Rio de Janeiro: A stunner at the Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps was beaten. Rather handily at that. The most decorated athlete in Olympic history couldnt pull off one of his patented comebacks in the 100-meter butterfly, easily held off by a swimmer a decade ... Mathrubhumi, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Katinka Hosszu of Hungary celebrates winning Gold in the Women's 100m Backstroke. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won the women's Olympic 100 meters backstroke on Monday to claim her second gold of the Rio Games, edging out Kathleen Baker of the United States. Canada's Kylie Masse and China's Fu Yuanhui tied for bronze, with the top four separated by just 0.31 seconds. Australian world champion Emily Seebohm, swimming in an outside lane, set the early ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘I just felt like I didn't really get off social media and get into my own head’ ‘When people tell you a thousand times 'You'll get the gold', somewhere in your mind you are going to say 'you've done it’ IMAGE: Emily Seebohm of Australia celebrates with her teammates. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images. Emily Seebohm is turning off the Twitter taps, and saying farewell to Facebook, as the Australian swimmer seeks success at this month's Rio Olympics. Four years ago in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Visa Inc, operator of the world's largest payments network, said on Wednesday it had signed sponsorship deals with all ten members of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) refugee team, essentially becoming their first corporate sponsor. The IOC introduced its inaugural refugee team in June to draw global attention to the plight of refugees. The athletes, six men and four women will compete in the sports of swimming, judo and athletics and march with the Olympic flag just before host ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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