From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.42 :: Oct. 21, 2010
Two years ago, in the World Cup Finals in Bangkok, Gagan Narang took everybody by surprise with a ‘perfect 600' and a world record overall score of 703.5 points. And as if to prove that it was no fluke, he shot a 600 again, at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and improved upon his World record by 0.1 point. Truly a stuff of champions. By Kamesh Srinivasan.
Mark of champions
‘Successful people do what the unsuccessful don't want to do' — that's been the mantra of the champion swimmer from Australia, Leisel Jones. Well, that could be true of other winners too at the Games. By A. Vinod.
Miss, no place for your lipstick
The ladies were left red-faced, with no embellishments to add to their charm before that one-minute date with chiselled athletes. But Delhi Police had no sympathy whatsoever. Over to Stan Ryan.
With many stars pulling out of the Games, there was a growing impression that it would boost the host's tally of medals. The pullouts did not impact the field in shooting and wrestling, the two events where India dominated as expected. By Rakesh Rao.
Very, very special knock
Laxman did what comes naturally to him: play the defining innings when under the most pressure; force on the viewer the illusion of magic; subject Australia to the force of his will. S. Ram Mahesh reports.
No one would have given India a chance to pull it off in the Mohali Test, but the seemingly easy going Laxman showed that he cannot be discounted and that too when the opponents happen to be the Australians.
Double delight for Tendulkar
During those special minutes of savouring the twin-recognition gifted by the classes and the masses, the master blaster remained grounded. Over to K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
A triumph for Kolkata
East Bengal, the defending champion, helped Kolkata extend its stranglehold over the Federation Cup by registering its seventh victory of the tournament. Amitabha Das Sharma reports.
Spurs' Dutch bargain buy
Despite featuring in this year's World Cup final in South Africa, Rafael van der Vaart was not part of Real Madrid's plans. With the likes of Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Pedro Leon and Sergio Canales rolling through the doors at the Bernabeu, van der Vaart's departure to White Hart Lane was not too surprising. However, the same cannot be said of the Spanish club's decision to sell the Dutch international for a mere GBP8million. Over to Richard Aspland.
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