‘Sania should support Paes’
Indian Davis Cup captain SP Misra has suggested that Leander Paes should stick to the deuce court and Sania Mirza should support him from the left side with her “solid ground strokes” when they compete in the mixed doubles at the Olympics. “Sania has solid ground strokes. I feel she should play from the ad court. Sania returns well also, so she should support Leander from that side,” Misra said.
Olympics is no ghost: Deepika
Archer Deepika Kumari, 18, is far from intimidated by the burden of expectations as she feels the Olympics are not some kind of a “ghost” to be scared of. “Olympic is not a ghost, so there is nothing to be scared about. I have the self belief and confidence... That’s how, I am here,” she said.
Coach backs Sushil, Yogeshwar
Coach Yashvir Singh feels wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have enough experience to make the Olympics a memorable event. “They have the experience of two Olympics behind them. Both of them are in great shape right now and I am hopeful that they will be able to extract the desired result,” Yashvir said.
Spain are not favourites: Mata
Midfielder Juan Mata has said Spain isn’t a favourite to win the gold medal at the Olympics despite winning the last three major football tournaments. “It seems that we must win the gold without even playing first, and that’s not the case. There are other very strong teams, who have squads that can challenge for the title,” Mata said.
Libyan Olympic chief abducted
Gunmen abducted the president of the Libyan Olympic Committee, Ahmed Nabil al-Taher al-Alam, in the nation’s capital, grabbing him from his car and bundling him into a waiting vehicle, his brother said on Monday. He said there has been no contact with him or the captors since the kidnapping took place in Tripoli.
Beach volleyball fans disappointed
Fans of women’s beach volleyball were left disappointed after it was revealed that competitors may have to hide their curves at the Olympics due to bad weather. Tickets for matches have been among the most sought after of the Games. But warnings of continuing cool, wet weather this month threaten to put a dampener on things if the girls don frumpy shirts and leggings.