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  • Singhraj Of India Wins Gold In 2021 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup

    19 days ago
    Singhraj defeated Ibragimov(Uzbekistan) and won the highest honor in the P1 men's 10m air pistol SH1 final. Highlights: Indian player Singhraj won the gold medal in the Para-Shooting World Cup (2021) held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates on March 21, 2021.  Singolaji defeated Ibragimov(Uzbekistan) with 2.8 points and won the P1's highest honor men's 10m air pistol SH1 final. The final score between the shooters is 236.8-234. In fact, after the penultimate final, Ibrahimmov of Uzbekistan led the game by only 0.1 points. The final score was 236.8-234. Muharrem Korhan Yamaç, former Turkish Paralympic champion, won the bronze medal with 214.4 points. As a result, India has jumped to third place on the medal table. India now has two medals-a gold medal and a bronze medal.  

    First Indian Fencer to Qualify Olympics - Bhavani Devi

    28 days ago
    The 27-year-old Indian fencer Bhavani Devi made history and became the first Indian fencer to qualify for the women's individual saber Olympics. Fencers found their place in the Tokyo Olympics through the "Official Ranking Adjustment" method on March 14, 2021. Now, fencers will participate in the Tokyo Olympics, which are scheduled to be held from July 23, 2021 to August 8, 2021.  Bhavani Devi: ♦ Her full name is Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman Bhavani Devi. She was born on August 27, 1993. The Indian Sabre is supported by the GoSports Foundation under the support of Rahul's Dravid Athlete Mentoring Program.  ♦ In addition to training in Italy, Bhavani Devi also received training at the Thalassery SAI Training Center of Sagar Lagu, coach of the General Administration of Sports of India (SAI).  ♦ The Indian fencer won the bronze medal at the 2009 Common Wealth Championship in Malaysia. In 2010, she won the bronze medal at the Thailand International Open. She also won the 2010 Filipino Junior Riders Asian Championship. ♦ In 2014, she won the silver medal in the 23-category Asian Championship in the Philippines and became the first Indian to win the medal. She also became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Senior Fencing Championships in Canberra. In the match, she defeated Catriona Thomson from Scotland in the semifinals and Emily Ruaux from England in the final.  As of September 2020, she ranked 45th in the ranking with 37.0 points.  ♦ The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 28, 2021. The Olympics were originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympics were postponed.  

    First Indian Woman Cricketer To Score 10K International Runs - Mithali Raj

    31 days ago
    The veteran Indian female cricket player Mithali Raj became the first Indian female cricket player to complete 10,000 international cricket matches. She also became the second female cricket player to complete 10,000 runs at the international level. Highlights: ♦ Mithali Raj led the Indian One Day International (ODI) team to join the elite club of Charlotte Edwards in England.  ♦ In the third ODI match against South Africa, she hit the border of Anne Bosch in 28th place in the Indian round, after which she reached the milestone of 10,2000.  ♦ However, after reaching the milestone, she took part in the next goal. She hit 36 goals, ran 50 goals, and hit 5 circles in the game. ♦ Before the start of the game, the cricket player ran from 10,000 to 35 underruns. She scored 663 in 10 games and 2,364 in 89 20-second games. She has an average score of 37.53. She has scored the most points in cricket matches in her 50s. As of March 12, 2021, she has scored 6,974 points in ODI.  ♦ India and South Africa have organized five ODI games. South Africa won the first game. But with the victory of the second ODI, India will score 1-1 in five games. ♦ Mithali Raj is the highest scorer in women's international cricket matches. She is also the only female cricket player to score more than 6,000 ODI points. This cricketer is the first player to score 50 points in 7 consecutive ODI cricket matches.  ♦ Since 2005, Mithali Raj has been the captain of the Indian women's cricket team. She is the only female cricket player and she participated in several ICC ODI World Cup finals in 2005 and 2017. She also became the first 20-year-old woman to complete the 2019 international cricket competition for 30 years. ♦ Cricket players have won many national and international awards. Mithali Raj won the Arjuna Award in 2003 and Padma Shri in 2015.  

    Wrestler Bajrang Punia Regains Top Position

    33 days ago
    Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has regained the No. 1 ranking in the world. He won the ranking after winning the gold medal for the second time in a row in the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series. Highlights: ♦ In the freestyle final held in Rome on March 7, 2021, the wrestler defeated Mongolia’s Tulga Tumur Ochir 2-2 in 65kg. He scored in the last 30 seconds.  ♦ Scored 2 points in the game and won the game. This is the first international game of Bajrang Punia since the outbreak of Covid-19. ♦ Wrestler Bajrang Punia was ranked second in the world before the start of the Matteo Pellicone rankings. His victory in the competition helped him regain the top spot in the 65 kg weight class.  ♦ His total points are up to 14. Before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, he made full use of the game. ♦ The wrestler defeated Jordan Oliver of the United States in the 2020 final.  ♦ In this game, he won the gold medal. Prior to this, after winning a bronze medal at the World Championships, he reserved his place for the Tokyo Olympics in September 2019. Tokyo Olympics ♦ The 2020 Summer Olympics are officially called the Tokyo Olympics.  ♦ It was originally scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. It will be held in Tokyo, Japan.  ♦ It was originally scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first time was postponed.  ♦ These games retain the name "Tokyo 2020 name", and even for marketing and branding purposes, the game has been rescheduled in 2021.  

