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Chinese shooter wins first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: China’s Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 10-meter rifle competition on Saturday. The silver went to Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina and the bronze medal to Switzerland’s Nina Christen. Galashina led the

Serena Williams decides to skip Tokyo Olympics

WASHINGTON: Serena Williams will not be travelling to Tokyo for the Olympic Games, the 23-times Grand Slam singles tennis champion said without giving the reasons behind her decision. Williams, who will turn 40 in September, won the singles title at

Shah Hussain qualifies for Tokyo Olympics in judo

LAHORE: Pakistan’s judoka Shah Hussain Shah has secured a place in this year’s Tokyo Olympics in the -100kg category of judo competition. The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) said the International Judo Federation (IJF) has informed that Shah has secured his

Coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics torch relay begins

TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics torch relay kicked off on Thursday, a year late and without spectators, marking a major step towards the start of the games on July 23 this year. The rose-gold, cherry blossom-shaped Olympic torch was lit at

International spectators barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: International spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer’s Olympic Games amid public concerns over coronavirus, setting the stage for a drastically scaled-back event. Around 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as

Bach re-elected as IOC chief, promises ‘safe, secure’ Tokyo Olympics

GENEVA: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach promised to deliver a “safe, secure” Tokyo Olympics this year as he was re-elected for a second term. As he opened the IOC Session, Bach said it was no longer a question of

Athlete Arshad Nadeem to train in Kazakhstan for Tokyo Olympics

KARACHI: A 23-year-old athlete Arshad Nadeem will receive training in Kazakhstan in order to prepare for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Expressing his excitement over training abroad, Arshad Nadeem vowed to get the maximum benefit out of his training opportunity in