Podcast: Mirabai did wonders on the very first day of Olympics, in Lanka

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Podcast: Last week was historic in the world of sports. After a long wait, the Tokyo Olympic Games have finally started. India started with a bang in these games and captured the silver on the very first day of the medal event. This medal was given to India by Mirabai Chanu, the golden girl of weightlifting. In the same week, India also won the ODI series from Sri Lanka. Listen to the week-long account from Naveen Srivastava in News18Hindi’s podcast ‘Weekly Sports Bulletin’.


A very warm welcome to all of you in the Weekly Sports Bulletin of News18 Hindi Pocast. I am Naveen Srivastava. Let’s talk first. The Olympic Games, called the Maha Kumbh of the Games. The Tokyo Olympics finally started in Japan on Friday, overcoming all the obstacles of corona virus infection and amid all the speculation about the event in such circumstances. India, which participated in the Olympics for the 25th time, has fielded its largest contingent this time.

India’s 228-member contingent including 127 players is participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian contingent was led by the men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and star boxer MC Mary Kom in the opening ceremony. India’s medal winning streak also started as soon as weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal on the second day of the Olympic Games. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu created a new history by winning the silver medal in the women’s 49 kg category. She has become the first Indian player to win a silver medal in weightlifting.

The men’s hockey team started its campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win over New Zealand. While the Indian women’s hockey team was defeated by the Netherlands 5-1. India’s boxer Vikas Krishnan has also been out of competition for the Olympics. India’s Sumit Nagal became the first Indian since 1996 to reach the second round of men’s singles. Shooter Saurav Chaudhary, considered a strong contender for gold medal in Tokyo Olympics, had a disappointing performance in the final event of 10m air pistol and finished seventh.

And now some news from the cricket world. India has won the three One Day International series 2-1 over Sri Lanka. Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s century partnership saved hosts Sri Lanka from a clean sweep in the third and final match of the rain-hit series. In this match, five players made a debut from the Indian team.

Nicolas Pooran and Jason Holder scored brilliant fifties as West Indies leveled the three-match ODI series 1-1 in the third ODI against Australia at the Kingston Oval in Barbados by four wickets.

The three-match One Day International series between South Africa and Ireland ended in a 1-1 draw. Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 23 runs in the second T20 International, thanks to Wellington Masakadza’s all-round performance of three wickets and three catches. This is Bangladesh’s first defeat on the Zimbabwe tour. Zimbabwe had earlier lost in the only Test, three ODIs and the first T20.

That’s all today in the weekly special sports bulletin of News18 Hindi podcast. We will get back to you with the latest news and new episodes. For then allow Naveen Srivastava. Hello.

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