A historic bronze-winning show at Tokyo Olympics by the men's team and an outstanding fourth-place finish for the women's team infused fresh life into the game which was in danger of slipping into oblivion.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a former world champion, had left the 2016 Rio Olympics in tears after failing to log a legitimate lift but five years on, she displayed the brilliant composure in Tokyo for a historic silver medal.
While Neeraj Chopra's golden moment is a new beginning in Indian athletics, but the year 2021 also witnessed the end of an era with the demise of legendary Milkha Singh.
Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.
Vinesh Phogat's disappointment in Tokyo 2020 was offset by medals from Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia but Sushil Kumar ended up in jail in a roller-coaster 2021 for Indian wrestling.
The outstanding results achieved by Indian shooters everywhere else, at other times in 2021, were applauded but they were never supposed to mitigate the extreme pain caused by the debacle at the Tokyo Olympics.
If Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu led from the front with a bronze medal at Tokyo Games and a silver at the season-ending World Tour Final, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen dished out a year-end special.
India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.
Neeraj Chopra won India's first athletics medal in the Olympics in Tokyo. Terming India's first gold in athletics 'as a hugely important moment', Sebastian Coe advised the country to use it in raising the profile of the sport.
Igor Polyanskiy admitted doping with EPO, an endurance boosting hormone, ahead of the Olympics and is banned until during the 2024 Paris Games.
Daily new Covid-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low.
Tokyo Olympics champion Neeraj Chopra has a busy 2022 ahead with Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships fast approaching.
Ngangom Dingko Singh, Asian Games gold-medallist and an Arjuna award-winning boxer, aged 42, died of liver cancer in June this year.
Lending credence to the rumours, Sindhu and Padukone were seen dining out. Here's what they shared after having a 'smashing time' together.
North Korea withdrew its team from the Tokyo Olympics citing a need to protect athletes from the COVID-19 pandemic
These were unprecedented Olympics and Paralympics, postponed for a year and marked by footnotes and asterisks. The final act came Sunday (September 5)
On Teacher’s Day, we look at coaches who helped India to a record haul at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
With the team on a well-deserved break at the moment, Reid highlighted that once the group returns to the national coaching camp in Bengaluru, they will hit the ground running
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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