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Top stories of the week: Mirabai's golden glory, Jamshedpur FC's homecoming

Missed catching up on the latest in Indian sport? Worry not, as ESPN gives you the lowdown on the top stories of the past week.

Kolkata's biggest football fan

Sharda Ugra writes on Bapi Maji, the Mohun Bagan super fan who has been following his club all across the country despite battling cancer and financial difficulties. For most fans, club loyalties are lifelong; for Maji, Bagan are that entire life - whole, sole and complete, with his small teashop keeping it all together.

Read more: Meet Bapi Maji, Kolkata's ultimate football fan


Mirabai's golden glory

After freezing on the big stage at the Rio Olympics, Mirabai Chanu became only the second Indian woman after Karnam Malleswari to win Gold at the Weightlifting World Championships.

Read more: Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Weightlifting World Championships

Watch: Mirabai Chanu lifts 109 kilos on her way to Gold


Jamshedpur FC's much-awaited homecoming

While the city had been preparing for its big Indian Super League debut since half a year back -- when league organisers announced Jamshedpur FC as one of the two new entrants in the ISL -- Jamshedpur's links to the sport go back a lot further.

Read more: Football-crazy Jamshedpur all set for ISL debut

Also read: Jamshedpur FC's glass more empty than full in drab game against ATK


Derby brings new lease of life to I-League

With some 64,000 spectators at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday, it became clear that even as I-League's future might be uncertain, there's plenty of life still left in the old Kolkata clubs, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.

Read more: Derby turnout shows there's still life in Kolkata clubs


Rohidas returns as the World Hockey League Final begins

Nine years since impressing on his junior debut, competition saw Amit Rohidas lose out on a regular place in Indian defence, but the Odisha man is back to make a mark during the Hockey World League Final on his home turf.

Read more: Defender Amit Rohidas ready to give selection headache to Indian coach

Also read: Inconsistent India look to play quicker

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