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Asian Shooting C'ship: Tejaswini secures India's 12th Olympic quota

Asian Shooting C'ship: Tejaswini secures India's 12th Olympic quota

Doha, Nov 9 (UNI) India's ace shooter Tejaswini Sawant secured India's 12th Olympic quota in shooting after reaching the final of the women's 50m rifle three positions event at the 14th Asian Championships, here on Saturday.

Out of the eight finalists in the event, five of them were quota ineligible and with three quotas on offer, Sawant earned the Tokyo quota by finishing fifth in the qualifications, with a score of 1171.

China's Shi Mengyao of China topped the qualifying with a score of 1178 while South Korea’s Bae Sang Hee was second with 1176 points. Zhao Ruozhu of China was third with 1173 points, fourth was Fatemeh Karamzadeh of Iran with 1171.

Sawant has also been picked in the final shooting squad for next year's Tokyo Games, which will be her maiden Olympic appearance. She has also won many medals, including gold at the World Championship, World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.

In 2010, Tejaswani became the world champion in the 50m rifle prone event in Munich with a world-record equalling score. She was the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Worlds.

The India team, consisting of Sawant, Kajal Saini and Gaayathri Nithyanadam, won the bronze medal in the event.

Earlier on Friday, Chinki Yadav won the 11th quota in the final of women's 25 m rapid pistol event.

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Pune 7Aces to play Mumbai Rockets in their first tie of season

24 Jan 2020 | 7:05 PM

Pune, Jan 24 (UNI) Pune 7Aces will begin their campaign on Saturday in an all Maharashtra clash as they go head to head against Mumbai Rockets in their first tie of the season at the Babu Banarasi Das UP Badminton Academy in Lucknow.

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Legendary footballer PK Banerjee discharged from hospital

24 Jan 2020 | 6:46 PM

Kolkata, Jan 24 (UNI) Legendary Indian Footballer PK Banerjee who was admitted in Medica Superspecialty Hospital on January 21 was discharged on Friday.
PK Banerjee, aged 83 years, was suffering from electrolyte imbalance, urinary problem, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia.

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India confident of record medal haul at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

24 Jan 2020 | 6:27 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (UNI) The upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is slated to kick off in Tokyo from August 25 to September, 6 but Indian athletes are confident of their record medal haul from their biggest ever delegation.

The Paralympic Committee of India’s interim President Gursharan Singh believes an unprecedented haul of 15 medals, five of them gold, is well within their reach.

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FC Goa take on Kerala Blasters FC tomorrow in Hero ISL

24 Jan 2020 | 6:13 PM

Margao, Jan 24 (UNI) FC Goa, along with ATK and Bengaluru FC, are locked in a
compelling three-way battle for the top spot in the league stage of the Hero Indian
Super League which guarantees a spot in the AFC Champions League.

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Daniel Ibragimov of Russia shocks 2nd seeded Rapahael Collignon in semis

24 Jan 2020 | 6:05 PM

Kolkata, Jan 24 (UNI) Unseeded Daniel Ibragimov of Russia shocks 2nd seeded Rapahael Collignon in the semi finals of the Boys Singles category, to set up a summit clash with top seeded Pengyu Lu of China at the ongoing DKS ITF JUNIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020, being held at the synthetic courts of the Bengal Tennis Association Complex.
Daniel made a remarkable come back in the opening set from 1-3 down, as he refused to offer a free point and pocketed 5 straight games to claim the set by 6-3.

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