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Wednesday 28 September 2016

ISL 2016 : Lloyd Electronics Are Official Sponsors For Chennaiyin FC

#Indian #Soccer #League
#ISL2016 Season 3

Chennaiyin FC will start its journey from 2nd October against

Defending champions #Chennaiyin #FC will start its journey from 2nd October against #AtleticoDeKolkata in Kolkata followed by its first home game on 6th October against #DelhiDynamos.

Chennaiyin FC has announced 'Lloyd' Electronics as its associate sponsor for the third season of the Indian Super League. The event took place at the Hotel Radisson Blue Chennai, which was marked by the presence of players like Manuele Blasi, Dhanpal Ganesh, Jayesh Rane, Macpherlin Dudu Omagbemi, Eder Montiero Fernandes and Jeje Lalpekhlua.

On being asked about pre-season training, Blasi said, "We are not focusing much on the technical aspects of the game and have only one thing in mind and that is to start fresh, not think of ourselves as #Champions".

Congratulating the team and wishing it well for the tournament, Director of Lloyd Nipun Singhal said, " We wish Chennaiyin FC all the luck and expect them to continue their unabated winning streak this year as well."

At the event, Vita Dani, co-owner of Chennaiyin FC also expressed her views saying, "We are delighted to have Lloyd on-board with us as one of our honorable associate sponsors. We are looking forward to a long and successful association".

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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Ind v NZ Test Series: India Win Historic 500th Test Match In Style

#IndvNZ #TestSeries 2016
Green Park Staudium, Kanpur
1st Test Match (3 Test Series)

500th Test Match for India.

Indian Cricket Team completed a comprehensive victory over New Zealand Kiwis by 197 runs in the first #TestMatch of the series played at Kanpur. 

It was also a historic occasion for India playing their 500th Test Match. Top and lower middle order batting and some vintage #Spin #Bowling did the #Kiwis in. 

Excellent contributions with the bat from Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara at the top the innings while brilliant all round performance from Ravindra Jadeja and Ravic...handran Ashwin with the bat late down the order and brilliant spells of bowling gave New Zealand no chance of a comeback.

Kane Williamson, Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner were the star performers for the Kiwis in a losing cause. Virat Kohli didn't fire but will be happy to see his troops performing and winning without him scoring.

The second test match starts from Eden Gardens, Kolkata in a couple of days time.

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ISL 2016 : All Teams Are Ready To Set The Ball Rolling

Indian Soccer League

Probably one of the most awaited tournaments in the country, the Indian Super league is coming back for its third season which gets underway on October 1st, 2016. The kick-off begins with a face-off between North East United and Kerala Blasters in the opening match of the season at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. 

The tournament, which is no less than a festival in the country infested with mad football fanatics, features the best footballer in the country along with some really heavy names from International football which also is the reason for the enormous amount of footfall in stadiums during the ISL season throughout the subcontinent.

ISL 2016

The first season of the tournament saw a Luis Garcia spearheaded Atletico de Kolkata grab the inaugural title while the second season was won by Chennaiyin FC courtesy stellar performances from a brilliant Steven Mendoza.

The ISL, in a statement, mentioned that all the marquee players "must be contracted under a legally binding player contract by August 20, 2016 in order to assist with the marketing of the relevant club, the league and the ISL." Barring a couple of clubs, all clubs have named their marquee players within the said date.

Uruguay football legend Diego Forlan and Northern Ireland veteran Aaron Hughes are the new  names in the list of marquee players for the upcoming season and will join the existing list of Marquee players for the ISL 2016 season.

Top Star Players For All Teams At #ISL2016:

Helder Postiga

Atletico de Kolkata- Helder Postiga
Kerala Blasters- Aaron Hughes
Mumbai City F.C- Diego Forlan
FC Goa- Lucio da Silva
Chennaiyin FC- John Arne Riise
FC Pune City- Eidur Gudjohnsen
Delhi Dynamos- Florent Malouda
Northeast United FC-  Didier Zokora

Head Coaches

Zico FC Goa

Atletico de Kolkata- Jose Molina
Kerala Blasters- Steve Coppell
Mumbai City F.C- Alexandre Henrique Borges GuimarĂ£es
FC Goa- Zico
Chennaiyin FC- Marco Materazzi
FC Pune City- Antonio Habas
Delhi Dynamos- Gianluca Zambrotta
Northeast United FC- Nelo Vingada
Club news Atletico De Kolkata

Come on India, #LetsFootball

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Thursday 22 September 2016

ISL 2016: Delhi Dynamos Gear Up And Sign Brazilian Emerson Gomes


#DelhiDynamos #FC on Thursday signed #Brazilian midfielder #EmersonGomes de Moura for the upcoming third season of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament.

