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Sports | IBNLive.com | December 25, 2012, 11:26 pm
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 Devendro Singh put up a brave fight against Ireland's Paddy Barnes before losing the fiercely-fought light flyweight (49 kg) quarter-final 18-23 at the London Olympics.(Getty Images)
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Devendro Singh put up a brave fight against Ireland's Paddy Barnes before losing the fiercely-fought light flyweight (49 kg) quarter-final 18-23 at the London Olympics.(Getty Images)

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[caption id="attachment_865136"] Gagan Narang won a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event at the London Olympics. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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 The doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out early after their appeal during the Japan-Chinese Taipei match was rejected. (Getty Images)
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The doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out early after their appeal during the Japan-Chinese Taipei match was rejected. (Getty Images)

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[caption id="attachment_865138"] Bayern Munich thrashed Indian national football team 4-0 in Baichung Bhutia's farewell match; but it was a big occasion for all football fans in India. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_865139"] Parupalli Kashyap became the first Indian male shuttler to reach the badminton quarter-finals of the Olympic Games. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_865140"] Krishna Poonia finished at seventh position in the women's discuss throw event in London Olympics. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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 India's ace double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi crashed out of the London Games after he finished 11th in the qualification. (Getty Images)
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India's ace double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi crashed out of the London Games after he finished 11th in the qualification. (Getty Images)

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[caption id="attachment_865142"] Indian hockey's disastrous Olympics campaign finished with an all-loss record for the eight-time Olympic gold medalists. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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 India's tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes were out of the Olympics after a quarter-final loss. (Getty Images)
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India's tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes were out of the Olympics after a quarter-final loss. (Getty Images)

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 India's Vikas Gowda finished eighth in the men's discus throw event in London Olympics. (Getty Images)
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India's Vikas Gowda finished eighth in the men's discus throw event in London Olympics. (Getty Images)

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 Vijender Singh's dream of bagging back-to-back Olympic medals come crashing down after he exited in the quarter-finals.(Getty Images)
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Vijender Singh's dream of bagging back-to-back Olympic medals come crashing down after he exited in the quarter-finals.(Getty Images)

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[caption id="attachment_865146"] Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi won the French Open 2012 mixed doubles title after defeating Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_865147"] Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna won the BNP Paribas Masters, which was their last tournament together. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_865148"] Viswanathan Anand defeated Boris Gelfand of Israel 2.5-1.5 in the four-game tiebreakers in Moscow to win his fifth World Chess Championship title. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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 Deepika Kumari won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal in Turkey, but was unable to go past the first round in the London Olympics. (Getty Images)
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Deepika Kumari won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal in Turkey, but was unable to go past the first round in the London Olympics. (Getty Images)

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 After having a disastrous campaign at London Olympics, Indian men's hockey had a good show at the Champions Trophy in Australia; they finished at fourth position under Sardar Singh's captaincy. (Getty Images)
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After having a disastrous campaign at London Olympics, Indian men's hockey had a good show at the Champions Trophy in Australia; they finished at fourth position under Sardar Singh's captaincy. (Getty Images)

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 Indian boxer Mary Kom won a bronze medal in the women's flyweight (51kg) boxing event in the London Olympics. (Getty Images)
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Indian boxer Mary Kom won a bronze medal in the women's flyweight (51kg) boxing event in the London Olympics. (Getty Images)

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 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra failed to qualify for the 10m air rifle event at London Olympics. (Getty Images)
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2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra failed to qualify for the 10m air rifle event at London Olympics. (Getty Images)

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 Shiva Thapa became the younngest Indian boxer to qualify for Olympics; however, he lost in the first round of the London Olympics, losing 9-14 to Mexico's Oscar Valdez Fierro in the (56 kg) Bantamweight category. (Getty Images)
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Shiva Thapa became the younngest Indian boxer to qualify for Olympics; however, he lost in the first round of the London Olympics, losing 9-14 to Mexico's Oscar Valdez Fierro in the (56 kg) Bantamweight category. (Getty Images)

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 Vijay Kumar marked his Olympics debut by winning a silver medal in the 25m air rifle pistol event. (Getty Images)
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Vijay Kumar marked his Olympics debut by winning a silver medal in the 25m air rifle pistol event. (Getty Images)

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[caption id="attachment_865155"] Sushil Kumar became India's first double Olympic medalist after clinching silver in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling event. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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 Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal at London Olympics in the women's singles badminton event after her Chinese opponent was forced out with injury.(Getty Images)
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Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal at London Olympics in the women's singles badminton event after her Chinese opponent was forced out with injury.(Getty Images)

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[caption id="attachment_865157"] Yogeshwar Dutt won bronze in the men's 60kg freestyle wrestling event at London Olympics. (Getty Images) [/caption]

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