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Archery World Cup Gwangju: Indian men’s compound team stuns South Korea to reach final; women win bronze

Archery World Cup Gwangju: Indian men’s compound team stuns South Korea to reach final; women win bronze

Archery, Breaking News
The men’s compound team of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan beat a world championship gold medal-winning Korean team to set up a final against France. The Indian men’s compound team of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan stunned a formidable South Korean team to reach the final at the  Archery World Cup 2022 stage 2 in Gwangju on Thursday. The women’s compound team comprising Avneet Kaur, Muskan Kirar and Priya Gurjar, meanwhile, secured a bronze. The men’s team, who had won gold at the  Archery World Cup 2022 Stage 1 event held in Turkey last month, began the day by beating Italy 235-229 in the first round before ousting a strong USA team 234-228 in the quarter-finals. Up against the top-seeded South Korean team of Jong Ho Kim, Yong Hee Choi and Jae Won Ya...
Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition: Annu Rani betters her own national record to win gold

Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition: Annu Rani betters her own national record to win gold

Athletics, Breaking News
Annu Rani’s winning throw of 63.82m broke the previous record of 63.24 she had achieved last year. Tokyo Olympian Annu Rani won this season’s second gold medal at the Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition 2022 with a national record throw of 63.82m at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Sunday. Annu Rani, who won this year’s Federation Cup in April, improved on her previous national record of 63.24m which she achieved last year at the Federation Cup. On Sunday, Annu Rani’s subsequent throws were 60.10m, 56.60m and 58.13m. Annu Rani, however, narrowly missed the qualification mark of 64m to qualify for the World Athletics Championships 2022. She had already made the cut for the Commonwealth Games 2022, to be held in Birmingham, UK, from July 28 to August 8. Annu Rani, a ...
Sartaj Singh Tiwana: The shooter who pipped an Olympian at Khelo India University Games 2021

Sartaj Singh Tiwana: The shooter who pipped an Olympian at Khelo India University Games 2021

Breaking News, Shooting
The 20-year-old Sartaj Singh Tiwana pipped Tokyo Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar in the 50m rifle 3 positions final to win the gold medal event at KIUG 2021. Sartaj Singh Tiwana, on Friday, stunned the crowd at the SAI Shooting Range in Bengaluru when he defeated Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar in the final of the 50m rifle 3 positions event at the Khelo India University Games 2021, to claim the gold medal. Having competed at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 last year, Aishwary, who is representing Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was touted to be the favourite in the 50m rifle 3 positions event. In the qualification round, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar was the first one to complete his series, scoring a mammoth 588 out of 600 to finish in top position. Aishwary was also the hi...
Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in semi-finals; settles for bronze

Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in semi-finals; settles for bronze

Badminton, Breaking News
This was PV Sindhu’s second bronze medal at the continental championships. With the loss, India’s campaign at the Badminton Asia Championships ended. Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu settled for the bronze medal after losing to reigning world champion Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 women’s singles semi-final in Manila, the Philippines on Saturday. PV Sindhu, a former world champion, went down to world No. 2 shuttler 21-13, 19-21, 21-16 in one hour and six minutes for her second bronze medal at the continental event. PV Sindhu’s first Asian championships medal came in 2014 when she lost to former world No. 1 Wang Shixian of China in the semis. World No. 7 PV Sindhu got off to another good start and dominated her Japanese rival in the early exchan...
Archery World Cup 2022, Antalya: India’s Tarundeep Rai-Ridhi win recurve mixed team gold

Archery World Cup 2022, Antalya: India’s Tarundeep Rai-Ridhi win recurve mixed team gold

Archery, Breaking News
The Indian duo came from behind twice to win the final against Great Britain through a shootoff. India won two medals, both gold, at the meet. India’s Tarundeep Rai and Ridhi won the recurve mixed team gold medal at the Archery World Cup 2022 in Antalya, Turkey after a tense final against Great Britain on Sunday. The Indian archery pair had to come from behind twice before beating Britons Bryony Pitman and Alex Wise through a shootoff. The 17-year-old Ridhi and 38-year-old Olympian Tarundeep Rai made a slow start to the match after going down 35-37 in the first set. Down 2-0, though, Ridhi and Rai bounced back by a 36-33 scoreline in the second set to level up the affair. The third set saw the Indians shoot well with 39 but there was little they could do as the English archers ...
2nd Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022, Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Jamshedpur

2nd Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022, Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Jamshedpur

