Srikkanth Kidambi, who wanted to cry after losing his singles in the mixed final to Malaysia, was pushed to the extreme in his game, taking the blame for the defeat. Take a sample of this moment where the Malaysian is being swung around the court by genius, but he doesn’t give up. A side-way lunge, then a frantic run to retrieve another lunge, but the Malaysian does not relent. The brutality, sweat and exertion of the sport, could be seen in all its glory.
England netball star Helen Housby, who grew up idolizing David Beckham, once again proved why she is one of the best athletes she can be. At the Commonwealth Games yesterday, she busted a move from Texas rapper musician Lizzo’s superhit About Damn Time. Watch Housby speak the lyrics and jump with joy. Swagger on a Loop is worth a look.
The lyrics incidentally run thus: In a minute I’ma need a sentimental/ Man or woman to pump me up/Feeling fussy, walkin’ in my Balenci-ussy’s/Tryna bring out the fabulous.
House has certainly been fabulous on the court. Four years back, Housby cemented herself in netball folklore by scoring a goal in the last second of the final against Australia to give England their first-ever gold medal in the netball sport. The photo of her being mobbed by her teammates – all lying on top of each other, screaming their lungs off, is one of the iconic moments from that CWG. She has admitted to seeing that photo often.
Paul Drinkhall, England TT players… Joanna and Paul Drinkhall won the gold medal in the mixed doubles event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by defeating fellow English pair Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho in the final. Joanna is his wife. They married in 2013. Immediately after the victory, Drinkhall ran to his children, who were cheering on the parents.