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BWF World Championships, Final: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara — As it happened...

BWF World Championships, Final: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara — As it happened...

India returned with two medals thanks to Sindhu's silver and Saina Nehwal's bronze. Interestingly. Okuhara beat both the Indian girls en route to Japan's first world title. In the semis too, she survived a three-game clash against Nehwal.

Aug 27, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
PV Sindhu enters maiden world championships final

PV Sindhu enters maiden world championships final

Fourth seed PV Sindhu crushed Chinese ninth seed Chen Yufei of China 21-13, 21-10 in 48 minutes in a superlative display to set-up a title clash against Japanese seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara, who defeated Indian 12th seed Saina Nehwal 12-21, 21-17, 21-10 earlier in the day.

Aug 27, 2017, 08:11 AM IST
Saina Nehwal faces tough comeback test at World Championships in Scotland

Saina Nehwal faces tough comeback test at World Championships in Scotland

Saina, owing to her high seeding, has got a first round bye at the competition. But in the third round, the 27-year-old is slated to meet second seed Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea, a tough match by all accounts and especially for a player on a comeback trail.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
Ajay Jayaram will look to target highest-ever career ranking at upcoming World Championships

Ajay Jayaram will look to target highest-ever career ranking at upcoming World Championships

At the upcoming World Championships in Scotland, India’s second highest-ranked men’s player, will look to target his best-ever ranking and break into the top 10 in the world for the first time.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Usain Bolt fails to strike in his final race, goes down with cramp in 4×100m relay

Usain Bolt fails to strike in his final race, goes down with cramp in 4×100m relay

Bolt missed out on his bid to retain his 100m title earlier in the week, losing out to Gatlin and silver medallist Christian Coleman, who ran relay anchor for the Americans on Saturday.

Aug 13, 2017, 06:49 AM IST
Here’s the world record that Usain Bolt is chasing during his farewell race

Here’s the world record that Usain Bolt is chasing during his farewell race

Jamaica is looking to become the first team to win the relay five times in a row at the World Championships. Currently Jamaica are tied with the United States for the second spot.

Aug 12, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
World Athletics Championships: Barbora Spotakova reclaims world javelin title 10 years on

World Athletics Championships: Barbora Spotakova reclaims world javelin title 10 years on

The world record holder threw 66.76 metres on her second attempt in the final, which proved enough to clinch a second world gold for the 36-year-old.

Aug 09, 2017, 08:33 AM IST
Usain Bolt fails to defend title, loses 100 m final for first time at Olympics or World Championships stage

Usain Bolt fails to defend title, loses 100 m final for first time at Olympics or World Championships stage

“I’m just sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note,” said Bolt, whose record of 9.58 is till intact. Well, he does have one more to go, the 200 metre race. The crowd at the Olympic stadium overcame their shock and once again the walls of the stadium screamed out his name – Bolt.  

Aug 06, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
Usain Bolt retires: Here’s how 100 metres world record progressed over the years

Usain Bolt retires: Here’s how 100 metres world record progressed over the years

It really is the showpiece, is the 100 metres sprinting, in the entire puzzle that track and field can be. And no man has run faster than Usain Bolt. Here is a lowdown on the key moments in the progression of one of the most amazing records in sport.

Aug 05, 2017, 12:48 PM IST
Usian Bolt eyes fourth 100 metres gold at World Championships

Usian Bolt eyes fourth 100 metres gold at World Championships

The big Jamaican has broken down on what it will take him to win the prestigious race for the fourth time in his career. Bolt has already won gold in the 100 metres in the championships before in 2009, 2013 and 2015.

Aug 04, 2017, 18:44 PM IST
Usain Bolt prepares for his final hurrah at World Athletics Championships

Usain Bolt prepares for his final hurrah at World Athletics Championships

In a career that has seen him win 11 gold medals at the championships, you know that whatever happens in London will only add to his legend and not give it any new meaning.

Aug 03, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
 Andre De Grasse, triple Olympic medallist, pulls out of World Championships

Andre De Grasse, triple Olympic medallist, pulls out of World Championships

As bad luck would have it, De Grasse suffered a hamstring strain while training on Monday and will eventually miss the entire remainder of the season.

Aug 03, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Swimming: World records continue to tumble in Hungary

Swimming: World records continue to tumble in Hungary

Four world records were set on Tuesday and fast racing was plainly evident the morning as the U.S. team of Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford posted three minutes 40.28 seconds ahead of the final later on Wednesday.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
Sudha Singh misses out in India's 24-member World Championships squad

Sudha Singh misses out in India's 24-member World Championships squad

Selection Committee chairman Gurbachan Singh Randhawa said that the performance of all the three in the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar (and their season's best) were well below the World Championships qualifying standards.

Jul 23, 2017, 21:59 PM IST
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to take part in Monaco Diamond League Meeting

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to take part in Monaco Diamond League Meeting

He has a personal best of 86.48m, which he did while setting the world junior record in Poland last year.

Jul 19, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
Boxer Kavinder Singh Bisht qualifies for World Championship

Boxer Kavinder Singh Bisht qualifies for World Championship

Bisht was up against Malaysia's Salam Abdul Kasim but got a walkover this morning.

May 07, 2017, 16:33 PM IST
Asian Championships: Vikas Krishnan, Shiva Thapa enter semis; among 4 Indian boxers to qualify for World Championships

Asian Championships: Vikas Krishnan, Shiva Thapa enter semis; among 4 Indian boxers to qualify for World Championships

Sumit Sangwan (91kg) and Amit Phangal (49kg) were the other two Indian boxers to book medals as well as World Championship slots in the prestigious continental event.

May 03, 2017, 18:20 PM IST
Usain Bolt, 'fastest man on planet', leaves door open to 2017 sprint double at worlds

Usain Bolt, 'fastest man on planet', leaves door open to 2017 sprint double at worlds

Usain Bolt has wild card entries for both the 100 and 200 metres at the Aug. 5-13 world championships by virtue of winning both events at last year`s worlds in Beijing.

Sep 14, 2016, 06:16 AM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: Sushil Kumar dropped from first list of probables sent to IOA, demands fresh trials

Rio Olympics 2016: Sushil Kumar dropped from first list of probables sent to IOA, demands fresh trials

Sushil, who previously competed in the 66kg category, had to switch to the 74kg due to international wrestling federation's decision to merge weight categories in 2013.

May 12, 2016, 13:03 PM IST
Sushil Kumar does not see controversy if he or Narsingh Yadav goes to Rio

Sushil Kumar does not see controversy if he or Narsingh Yadav goes to Rio

Sushil said whoever represents the country in the Olympics should do well and he was ready for the trials.
 

Jan 22, 2016, 19:05 PM IST