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Get Ready for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games| Lausanne 2020

Get Ready for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games| Lausanne 2020

  • Jan 10, 2020
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The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games is the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics and is known as Lausanne 2020. This is an international multi-sport event for teenagers going to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland starting from 9th January 2020 till 22nd January 2020.Lausanne is the home to the International Olympic Committee who will be organizing the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics with a total participation of 1,880 young elite athletes from all over the world. The opening ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will be taking place on 9th January 2020, Thursday at the Vaudoise Aréna stadium in Lausanne, Switzerland.The official mascot of the 2020 Winter Olympics is the Yodle. It was unveiled on 8th January 2019 at the CIG de Malley right before the Lausanne HC and HC Davos match. It has been created by ERACOM and has been inspired by a combination of cow, Saint Bernard dog, and a goat.Regarding the matter of tickets, tickets have to be bought for the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Apart from this, all the other events would be free to watch.Over 70 nations will be participating in around 81 events at the Stadium Vaudoise Aréna. Following will be the events and the location in which they will take place:Lausanne:Vaudoise Aréna    Opening and closing ceremonies     Ice hockey finals     Figure skating     Short Track speed skating Lausanne campus - Olympic village Le Flon – Medal ceremoniesJura: Prémanon, FranceSki jumping Biathlon Nordic Combined Le Brassus - Cross-country SkiingAlps: LeysinSki Freestyle (Halfpipe, Slopestyle)Snowboard (Halfpipe, Slopestyle) Les Diablerets – Alpine skiing Villars-Sur-OllonSki CrossSnowboard CrossSki Mountaineering Champéry – Curling St. MoritzSpeed skatingBobsleighSkeleton LugeMedal ceremoniesRead More: Darts Rules: How To Play Darts | Players and equipment | ScoringThe Youth Olympic Games is going to feature a total of 8 sports and 16 disciplines. The 16 disciplines include Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-country skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Freestyle skiing, Ice hockey, Luge, Nordic combined, Short track speed skating, Skeleton, Ski jumping, Ski mountaineering, Snowboarding, and Speed skating.As of now, Total 73 nations have qualified athletes. About 12 NOC's have been scheduled to make debuts in the Winter Youth Olympics. These include Albania, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Haiti, Hong Kong, Kosovo, North Korea, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkmenistan. This list includes three countries that have never competed at the Adult Winter Olympics and these are Haiti, Qatar and Turkmenistan.Russia has been banned from all the International sports for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency on 9th December 2019. The decision was taken after it was found that the data given by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency was manipulated by the Russian authorities.The Ski mountaineering is the newest sport that has got the approval for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. This sport basically includes scaling the mountains on skis and skiing back down. An equal number of male and female athletes will be featured just like in the case of Buenos Aires. Out of the total 81 events,  13 events will be mixed team events (NOCs), 34 men's events, and 34 women's events. The Ski mountaineering and the women's Nordic combined will be featured for the first time in an Olympic event. A mixed-NOC 3-on-3 ice hockey tournament and a women's doubles in luge will also feature for the first time.A total of 1,880 athletes aged between 15 and 18 years will be participating. More than 3,000 volunteers will be there to help in the Games. This time, 2020 Lausanne's venues will be spread across more than one city unlike Buenos Aires 2018. ABOUT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMESThe Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is a sporting event for young athletes participating from across the world. But, the popular elite event also includes some educational activities focusing at:  Protection of the athletes  working on enhancing the performance  providing assistance to the athletes outside of sportsThe program is based on the Olympic Games. It includes various sports, disciplines including breaking, sport climbing, 3-x-3 basketball, 3-x-3 ice hockey, mixed-gender, and mixed National Olympic Committee (NOC) events.There are various activities apart from the sports including interactive activities, workshops, team-building exercises, etc. These activities will help the athletes in exploring the various other cultures, developing various skills, and helping them improve the methods of training as well as performance.The previous Summer Youth Olympic Games held at Buenos Aires in the year 2018 had featured a total of 4,000 athletes and had an achievement in the sphere of gender equality.  The previous Winter Youth Olympic Games had taken place in Lillehammer in the year 2016 and had featured a total of 1,100 athletes.Just like the Olympic Games, the YOG are also held every four years. The first summer Youth Olympic Games was held from 14th August till 26th August 2010 in Singapore and the first winter Youth Olympic Games was held from 13th January till 22nd January 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. After this, the next YOG was held in Nanjing, China (in the year 2014), Lillehammer, Norway (in the year 2016) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (in the year 2018). After this, the next Winter YOG is going to be held in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, in Switzerland in January 2020.The Olympic Channel is going to stream about 300 hours of action that will take place in the 13 days in Lausanne, Switzerland. A Winter YOG channel is made available on the olympicchannel.com, YouTube and various other devices including the Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, and the Roku.The daily live show will be shown featuring the news, highlights of the events, trending news and stories, the fun interviews and much more on various sources such as Facebook, Twitter, olympicchannel.com. Interestingly, a daily podcast on the Olympic Channel will feature the athlete and famous people interviews.Read More: Upcoming Sports Events in 2020

