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Shot-putter Toor qualifies for Oly

Shot-putter Toor qualifies for Oly

Shot-putter Tajinder Singh Toor qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a new national record at the Indian Grand Prix 4 here on a day when the national women's 4x100m relay team and sprinter Dutee Chand also breached the previous best marks in the country. Toor crossed the Olympic Qualification mark with a throw of 21.49m and broke his own National Record.

Indian archers hope for fresh start

Indian archers hope for fresh start

A full-strength India women's recurve team will look to pick up pieces after failing to make the Olympic cut as they gear up for the Archery World Cup (Stage 3) beginning here on Tuesday (June 22).

The fancied Indian women's team of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari lost to lower-ranked Colombia in straight sets to make a shock second-round exit.

'ICC probe against me a premeditated'

'ICC probe against me a premeditated'

ICC CEO Manu Sawhney, who has been suspended by the International Cricket Council on allegations of misconduct, has termed the governing body's probe against him as a "premeditated witch-hunt". Sawhney was sent on "leave" in March after his conduct came under the scanner during an internal investigation by audit firm PWC.

WTC Final: Rain washes out Day 4

WTC Final: Rain washes out Day 4

The weatherman's forecast for Monday (June 21) proved to be accurate to everyone's disappointment as the play on day four of the ongoing WTC Final between India and New Zealand was washed out due to rain, without a ball being bowled.

The persistent shower all through the day forced the match officials to call off the day's play as it wasn't worth the wait anymore.