Jamaica’s eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he thinks he will need to produce a time similar to the one that earned him gold at the Rio 2016 Games to win Saturday’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London.The 30-year-old is competing in his seventh and final World Championships, and recently clocked a season’s-best time of 9.95 seconds in a Diamond League meeting in Monaco.He told Reuters he is “not at my best but where I want to be” and has predicted he will have to set a new season’s best to win and add another gold medal to his collection at the London Stadium – where he won Olympic gold in 2012.”I think it will have to be 9.8 low, perhaps the same time it took me to win at the (Rio) Olympics, I think it will take the same time to win here or close to that,” said Bolt, who clocked 9.81 seconds to clinch gold in Rio.”I’m feeling good, I’m feeling better after every race. Everything is going good.”One of Bolt’s biggest rivals for gold in London was expected to be Canada’s Andre de Grasse, but a Grade 2 hamstring tear in his final training session has ruled de Grasse out of competing.De Grasse said the prospect of missing out on what he called “the focus of my season” was “unimaginable”, but Bolt said it was vital for his future career prospects that de Grasse took a realistic approach to his injury.”It’s always about listening to your coach and taking the doctor’s advice and taking your time to recuperate while working as hard as possible to get over the injury,” said Bolt.advertisement”Sometimes when you rush it only makes things worse. I hope that he takes heed, takes his time to heal and hopefully everything goes smoothly so that he can get back on track next season.”
“I woke up and I had a big ideaTo buy a new soul at the start of every yearI paid up and it cost me pretty dearHere’s a hymn to those that disappear…”If you too do feel that you’ve lost a part of your soul, fret not, there is hope and there are ways of recovering that lost self. At a recently held session on healing therapies in the Capital at The Imperial, healers from various parts of the country came by to discuss and share their methods with Delhiites. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBaani from Tathaastu says, “There are times when one feels as though they have lost a part of their soul, it can happen for any given reason – harsh words from a friend, or some traumatic incident – which may lead a piece of one’s soul to break away from the body. You can realise it later when you notice that you are not the same person anymore, as you don’t like certain things the way you used to. Among all healings techniques, Soul Retrieval is the one which helps us bring pieces of one’s soul back.” Modern Science works on proofs and facts while spiritual healing works through belief. Says Baani, “The process works faster and better when one believes in it. If one is resistant to the idea, it takes more time than usual to heal someone.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveEven if you are sceptical about spiritual healing because of the unexplained facets of the procedure, Almas Lokhandwala had her arena set up with the Himalayan singing bowls, ready to talk about how sound vibrations can heal even one’s tumours! To give her visitors a feel of it, she strikes the edge of the largest bowl with a mallet creating a soft ‘aum’ sound that lingers on for a minute. Sound therapy causes the sound vibrations to relax one and help concentrate in meditation. “When we are nourished with sound, the cells in our body start vibrating and reorganising themselves into a state of well being. The rich sonic vibrations of the Himalayan Singing Bowls alter space mind and time,” explained Almas Lokhandwala. With increasing cases of illness in people, and helpless modern medicines, many choose to try out or walk the path of spiritual healing.