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Five images that will stay with you



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AWESOME OPENING Acrowd of almost 60, 000 was spellbound by the three-hour celebration of the country's diverse cultural past and present. Saffron, white and green were the colours of the day and as the grand display unfolded, the much talked-about aerostat projected a perfect pictorial commentary of the cultural extravaganza. The watching world clapped its hands in unison and after weeks of uncertainty things suddenly seemed to be falling in place.

Five images that will stay with you

October 16, 2010


AWESOME OPENING Acrowd of almost 60, 000 was spellbound by the three-hour celebration of the country's diverse cultural past and present. Saffron, white and green were the colours of the day and as the grand display unfolded, the much talked-about aerostat projected a perfect pictorial commentary of the cultural extravaganza. The watching world clapped its hands in unison and after weeks of uncertainty things suddenly seemed to be falling in place.

THE HUMDINGER It simply doesn't get any bigger. At stake was a place in the semis when India took on Pakistan on the hockey turf. Bitter rivals slugged it out in front of a packed stadium, fans roaring for all of 70 minutes. The hosts outclassed Pakistan 7-4 and the celebrations that followed brought the National stadium down, well almost. For most Indian fans, beating Pakistan was bigger than winning gold in the competition.

Five images that will stay with you

October 16, 2010


THE HUMDINGER It simply doesn't get any bigger. At stake was a place in the semis when India took on Pakistan on the hockey turf. Bitter rivals slugged it out in front of a packed stadium, fans roaring for all of 70 minutes. The hosts outclassed Pakistan 7-4 and the celebrations that followed brought the National stadium down, well almost. For most Indian fans, beating Pakistan was bigger than winning gold in the competition.

SALLY'S GRIT WINS HEARTS Sally Pearson was surely one of the most dramatic stories of the Commonwealth Games. The Australian hurdle specialist decided late to run in the women's 100 m. She won the race, but was disqualified four hours later for a false start. A weeping Sally declared she would run the 100 m hurdles. The Beijing Olympic Games silver medalist kept her promise and won the race and also the hearts of everyone.

Five images that will stay with you

October 16, 2010


SALLY'S GRIT WINS HEARTS Sally Pearson was surely one of the most dramatic stories of the Commonwealth Games. The Australian hurdle specialist decided late to run in the women's 100 m. She won the race, but was disqualified four hours later for a false start. A weeping Sally declared she would run the 100 m hurdles. The Beijing Olympic Games silver medalist kept her promise and won the race and also the hearts of everyone.

1-2-3 : A MEMORABLE SWEEP History was written when nearly 40, 000 spectators rose as one to sing the national anthem as the tricolour went up on all three poles at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Not only did the country win an athletics gold after a 52-year wait but the trio of discus throwers Krishna Poonia, Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil also emulated Jagraj Singh Mann, Gurdeep Singh and Bahadur Singh Chouhan who had done a 1-2-3 in the inaugural Asian Athletics meet in Manila in 1973.

Five images that will stay with you

October 16, 2010


1-2-3 : A MEMORABLE SWEEP History was written when nearly 40, 000 spectators rose as one to sing the national anthem as the tricolour went up on all three poles at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Not only did the country win an athletics gold after a 52-year wait but the trio of discus throwers Krishna Poonia, Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil also emulated Jagraj Singh Mann, Gurdeep Singh and Bahadur Singh Chouhan who had done a 1-2-3 in the inaugural Asian Athletics meet in Manila in 1973.

1ST & 2ND OF SAINA SIZZLER That Saina Nehwal could do no wrong in the badminton women's singles final was almost expected. But what she did bring about was an unexpected turn in Indian sports. Thanks to her goldwinning performance, surviving even a match point, India pipped England for its best-ever second place finish in the medals table. India had earlier won the CWG badminton gold only twice - in 1978 (Prakash Padukone) and 1982 (Syed Modi).

Five images that will stay with you

October 16, 2010


1ST & 2ND OF SAINA SIZZLER That Saina Nehwal could do no wrong in the badminton women's singles final was almost expected. But what she did bring about was an unexpected turn in Indian sports. Thanks to her goldwinning performance, surviving even a match point, India pipped England for its best-ever second place finish in the medals table. India had earlier won the CWG badminton gold only twice - in 1978 (Prakash Padukone) and 1982 (Syed Modi).

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Reader's opinion (2)

Sai Phani BalijepalliOct 27th, 2010 at 21:48 PM

a spectacular view.... a feast for the eyes!!!

Neeraj BishtOct 23rd, 2010 at 14:34 PM

awesome

 
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