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8th District level WUSHU championship held

About 150 girls and boys of various age groups participated in the 8th district level Wushu championship organised in the hall of Bada Akhada at Kankhal on Tuesday. The championship started with stone breaking demonstration by senior students in which they broke 10 marble slabs placed one over the other with one blow of the hand. Presiding over the...

Sindhu 1st Indian shuttler to win World Championships

PV Sindhu on Sunday scripted history as she became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating arch-rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided summit clash here. The Olympic silver-medallist won 21-7, 21-7 in the final that lasted just 38 minutes. Two years after being robbed off the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute...

Fifth District roller skating championship held

The fifth district roller skating championship was organised by Haridwar district roller skating association in the skating rink of new Saint Thomas Academy at Roshnabad here on Sunday. As many as 250 participants from 13 schools in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Roorkee participated in the event. Presiding as chief guest, the municipal council chairman Rajiv Sharma said that skating is...

Deepa, Punia win Rajiv Khel Ratna

Ravindra Jadeja, 18 others get Arjuna Award Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was on Saturday nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honour, joining Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa, who won a silver in shot put F53 category in 2016 Rio Paralympics, was added for the...

CM expresses happiness on BCCI recognition

The Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has expressed happiness on the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to give recognition to Uttarakhand. Terming it in the interest of the state, the CM said that apart from promoting cricket, the decision would help in providing better opportunities to players of the state. Rawat said that...

Almora lad to manage Indian team in Indonesia

The 17-member Indian contingent participating in the President Cup International Boxing Tournament 2019 to be held from July 20 to 29 in Indonesia will be managed by an Uttarakhand native. Indonesia Boxing Association has invited the elite men and women boxing team from India to participate in this international competition. Uttarakhand Boxing Association member and State sports joint director...

England win maiden ICC World Cup via dramatic Super Over against New Zealand

England lifted their maiden ICC World Cup trophy, beating a battle-hardened New Zealand in a nerve-wracking final that was decided via a dramatic Super Over here Sunday. Opting to bat, New Zealand once again put up a modest batting performance under overcast conditions to post 241 for eight against a quality England pace attack that kept on asking probing...

England reach final after 27 yrs

In a one sided match, England managed to record an impressive win over five-time champions Australia in the second semifinal of the cricket World Cup in Birmingham on Thursday. Following eight wickets win after a fearless knock from Jason Roy, England entered their first World Cup final since 1992. Chasing 224 was not expected to be a walk in...

India out!

Kiwis fly to Lord’s, Kohli home; Jadeja, Dhoni fight back but India lose semi by 18 runs India go home. New Zealand it is for Lord’s! A horrible start, a late flourish by Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni, the lowest ever first powerplay total in any World Cup, the highest ever seventh-wicket partnership in any World Cup — the...

India-New Zealand semifinal pushed to reserve day

The notorious Manchester weather pushed the first semifinal of the World Cup to the reserve day after dominant Indian bowlers excelled yet again to restrict New Zealand to a sub-par 211 for five, here Tuesday. Rain forced players off the field after 46.1 overs and as per ICC’s playing conditions, the game will resume on Wednesday from where it...