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Asian Wrestling C'ship: Draws for Greco-Roman category announced

New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) United World Wrestling (UWW) on Monday released the draws for the Greco-Roman bouts of Asian Wrestling Championship, beginning Tuesday.
On day 1 of the tournament, 55, 63, 77, 87 and 130kg wrestlers will take to the mat to prove their mettle and climb the podium. The tournament will begin from 0830 hrs and will go on until 2100 hrs.
The qualification, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will be played on the same day. India will be amongst the favourites to bag gold on Day 1.
Sunil Kumar will be the biggest hope for a medal in the87kg Greco-Roman category will kick off his campaign against Japan’s Takahiro Tsuruda on Tuesday in the quarter-finals.
Takahiro is a two-time Japan Championship silver medallist, while Sunil came second in the 2020 Rome Ranking Series. Both the wrestlers, however, will be making their Asian Championship debut.
Mehar Singh is another debutant among the Indian Greco-Roman contingent. Mehar (130kg), graduating from the junior ranks, will have a lot to prove ahead of the Asian Olympic qualifiers.
Sajan will another Indian wrestler to keep an eye on. The former 2018 Asian Champion (Junior) will be hoping to make his mark in the Seniors Asian meet too. He also won bronze at Rome Rankings last month.
He will open his campaign against former U23 Asian Championship gold medallist Renat Iliaz Uulu of Kazakhistan.
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No reason to doubt integrity of World Cup Final 2011: ICC

No reason to doubt integrity of World Cup Final 2011: ICC

03 Jul 2020 | 8:53 PM

Dubai, Jul 3 (UNI) The International Cricket Council on Friday claimed there is no reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2011 in which Sri Lanka lost to India, saying that world governing body has not been presented with any evidence that would merit an investigation.

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Foreign and Indian coaches to have a 4-year contract: Kiren Rijiju

Foreign and Indian coaches to have a 4-year contract: Kiren Rijiju

03 Jul 2020 | 7:41 PM

New Delhi, Jul 3 (UNI) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Friday with focus on the 2024 and 2028 Olympics, and to ensure that Olympic-bound athletes are able to train consistently with one coach and therefore work on improving their performance, foreign and Indian coaches will now have a four year contract in alignment with the Olympic cycle.

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Consistent hard training kept me motivated during lockdown, says Suraj Karkera

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New Delhi, Jul 3 (UNI) When Hockey India announced a month-long break for all members of the Indian men and women's hockey core probables group on June 19, everyone except Suraj Karkera decided to make their way home.

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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 in India a huge motivation: Bala Devi

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 in India a huge motivation: Bala Devi

03 Jul 2020 | 7:09 PM

New Delhi, Jul 3 (UNI) Women's Team forward Bala Devi feels that the announcement of India as the hosts for the AFC Asian Cup 2022 has further motivated her to remain at peak fitness as and when she can hit the training ground once again.

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