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IBA will not be in charge of Paris 2024 boxing competition, qualifiers: IOC | Boxing News – Times of India

The International Boxing Association will not be in charge of the boxing competition at the Paris 2024 Olympics or qualifiers for those games, the IOC said on Friday. The IOC had stripped the IBA in 2019 of its involvement in last year's Tokyo Olympics due to governance, finance, refereeing and ethical issues. The sport was also not included in the initial programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Games. "(The decision) follows the continuing and very concerning issues of the IBA, such as its governance and its refereeing and judging system," the Olympic body said in a statement after an executive board meeting. "The various IOC concerns around the governance of the IBA, including the refereeing and judging process and its financial dependency on the state-owned company Gazprom, are still ongo...
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Archery World Cup: Jyothi returns with a bang, finishes second in qualification round | More sports News – Times of India

PARIS: Making a comeback to the national side after more than seven months, star compound archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam on Tuesday emerged as the best among Indians with a second place finish in qualification round of the World Cup Stage 3 here. World Championship silver medallist Jyothi, who had failed to make the Indian team for the Asian Games, was back at her best as she shot 712 points to finish second behind Ella Gibson of Great Britain. Riding on Jyothi's show, the Indian women team had a third place finish, while the mixed team also got an identical seeding as she will reunite with star male compound archer Abhishek Verma. Former Asian Games gold medallist, Verma was the best among the Indian male archers, finishing sixth in the qualification as the team got fourth seeding. The w...
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American Ledecky sweeps to fourth 1,500m freestyle world title | More sports News – Times of India

BUDAPEST: American Katie Ledecky dominated the women's 1,500 metres freestyle event to claim her second gold medal at the swimming world championships in Budapest on Monday, while Italy's Thomas Ceccon smashed the men's 100m backstroke world record. Ledecky, who won the women's 400 metres freestyle event on the opening day, cruised to the gold medal with a time of 15 minutes and 30.15 seconds. The 25-year-old finished more than 14 seconds ahead of compatriot Katie Grimes who took the silver while Australia's Lani Pallister took the bronze. Katie Ledecky made history again!Her World Champs performance in the 1500m 2013👉🥇2015👉🥇2017👉🥇2022👉🥇… https://t.co/aIOcToYWQ6— FINA (@fina1908) 1655743736000"I love this pool, I knew I put in the work to have a good swim and got into a rhythm," Ledecky...
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neymar: Brazil don’t need Neymar magic to win, says manager Tite | Football News – Times of India

TOKYO: Brazil no longer rely on superstar Neymar to win games, manager Tite said on Sunday, with an Olympic gold medal-winning generation looking to step up at the World Cup. Neymar underlined his importance to Tite's side by netting the 72nd and 73rd goals of his Brazil career in a 5-1 friendly thrashing of South Korea in Seoul last week. That took him within striking distance of the legendary Pele's record of 77 goals for the five-time World Cup winners. Tite played down Brazil's dependence on Neymar as his team prepared to face Japan in a friendly in Tokyo on Monday, saying a new generation of players are ready to share the load. "I have been in charge of the national team for a long time, and in that time I have made lots of mistakes and also made some good decisions," he said. "We ...
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Caught in ‘experimentation’ trap, is Indian hockey losing the chance to rebuild its legacy after Tokyo Olympics high? | Hockey News – Times of India

Any Olympic success is a great opportunity to build a legacy. But in the case of Indian hockey, the script has been differently written since the 1980 Moscow Games. India's Olympic hockey legacy in an unmatched feat spread across eight gold medals. But it's also one that had gathered dust over decades and is littered with rare triumphs, occasional near misses, frustrating mediocrity and the nadir of wooden spoons -- until the Tokyo Olympics arrived. The team in Tokyo, like many of its predecessors since 1980, had to blow that dust off history pages in search of inspiration. It happened, and the effort resulted in a podium finish -- a bronze medal after a 41-year wait. With that medal came an opportunity -- an opportunity to become ruthless on the field, an opportunity to woo back the fa...
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Going home after Olympic selection trial healed me, worked hard on my weaknesses after that: Nikhat Zareen | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Whatever happens, happens for a good reason. Those were the words Nikhat Zareen kept telling herself after she lost the trials for the Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers three years ago, following which she went home to "heal." Zareen had famously written to the then Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju demanding a fair selection trial after the Boxing Federation of India decided to send the legendary MC Mary Kom directly for the Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in 2019. "After the trial, I went home to relax my mind. Then (COVID-19) lockdown also happened, so I got to spend the whole of 2020 with my family," the newly-crowned world champion told PTI. "I was able to heal myself during that lockdown and get out of that zone. I enjoyed spending time with my niece, eating food made by my mom....
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Tai turns tables on Olympic champ Chen to win Thailand Open | Badminton News – Times of India

