who exited from the Tokyo Games following her shock quarterfinal defeat, was suspended by the WFI for not staying and training with her Indian teammates and for sporting the name of her personal sponsor on her singlet instead of the official sponsor of the Indian contingent.

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: 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: Limited training, restricted movement, how Bajrang Punia wrestled his way to bronze
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Limited training, restricted movement, how Bajrang Punia wrestled his way to bronze

“The knee was quite uncomfortable. The pain was always there. I could not move freely due to the strapping," bronze medal-winning wrestler Bajrang Punia said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra wins historic gold as India's campaign ends with best-ever Olympic medal haul
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra wins historic gold as India's campaign ends with best-ever Olympic medal haul

With the addition of Chopra's gold on the last day of their competitive schedule, India signed off with seven medals in all, including two silver and four bronze, the last of which was delivered by superstar wrestler Bajrang Punia on the day.

Neeraj Chopra’s gold, Bajrang Punia’s bronze help India cap off best-ever Olympic campaign at Tokyo
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Neeraj Chopra’s gold, Bajrang Punia’s bronze help India cap off best-ever Olympic campaign at Tokyo

Check out some of the key moments from the fifteenth day of competitions in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in which India collected a gold and a bronze to finish with seven medals.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: PM, President join nation in lauding Bajrang Punia on his bronze medal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: PM, President join nation in lauding Bajrang Punia on his bronze medal

Bajrang Punia defeated Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov in the bronze medal playoff on Saturday to win India's sixth medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India women’s hockey team miss bronze by a whisker as Aditi Ashok stays in hunt for historic medal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India women’s hockey team miss bronze by a whisker as Aditi Ashok stays in hunt for historic medal

Up against 2016 Games gold-medallists Great Britain in the bronze play-off, India ended 3-4 but managed to give the more fancied team quite a run for its money and in the process earning some more appreciation from the country as well as their opponents.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 7 August, Day 15 schedule of Indian athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 7 August, Day 15 schedule of Indian athletes

Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 7 August.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestling Federation of India sacks Deepak Punia's coach Murad Gaidarov for assaulting referee
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestling Federation of India sacks Deepak Punia's coach Murad Gaidarov for assaulting referee

Deepak lost his 86kg bronze play-off to San Marino's Myles Nazim Amine on Thursday, after which Gaidarov went to the room of the referee, who had officiated in the bout, and assaulted him.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia to fight for bronze after losing to Haji Aliyev in wrestling semis; Seema Bisla makes early exit
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia to fight for bronze after losing to Haji Aliyev in wrestling semis; Seema Bisla makes early exit

Rio Olympics bronze-winner Aliev of Azerbaijan consistently attacked Bajrang's legs and twice got himself into position from where he could roll the Indian comfortably for easy two-point throws.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia storms into semi-finals in 65kg event, Seema Bisla exits 50kg competition
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia storms into semi-finals in 65kg event, Seema Bisla exits 50kg competition

Bajrang Punia will now fight it out with Azerbaijan's Haji Aliev for a place in the gold medal bout. Aliev is three-time world champion and bronze-winner from the Rio Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: For Ravi Kumar Dahiya, a silver medal is a reminder of a gold lost
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: For Ravi Kumar Dahiya, a silver medal is a reminder of a gold lost

Ravi Kumar Dahiya became India’s fifth medallist in wrestling at the Olympics after KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar (twice), Yogeshwar Dutt, and Sakshi Malik.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Ravi Kumar says 'can't sit on a silver', sets sights on upgrading to gold in Paris 2024
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Ravi Kumar says 'can't sit on a silver', sets sights on upgrading to gold in Paris 2024

In an exclusive interview to PTI after his 57kg final, the 23-year-old Dahiya said a silver medal will never give him satisfaction even though his performance would mean a lot for Indian wrestling.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 6 August, Day 14 schedule of Indian athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 6 August, Day 14 schedule of Indian athletes

Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 6 August.