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Paraplegic Ex-Army Soldiers to represent India at Cybathlon 2020 in Switzerland

New Delhi, Dec 19 (UNI) In a first, a team from India will compete in Cybathlon 2020, Zurich (Switzerland) under ‘Powered Exoskeleton Race’ discipline. The pilots for the exoskeleton race are ex-Indian army men who were injured for life in the line of duty.
The team under GenElek Technologies, a healthcare startup that develops exoskeletons for the specially-abled people, will compete with 17 other teams in the competition.
Over 79 Teams from across the globe will come together in Zurich for Cybathlon.
Cybathlon is a unique competition where specially-abled people compete against each other using the most advanced assistive systems. They will compete in specially designed racecourses that include solving everyday tasks like- getting up from the sofa, climbing stairs, walking on a slant path and rough terrain and many others.
John Kujur, Founder, GenElek Technologies said, "Exoskeletons are externally worn robotic support system which enhances a human's limbic capabilities. The exoskeleton assists specially-abled people to walk again and will help them become self-reliant and independent which does not only benefit them physically but also mentally. There is a huge possibility of assistive devices as they don't replace a human but enhance their performance. Also, increasing their employability.”
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Paraguay to restart football season on July 17

04 Jul 2020 | 6:19 AM

Asunción, Jul 4 (Xinhua) Paraguay's first division Apertura season will resume on July 17 after a four-month coronavirus hiatus, the country's football association said,
The sport's return in the South American country comes after officials approved strict sanitary protocols for clubs, officials and venue operators. Among them are regular laboratory tests and an order to play all matches behind closed doors.

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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

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

03 Jul 2020 | 7:28 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.

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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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