Ritu Phogat’s MMA coach Siyar Bahadurzada believes that the erstwhile wrestler is blessed with “tremendous strength” and will put her best foot (and punch) forward.
Nou Srey made it clear that her famed Kun Khmer skills will be her go-to option. Kum Khmer, or Pradal Serey, is a traditional Cambodian boxing form. It is a stand-up martial art but unlike boxing, the practitioners are allowed to use their elbows too.
Since her last bout, against Wu Chiao Chen on 28 February, Phogat claims to have worked hard on Muay Thai and Brazilian jiujitsu besides improving her boxing skills, and she aims to 'shock' her Cambodian opponent on 30 October.
"We don’t have to tell our bowlers to bowl fast, they just do. A bowler like Nortje likes to run in and let it rip, which is what he is doing and getting noticed for. We don't have to tell him to try and bowl 160 kmph," Delhi Capitals' bowling coach Ryan Harris said.
“I don’t see me and Saina hitting top form for a month, at least. But, we hope to be ready by January, when tournaments resume,” Kashyap said.
Two playoffs appearances in 12 attempts, the last one being six years back, do not inspire much confidence in Kings XI Punjab, neither does their propensity to lose steam midway through the tournament with alarming regularity. Will IPL 2020 be any different?
After two disappointing races at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza, F1's first visit to the beautiful Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit in the rolling Tuscan hills marks Ferrari's achievement in being the first to enter 1,000 Grand Prix.
Daren Sammy interview: ‘If there's injustice and your voice can make a difference, don't stay silent'
St Lucia Zouks’ skipper Daren Sammy spoke exclusively to Firstpost on his leadership philosophies ahead of the Caribbean Premier League final against Trinbago Knight Riders.
The phenomenon of athletes turning anchors or interviewers began as an experiment but seems on course to become a trend, both in India and elsewhere. A slew of current and former sportspersons have taken to the format, and dare one say, are doing an exceptionally fine job too.
LaLiga: ‘There was life before Lionel Messi, there will be life after him,’ says league’s India head
"Life moves on. It is always sad when you lose the best player in the world, but we don’t see it affecting our business," LaLiga India MD Jose Antonio Cachaza said.
"I rely on flight and spin to get wickets. I bowl to get the batsmen out, not to stop runs. If you are an accurate spinner, it becomes far easier to bowl attacking lengths," Delhi Capitals' leg-spinner Amit Mishra said.
'There were days when we didn't know where the next meal will come from,' Khel Ratna Rani Rampal on her journey
"I won't rest till I win an Olympic medal. Even after all these years, what keeps me going is the honour of wearing the India jersey. That joy is incomparable," Rani said on being conferred with the Khel Ratna award.
What does an archetypical Indian athlete represent in modern India? What explains the sense of entitlement of some of our elite sportspersons and their deafening silence on issues of society and misgovernance? As another National Sports Day passes by, it is worth remembering that at its core, sport stands for courage, conviction, and fairness.
'Will bring an Olympic gold next year, Khel Ratna will follow,' says boxer Vikas Krishan after missing out on top honour for second time
When I will return with Olympic gold, the committee will have to acknowledge my performance and recommend me for a Khel Ratna," Vikas, only the second Indian boxer to qualify for three Olympics, said.
"Since the matches will be played on two grounds only, I expect a lot more wear and tear of the pitch, which means spinners will have a greater role to play in this year's CPL," Sammy said.
National Sports Awards 2020: 'Kept believing mera time aayega,' says luge legend Shiva Keshavan on belated Arjuna recommendation
'I kept believing, mera time ayega (my time will come), and maybe it is finally here. Everything in life happens at the best time,' India's luge exponent Shiva Keshavan said.
Virat Kohli completes 12 years in international cricket today. We look back at his journey from West Delhi to the summit of international cricket.
MS Dhoni retires: The most cerebral cricketer I have come across, says former India keeper Deep Dasgupta on MSD
"Dhoni's career is worth studying. It may be difficult to replicate, but if you look at the fundamentals on which he based his career, it will serve as a brilliant teacher," former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta said.
MS Dhoni retires: Cricketing legend and inscrutable enigma who launched a million middle class dreams
Dhoni was no saint, no God, and fairly enough, never pretended to be one. For all the insanely public lives Indian cricketers live, he succeeded in creating an island for himself and his family, and in the process, secured his legacy in the annals of India's rich cricketing history.