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Wrestler Seema enters final, wins Olympic quota place

Wrestler Seema enters final, wins Olympic quota place

Sofia, May 7 (IANS) India's Seema Bisla won a quota place in women's 50 kg freestyle wrestling for Tokyo Olympics after she entered the final of World Olympic qualifiers here on Friday.The finalists in each of the weight categories earn Olympic quota places.In the semi-final, the 28-year-old Indian ...

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Mary Kom 'favourite' to win Asian Boxing Championships

Mary Kom 'favourite' to win Asian Boxing Championships

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): Six-times AIBA Women's World Champion and five-times ASBC Asian Women's Champion Mary Kom will compete in the flyweight (51kg) in Dubai in the upcoming Asian women's Boxing Championships.The upcoming ASBC Asian men's and women's Boxing Championships, which scheduled t...

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Wrestler Seema Bisla qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Wrestler Seema Bisla qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Sofia [Bulgaria], May 7 (ANI): Indian wrestler Seema Bisla has secured a Tokyo Olympics berth in women's 50kg after reaching the finals of the World Olympic Qualifier in Bulgaria on Friday.Seema becomes the fourth woman and eighth overall wrestler to qualify for the quadrennial event. With this Indi...

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Seema one win away from winning Olympic quota place

Seema one win away from winning Olympic quota place

Sofia, May 7 (IANS) India's Seema is one win away from winning the Tokyo Olympic quota place in the women's 50 kg freestyle event as she entered the semi-final stage of World Olympic qualifiers here on Friday. The finalists in each of the weight categories will earn Olympic quota places.In the semis...

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Sathiyan working on variation and power for Olympics

Sathiyan working on variation and power for Olympics

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Olympic-bound men's singles table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran says he is working on variation and power in his strokes ahead of the Tokyo Olympics."I believe the element of surprise is important to stay in the race for a podium finish at the Olympics. That could only ...

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COVID-19: SAI, IOA join hands to help India's ex-international athletes, coaches

COVID-19: SAI, IOA join hands to help India's ex-international athletes, coaches

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has collaborated to open a special cell to provide resource support to India's ex-international athletes and coaches who are COVID-19 positive.If the concerned person requires any support, they h...

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Indian paddler G Sathiyan working on variations for the Tokyo Olympics

Indian paddler G Sathiyan working on variations for the Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): Indian Table Tennis player Gnanasekaran Sathiyan on Friday said that he is hoping to put on a grand show at the Tokyo Olympic Games late this year and is working on different variations. "We (coach S Raman and himself) are working on bringing more variation and pace t...

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BAI writes to BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open, seeks clarity on Tokyo qualification

BAI writes to BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open, seeks clarity on Tokyo qualification

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): Following the postponement of the Malaysia Open, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has reached out to the world body, Badminton World Federation (BWF) asking for clarity on the qualification scenario for its shuttlers and future course of action. The Super 750 ...

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Rowers win Olympic quota place in lightweight double scull

Rowers win Olympic quota place in lightweight double scull

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Indian rowing team comprising Arun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh won the Tokyo Olympic quota place in men's lightweight double scull event at the World Rowing Asia and Oceania Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo on Friday.The Indian team covered the 2000-metr...

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Indian sailors' training, competition trip to Europe cleared at cost of Rs 73.14 lakh

Indian sailors' training, competition trip to Europe cleared at cost of Rs 73.14 lakh

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): Sailors Nethra Kumanan (Laser Radial) and Vishnu Saravanan (Laser Standard), as well as KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar (Skiff 49er) on Friday, secured Mission Olympic Cell approvals for their proposals to train and compete overseas ahead of Tokyo 2020.Vishnu Saravanan...

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