    Odisha to Host Indian Womens League Football

    42 days ago
    The All India Football Federation announced that Odisha will host the Indian Women's League (IWL). However, the date will be announced at a later stage. Highlights: ♦ In the ongoing Covid-19 case, Indian football has been trying to restart field sports. The game starts from the I-League qualifiers. Followed by the Indian Super League (ISL) and I League. The two leagues, ISL and I-League, are currently in competition. ♦ In recent years, Indian women's football has also received extensive attention on the international stage. The Indian senior team will gather in Goa on December 1, 2021 for a two-month training camp. They will also play three games in Turkey against Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. ♦ Indian Women’s League is the top women's professional football league organized in India. The first meeting of the league was held in Cuttack in October 2016. It is organized by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The game provides a platform for many budding football players to showcase their talents. It also provides them with opportunities to pursue a career in football. ♦ The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is the governing body that manages the Indian Football Association. It is part of the South Asian Football Federation. It was established in 1937. AIFF is also a founding member of the Asian Football Federation, which is the supervisor of Asian football. The governing body sanctions and manages all competitive football matches and leagues nationwide, such as the Indian Super League, Super Cup and I League. It also manages local football matches with the state government. It also manages the Indian national football team, women's football team and several youth national teams.

    Vinesh Phogat Won Gold in Ukraine Wrestling Event

    42 days ago
    Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the women's 53kg gold medal. She won a medal at the 24th Ukrainian Outstanding Wrestler and Coach Memorial in Kiev, Ukraine. Highlights: ♦ As a result, Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, ranked seventh in the world from Belarus, in the final. This is a fight for the gold medal.  ♦ After winning a wrestling match and after the lockdown imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, she won for the first time in a match. Now, the 26-year-old wrestler will resume playing in the first match of the season in Rome from March 4 to July 7, 2021. ♦ The gold medalist of the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games defeated Romania's Ana A in the semifinals to advance to the final. The wrestler recently booked her position in the Tokyo Olympics with a height of 53 kg. She is the only Indian female wrestler qualified to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. ♦ The 2020 Summer Olympics are also called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is an upcoming international multisport event, which is expected to be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The plan was originally scheduled for July 24 to August 9, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the plan was postponed in March 2020. Even if it is rescheduled to 2021, the event still retains its name "Tokyo 2020". The Olympic Games was postponed and rescheduled for the first time, not cancelled. ♦ Olympic Games: Summer and winter sports competitions are leading international sports events. In the end, thousands of athletes from all over the world participated in many competitions. These games are considered to be the most important sports competitions in the world, with more than 200 countries/regions participating. The Olympic Games are usually held four years later in the summer, while the Winter Olympics are held every four years and every four years.

    National Table Tennis Title Winner - Manika Batra

    52 days ago
    Manika Batra won the 82nd National Senior Table Tennis Championship. She defeated Reeth Rishya 8-11, 10-12, 11-1, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula. Highlights: ♦ Batra will now participate in two WTT (World Team Tennis) contender competitions starting on February 28th.  ♦ Next are the World Olympic Qualifiers and the Asian Olympic Qualifiers scheduled to be held in Doha on March 14th and 18.  ♦ Manika Batra: She is a table tennis player in India. As of November 2020, she is the highest-ranked female table tennis player. She is ranked 63rd in the world. The player specializes in long-pimples on her backhand. Top players usually don't play. In 2020, she also won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.  ♦ Achievements of Manika: She won a silver medal in the 2011 Chile Open (under 21) category. She also represented India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She completed the quarter-finals. She also participated in the 2014 Asian Games. In 2015, Manika Batra won three medals at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships. In 2018, she was the only Indian to receive the "Breakthrough Star Award" from ITTF. Although in 2020, she was unable to get a position in the women's team competition of the Tokyo Olympics in India.  ♦ Indian table tennis is a popular indoor leisure sport in the country. It mainly performed in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. The Indian Table Tennis Federation is the official sports organization of the sport. As of 2019, the Indian men's team ranked 10th in the world and the women's team ranked 22nd.

    Ministry of Sports included Gatka, Kalaripayattu in Indigenous games and sports

    112 days ago
    The Ministry of Sports included Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba in Khelo India Youth Games 2021. The Khelo India Programme is a national yojana/scheme for the development of sports in India, launched in 2018. The Khelo Indian Games 2021 is scheduled to be held in Haryana. Gatka: Gatka originated from the state of Punjab. It is the traditional fighting style of the "Nihang Sikh" warriors, used for self-defense and sports. Kalaripayattu: Kalaripayattu is a traditional martial art form derived from Kerala. It is considered the oldest surviving martial art in India and one of the oldest surviving martial arts in the world. Its origin can be traced back to at least the 3rd century BCE. Thang-Ta: Thang-Ta is a martial art form from Manipur. It is part of the martial art Huyen langlon. Thang-Ta means armed combat. Another aspect of Huyen langlon is sarit sarak (unarmed combat). "Thang" means sword and "Ta" means spear-both are Huyen langlon's main weapons. Mallakhamba: Mallakhamba or Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that originated in the Indian subcontinent. In this sport, gymnasts perform aerial yoga or gymnastics postures and wrestling grip with vertical stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane, or rope. Three popular versions of Mallakhamb were practiced using Sheesham poles, crutches or ropes. In 2013, it was declared a state-run sport in Madhya Pradesh.

    Nozomi Okuhara clinches Women's Singles title at Denmark Open

    175 days ago
    In Badminton, former Japanese World Champion Nozomi Okuhara clinched the Denmark Open title beating three-time world champion Carolina Marin in women's singles. Highlights: ♦ The Japanese star took 56 minutes to get the better of the Olympic gold medallist Spaniard in two games 21-19, 21-17, at Odense.  ♦ With reigning world champion PV Sindhu of India opting to sit out the event, two of her biggest rivals made it through to the final. ♦ In the men's singles final, world number seven Anders Antonsen of Denmark defeated his compatriot Rasmus Gemke by 18-21, 21-19, 21-12.   ♦ In the mixed doubles, fourth seeds Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich became the first German mixed doubles players to win a Super Series event after defeating Chris and Gabby Adcock of England in the final 18-21, 21-11, 21-14. ♦ In an all-Japan women's doubles final, top seeds Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota downed second seeds Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara 21-10, 16-21, 21-18. ♦ Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of England defeated Russian pair Valdimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov 20-22, 21-17, 21-18, becoming the first England pair to clinch the title of men's doubles in the Denmark Open for 45 years.

