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Commonwealth Games weightlifting: India’s Mirabai Chanu’s 55kg entry rejected

Commonwealth Games weightlifting: India’s Mirabai Chanu’s 55kg entry rejected

Breaking News, Weightlifting
The Tokyo Olympic silver medallist will move back to her pet 49kg for the Birmingham Games. The Indian federation wanted to enter her in a higher division. Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s entry in the women’s 55kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2022 has been rejected, which means the Tokyo Olympics silver medallist will move back to her pet 49kg division to compete at the quadrennial meet in Birmingham. The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) had earlier planned to enter Mirabai Chanu in the higher 55kg division to maximise India’s medal chances at the CWG, to be held from July 28 to August 8. The Manipuri ace, who had already qualified for the CWG 49kg event courtesy of being the top-ranked Indian weightlifter in the division, accepted the proposal. She then made the 5...
FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup: India to play for bronze after semi-final loss to Netherlands

FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup: India to play for bronze after semi-final loss to Netherlands

Breaking News, Hockey
The Indian women’s hockey team lost to three-time champions the Netherlands 3-0. India will play England next for the bronze medal on Tuesday. India lost their FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup 2022 semi-finals against three-time champions the Netherlands 3-0 at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa on Sunday. The Indian women’s hockey team stayed in the match even after Tessa Beetsma (11’) gave the Dutch team an early lead but two late goals by Luna Fokke (52’) and Jip Dicke (53’) ended the resistance. India will face England in the bronze medal match on Tuesday. The final will be played between the Netherlands and Germany on the same day. Incidentally, India’s best finish at the Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup to date is a bronze medal win in 2013. Curiou...
Manisha Kalyan strike helps Indian women beat Jordan in international football friendly

Manisha Kalyan strike helps Indian women beat Jordan in international football friendly

Breaking News, Football
This was India’s second straight victory, having downed Egypt by a similar 1-0 margin earlier this week. The Indian women’s football team earned its second straight win in Jordan, after beating the hosts 1-0 in a friendly at the Prince Mohammed Stadium in Zarqa, on Friday. Forward Manisha Kalyan was the star of the night, as her goal in the second-half proved to be the difference between the two football teams on the night. Earlier this week, India had defeated Egypt by the same margin at the same venue. Both India and Jordan looked to get on the front foot from the start, creating chances near the opposition area. India, the world No. 59 in FIFA rankings, won the first corner of the match, which was sent in by Ratanbala Devi and was headed goalwards by Manisha. However, the ch...
Korea Open badminton: India’s PV Sindhu knocked out by An Seyoung

Korea Open badminton: India’s PV Sindhu knocked out by An Seyoung

Badminton, Breaking News
The two-time Olympic medallist lost to the world No. 4 South Korean 21-14, 21-17 in the semi-finals. India badminton player PV Sindhu’s run at the  Korea Open 2022 ended on Saturday after a semi-final defeat to home favourite An Seyoung. PV Sindhu lost her women’s singles final four match 21-14, 21-17 at the Palma Stadium in Suncheon. The tie saw two of the world’s best go head to head with PV Sindhu, ranked seventh in the  badminton rankings, going up against the world No. 4 South Korean. Heading into the fixture, PV Sindhu, a former world champion and two-time Olympic medallist, had failed to beat the 20-year-old South Korean in any of their three prior meetings. The last time the two played each other, An Seyoung had denied the Indian ace the BWF World Tour Finals 2021 title...
Women’s FIH Pro League: India stun defending champions Netherlands

Women’s FIH Pro League: India stun defending champions Netherlands

Breaking News, Hockey
Neha and Sonika scored in India’s only second win against the Netherlands in 10 attempts and first in 48 years. The Indian women’s hockey team handed defending champions the Netherlands their first defeat in the FIH Pro League 2021-22 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on Friday. Neha (10’) and Sonika (27’) scored for India. Navneet Kaur was declared the player of the match. It was also Kaur’s 100th cap for India. Defender Mahima Choudhary and forward Aishwarya Rajesh Chavan, meanwhile, made their debuts. With this win, the FIH Pro League debutants India jumped to second place in the standings with 15 points from seven matches while the Netherlands remained on top with 18 points from seven matches. It was the Indian women’s hockey team’s first victory over the Europe...
12th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2022

