Tag: Delhi 2010

Magical night… beyond discussion

It was magical to hear 35,000 and more sing the National Anthem with pride after discus thrower Krishna Poonia led an unprecedented India 1-2-3 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. A 52-year wait for an athletics gold medal in the Commonwealth…

Valerie Adams buries ghosts with stunning shot series

Valerie Adams towered head and shoulders above everyone else, literally and figuratively. The Olympic shot put champion from New Zealand is 1.96m tall and none of her opposition has ever recorded a throw close to 20m. Yet, on Saturday evening,…

Take a bow, Alison Williamson

Take a bow, Alison Williamson. For your refusal to be drawn into blaming the home crowd for England’s one-point defeat by India in the final of the women’s team recurve archery competition at Delhi 2010.  Take a bow, Alison. For…