    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju chaired 1st General Council meeting of Khelo India Scheme

    250 days ago
    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju chaired the first General Council meeting of the Khelo India Scheme on 4th July. The annual competitions like the Khelo India Youth Games and University Games, are being organized at the national level under the Khelo India Scheme. This has helped to identify sporting talent from all states. Highlights: ♦ The meeting urged the states to organize State-level Khelo India Games annually with an effort to identify a larger number of grassroots-level talents.  ♦ The States that already conduct annual sporting competitions are directed to align with the Khelo India Scheme. ♦ The Government of India reaffirmed to support them in conducting these events.  ♦ It was decided to identify talent as young as 5 to 10 years old and groom them to be future champions as it takes at least eight years to groom an athlete for the Olympics.  ♦ Also, the states have been directed to organize competitions at the district, block, and panchayat-level to identify young talent.  ♦ The Sports Ministry announced its plan for the 5 zonal talent scouting committees for east, west, north, south, and northeast India.

    Qatar to host 2022 FIFA World Cup

    270 days ago
    FIFA has announced that the match schedule for World Cup 2022 will be held from 21 November to 18 December 2022 at the Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar. Four matches will be conducted per day. Highlights: The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world. The tournament will involve 32 teams from across the world. This tournament will be the first one not to be held in May, June, or July. The tournament will be hosted in 5 cities and 8 venues. DAVV University Time Table 2020

    Union HRD minister launched Fit Hai to Hit Hai India for school children

    283 days ago
    Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju launched the "Fit Hai To Hit Hai India" program under the Fit India campaign. The Fit India Talks sessions are being organized in association with the Sports Authority of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Highlights: ♦ Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that it would launch a new series of fitness sessions for school going children in the Fit India Active Day program under this campaign.  ♦ So far, 13,868 schools affiliated to CBSE have participated in various Fit India programs and 11,682 schools have also received the Fit India flag ♦ Under Fit India Campaign, 2.5 lakh schools have registered. ♦ The movement was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 with an aim to create a fit nation. ♦ GoI aims to ensure India stands among the top 10 countries at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

    HRD Minister, Sports Minister to launched Fit India Talks of eminent sportspersons with school children

    284 days ago
    Government of India's flagship program "Fit India" has launched a series of interactive sessions titled "Fit India Talks" with some of the top sportspersons of India on 3 July. The Fit India Talks sessions are organized in association with the Sports Authority of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Highlights: ♦ A host of leading sports personalities share their experiences of childhood, stories on how they got inspired, their failures, struggles, and their success.  ♦ It is expected that this session will give the audience a very inspirational and interesting account of their journeys, from common school students to world-class champions. ♦ A total of six sessions will be held till 14 July. Star players including PV Sindhu, Sunil Chhetri, Ashwini Ponnappa, Rani Rampal, Manika Batra, Apurvi Chandela, and Deepa Malik will join in at the sessions. ♦ The sessions will be streamed on Shri Ramesh PokhriyalNishank's social media pages, MHRD social media pages, Fit India Facebook & YouTube channel, SAI Facebook Page, MyGov YouTube channel, SportsTak YouTube channel, and the DD Sports Television and YouTube channel.

    Sports Ministry to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

    299 days ago
    The Ministry of Sports is to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India Scheme. The aim is to enhance India's Olympic performance.  Highlights: ♦ Under the move, one KISCE is to be identified in every state and Union Territory (UT), with an effort to create a robust sporting ecosystem in India. ♦ In the first phase, the Ministry of Sports has identified state-owned sports facilities in eight states of India.  ♦ The 8 states are: Karnataka Odisha Kerala Telangana Arunachal Pradesh Manipur Mizoram Nagaland ♦ The 8 centres will be given a grant based on the actual amount finalized as per the requirement indicated after a comprehensive gap analysis study. ♦ The sporting facilities that are to be upgraded to KISCE: Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh Jaiprakash Narayan National Youth Center, Bangalore, Karnataka GV Raja Sr. Secondary Sports School, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal, Manipur Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Aizawl, Mizoram State Sports Academy, IG Stadium, Kohima, Nagaland Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha Regional Sports School, Hakimpet, Telangana

    AIFF recommends IM Vijayan for Padma Shri

    299 days ago
    The All India Football Federation (AIFF) recommended former Indian football team captain IM Vijayan for Padma Shri, which is India's fourth-highest civilian award. IM Vijayan: IM Vijayan scored 40 goals in 79 matches for India since making his debut in the early 90s. IM Vijayan has won the Arjuna award in 2003. He was also awarded the Indian 'Player of the Year' in the year 1993, 1997 and 1999. The 51-year-old former striker had scored 4 goals to emerge as the top scorer in the Afro-Asian Games which was held in India in 2003. It was his last appearance for the country. Previous awardees: Six Indian footballers namely Sailen Manna in 1971, Chuni Goswami in 1983, PK Banerjee in 1990, Bhaichung Bhutia in 2008, Sunil Chhetri in 2019, and Bembem Devi in 2020, have won the Padma Shri.