12th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2022

Breaking News, Hockey
The 12th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2022 saw thrilling hockey action on Day 1 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In the first Pool match of the day, Hockey Chandigarh faced off against Hockey Jammu & Kashmir. Angad Bir Singh opened the scoring in the 5th minute of the match but Gagandeep Singh managed to get the equaliser in the 14th minute. Amandeep helped Hockey Chandigarh in regaining their lead in the 19th minute, but Manpreet Singh again found the equaliser in the 22nd minute but Mohit quickly scored the third goal for Hockey Chandigarh in the 24th minute to put them into the lead in the half time. In the third quarter, Amandeep scored another goal in the 33rd minute, followed by two goals from Vishaljit Singh in the 34th minute and 42nd minute. The final quarter...
National Federation Cup athletics: Hima Das beats Priya Mohan to 200m crown

National Federation Cup athletics: Hima Das beats Priya Mohan to 200m crown

Athletics, Breaking News
Amlan Borgohain created a national record in the men’s 200m race. Tokyo Olympians Avinash Sable and MP Jabir won gold in men’s 5000m run and 400m hurdles, respectively. Indian sprinter Hima Das won her first gold medal of the season in the women’s 200m race on the final day of the National Federation Cup Senior Athletics 2022 in Kozhikode on Wednesday. Competing on a gusty day at C H Muhammed Koya Stadium, Hima Das clocked 23.63s to leave Aishwarya Kaila Mishra and Priya Mohan behind. Aishwarya clocked 23.64s to bag silver while Priya Mohan earned bronze with 23.85s. Hima Das had already met both the Asian and Commonwealth Games qualifying standards at the Indian Grand Prix 1 held earlier this year. However, she is yet to make the cut for the World Athletics Championships 2022. ...
I approach every game with hunger to score more goals, says SAFF U-18 MVP Lynda Kom

I approach every game with hunger to score more goals, says SAFF U-18 MVP Lynda Kom

Breaking News, Football
By Soumo Ghosh, AIFF Media Team JAMSHEDPUR: The SAFF U-18 Women's Championship was an initial step for a number of newly scouted players, who are likely to represent India in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which is set to take place in the country in six months’ time. One such player who has mesmerised one and all during the championship, and is looking forward to preparing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup is striker Lynda Kom Serto. Typifying the mentality of those who ply their trade in her position, Lynda is one who, by her own admission, is always hungry to score goals. "I go into every game with the aim of scoring more than I did in the last game. It may not always be possible, but as a striker, it's a good aim to have," the 17-year-old striker, said to the-aiff.com. Ending ...
Blue Tigresses to play two friendlies in Jordan

Blue Tigresses to play two friendlies in Jordan

Breaking News, Football
AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: The Senior Women’s National Team will be playing Egypt and Jordan in two friendly matches, both of which are to be played in Jordan from April 5-8, 2022. The Blue Tigresses, will thereafter, be joining their respective clubs for the upcoming Hero IWL season. The 30-member Indian contingent under Head Coach Thomas Dennerby are currently in a training camp in Goa from March 28 onwards. The team will leave for Jordan on April 2, 2022. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby along with Astam Oraon, Apurna Narzary and Martina Thokchom have joined the camp after lifting the SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship trophy in Jamshedpur last week. Fixtures: April 5, 2022: India vs Egypt April 8, 2022: Jordan vs India The 30-member squad for the camp is as follows: GOALK...
Day Six Results: 2nd Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022, Ghumanhera, New Delhi

Day Six Results: 2nd Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022, Ghumanhera, New Delhi

Breaking News, Hockey
~ Markandeshwar Hockey Academy forfeited their match against HIM Academy ~ ~ Dhyan Chand Hockey Academy held Bhai Behlo Hockey Academy Bhagta 0-0 ~ ~ Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur forfeited their contest against Olympian Vivek Singh Hockey Academy ~ ~ Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy forfeited their match against Namdhari XI ~ ~ Malwa Hockey Academy Hanumangarh forfeited their contest versus Jai Bharat Hockey Academy ~ ~ Cheema Hockey Academy defeated Citizen Hockey XI 6-2 ~ ~ S.G.P.C. Hockey Academy defeated Thirumalvalavan Hockey Academy 12-0 ~ New Delhi, 28 March 2022: S.G.P.C. Hockey Academy and Cheema Hockey Academy won their respective games, while Dhyan Chand Hockey Academy and Bhai Behlo Hockey Academy Bhagta played out a goalless draw on sixth day of the 2nd Hockey In...