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Takhar ends Olympic campaign in 21st position
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian rower Bajranglal Takhar upgraded his personal best timing to finish 21st in the men's singles sculls rowing event at the Olympics here Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2008 9:18:11 PM

Hackett, Phelps stay on track for Olympic history
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) Grant Hackett of Australia Friday stayed on course to make history at the Beijing Olympics by qualifying for the men's 1,500m freestyle final, while a US B team kept alive Michael Phelps' dream of winning an unprecedented eight gold medals by making it into the final of the 4x100m medley relay.

Friday, August 15, 2008 9:00:52 PM

Youngest athlete in Beijing happy with her performance
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) The youngest athlete competing in the Beijing Olympics, 12-year-old Antoinette Guedia Mouafo, said after swimming in the women's 50m freestyle that she was very happy with her performance.

Friday, August 15, 2008 8:37:10 PM

Akhil outduels World champ, one fight away from medal
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) The medal is still one more fight away, yet Akhil Kumar's win must rank as one of finest performances by an Indian in an Olympic boxing ring. The Haryana boxer gave India a perfect Independence day gift by knocking out World Champion Sergey Vodopyanov of Russia to move into the quaterfinal of the bantamweight (54 kg) category.

Friday, August 15, 2008 8:19:29 PM

Defending champions Australia thrash Pakistan in men's hockey
Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) Defending champions Australia powered to a 3-1 win over Pakistan in the Olympic men's hockey tournament Friday, taking them a further big step towards the semi-finals.

Friday, August 15, 2008 7:53:46 PM

Madame Tussauds an attraction in Beijing too (Olympic sidelights)
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Madame Tussauds Museum has its own unique charm. During the Games, wax figures of Chinese sport stars have been popular among visitors at the Shanghai Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Friday, August 15, 2008 7:52:00 PM

Indian boxer Akhil Kumar stuns Russian world champion in Beijingz
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian boxer Akhil Kumar gave the country the best Independence Day gift stunning world champion Sergey Vodapoyanov of Russia to enter the quarterfinals of the men's 54 kg category at the Olympics here Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2008 7:22:13 PM

Beaten, but Paes talks about a sixth Olympics in 2012
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Barely half an hour after another crushing Olympic loss and with his dream of a doubles medal lying in tatters, Leander Paes was still hopeful of coming back for a sixth Olympic Games.

Friday, August 15, 2008 6:52:35 PM

Indian boxer Akhil stuns world champion, moves into quarters
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian boxer Akhil Kumar shocked world champion Sergey Vodapoyanov to enter the quarterfinals of the men's bantamweight category (54kg) at the Olympics here Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2008 6:29:23 PM

Lee-Hesh run over by Fed-Express
Beijing, August 15 (IANS) Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, in what may have been their last journey together, came a cropper against Swiss Roger Federer and Stanislas Warwinka going down 2-6, 4-6 in the men's doubles quarter-final at the Olympic Green Tennis Centre here Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2008 6:23:08 PM

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