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Wang Jiajiahe adds the 800m freestyle title to her collection in Anshan

Anshan, Sep 11 (Xinhua) World bronze medalist Wang Jianjiahe claimed her sixth title at the Chinese Autumn Swimming Championships after she dominated the 800m freestyle here on Wednesday.
Wang, the winner of 200, 400, 1500 and two relay gold medals in Anshan, breezed through to clock eight minutes 30.91 seconds for her sixth title while her teammate Hou Yawei finished second at 8:31.50.
In the women's 200m backstroke, the 12-year-old Wang Jiayin claimed her first national champion in 2:10.45, beating Liu Yaxin 2:11.41 and Peng Xuwei 2:11.55.
Li Zhuhao snatched a narrow victory in the men's 100m butterfly in 53.43, 0.01 faster than the silver medalist Chen Chaoqi. Medley veteran Wang Shun came to third in 53.64.
Team Jiangsu won the mixed 4X100m medley relay.
The 9-day Championships will come to an end on September 12. A total of 522 swimmers took part in the meet which is considered a rehearsal for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with a morning final competition format.
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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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