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Rins, Martin, Acosta and Arenas ramp up 2022 preparations

Rins, Martin, Acosta and Arenas ramp up 2022 preparations

Moto gp, Others, Racing
The four Spanish riders were at Almeria as they blew off the winter cobwebs and began focussing on the start of the new season MotoGP™ stars Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) were joined by Moto3™ World Champions Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Albert Arenas (GasGas Aspar Team) at the Circuito de Almeria on Sunday as the quartet kicked-off their preparations for the new season. The winter holidays are well and truly over now with both Rins and Martin less than a month away from the first Official Test of 2022 at the Sepang International Circuit. With that crucial two-day test and the equally crucial three-day test a week later at the brand-new Mandalika International Street Circuit looming large, the pair spent a full day ...
Ankita Bhakat, Sukhchain Singh win national archery ranking tournament

Ankita Bhakat, Sukhchain Singh win national archery ranking tournament

Archery, Breaking News, Others, Trending
Olympians Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav were all eliminated in the opening round. Youth world champion Ankita Bhakat and Sukhchain Singh won the individual recurve women’s and men’s titles respectively at the national archery ranking tournament 2022 on Sunday. Sukhchain Singh beat two-time Olympian and World Cup gold-medallist Atanu Das in the first round, reported PTI. Atanu Das’ fellow Tokyo 2020 Olympians Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav were also eliminated in the opening round. Tarundeep Rai lost to qualification topper Dhiraj Bommadevara while Pravin Jadhav was beaten by Sachin Gupta. The 25-year-old Sukhchain Singh beat Rahul Nagarwal 6-2 in the final to clinch the title. Dhiraj Bommadevara finished in third place. In the women’s re...
Tokyo Olympian Arvind Singh wins gold at rowing nationals

Tokyo Olympian Arvind Singh wins gold at rowing nationals

Others, Rowing nationals
The rowing nationals also act as the trials for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh’s team-mate at Tokyo 2020, bagged silver in double sculls. Tokyo Olympian Arvind Singh won the men’s single sculls gold medal at the national rowing championships 2022 held at the Army Node in Pune. The win will be a big boost for Arvind Singh considering the 39th edition of the senior nationals also acts as the trials to pick the Indian contingent for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games this September. Arvind Singh clocked 7:27.0 seconds, convincingly beating silver medallist Jakar Khan’s time of 7:32.3. Haryana's Parminder Singh clinched the bronze with 7:34.9s. At Tokyo 2020, Arvind Singh and partner Arjun Lal Jat finished 11th – India’s best-ever finish in Olympics rowing - ...
Ferrari set to open talks with Sainz regarding post-2022 contract extension

Ferrari set to open talks with Sainz regarding post-2022 contract extension

Formula 1, Others, Racing
Ferrari are set to begin talks with Carlos Sainz regarding a contract extension, after the Spaniard’s impressive debut season with the Italian squad. Sainz, 27, replaced Sebastian Vettel last season alongside Charles Leclerc (whose deal runs till the end of 2024) on a two-year deal, and went on to finish a career-best fifth in the 2021 drivers’ championship, ending the campaign with a run of 15 successive finishes in the points, and scoring four podiums in total. Speaking at his end-of-season media session in December about extending Sainz's contract, Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto said: “I would like to sit down with him [Sainz]. I have not started yet the discussion with him, I don't know what he's got in mind as well so to date, there is not an answer to that. “First I w...
Golden girl Maggie still has plenty to achieve

Golden girl Maggie still has plenty to achieve

Others, Water Polo
Winning the FINA Women’s Water Polo Athlete of the Year award was for Maggie Steffens a team award. And as the captain of the hugely successful and triple-Olympic-winning United States of America team, Steffens was “honored and humbled.” Along with team-mate Mel Seidemann, Steffens collected her third Olympic gold medal in Tokyo last year — unprecedented in women’s water polo. Maggie Steffens had a stellar year in 2021, adding two more gold medals to her incredible collection that now boasts three Olympic golds, three World Championship golds, three World Cup golds, 10 World League golds (and one bronze), plus three Pan American golds. And at just 28 years of age, the athlete with Puerto Rican roots still has plenty of time and effort to impress further. She currently...
DR ARY S GRAÇA F°: THE STAGE IS SET FOR 2022 TO BE A YEAR OF NON-STOP VOLLEYBALL AND BEACH VOLLEYBALL ACTION

