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Mary, Panghal among 10 boxers listed in TOPS scheme

New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) Six-time World boxing champion MC Mary Kom and Amit Panghal are among the 10 Indian boxers listed in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell.
Those included are M C Mary Kom (women's 51 kg), Amit Panghal (men's 52 kg), Sonia Chahal (women's 57 kg), Neeraj (women's 57 kg), Nikhat Zareen (women's 51 kg), Vikas Krishan (men's 75 kg), Shiva Thapa (men's 63 kg) and Manish Kaushik (men's 63 kg).
Till date India has bagged two bronze medals at Olympics in boxing Vijender in 2008 and then Mary in 2012.
Other than boxing, the 22-year-old women's 10m air pistol shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal is also part of TOPS scheme. She clinched gold in individual event at the recently concluded ISSF World Cup in Rio De Janeiro along with a silver in the mixed team event.
Badminton player Sai Praneeth is also in the TOPS scheme. During the recent World Champonships Praneeth faced defeat in the semis, but went on to become first Indian men's singles player in 36 years to win a medal.
Meanwhile, financial proposals worth Rs 1.4 crore were cleared in 11 sporting disciplines like weightlifting, wrestling, shooting, archery, table tennis, athletics, badminton, tennis, para-badminton, para-archery and para-shooting.
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Olympic flame for Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Games lit in Athens

18 Sep 2019 | 9:26 AM

LAUSANNE, Sept 18 (Xinhua) The Flame burning for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games was lit and handed over to organizers in the Panathenaic stadium in Athens, Greece here on Tuesday.

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Momota, Chen Long advance into BWF China Open 2nd round

18 Sep 2019 | 6:34 AM

CHANGZHOU, China, Sep 18 (Xinhua) Men's singles seeded players Kento Momota and Chen Long ousted their respective competitors here in the 2019 BWF China Open first round.

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Chile, Colombia to meet in friendly

18 Sep 2019 | 6:32 AM

SANTIAGO, Sep 18 (Xinhua ) Chile and Colombia will meet in a friendly next month as both teams prepare for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the Chilean football association (ANFP) said on Tuesday.

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ATP Challenger: Gunneswaran, Mukund win in contrasting style

18 Sep 2019 | 1:40 AM

Chandigarh, Sep 17 (UNI) Second-seeded Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran had a smooth sailing into the singles third round with straight sets win 6-3, 6-2 over Shuichi Sekiguchi of Japan in the $ 162,480 ATP Challenger in Kaohsiung (Taiwan) on Tuesday.

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Men's World Boxing C'ship: Amit, Manish, Sanjeet enter quarters

Men's World Boxing C'ship: Amit, Manish, Sanjeet enter quarters

17 Sep 2019 | 9:51 PM

New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Asian Championships gold medallist Amit Panghal reached the quarter-finals with comprehensive victory over Turkey’s Batuhan Citfci in 52kg at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Tuesday.

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