Masterful Mo Farah Wins 3rd Olympic Gold

After Bolt’s Triple-Triple Britain’s Mo Farah Ends His Olympic Career with a Double- Double

 August 22, 2016   R K Gupta

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On the last day of 2016 Games’ Track-and-field action, legendary long-distance runner Mo Farah of Great Britain added 5000m gold medal to the one he had already collected in 10000m last Sunday. Farah thus repeated his 5K/10K performance in London 4 years ago and joined Finland’s Lasse Viren, who was the only man to win […]

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Jamaican Thunder-Bolt Scripts Athletic History and Fulfills His Promise of the Triple-Triple

Jamaican Thunder-Bolt Scripts Athletic History and Fulfills His Promise of the Triple-Triple

 August 20, 2016   R K Gupta

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When Usain Bolt hangs his running boots, the three days of August 14, 18 & 19 of 2016 Rio Games will forever be etched in his memory. He ran fastest in 100m on August 14, won the 200m on August 18 and then anchored the Jamaican quartet to victory in 4x100m relay on August 19.  […]

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Successful Gold Defense by Taylor in Triple-Jump Perkovic in Discus and Rudisha in 800m

 August 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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Over the last three days at 2016 Rio Games, several track-and-field medals were decided. USA’s Christian Taylor distinguished himself by defending his London Olympic gold in triple jump. Taylor thus became the first American to win back-to-back triple-jump gold medals in the last 112 years. Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic also defended her London Olympic gold in […]

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Usain Bolt stole the show on Sunday night

Blazing Bolt Beats Gatlin to Win 100m and South African Van Niekerk Breaks 400m WR

 August 15, 2016   R K Gupta

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Sunday at Rio had several athletic events beginning with women’s marathon in the morning. But nothing held viewers’ fancy more than the day-ending 100m men’s final that pitted Jamaican powerhouse Usain Bolt against USA’s Justin Gatlin. The two had taken top spots in their semifinal rounds earlier and excitement was already in air. Besides over […]

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Masterful Mo Farah Wins 3rd Olympic Gold

Masterful Mo Farah Wins 3rd Olympic Gold Fraser-Pryce Misses and Phelps Wins His 23rd

 August 15, 2016   R K Gupta

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On an action-packed day in the 2016 Rio olympics, athletics and swimming took center-stage with some expected and a number of unexpected results. In men’s 10000m, Great Britain’s Mo Farah won the gold medal to add to his two previous golds in 5000 and 10000m that he won at London 4 years ago. But Jamaica’s […]

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Almaz Ayana Breaks Women’s 10000m World Record Tirunesh Dibaba Settles for Bronze

 August 13, 2016   R K Gupta

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Women’s 10000m final was the first gold medal event in the track-and-field action on Friday.  In the end, it proved to be a remarkable race, one of the very best in its long athletic history, where the top four finishers clocked a time of less than 30 minutes. Before the event began, all eyes were […]

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Athletics in the Rio Games

There is More to Athletics in the Rio Games Than Just Usain Bolt

 August 12, 2016   R K Gupta

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The hype and hoop-la generated by Usain Bolt’s keenly awaited triple-triple has somewhat shadowed the other star athletes preparing for track-and field action starting Friday. In a message last week to his 4 million followers on twitter, Bolt beckoned everyone to watch him make Olympic history at the Rio Games. No one has ever done […]

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Lightning Bolt Jets Into Rio

Lightning Bolt Jets Into Rio for Tryst with the Historic Triple-Triple

 August 4, 2016   R K Gupta

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In the run-up to the 2016 Rio Games, no single man has made more news than the Jamaican super-sprinter Usain Bolt. The Jamaican’s best time of his career came in a space of one year between Beijing Olympics in August 2008 and World Championships in Berlin in August 2009. In Beijing, Bolt broke the world […]

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Intriguing Saga of How Distance in Modern Marathon Became 42.195 Kilometers

 August 3, 2016   R K Gupta

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With a population of less than 35000 people, Marathon is actually a town in Greece, from where the Olympic event got its name. The town is entrenched in history as a site of famous Greek-Persian war of 490 BC. This was a unique war, known as the Battle of Marathon, where Greeks were heavily outnumbered […]

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Tintu Luka – India’s best bet for medal in athletics

 August 1, 2016   Vishal Pandey

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The flying sikh couldn’t do it, neither could Payyoli Express during their time. India’s wait for a medal in athletics grows longer with each passing year. This time though we have a serious contender to bring India a medal in athletics and it’s none other than the student of PT Usha Herself Tintu Luka. A ward at […]

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