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In India’s hockey revival, Pakistan sees hope for itself too

In India’s hockey revival, Pakistan sees hope for itself too

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KARACHI: The resurrection of Indian hockey in Tokyo Olympics has brought joy to even Pakistan as the legends of the game here believe that the arch-rivals’ resurgence would help arrest the sport’s decline in their own backyard. Both the Indian men’s and women’s teams have advanced to the semifinals to be within touching distance of medals that are expected to galvanise hockey like never before in India. Pakistan, on the other hand, failed to even qualify for the Games for a second successive time. Celebrated centre forward Hasan Sardar said he has been watching the Olympics hockey matches with interest after India started doing well. “It is a big success for the Indian hockey structure…It is all about money and unless we don’t invest in hockey and take care of players where will we get the...
Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu tames China’s Bing Jiao to secure second successive Olympic medal

Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu tames China’s Bing Jiao to secure second successive Olympic medal

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TOKYO: Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday became only the second Indian to win two Olympic medals, securing a bronze after a straight-game win over world no.9 He Bing Jiao of China in the women’s singles third-place play-off. Sindhu, who has returned with medals from each of the big-ticket events such as Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and BWF World Tour Finals in the last five years, outwitted eighth seed Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 to add a bronze to her silver that she had secured at the 2016 Rio Games. Wrestler Sushil Kumar is the first and only other Indian to win two Olympic medals, following up his bronze at 2008 Beijing with a silver at the London edition. Up against an opponent, who has beaten her nine times so far in the last 15 meetings, Sindhu showed great determination to out...
Sindhu India’s pride, one of our most outstanding Olympians: PM Modi

Sindhu India’s pride, one of our most outstanding Olympians: PM Modi

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed ace badminton player PV Sindhu as India’s pride after she won bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. He tweeted, “We are all elated by the stellar performance by PV Sindhu. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze at @Tokyo2020. She is India’s pride and one of our most outstanding Olympians.” The reigning world champion became only the second Indian and the country’s first woman to win two Olympic medals, securing a bronze after a straight-game win over world No. 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the badminton women’s singles thirdplace play-off. She had secured a silver in the 2016 Rio Games. Wrestler Sushil Kumar is the first and only other Indian to win two Olympic medals, following up his bronze at 2008 Beijing with a silver at the 2012 Lond...
LG congratulates Sindhu for winning bronze

LG congratulates Sindhu for winning bronze

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday congratulated ace badminton player P V Sindhu for winning bronze in the Tokyo Olympics, saying she is an inspiration for millions of youngsters of the country. “Many congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for winning the bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics. She is an inspiration to millions of youth. The whole nation is proud of her,” the Lt Governor tweeted. Sindhu became the second Indian and the country’s first woman to win two Olympic medals, securing a bronze after a straight-game win over world No. 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the badminton women’s singles third-place play-off. She had secured a silver in the 2016 Rio Games. —PTI Press Trust of Indiakashmirreader.comBJP welcomesShia community split over decision to allow Muharram ...

Mayid Rayan Warriors, Bird Enterprises win their matches

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Srinagar : Mayid Rayan Warriors, Bird Enterprises won their matches in the ongoing Jammu Kashmir Premier League t-20 matches played at Green Valley Educational Institution on Sunday. The first match was played between Mayid Rayan Warriors and Emmsons City Hunks. After winning the toss, Emmsons City Hunks decided to field first. Mayid Rayan Warriors posted a total of 158 runs for the loss of six wickets. Tehseen Dar scored 50 of 45 balls while Zamin scored 33 of 27 balls. For Emmons City Hunks Mudasir Gojree and Faisal Dar claimed two wickets each. Chasing the target, Emmsons City Hunks fell short of 13 runs. Faisal Dar 47 of 24 balls and Mudasir Gojree made 28 of just 22 balls. For Mayid Rayan Warriors Mohammad Tahir Bhat was pick of the bowlers and claiming three wickets conceding only 15...
India beat Great Britain 3-1 to enter Olympic hockey semifinals after 49 years