Amit Panghal is World No.1 in IOC's Boxing Task Force rankings for Olympic Qualifiers

Amit Panghal is World No.1 in IOC's Boxing Task Force rankings for Olympic Qualifiers

  • Feb 13, 2020
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The global silver medal Amit Panghal (52 kg) was ranked first by the International Olympic Committee's boxing staff before the Olympic qualifiers next month, which made him the first Indian boxer in more than a decade to reach first place in its class.In 2009, Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh did it for the first time after opening India's World Championship account in bronze at 75 kg.Panghal, 24 years old, is ranked first with 420 points, according to the list published by the International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force (IOC), which is responsible for running sport at this time."It feels great and that means a lot to me because it will help me to be first in the playoffs," Panghal told PTI. "Being No. 1 in the world also gives you a renewed sense of confidence.""I hope I can win an Olympic place in the first qualifiers," the little boxer told Rohtak.The IOC Olympic Qualifying Team and Main Event will be held later this year in Tokyo, where the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is currently suspended due to poor financial and administrative management.Taking into account the ranking, two past world championships for men and women, continental championships and matches will be held in 2019. The Asia Olympic qualifiers will be held in Amman, Jordan, next month.Panghal has had a massive career since 2017, winning gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asia 2018.Last year, he became the first Indian to win a silver medal at the World Championships after beating gold in the Asian meeting.In the women's ranking, MC Mary Kom six-time world champion ranked fifth in the 51 kg category. Mary Kom, who won an unprecedented world medal from the eighth, one bronze, last year, got 225 points. His opponent, Nikhat Zareen is 22nd with 75 points.However, the best Indian player among the boxers is Lovlina Borgohain, who is third in the 69 kg category. Borgohain, 22, has twice won the bronze medal in the world.Among other Indians, Asian silver medalist Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) finished seventh with 190 points, followed by Gaurav Bidhuri, former bronze medalist, in 32nd.In the men's 63-kilogram division, the world's bronze medalist, Manish Kaushik, won 12th in second place, followed by Shiva Thapa, who won the Asian medal four times, in 36th.Veteran Manoj Kumar, three-time winner of the Commonwealth Games platform, ranked 71st in the 69kg category, with Ashish occupying the 22nd place in India.World number two Sonia Chahal and Asian Silver are ranked 10th in the 57 kg women's category.The continental Olympic Qualifiers in Dakar (Africa), Oman (Asia), London (Europe), Buenos Aires (America) and the World Final Qualifiers in Paris awarded more points to ensure that the winners of these events are guaranteed to seed. Olympic Games.Read More:  Schedule of Hockey Test Event in the Olympic

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The 47th FIH Statutory Congress will happen in Delhi

