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by shibi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Athletics Thread ...
Replies: 1439
Views: 160494

Re: Indian Athletics Thread ...

I think no spinach & no gender issues. She is prodigiously talented, not too trained, unafraid & confident. I think we haven't seen the likes of her in Indian Atheletics. Within 5 months of taking up the event, she has proved herself at the world stage. She is no. 2 in Asia. The no.1 Bahraini woman ...
by shibi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, April 5-14
Replies: 353
Views: 16768

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, April 5-14

She only started running 2 years back after switching from football and is still very young and 3-4 years from her peak age. Yes, but she was doing 100m & 200m. Federation Games Cup in March 2018 was the the first time ever that she had raced in 400m. No one had expectations but she won & qualified...
by shibi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, April 5-14
Replies: 353
Views: 16768

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, April 5-14

KT Irfan (walking) & Rakesh Babu (triple jump) have been kicked out of the Commonwealth Games after needles were found in the athletes villa.
by shibi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, April 5-14
Replies: 353
Views: 16768

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, April 5-14

I'm excited about the prospects of Hima Das, who is new to 400m. We are still to discover her true potential, but I think sub 51s is on the cards within this year which will be a national record. Hope Jisna Mathew, who is 1 year older & PT Usha's trainee, will give her good competition. Looking forw...
by shibi
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Rio Summer Olympics \ Summer Paralympics 2016
Replies: 2042
Views: 105344

Re: Rio Summer Olympics 2016

What is great about Laita Babar's performance is not just her timing, but she achieved it despite having fell during the course of her run. She had to spend lot of energy to recover, yet she got 4th position in her heats (and I think faster than 3rd heats winner). If there is a special performance i...
by shibi
Fri May 13, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Boxing Thread
Replies: 926
Views: 98576

Re: Indian Boxing Thread

Vijender Singh wins his 6th bout, this time against Polish boxer Andrzej Soldra in 3 rounds. His next fight will be in Delhi.
by shibi
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: The Badminton Forum
Topic: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals
Replies: 82
Views: 8176

Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Tai was superb in the 2nd & 3rd sets with her deceptive game and wonderful drop shots and great control at the net. When she did that, Saina had no answer. But thankfully, Tai's game dropped at times which is which Saina scored. Saina needed to be% fit to counter Tai, which seems wasn't the case. I ...
by shibi
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: ATP / WTA Asian season (Sept-Oct 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 6244

Re: ATP / WTA Asian season (Sept-Oct 2015)

Both Martina and Sania were unhappy with the Chan sisters, for failing to acknowledge the touch of the ball on the racquet in one of the rallies which the umpire missed. People are calling Chan sisters cheats. I think competition as well as animosity between these sets of players will increase in fu...
by shibi
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Athletics Thread ...
Replies: 1439
Views: 160494

Re: Indian Athletics Thread ...

I think Jaisha doesn’t want to continue the arduous training for the Marathon and is trying to opt for events which she feels is easier on her body. The Olympic qualifying timings in 1500m & 5000m are 4:06 & 15:20 and Jaisha’s PB in these events are 4:09.14 (Aug 2014) & 15:18.30 (Oct 2014). The gold...
by shibi
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Athletics Thread ...
Replies: 1439
Views: 160494

Re: Indian Athletics Thread ...

Good to see Jaisha and Sudha Singh doing well. Jaisha is a fairly new entrant to the Marathon scene and this was only her second Marathon competition. In her first attempt at Mumbai marathon in Jan 2015, she broke the national mark which had stood for 19 year, and here she has improved her own natio...
by shibi
Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Athletics Thread ...
Replies: 1439
Views: 160494

Re: Indian Athletics Thread ...

Just a small correction in the timing of Indian women relay team. They finished in 3:29:08, which is a fairly good timing by Asian standards.
by shibi
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Athletics Thread ...
Replies: 1439
Views: 160494

Re: Indian Athletics Thread ...

It did make a difference, but what do you mean by 'huge'? The difference between Tintu and the last qualifier was 0.25 S and I think she lost at least 0.5s in the process. She clearly lost pace. I agree she was tired and was being passed but she lost time and a place in the SF.
by shibi
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Athletics Thread ...
Replies: 1439
Views: 160494

Re: Indian Athletics Thread ...

I liked the attitude of Lalita Babar, she is a gutsy competitor. She lead the field till 2000m mark and there were times when she lead the rest by about 40m. Though it was similar to Tintu Luka in leading the field, she is different as she isn't afraid to try out different things. Hope continues to ...
by shibi
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Athletics Thread ...
Replies: 1439
Views: 160494

Re: Indian Athletics Thread ...

True about the training part. She has no strategy at all, except to run in front.

She got tripped at around 650m mark and lost time to recover her balance. Else, she would have gone to the next round.
by shibi
Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: 35th National Games, Kerala, February 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2720

Re: 35th National Games, Kerala, February 2015

I think he is called Sajan Prakash not Sajan Kumar.