Indian shuttlers Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra came out on top in a topsy-turvy opening match to proceed to the men’s doubles second round of the World Championships being held at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena here Monday.
Ace shooter Gagan Narang, who recently bagged a silver and a bronze in 50-metre rifle prone and 50-metre rifle 3 position, respectively, at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, said it was time to switch gears as World Championships and Asian Games come calling next month.
Rio is at the back of his mind but for Sushil Kumar, one of India`s greatest Olympians, the immediate aim is to win a gold medal in the upcoming Asian Games, a stage where the decorated wrestler, surprisingly, is yet to taste success.
Japanese figure skater Mao Asada, the veteran of two winter Olympic Games, plans to sit out the 2014-2015 competitive season but remains unsure about retirement and wants to take the year to think about her future plans.
The ad-hoc committee appointed by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing owing to India`s international termination today decided to request the International Boxing Association to provide at least two training trips for both men and women as they gear up for the Commonwealth and Asian Games this year.