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India yet to open its medal account at Rio Olympics: Disappointing day from shooters and archers

India yet to open its medal account at Rio Olympics:

Indian sports persons at failed to win a medal in the final events at Rio Olympics which was very disappointing for the country. India is yet to open its account after completion of the third day.

Shooting:

High expectations on Indian shooters Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang fetched no medal to the country in 10m air rifle shooting.

London Olympics bronze-medallist Gagan Narang ended in 23rd position couldn’t make into the finals.

However, Abhinav Bindra made till final but ended with 0.1 points miss at the fourth position. Ukraine’s Serhiy Kulish who competed with Bindra took silver. Gold was claimed by Italian Niccolo Camprian.

I am done with shooting, even hobby shooting,” said Abhinav Bindra disappointed after his event at Rio.

Archery:

Indian archer Laxmirani Majhi lost in the women’s individual archery event after loosing to Slovakia’s Alexandra Longova at 1-7.

Now all the hopes lie on other two archers from India, Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari who will compete on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

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Men’s trap shooting:

In men’s trap shooting  Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai ended up at 16th and 19th positions failing to qualify for the semi-finals.

Men’s archery:

Athanu Das showed a good performance and finished in the fifth place in the qualifying round. He will be competing with 60th ranked candidate in the qualification round to move further.

Men’s hockey:

After going for a great win against Ireland, the team had to face a defeat of 1-2 to Germany at Rio. However, the team will have four more games to go. Hope that hockey team may bag a final win for India.

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Women’s hockey:

Indian women’s hockey team also fell short against great Britain in a second match at 3-0 loss. India will be facing Australia in the next match scheduled on Wednesday.

Nita Ambani Elected as International Olympic Committee member: First Indian woman to get the privilege

Nita Ambani elected as member of international Olympic committee

Nita Ambani, the founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, has been elected as a member of International Olympic Committee at Rio on Thursday. She is the first Indian woman and the third individual to become IOC member after, late Sir Dorabji Tata and Raja Randhir Singh,

The committee selected eight new members on the eve of Rio Olympics at 129th IOC session in Rio.

High-spirited sports promoter has started Indian Super League football tournament and mostly appreciated for her initiatives in the areas of sports and education.

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“I am truly humbled and overwhelmed to be elected by the IOC. This is a recognition of the growing importance of India on the world stage and recognition for Indian woman,” said Nita Ambani.

Nita Ambani was nominated for the post in the month of July this year. The IOC executive body has elected Nita and other seven members just a day before the opening ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016. She can serve in the post till the age of 70. Raja Randhir Singh, former IOC member, served the organisation from 2001-2014, is currently an honorary member of the world body.

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The IOC selection process is based on Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations. The selection is based on merit and the existing members took the decision.

“I have always believed in the power of sport to shape our youth. I believe that sports bring together communities, cultures, and generations have the power to unify and unite people. I look forward to spreading the spirit of Olympics and sports across our nation,” Nita Ambani added.

Archery Association of India plans to start its own league

Archery Association of India

After cricket (IPL), hockey (HIL), kabaddi and football (ISL) sports leagues archery association has decided to compete with them planning for archery league in India. Preliminary discussions are going around the association regarding this.

Secretary General of Archery Association of India Anil kamineni said that league will be launched to promote the sport in India and improve the hidden talent in the country from the grassroots level. The Archery Association of India will be working with World Archery Federation. The league will include top foreign archers, both men and women.

Currently, the Archery Association of India is focussing on Rio Olympics scheduled to be held in August 2016. More clarity can be expected once the association members are back from Brazil.

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“Running a league is very expensive. Unless there are sponsors, unless it is fully funded, it will be difficult for any federation to conduct a league.” Tarlochan Singh, acting president of Archery Association of India, said.

Archery is a traditional sport of the country. The sport dates back to the famous epic, Mahabharata, where Arjuna aims to be the best archer. However, archery could not pull crowds like other sports like cricket or football. Archery made debut in the 1900 summer Olympics and continued till 1920. From 1920-1972 the game was not contested. After 1972 consistent participations took place.

