Kidambi Srikanth beats Olympic champion Chen Long for fourth Super Series title

Kidambi Srikanth beats Olympic champion Chen Long for fourth Super Series title

Kidambi Srikanth beats Olympic champion Chen Long for fourth Super Series title Kidambi Srikanth continued his impressive run of form by winning the Australian Open Super Series – his fourth Super Series title and second in two weeks while playing his third final in a row. He beat Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 in 45 minutes. Kidambi Srikanth has been on a roll off late. He has beaten the World No 1 Son Wan Ho twice in as many weeks, he has beaten the Chinese top-ranked shuttler Shi Yuqi twice as well.…

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18 Of The Most Eye-Catching Costumes From The Olympic Figure Skating Team Event

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18 Of The Most Eye-Catching Costumes From The Olympic Figure Skating Team Event Catching : With competition underway and the first medals already handed out in Olympic figure skating in Sochi, fans of the games’ most glamorous sport have already gotten down to business evaluating the on-ice fashions on display during the inaugural team event. Ahead of the individual figure skating events kicking off Feb. 11, we took the opportunity to call out some of our favorite looks the top athletes sported in recent days in Russia. While NBC commentator…

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What happened when the Olympic committee tried to exclude Brazil’s African faiths

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What happened when the Olympic committee tried to exclude Brazil’s African faiths happened Happened : RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) When Mother Fatima Damas discovered her African-Brazilian religious beliefs would not be represented in the interfaith rooms of the Olympic Village, she was so incensed she launched a campaign to overturn the controversial exclusion. “We may not have millions of followers but our faith matters here in our country, and this showed a lack of respect,” said Damas, president of Brazil’s Umbanda Spiritualist Congregation. The International Olympic Committee had chosen only…

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Brazil first to qualify for World Cup, Argentina tumble

Brazil first to qualify for World Cup, Argentina tumble

Brazil first to qualify for World Cup, Argentina tumble SAO PAULO: A resurgent Brazil squad under new management became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday, the same day arch-rivals Argentina’s Russia 2018 campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Five-time champions Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals from Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Marcelo handed them a 3-0 win over the Paraguayans at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians. But Uruguay’s upset 2-1 defeat to Peru in Lima in the day’s final South…

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Ethiopian Olympic protest runner Feyisa Lilesa reunited with family

Ethiopian Olympic protest runner Feyisa Lilesa reunited with family

Ethiopian Olympic protest runner Feyisa Lilesa reunited with family Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa, famous for his protest at the Rio Olympics, has been reunited with his family for the first time since going into exile. He crossed his wrists over his head as he took silver in the marathon in a gesture against the Ethiopian government’s treatment of Oromo people. Afterwards he refused to go home, saying his life might be in danger. Now in the US, it is the first time he has seen his wife and two young…

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Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt a winner in anti-dowry campaign too, takes just Re 1

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt a winner in anti-dowry campaign too, takes just Re 1

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt a winner in anti-dowry campaign too, takes just Re 1 Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, has always chosen to swim against the tide. Be it taking a stand when a movie star was named Rio Games goodwill ambassador or deciding to not aspire for a deceased wrestler’s Olympic medal, Dutt has always been the trend-setter. Dutt, who is also a two-time Asian Games medallist, chose to take only a token Re 1 from his bride’s family ahead of his marriage on Monday. He…

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