Usain bolt

Sprinter Nisar Ahmad in a practice session at Thyagaraj stadium, New Delhi. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Nisar Ahmad: India’s lightning bolt

14 min read . 17 Feb 2018
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt lies on the track after pulling up injured in the final of the men’s 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London. Photo: AFP

Usain Bolt bows out in agony

1 min read . 13 Aug 2017
Usain Bolt ran his last individual race, the 100m, last Saturday, managing only a bronze; no fairytale finish for him. Photo: AP

Usain Bolt’s finish line

1 min read . 11 Aug 2017
David Rudisha at an event in Mumbai. Photo: PTI.

You cannot beat me easily: Rudisha

4 min read . 18 Jan 2017
Bolt’s golden sprinting boots, and (right) Jesse Owens’ boots from 1936.

The pursuit of precision (or not)

4 min read . 28 Oct 2016
Usain Bolt is known to use electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) which stimulates the muscles with an electrical current that runs through the pads or clothing that touch the skin which overrides that natural energy-retaining mechanism, causing all the motor neurons to fire at once and creating up to 30% more tension in the muscle.  <br />
Photo: Reuters

Rio Olympics: The top 10 moments

5 min read . 22 Aug 2016