Students of Kalgidhar Society, alongwith India's U-18 basketball player Anmol Singh, has sent out a strong message to FIBA by playing a local match here with their turbans on, protesting against the discrimination meted out to Sikh players during Asian Championship in China.
The non-participation of Brazil and Portugal football teams in the Goa Lusofonia Games commencing Saturday, may rob the glory of the game but not its spirit, said Olympian football player Fortunato Franco.
Jharkhand, which had swept all the eight medals in the last edition, will be the team to watch out for in the 4th National Lawn Bowls Championship that gets underway at the RCGC Maidan tent, here on friday.
The last time he competed at the Asian Championships, Shiva Thapa had to retire hurt but three years later, the teen sensation has more than made up for that by becoming the youngest Indian boxer to win gold at the event defeating a local lad in front of a hugely partisan crowd.
Teen sensation Shiva Thapa (56kg) reaffirmed his status as the rising star of Indian boxing as he became the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan on Monday.
Shot putter Om Prakash Karhana, who won a bronze in the ongoing Asian Championships here today, is still nursing hopes of participating in next month`s World Championships in Moscow and is taking part in two events in Europe to try and qualify for the mega event.
13-member Indian junior men`s boxing team will be able to participate in the Youth Asian Boxing Championship in Subic Bay, Philippines after finally getting visas, the application for which was twice rejected by the host country.
As the Indian shooting contingent gears up to earn more Olympic quota places in the Asian Shooting Championship that gets underway, coach Sunny Thomas says they can ill afford to replicate the previous edition`s results.