  • Dec 29, 2020
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Across the international community, the past few months have been challenging for individuals, families, institutions, and companies. Emotionally, socially and economically, these are unprecedented times, with an uncertain future.This is why it is important that, as an international federation, we now plan a strong and safe return for the entire global hockey community - players, coaches, officials, partners, and fans alike, when it's safe to do so. We know that only a few things are under our control, but with so many uncertainties, the best way to feel that we can move forward as a global hockey family is to look at where we are, think about where we came from, and strive To build on our plans to build a structure. Sustainable fit for all.If we are to research the positives of the current situation, working from home has given us the opportunity to step back from day-to-day operations and take a long and targeted look at our strategies and how you can adapt and innovate. Even hockey is a sport that has a sustainable future around the world.One of the many things we have worked on is our exciting schedule of events, adapting it to the changes imposed by the Coronavirus, and the rescheduling of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Future prospects for the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Belgium in February next year is an event that fills the hearts of all hockey fans with joy. The fast-paced action and the opportunity to see some of the world's best indoor players in action is something that will brighten the sports calendar and put hockey in the spotlight.We communicate regularly with the National Federations and Confederations to discuss organizational issues around the FIH 2021 Junior Hockey World Cup along with hosts South Africa (women) and India (men), the host nation of the Women's Hockey World Cup 2022 Netherlands / Spain Hockey World Cup 2023 Men, India.Qualifying for the FIH 2022/23 Hockey World Cup was the focus of a major debate between FIFA officials and the confederations. Final details will be released in June once the format has been approved by the Executive Board.Future FIH Hockey Pro seasons have also been the subject of much discussion between FIH and 11 participating countries. As reported on the FIH website, the Executive Board approved the proposal, agreed upon between the participating National Federations and the FIH Team, to extend the current season until June 2021, ensuring that all competing countries can complete your calendar.In addition to planning future events, FIH also works with partners and stakeholders to develop and implement innovative strategies and new technologies to raise awareness of hockey and increase participation, but at the same time while considering the challenges of post-Covid19. In this sense, one of the interesting initiatives that sprung from the FIH Academy team was the launch of online courses. At a time when it is difficult for athletes, coaches, and referees to gain practical experience and practical learning opportunities, this is an exceptionally useful development tool. Most training sessions are booked on the spot, which proves their relevance to our hockey workforce. Also Read: Did You Know About Underwater HockeyThe courses proved to be an immediate success with 22 workshops and training courses held throughout April and attracted more than 200 participants from 35 countries.We've also launched a new membership plan: FIH World Hockey Membership. This is part of the Hockey Invites initiative and aims to attract more people to join our sport and take an active role. This paid membership system has several different classes: coaches, referees, and members, and each category has personal benefits, including discounts on FIH Hockey Academy courses.With the Olympics moving into 2021, the next 18 months promise to be very busy. We are in constant discussions with our stakeholders to ensure that plans are in place to ensure all events run as smoothly as possible. We are also working hard with both the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee to support them in the rescheduling.Of course, athletes and their well-being are central to everything we do, so the participation of the Athletes Committee in any decision-making process was of the utmost importance.Although live hockey was not possible, it was great to see athletes from around the world sharing their training advice on social media using the hashtag #StayHomeStayStrong After removing geoblock restrictions on our FIH.live OTT platform, we also produced All-new programs that are now available for the world hockey family to enjoy. At the same time, our broadcast partners have made sure that hockey stays on our screens by allowing some images to be played back.Play hockey games on TV and online in more than 200 countries. To both of our broadcast partners and our other business partners, we are very grateful for the support they have shown at this difficult time.“These are tough times for everyone, and our primary concern at FIFA is for everyone in the global hockey community to remain safe and healthy at this time,” says International Hockey Federation Executive Director Thierry Weil.“When we finally come out on the other side of this colossal challenge to humanity, the work of FIH staff, combined with the support of our partners and stakeholders, will ensure that we are all in the strongest position possible and ready to restart hockey. When it is safe to do so.”The 47th FIH Statutory Congress is taking place from 19 May to 23 May 2021 at the Lalit Hotel in Delhi, India. More information coming soon.Also Read: International Hockey Federation unveils new match-based world ranking system for 2020