    India remains 108th in the FIFA Rankings

    303 days ago
    India retained in the 108th spot in the latest FIFA world rankings which was revealed for the month of June. India has 1187 points. Highlights: ♦ Belgium has topped (remains) the FIFA Rankings. ♦ Not many changes were noted in the FIFA ranking as international matches have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ♦ The men's national teams in association football are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest. ♦ The next world FIFA ranking is expected to be released on 16 July. ♦ The top 5 countries of the ranking are: Belgium - 1765 points France - 1733 points Brazil - 1712 points England - 1661 points Uruguay - 1645 points

    MHRD, Sports Ministry launch special films to promote indigenous sports of India

    307 days ago
    The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Ministry of Sports have collaborated to produce a series of special films to promote 10 indigenous sports of India. For implementation, the Department of School Education and Literacy under MHRD has partnered with the Ministry of Sports flagship programme 'Fit India' under the 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat' initiative. Highlights: ♦ The series is aimed to raise awareness about the indigenous games and the culture and heritage of the states to which they belong. ♦ The 10 sports that will be covered in the series are: Kho-kho Gatka Kalaripayttu Mallakhamb Thang-Ta Sqay Kabaddi Roll Ball Tug of War Shooting Ball. ♦ The indigenous sports of India will also cover a mix of very old sports, like, Kalaripayattu, and some recent Roll Ball which has gained a lot of popularity and is now played in at least 50 countries. ♦ The 10 episodes can be watched from June 8 to June 19, Monday to Friday, at 11 am, on the Fit India YouTube page and MHRD digital platforms. ♦ Under the initiative, there are scholarships for athletes of these games and there is a growing interest among youngsters to pursue these sports.

    BFI nominates Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan nominated for Khel Ratna

    310 days ago
    World silver-medallist and Indian boxer Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan were nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). Other nominations: ♦ BFI has nominated world bronze-winning trio of Lovlina Borgohain under 69kg, Simranjit Kaur under 64kg, and Manish Kaushik under 63kg for the Arjuna awards.  ♦ BFI has finalized and nominated the names of national women's coach Mohammed Ali Qamar and assistant coach Chhote Lal Yadav, for the Dronacharya awards. ♦ The athletes and coaches nominations are based on performance during the last four years.

    India to host AFC 2022 Asian Womens Cup

    312 days ago
    India is to host the 2022 Women's Asian Cup. The hosting rights have been awarded to India by the Asian Football Confederation. This is the second time India will be hosting the event. India hosted the event for the first time in 1979. The information was passed by the All India Football Federation. 2022 Women's Asian Cup: ♦ Women's Asian Cup will be held in the second half of the year 2020.  ♦ Women players are expected to bring social revolution in the event. ♦ The football tournament will feature 12 teams. The number of participating teams has been expanded from the previous slot of eight teams. ♦ As India hosts the tournament, India will qualify directly in the tournament. ♦ The event will serve as the final qualification tournament for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. ♦ In the 1979 event, India had finished as runners-up. ♦ The announcement to host the tournament comes as a measure to boost AIFF as India is to host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022.

    SAI announced Rs.30,000 each for 2,749 Khelo India athletes

    320 days ago
    Sports Authority of India (SAI) has deposited Rs.30,000 each to 2,749 Khelo India athletes as out of pocket allowance (OPA) amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The total sum of the amount is Rs.8.25 crore in all. The announcement regarding disbursement of the Khelo India allowances was made by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. Highlights: ♦ SAI announced that a total of 2893 athletes will be given the OPA for the period. The funds for the remaining 144 athletes will be transferred by the end of May 2020. ♦ The allowance is for the first quarter of 2020-21.  ♦ Athletes from 35 states and union territories (UTs) were given the allowances in 21 sporting disciplines. ♦ The maximum number of the athletes are from Maharashtra (386), Haryana (381), Delhi (225), Punjab (202) and Tamil Nadu (165). ♦ The OPA is Rs.1.20 lakh allotted annually. It is a part of the Khelo India scholarship of Rs.6.28 lakh that is given to each athlete selected under the scheme.

    Sports Authority Gujarat sign an MoU TCLL to train 2000 athletes

    323 days ago
    Sports Authority Gujarat signed an MoU with the Times Centre for Learning Limited (TCLL) to impart training for personality and skill development for aspiring athletes in the state. This will be the first-of-its-kind training in the State. Highlights: ♦ The MoU aims to train over 2000 young and aspiring athletes across Gujarat in areas such as Anand, Nadiad, Tapi, Porbandar, Surat, and Himmat Nagar. ♦ The participants will be selected using an enlisting process. ♦ The exercise aims to inculcate the idea of ownership and accomplishment about their respective sport among these athletes. It also aims to train psychologically preparing them for their challenging way ahead. Gujarat: Statehood: 1 May 1960 Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani Official: Gujarati Capital: Gandhinagar

    FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup in India to begin in 2021 February

    335 days ago
    The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup has been rescheduled between 17 February and 7 March 2021. The recommendations were made by the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group, the Bureau of the FIFA Council. Highlights: ♦ FIFA announced that the tournament will keep original eligibility criteria which are the players born on or after 1 January 2003 and on or before 31 December 2005 despite the postponement.  ♦ The U-17 Women's World Cup was originally scheduled to be played across five host cities Navi Mumbai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Bhubaneswar.  ♦ Also, it announced that the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica/Panama 2020 has been rescheduled between 20 January and 6 February 2021. The tournament will keep original eligibility criteria for players born on or after 1 January 2000 and on or before 31 December 2004. ♦ FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020 has been rescheduled to be held between 12 September and 3 October 2021.

