Richards-Ross to take it easy in 2016

first_imgJamaica-born American quarter-miler Sanya Richards-Ross told popular track and field outlet Athletics Weekly that she is looking to pace herself in training ahead of the 2016 season.The four-time Olympic and five-time World Championships gold medal winner had a disappointing season in 2015, after failing to qualify for an individual event for the World Championships in Beijing, China.She was a member of the USA’s silver-medal winning 4x400m relay team, but will no doubt be looking to get an opportunity to defend the 400m title she won almost four years ago at the London Olympic Games at the upcoming instalment in Rio de Janeiro.As a result, the veteran sprinter, going on advice from other experienced campaigners – Kim Collins and Felix Sanchez – is planning to take things a little easier in training, pointing to an overly intense approach in her preparations as a reason for her disappointments this year.”This year I think, I over-trained,” she admitted.”At the beginning of the year, I said, ‘Coach, I want to run faster than 48.7 this year. I want a PR.'”I was doing 1,000 sit-ups a day. I started running with the boys and pushed myself really hard and felt great in practice but flat in races. We couldn’t figure it out,” Richards-Ross looked back.”I don’t think anyone has won four successive relay gold (medals), so that’s what I’m going for in Rio as well as defending my individual title,” said Richards-Ross.last_img read more

HTC announces Bolt for global audience, calls it 10 Evo

first_imgAs expected, HTC on Tuesday announced the global variant of the recently launched Bolt smartphone. As expected, HTC is calling it the HTC 10 Evo. The HTC 10 Evo ships with all-familiar specs, but without the pricing and availability details, for now. These will, of course, vary from region to region.The HTC 10 Evo looks a lot like the company’s flagship phone, the HTC 10. It shares the HTC 10’s all-familiar chamfers, but misses out on a 3.5mm audio jack. The company will be shipping a USB Type-C dongle in the box, thankfully. Also, the HTC 10 Evo is the company’s first all-metal phone to come with IP57 certification which makes it dust and water resistant.The phone however ships with dated hardware: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 under the hood coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable via microSD card slot.The HTC 10 Evo comes with a 5.5-inch QuadHD screen and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. The 4G LTE capable phone is backed by a 3,200 mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS alongside an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.The Bolt sells for $600 in the US, which roughly translates to Rs 40,911.In another news, HTC is likely to launch the Desire 10 Pro in India on November 24. The company had recently launched the Desire 10 Lifestyle here at a price of Rs 15,990. Both the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle were launched globally in September. We will have to wait and watch whether the launch event would see some kind of announcement related to the HTC 10 Evo as well. advertisementAlso Read: HTC 10 review: One and only HTC phone that you should buylast_img read more