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Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 medals at single Games edition

  • Sep 03, 2021
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Avani Lekhara followed her women's 10m air rifle standing (SH1) gold with a bronze medal in women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 on Friday. Lekhara was the first Indian woman to win Paralympic gold and now she is the first Indian woman to win two medals in the same edition of the Games. The 19-year-old finished fourth when the field fell in the last four and finished third with a decisive shot of 10.5. She finished with a score of 445.9 while Ukraine's Iryna Schetnik, whose rifle finals world record Lekhara earlier equaled on the way to her gold in the event, finished fourth with 435.3. China's Cuiping Zhang won the gold medal with 457.9 points at the Paralympic Games, while Germany's Natasha Hiltrop scored 457.1 to win the silver medal. Lekhara ranked sixth in the final stage of the competition. She did well on the standing series during qualification and continued down the same path, gradually working her way up to the bronze medal challenge. He then swapped positions with Schetnik before taking third place in the final stages of the competition.Also Read- Shooter Avani Lekhara First Indian Woman To Win Gold At Paralympics She previously won the country's first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the women's 10-meter air rifle. She shot a total score of 249.6 in the final, which equaled the world record set by Shchetnik in December 2018. The 19-year-old recovered well after a slow start. The Tokyo Paralympic Games marked India's best performance in a single edition of the Games, easily surpassing the country's best previous performance of four at the 2016 Rio Games. Lekhara and javelin thrower Sumit Antel won gold, while high jumper Praveen Kumar won India sixth silver medal on Friday. Bhavina Patel, javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya, high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavellu and Nishad Kumar are the other Indian silver medalists.Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar, high jumper Sharad Kumar and thrower Singhraj won bronze [email protected], you beauty! #IND's ace shooter claims a second medal in R8 - Women's 50m Rifle 3P SH1, winning #Bronze with a score of 445.9! 12 medals for ! #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ShootingParaSport pic.twitter.com/sJ51rQpky1— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) September 3, 2021Meet The phenomenal young Legend!! With this #Bronze medal in 50M Rifle 3P SH1 just days after her Gold, @AvaniLekhara becomes the First Ever Indian woman to win 2 medals in the same Games @paralympics!!! #[email protected] #Paralympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/hzll4lftNp— Paralympic India #Cheer4India #Praise4Para (@ParalympicIndia) September 3, 2021Also Read- England vs India, 4th Test Day 1: Shardul Thakur breaks Ian Botham's record, hits fastest Test fifty in England

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Afghanistan cricket get green signal to play their 1st Test since Taliban's takeover, to face Australia in November

  • Sep 02, 2021
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The war-torn country's cricket board confirmed on Wednesday that the Afghan team has got approval from the Taliban to play a one-off test match against Australia in September. The game is scheduled for November 27 in Hobart.The test match will be Afghanistan's first match since the Taliban takeover earlier this month. The Australian cricket team also claimed the match was well underway."CA will continue to work with the Australian and Tasmanian governments ahead of the Afghan team's expected arrival later this year."The Taliban have said they will not interfere with the Afghan men's national cricket team, the country's biggest sporting success in recent years, although the fate of the more modest women's cricket programs remains unclear.Also Read- Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos BasirAustralian broadcaster SBS reported Tuesday that the Taliban would honour Afghanistan scheduled cricket matches, although a representative of the hardline Islamist movement indicated that tours may depend on relations with other countries."In the future, we want good relations with all countries," the broadcaster quoted Ahmadullah Wasiq, the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission, as saying."When good relations are established, the Afghan players can go (to Australia) and they can come here."No country recognized the Taliban as the government of Afghanistan after they captured Kabul on August 14.Also Read- Afghan national team footballer Zaki Anwari dies in fall from US plane at Kabul airportAlso Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

