Apurvi Chandela Wins Gold Medal In Women’s 10m Air Rifle At The ISSF Munich World Cup

New Delhi: For the second time this year, Apurvi Chandela held her own records against two Chinese shooters breathing down her neck to win gold medal in women’s 10m air rifle at the ISSF Munich World Cup on Sunday. Chandela has made a habit of beating the Chinese.

Chandela shot 251.0 in the 24-shot final, staving off the challenge of Wang Luyao who scored 250.8. Apurvi was ahead by 0.1 point with the last shot remaining, in which she fired 10.4 to Wang’s 10.3. Another Chinese Xu Hong won the bronze medal with a total of 208.3, pipping India’s Elavenil Valarivan by just 0.1 point after 20 shots.

Nineteen-year-old Elavenil was the second Indian in the final, finishing second in the high scoring 60-shot qualification (632.7) behind Chandela, who topped with 633 points. Anjum Moudgil could not make the cut and finished 11th in qualification (628.9).


Kohli Spends Time With England Football Team Skipper Ahead Of Team’s First World Cup Warm-Up Clash

New Delhi: India cricket captain Virat Kohli was seen spending time with England football team skipper Harry Kane ahead of the team’s first ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up clash against New Zealand on Saturday.

Kane — who won the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia — shared a picture on social media for the world to see and his post read: “After a few tweets in the last couple of years good to finally meet @imVkohli. A great guy and a brilliant sportsman”.

The two earlier came in contact when Kohli sent best wishes to Kane ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Kane had acknowledged Kohli’s message and replied to him as well.


Mary Kom Overcomes Some Stiff Resistance To Beat Promising Nikhat Zareen In A Split Decision

New Delhi: Six-time world champion Mary Kom overcame some stiff resistance to beat promising Nikhat Zareen in a split decision to enter the women’s 51kg category final, while the men pugilists dominated the ring by making it an all-Indian gold-medal clash in seven categories in the India Open in Guwahati on Thursday.

In the most-anticipated bout of the day, 22-year-old former world junior champion Nikhat of Telangana was at her aggressive best against her ‘idol’ Mary Kom who was happy to play the waiting game before taking the upper hand in the third round to win 4-1.

The 36-year-old Mary Kom, who was making her competitive debut at home in 51kg, took some blows initially but was quick to make amends as Nikhat was not able to connect her punches as the bout progressed.


Indian Boxers Make Strong Start At India Open With 7 Of Them Entering Quarter-Finals On Opening Day

New Delhi: Indian boxers made a strong start to their campaign at the India Open with seven of them entering the quarter-finals on the opening day of the competition in Guwahati. Sonia Lather (57kg), the 2016 World Championships silver medallist, and Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun (57kg) led the charge in the women’s section.

Sonia proved too strong for Nepal’s Chandra Kala Thapa and won by unanimous decision. Manisha, who has moved up to 57kg which is an Olympics category, notched up a 4-1 win over Nesthy Alcayde Petecio of the Philippines.

In 60kg, Preeti Beniwal defeated Nepal’s Sangita Sunar 5-0. Among the rising stars, Jyoti put up a spirited display in her 4-1 win over Irish Ardiente Magno of the Philippines while Anamika got the better of Filipino Claudine Decena Veloso (Referee Stopped Contest).


Dutee Chand’s Admission Of Being In A Same-Sex Relationship Doesn’t Go Down Well With Her Family

New Delhi: Athlete Dutee Chand’s brave admission of being in a same-sex relationship has not gone down well with her family. Dutee’s elder sister said that the sprinter’s partner “pressurized and blackmailed” her for wealth and property.

“With great sorrow, I have to say that the decision taken by Dutee is not of her own. She’s been pressurised and blackmailed into marriage by that girl and her family. All of this has been done to grab the property and wealth of Dutee,” Saraswati Chand, elder sister of the Asian Games medalist told ANI.

“Dutee’s life and property are in danger. That’s why I request the government to provide protection and security to Dutee,” she added.