Many years later, when Tejaswin Shankar replays videos of his jumps in Birmingham and the medal ceremony, he will recall how he had consciously tethered his mind to singular, non-distracted focus.
The physical effort was there for all to see. The mental side of Neeraj Chopra's game in the World Championships javelin throw final was not so apparent.
Neeraj Chopra checks all basics to ease into World Athletics Championships final; Rohit Yadav, Eldhose Paul join in
Neeraj Chopra's calm, even matter-of-fact demeanour communicated that his 88.39m throw in qualification was only part of the job – the real deal would come in the final
Neeraj Chopra set National Records twice recently - in Finland and Sweden - but didn't top the charts. At worlds, he would hope to triumph at TrackTown.
More than anyone else, Nikhat Zareen will know that she needs to perform to her potential in the Asian Games and the Olympic Games before she can think of resting on the oars.
At a time when Roger Federer and Serena Williams, both 40, have not officially retired, it does come across as strange that a 25-year-old World No 1 should be calling it time on her sport.
With the cricket ball in his hand, Warne invoked magic, challenged batsmen to be not drawn by that and wooed the lovers of magic to watch him cast spells
As the spotlight falls on Yash Dhull, important for young batter to stay grounded and respect his craft
After leading the India Under-19 side to the World Cup trophy, Yash Dhull slammed a century on his First-Class debut to start his senior career in style.
Why does sport need athlete inclusion procedures? What is the history and how has it evolved? What is the IOC’s policy? All questions answered.
Emotionally charged Virat Kohli, a product of the times, chose courage to stand apart as India captain
Over the past seven years, Virat Kohli has been the force driving the Indian team to produce such memorable results, making it believe that it could turn the tide and stun the opposition even when the chips were down.
In seeking to set the record straight, Virat Kohli seems to have taken on the might of a Board, which does not believe in clear communication.
If the BCCI's thinktank was looking for a succession plan, it may have plumped for a younger captain. But it does seem that such a plan was not quite the agenda.
One of the reasons for the higher level of energy is the return to Mitchell Marsh as the primary all-rounder.
The use of the crease and the variation Zampa brought into play with his deft wrist work were the key factors that allowed him to prey on the already muddled minds of the Bangladesh line-up
T20 World Cup 2021: Indian stars finally shine in clinical win over Afghanistan, but more help is required
India’s survival instincts kicked in against Afghanistan. But a second helping will be needed for India to get to the semi-finals.
it is clear as day that Bangladesh batsmen did not have the intent needed to brighten things up for themselves, their bowlers and their fans.
T20 World Cup 2021: South Africa avoid the C-word, win over Sri Lanka could prove to be turning point
David Miller and Kagiso Rabada had to stay focussed on the task of getting 28 runs in the final two overs rather than let dismal thoughts cross their thoughts.
Asked to bat first on a sluggish track, the West Indian big guns embraced a glory-or-bust approach and misfired so much that the bowlers’ heroics in defending 142 seemed grossly inadequate.
Uninitiated in the business of the unreal pressure of India-Pakistan cricket matches, they were able to do what was expected of them.
South Africa will have realised that the show of character and intensity must extend across the match rather than surface in one half.