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
World Championships (1 medal: 1 gold)
- Singles: 1st (2013)
Asian Games (1 medal: 1 silver)
- Team: 2nd (2010)
Asian Championships (2 medals: 1 gold, 1 bronze)
- Singles: 1st (2015)
- Team: 3rd (2016)
The world number 1 with her eyes on the top prize
2013 badminton world champion Ratchanok Intanon heads to Rio hoping to become the first Thai woman to win an Olympic gold medal outside of weightlifting.
The 21-year-old, who began playing at the age of 6, has always made her sporting ambitions clear: "To win an Olympic gold medal and to be number 1 in the world." She is already halfway there, having topped the women's singles rankings for the first time in April 2016.
Intanon has been on phenomenal form on the road to Rio, with a win on home soil at the Thailand Masters, followed by successive world superseries titles in India, Malaysia and Singapore.
Badminton's rising star, who reached the quarter-finals in London 2012 as a 17-year-old, is now hoping to make history in Brazil.
|1||Women's Singles, Group Stage, Group L, Intanon v Tolmoff||2 (21-14 21-13)|
|1||Women's Singles, Group Stage, Group L, Intanon v Yip P Y||2 (21-18 21-12)|
|2||Women's Singles, Last 16, Yamaguchi v Intanon||0 (19-21 16-21)|
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2