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 in Cortina confirmed

  • Jan 25, 2021
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At the last meeting of the FIS Council on May 25, 2020, the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) submitted a request to postpone the World Championships until the 2022 season due to the massive shock of the Covid-19 outbreak. The city of Cortina and the Italian region of Veneto were among the first and hardest hit, with unprecedented financial ramifications for the local and national business community and the general population.Since the request, the FIS family and Infront's commercial and media rights holders have gathered with the broadcasters, sponsors, and partners to support the Italian Winter Sports Federation, and have actively collaborated to find a solution so that del Mundo Cortina 2021 can be staged as originally scheduled."We are pleased that we were able to find a solution whereby the FIS Cortina 2021 Alpine Ski Championship will be held during the originally scheduled period in February 2021, to replace it as one of the most prominent events in the winter calendar in the FIS," the FIS said. President Gian Franco Casper. "The last month of efforts to find this solution demonstrates the strong collaborative spirit of the ski family and relevant stakeholders to enable this important decision to be made."“FISI has worked closely over the past five years with all stakeholders participating in the World Championships in Cortina,” said FISI President Flavio Roda. “After speaking with them in recent weeks, it was evident that there was a strong desire to implement the event in 2021 and put all available resources into ensuring that the World Championships are held at the highest level. Building on these comments and the clear commitment from all parties, FISI expressed to the FIS Board the importance of These world championships to be presented in 2021 as a positive sign for the entire country of Italy.The FIS Alpine Ski World Championships is a very important event for the International Skating Federation and its member national ski associations during the two-year cycle, as well as for its many stakeholders. This applies to sports promotion, athletes, financial aspects, visibility, and sponsorships of the National Skating Federation, as well as broadcast rights holders of tournaments, sponsors, and partners.Also Read: SUPER BOWL | WHEN, WHERE AND EVERYTHING

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World Athletics Indoor Championships moved to 2023 after second postponement

  • Jan 25, 2021
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The Indoor Athletics World Championships in Nanjing, China, has been postponed for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now scheduled to be held in 2023.World Athletic said it made the decision with the organizers "with regret" as a result of the global health situation.The competition was to be held in Nanjing between March 19 and 21 next year.This was indeed a one-year delay, as the event was initially the 2020 Championship and was scheduled to take place from March 13-15.Work is now set for the Cube Gym in Nanjing Youth Olympic Park in 2023, as the Serbian capital, Belgrade has already been named the venue for the 2022 World Indoor Athletics Championships.The main indoor event was one of the first major sporting events to be moved due to the COVID-19 crisis, which originated in China when World Athletics announced the original delay in late January.The fact that it was postponed again after nearly a year clearly demonstrates just how severe the pandemic's impact on the global sport is."We regret that we have agreed with the organizers of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Nanjing to postpone the event until March 2023," she said.“While we have been coordinating with the Organizing Committee and the Chinese Athletics Association to assess the launch of the tournament over the past few weeks, given the current global situation, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first part of 2021.“For the safety of athletes and technical officials, we must give due consideration to the dangers of bringing a large group of people to attend the event in case of a pandemic and fully respect the epidemic prevention policy and its implementation in the host country.“The indoor sports season is within a tight time frame (until the end of March), so the event cannot be extended later in the year.“We would like Nanjing to host our Indoor World Championships due to the extensive planning and preparation they put into this event, so we agreed that they will host the event one year after the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade. In 2022.Despite this postponement, our athletes will continue to have important competitive opportunities available in the first part of 2021 through the Inbound World Tour, which includes 26 meetings spread over 12 countries in Europe and North America."The indoor world tour runs from the end of January until the end of February 2021 and is organized into three different levels of competition: gold, silver, and bronze."Also Read: FIS ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021 IN CORTINA CONFIRMED

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6th Asian Beach Games in Sanya postponed to April 2021

  • Jan 28, 2021
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The 6th Asian Beach Games, which will be held in Sanya, Hainan from November 28 to December 6, have been postponed to April 2021 due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a message published Monday on the website of the organizing committee of the event.It was agreed between the Olympic Council of Asia, the Chinese Olympic Committee, and the Organizing Committee of the Sixth Asian Beach Games to postpone the Games from April 2 to April 10, 2021. The name of the competition, despite the postponement, will be preserved. With the start of the sixth Asian Beach Games of 2020. The statement stated that preparations for the upcoming Games are continuing.The first Asian Beach Games were held in 2008 in Bali, and have since been held every two years. Sanya is not the first Chinese city to host competitions. In 2012, the games were held in Haiyang city in east China's Shandong Province. In different years, competitions have also been held in Indonesia (2008), Oman (2010), Thailand (2014), and Vietnam (2016).Also Read: WORLD ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVED TO 2023 AFTER SECOND POSTPONEMENT

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Neeraj Chopra rises to second spot in world rankings after Olympic gold