  • Sep 02, 2021
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Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but nevertheless broke the men's international scoring record before scoring the second goal as Portugal's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Ireland on Wednesday. Ronaldo scored his 110th goal in the 89th minute to move ahead of former Iran striker Ali Daei. Six minutes into stoppage time, Ronaldo scored the 111th goal in 180 games to break the hearts of the Irish after defender John Egan gave his nation the lead in the 45th minute. "I'm very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had," Ronaldo said. "Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end." But Ronaldo, who has rejoined Manchester United, is still 76 goals behind the most productive international scorer in the game. Christine Sinclair 38 years old, scored her 187th goal for Canada last month at the Tokyo Olympics. Ronaldo's night was frustrating until the late heroics. His 15th-minute spot kick was well saved by goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who was just two years old when Ronaldo scored his first goal for Portugal as a skinny winger at European championship in 2004. Ronaldo's only title came with Portugal at Euro 2016. Although he was the top scorer at this year's Euro Cup with five goals in four games, his team's title defense ended in the round of 16. On that note, here are the best Twitter reactions after Ronaldo's historic goalscoring feat. He's done it! @Cristiano (110) Ali Daei (109) A phenomenal run of 49 goals in his last 47 Portugal appearances makes the monster from Madeira the outright leading scorer in men's international history. Take a bow, legend ‍ pic.twitter.com/WFO7XbuKr8— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 1, 2021BREAKING: @cristiano scores twice for Portugal and becomes the greatest goalscorer in international football history. He is, indisputably, the pic.twitter.com/tLXXVHwApx— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 1, 2021Congratulations @Cristiano https://t.co/MYMvPPJiqO— Guinness World Records (@GWR) September 1, 2021Man Utd's @Cristiano Ronaldo makes history!He nets twice for Portugal to break the men's international goalscoring record pic.twitter.com/ZSqfptGXWJ— Premier League (@premierleague) September 1, 2021Also Read- Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir

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Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir

  • Sep 01, 2021
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Fanoos Basir a former Afghan soccer player fled her country after the Taliban dramatically capturing the capital city Kabul in August 2021. Despite promises by Taliban representatives that the Women would have more freedom than the last time the Taliban ruled the country, the women of the country were skeptical and unsure of their future. Fanoos Basir, said that she does not believe in the Taliban and that the Islamist movement will not change its attitude towards women. The Taliban were toppled in the US-led invasion in 2001, but 20 years later they regained power again and were forced out a foreign military mission, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of vulnerable Afghans. The last flights departed on Monday. In 2010, Basir joined a fledgling national soccer team that trained in a dilapidated stadium and began participating in tournaments abroad. However, the national team was disbanded and a large group of players and current staff were evacuated in an Australian military plane. Khaleda Popal, a former captain of the women's national soccer team who now resides outside Denmark, had urged soccer players on the women's team to burn their certificates, jerseys and medals for fear of attack by the Taliban, who had prohibited sports for women during her previous regime. Fanoos Basir not only did this, but tried to flee the country with her ailing parents as many as 3 days after the Taliban captured Kabul that on August 15. After several unsuccessful attempts, Basir, with the help of the French embassy, escaped to France. "Of course, we didn't know the Taliban would come as quickly as they did. Everyone knows what they did 30 years ago. They consider women like zero. They say that everything will change, we will allow women to work but I believe these are all fake face of the Taliban that they are showing to the world. They will never change. They have the same mentality towards women," said Basir.Also Read- Afghan national team footballer Zaki Anwari dies in fall from US plane at Kabul airport"So personally, I thought I would never work as part of their NGO government because working with them means supporting them. I will never support them. I will never trust them." "They still kill people. They have the same ideas and the same attitude towards women. Even if they let us work, we should be accompanied by our brother or father. So, it's impossible." “I was working as a civil engineer and I worked with a lot of guys, so this is impossible for me. "They are fake and they are showing off to the world that they are good and have changed. But they never change." ‘Who are they to forgive us?’ "They talked about resuming all sports activities. But women's sport was not mentioned. How can they change? They say they are going to forgive us. Who are they to forgive us? They have killed so many people, it should be the other way around." She added. 'I don't want to talk to a woman' Recalling the horrible experience when she tried to flee the country from the Kabul airport, Fanoos Basir said that a representative for Taliban did not even speak to her when she asked for clarification. Basir said she saw people being shot when the Taliban warned people not to flee the country in chaotic days at the airport. "We tried a lot for 2 or 3 days (to escape). My mother was sick. I went to the airport, there was a big crowd and they were shooting a lot of people. I saw them shoot people in the head and legs. They were bleeding and they hit them with sticks. ”I covered my face with a burqa. When I approached them, I wanted to ask them a question, but a Taliban pushed me and said." No, I don't want to talk to a woman. He told me to leave to home ". she said Fanoos Basir blamed the United States for the return of the Taliban to Afghanistan. "If the United States wants to kick them out, they can do it in an hour or two. They don't want to do it. They have drones, they have satellites. How is it possible that they are fighting against the Taliban for 20 years and did nothing?" she said.Also Read- Neeraj Chopra vs Sumit Antil: Can two gold medallists clash at Paris Olympics 2024?