Breaking News, Hockey
Namdhari XI, SAIL Hockey Academy, SAI-Academy, Army Boys Sports Company, Naval Tata Hockey Academy-Jamshedpur and Vadipatti Raja Hockey Academy registered wins in the respective matches on the opening day of the 2nd Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022 here on Wednesday. In Pool C, Namdhari XI beat Jai Bharat Hockey Academy 12-1 in the opening match of the day. Hanspal Singh (4', 14', 32') and Maninder Singh (22', 56', 57') scored a hat-trick each, while Mokhram (2', 8') registered a brace for Namdhari XI. Captain Harwinder Singh (5'), Hardeep Singh (18'), Princepal Singh (24') and Sukhwinder Singh (38') contributed a goal each for the winning team. Jai Bharat Hockey Academy's lone goal was scored by Deepanshu Tiwari in the 20th minute. In the second match of th...
Khelo India Youth Games to be held in June now

Khelo India Youth Games to be held in June now

Breaking News
Five indigenous games - Gatka, Thang-Ta, Kalaripayattu, Malkhamb and Yogasan - have been added in the latest edition to boost sports at the grassroots. After being postponed multiple times due to COVID-19 in the past year-and-a-half, the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) will be held from June 4 to 13. The Khelo India Youth Games 2021 will be held in five cities - Panchkula, Ambala, Chandigarh, Shahabad and Delhi. Around 5,100 athletes from across the country are expected to participate in 25 sporting disciplines. Five indigenous games -- gatka, thang-ta, kalaripayattu, mallakhamb and yogasana -- have been added in the latest edition to promote these sports at the grassroots. The last edition of the Khelo India Youth Games were held in Guwahati, Assam in Janu...
Asian Wrestling Championships: Harpreet Singh, Sachin Sahrawat take India’s Greco-Roman medal count to five

Asian Wrestling Championships: Harpreet Singh, Sachin Sahrawat take India’s Greco-Roman medal count to five

Breaking News, Wrestling
Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers won a total of five bronze medals at this year’s Asian Championships after drawing a blank last year. Harpreet Singh and Sachin Sahrawat won a bronze each as Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers concluded their campaign at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 with five medals in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday. A former Asian Championships silver medallist, Harpreet Singh defeated Korea’s Sejin Yang 4-2 in the quarter-final before going down to Iran’s Rasoul Sadegh Garmsiri in the semis by fall in the 82kg weight category. In the bronze medal match, Harpreet Singh was declared the winner after Jafar Khan from Qatar suffered an injury. The remaining four Greco-Roman wrestlers - Gyanender (60kg), Sachin Sahrawat (67kg), Vikas (72kg), and Ravi (97kg) - in ac...
Asian Wrestling Championships: India win three bronze medals in Greco-Roman on opening day

Asian Wrestling Championships: India win three bronze medals in Greco-Roman on opening day

Breaking News, Wrestling
Sunil Kumar, Arjun Halakurki and Neeraj won medals while Prem and Sajan made early exits. Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers Sunil Kumar, Arjun Halakurki and Neeraj won bronze medals in the respective weight divisions on the opening day of the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Tuesday. Sunil Kumar, a former Asian champion, beat Batbayar Lutbayar 9-1 for bronze in the 87kg category. Earlier, Sunil Kumar scripted a comeback to defeat Japan’s Masato Sumi 5-3 in the quarters. However, Sunil Kumar lost to former world championships bronze medallist Jalgasbay Berdimuratov of Uzbekistan 8-0 in the semi-finals. In the 55kg category, Arjun Halakurki defeated Mongolia’s Davaabandi Munkh Erdene 10-7 to bag India’s first bronze of the day. Arjun was cruising to a win...
AFC Champions League 2021-22: Mumbai City FC script history with 2-1 win over Air Force Club

AFC Champions League 2021-22: Mumbai City FC script history with 2-1 win over Air Force Club

Breaking News, Football
Diego Mauricio and Rahul Bheke scored goals for MCFC against Iraq’s Air Force Club. This was the first win for an Indian club in the league’s history. Mumbai City FC created history by becoming the first Indian football club to register a win in the AFC Champions League by defeating Iraq’s Al Quwa Al Jawiya (Air Force Club) 2-1 at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday. Making its debut at Asia’s biggest club football competition, Mumbai City FC came from behind through Diego Mauricio’s spot-kick (70’) and Rahul Bheke’s header (75’) for the victory. Hammadi Ahmed, meanwhile, scored the goal for the three-time AFC Cup champions in the 59th minute. Mumbai City FC are only the second Indian club to play in the AFC Champions League. FC Goa were the first Indian team t...