  • Aug 12, 2021
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Neeraj Chopra's phenomenal show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ensured that he secured 14 places in the world rankings. Neeraj, who won gold in the javelin throw, India's first medal in track and field, currently ranks second with 1,315 points. Germany's Johannes Witter, who missed a medal at the Olympics, continues to lead with a score of 1,396. Before the current ranking was revealed, Neeraj was ranked 16th in the world. At the Tokyo Games, Neeraj threw 87.58 meter to take gold and became India's second individual gold medalist at the Olympics.While strong favorite Vetter finished ninth in the final, Neeraj threw better than two athletes from the Czech Republic to finish on the podium. Jakob Vadlejch took silver with a best time of 86.67 meters, and former world champion Vitezslav Vesely won bronze with a throw of 85.44 meters. "It's an incredible feeling. It's the first time India has won a gold medal in athletics, so I feel great. We only have one gold in other sports. Milka Singh wanted to hear the national anthem in a stadium. He is no longer with us but his dream has been fulfilled."Neeraj said after his historic victory.Also Read: Billion-dollar online gaming industry seeks clarity on valuation, taxation

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Sagar Rana murder case: Delhi court denies bail to Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar

  • Oct 06, 2021
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The problems are endless for Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who is accused in the murder of wrestler Sagar Rana at the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi.A Delhi court on Tuesday denied bail to Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case.Additional Sessions Judge Shivaji Anand refused to grant relief to Kumar after hearing the arguments of both the prosecution and defense at length.Kumar had sought relief from the court asserting that police built a false case against him and presented a "guilty image" of him.The 38-year-old wrestler was arrested on May 23 and is lodged in jail since June 2, 2021. Kumar, along with others, allegedly assaulted former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankar and his friends at the stadium in May over an alleged property dispute.Dhankar succumbed to the injuries later. According to the post-mortem report, he died due to the “cerebral damage resulting from blunt object impact”.Two of Sagar's friends were injured in a fight that took place at the stadium on the middle night of May 4-5 due to a property dispute in the Model Town area of Delhi.The accused were identified as Bhupender (38), Mohit (22), Gulab (24), residents of Haryana's Jhajjar district and Manjeet (29), a native of Rohtak district, they said.They are active members of the Kala Asauda and Neeraj Bawana gangs and were arrested from Delhi’s Kanjhawala area on Tuesday night.Also Read- Taliban set to ban womens sports in Afghanistan, claims report

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Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia keep India's flag flying high in wrestling at Tokyo

  • Dec 20, 2021
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Chandigarh: Athletes gave India reason to rejoice with the best medals ever at the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Tokyo under the COVID-19 cloud.Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar's blessing on prodigy Ravi Dahia's rise to a silver medalist in Tokyo, Bajrang Puneya, who won bronze with a heavy knee, reports on TOI's 2021 share of pain and gains.One thing was clear from the statements of Tokyo Olympic medalists Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Bunya. The two were unwilling to accept rare silver medals and bronze medals of equal value, respectively.If someone scrolls through the Bajrang timeline on his social media account, the Asian and Commonwealth Games champion can be seen sleeping with him alongside the bronze medalist in Tokyo, with the caption: " The dream has yet to change reality. "Dahiyeh also cropped a static image on the podium, realizing that the job was not done yet. Settling in second place, he said, "I didn't come to Tokyo to win silver. That wouldn't give me satisfaction. I couldn't get what I wanted."However, Ravi's silver and Bajrang's bronze ensured that India was not left empty in wrestling, as in the end there was a sense of dissatisfaction after the wrestlers failed to achieve great performances.Suburb, a resident of Nahari village in Haryana's Sonipat district, was definitely one of the black horses of the Indian squad in Tokyo. It was his courage and valor that made him an overnight sensation despite losing the 57kg final to defending champion Zavor Ojeev, a fighter who has dominated the weight class for nearly four years.Most interesting is the way 23-year-old Ravi entered the Olympic final. The Chhatrasal Stadium result of 2-9 in the second half saw a dramatic comeback when Kazakhstan's double world medalist Norrislam Sanayev lost in the semi-finals.Currently, Ravi has the silver medal. However, he has his eyes set on gold at Paris 2024 Like Ravi, Bajrang has set high standards for himself. Not many will realize the fact that the three-time World Championship medalist was disabled from a knee injury even before her appearance at the Games.Bajrang had sprained his right knee during a preliminary tournament in Russia and had been out of the field for 25 days before the Olympics. However, Bajrang was careful not to return empty-handed as he challenged a heavy tie on his knee to defeat Kazakh Daulat Niyazbekov 8-0 in the 65kg bronze medal match.As the search for a foreign coach continues, the Chhaggar-born fighter eagerly awaits the 2022 package, as he seeks to defend his titles at the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and eventually the gold medal in Paris.Aside from the duo, Deepak Bunya and Finch Phogat raised hopes of some medals, but young defenders Sonam Malik and Anshu Malik were not up to the task in the Japanese capital.Furthermore, the alleged involvement of two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar in the death of fighter Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal Stadium shook the entire nation. Sushil is now behind bars.Furthermore, the president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Brij Bhushan Charan Singh painted the game in the wrong image by raising his hand for an older wrestler during the under-15 tournament in Ranchi.For cricket news to click here -  Virat vs BCCI: We'll deal with it, says Ganguly