The league will showcase a new revolutionised face of archery which will push the sport to the limelight, Kamineni said in a statement on Monday.

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India is the birthplace for the finest archers of the world like Limba Ram and Dola Banerjee. Current performing archers include Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das, Abhishek Verma and Rajat Chauhan.

Rio Olympics 2016: Experience the Rio Olympics in Google Search Results Up To Date

Rio Olympics 2016: Experience the Rio Olympics in Google Search

Rio Olympics 2016 is about to start in the next week, the biggest sports event in the world. This year Rio in Brazil is the host for the event.  On this eve, Google has launched the special features to their fans not to miss the action in the Rio Olympics.

Google and other search giants have launched many features under their product range for having the better experience for the users.

This first & foremost thing is when the fans can able to view the results of any event when they type in the Google. Apart from this, the users can even find the video highlights of the respective searched events from the user.

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For example, if the user searches for the athlete along with “Rio 2016” then the search results will be displayed with the basic statistics, and in which event the athlete is participating and how many numbers of medals he won and more details about the schedule of the events.

Search for “Usain Bolt Rio 2016”, then this will show you the information about the famous athlete and Jamaican speedster. The users can also search for the TV schedules which will be happened in the 30 countries along with the trending searches in the Olympics searches in the related region.

Google is stacking on the YouTube heavily for providing all the video content. All the event highlights will be presented in over 60 countries through the various official broadcast channels.

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YouTube will also have the team of 15 selected video content creators who will be testing the live streaming feature for this service. On the other hand, Facebook and Instagram are going to show the reels of highlights Rio Olympics events. Twitter is going to make their first live video game event. It is not going to host any content from the Olympic events and games.

Apart from this, you can use the assistance of the Google Street view for exploring the streets of the Rio de Janeiro stadium and city.

Official List of Indian Athletes qualified for ‘Rio Olympics 2016’

Rio Olympics 2016

Never before in the history, India is sending a large fleet of athletes to this year’s RIO Olympics. Abhinav Bindra will be India’s flag bearer, under his leadership INDIA will be participating in various sections of games at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

A big list of 120 athletes has been released by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). IOA has announced the names of the players who have qualified for Rio Olympics 2016.It will be starting on August 5th and would end on 21st of the same month.

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Eight years ago the total athletes from India participated in Beijing Olympics are 56 whereas the number increased to 83 in the London Olympics four years back. This year the list had grown steadily to 120.The hike in the number of players going to the Olympics represents the change in the country’s view towards sports.

A total together of 120 players going to participate in 14 different categories that include Archery, Athletics, Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Boxing, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Shooting, Wrestling, Hockey, Swimming and Rowing.

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Here is the full list of Indian athletes who are going to represent India in Rio Olympics

ARCHERY (4)

Women

  1. Deepika Kumari
  2. Laxmi Rani Majhi
  3. Bombayla Devi (All 3 for Recurve Team event)

Men

  1. Atanu Das (Individual Recurve)

 ATHLETICS (36)

Men

  1. Dharambir (200m)
  2. Muhammad Anas Yahiya (400m & 4x400m Relay)
  3. Jinson Johnson (800m)
  4. Ankit Sharma (Long Jump)
  5. Renjith Maheswary (Triple Jump)
  6. Inderjeet Singh (Shot Put)
  7. Vikas Gowda (Discus Throw)
  8. Nitendra Singh Rawat (Marathon)
  9. Gopi Thonakal (Marathon)
  10. Kheta Ram (Marathon)
  11. Manish Singh Rawat (20Km Race Walking)
  12. Gurpreet Singh (20Km Race Walking)
  13. Ganapathi Krishnan (20Km Race Walking)
  14. Sandeep Kumar (50Km Race Walking)
  15. Arokia Rajiv (4x400m Relay)
  16. Kunhu Muhammaed Puthanpurakal (4x400m Relay)
  17. Dharun Ayyasamy (4x400m Relay)
  18. Mohankumar Raja (4x400m Relay)
  19. Lalith Mathur (4x400m Relay)