    SAI forms committee to prepare SOP to resume training post COVID-19 lockdown

    336 days ago
    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has constituted a six-member committee to prepare a module for a phased resumption of training. The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced that the athletes can start practice once the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted. Highlights: ♦ The committee will prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the phased resumption of training across sporting disciplines at all its centres. ♦ The six-member panel will be headed by Rohit Bharadwaj SAI secretary. The members of the committee are: CEO Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Rajesh Rajagopalan, Executive Director (Operations) SS Roy, SS Sarla, Col BK Nayak and Assistant Director TOPS Sachin K as members. ♦ The committee will recommend the Standard Operating Procedures. It will describe several protocols and preventive measures to be observed by all stakeholders, including trainees, coaches, technical and non-technical support staff, NSFs, administrators, mess and hostel staff, and visitors, once training resumes. ♦ The SOPs will also give detailed guidelines to be followed on entry norms, sanitization guidelines, precautions to be taken in common areas, and by athletes while travelling to and from the centre. ♦ Also, a separate committee has been formed to prepare an SOP for swimming, since pool activities involve different health risks compared to other sports. ♦ The committee for swimming will be headed by Radhica Sreeman, Executive Director, TEAMS Division of SAI. The members of the committee will include Monal Choksi, secretary-general of the Swimming Federation of India, senior coaches, and doctors. ♦ The committee will draw up the guidelines in consultation with coaches and medical practitioners to ensure all preventive measures are put in place before swimmers resume training.

    India lost top spot in the ICC Test rankings to Australia

    346 days ago
    India lost the top spot in the ICC Test rankings to Australia on 1 May. It lost the rank because of the 2016-17 record was eliminated from the annual update as per rules.  Highlights: ♦ India dropped in the ladder largely because the record of 12 Tests victories and just one Test defeat in 2016-17 was removed in the latest chart. ♦ Australia, the top-ranking country, now has 116 points. It is followed by New Zealand with 115 points and India with 114 points. ♦ India yielded the top spot in Test rankings for the first time since October 2016. It continues to lead the ICC World Test Championship.  

    PV Sindhu named as I am badminton awareness campaign ambassador

    355 days ago
    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) named Indian shuttler PV Sindhu as one of the ambassadors for its 'I am badminton' awareness campaign.  I am badminton awareness campaign: ♦ The "I am badminton campaign" provides a platform for the players to express their love and respect for badminton by advocating and committing to clean and honest play. ♦ BWF's Integrity Unit was established in 2016. The campaign has been at the forefront of BWF's efforts to communicate its approach to integrity. The unit promotes sports integrity which is about keeping the sport free of corruption, doping, and match manipulation. ♦ Other players who are included in the campaign are Germany's Marc Zwiebler, Canada's Michelle Li, the Chinese duo of Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, England's Jack Shephard, Germany's Valeska Knoblauch, and Hong Kong's Chan Ho Yuen. BWF: Formed on: 1934 Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia President: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen Membership: 194 member associations

    India to host 2020 Asian Boxing Championship

    363 days ago
    Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has announced that India will be hosting the 2020 Asian Boxing Championship. The championship is expected to be held during November-December. The host city is yet to be announced later. The announcement was made by the National Federation President Ajay Singh.  BFI got the hosting rights in February 2020. Asian Boxing Championships were held as two individual events for men and women before 2019. Previously, India organized the men's event in 1980 with Mumbai playing the host. The women's event was hosted by India in 2003 with Hisar, Haryana hosting the event. Asian Boxing Championships: Asian Boxing Championships is the highest level of competition held for the boxing amateurs in Asia. The first tournament was held in 1963, hosted by Bangkok, Thailand.  The last Men's championship was held in 2017 at Tashkent, Uzbekistan and the Women's edition was held in 2017 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Combined editions (30th edition) was held in 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand.

    IOC sets new deadline for the qualification period of Tokyo Olympics

    372 days ago
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that 29 June 2021 has been set as the new deadline for the qualification period of the Tokyo Olympics. The decision was made after discussion with the National Olympic Committee (NOC) Presidents, Secretary Generals and Chef de Missions, IOC Director of Solidarity and NOC relations. Tokyo Olympics was rescheduled to be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The revised sport entries deadline has now been set for 5 July 2021. The committee also announced that the revision of the qualifications systems will be finalized soon to give certainty to athletes and NOCs. International Olympic Committee: Type: Sports Federation Formed on: 23 June 1894 Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland Honorary President: Jacques Rogge President: Thomas Bach

    UEFA postpones all the international matches

    372 days ago
    UEFA has postponed all the international matches that had been pushed back to June to further notice. The decision was made after Europe's 55 member federations discussions on how to adapt the fixture calendar in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.  UEFA's announcement: ♦ The postponed matches include the play-off matches for UEFA Euro 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women's Euro 2021.  ♦ It has also postponed all the UEFA competition matches, including the centralized international friendly matches.  ♦ The matches will be held when the countries return to normality. Friendly matches that were postponed include England's matches in Austria, Champions League final, Europa League final. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA): Formed on: 15 June 1954 Founded at: Basel, Switzerland Headquarters: Nyon, Switzerland President: Aleksander Čeferin First vice-president: Karl-Erik Nilsson Membership: 55 full member associations It is one of 6 continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA.

    FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup scheduled in November postponed

    373 days ago
    FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup was scheduled to be played in India between November 2nd and 21st postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The FIFA-Confederations working group decided in its first meeting held yesterday. The working group postponed FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup which was scheduled between August and September in Panama and Costa Rica. The working group has been recently established by the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Under-17 Women's World Cup was scheduled to be played in India across five host cities - Navi Mumbai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Bhubaneswar. President: Gianni Infantino Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland Founded: 21 May 1904

    Hockey India donates additional 75 lakh rupees towards PM-CARES Fund

    374 days ago
    Hockey India donated an additional Rs 75 lakhs towards the PM-CARES Fund to take its total contribution to Rs 1 crore to tackle worsening COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Hockey India earlier donated Rs 25 lakhs towards the cause in April. Hockey India secretary general Rajinder Singh agreed with Mushtaq's views. Hockey India has always believed in helping those in need, and I am proud the Executive Board took this unanimous decision to contribute a total of Rs 1.00 crore towards the PM Cares Fund. The millions of Indian lives affected because of this pandemic, it was important for us to step up, keeping in mind the interest of the nation. All sportspersons of the country with ace golfer Anirban Lahiri being the latest to donate a sum of Rs 7 lakhs PM-CARES

    Official mascots of 19th Asian Games unveiled in Hangzhou China

    374 days ago
    The official mascots of the 19th Asian Games released at a digital launch ceremony in Hangzhou, China. The three robots, which are going to be the mascots for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, are collectively known as the smart triplets. The Mascots - Congcong, Lianlian, and Chenchen, which reflect the internet prowess of Hangzhou city and Zhejiang province, were unveiled at a digital ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Olympic Council of Asia: The Olympic Council of Asia's 19th Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou from September 10 to 25, 2022. The third Asian Games will be hosted by China following Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010, with the participation of 45 NOCs of Asia in 42 sports. Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait Founded: November 16, 1982 Membership: 45 National Olympic Committees

    China to host the 3rd edition of the Asian Youth Games

    375 days ago
    China is to host the third edition of the Asian Youth Games (AYG) in Shantou in November 2021. The announcement was made by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on 1 April 2020. The third edition was supposed to be held in 2017. But was postponed to 2021 by OCA. Olympic Council of Asia: Formed on: 16 November 1982 Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait President: Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Membership: 45 National Olympic Committees Official language: English OCA is the apex body that governs sports in Asia.  Asian Youth Games: AYG is held every 4 years among athletes from across Asia. The games are organized by the OCA. The first edition of the games was held in 2009 in Singapore. The second edition was held in 2013 in Nanjing, China.

    Wimbledon championship for the first time since World War II

    376 days ago
    Wimbledon organizers cancelled the Wimbledon Championships 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first match was scheduled to begin on 29 June 2020. This cancelation has happened for the first time since 1945 since World War II. The decision by the organizers to cancel the tournament was widely expected, with the world struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19. Wimbledon Championships 2020: Founded on: 1877 Editions: 134 (2020) Location: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Venue of  the game: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Surface Grass outdoors Prize money: £34,000,000 (2018)

    World Athletics Championships rescheduled to 2022 due to Tokyo Olympics

    377 days ago
    The 2021 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon has been shifted to 2022. The move is to accommodate the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics which was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The move was made by the World Athletics to support the Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). New dates were not announced yet. Background: The world athletics championships were scheduled to be held in Eugene on 6-15 August 2021. It is expected that the rescheduling will give the athletes enough time they need to get back into training and competition. World Athletics also discussed with the Commonwealth Games Federation to move the dates from 2021 to 2022 as the Commonwealth Games were scheduled to be held In the English city of Birmingham on 27 July to 7 August 2022. World Athletics: Formed on: 17 July 1912 Founded at: Stockholm, Sweden Headquarters: Monaco Membership: 214 member federations President: Sebastian Coe

    Tokyo Olympics games rescheduled to 2021 July

    377 days ago
    The Tokyo Olympic Games have been rescheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021. The announcement was made by the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on 30 March. The Paralympic Games will be held from 24 August to 5 September 2021. International Olympic Committee (IOC) has also announced the official date on its website. Background: The Olympics was earlier scheduled to be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020, with the Paralympics on 25 August. The game was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Japan announced that it had secured agreement from the IOC to postpone the Games. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the games will be held in around a year. The Olympic flame which was lit would be displayed for a month at the J-Village sports complex in Fukushima, Tokyo. International Olympic Committee (IOC): Formed on: 23 June 1894 Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland Honorary President: Belgium Jacques Rogge President: Germany Thomas Bach Director-General: Belgium Christophe De Kepper

    Tokyo Olympics might be held in 2021 July

    379 days ago
    Tokyo Olympics organizers are planning to host the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in July 2021. The event was delayed due to the coronavirus. The Tokyo Organising Committee is planning to begin the events from 23 July 2021. The day was suggested by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. The plan to host it in July 2021 comes as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had decided to move the games to be held in northern Sapporo city, Japan instead of Tokyo. Background: The Olympics were scheduled to open on 24 July 2020 with the Paralympics on 25 August. Japan announced that it had secured agreement from the IOC to postpone the Games. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the games will be held in around a year. The Olympic flame which was lit would be displayed for a month at the J-Village sports complex in Fukushima, Tokyo.

    Tokyo Olympic torch relay has been cancelled

    384 days ago
    The Japan leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made by Yoshiro Mori, President of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee. The move comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympic games by roughly one year. The decision was made during a telephone conference. International Olympic Committee (IOC) is planning to draw a new plan for the relay. IOC stated that the Olympic flame will remain in Japan.  Background: The torch relay was scheduled to begin in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The flame for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was lit as scheduled on 12 March in ancient Olympia despite the COVID-19 outbreak. The flame handover ceremony took place in Athens on 19 March before the flame arrived in Japan on 20 March in Miyagi Prefecture. The relay was to cover 859 municipalities across all 47 prefectures in Japan. After the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Games Organizing Committee planned to transport the Olympic flame in a lantern by car instead of having it carried by torchbearers when the Japan leg of the torch relay starts later in the week. It was decided as it aimed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among people who would normally line the roads to watch the flame be carried past.

    Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics to be postponed

    385 days ago
    Japanese authorities are planning to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The final decision will be announced soon. It was announced by Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.  Highlights: The game will not be cancelled but will be postponed. The organizers are still discussing if they could still secure the Olympic venues for all 33 sports, and for the Paralympics.  Japan's official budget for the Olympic Games is around $12.6 billion, so far. The Tokyo Olympic torch relay is due to start on 26 March in Fukushima in northeastern Japan. Recently, Canada and Australia have announced its pullout from the Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Games of the XXXII Olympiad (2020 Summer Olympics): Host city: Tokyo, Japan Planned dates of the event: 24 July-9 August 2020 Participating Nations: 204 Athletes: 11,091 Events: 339 in 33 sports

    Indian umpires Janani Narayanan and Vrinda Rathi named in ICC panel

    387 days ago
    The number of women matches officials across different International Cricket Council panels has gone up to 12 as Janani Narayanan, and Vrinda Rathi of India was named in the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires. The announcement comes soon after the launch of 100% Cricket, a 12-month campaign anticipated building on the momentum of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. The campaign launched just before 86,174 people watched the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on International Women’s Day.

    Tai Tzu Ying won 2020 All England Badminton Championships

    393 days ago
    Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying won the third women's singles title in four years at the Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2020 in Birmingham, England. She defeated the defending champion, Chen Yu Fei, on 15 March. Also, Viktor Axelsen won the All England title in the men's singles championship. He secured Denmark's first win in the event since Peter Gade's triumph in 1999. Result: Men's Singles: Viktor Axelsen Women's Singles: Taipei Tai Tzu-Ying Men's Doubles: Hiroyuki Endo, Yuta Watanabe Women's Doubles: Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota Mixed Doubles: Praveen Jordan, Melati Daeva Oktavianti All England Open 2020: Edition: 112th Dates: 11-15 March Location: Birmingham, England Total prize money: $1,100,000

    Tiger Woods to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of fame

    396 days ago
    Tiger Woods is to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of fame in its class of 2021. He will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in December 2020, once the age of entry was lowered from 50 to 45. Woods has won 15 majors and a joint record 82 times on the PGA Tour. The 44-year-old won the Masters at Augusta in April 2019 for his 15th major.  Tiger Woods: Eldrick Tont Woods, nicknamed as Tiger, is a USA's professional golf player. He ranks second in both major championships and the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA). He holds numerous records in golf and is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time.

    Amit Panghal, Lovlina Borgohain won bronze medal in the Asian Boxing Olympic qualifiers

    398 days ago
    Boxers Amit Panghal and Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal in the Asian Boxing Olympic qualifiers held in Amman, Jordan. Both the boxers had already claimed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Borgohain secured 0-5 and lost to China's Hong Gu in the 69kg weight category. Pangal was defeated by China's Jianguan Hu in the 52 kg category. Other winners: In a total of five Indian boxers, namely Vikas Krishan in 69kg category, Lovlina Borgohain in 69kg category, Pooja Rani in 75kg category, Ashish Kumar in 75kg category and Satish Kumar in +91kg category, secured their seats at the Olympics. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification Tournaments: Five qualification series of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification Tournaments are conducted across all continents and 286 Olympic spots. The qualification series is hosted at Dakar, Amman, London, Buenos Aires, and Paris.

    Mahim Verma is to resign as BCCI vice president

    398 days ago
    The current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice president Mahim Verma is to resign from his post. The announcement comes after his win in the election for the post of secretary at the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU). Mr. Verma was appointed as BCCI's vice president in 2019. He filed his nominations for the elections at the Uttarakhand state association on 28 February. He vowed to improve the cricketing infrastructure in the state as he was elected as the secretary of the CAU.  The Indian cricket board will hold a fresh election for the post of vice president in 45 days after Verma officially resigns. Rajiv Shukla, the former IPL chairman, has been nominated for the post. Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU): Founded on: 2000 Headquarters: Raipur, Chhattisgarh Founding President of CAU: Hira Singh Bisht President: Jot Singh Gunsola CAU is the governing authority of the cricket activities in Uttarakhand. In 2019, CAU was affiliated with the BCCI.

    PV Sindhu was awarded the 2019 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year

    398 days ago
    Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2019. The award ceremony was hosted by BBC Director-General Tony Hall. Also, Veteran athlete PT Usha was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. She was awarded for her contribution to Indian sports and for inspiring generations of players.  PV Sindhu: PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships in the year 2019. She has secured five world championship medals. She is the first Indian singles badminton player to win an Olympic silver medal. She competed with four other strong nominees, namely Mary Kom (boxing), Vinesh Phogat (wrestling), Dutee Chand (athletics), and Manasi Joshi (para-badminton).

    First ever Khelo India Winter Games begin at Gulmarg in Kashmir

    401 days ago
    Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the first-ever five-day Khelo India Winter Games at Gulmarg. Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg hosting Khelo India Winter Games 2020 from March 7th to 11th.The sports shall be organized every year at Gulmarg. The training academy should be established on the standards of the International level in which international coaches shall impart training to sportspersons. The interactive session with youth at National Integration Camp hosted by Government Physical Education College Gadoora, Ganderbal. The camp was hosted to motivate and guide the youth for their active participation in the promotion of unity, communal harmony, national integration, FIT India. Khelo India Youth Games Khelo India Youth Games formerly Khelo India School Games held annually in January First event: 2018 Last event: 2020

