By Pritha Sarkar

Del Potro sinks Murray as Argentina take 2-0 lead

By Pritha Sarkar GLASGOW (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro delivered a huge blow to Britain's hopes of retaining the Davis Cup when he beat Andy Murray 6-4 5-7 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 in a five-hour thriller as Argentina grabbed a 2-0 lead in their...

Friday, September 16, 2016, 11:25 PM

Rhythmic gymnastics: Russia wins fifth successive team gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Russia's rhythmic gymnasts shut out the rest of the world for a fifth successive Olympics on Sunday, with a free-flowing acrobatic display with hoops and clubs winning them another group all-around gold medal...

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 11:36 PM

Rhythmic gymnastics: Mamun hails victory for 'two countries'

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Born in Moscow to a Bangladeshi father, rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun showed off her exquisite balancing and twirling skills as she captured what she called "a victory for two countries" in the individual all around...

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 4:44 AM

Rhythmic gymnastics: Russia's Mamun wins individual all-around gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A display full of grace and elegance allowed Margarita Mamun to capture the individual all-around gold on Saturday and stretch Russia's dominance in rhythmic gymnastics into a fifth straight Olympics...

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 2:32 AM

Badminton: Silver medal success turns Sindhu into hot property

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When Pusarla Sindhu won a gold medal at the 2012 Asian junior badminton championships, her cricketing hero Sachin Tendulkar presented her with a car. One can only guess at the reception...

Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:24 PM

Gymnastics: Hambuechen wins horizontal bar gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - It took four Olympics but flamboyant showman Fabian Hambuechen was finally leaping with joy after he soared past his rivals to become the first German gymnast in 20 years to strike gold with an...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 1:46 AM

Gymnastics: Biles signs off with record-equaling fourth gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - No one would have guessed that Simone Biles' "legs felt like rocks" as the standout gymnast of the 2016...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:50 AM

Gymnastics: Ukraine's Verniaiev swings to bars gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Ukrainian Oleg Verniaiev made up for narrowly missing out on the all-around gymnastics title by winning the parallel bars gold at the Olympics on Tuesday. Verniaiev, who came...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:19 AM

Gymnastics: Petrounias flexes his muscles to win rings gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Greek muscle man Eleftherios Petrounias showed off his superior power in the strongman's event as he edged out local favorite and 2012 champion Arthur Zanetti to win the rings gold medal at...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 11:06 PM

Gymnastics: Whitlock bags historic golds for Britain, Biles shines again

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Gold medals for Britain in Olympic gymnastics are like London buses - you wait 120 years for one and then two come along at once - with Max Whitlock ending the long wait for a champion by...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 3:43 AM

Gymnastics: Whitlock wins men's pommel horse to scoop second gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Max Whitlock made it a day to remember for Britain when he swiveled to the top of the podium with a smooth and silky pommel horse performance which earned him a second gold at the Olympics on Sunday...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 12:58 AM

Gymnastics: Biles wins women's vault gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - All-around champion Simone Biles scooped her third gold medal at the Olympics when she soared to victory in the vault final on Sunday. The American beat world champion Maria Paseka of Russia with a...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 12:12 AM

Gymnastics: Whitlock wins historic gold for Britain

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Max Whitlock ended Britain's 120-year wait for an Olympic gymnastics gold medal by upstaging two-time world champion Kenzo Shirai to win the men's floor exercise title on Sunday. Whitlock produced...

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 11:27 PM

Gymnastics: Bullies are tormenting Douglas, says mother

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Bullies are ruining U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas's Olympic adventure by attacking her appearance, accusing her of being unpatriotic, and by mocking her with a mean-spirited nickname, "Crabby Gabby", on social media, her...

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 10:41 PM

Coronation complete as Biles wins all around gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As Simone Biles stood locked in a tight embrace with her team mate...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 3:59 PM

Gymnastics: Diminutive Biles stands tall among greats

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When Simone Biles stood on her bare feet ready to mount the balance beam on Thursday, it seemed like she would need to get on her tiptoes to peer over the 1.25 meter (4.1 feet) apparatus. But what the 1....

Friday, August 12, 2016, 8:08 AM

Gymnastics: Coronation complete as Biles wins all around gold

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As Simone Biles stood locked in a tight embrace with her team mate Aly Raisman, waiting for her final score to come up on the big...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 2:43 AM

Gymnastics: King Kohei in no mood to abdicate throne

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The man dubbed as the "Michael Phelps of gymnastics" proved that when it comes to showcasing skills across six apparatus there is no equal to Kohei Uchimura. While other gymnasts have won more medals...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:34 PM

Gymnastics: All-around good guy Uchimura seals repeat win

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Kohei Uchimura left it late - very, very late - before a heart-stopping final horizontal bar routine lifted him into the pantheon of greats as he became the...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:30 AM

Gymnastics: All-around good guy Uchimura seals repeat win

By Pritha Sarkar RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Kohei Uchimura left it late - very, very late - before a heart-stopping final horizontal bar routine lifted him into the pantheon of greats as he became the first...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 4:38 AM