The 28-year-old joins #Dynamos from Brazilian club #America #FC. He has joined the Dynamos squad in Sweden where they are undergoing their pre-season training. They will play three friendly matches in Sweden.

Representational image. AP

"It is a great opportunity for me to play in a fast growing league, and for that I would like to thank the Delhi Dynamos management for extending this offer to me. People talk a lot about #ISL back in #Brazil, as many big Brazilian players like #RobertoCarlos and others have featured in the previous two seasons. It is a new experience for me, and I am looking forward to this challenge." Moura said in the release.

Head coach #GianlucaZambrotta was pleased with the signing and feels the new acquisition adds to the strength of Delhi Dynamos's #Midfield this season.

"His addition to the side will strengthen the team's midfield. He has played for different clubs across Brazil and I believe the experience that he has gained over the years will be of immense help to the team." Zambrotta said.

"We welcome Gomes to the Delhi Dynamos F.C. family. He is our third Brazilian signing this year and we are really happy to have him on board with the Lions," the club's Chief Technical Officer Vishnu Madhu said.

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Friday 16 September 2016

ISL 2016: Teams Scramble As FC Goa Retain Lucio For ISL Season 3


Panaji: World Cup and UEFA Champions League winning central defender #Lucimar #Ferreira da Silva aka #Lucio has been retained by #FC #Goa as the marquee player for the third edition of the Indian Super League starting 1st October 2016.

File picture of Lucio. Getty
File picture of Lucio. Getty Images

Consistency was the key for head coach #Zico, who decided to retain the spine of the team, which reached the finals of the second edition of the ISL. He has won the treble (Seria A, #UEFA #ChampionsLeague and #CoppaItalia) in 2010 under present Manchester United head coach #Jose #Mourinho after strong performances in the heart of the defence at #InterMilan

He also played for #Bayer #Leverkusen and German giants #Bayern #Munich prior to joining #Inter.
Along with his strong showing for his club, #Lucio was a mainstay in the Brazil national team with 105 appearances at the heart of the defence, scoring four goals in the process and helping Brazil win the 2002 World Cup, having played every minute of the competition.

He joined the ISL in 2015 when he signed for FC Goa to play under Zico. The coach had thrown the captain's armband to Lucio, primarily due to his wealth of experience playing football in Europe and South America.

Alongside Martinique powerhouse Gregory #Arnolin, Lucio was one of the main reasons for FC Goa's superb run to the finals of the ISL in 2015. His aerial prowess and ability to intercept were key attributes in making him one of the fittest marquee players of the second edition of the tournament.
He regularly stopped opposition attacks in their tracks and started attacking moves of his own for his side.

For the third edition of the ISL, Zico decided to keep faith in the 38-year-old player. Lucio will be looking to lead his team to the final once more in 2016 and go all the way this year in his second attempt at the title.

"I am very happy to sign for #FCGoa once again. We had a good tournament last year and I hope to make FC Goa champions this year. Consistency is the key for us and I am sure that we will do well once again this year under Zico's leadership. It is important to train hard and put in 100 per cent effort on the field in order to get maximum results. I hope to make the fans of Goa proud this year," he said.

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I Have Topped, Now Its Your Turn€™: Daughter Inspired Devendra For Paralympics Feat


Rio Paralympian and Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia has revealed that a "deal" with his six-year-old daughter propelled him to win a record second gold medal in the Paralympics.

Jiya, who would accompany Jhajaria to training in Rajasthan, struck a deal with her father that if she topped in the lower kindergarten exam, he would have to win a gold in Paralympics. Jhajaria, the only Indian to win two gold medals in Paralympics, told PTI from Rio after winning the men's F46 javelin throw shared.

She proudly phoned me to announce that 'I've topped, now it's your turn', something that kept on echoing in my ear when I entered the field at the Olympic Stadium. She would be the happiest person. I will wait for her to wake up and speak to her," he said after breaking his own world record that he set in Athens in 2004.

