Following a cake cutting ceremony, men's hockey skipper Manpreet Singh showered praise on India's first individual gold medal winner in Olympics' track and field history.
The IOC can now remove a sport if its governing body does not comply with a decision made by the Olympic body's executive board.
As, an overweight 12-year-old boy from Haryana's Khandra village, he was always persistently persuaded by his family members to take up sports.
The 23-year-old son of a farmer from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the finals to end India's 100-year wait for a track and field medal.
The former hockey team captain felt that Graham Reid's method of coaching and style of play helped our boys bag the bronze.
When the 18 men led by Manpreet Singh yelled and fell to their knees at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, that noise reverberated across the country in unison.
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The number two seed Indian started the match very aggressively but Kyrgyzstan's grappler defended well with his upper body strength.
Satish sustained two deep cuts -- on his forehead and chin -- during the pre-quarterfinals but decided to fight his next bout against Uzbek superstar Bakhodir Jalolov nonetheless.
Zverev controlled the match with his big serve and a confident two-handed backhand, never really giving the 25th-ranked Khachanov a chance.
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Anjali, the first Indian shooter to reach an Olympic final, said the consistent performances of the athletes will definitely result in Olympic medals in the upcoming Games.
The IOA has recommended cash awards for Gold Rs 75 lakhs for Silver Rs 40 lakhs Bronze Rs 25 lakhs to the medal winners.
Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Dhruv Batra, who joined the ceremony from Tokyo, said he believed Indian athletics is on the cusp of winning that elusive Olympic medal.
PR Sreejesh knows a thing or two about the Olympics and the weight of expectations placed on the current team to reclaim former glories.
Rs 1 crore will be given to those winning silver and Rs 75 lakh for winning bronze, CM Hemant Soren said.
Mirza is only the third Indian equestrian after Indrajit Lamba and Imtiaz Anees to secure an individual spot in Eventing at the Olympic Games.