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Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India lose 3-5 to Japan in semis

  • Dec 22, 2021
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Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India lose 3-5 to Japan in semis, to play Pakistan in bronze medal clashDhaka: India, a defending champion and Olympic bronze medalist lost 3-5 to Japan in the second semi-final of the AFC Champions Cup men's hockey tournament on Tuesday.Japan was very different on Tuesday as they played Manpreet Singh's winger from the start.The Indians were nowhere near their final performance in the match against Japan, as their defense collapsed under relentless pressure from the lower-ranked opponent from the start of the match.This was in stark contrast to India's performance in their last game against Japan, where the Olympic medalists never recovered from their first goals.Japan led 2-0 in the first two minutes and it looks like the Indians took a hit and played hockey after that.Japan scored through Shota Yamada (first-minute penalty), Riki Fujishima (2), Yoshiki Kirishita (29), Kosei Kwabe (35), and Ryoma Oka (41).Hardik Singh (17, 58) and deputy captain Harmanpreet Singh (43) scored for India.India and Japan met 18 times, the host country won 16 matches, while Japan won once and ended in a draw.Japan will now face South Korea at the summit, while India will again face Pakistan in the bronze medal match on Wednesday.The tournament ended in a hostile climax for India after they topped the Round Robin stages with an undefeated record.In the second semifinal of the day, South Korea beat Pakistan 6-5 in a thrilling clash.The Indians were supposed to enter the game with confidence after their last quarterfinal game, but the scene was quite different on Tuesday.It was the Japanese who attacked from the beginning and took full control of the first quarter.Japan's dominance can be measured by the fact that it scored six penalties in the first six minutes, two of which were goals. He was awarded a penalty for the first time in the first minute, which resulted in a penalty and Yamada did not miss a penalty.The Asian Games gold medalists continued to pressure the Indian defense, scoring five more corner kicks in a minute and a half, one of which resulted in another goal from Raiki Fujishima.Japan completely dominated the first 15 minutes as they launched attack after attack at the Indian goal to surprise the Olympic bronze medalists.It was a completely disappointing performance from India as they failed to score a single goal in the first 15 minutes.Prepared by captain Manpreet Singh and Dilpreet Singh, losing by two goals, the Indians came out more objectively in the second quarter and reduced the gap in the 17th minute with a field goal from Hardik.India kept pushing and got their first penalty in the 19th minute, but Japanese goalkeeper Neelam Sanjeev Ziss saved.But Japan did not hold back and relied on their swift counterattacks, which trapped the Indian defense several times during the match.From one of these counterattacks, Japan got another penalty that was missed by India's teacher Krishna Bahadur Pathak and this time Kirishita got up and opened his breath to advance 3-1.After swapping ends, Japan again surprised India when Kwabe fired an impromptu shot at the open goal and the Indian defense stopped believing they were taking a penalty. But the referee seized the opportunity.Oka scored from close range in the 41st minute off some great left flank action by Kenta Tanaka.Two minutes later, Harmanpreet converted India's second penalty.After trailing 2-5, India was chasing goals and soon received two more penalties, but both missed.With just over a minute to go, India secured their fifth penalty, and this time Hardik scored his second goal of the day from another.The captain of India, Manpreet Singh, was very upset with the result.He said: "It is not the result we wanted. We were a bit lazy at the beginning, we lost two opening goals. The biggest lesson for us is that we cannot underestimate any team, we have to prepare for tomorrow's game. We need to stay."Also read -  Why are you, captain?' Ricky Ponting slams Joe Root comments