Devendra, in fact, stayed awake whole night and kept talking to his family and well wishers till 5am in Rio. Thanking every Indian for their constant support he shared,

Ab kya sona, ab hamein kuchh nahin hoga. Hum to Rashtriya Dhwaj ke saath celebration karenge (I won't get sleep anymore. I will celebrate with national tricolour)

Devendra's world record throw of 63.97 metre came in his third attempt as it bettered his own mark of 62.15m that he had produced for his maiden gold at the Athens Paralympics in 2004. Till then, Murlikant Petkar was the only Indian with an individual gold in Paralympics, while shooter Abhinav Bindra won an individual gold in Beijing Olympics four years later. It was a long wait for the the 35-year-old, who did not feature in the previous two Paralympics with the event missing from the Games' schedule.


Devendra falls under F46 classification, which denotes F for field events and the number 45-47 is for "upper limb(s) deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement". 

Before the #Paralympics, he trained from April-July in Kuortane, Finland, where he became friends with Kenyan thrower Julius Yego, whom he calls one of his biggest motivators. He (Yego) would tell me his story of penury, of how he slept on a broken cot and how he learnt javelin throw by watching YouTube.  It was quite an inspiration. If he can achieve after so much of hardships, why can't I? We would train for about seven hours. He would tell me I would surely win a gold in Rio. He went on to win a silver. I will speak to him soon, as he has been a strong force behind my success, Devendra said.

Jhajharia further said his mother Jivani Devi and wife Manju, a former national level kabaddi player, played a big role in his success. Since my childhood days, my mother kept me focussed and told me you concentrate on your sport. The rest 'we will look after'. She would not even phone me thinking that I would get disturbed all these days. She has so far kept on fulfilling my need but never took anything in return. My wife, on the other hand, left kabaddi so that she can take care of the family as I mostly stayed away. My father ensured that I get the farm-fresh lentils and wheat even when I'm away. 

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Deepa Malik - Daring To Dream, Key Motivation For Paralympics 2016 Silver Medal

#Rio2016 #Summer

The first Indian girl to clinch a Paralympic medal, a overjoyed #DeepaMalik says her F-53 shot put silver is a result of being daring sufficient to dream. Deepa's first throw of 4.61m from her six attempts turned into sufficient to clinch the silver medal.

"I dared to dream and that i have decision to work tough and the passion and perseverance to follow that dream. women often lose that and that i have ensured that my household isn't overlooked, my infants are doing neatly too," Deepa noted.

Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman to win a medal within the Paralympics. AP. A #paraplegic, #paralysed from waist down, Deepa is married to an army man and is a mother of two. The 45-year-ancient changed into consigned to the wheelchair 17 years in the past after being operated for a spinal tumour. She underwent 31 surgeries, which was healed after 183 stitches between her waist and legs.

"I'm very chuffed to win this medal and i am so completely satisfied that I may do this for my nation. I in reality want to thank my coaches and my trainers, activities Authority of India, and the activities Ministry for funding my working towards so fantastically.

"I additionally wish to thank my husband for being my skill trainer and my daughters for being my electricity and motivation. i am so eager to come again to India," she observed.

Deepa had won countrywide and foreign medals in swimming, before switching to athletics in 2009.

"I used to be the first biker, first swimmer, first rallyist (rally driver) and i am going to be the first Paralympian medallist. here is huge. I provide it to my daughters. I give it to my husband, my trainer, my country. i'm so excited," she observed.

Deepa may even have taken the gold, however for a mighty third throw of four.76m from Bahrain's Fatema Nedham, which became a regional listing. Dimitra Korokida claimed the bronze for Greece with an effort of 4.28m.

In 2009 Deepa became the primary adult with paraplegia to ride in a single of the realm's optimum and most intricate motor rallies within the Himalayas.

Deepa's success comes after two Indian guys – high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati – won gold and bronze respectively on the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

Deepa hoped that her achievements would inspire others to beat adversity.

"This is very huge. I am hoping my experience and the medal can function an idea for otherwise-abled people to escape from their social boundaries and pursue their goals," she said.

"I bear in mind when I first had the tumour all these years back, individuals thought i would be limited to my apartment right through my life with servants taking care of my every day wants," she introduced.

Deepa talked about she at all times wanted to be unbiased regardless of her incapacity.

"I needed to break out from that mold and took to swimming, motorsports and finally javelin and shot put. My aim became to turn into impartial despite my disability and these days because of recreation and the help of my household, I very tons am an independent particular person," she referred to.
youngsters Deepa's Paralympic efficiency will at all times be the top of her wearing profession, she's no stranger to successful awards and accolades for her nation.

