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Paddler Neha goes down fighting in first round
After winning the first game, Neha lost the next four to go down 12-10, 8-11, 11-13, 8-11, 4-11 in 34 minutes.
Surendra Singh 26th in 10,000m
India's Surendra Singh falls behind his qualifying timing to end a dismal 26th among 38 competitions in the gruelling 10,000 metre race at the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing.
Shooters Narang, Rajput fail to qualify for final round
Gagan Narang finished 13th with a score of 1167 points while Sanjeev Rajput was a distant 26th with 1162 points in the qualification round at the Beijing Shooting Range.
Boxer Vijender joins Akhil, Jitender in Olympic quarters
The pugilists' wonderful showing has sent Indian hopes of landing more medals soaring, with the three boxers only needing to win their quarter final bouts to grab at least the bronze which is awarded to both the losing semi-finalists in the sport but all the three insist they are going to settle for nothing less than the gold.
Haryana boxers reaching Olympic quarters to get Rs.2.5 mn
The Haryana government announced that any boxer from the state who reaches the quarter-final stage at the Beijing Olympics would get a cash reward of Rs.2.5 million (Rs.25 lakh).
Gowda bites dust in discuss qualifiers
Vikas Gowda's Beijing Olympics campaign wilted in the qualifying round itself with the US-based Indian discus thrower failing to reach anywhere near his personal best.
Boxer Jitender Kumar reaches quarterfinals
Jitender Kumar out-punched Uzbek Tulashboy Doniyorov in an ill-tempered bout to set up a tough quarter-final clash against three-time European champion Georgy Balakshin of Russia in the boxing competition's 51kg category at the Olympics.
Poor start by Indian athletes in Olympics
Neither the heptathlon trio nor the discus duo were able to raise themselves even close to the levels they had achieved to earn a ticket to Beijing.
Akhil Kumar boxes his way into quarterfinals
Indian pugilist Akhil Kumar packed enough punch in the boxing ring to stroll into the quarterfinals by beating world champion Sergey Vodopyanov at the Beijing Olympics.
I have given my son to the nation: Abhinav's father
Having backed his son to the hilt to achieve the unprecedented Olympic glory, shooter Abhinav Bindra's father suggested that now it was upto the country to take care of its new sporting icon.
Gagan fails to qualify for 50m rifle prone finals
Gagan Narang continued to draw a blank at the Beijing Olympics and he, along with Sanjeev Rajput, failed to qualify for the finals of the shooting competition's 50m Rifle prone event.
Paes- Bhupathi crash out of doubles
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crash out of the men's tennis doubles of the Olympics, losing 2-6 4-6 in the quarterfinals to Swiss pair of Roger Federer amd Stanislas Wawrinaka.
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Medals Tally (Beijing 2008)
Country G S B T
1. China 51 21 28 100
2. USA 36 38 36 110
3. Russia 23 21 28 72
4. Britain 19 13 15 47
5. Germany 16 10 15 41
6. Australia 14 15 17 46
7. S Korea 13 10 8 31
8. Japan 9 6 10 25
9. Italy 8 10 10 28
10. France 7 16 17 40
50. India 1 0 2 3
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Medals Tally ( Athens 2004)
We are proud of Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar and Bijender Kumar. Congratulations to all of them. I hope now the corporate world and media in the country will concentrate more on games other than cricket.
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