BANGKOK: World number two Tai Tzu-ying gained some revenge over Olympic champion Chen Yufei on Sunday by winning the Thailand Open women's singles final 21-15, 17-21, 21-12. Their encounter was a rematch of last year's Tokyo Olympics final where Tai, who was the world number one at the time, could only come away with silver. The Taiwanese 27-year-old, who lost the Thailand Open final to Spain's Carolina Marin last year, was off to a fast start as she sped into a nine-point lead in the first game against China's world number four Chen and took it 21-15. Chen, who was part of the Chinese women's team which was narrowly defeated by South Korea in last week's Uber Cup final in Bangkok, forced the match to a decider. But Tai quickly opened up a seven-point lead and rode the momentum to claim...
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Young Indian team needs to handle pressure in Asia Cup hockey opener against Pakistan

A second-string Indian men’s hockey team will have to tactfully deal with the pressure when it opens its title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup here on Monday. While Pakistan has fielded quite a few new faces in the tournament, India will be represented by its ‘A’ team under the leadership of veteran Birendra Lakra, who came out of retirement after the Tokyo Olympics. For India, the Asia Cup provides a platform to test its bench strength ahead of a busy season, that includes the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the FIH World Cup next year for which the Tokyo Olympic medallists have already qualified as the host nation. Pakistan, on the other hand, is looking at the tournament to make the cut for the 2023 World Cup in Bhubaneswar. The top three teams in Asia will qua...
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The tale of Nikhat Zareen’s resilience: From requesting a ‘fair trial’ to becoming world champion | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: None other than legendary MC Mary Kom had asked in 2019, 'who is Nikhat Zareen'? Cut to 2022, the Telangana boxer is a world champion. Three years ago, Nikhat was pleading for a "fair trial" against Mary Kom ahead of the Tokyo Olympics after being denied a chance to compete in the trials for this very tournament and today she stands as a champion. As the flyweight world champion's name was called out on Thursday, Zareen jumped with joy, punching the air ecstatically. She had finally done it. As the magnitude of the moment hit her, the tears began to roll down her cheeks. She had finally proven herself, shut down all her detractors. BREAKING RECORDS JUST LIKE THAT! 🤩@nikhat_zareen becomes the 1️⃣st 🇮🇳 apart from Mary Kom to have won gold at the… https://t.co/SthRT6DnJ3— Boxing...
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The dominant Bajrang will be back soon: Bajrang Punia | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: "You will soon see the Bajrang who ruled the mat in 2018," assured Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia after winning the 65kg trials for the Commonwealth Games while Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia also expectedly triumphed in their respective categories, here on Tuesday. Bajrang, who is under the scanner for lack of attacking moves in his bouts since the Asian Championship, booked his berth in the national team with wins over Sujeet (4-0) and Vishal Kalliraman (2-1). Like it happened in the Asian Championship in Mongolia, where he won a silver, Bajrang was largely engaged in standing wrestling against Sujeet, winning points on passivity of his rival. In the final against Vishal, he attempted a few moves but was put on the clock himself for lack of action and eventuall...
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Nikhat, Manisha and Parveen to go for gold at world boxing championships | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Nikhat Zareen, Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda will fight hard to change the colour of their medals when they enter the ring for the semifinals of the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Wednesday. The three boxers are assured of at least a bronze after they pulled out thrilling victories in their respective quarterfinal bouts on Monday. "The performance has been satisfactory. The boxers have performed very well although they weren't able to convert it (into wins). But all of them have played well. They have given their best in the ring," women's head coach Bhaskar Bhatt told PTI from Istanbul. Nikhat (52kg) will be aiming to upgrade her maiden medal at the world event from bronze to gold and standing in her way is Caroline De Almeida of Brazil. The 25-year-o...
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World Boxing Championships: Lovlina bows out, Pooja advances to quarterfinals | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain's IBA World Championship campaign in the 70 kg category came to an early end after a disappointing loss in the pre-quarterfinals, while her compatriot Pooja Rani (81kg) cruised to the last eight stage in Istanbul on Friday. Lovlina, competing in her first international event since her podium finish in Tokyo last year, went down to Cindy Ngamba of Fair Chance Team (FCT) 1-4 in the pre-quarter finals. 💔 End of #IBAWWC2022 campaign for @LovlinaBorgohai as she goes down against Cindy W (FCT) ! Tough luck, champ!… https://t.co/rZyiJGCczl— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) 1652458038000On the other hand, two-time Asian Champion Pooja notched a facile 5-0 win over Hungary's Timea Nagy in her opening bout. Pooja, the 2014 Asian Games ...
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Diksha Dagar claims gold medal at Deaflympics | Golf News – Times of India