In 2012 she turned into the oldest recipient to be honoured with the Arjuna Award on the age of 42. and he or she clinched a Para Asian video games medal in 2014 in Incheon. In the run up to these games at Rio, she additionally won a gold medal in Javelin Throw at the IPC Oceania Asian Championships in Doha and a silver medal in Shotput on the identical experience.

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Thursday 15 September 2016

Paralympics 2016 - Devendra Jhajaria Enters Record Books With Javelin Gold


#Devendra #Jhajaria made history in Rio when he hurled the #javelin a whopping 63.97 mts to claim the #Gold #Medal. Doubling that sweetness was a #WorldRecord feat ... Magificent Devendra doing India proud (with an impressive medal tally of 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze after 6 days of competition). Devendra broke his own world record of 62.15 mts set in #Athens2004

Devendra's story is right out of a #Bollywood potboiler.
Born to low earning family in Rajasthan, he met with a bizarre accident at the age of eight.
He was climbing a tree and accidentally came in contact with a high voltage electric line that rendered his left hand incapacitated.

However his love of sports and spurred on by his coach, he began training and playing track and field at top levels around the region and beyond. Soon, his talent and achievements became talk of the town, city, state and nation. 

He was conferred the #Arjuna #Award in 2005 after the Athens' Gold and #Padmashri Award in 2012.  

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Wednesday 14 September 2016

ISL 2016 : Cricket Has Outpriced Itself. I Love My Football: John Abraham


Actor-producer #JohnAbraham has been involved with a couple of carrying activities, together with marathons and soccer, for the past a number of years. He additionally owns an Indian tremendous League soccer team referred to as #NorthEastUnited #FC. However other actors are linked to distinct sports, he wants to focal point best on Indian football. He clarifies that he isn't taking a look at some other sports.

"Cricket, for starters, has outpriced itself. The game has reached a saturation factor [in India]. I am not aware of if any one should go there (purchase a cricket group). #Kabaddi is reasonably enjoyable, but I personally love #Football. Probably i will feel about it (purchasing an additional sports team) if a captivating deal comes up. but, at this time, it's all about #Soccer for me. I additionally are looking to aid improve the north-east states. i love that region," says John.

"I consider, a part of me belongs to the north-east. Love the individuals there. So, this is one purpose I actively wish to do loads of social work there through my soccer crew. It pains me to view the floods in Assam these days. It disturbed me to see the rhinos in Kaziranga [National Park] half-submerged in water, operating on the streets. It hurts me an awful lot to see that," says the actor.

John insists that via his soccer club, he's trying "to do as a whole lot as possible" to guide the individuals of Assam and other areas of north-east India. "I consider the one area that i would like to actively get involved in is #CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).

#BTown's #Soccer frenzy
A few Bollywood stars are linked to a soccer league:
* #RanbirKapoor co-owns the #Mumbai football membership Mumbai #Metropolis #FC
* #AbhishekBachchan co-owns the Chennai soccer crew #Chennaiyin #FC, anyway a kabaddi team (Jaipur)
* The Pune membership #FC #PuneCity is co-owned by  #HrithikRoshan
* #VarunDhawan become the Brand ambassador of the club #FCGoa for the first two seasons
* Reportedly, #ShahRukhKhan is interested in purchasing a Kolkata-based franchise of the football tournament. He already co-owns a cricket group #KolkataKnightRiders.

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Paralympics 2016: Belgian Paralympian Medalist Has Euthanasia Papers Organized?

#Paralympics 2016 

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who stunned and saddened the world along with her revelation that she desires to be euthanized, says she's no longer able to die fairly yet.

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort in action at the Rio Paralympics 2016. Reuters

Vervoort spoke of in Rio on Sunday that she's still considering that euthanasia to break out a lifetime of insufferable actual pain -- only now not now.

A silver medal on Saturday within the 400m wheelchair race at the Rio Paralympics has helped remind her of the first rate issues she's been living for.
however at a press conference the place she showed off the medal and flashed a victory sign, she additionally talked soberly about how she may additionally conclusion all of it.

"I actually have my (euthanasia) papers in my hand, however i'm nevertheless enjoying each little moment. When the moment comes when I actually have extra dangerous days than good days, then I have my euthanasia papers, however the time isn't there yet," she told the shocked journalists.

