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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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Australian Open champion Kenin loses opening match in Dubai

19 Feb 2020 | 6:41 PM

Beijing, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Newly-crowned Australia Open champion Sofia Kenin was defeated by Elena Rybakina 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-3 in her opening match of the Dubai WTA Championship on Wednesday.

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India recommended as host for 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup

19 Feb 2020 | 6:27 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19 (UNI) The AFC Women's Football Committee recommended India as the hosts of 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup following a meeting, here on Wednesday.

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T-Premier Kabaddi League Season-III in Hyderabad from Feb 22

19 Feb 2020 | 6:20 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (UNI) After the stupendous success of Telangana Premier Kabaddi League (TPKL) Season I & II, the third season is scheduled to begin at Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium, here from February 22 to March 14.

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Periodic breaks helps: Kohli

Periodic breaks helps: Kohli

19 Feb 2020 | 5:47 PM

Wellington, Feb 19 (UNI) Indian captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday stressed workload management for players, saying that taking periodic breaks during the hectic schedule helped him playing in all formats of the game.

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World Test C'ship pinnacle of all ICC events, says Virat Kohli

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Wellington, Feb 19 (UNI) Ahead of two match test series against New Zealand, India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday rated the ICC World Test Championship as the pinnacle of all global tournaments.

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