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'Magnificent Mary' takes to ring in women's boxing's Olympic debu


Five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom (51kg) would be India's lone flagbearer and a gold medal hope when women's boxing makes its historic Olympic debut in three weight categories here on Sunday.

Olympics: Risk of downpour for men's 100m final


The men's Olympics 100 metres final on Sunday which is likely to feature a duel between Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake could be run in rain if showers heading London's way arrive early, forecasters say.

Indians counter-protest AIBA decision against Vikas


Stung by Vikas Krishan's controversial ouster from the Olympics, the Indian boxing team on Saturday filed a protest of its own against the International Boxing Association's decision to overturn his pre-quarterfinal win against American Errol Spence.

Saina wins bronze after rival concedes tie due to injury


Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal earned India its third medal at the London Games, clinching a bronze under fortuitous circumstances as her opponent and world number two Xin Wang of China conceded the thi

Pint-sized Devendro storms into light-fly weight quarters


Indian boxer Laishram Devendro Singh stunned 2008 Beijing Games silver medallist Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia to storm into the quarter-finals of the men's light-fly weight(49kg) category at the Lon

Saina loses in semis but still in hunt for bronze


India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was beaten in straight games by world number one Yihan Wang in the women's singles semifinals at the London Olympics here on Friday but remained in the medal hunt as

Olympics: Saudi woman's historic bow over in 82 seconds


Judoka Wojdan Shaherkani became the first ever female Saudi athlete to compete at the Olympic Games on Friday, but her historic debut lasted just 82 seconds.

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Narang crashes out, Karmakar keeps India's hopes alive


Gagan Narang failed to replicate the form that fetched him the 10m air rifle bronze as he crashed out of the 50m rifle prone event at the London Olympics but compatriot Joydeep Karmakar kept alive Ind

Om Prakash fails to qualify for shot put finals


India's athletics campaign in the Olympic Games was off to a poor start with Om Prakash Singh failing to make the shot put finals, finishing a disappointing 19th in the qualification round with a belo

Shooting: Karmakar misses bronze narrowly; finishes fourth


Joydeep Karmakar narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the 50m rifle prone event after setting an Olympic record in the qualifying stage at the London Games here on Friday.

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