She established that this could be her remaining competition and that she had signed the forms to be euthanized back in 2008.

Vervoort, 37, suffers a degenerative muscle ailment that motives consistent pain, paralysis in her legs and leaves her barely in a position to sleep. She become simply 14 when the prognosis become made and progressively her lifestyles grew to become torture.

A Paralympic 100m gold medalist and 200m silver medalist in the 2012 London games, her silver in Rio caps a distinguished profession in a activity that she loves. Next comes making an attempt to appreciate her lifestyles off the music, she referred to, however euthanasia will all the time be there as an choice if things get too painful.

"After the Paralympic video games, when I quit, i am going to take pleasure in each little moment in my existence and that i'm going to put extra energy in my family unit and friends, which I couldn't do with appropriate sports as a result of I needed to instruct each day," she stated.

Vervoort described her physical condition as a continuing combat, saying her eyesight became "very bad. I see handiest 20 % and that i have a lot of epileptic attacks. What's next?"

The ability to be legally euthanized, she mentioned, basically gave her the braveness to preserve going provided that she has. sarcastically, this gifted sportswoman has turn into anything of a spokeswoman for the controversial field.

Vervoort said euthanasia ought to no longer be characterized as "homicide."
"It gives a sense of leisure to people," she observed.

"If I hadn't gotten those (euthanasia) papers I feel i'd have already got committed suicide because it's very difficult to live with so tons pain and struggling.

"I know when it's ample for me, I actually have those papers," she added.

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Tuesday 13 September 2016

US Open 2016 David Fearnhead Recalls The New Womens Era In Tennis

Sportswriter and broadcaster David Fearnhead, women's Tennis weblog's pal and lengthy-time contributor, shares his speakme facets from US Open 2016.
On the activities radio show I work on, this past Thursday evening, my co-presenter requested me a question:
It's surely just a walkover for Serena?
It become a set-up. He knew that's what many would be thinking, however he additionally knew that I didn't agree:
Karolina Pliskova is a real probability. along with her height and lengthy levers, she's bought a deadly serve. sure, she doesn't motor as well as say Simona Halep, but then who does. Pliskova may smartly derail Serena's run on the 23.
I went on to tell the listeners:
Don't neglect it changed into this stage closing yr that Roberta Vinci led to an enormous upset. Serena may have equalled Steffi Graf's 22, however 23 is still to be finished, and when Serena performs background, she has a tendency to tighten up. Lightening may strike twice.

I also spoke of Caroline Wozniacki's lack of equipment to hurt Kerber:
Kerber might not have this sort of complications in opposition t Wozniacki.
while it is tremendous to see the Dane lower back on the company-conclusion of a Grand Slam, she nonetheless struggles with the same weak spot of a game without any big weapons. If she was hoping to wear Kerber down, then it became a strategy that was doomed to fail.


So who would play within the remaining?
definitely Kerber. I actually have an inkling Serena will choke up again, but it's simply an inkling. i am no longer prepared to put any of my own funds on it.
the important thing ingredient for me was Pliskova, she regarded so calm and composed all match. She become enjoying without fear, she was looking as if this turned into her event and as if in a 12 months of first time Grand Slam champions she would be including her name to that list.


NO issues
Pliskova's title tilt had developed silently without any individual, myself blanketed, in reality taking note of her until the fourth round, when she dispatched Venus Williams in three sets, even though she necessary a tiebreak to do it. Her demolition of Ana Konjuh in below an hour signalled she become going to be a problem to Serena. 

She became absolutely in the variety of her career. even though, I'm certain few estimated that 6-2 opener or the hour-lengthy set that adopted, when Pliskova held her nerve to make her first Grand Slam last. That was the aspect that almost all impressed me, how calm she appeared all through all of it. in the noisiest Grand Slam of them all, she played with freedom, unencumbered via nerves or self-doubt.

The signs had no longer been there within the different majors the place Pliskova become searching a lot extra of a doubles professional with two semifinals in Australia and Wimbledon. This 12 months in singles she's did not get past the 2d circular at both the French and at Wimbledon. The massive in shape mentality wasn't general until it become shown. Now it's there we'll need to see if this become only 1 of those freak tournaments or if she's a true contender who may be again for extra.