CAXIAS: Indian golfer Diksha Dagar outplayed American Ashlyn Grace in the final to bag gold medal at the Deaflympics, fulfilling her promise of improving upon the silver-winning performance at the 2017 edition. Diksha is now the only golfer with two Deaflympics medals - a silver in Samsun, Turkey in 2017 and gold in 2022, which is actually the 2021 edition of Deaflympics. The 21-year-old left-hander, who is a professional with victories on the Ladies European Tour, completed a dominant performance with a 5 and 4 win in the final of the match play section of the ladies golf competition. She beat Grace Johnson with four holes to spare In 2017, when golf was first introduced at the Deaflympics, Diksha, then still an amateur and still short of her 17th birthday, reached the final comfortabl...
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World Boxing Championships: Nitu sparkles on debut, cruises to second round | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's Nitu (48kg) put up a dominant display in her debut appearance at the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships as she outpunched Romanian veteran Steluta Duta to enter the round of 16 in Istanbul on Tuesday. The two-time former youth world champion Nitu continued her sublime form from the Stradja Memorial tournament earlier this year, where she clinched the gold medal in her maiden appearance, as she dominated all three rounds to win her opening bout by unanimous decision. FLYING START ! 🔥🚀Continuing her winning run from #StrandjaCup, 🇮🇳’s #Nitu (48kg) puts up a sublime show to outpun… https://t.co/e2pHzlAWOd— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) 1652201662000Both the boxers were aggressive from the onset, landing punches on each other. But the young Indian proved too much ...
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Annu Rani improves own women’s javelin throw national record for eighth time | More sports News – Times of India

JAMSHEDPUR: Uttar Pradesh athlete Annu Rani broke her own national record en route winning the gold in the fourth AFI Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition on Sunday. She threw the spear to a distance of 63.82m, a 58cm improvement over her own earlier national record of 63.24m set in Patiala in March last year. The 29-year-old showed she has put behind the disappointment of the Tokyo Olympic Games by rewriting the national record for the eighth time since she first claimed it from Suman Devi in June 2014. On Sunday night under floodlights at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, Annu Rani had three other throws that went to 60.10m, 56.60m and 58.13m before passing the last two attempts. In other events of the day, Yash, a 17-year-old from Haryana, clinched the boys U-18 gold with his opening thr...
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3000m steeplechase national record holder Avinash Sable conquers another frontier, breaks 5000m NR | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Top Indian runner Avinash Sable smashed the 30-year-old men's 5000m national record at the Sound Running Track Meet at San Juan Capistrano, California in USA. Sable, who also holds the national record in his pet event of 3000m steeplechase and competed in Tokyo Olympics, clocked 13 minutes and 25.65 seconds while finishing 12th in the American Meet. The 27-year-old army man from a humble family in the Beed district of Maharashtra broke Bahadur Prasad's long-standing record of 13:29.70s set in Birmingham in 1992. Norway's Tokyo Olympics 1500m gold winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the race with a timing of 13:02.03s. The Sound Running Track Meet is a World Athletics Continental Tour bronze level event. Sable is known for breaking his own 3000m steeplechase national record multiple...
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Double delight: Gyaneshwari Yadav clinches silver, V Rithika wins bronze in Junior World Championships

Gyaneshwari Yadav clinched the silver medal while compatriot V Rithika finished third to give India a double podium finish in the women’s 49kg category at the IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Heraklion, Greece. Chattisgarh lifter Gyaneshwari produced a total effort of 156kg (73kg+83kg) to take home the silver medal on Monday night. The 18-year-old Rithika, on the other hand, heaved 6 kgs less than her compatriot — 150kg (69kg+81kg) to bag the bronze medal in a depleted 10-lifter field. Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist and strong favourite Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia was crowned the champion in the category thanks to her total effort of 185kg (83kg+102kg). #GoodNews 😁 On Day-2 after the historic 🥇 by Harshada in @iwfnet World Jr. #Weightlifting C'ships 2022 our 🏋‍♀️ g...
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India’s top discus thrower in suspected dope net | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: One of the country's top discus throwers is suspected to have failed a dope test, apparently conducted by Athletics Integrity Unit, an independent body set up by World Athletics. It has been learnt that the athlete in question had competed at the Tokyo Olympics. The date of the test and the nature of the prohibited substance found in the athlete's sample is not known. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) officials also said they are not aware of development. "This (her alleged dope positive result) is wrong news, I have not failed any dope test," the concerned athlete, whose name PTI is withholding, said. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps...
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2 top athletes fail dope test; dropped from camp, face ban

India’s drive against doping in sports has received a setback with two of its track-and-field Tokyo Olympians, a male and a female, failing dope tests for using banned anabolic steroids and facing bans up to four years, The Indian Express has learnt. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) was tight-lipped about the cases but multiple sources confirmed that the two top athletes have been dropped from the national training camp. “Two track-and-field athletes have tested positive and they are no longer part of the national camp,” a national coach said, speaking to this newspaper on condition of anonymity. India is ranked third in doping, according to the latest World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report released in 2021. With 152 cases across disciplines, the country is marginally below leade...
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India to open Asia Cup men’s hockey campaign against Pakistan on May 23 | Hockey News – Times of India

JAKARTA: Defending champions India will open its campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup men's hockey tournament to be played from May 23 to June 1. India and Pakistan will face each other in the last match of the opening day of the tournament. Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist India is placed in a tough Pool A alongside Japan, Pakistan and hosts Indonesia, while Pool B consists of Malaysia, Korea, Oman and Bangladesh. Hero Asia Cup Jakarta 2022 to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 23 May to 1 June 2022. President Asian Hockey Fede… https://t.co/xZlM2JUgxr— Asian Hockey Federation (@asia_hockey) 1650997929000After Pakistan, India will play Japan on May 24 followed by the final pool game against Indonesia on May 26. The tournament will be played in a Super4s pool format with...