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16 Oct 2019
Indian women boxers’ performance at Worlds raises Olympic hopes

New Delhi, India, October 16, 2019: Manju Rani’s stupendous debut run at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia ended with a silver medal on Sunday, October 13, as India’s female boxers equaled their best ever performance at this event.

Manju Rani lost the light flyweight (48kg) final to hometown favourite Ekaterina Paltceva of Russia.

The Haryana boxer was the lone Indian to make a final after six-time champion ....

16 Oct 2019
Iran’s Rahmani powers to beach wrestling gold at Doha

Doha, Qatar, October 15, 2019: Iran joined the gold medal club at the first ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday evening. The gold medal came in beach wrestling from Pouya Rahmani in the men’s +90kg category.

In the three-minute, first-to-three points bout, the Iranian dominated Ufuk Yilmaz of Turkey 3-0 with a trio of one-point scores.

The bronze medal went to Mamuka Kordzaia of Georgia.

The four medals on ....

15 Oct 2019
Uzbekistan becomes member of International Ice Hockey Federation

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, October 15, 2019: The Uzbekistan Ice Hockey Federation was admitted as a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation at the IIHF Congress in Rome, Italy, last month.

Bakhtiyor Fazilov, President of the Uzbekistan Ice Hockey Federation, welcomed the decision and thanked all IIHF members who supported them and voted for Uzbekistan at the Congress.

“It is a great honour to be admitted into the big family of ....

15 Oct 2019
Wrestler Inam is pride of Pakistan

Doha, Qatar, October 14, 2019: The never-say-die attitude and competitive spirit of Muhammad Inam brought a sensational gold medal for Pakistan on the opening day of beach wrestling at the ANOC World Beach Games on Monday.

Inam looked out for the count when he trailed Dato Marsagishvili of Georgia by 2-0 in the men’s 90kg final with half a minute of the three-minute contest remaining.

Two one-point takedowns leveled the score at 2-2....

15 Oct 2019
Japan's athletes win three gold medals in new Olympic sports

Doha, Qatar, October 14, 2019: Japan's new generation of athletes sent an ominous warning to their rivals ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer.

On a memorable evening for Japan at the first ANOC World Beach Games on Monday, Japan won three gold medals in two sports that will make an Olympic debut in Tokyo.

In the bouldering discipline of sport climbing, Japan won the women’s and men’s gold medals.

A third gold meda....

15 Oct 2019
Oktohari unanimously elected as new chairman of Indonesian Olympic Committee

Jakarta, Indonesia, October 11, 2019: Raja Sapta ‘Okto’ Oktohari was elected unanimously as chairman of the Indonesian Olympic Committee on Wednesday, October 10.

Okto was elected at the Indonesian NOC Congress at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Jakarta, and will replace Erick Thohir who was at the helm previously and in charge when the 2018 Asian Games was held in Jakarta and Palembang.

The new Indonesian Olympic chief, who will be in the ....

14 Oct 2019
Singapore gymnast Tan qualifies for Tokyo 2020

Singapore, October 14, 2019: Singapore gymnastics is celebrating the qualification of Tan Sze En for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Following the completion of the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) released the list of Artistic Gymnastics 2020 Olympic Qualifiers.

And the 18-year-old Singaporean - she turns 19 on October 19 - secured her spot after an impressive perfor....

13 Oct 2019
Yulo becomes first Filipino to be crowned world gymnastics champion

Stuttgart, Germany, October 13, 2019: Carlos Edriel Yulo made history by becoming the first ever world gymnastics champion from the Philippines. Nicknamed Caloy, the 19-year-old bundle of energy ruled the men’s floor exercise to win the gold medal at the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World

Championships on Saturday, October 12, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics-bound Yulo scored 15.300 points to defeat Artem Dolgopyat of Isra....

13 Oct 2019
Iran, Chinese Taipei win karate silver at ANOC WBG

Doha, Qatar, October 13, 2019: Iran and Chinese Taipei both won a silver medal in the karate competition of the ANOC World Beach Games on Sunday. In another excellent performance from an Asian National Olympic Committee, Hong Kong, China claimed a bronze.

The only karate discipline contested in the ANOC WBG was the individual kata (or forms) for men and women over two days of qualifying and elimination.

In the women’s event, Spain’s....

13 Oct 2019
China’s Hou produces silver swim in Doha

Doha, Qatar, October 13, 2019: Chinese swimmer Hou Yawen was just a fraction of a second away from making history at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.

In the first day of medal competition following the opening ceremony on Saturday night, the 21-year-old Hou took the silver medal in the women’s open water 5km swimming at Katara Beach.

Hou clocked 59.52 minutes, just 0.01 seconds behind the gold medal-win....

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