Angelique Kerber is not just a contender. She's a proven winner, two Grand Slams in a year, the brand new world no 1. The confidence of already being a Grand Slam champion showed. Even when Pliskova fought again to take the second set, Kerber held her nerve. She didn't panic. She steadied herself, regained her composure and got here again at her.

Kerber is a participant whose success has been built on challenging work. She was born devoid of extremely good peak, she's developed her energy within the fitness center, she's developed her online game on the courtroom and she's developed a fantastic mentality from years on the tour. Are we now in the new era of Kerber? quite possibly, the handiest ladies i will suppose of who can definitely cease her within the majors, if you appear past that surprise Monica Puig outcomes in Rio, is Serena. 

Garbine Muguruza is the viable exception, however she has to prove she will get again to her French Open kind and do it on different surfaces. could women's tennis finally get the real contention it's been expecting? an awful lot of that allows you to rely on how Serena comes returned in 2017.


and i cannot wrap issues up devoid of citing Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek Sands, who are lower back to Grand Slam doubles winning techniques. The champions of each the Australian and the French Opens in 2015, have now added a third title. or not it's chiefly captivating for Safarova, who'd been hospitalised with a bacterial infection in late 2015. 

The title in the US comes just a couple of weeks after she and Czech compatriot Barbora Strycova took bronze in Rio. team Bucie now just want subsequent year's Wimbledon crown to compete the Quartet.

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Rio Paralympics 2016: Lauren Steadman Aiming For Para-Triathlon Gold

#Paralympics2016 #Rio2016

British Para-triathlete Lauren Steadman competed at the two old Paralympics as a swimmer. She says she can deal with the power of being a gold medal winner in Rio at her third Paralympics. The 23-year-ancient accomplished medals as a swimmer at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, and is undefeated for more than two years after switching sports.

She will attempt to emulate Andy Lewis, who won the men's event on Saturday.
"There's pressure, however I'm a much better, greater skilled athlete now," she told.

Steadman was born without an appropriate forearm will compete in the #Triathlon. After switching activities in 2013, she won world titles in 2014 and 2015.

"I'm feeling very strong in the intervening time. I've no longer had any injuries and fortunately am all back to ordinary after my bike crash," she noted.

"It become a extremely technical path, with one hundred thirty extra turns than we'll have in Rio and i was just coming into probably the most corners after I went over a cobble so complicated that my prosthesis became knocked off the handlebars with such force I got here off.

Head coach Jonathan Riall believes Steadman has eventually 'discovered her recreation' after two Paralympic cycles as a swimmer. "I don't are expecting her to be overawed, but she is capable she's certainly not been in before - as one of the favored athletes," he told a popular sports channel.

Having already claimed European and World titles, gold in Rio would finished a career 'grand slam' of Honours.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Rio Paralympics 2016: Ankur Dhama Bows Out Despite Finishing 2nd In Heats

#Paralympics 2016 #Rio2016

India's Ankur Dhama bowed out of the primary round of the men's 1500 m event despite completing 2nd in his heat on the Paralympic games at Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

File photo of Ankur Dhama. Image Courtesy: Twitter/Media_SAI

Deniz Semih of Turkey clocked a time of 4:11.75 to increase from heat 1.
Dhama clocked a time of (4:37:61) in heat 1, a few seconds ahead of Raxon Oscar (4:57:22) of Guatemala. However his timing was not adequate to ensure a spot in the semi-finals. As in line with the guidelines, the winners and three most beneficial losers from the primary round progress to the next round.

Kimani Mushai of Kenya registered his season's most advantageous time of 4:04.50 to win heat 2. Second positioned Santos Odair (4:05.34) of Brazil additionally recorded his most excellent efficiency this season however could not make the cut for the semis. Bill Wilson clocked a private better of 4:13.20 to win heat three and develop into the 2nd Kenyan to boost to the next stage.

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US Open 2016: Stan The Man Beats Novak For US Open Crown

#USOpen #Tennis 2016
#Mens #Singles Final

#StanWawrinka is the new #USOpen Champion.
In a grueling marathon final against World No. 1 #NovakDjokovic, he had to bring all his strength, courage, stamina and reserves to upstage the legend in 4 sets 6-7(1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 under the lit Arthur Ashe stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York.

After losing the first set to the defending champion in the tie-break, Stan broke Novak to take the second set and level the scores at 1 set a piece. The third set was another marathon until Stan managed to submit the champion into mistakes for a break of serve. 2-1 and everyone was getting ready for a thriller knowing very well about Novak's back-from-the-brink miracles in the past. However, it was not be. Stan was ready and poised to win his third grand slam and he duly subdued Djokovic to win the match in 4 sets.