    Indian Archery pulls out Asia Cup world ranking tournament

    401 days ago
    Archery Association of India (AAI) pulled out its team from the upcoming Asia Cup world ranking tournament in Bangkok, scheduled from March 8 to 15, owing to the coronavirus threat. India's first international competition since its return from a five-month suspension in January, which was lifted after the AAI's election. AAI Assistant Secretary Gunjan Abrol, in a letter to World Archery Secretary, informed India's decision to withdraw after reviewing the current alarming situation on account of coronavirus and taking into consideration the travel advisories issued by Sports Authority of India and IOC. Archery Association of India (AAI) World Archery Federation Archery Association of India is the national governing body of archery in India. President: Arjun Munda Headquarters: New Delhi Founded: 8 August 1973

    SAI announced first edition of Khelo India Womens Hockey League

    403 days ago
    Sports Authority of India (SAI) has announced the first edition of the Khelo India Women's Hockey League (Under 21) will be held at three different venues across the country in three phases between March-November 2020.  Organizing Team: Khelo India Women's Hockey League (Under 21) tournament will be organized by Hockey India. Highlights: ♦ Phase 1 will be held from 23-29 March 2020 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh. ♦ Phase 2 will be held from 13-19 July 2020 at the SAI Center in Bengaluru, Karnataka. ♦ Phase 3 from 22-29 November 2020 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. ♦ The government aims to create talent identification platforms for athletes from multiple sports through the Khelo India Scheme. ♦ Various academies registered under Hockey India and Public Sector Units' teams will play in the League.

    Mumbai to host 2023 IOC session

    404 days ago
    Mumbai will be hosting the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) session in 2023. The announcement was passed by IOC president Thomas Bach. Highlights: ♦ The committee chose India to encourage and support the National Olympic Committee of India and all the National Federations to promote and strengthen Olympic sport in the country. ♦ The decision by IOC committee is yet to be ratified at the 136th IOC session in Tokyo in July 2020. ♦ Also, the year 2023 will be a significant year for India as it coincides with the 75th anniversary of Indian independence.  ♦ India last hosted an IOC session in 1983 in New Delhi.  International Olympic Committee (IOC): Formed on: 23 June 1894 Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland Honorary President: Jacques Rogge President: Thomas Bach Vice Presidents: Juan Antonio Samaranch, Uğur Erdener, Anita DeFrantz, Yu Zaiqing Director-General: Christophe De Kepper Official language: French (reference language), English

    The 68th All India Police Athletic Championship began in Haryana

    405 days ago
    The 68th All India Police Athletic Championship 2019-20 began at Bhanu in Panchkula District of Haryana on 3 March. The event was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, who declared the meet open at the Basic Training Centre of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). 68th All India Police Athletic Championship 2019-20: ♦ The Athletic Championship will be held from 3-7 March.  ♦ The championship aims to bring India in the top 10 in the Olympics scheduled in 2028. The efforts of ITBP is to promote adventure and sports activities in the force. ITBP is to made the nodal agency for the conduct of these games. ♦ GoI, so far, has identified more than 15,000 children and started their training across 284 Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centres across the country. Efforts shall be made to assign a few games to each force so that we can get good results in the Olympics after 8 years. ♦ Government is to establish Sports training centres in the forces. Also, centre is to handover a few of the SAI extension to the State Governments. SAI can now focus more on the National centres of excellence.

    Khelo India University Games 2020 Highlights

    405 days ago
    Khelo India University Games 2020 was held for the first time at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. The games were held from 22 February to 1 March 2020. Over 4,000 top athletes from a total of about 176 universities across India participated in the event.  Launching Team: The Khelo India University Games was launched by the GoI in partnership with the Government of the State of Odisha. The competition was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Aim: The aim of Khelo India University Games is to make it an aspirational competition for India's youngsters to help them find a balance between sport and education. Results: Men's Competition: Gold - Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Women's Competition: Gold - Himachal Pradesh University, Himachal Pradesh Boxing: Men's Events: 46 - 49 kg Category: Gold - Gurwinder Singh 49 - 52 kg Category: Gold - Lalit 52 - 57 kg Category: Gold - Shashikant Yadav 57 - 60 kg Category: Gold - Sunil Chauhan 60 - 63 kg Category: Gold - Ashutosh Bhagat 63 - 69 kg Category: Gold - Pawan Kumar 69 - 75 kg Category: Gold - Kunal 75 - 81 kg Category: Gold - Saksham 81 - 91 kg Category: Gold - Sawan Gill 91+ kg Category: Gold - Sagar Football: Women's Football: Gold - Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu Athletics: Men's Events: 3000 metres Steeplechase: Gold - Atul Poonia (Maharaja Ganga Singh University) 5000 metres: Gold - Narendra Pratap Singh (Mangalore University) Triple Jump: Gold - Arun AB (MG University) Decathlon: Gold - Krishna Kumar (Mangalore University) High Jump: Gold - Adarsh Ram (University of Madra) 200 metres: Gold - Rahul Kumar (University of Madras) 4 x 100 metres Relay: Gold - MG University Women's Events: 200 metres: Gold - Dutee Chand (KIIT University, Bhubaneswar) 3000 metres Steeplechase: Gold - Komal Chandra (Savitribai Phule Pune University) 5000 metres: Gold - Jyoti (Panjab University) Heptathlon: Gold - Sonu Kumari (Lovely Professional University) Hammer Throw: Gold - Varsha (Mangalore University) 4 x 100 metres Relay: Gold - MG University Top 5 Ranked Universities: Panjab University, PB - 46 (17 Gold, 19 Silver, 10 Bronze) Savithibai Phule Pune University, MS - 37 (17 Gold, 11 Silver, 9 Bronze) Punjabi University, Patiala - 33 (13 Gold, 6 Silver, 14 Bronze) M D U, Rohtak, Haryana - 33 (11 Gold, 11 Silver, 11 Bronze) Mangalore University, Karnataka - 25 (9 Gold, 7 Silver, 9 Bronze)

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