While fewer medals is a minuscule trade-off for stricter gun laws, the sport of shooting faces a constant battle of perception and a very real problem of being associated with gun violence across the world.
Though the extent of her injury will only be clear on medical examination, Dipa Karmakar has opted to skip the Doha World Cup starting next week, and did not risk attempting the second vault, after the discomfiting landing.
Often overshadowed by Ronnie O’Sullivan’s antics is his art of break building, which stems from his troubling past and thrives through creative beauty. The Indian Express explains the craft of snooker’s greatest showman.
It could be the jolt that pushes the 23-year-old Indian to rethink her game, or start thinking about how she wins in the first place, because fewer falls can be as precipitous as first day loss at the All England.
On Sunday at the Istora in Jakarta, Carolina Marin went down on an awkwardly landing right knee. Commentators predicted 7-8 months out from the game in an Olympic qualification year for the defending champ, though accurate scan reports are awaited.
What baffles Chinese coaches who've unleashed their own talent in short, effective, Olympic cycle spurts and seen them retiring by 26, is how Nehwal is still around. She knows what most Chinese struggle with — overcoming injury.