World Archery lifts suspension on India with conditions
Indian archers are now free to compete under the national flag and focus on their preparations for Tokyo Olympics.
Pullela Gopichand blames Prakash Padukone for encouraging Saina Nehwal to leave Hyderabad
Saina's decision to join Padukone's facility in Bengaluru in 2014 wasn't beneficial for the player, Gopichand reveals in new book.
Bryan Habana: World Cup legacy can lead to Olympic gold
Bryan Habana believes South Africa's stunning Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan can inspire a generation to Olympic rugby sevens gold in Tokyo next year.
Kenya eyes jail sentences for athletes caught doping
Kenyan athletes are known especially for their long- and middle-distance running prowess, but the East African nation has been caught up in a string of doping scandals over the past five years.
UK Athletics to review handling of Nike Oregon Project probe
UK Athletics (UKA) has commissioned an independent review into the way an investigation looking at body's relationship with the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) was handled
Archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat secure Olympic quota
Deepika Kumari struck gold, while Ankita Bhakat picked up silver at the Continental Qualification Tournament held on the sidelines of the Asian Championships.
- Date of birth
Olympic Games (2 medals: 2 gold)
- Singles: 1st (2008, 2012)
World Championships (6 medals: 5 gold, 1 silver)
- Singles: 1st (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), 2nd (2005)
Thomas Cup / World Team Championships (7 medals: 5 gold, 2 bronze)
- Team: 1st (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012), 3rd (2002, 2014)
Asian Games (7 medals: 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
- Singles: 1st (2010, 2014), 2nd (2006)
- Team: 1st (2006, 2010), 2nd (2014), 3rd (2002)
Asian Championships (7 medals: 4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
- Singles: 1st (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015), 2nd (2001), 3rd (2008, 2012)
"Super Dan" targeting an unprecedented triple
Lin Dan has a chance to underline his status as the greatest badminton player of all time as he bids for a third straight Olympic title in Rio.
"Super Dan" is the only player to have won all 9 major badminton titles, including 2 Olympic golds (2008, 2012) and 5 world championship crowns.
After becoming the first man to successfully defend the men's singles title, at London 2012, the Chinese star battled with injury, slipping out of the world's top 100 by 2014.
But with Rio on the horizon, the 32-year-old looks back at his best. In April 2016, he beat compatriot Chen Long - the 2-time reigning world champion and world number 1 - to win the China Masters. Bring on the Games.
|1||Men's Singles, Group Stage, Group E, Lin D v Obernosterer||2 (21-5 21-11)|
|1||Men's Singles, Group Stage, Group E, Lin D v Malkov||2 (21-18 21-7)|
|1||Men's Singles, Group Stage, Group E, Lin D v T.M. Nguyen||2 (21-7 21-12)|
|1||Men's Singles, Quarterfinal, Lin D v Kidambi||2 (21-6 11-21 21-18)|
|2||Men's Singles, Semifinal, C.W. Lee v Lin D||1 (21-15 11-21 20-22)|
|2||Men's Singles, Bronze medal match, Lin D v Axelsen||1 (21-15 10-21 17-21)|
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2