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Neeraj Chopra vs Sumit Antil: Can two gold medallists clash at Paris Olympics 2024?

  • Sep 01, 2021
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Sumit Antil, who has participated in able-bodied events including the Indian Grand Prix, said his goal is to qualify for both the Paralympic Games and the Olympics in 2024 and he will begin his training once he returns to India. Indian javelin thrower Sumit Antel now wants to compete against able-bodied athletes at the Paris Olympics three years from now. The 23-year-old from Sonipat shown his impressive performance on Monday when he broke his own world record not once but five times to take gold in the men's F64 javelin with a throw of 68.55 meters. Antel, who has participated in able-bodied events including the Indian Grand Prix, said his goal is to qualify for both the Paralympic Games and the Olympics in 2024 and will begin his training once he returns to the country. During my training, I have been touching the 70m-mark. And I dream of throwing between 75 to 80m and that should be enough to compete amongst the able-bodied athletes. “I wish to take part in both the Olympics and Paralympics. That’s my dream,” Antil, who lost his left leg below the knee after he was involved in a motorbike accident in 2015, said in a release issued by Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). “Once I return from Tokyo, I will be training for that for sure,” he added. If Sumit is allowed to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics, he will compete against countryman Neeraj Chopra, who recently won gold medal in men's javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics. Interestingly, as the son of a JWO officer in the Indian Army, Antel competed against Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra in the able-bodied 3rd series of the Indian Grand Prix on March 5 at Patiala, where he finished seventh with a best throw of 66.43 meters. On Tuesday, Antel broke the previous world record of 62.88 meters, which is also set by him, five times a day. His last throw was a foul. His series read 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55 and foul.Also Read- Shooter Avani Lekhara First Indian Woman To Win Gold At Paralympics"At the 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships, I settled for silver. I always wanted to win the gold medal," said Antel, who was inspired by Neeraj Chopra medal show. "My coach told me to be aggressive at the Paralympic Games. I'm glad I was able to finally come out with a good performance and inspire the upcoming generation." It was very hot and humid that day in Tokyo, but Antil never looked bothered. "During the pandemic, I got special permission from the Sports Authority of India to train at home. I was prepared for all conditions - hot and humid. I trained late at night and this paid off well," said Antel, who hails from Sonepat. The Haryana athlete now hopes that Paralympic gold will give him a job once he returns to India. "Currently, I am unemployed and I am doing full-time training but I hope to get a job after this. Let's see what happens when I return to India," he signed off.Also Read- US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka kicks off title defence with straight sets win over Marie Bouzkova

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Shooter Avani Lekhara First Indian Woman To Win Gold At Paralympics

