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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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Ex-Brazil midfielder Menezes named Vasco boss

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Reviewing opportunities to prepare for Olympic Games: Hockey India

Reviewing opportunities to prepare for Olympic Games: Hockey India

30 Mar 2020 | 9:33 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) Hockey India said on Monday they are are already reviewing the opportunities to prepare for the upcoming muti-sporting event with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announcing July 23 to August 8 2021 as new dates for the Tokyo Olympic
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ITTF voices support for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics new dates confirmation

30 Mar 2020 | 8:49 PM

Beijing, Mar 30 (Xinhua) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Monday expressed its support for the new date for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Kenya's former world champ Sum trains despite coronavirus threat

30 Mar 2020 | 8:46 PM

Nairobi, Mar 30 (Xinhua) Kenya's Eunice Sum, the 2013 world 800m champion, says she has continued with her training alone, keeping a safe distance from her training partners in order to beat the coronavirus.

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2019, big year for Star Sports, says CEO Thakar

30 Mar 2020 | 8:38 PM

Mumbai, Mar 30 (UNI) Star Sports CEO Gautam Thakar has termed 2019 a big year for the network, saying there has been a rapid growth of sports consumption among television viewers in India.

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