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Best Sports Photos of the Week!

October 14, 2019 17:36 IST

Records were broken and fans were enthralled in the world of sport over the last seven days!

Iranian women watched the country’s national soccer team for the first time in 40 years on Thursday, celebrating their long-awaited access to the national stadium.

While Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, stretching the limits of human endeavour.

Not to forget American Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in World Championship history on Sunday when she won the beam and floor finals to take her career tally to 25 medals.

Here we bring you all the sporting action from last week in this stunning photo feature.

Iran

IMAGE: Iranian women entered the country's national stadium in Tehran for the first time in 40 years. Photograph: Amin M. Jamali/Getty Images

Simone Biles

IMAGE: Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the apparatus finals on Day 10 of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Eliud Kipchoge

IMAGE: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Manju Rani

IMAGE: Manju Rani took to boxing in pursuit of individual glory and she got what she wanted in her debut world championship, that too in her maiden year at the top level. The 19-year-old from Haryana, ended her campaign with a light flyweight (48kg) silver medal on Sunday after losing to Russia's Ekaterina Paltceva by a very close margin. Photograph: BFI/Twitter

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: No Indian batsman has more double hundreds in Test cricket than Virat Kohli, who smashed a handful of records with his career-best unbeaten knock of 254. India maintained their formidable home record by crushing South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test at Pune to clinch the three-Test series with a match to spare on Sunday. Photograph: BCCI

Pitch invader

IMAGE: A fan dodged the stadium security and came close to Rohit Sharma, who was standing at the slips on the third day of India's second Test against South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI

MS Dhoni

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and tennis legend Leander Paes at a football practice session in Mumbai. Photograph: Facebook@Rhitisports

PV Sindhu

IMAGE: India's first world badminton champion P V Sindhu was felicitated by the Kerala government and the state Olympic Association in Thiruvananthapuram. Photograph: PTI

 

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