BFI President Ajay elected as head of Elite Foundation of AIBA

New Delhi, Feb. 21: India’s boxing chief Ajay Singh has been elected as president of the Foundation Board for Better Boxing of the world governing body of the sport, AIBA. Foundation for Better Boxing was constituted by the AIBA in the last meeting of their Executive Committee to address future development of the sport globally.
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Barcelona, Feb. 21: Newly-crowned national champion Sourabh Verma, Parupalli Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the men’s singles second round after winning their respective matches at the USD 150,000 Barcelona Spain Masters here Wednesday. Sourabh, who had clinched his third Senior National title in Guwahati last week, beat Spain’s Lus Enrique Penalver 21-15, 21-16 in
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New Delhi, Feb. 20: Indian women boxers collected a rich haul of 6 medals, including two gold, one silver and three bronze medals to finish their campaign on a high at the 70th StrandjaMemorial Boxing tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on Tuesday. Former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Maisnam Meena Kumari Devi (54kg) grabbed
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Squash legend Nicol David of Malaysia announced on Monday that she would be hanging up her racquet bringing to a close an illustrious playing career in squash. Since making her debut on the international stage in 1996 when she won the British Junior U14 Open title as a 12-year-old, this formidable woman from Penang has
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New Delhi, Feb 20: Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening encounter of the 12th Indian Premier League for which a provisional two-week schedule was announced by the BCCI on Tuesday. The opening game has been scheduled for March 23 in Chennai, the BCCI announced in its schedule
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Jakarta, Feb. 20: Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympics, officials said Tuesday, after the Southeast Asian nation’s widely lauded handling of the Asian Games last summer. Muliaman Hadad, Indonesia’s ambassador to Switzerland, submitted a formal bid letter from President Joko Widodo to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne last week,
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New Delhi, Feb. 19: Six-time world women boxing champion M C Mary Kom was on Monday named as a brand ambassador for global sportswear giant PUMA for a two-year period. “Magnificent Mary’’, as she is popularly known as, will be PUMA India’s new ambassador for the company’s women’s training category and shall represent the brand
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Dubai, Feb 19: India opener Smriti Mandhana maintained her pole position while ODI skipper Mithali Raj remained fifth in the latest ICC ODI Players’ Ranking issued on Monday. Mandhana is leading the pack with 774 rating points ahead of Australia pair of Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning. New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite is placed fourth, just
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New Delhi, Feb. 19: Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal continued his quest for a second consecutive gold medal as he reached the final of the prestigious 70th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on Monday. The 23-year-old, also a silver medallist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, showed his grit and determination in a
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Hisar,Feb 19: Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) defeated Madhya Pradesh 5-0 to retain the Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship (Division A) title for the record sixth consecutive time here Monday. Neha (12th, 16th minutes) and Navneet Kaur (25th, 28th) scored a brace each after Vandana Katariya (10th) handed RSPB the lead in the summit
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