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HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014

Reader's envy, writer's pride

Ye who pay big money for overpriced drinks in drinking joints labelled 'Sports Bar' just because they have fancy big TVs showing sport, time to turn green with envy.

'I am disappointed, nothing can make up for this loss'

Shattered Vijender is grieving and struggling to get over the loss that denied him a chance to win a medal again. Saurabh Duggal reports.

Father's dream drives Yogeshwar

The memories of a medal slipping out of his hands at the 2008 Beijing Olympics still haunts Commonwealth Games wrestling gold medallist Yogeshwar Dutt. Saurabh Duggal reports.

Cricket is Blake's first love

Howzatt! The world's second-fastest man says that he puts India's national passion even above running and that he is a bowling machine that can also bat all day. Sukhwant Basra reports.

Even Bolt won't mind a shot at IPL

The post-race press conference of the 200m winners had journalists from across the world filling the room choc-a-bloc. As questions rained on him on subtleties of the race it was left to your correspondent to raise the cricket query.

When silver lost sheen

Indian sportspersons are no longer content with just a touch of metal, they want gold, says Sukhwant Basra.

15 years on, friends in deeds as well

Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt are childhood friends who fed off each other to sustain and actuate their medal dreams. Sukhwant Basra reports. Know Sushil | 'We chase medals, not women'

‘We chase medals, not women’

Wrestling bronze-medal winner Yogeshwar Dutt says one gets ahead on account of one's achievements. Sukhwant Basra reports.

As good as it gets for Sushil's wife

Like any new bride, Savi would have dreamt that her first year of marriage would be one long honeymoon period. Instead, she spent the time in penance and prayers, at times upset and irritated but keeping up the faith. Saurabh Duggal reports.

‘Pehalwanji’ still shares room with three others

For a minute or so, nobody spoke or moved in the packed hall. All eyes were fixed on the small television, placed high on a wall, watching their idol Sushil Kumar trudge away after losing his gold-medal bout. Subhash Rajta reports.
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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 46 29 29 104
China 38 27 22 87
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 24 25 33 82
India 0 2 4 6
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