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Vijender loses semis, settles for bronze
The Bhiwani boxer goes down 8-5 to two-time Pan-American champion Emilio Correa in the 75kg category at the Beijing Olympics.
Usain Bolt pulled up over victory parade
The International Olympics Association says the athlete should have shown more respect towards his opponents after his world-record performances in the 100m and 200m races at the Beijing Games.
Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins bronze
The grappler beats Kazakhstan's Leonid Spiridonov in the 66kg category of freestyle wrestling. This is India's second ever wrestling bronze in Olympic history. The win takes India's overall medal tally to two.
Vijender Singh boxes into history
The pugilist ensured another medal for India at the Beijing Olympics when he outpunched Ecuador’s Carlos Gongora in the quarterfinal of the 75kg category bout.
Anju fails to qualify for long jump finals
Anju Bobby George gets disqualified after committing three consecutive foul jumps.
Akhil's fairytale run ends
The Indian pugilist loses rather tamely in his 54kg quarterfinal bout against unheralded Moldovan Gojan Veaceslav.
Phelps breaks Spitz's record
History was created on the ninth day of Beijing Olympics 2008 when US swimmer Michael Phelps became the first athlete to win eight golds in a single Olympics.
Boxer Jitender through to quarters
The pugilist Jitender Kumar started off aggressively and never looked back. He defeated Uzbek Tulashboy Doniyorov to move to the last-eight stage of 51kg category.
Michael Phelps equals Mark Spitz's record
The US swimmer Michael Phelps equals Mark Spitz's record by clinching seven gold medals in an Olympics. Phelps snatches the victory by one-hundredth of a second over Serbia's Milorad Cavic in men's 100m butterfly event.
Akhil Kumar stuns world champion
Pugilist Akhil Kumar pulls off a major upset by stunning world champion Sergey Vodopyanov of Russia in the 54 kg pre-quarterfinal bout in the Olympics.
I feel happy and proud: Bindra
India's shooting star Abhinav Bindra, who won the country its first ever individual Olympic gold, gets a rousing welcome on return to the country.
Phelps bags 11th Olympic gold, creates history
The American swimmer created history when he won his fifth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, and his 11th overall. The feat made him the most successful Olympian.
Double-trap: Rathore misses mark
The ace shooter, who got a silver in Athens and was a medal hope at Beijing, fails to qualify for the finals.
Samresh Jung out of 50m pistol event
Shooter only manages 42nd place with a score of 540 points. He had earlier crashed out of the 10m pistol event.
Rathore leads Indians
Shooter Rajyavardhan Rathore carries the Tricolour as the 56-member Indian contingent, cheered by Sonia Gandhi, takes part in the ceremonial walk during the opening ceremony of the Games.
Saina Nehwal shines at Beijing
Saina beat Ukrainian Gryga 21-18, 21-10 to make it to the last 16. She will now be up against the winner of the match between world number 3 Chen Wang of Hong Kong and Slovakia's Eva Sladekova.
Georgia may pull out of Olympics
The move may be made in protest against the Russian military action in South Ossetia.
Indian women shooters shot out
Anjali Bhagwat and Avneet Kaur Sidhu fail to qualify for the final round in the women's 10m air rifle event.
Rathore leads Indians
Shooter Rajyavardhan Rathore carries the Tricolour as the 56-member Indian contingent, cheered by Sonia Gandhi, takes part in the ceremonial walk during the opening ceremony of the Games.
India's dress faux pas at Olympics opening
Indian contingent chief K Murugan says Sania Mirza and Sunitha Rao weren’t in their official dress during the Olympics opening ceremony march as they were training before the event and there was no time for them to change.
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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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