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Sejwal fails to qualify in 100 mt breaststroke
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS)India's Sandip Sejwal failed to qualify in the heats of men's 100 metre breaststroke in the swimming competition of the 29th Olympic Games here Saturday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 10:02:36 PM

China lifts first golds - US sweep fencing, more Spain glory
Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) Hosts China claimed their first gold medals of the 2008 Olympics Saturday, winning in weightlifting and sharing shooting honours with the Czech Republic.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 10:01:30 PM

Test is evenly poised: Zaheer
Colombo, Aug 9 (IANS) Pacer Zaheer Khan insisted the game is evenly poised despite injuries forcing three Indian players out of action on second day of the series deciding third Test here Saturday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:42:01 PM

Malaysian minister elected CPA chief, defeats Swraj Paul
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 9 (IANS) Malaysian Culture Minister Shafie Apdal was Saturday elected chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) executive committee, defeating India-born British peer Lord Swraj Paul by 50 votes.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:40:55 PM

Champia brings smiles, but shooters disappoint
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) The high-profile shooters misfired, but shuttler Saina Nehwal and the archers were on target as India had a mixed day at the 29th Olympic Games here Saturday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:35:00 PM

Mixed fortunes for Indian boxers
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) India had mixed fortunes in the boxing competition at the Olympic Games here Saturday as Vijender Kumar outclassed his Gambian rival Jack Badou in the first round of the 75-kg category while Dinesh Kumar bowed out after losing his light-heavy (81-kg) opening round bout to Abdelhafid Benchabla of Algeria.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:01:26 PM

Beijing Olympic briefs
Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) A few hours after the ear-splitting pyrotechnics of the opening ceremony, the area around the Bird's Nest National Stadium was a place of contemplative calm.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 8:37:07 PM

Over 300,000 marriages on Olympics opening day in China
Beijing, Aug 9 (Xinhua) Here's one Olympics competition where China definitely set a record: at least 314,224 couples tied the knot across the nation Friday, or 08/08/08, the opening day of the 29th Olympic Games, according to official statistics.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 8:31:29 PM

Winning start by shuttler Saina Nehwal
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Saina Nehwal used the atmosphere she described as 'electrifying' to propel herself to a comfortable win in the first round of the Women's singles badminton competition Saturday. The 18-year-old Saina thrashed Russian Ella Karachkova 21-9, 21-8 in just 28 minutes to move into the round of 32 where she meets Gryga Larysa.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 7:46:07 PM

Dinesh Kumar bows out in boxing
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Dinesh Kumar bowed out after losing the men's light-heavy (81-kg) opening round bout to Abdelhafid Benchabla of Algeria in Beijing Olympics here Saturday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 7:44:04 PM

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