Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash

Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash

Sept 18 - An Iranian Para-cyclist has died after a crash during the men's C4-5 road race at the Rio Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee said Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, suffered cardiac arrest after the incident on a "mountainous stretch" of circuit. "The ambulance then diverted to the nearby Unimed Rio Hospital in Barra where he passed away soon after arrival,"...

Sri Lanka wins first medal at Paralympics 2016

Sri Lanka wins first medal at Paralympics 2016

Sept 14 (NIA) - Sri Lankan athlete, Dinesh Priyantha won the bronze medal in Men's Javelin Throw event at the Rio Paralympics 2016, winning the first medal for Sri Lanka in the Rio games. Priyantha cleared a distance of 58.23 metres, recording his personal best, on Tuesday (13). He finished behind India's Devendra and China's Chunliang Guo. Devendra won the gold...

Winner or loser, an Olympian is equally likely to end up in clinical depression

Winner or loser, an Olympian is equally likely to end up in clinical depression

John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro/The Atlantic Despite their varying degrees of success, many Olympians will have the same surprise waiting for them back home: a feeling that life suddenly seems ordinary. This emotional drop, in its most acute form, might be called post-Olympic depression—or, to borrow a phrase from the sports psychologist Scott Goldman, the director of the Performance Psychology...

Three Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009 killed in an encounter on Saturday

Three Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009 killed in an encounter on Saturday

Lahore, August 28 (Dawn): Four accused terrorists ─ three of whom had been charged with involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3,2009 in Lahore ─ were killed Saturday night, Punjab's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said in a statement early Sunday. "On Aug 27 at about 11pm, a CTD team was taking accused terrorists involved in...

Goodbye ‘Dilscoop’, Dilshan to retire after Australia series

Goodbye ‘Dilscoop’, Dilshan to retire after Australia series

Aug 25 - Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia, the swashbuckling opener announced on Thursday. "I have decided to retire from the ODIs after the third match in Dambulla (on Sunday) and will play the two Twenty20s and then retire completely," Dilshan told local media. After the conclusion of the...

Usain Bolt pictured with another mystery woman as he parties into the small hours for second night in London

Usain Bolt pictured with another mystery woman as he parties into the small hours for second night in London

Danny Boyle London, August 25/The Telegraph: Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, has been pictured with another mystery woman on a second night out in London as he continues to celebrate his Rio Olympic success. The athlete - who was earlier this week pictured with a Brazilian student amid rumours he would be marrying his girlfriend Kasi Bennett after the Games - was...

Pakistan becomes number one Test team in the world

Pakistan becomes number one Test team in the world

Karachi, August 22 (Dawn): Pakistan's Test team made history Monday as it clinched the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings after the rain-hit fourth and last Test between the West Indies and India ended as a draw. Misbah-ul-Haq was delighted to become the first Pakistan captain to inspire his side to the top of the Test rankings. ICC-cricket.com...

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