Record broken on first day of Junior National Aquatic Championships

Karnataka’s Sambhav R broke Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraja’s record in 200m freestyle as he secured three more national points on the first day of the Sub-Junior and Junior National Aquatic Championships here on Tuesday. Sambhav clocked 1:53.41sec to rewrite Natraj’s three-year-old record of 1:53.54sec in the 200m freestyle for Group I boys. Karnataka’s Anish S …

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Dengue outbreak ahead of Junior Hockey World Cup

The Indian junior men’s hockey team’s preparations for the World Cup starting next month suffered a setback after several players tested positive for dengue at the national camp in Bengaluru. It is learned that 50 out of 200 trainees in various sports at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) southern center were suffering from fever …

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Lakshya Sen loses in Dutch Open final

India’s defending champion Lakshya Sen lost to Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the men’s singles final of the Dutch Open 2021 here on Sunday. World number 25 and tournament top seed Sen lost to 41st ranked U12-21 16-21 in a final that lasted 36 minutes. En route to the final, he defeated Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng, …

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Ace cueist Pankaj leads the elite field at the GSC World Snooker Qualifiers

Ace cueist Pankaj Advani, who recently won the Asian Snooker Championship and World 6-Red crown, will be the star attraction in the national selection tournament ‘GSC World Snooker Qualifiers’ to be played here from Sunday. The tournament is being hosted by Goregaon Sports Club (GSC) from October 17 to October 27, 2021. This BSFI selection …

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Gavit pushes the boundaries to compete with able-bodied athletes

Kishore Dalip Gavit has participated in only one para-athletics tournament in his early career. The 18-year-old, whose right arm is amputated below the elbow, feels the level of competition at the Para Championships is not up to his standards. “It is very easy for me. There is no thrill in winning there,” says Gavit bluntly. …

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Gold but no shine for Indian shooters

Two months after Indian shooters went blank at the Tokyo Olympics, some teenagers from the Junior World Championships in Peru have returned to top the table with 43 medals – 17 gold, 16 silver and 10 bronze. On the face of it, it was a timely balm for games desperate for good news. But this …

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Saina retires after injury, Indian women beat Spain 3-2 in Uber Cup final

ace shuttler Saina Nehwal Forced to retire in the middle of their opening match, India’s youth brigade went clinical to register a resounding 3-2 win over Spain and make a winning start to their campaign in the Uber Cup final here on Sunday. performed. Opening the proceedings for India, London Olympics bronze medalist Saina had …

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