Legendary Indian thespian Dilip Kumar, passed away on Wednesday morning after prolonged bouts of illnesses, his family and aides said. His last rites are held at the Juhu Muslim Cemetery in Santacruz west, Mumbai.
The legendary artist’s funeral will take place with full state honours, as per the instructions of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
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As athletics records continue to fall at the Olympics, adulation and incredulity at such extreme examples of human endeavour are being followed by more sober reflection as fans try to quantify the impact of carbon shoe technology and the Tokyo track. Endurance athletes on the road have spent the last few years insisting that it is their training and dedication, not their carbon-plated, thick-soled shoes, that are the key factors in a series of amazing records, and now it is the turn of track athletes over the shorter distances. The two 400 metres hurdles races in Tokyo this week have given the most dramatic indication that "something odd is going on."
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Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix shared an emotional poolside video call with her father, the reality TV personality Fred Sirieix, after finishing seventh in an extraordinary Olympic 10m platform final that saw an unknown 14-year-old Chinese diver twice deliver perfection.
TOKYO (Reuters) -The United States women's team won the Olympics bronze medal with Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd scoring two goals each in a 4-3 win over Australia in Kashima on Thursday. The Americans, World Cup winners in 2019, had gone into the Tokyo Games as heavy favourites for gold but after some underwhelming displays were beaten by Canada in the semi-finals. Rapinoe fired the U.S. ahead in the eighth minute direct from a corner which Aussie keeper Teagan Micah flapped at.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Germany's Annika Schleu underscored her medal ambitions by posting the top results by a wide margin in the fencing ranking round of the women's modern pentathlon competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Schleu, who narrowly missed out on a medal at the 2016 Rio Games when she placed fourth, finished the ranking round with 274 points, in front of South Korea's Kim Se-hee (244) and Ireland's Natalya Coyle (238). In contrast Britain's Joseph Choong, the 2019 world championship silver medallist, and the Russian Olympic Committee's (ROC) Alexander Lifanov, the runner-up at the 2021 worlds, finished level on 250 points.
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Jason Kenny's hold on the Olympic sprint title is over after the British track cycling great was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Dutch flier Harrie Lavreysen on Thursday. The 33-year-old Kenny had battled his way through to the last eight after he needed a repechage win in the previous round, but was no match for world champion Lavreysen who powered past him for comfortable wins in both races. Kenny, who won three gold medals in Rio, became Britain's most decorated Olympian when he took a silver behind the Dutch in the team sprint earlier this week.
The combined age of teenagers Sky Brown, Sakura Yosozumi and Kokona Hiraki topping the podium at the women’s park skateboarding final on Wednesday was a mind boggling 44. But while most of us must have looked at that statistic in awe at the incredible athletic ability of these youngest of competitors, for those in the men’s version of the same event it must have been a chastening bit of maths.
Brazil's hopes of retaining their Olympic men's volleyball title were crushed on Thursday after they lost a thrilling four-set semi-final to the Russian team at the Tokyo Games. The Russians had beaten Brazil in straight sets in the preliminary round and advanced to the final after a 18-25 25-21 26-24 25-23 victory over the world's top ranked team. Maxim Mikhaylov led the way for the Russians with 22 points and two blocks while Egor Kliuka added 15 points and Ivan Iakovlev 12.
Dutch medal contender Laurine van Riessen was carried off on a stretcher after a high-speed crash involving Britain's Katy Marchant in the women's Olympic keirin event at the Izu Velodrome on Thursday. The crash occurred during a quarter-final heat when Van Riessen lost control of her front wheel and slid across into the path of Marchant, before both riders fell. Van Riessen received medical treatment for several minutes on the track before she was put on a stretcher and taken down the tunnel for further assessment.