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Olympic-bound gymnast Pranati has mind-set for big events: Dipa

Olympic-bound gymnast Pranati has mind-set for big events: Dipa

Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Leading gymnast Pranati Nayak, who will be the lone Indian to compete at the upcoming Olympic Games, has the "competition mind-set to stand out in big events", feels top gymnast Dipa Karmakar."Everyone works hard. But Pranati's competition mindset stands out. Even if she used...

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India's Lalrinnunga, Sheuli for World Junior Weightlifting

India's Lalrinnunga, Sheuli for World Junior Weightlifting

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Jeremy Lalrinnunga, the 2018 Youth Olympic champion, and Achinta Sheuli will compete in the men's category of this months World Junior Weightlifting Championships.Lalrinnunga will compete in 67 kg while Sheuli in 73kg in Tashkent from May 23 to 31. The main focus will, howev...

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Covid effect: Olympic-bound wrestlers' Sonepat camp cancelled

Covid effect: Olympic-bound wrestlers' Sonepat camp cancelled

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A plan to organise a preparatory camp for the Tokyo Olympic Games-bound eight freestyle wrestlers from next week in nearby Sonepat, Haryana, has been cancelled due to new 14-day quarantine rule imposed, said a national coach associated with the team on Saturday."With just ab...

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Marykom's quarantine over, she can train in isolation

Marykom's quarantine over, she can train in isolation

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Olympic Games-bound MC Marykom has completed her seven days quarantine period at the national boxing camp in Pune, but will still train in isolation to stay safe, says a coach associated with the camp."She completed her quarantine on Friday and can practice outside her room....

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Archery body initiates visa process for Oly qualifiers in France

Archery body initiates visa process for Oly qualifiers in France

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Archery Association of India (AAI) has initiated process for procuring visa for team to compete at next month's Olympic qualification event and World Cup in Paris."We submitted online visa application forms on Friday to avoid last-minute rush. The national women's recurv...

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Women boxers hit roadblock ahead of Asian championships

Women boxers hit roadblock ahead of Asian championships

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Half of 10-member women's team is doubtful to compete at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai starting May 21 after strict Covid-19 protocols at Army Sports Institute (ASI) in Pune didn't let them join the ongoing national camp.The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) had pla...

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Rijiju congratulates Tashi Yangjom for becoming 1st Indian woman climber to scale Mt Everest in 2021

Rijiju congratulates Tashi Yangjom for becoming 1st Indian woman climber to scale Mt Everest in 2021

New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, on Saturday lavished praise on Tashi Yangjom as she became the first Indian woman climber to scale Mount Everest this season.Tashi from Arunachal Pradesh was trained at the National Institute of Mountaine...

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Second Coronavirus vaccines delayed for Aus Olympic swimmers

Second Coronavirus vaccines delayed for Aus Olympic swimmers

Canberra, May 14 (IANS) Australia's Olympic swimmers have been granted special permission to delay their second coronavirus vaccine after suffering side effects from the first injection.The Australian swim team -- the Dolphins -- were due to receive their second COVID-19 vaccine jabs from May 31 to ...

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COVID-19: Turkish GP cancelled, Formula 1 adds second race in Austria

COVID-19: Turkish GP cancelled, Formula 1 adds second race in Austria

Paris [France], May 14 (ANI): Formula 1 on Friday confirmed that the Turkish Grand Prix, which had replaced Grand Prix Du Canada 2021, has been cancelled due to the new COVID-19 travel restrictions.As a result, French Grand Prix will move a week earlier while a second race in Austria - the Styrian G...

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Swimming body seeks exemption from quarantine for Monaco event

Swimming body seeks exemption from quarantine for Monaco event

<br>"Due to Covid-19 protocols, visitors arriving in France have to undergo 10 days of quarantine. But we have requested the French Sports Ministry to support the elite Indian swimmers so that they can compete in Monaco. If we get a positive response, we will send the team. Otherwise we ...

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