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Analysis of Olympics held from 1992 through 2021 shows that the single most powerful driver of medal tally is hosting the event, and how many years since a country last did it.
PM Modi congratulated the team and said that their hard work and sweat might not have got India a medal but the team has become an inspiration for crores of girls in the country.
On Friday, Sindhu had stormed into the semi-finals of the women's singles event after defeating Japan's number four seed Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals.
She threw 65.06m during the Federation Cup in March to break the national record and become the first Indian woman to breach the 65m mark.
It's not easy to live in the shoes of a 24-year-old, who has been put under a microscope, judged and labelled from the get-go. But critics won't understand.
World No. 7 Sindhu, who had claimed a silver medal in the last edition in Rio, prevailed over world No. 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute match to top the group.
Rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will take part in the semifinal of the men’s lightweight double sculls event at 8 am Wednesday.
Despite the win, India’s chief coach Graham Reid said the team needs to work upon a lot of grey areas, like conceding penalty corners, ahead of their remaining matches.
Chanu, who returned to the country Monday evening, lifted a total of 202kg in the 49kg category to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Saturday.
Mirabai Chanu's family lives in Nongpok Kakching village at the foothills of Imphal East district in Manipur. They say she never had a doubt about a medal in Tokyo Olympics.