Friday, Jul 3 2020 | Time 19:01 Hrs(IST)
  • Bengal BJP MP from Hooghly Locket Chatterjee tests Covid Positive
  • Import replacement a priority in Power Sector: Singh
  • Social stigma pushing up COVID-19 deaths in Kashmir: DAK
  • Sonowal lauds Modi’s border visit
  • Bangladesh's COVID-19 tally reaches 1 5 lakhs
  • Sonowal visits additional COVID care centres being set up in Guwahati
  • Father of UFC champion Nurmagomedov dies aged 57 of coronavirus
  • France's Macron appoints Jean Castex as PM after Philippe resigns
  • Ex-supervisor held by ACB was employee of J&K CAPD/FCS&CA, not FCI: Official
  • Min lauds Haryana govt's efforts of supplying piped
  • Death toll of jade mine collapse reaches 172 in Myanmar's northernmost state
  • dir="ltr">Kuldeep Oraon from Jharkhand's Sahebganj martyred in Jammu and Kashmir; CM expresses grief
  • MSV-India Inc develops UV disinfection Conveyor to fight COVID in public places
  • Consistent hard training kept me motivated during lockdown, says Suraj Karkera
  • Srinagar can’t be militancy free but ready to meet any eventuality: IGP Kashmir
Sports


Injured Deepak Punia settles for World Wrestling C'ship silver after pulling out of final

(rptng, correcting matter in para 1 )
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sep 22 (UNI) India's young wrestling sensation Deepak Punia was forced to settle with silver after he pulled out of the World Wrestling Championships 86 kg final due to an ankle injury, here on Sunday.
Punia's left ankle was injured during his first bout on Saturday and the injury was aggravated as he made his way to the final of the prestigious tournament. He was due to face Hassan Yazdani of Iran in the 86kg final.
He was the only Indian to enter a final bout in this edition of the World Championships.
After Punia's ouster, Rahul Aware is now the only remaining Indian wrestler in the tournament and will fight for the bronze medal in the 61kg category later on Sunday.
"The left foot is not taking the load. It's difficult to fight in this condition. I know it was a big chance to fight against Yazdani but I can't help it. I am a bit disappointed that I can't fight for gold but I am happy with my overall performance here. I will work hard and the aim is to win a medal in the Olympics," Deepak said.
Deepak Punia is a cadet world champ, a junior world champ and now he will travel to Tokyo for Olympics after qualifying from the World Championships.
Earlier on Saturday, Punia defeated Stefan Reichmuth of Switzerland convincingly by 8-2 and became the youngest Indian ever to make it to the finals of the WWC.
Punia had to beat three wreslters on Saturday to secure an Olympic quota as he defeated Switzerland's Stefan Reichmuth, Carlos Arturo Izquierdo Mendez of Colombia and Turkmenistan's Kodirov in the semis, quarters and pre-quarters, respectively.
Earlier, in his first-round contest, he had staged a remarkable comeback to recover from a 0-5 deficit to win 8-6 against Kazhakstan's Adilet Davlumbayev.
Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar had also made the cut for the 2020 Games and bagged bronze medals in their respective weight categories.
UNI XC AVK SV 1448/1521
More News

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

03 Jul 2020 | 6:36 PM

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.

see more..
2011 World Cup Final inquiry ends, no proof against Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena

2011 World Cup Final inquiry ends, no proof against Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena

03 Jul 2020 | 6:28 PM

Colombo, Jul 3 (UNI) The investigation into the match-fixing allegations raised against the Sri Lanka cricket team of 2011 World Cup has concluded and players have been cleared, Chief of the SIU SSP Jagath Fonseka said according to a report in newswire.lk.

see more..

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

03 Jul 2020 | 6:03 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.

see more..
Sam Curran self-isolating after falling sick

Sam Curran self-isolating after falling sick

03 Jul 2020 | 5:05 PM

Southampton, Jul 3 (UNI) England all-rounder Sam Curran will not play the remaining intra-squad warm-up match as he is self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl after feeling sick on Wednesday night.

see more..
Shannon Gabriel drafted into 15-member Windies Test squad vs England

Shannon Gabriel drafted into 15-member Windies Test squad vs England

03 Jul 2020 | 4:48 PM

Manchester, Jul 3 (UNI) West Indies experienced fast bowler Shannon Gabriel coming out of an ankle surgery has been drafted into the 15-member Test squad for the Test series against host England starting on July 8.

see more..