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Confusing women’s 100m takes another strange twist

Confusing women’s 100m takes another strange twist

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If you had three chances to guess who would win the women’s 100-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, you could pick three different names and be right each time. It’s a tale with a twist. Sally Pearson originally won the race, crossing the finish line in 11.28 seconds last Thursday, and even got to... 

Body shape `is down to genes`

Body shape `is down to genes`

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London: Ever wondered why some women have figures like skinny models while some appear curvy? A female’s body shape is all down to her genes, says a study. Researchers have identified the genes which make one more likely to become obese, as well as those that give one an apple or pear-shaped figure – and it’s... 

CWG athletics: Prajusha wins silver in women’s long jump

CWG athletics: Prajusha wins silver in women’s long jump

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Women long jumper Malliakkal Prajusha was pipped to the post for gold by Canadian Alice Falaiya who leapt 6.50m in her sixth and last jump to emerge winner ahead of the Indian who finished second with 6.47m. After the fifth round, Prajusha was leading with 6.47m which she did in her fourth attempt before the Canadian broke... 

Black Sticks women win to top Games pool

Black Sticks women win to top Games pool

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New Zealand’s women’s hockey team are likely to meet South Africa in the Commonwealth Games semifinals after topping their pool with a 3-1 win over Canada in Delhi. The Black Sticks made it four wins from four matches on the Dhyan Chand National Stadium’s No 2 pitch in front of a boisterous crowd. Second half... 

Here’s how men’s and women’s weight can influence their pay cheques

Here’s how men’s and women’s weight can influence their pay cheques

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York: Slim women are treated with higher pay at work than their over-weight counterparts, however, thin men tend to get paid less than male workers of average weight, found a new study. In fact, men earn more as they pack on the pounds – all the way to the point where they become obese, when the pay trend reverses, reports... 

Average Brit woman owns 12 items of clothing that do not fit

Average Brit woman owns 12 items of clothing that do not fit

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London: A study has found that the average British woman has 12 items of clothing worth 289 pounds, which are never worn because they are either too big or too small. Researchers, who polled 4,000 women, said clothes worth 5.4 billion pounds are just languishing in UK wardrobes, as women wait for the day when they can fit into... 

Michelle tops Forbes powerful women list

Michelle tops Forbes powerful women list

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Boston: US First lady Michelle Obama tops the Forbes magazine’s list of ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ beating corporate honchos like India-born Pepsi Co chief Indra Nooyi and heads of state like the Queen of England to occupy the top slot. Michelle, 46, ranked number one in the overall list of 100... 

Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby

Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby

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London: Babies whose mothers have the flu jab during pregnancy are less likely to catch the virus themselves, finds a recent study. A flu jab protects youngsters in the first six months of life and makes them 40 percent less likely to need hospital treatment for respiratory illnesses, according to a US research. Research shows... 

Indian women paddlers beat Sri Lanka 3

Indian women paddlers beat Sri Lanka 3

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NEW DELHI: Indian women paddlers started their campaign in the Commonwealth Games on a resounding note by blanking Sri Lanka 3-0 in Group D team competition at the Yamuna Sports complex on Monday. Mouma Das started the host country’s domination as she thrashed Ishara Madurangi Darshika 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 before Shamini Kumareshan... 

Australia’s Coutts strikes gold

Australia’s Coutts strikes gold

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NEW DELHI: Australia’s Alicia Coutts spoiled teammate Emily Seebohm’s quest for eight golds in the Commonwealth pool on Monday, by winning the women’s 200m individual medley. The 23-year-old Queenslander was behind as Seebohm showed her form in the backstroke and butterfly, but capitalised on the 18-year-old’s... 

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