The national record holder Jinson Johnson, who was not allowed to feel nice about his first Asiad medal, went about eating up the track with such ferocity that he would emerge near the finish line like a cheetah kept hungry.
Swapna played football and kabaddi during her school years in Jalpaiguri. Her father, a rickshaw-puller, suffered a stroke in 2013 and has been bed-ridden since then. Her mother worked as a tea picker on an estate.
At the arena carved out of the centre of a giant mall...a big screen airs the game and its drama real time, while players with phlegmatic visages betray no emotion at all. But there is hysteria in the stands as warriors go on kill sprees and go up against dragons.