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Gayle wants birthday win against Australia


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS/CMC) One of the most feared batsmen in the shortest form of cricket, Chris Gayle wants to celebrate his 33rd birthday with a victory when the West Indies ... Read more...

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Paralympic Games: Brazilian Dias wins 4th swimming gold


September 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias won his fourth gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 50-meter backstroke (class S5), beating his third world record ... Read more...

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Swimmers raise China’s Paralympic gold tally to 46


September 4th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Chinese swimmers surged to collect five gold medals at the London Paralympics Monday, raising China's gold tally to 46 after Day 5 of competitions.China, which clinched ... Read more...

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Defeated Pistorius questions rules


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) In a night that should have belonged to Paralympic Games superstar Oscar Pistorius, Alan Oliveira of Brazil had not read the script for the T44 men's ... Read more...

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Brazilian sprinters break records in Paralympics


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Brazilian sprinters broke Paralympic records here at the Paralympic Games.Terezinha Guilhermina set a new Paralympic record in the women's T11 200-metre race with a time of ... Read more...

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Bihar’s potatoes to be exported to Russia


August 31st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Farmers in Bihar's Nalanda district are happy that potatoes grown by them through organic farming will be exported to Russia, an official said Friday.R.K. Sohane, director, ... Read more...

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US woman has collection of 16,400 shoes!


August 29th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A woman in California has amassed a staggering 16,400 pieces of shoes and shoe-shaped objects, beating her own world record for the largest such collection.Darlene Flynn, ... Read more...

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Taiwan breaks world record for rice planting


August 19th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A group of over 1,000 farmers in Taiwan has smashed the world record for planting rice, the Daily Mail reported.The 1,215 competitors in Taoyuan county transplanted ... Read more...

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Chinese swimming star Sun Yang aims higher


August 17th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang vowed Friday to work hard for greater success.The 20-year-old swimmer made a big splash in the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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I’m closing in on world-beater Zhou: Russian weightlifter


August 16th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian weightlifter Tatiana Kashirina Thursday said she is satisfied with her Olympic silver medal because her performance took her one step closer to beating her ... Read more...

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German coach rejects Euro 2012 criticism by media


August 14th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Germany's coach Joachim Loew has criticised the media coverage as "tiresome" and "unrewarding" after his side's 1-2 loss to Italy at the Euro 2012 semi-finals.The 52-year-old ... Read more...

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Gas prices see biggest jump of the year


August 13th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This year has caught many by surprise when the Survey Publishers came up with a result of statistics about the booming prices of gas this year. ... Read more...

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Olympics: Jamaica win relay in new WR (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's sprint relay team, anchored by the peerless Usain Bolt, delivered the first sub-37 seconds clocking in history en route to another World record. Trinidadian teenager Keshorn ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russia’s Lashmanova wins walk in record time


August 12th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Elena Lashmanova won Olympic gold in the women's 20km race walk Saturday, beating the world record of her fellow Russian Vera Sokolova in the ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russia’s Savinova wins gold in women’s 800 metres


August 12th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Mariya Savinova took Olympic gold in the women's 800 metres final Saturday, edging out South Africa's Caster Semenya as the bronze also went to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Russia’s Lysenko hurls hammer farthest to take gold


August 11th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Tatyana Lysenko added Olympic hammer gold to her world title Friday, nailing the Olympic record with a huge throw.Lysenko threw the hammer 78 metres ... Read more...

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Olympic decathlon: Eaton grinds out gold for US


August 10th, 2012 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ashton Eaton of the US toiled to Olympic gold in the men's decathlon Thursday with an overall score of 8,869 points.Eaton led by 151 points ... Read more...

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Olympic javelin: Spotakova wins gold, retains title


August 10th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Czech javelin thrower Barbora Spotakova retained her Olympic title Thursday, throwing more than four metres further than her closest rival.Spotakova hurled her javelin 69.55 metres ... Read more...

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Olympics: Merritt leads US gold rush in athletics (World Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) American Aries Merritt ran a personal best of 12.92 seconds to win the Olympic men's 100m hurdles title Wednesday as the US closed in upon China ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russian Antyukh wins 400m hurdles gold (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Natalya Antyukh won the women's 400 metres hurdles Olympic gold Wednesday by posting a personal best of 52.70 seconds for the top medal, holding ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: High jump champ Ukhov targets world record


August 9th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov has now turned his attention to breaking the world record, he said Wednesday.Ukhov won Olympic gold for Russia Tuesday, ... Read more...

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90 years old Dr William Bell holds the world record for pole vaulting


August 8th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As impossible as it seems, 90 year old, Dr. William Bell created a record in scooping up the championship in pole vaulting. This came out as a ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt warns Blake off 200m gold


August 8th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Repeat men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres ... Read more...

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Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake


August 8th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Two-time men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres ... Read more...

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Journal apologises to Chinese swimmer for controversial article


August 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A prestigious academic journal has apologised to Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen for carrying a controversial article on its website that "gave the impression that we were ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: America’s Jenn Suhr wins gold


August 7th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) Jenn Suhr of the US claimed Olympic gold Monday in a subdued pole vault final where defending champion Yelena Isinbaeva had to settle for ... Read more...

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Olympic bronze tells me ‘don’t quit’: Isinbaeva (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's pole vault queen Yelena Isinbaeva said Monday the bronze she won at the London Games was a sign she must shelve her plans to ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Cernogoraz claims trap gold in shootout


August 6th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European champion Giovanni Cernogoraz held his nerve in a gold medal shootout to take the Olympic title in the men's trap Monday.The Croatian fired the ... Read more...

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Bolt screams to Olympic 100m gold (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres Sunday, screaming to the line in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds.The Jamaican collected his fourth ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s one-two in 50 m pistol


August 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean shooters took the gold and silver in the men's 50 metre pistol at the London Olympics Sunday, with the top prize going to ... Read more...

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Olympics: China’s Sun wins gold in 1,500m freestyle


August 5th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese world champion Sun Yang steamed to gold in the 1,500 meters freestyle on Saturday, lopping a massive three seconds off his own world record.The ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Britain takes gold in women’s team pursuit


August 5th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British women smashed their own world record to win the team pursuit cycling event Saturday, thrashing the US in the final here at the Olympics.Dani ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Record-breaker Rossi takes gold in women’s trap


August 4th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy's Jessica Rossi blew away the competition and the world record in the women's trap Saturday, missing just one of 100 shots on her way ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: India’s trap shooter Shagun out


August 4th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian trap shooter Shagun Chowdhury finished a disappointing 20th and failed to qualify for the final round of the women's trap shooting event at the 2012 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Franklin sinks world record to clinch 200m backstroke gold


August 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's 17-year-old swimming sensation Missy Franklin smashed the world record to win the Olympic women's 200 metres backstroke final here.Franklin, who took the 100m title ... Read more...

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