This win puts Stan Wawrinka amongst the already growing tough club of men's tennis with Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray already slugging it out against each other on the tour. Great to see new faces especially when the old ones like Fedex and Rafa are beginning to fade away...

The loss ends a rather poor second half of the year for Novak after a brilliant first one.
Shock early loss at #Wimbledon, Early exit from the #Olympics and now this finals loss at #USOpen. He will have a lot to think about as players look ahead to year end championships and 2017.

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Sunday 11 September 2016

US Open 2016: Angelique Kerber Wins Womens Crown Becomes World No 1

#USOpen2016 #Tennis
#Women's #Singles #Final

#Angelique #Kerber is the new US Open Champion and is rising up the ladder in women's tennis by the day. Ready to follow #SteffiGraf footsteps? 

In a hard fought three setter, Kerber downed #Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a grueling game of power and stamina. Both players game their absolute everything but Kerber stole the show. Brilliant tennis all round and this could be a new era in women's tennis with some solid competition brewing up in Kerber for Serena.

Not only did Angelique win the crown, she ensured she will end the year as World No. 1 - another feather in her cap (she won two majors this year - Australian Open and US Open).

Still making waves even after the magnificent #Australian #Open win prior this yr. Serena #Williams seems to be the star on a slide and we are looking at a brand new queen in world tennis. The #German is sensational to be honest. whereas she isn't very comfy on clay, she has made the last 4 at #Wimbledon this year.

(Serena Williams loses in semifinals to Karolina Pliskova)
Whats next for Serena? She is simply outstanding but has been missing out on many majors in contemporary times, continually making the semifinals and finals. The American has already received 22 Majors and desires three greater to win an international list 25. 

There's little doubt that a brand new period in women's tennis has began with Kerber reaching the USA Open last and Serena bowing out within the semifinal. and eventually we have considered a metamorphosis in the rankings.

Women's tennis has lacked a true rivalry and that has likely stored the enthusiasts away. However we can also have this race between Kerber and Serena as the new contention that can also reinvent ladies's tennis in all places again. Of course it is a little bit early to say anything but the incontrovertible fact that there is some hope isn't unhealthy, not in any respect.

Men's tennis has dominated the headlines for far too long and what ladies's tennis wants more than the rest is a very good contention. The type that noticed Steffi Graf go toe to toe against #Monica #Seles, The form that gave a new air to the ladies's game. Kerber may be the answer and she can give #Serena greater than a run for her money and that could be the thing that the ladies's game requires.

Well done Angelique .. look forward to your competition with Serena in the coming years. 

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Paralympics 2016 News: Marlyappan Thingualu Gives India First Gold

#India wins their first gold at #Paralympics2016

#India wins their first #Gold at 2016 Summer Paralympics
India's #Marlyappan #Thingualu has won his nation's first gold in these Paralympics #Highjump with a leap of 1.89m. 

After his successful jump, he headed to the edge of the song where he met fellow countryman#VarunSingh #Bhati the #Bronze winner to have fun. Everyone wrapped a flag round themselves. When you consider that India got here into these games with eight medals all -time this is a massive night for India. Good going!

Considering the Summer Olympics yielded only 2 medals for India overall, 2 in one day and in one event is a massive boost for Indian sports. This should inspire not just the para but regular athletes too. More medals expected for India as the games go on...

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Saturday 10 September 2016

US Open 2016: Djokovic Beats Gael Monfils To Meet Wawrinka In Finals

#USOpen2016 #Tennis
#Mens #Singles

#Djokovic's 6-2 3-6 6-2 victory on a sweltering, humid day in NY that left gamers hunched over within the fourth set featured the world No. 1 taking part in a degree with a ripped shirt and showman Monfils getting booed -- perhaps a first in his career -- for his antics. Indeed, after a whole lot had been made about Monfils being greater focused on courtroom this year, his display within the first two units can be regarded a step backwards.

Djokovic will now take on Stan Wawrinka in the US Open remaining after Wawrinka received his semifinal healthy against Japan's Kei Nishikori 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-2.

"The guy is too good," Monfils said. "I simply (had) to change. I think I am gutsy to are trying that against the world No. 1. five love, I show you that I play in a (non) tutorial approach.

