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Rakhi Halder wins gold medal at the Women’s National Weightlifting Championship

On February 6, 2020, Rakhi Halder of West Bengal won Senior Weightlifting Championship. She bagged gold medal in the 64 kg category at the 35th National Weight lifting Championship held in Kolkata. Highlights Halder lifted 117 kg in clean and jerk and 93 kg in snatch to win the medal. She was 10 kgs ahead ..

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Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of National Sports day (on August 29) ceremony presented Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2018 to winners at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is highest national award for adventure sports in India, at par with the Arjuna award. Winners are: Land Adventure category: Aparna Kumar, Late Dipankar Ghosh and Manikandan ..

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Indian Doping Testing body suspended by WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) has decided to suspend the accreditation granted to the National Dope Testing Laboratory, India. What has happened? The WADA has withdrawn the accreditation granted the Indian National Dope Testing Laboratory a duration of six months. This move by the WADA has dealt a massive setback to the anti-doping movement in India ..

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Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship: Ritu Phogat wins Silver

India’s Ritu Phogat has won Silver medal in Under-23 Senior World Wrestling held in Poland. She won silver medal in 48 kg category. She entered into final by defeating Bulgarian Wrestler Selishka in Quarter finals and Chinese Wrestler Jiang Zhu in the semi-final. In the gold medal bout (in the final match), she lost against ..

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Low Female Participation in Sports in India

In India, Gender ratios in sports are highly skewed and the female participation in sports is marginal and insufficient. This issue should be analysed in the light of the below questions: What can be advantages of women participating in sports? What are the major constraints that led to highly skewed gender ratio in sports participation ..

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