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    Chitharesh Natesan becomes first Indian to win Mr Universe crown

    Chitharesh Natesan, a Delhi-based bodybuilder from Kochi, became the first Indian to win the Mr Universe 2019 crown at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship that was staged in Jeju, South Korea this week. Natesan won the Mr World 2019 title in the 90 kg division category and competed with the Mr World 2019 winners from other weight categories to emerge as the...

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    Silver for Sharad, Thangavelu & Vinay win bronze at World Para-Athletics Championships

    Two-time Asian Para Games champion Sharad Kumar cleared the bar with season's best 1.83 metres to clinch the silver besides booking Tokyo 2020 slots along with Mariyappan Thangavelu at the Dubai 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships on Thursday. Mariyappan, a Rio 2016 gold medallist, settled for bronze with season's best performance of 1.80 metres which was...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Sports Minister urges states to put efforts in popularising sports

    Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Youth and Sports, urged the Centre and the states to make collective efforts in a bid to popularise the sporting culture in the country. He also stressed on the idea of making India a fit nation. Rijiju announced his appeal in his inaugural speech at the Conference of Ministers and Secretaries of the States and Union Territories in charge of...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Medal or not, here I come | By Mehuli Ghosh

    I know what I am fighting for. After a point of time, you have to tell yourself, medals don't matter. You have got to think long-term. You've got to be patient. You have to tell yourself what matters more is the experience. What matters more is the fact that I am competing week in and week out, preparing myself for next year's Olympic Games. I have to go to Tokyo. And that, is not going to be easy, I...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Dreams come true for Kerala kids who couldn't afford a football

    The road leading to Kerala's Nilambur village is a narrow, undulated alley paved amidst paddy fields. It is still dark out, but the relative tranquility here is disrupted by an energetic herd of 13 children. All of them, aged between five and 12, reach a small field in the village obscured by silence to convene a formal disciplinary meeting for buying a new football. Are you...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Mizo Women and Football: Challenging Stereotypes

    (This article is part of Saha Sutra on www.sahapedia.org , an open online resource on the arts, cultures and heritage of India. ) The article is written by Lydia Lalduhawmi and Lalmalsawmi Ralte. They both are PhD scholar in the Department of English, Mizoram University. Mizoram, a beautiful hilly state with a population of roughly 10 lakh, has a sporting culture which begins from the...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    2019 Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth reaches first semifinal in 8 months

    Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made it to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open Super 500 after his quarters opponent Chen Long retired 15 minutes into the clash. Srikanth was leading 21-13, 0-0 when the Chinese World No. 4 declared that he would not be able to continue further. Thus, the World No. 13 Indian progressed to the semifinal, his first since March this...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Happy Birthday, Sania Mirza: Recap of her five best victories

    Sania Mirza is one of the most successful Indian women lawn tennis players. She marked her presence as the most iconic sportsperson in the country where cricket rule to the hearts of people. Following her stupendous performance in tennis, Mirza was conferred with the Arjuna Award (the second-highest sporting honour in India) by the Government of India in the year 2004. In 2016, Mirza...

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    Hong Kong Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth lone winner in disappointing day for Indians

    PV Sindhu was knocked out yet again in the early rounds of a competition this year, as she lost in the pre-quarters of the Hong Kong Open Super 500. Along with Sindhu, shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy also lost their respective singles encounters to crash out of the event. However, Kidambi Srikanth provided some relief as he advanced to the quarters -...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Former hockey player Sandeep Singh named Haryana sports minister

    Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh has been named as the sports minister of Haryana after he turned out for the BJP in the recent state assembly elections and won from the Pehowa seat. He took oath as a minister of the state cabinet on Thursday and was named as the sports minister earlier today. Olympic Medalist Yogeshwar Dutt, former Indian...

    • 19 hrs ago

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