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Vinesh Phogat wins Gold in Ukraine Wrestling event

The Indian wrestler, Vinesh Phogat, has won the gold medal in women’s 53-kg category. She won the medal at XXIV Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Kyiv, Ukraine. Highlights In the event, the Indian Wrestler, Vinesh Phogat, defeated the world number seven, Vanesa Kaladzinskaya from Belarus in the finals match. It was a fight ..

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Asian Youth Games to be held in China in November 2021

The Olympic Council of Asia announced that the third Asian Youth Games is to be held in China in November 2021. Around 18 Olympic games such as rock climbing, athletics, gymnastics, aquatics, boat racing are to be included. Asian Youth Games The Asian Youth Games is held once in four years. It is organized by ..

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Satish Kumar becomes India’s first super heavyweight boxer to qualify for Olympics

Veteran Indian boxer Satish Kumar recently became the first super heavyweight (+91kg) Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games. Satish Kumar is a bronze-medallist in 2014 Asian Games, silver medallist in 2018 Commonwealth Games and a two-time bronze-winner at the Asian Championships -2015 and 2019. Other Indian boxers Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik also ..

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Government of Haryana provides Rs 15 lakhs to Olympic participants and Rs 6 crore to winners

On February 16, 2020, the State Government of Haryana announced that it will provide Rs 6 crores to gold medal winners at Olympic Games. The cash money prize is only for players representing Haryana. Highlights The State Government of Haryana has offered to provide the Olympic players with prize money. It will provide Rs 15 ..

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International Hockey Federation names Indian Hockey Captain “Player of the Year”, 2019

On February 13, 2020, the International Hockey Federation named the Indian Hockey captain Manpreet Singh as Player of the Year, 2019. Highlights Manpreet is the first Indian to win the title. The accolade was introduced in 1999. Manpreet Singh Manpreet Singh is the Indian National Hockey team captain since 2017. He was named the Indian ..

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