"I might not win a fit like that however i will win possibly quarter-hour, two more video games, one more game. i will be able to push him a little bit to also shelter myself ... and put him out of his steadiness. It changed into an outstanding approach, I feel."

"You can't play that well coming right into a semifinal and put in an effort like that for 2 sets," even with the stifling climate, former US Open finalist Greg Rusedski talked about on Eurosport.

Djokovic had developed into the first participant to reach a grand slam semifinal profiting from three retirements and/or walkovers, which he mentioned helped him as he tries to recover from arm, wrist and shoulder accidents. however it's clear he is nevertheless struggling physically.

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Pliskova Stuns Serena In US Open 2016 Semis

#USOpen2016 #Tennis
#FlushingMeadows #NewYork

Just a day ago, we were gushing about #Serena awesome feat of becoming the first player (both men and women included) to hold maximum match wins (308) in #GrandSlam tournaments. She was looking in ominous form and blazing past her opponents in style. 

As luck would have it, with all the limelight on her, she decided to show that she is only mortal. Playing #KarolinaPliskova in the #Semifinals of the women's singles draw should have been a cake walk on any other day to enter the finals of yet another grand slam and history in the making.

Not to be. It was #Pliskova who had other plans. And she went about it precisely, catching #Serena offguard in the first set and wrapping it up 6-2 easily.

Serena picked it up in the second set but Pliskova held on to push the game into a tie-breaker.
Serena tried and tried, but Pliskove held her firm. This was her day. She broke Serena and completed the most famous victory of her career.

She will face #Angelique #Kerber of Germany in the finals on Saturday, 10th Sep 2016.

As for Serena, she will take it as on off day and move on.
Greater heights and laurels await her in coming days ... she is the legend!

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Friday 9 September 2016

Paralympics 2016 News: Jonnie Peacock Crowns Wonderful Britain Gold Rush

#Peacock gathering his gold

Jonnie Peacock is the Paralympic champion, winning in a time of 10.81 seconds. New Zealander Liam Malone finished 2d, whereas Germany's Felix Streng was third. Peacock's extremely good American rival Jarryd Wallace complete out of the medals, however Peacock has annihilated this container. He changed into the simplest competitor to run a sub-eleven 2d time.

They simply held the medal ceremony within the Olympic Stadium and Jonnie Peacock has been given his gold medal. After a brief conversation together with his fellow medalists they wrapped their fingers around every different. His beginning changed into relatively slow, but as soon as he hit his stride he pulled far from the leisure of the container to win at a canter and take his 2d Paralympic gold.

Shock Upset in Girls's 100m China's Wenjun Lu has beaten world checklist holder Tatyana McFadden in the girls's 100m T fifty four last.

Another Medal for Amazing Britain Swimmer Stephanie Slater has won the silver in one hundred m s8. Ukraine's Kateryna Istomina gained the gold and the united states's Jess long took the bronze. This has been quite a night for team GB.

#Ellie #Robinson picks up her gold medal
Ellie Robinson has won the ladies's 50m butterfly - S6 at the age of simply 15.
A new megastar changed into born in the Paralympic swimming pool tonight, when 15-12 months-historic Ellie Robinson won the 50m butterfly S6 for group GB. She's simply been presented together with her gold medal and is now standing for the British countrywide anthem. I'm completely satisfied a bit dissatisfied to file that she did not put on her scary anorak, which appears like whatever thing a go between Arsene Wenger and Emperor Darth Sidius could wear, on to the rostrum.

Tatyana McFadden wins silver for united states of america
Wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden, a byword for versatility who began existence in a Soviet orphanage before being adopted through the American mums who adopted her, came into these video games focused on seven gold medals in pursuits from 100m to the marathon. She has no longer got off to the superb birth, completing 2d in her first experience, the 100m. She's removed from downbeat in her put up-race interview and says she's longing for a rare time without work the next day before tackling her subsequent six disciplines.

#Tatyana #McFadden has entire second within the first of seven distinct routine she'll be contesting at these games. photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AP
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Extra on Clegg's gold She won her semi-ultimate, turned into disqualified, reinstated, and now she's triumphed in the last ... by the dermis of her teeth. Libby Clegg wins gold, beating China's Guonhua Zhou on the nod to win through two hundreths of a 2nd. It's her first Paralympic gold after successful silvers in Beijing and London. That's three gold medals for exquisite Britain on the tune to this point this evening.

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