BADMINTON (7)

Men

  1. Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar
  2. Manu Atthri
  3. Sumeet Reddy Buss

Women

  1. Saina Nehwal
  2. P.V. Sindhu
  3. Jwala Gutta
  4. Ashwini Ponnappa

BOXING (3)

Men

  1. Shiv Thapa (56 kg)
  2. Manoj Kumr (64 kg)
  3. Vikas Krishan (75 kg)

GOLF (3)

Men

  1. Anirban Lahiri
  2. Shivsankar Prasad Chawrasia

Women

  1. Aditi Ashok

GYMNASTICS (1)

Women

  1. Dipa Karmakar (Artistic – Individual Alround)

 JUDO (1)

Men

  1. Avtar Singh (90 kg)

SHOOTING (12)

Men

  1. Abhinav Bindra (10m air rifle)
  2. Kynan Chenai (Trap)
  3. Mairaj Ahmad Khan (Skeet)
  4. Prakash Nanjappa (50m pistol)
  5. Gagan Narang (10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 positions)
  6. Jitu Rai (10m air pistol, 50m pistol)
  7. Chaini Singh (50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 positions)
  8. Gurpreet Singh (10m air pistol, 25m rapid fire pistol)
  9. Manavjit Singh Sandhu (Trap) Women
  10. Apurvi Chandela (10m air rifle)
  11. Ayonika Paul (10m air rifle)
  12. Heena Sidhu (10m air pistol, 25m pistol)

 SWIMMING (2)

  1. Sajan Prakash (200m butterfly)
  2. Shivani (200m freestyle)

TABLE TENNIS (4)

Men

  1. Achanta Sharath Kamal (Singles)
  2. Soumyajit Ghosh (Singles)

Women

  1. Mouma Das (Singles)
  2. Manik Batra (Singles)

WRESTLING (8)

Men

  1. Yogeshwar Dutt (FR 65 kg)
  2. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (FR 74 kg)
  3. Sandeep Tomar (FR 57 kg)
  4. Hardeep (GR 98 kg)
  5. Ravinder Khatri (GR 85 kg)

Women

  1. Sakshi Malik (FR 58 kg)
  2. Vinesh (FR 48 Kg)
  3. Babita Kumari (FR 53 kg)

WEIGHTLIFTING (2)

Men

  1. Yogeshwar Dutt (FR 65 kg)
  2. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (FR 74 kg)
  3. Sandeep Tomar (FR 57 kg)
  4. Hardeep (GR 98 kg)
  5. Ravinder Khatri (GR 85 kg)

Women

  1. Sakshi Malik (FR 58 kg)
  2. Vinesh (FR 48 Kg)
  3. Babita Kumari (FR 53 kg)

 TENNIS (4)

Men

  1. Rohan Bopanna
  2. Leander Paes Women
  3. Sania Mirza
  4. Prarthana Thombare

 HOCKEY (32)

Men

  1. Sreejesh P.R. (captain)
  2. Rupinder Pal Singh
  3. Raghunath V.R.
  4. Kothajit Singh
  5. Surender Kumar
  6. Harmanpreet Singh
  7. Danish Mujtaba
  8. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam
  9. Manpreet Singh
  10. Sardar Singh
  11. Uthappa S.K.
  12. Devindar Sunil Walmiki
  13. Sunil S.V.
  14. Akashdeep Singh
  15. Ramandeep Singh
  16. Chandanda Aiyanna Nikkin Thimmaiah

Women

  1. Navjot Kaur
  2. Deep Grace Ekka
  3. Monika
  4. Nikki Pradhan
  5. Anuradha Devi Thockcha
  6. Savita
  7. Poonam Rani
  8. Vandana Katariya
  9. Deepika
  10. Namita Toppo
  11. Renuka Yadav
  12. Sunita Lakra
  13. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (captain)
  14. Rani
  15. Preeti Dubey
  16. Lilima Minz