  • Aug 30, 2021
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Avani Likhara created history on Monday at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She became the first Indian shooter to win a Paralympic medal, she also became the first woman to win an individual gold medal in the country's history at the Paralympic. 19-year-old Avani Likhara made an impressive debut at Paralympic Games She created world record and setting a new Paralympic record with 249.6 in R2 women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 final. The teenager, who suffered spinal cord injuries in a car accident in 2012, began shooting in 2015. Initially, her father introduced her to archery and shooting, but Avani Likhara wanted to make her mark on archery after reading Abinav Bindra's autobiography. And it was a special moment for Avani Likhara on Monday, as her idol, shooter great Abinav Bindra was among the first to congratulate her on winning the historic gold medal. "Gold it is! Brilliant display by @AvaniLekhara to win India its first Paralympic gold medal in shooting. Immensely proud ! Many Congratulations on your shot at history," Bindra wrote in a social media post. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the Lekhara gold as a "really special moment for Indian sport." "Phenomenal performance @AvaniLekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes for your future endeavors," PM Modi said. Several sports stars joined the bandwagon to celebrate the Golden Girl of India from the Tokyo Paralympic Games.Gold it is! Brilliant display by @AvaniLekhara to win India its first Paralympic gold medal in shooting. Immensely proud ! Many Congratulations on your shot at history ! #Praise4Para #Tokyo2020— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 30, 2021Phenomenal performance @AvaniLekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes for your future endeavours.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021It's a Golden Day!! #GoldenGirl @AvaniLekhara wins India's First medal in @ShootingPara & it's a #GOLD!!! Avani has equalled the World Record to achieve this feat! This is unparalleled, first Indian Woman in @Olympics or @Paralympics ever to win GOLD.#Praise4Para #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/hxJoP1edCi— Paralympic India #Cheer4India #Praise4Para (@ParalympicIndia) August 30, 2021She has created history. The first ever woman from India to win a #Paralympics #Gold Wow #AvaniLekhara on the outstanding feat. Also equals the current WR to win the Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 final! #Tokyo2020 #ShootingParaSport pic.twitter.com/saehkl2tJt— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 30, 2021Also Read- India vs England: Wounds of 2014 hurt Virat Kohli again

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India interested in hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

  • Aug 25, 2021
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Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said that India is among a group of countries interested in hosting the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and beyond. The International Olympic Committee recently announced that Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Games. Even after the Australia, Brisbane was chosen last month to host the 2032 Summer Games, the IOC has a waiting list of suitors to host the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and even beyond, Bach said in a report. Ambitious host countries include Indonesia, India, Germany and Qatar. "And this is just the ones which come to my mind". So, we really are in a very good position for the long term. Bach said according to the Wall Street Journal. Bach's comments came at a time when the multi-million-dollar costs of hosting the Games have sparked controversy. The recently held Tokyo Games also faced an outcry over the amount of money spent to host the Olympics. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajiv Mehta has confirmed to PTI that they have already shown interest in hosting the showpiece event. "In a meeting of the International Olympic Committee via video conference before Tokyo Olympics, the IOA expressed interest in hosting the Olympics in 2036 and beyond," Mehta said. Delhi's Chief Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia said in March this year that they would do their best and develop the infrastructure for a successfully bid to host the 2048 Games, to celebrate 100 years of independence. India has also shown interest in hosting the 2032 Olympics as part of a long-term hosting strategy that also includes the 2030 Asian Games and the 2026 Youth Olympics. Qatar and Riyadh awarded the Asian Games of 2030 and 2034 in December.Also Read- Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia to skip wrestling world championships in October

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Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia to skip wrestling world championships in October

  • Aug 24, 2021
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Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia will not compete in the upcoming World Wrestling Championships after recommending a six-week rehabilitation program to treat a ligament he suffered in his right knee in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics. The World Championships will be held in Oslo, Norway, from October 2 to10, and Punia will not be able to begin his mat training until his rehabilitation program is completed. Punia recently underwent an MRI scan to find out the extent of his injury in Russia in June before the Olympics and consulted with Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, who runs the Center for Sports Medicine at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. "It's a ligament tear and Dr. Dinshaw asked me to go through a six-week rehab program. I won't be able to compete in the world championships," Punia told PTI. There are no ranking series events organized for the rest of the year and Punia said his season is over. "The World Championship was the only major tournament on the calendar this year. I don't see myself competing in any other tournament this season." Punia was injured in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics when he participated at Russian tournament, Ali Aliyev in June. He had lost his semi-final match against AbulMazhid Kudiev, who grabbed the Indian's right leg and threw it roughly in the first half of the match. This impact had an effect on Bajrang's right knee and he immediately left the mat, but he competed in the Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 65kg category. "As it was my first Olympics and I had a dream of winning an Olympic medal, I participated in Tokyo despite the pain," he said. Bajrang said he has not consulted any particular physical therapist for his rehabilitation. "I'm doing it myself in a Sonepat. Dr. Dinshaw recommended some exercises that I do every day now in the gym. The mat training time will also go to rehab." The 27-year-old said he wants to continue with his Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis, who has now left for his country Since the Indian Wrestling Federation has not offered him a new contract.Also Read- Odisha FC sign Malaysian international Liridon Krasniqi on loan