India beat Great Britain 3-1 to enter Olympic hockey semifinals after 49 years

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TOKYO: The Indian men’s hockey team defeated Great Britain 3-1 in a quarterfinal match to qualify for the semifinals of Olympics Games after 49 years here on Sunday. India scored three field goals through Dilpreet Singh (7th minute), Gurjant Singh (16th) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the win for the eight-time Olympic champions. The lone goal for Great Britain was scored by Sam Ward in the 45th minute. Even though India’s last of the eight Olympic gold medals came way back in 1980 Moscow Games, there were no semifinals in that edition as only six teams participated in the event. The last time India featured in the semifinals of the Olympics was in 1972 Munich Games where they lost 0-2 to arch-rivals Pakistan. India will take on world champions Belgium in the semifinal on Tuesday. Belgium...
Irish boxer Aidan Walsh injures ankle celebrating win, out of Tokyo Olympics

Irish boxer Aidan Walsh injures ankle celebrating win, out of Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO: Aidan Walsh has been forced out of his semifinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics after the Irish welterweight injured his ankle while celebrating his quarterfinal victory. Boxing officials announced Sunday that Walsh did not attend the medical check and weigh-in before his scheduled bout with Britain’s Pat McCormack, who advances to the gold medal bout by walkover. Walsh, who is from Belfast, will still win a bronze medal. But he appeared to cost himself a chance at gold by celebrating overzealously after he beat Merven Clair of Mauritius 4:1 on Friday to advance to the medal bouts. Walsh wildly jumped up and down after the verdict was announced, and he landed awkwardly on his ankle. The Irish team said Walsh sprained his ankle, and he was spotted by Irish media leaving the Kokugikan Are...

Pencak Silat Championship: Pampore bagged first position

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Pampore: Pampore bagged first position followed by Tral and Pulwama grabbed third position in the Pulwama Pencak Silat Championship held at Government Degree Collage Pampore on Saturday. The three day championship was organised by Pencak Silat Association of J&K in collaboration with GDC Pampore. According to the organisers around 200 players from different schools of the Pulwama district took part in the event. Sports Council Manager Pulwama Bashir Ahmad was chief guest, on the closing ceremony. Principal GDC Pampore Prof Seema Naaz, BMO Pampore Asma Nazir, Registard Medical Officer Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, Range Officer Kakapora Block Forest Officer, Kakapora were also present on the closing ceremony. On the occasion Prof Naaz congratulated all participating students and organisers ...
DYSS organises sports conclave

DYSS organises sports conclave

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Srinagar: Department of Youth Services & Sports, District Srinagar Saturday conducted first ever Down Town Sports conclave here at MPML Higher Secondary School. The conclave was organized in collaboration with District Administration Srinagar. The programme was interactive and speakers highlighted various issues, requirements for the upliftment of sports in Down Town area of Srinagar. District Development Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad attented the function as Chief Guest. The conclave was attended by Veteran Sports personalities, Teams/Clubs/Academies /young achievers from Shehr-i-Khaas. Speaking at the conclave, Asad assured sports enthusiasts of every possible support in terms of equipment, infrastructure and general handholding. He further encouraged the sports person to...
Dickwella, Mendis, Gunathailaka banned for one year, fined 10 million rupees: SLC

Dickwella, Mendis, Gunathailaka banned for one year, fined 10 million rupees: SLC

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket banned senior players Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka for one year and also imposed a fine of 10 million Sri Lankan rupees on them for breaching COVID-19 protocols on the tour of UK last month. The trio was caught on camera on the streets of Durham during the limited overs series, which was a bio-bubble breach and they were sent back home midway into the tour and were suspended. They also faced a disciplinary committee headed by a retired judge, which recommended two year bans for Mendis and Gunathilaka along with 18- month sanction for Dickwella. –PTI Press Trust of Indiakashmirreader.comIED defused in Rajouri, search operation onIndia, China hold 12th round of military talksIsrael's NSO blocks some govt clients from using its spyware: ...