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Tokyo Olympics: India to fight for Bronze after losing to Belgium in mens Hockey semi-finals

After losing to Belgium in mens Hockey semi-finals by 5:2, today, India would now fight in the Bronze playoffs at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
After conceding an early goal, India bounced to take a 2:1 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Belgium gave a tough fight and equalised in the second quarter.
India conceded three goals in the final quarter and lost the chance of performing at the final.
Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored for India, while Alexander Hendrickx scored three goals in a row for Belgium.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote, Wins and losses are a part of life. Our Mens Hockey Team at #Tokyo2020 gave their best and that is what counts. Wishing the Team the very best for the next match and their future endeavours. India is proud of our players.
The other semi-final would be played between Australia and Germany today.

India had defeated Great Britain after 49 years and entered the semi-finals in men’s Hockey at the Tokyo Olympics.

India has won two medals till now at the ongoing Olympics. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won Silver in women’s Weightlifting and Shutler PV Sindhu won Bronze in Badminton.

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Hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay ‘lights the lamp’ to kickstart season 4 of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav in Nagpur

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Indian hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay came calling to Nagpur on May 13 as he inaugurated the season 4 of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav at the Indoor Stadium at Mankapur in the presence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. The 13-day sports festival will see 45,000 sportspersons participating in 30 sports events. In all, around Rs 93 lakh will be distributed as prize money during the 13-day sports festival.

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Virat Kohli steps down as India’s Test Captain after series defeat against South Africa

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Virat Kohli

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A day after India lost the test cricket series to South Africa (1-2), Virat Kohli stepped down as the test captain of India on Saturday (January 15). Kohli made the announcement through a social media post.

Kohli’s statement read: “It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance everyday to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Every thing has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test Captain of India, it’s now.”

He added: “There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey, but never has there been a lack of effort or lack of belief. I have always believed in giving my 120 percent in everything I do, and if I can’t do that, I know it’s not the right thing to do. I have absolute clarity in my heart and I cannot be dishonest to my team.”

Kohli also thanked the BCCI as he wrote: “”I want to thank BCCI for giving me the opportunity to lead my country for such a long period of time and more importantly to all the teammates who bought into the vision for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation.”

Kohli was appointed Test captain back in 2014 when MS Dhoni stepped down in the middle of the series against Australia.

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Nagpur’s Malvika Bansod beats ace shuttler Saina Nehwal at India Open 2022

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Saina Nehwal (left) and Malvika Bansod (right)

Saina Nehwal (left) and Malvika Bansod (right)

Nagpur’s Malvika Bansod defeated ace shuttler Saina Nehwal in the second round of Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2022. Malvika defeated the two-time India Open champion 21-17, 21-9, in just 34 minutes. The defeat has resulted in Saina’s outster from the competition.

By defeating Saina, Malvika has become the second Indian badminton player after PV Sindhu to defeat Saina on court since 2007 in the domestic and international badminton circuit.

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