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Australian shooter Diamond targets Tokyo after convictions overturned

Australian shooter Diamond targets Tokyo after convictions overturned

SYDNEY, Oct 5 (REUTERS) Twice Olympic shooting champion Australian Michael Diamond is aiming to compete at Tokyo in 2020 after having criminal convictions that prevented him from holding a firearms licence overturned on Thursday. Diamond, who won trap gold medals at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics, had his firearms licence suspended just before last year's Rio Games after being arrested in the wake of a domestic dispute with his brother in Nelson Bay, north of Sydney. Shooting Australia ruled him ineligible to compete at Rio after an Australian Olympic Committee executive hearing, ending his hopes of becoming only the second Australian to compete at seven Summer Games. Diamond was convicted on three charges in May this year relating to the safe keeping, handling and storage of a firearm and given a 10-year firearms ban. The 45-year-old appealed the convictions, which were quashed at the Newcastle District Court on Thursday. "It was a very costly price to pay, being my seventh Olympic Games and possible flag bearer, however, I had to wear it," Diamond told reporters in Newcastle before adding his goal was to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games after some practice. "It's like riding a bike, you just don't forget how to do it," he said. REUTERS SDR 0725

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Tollywood Hero Srikanth unveils 'TVS Shampoorna Bharath Shah Cricket Trophy

23 Jan 2018 | 11:44 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 23 (UNI) Tollywood Hero and Vice Captain of CCL Telugu Warriors, Srikanth, unveiled the 'TVS Shampoorna Bharath Shah Cricket Trophy 2018' here on Tuesday.

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Kerala continue their dominance in national school senior Taekwonda

23 Jan 2018 | 11:22 PM

Kannur , Jan 23 (UNI) Hosts Kerala continue the dominance on the second day also in the 63rd National School Senior Taekwondo Championship 2018 by securing two more golds into their pocket and total rose to four in the table.

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PGTI tees off 2018 season with inaugural City Bank American Express Dhaka Open

23 Jan 2018 | 9:37 PM

Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNI) The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will tee off its 2018 season with the inaugural City Bank American Express Dhaka Open, which is scheduled to be played at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 24-27.

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Archana, the right choice baby wins a double; Manav adds three titles sans Junior Boys

23 Jan 2018 | 9:26 PM

Durgapur, Jan 23 (UNI) Archana Kamath proved wiser than Manav Thakkar in more ways than one in the 11Sports 79th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships that concluded at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium here today.

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Blind cricket team meet Rajnath

Blind cricket team meet Rajnath

23 Jan 2018 | 9:11 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) The winner of the Blind Cricket World Cup team India on Tuesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and urged the minister to provide training and other facilities.

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