DR ARY S GRAÇA F°: THE STAGE IS SET FOR 2022 TO BE A YEAR OF NON-STOP VOLLEYBALL AND BEACH VOLLEYBALL ACTION

Others, volley ball
FIVB President Dr Ary S Graça F° looks ahead with hope and optimism to a very special year for volleyball and beach volleyball in the first edition in 2022 of sport intern, the Olympic News Digest and International Inside Sports Newsletter. “As the world enters 2022, we remain faced with significant challenges. Make no mistake, the year ahead will not be a return to the world as we once knew it and yet, I remain filled with great hope and optimism that this will be an incredible year for sport and the Olympic Movement. Why? Because we are better equipped than ever to deal with any challenges that come our way.  We know how to adapt without hesitation and remain flexible. And ultimately, we are able to bring the joy of sport to fans worldwide while ensuring the health and well-being of eve...
ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen final rehearsal before Beijing 2022

ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen final rehearsal before Beijing 2022

Others, speed skating
With the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing only a month away, the European Speed Skating elite settles down in Heerenveen for the ISU European Speed Skating Championships on 7-9 January. After last season’s combined European Sprint and Allround Championships, the tournament will be held in single distance format this year. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will be held without spectators. Historic results At last season’s Sprint and Allround Championships, the Netherlands took four out of four titles with Jutta Leerdam, Antoinette de Jong, Thomas Krol and Patrick Roest winning the men’s and women’s Sprint and Allround titles. In the single distance championships, there’s a total of 14 titles up for grabs. The Netherlands collected most silverware since ...
India at Winter Olympics – Jeremy Bujakowski to Shiva Keshavan

India at Winter Olympics – Jeremy Bujakowski to Shiva Keshavan

Others, Trending
India have had 15 Winter Olympians across 10 editions so far. At Beijing 2022, Arif Mohammad Khan is set to join that list. Beijing 2022 will mark India’s 11th Winter Olympics appearance. Compared to the Summer Games, where the country has featured in 25 editions, India’s tryst with the Winter Olympics has been relatively few and far between. Considering India is a sub-tropical country, the affinity for winter sports is less and therefore, infrastructure is not as developed like those needed for sports in the Summer Games. Though the Winter Games began way back in 1924, it took India 40 years to put up its first athlete in the quadrennial showpiece. Jeremy Bujakowski – first Indian at the Winter Olympics At the 1964 Games in Austria, Jeremy Bujakowski became the first In...
Speed skating: Cornelius Kersten ends 30-year British wait for Olympic long track competitor with selection for Beijing 2022

Speed skating: Cornelius Kersten ends 30-year British wait for Olympic long track competitor with selection for Beijing 2022

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The 27-year-old will become the first speed skater to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games since 1992 when he takes to the ice at the National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing in February. Long track speed skater Cornelius Kersten ended Great Britain’s 30-year-long drought for representation in the discipline following his selection for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The 27-year-old trailblazer received the nod to compete at next month’s Games off the back of a successful World Cup series. Kersten secured berths in both the 1000m and 1500m races after becoming the first British speed skater in 36 years to record a top 10 finish at the World Cup with a ninth place back in November 2021. “I’m so happy to be selected for Team GB,” said Kersten to the British federation on the new...
Focus is to finish the sport, result would follow, says Scott Sports Harith Noah ahead of Dakar 2022

Focus is to finish the sport, result would follow, says Scott Sports Harith Noah ahead of Dakar 2022

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New Delhi: India’s celebrated rider Harith Noah will head to the 2022 Dakar Rally with a far better preparation time under his belt but insists that his primary focus would be finish the race, make every kilometre count and the result would follow. The 26-year-old, supported by Scott Sports, had become the first rider representing India to register a top-20 finish at the Dakar Rally in what was only his second appearance in the event last year.