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Mehta qualifies for the venue stages


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sheffield, Aug 23 (IANS) Asian Champion Aditya Mehta of India registered a thrilling win in the final qualifying round of the International Open snooker tournament being played here.With a lead ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: China’s Zou takes light flyweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese light flyweight boxer Zou Shiming retained his Olympic title Saturday after beating Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon in a tight final.Beijing champion Zou won all three ... Read more...

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Kothari clinches All India Snooker title


August 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Sourav Kothari of ONGC overcame India junior No.1 Laxman Rawat of Delhi 6-2 to win the Shyam Shroff Memorial All India Open Invitation Snooker Tournament title, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Rana finishes 36th in men’s 50km walk


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) India's Basanta Bahadur Rana created a national record but that could only ensure him a 36th place in the men's 50km walk at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Bronze for Russia, Ireland


August 10th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's David Aryapetyan and Ireland's Paddy Barnes won Olympic bronze medals in men's 49kg boxing here Friday.Aryapetyan, a 2009 world silver medallist, narrowly lost his ... Read more...

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Kothari, Rawat in final of All India Snooker


August 10th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Delhi boy Laxman Rawat and Sourav Kothari of ONGC registered convincing semi-final wins to set up a title clash in the Shyam Shroff Memorial All India ... Read more...

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Merchant bows out in All India Snooker


August 8th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Double Asian champion Yasin Merchant crashed out of the Shyam Shroff Memorial All India Invitation snooker tournament here Wednesday.In the concluding Group A ties at Khar ... Read more...

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Ishpreet upsets Joshi in All-India Snooker


August 7th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) India sub junior No.3 Ishpreet Singh Chadha was third time fortunate when he stunned Asian bronze medallist Devendra Joshi of BPCL in a 4-3 thriller in ... Read more...

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Kohli shocks Jain in All India Snooker meet


August 6th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Amandeep Kohli fashioned the second upset in the competition when he shocked India No.5 Himanshu Jain in the Shyam Shroff Memorial All India Open Invitation Snooker ... Read more...

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Sushil promises a fight by Indian wrestlers


August 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Beijing Games bronze medallist Sushil Kumar has promised a good show by the Indian grapplers at the London Olympics where the wrestling competition began Sunday."You ... Read more...

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Olympic weightlifting: Polish underdog bags gold


August 4th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Poland's Adrian Edward Zielinski has won the gold medal in weightlifting men's 85kg category with a total of 385kg.Zielinski, 23, standing in the third place ... Read more...

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I will be happy if athletes improve their records: Bahadur singh


July 31st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India athletics coach Bahadur Singh says he will be happy if his 14 wards better their career best performance at the London Olympics.The Indian squad includes ... Read more...

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Merchant, Chawla in for All India Open Snooker


July 20th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Former two-time Asian champion Yasin Merchant and India No.2 Kamal Chawla have confirmed their participation in the Shyam Shroff Memorial All India Open Invitation Snooker Tournament ... Read more...

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Billiards: Advani heads Indian challenge


July 16th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 16 (IANS) Asian champion Pankaj Advani will lead a strong Indian contingent in the World billiards championship to be held later this year.The squad also includes World women's ... Read more...

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Mehta survives a scare in snooker tournament


June 19th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) National and Asian champion Aditya Mehta survived a close call before winning 3-2 against top Indian junior Laxman Rawat in a Group B league match of ... Read more...

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Chinese will be tough to beat at Olympics: Saina Nehwal (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) India's top badminton star Saina Nehwal says it will be tough to beat the Chinese at the London Olympics despite her recent successes against them.Saina defeated ... Read more...

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Saina pleased with her play in crunch situations


June 17th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's badminton star Saina Nehwal Sunday said staying relaxed in crunch situations helped her win two titles in as many weeks and she is not thinking ... Read more...

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Saina wins third Indonesia Open title (Roundup)


June 17th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal got a big shot in the arm ahead of the London Olympics as she saved two match points before beating Li Xuerui of ... Read more...

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Saina scrapes past Xuerui to win third Indonesia Open crown (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal got a big shot in the arm ahead of the London Olympics as she saved two match points before beating Li Xuerui of ... Read more...

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76 Indians qualify for Olympics, more likely


June 12th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India had 56 competitors at the Beijing Olympics four years ago. The number has risen to 76 and is expected to be 85 at ... Read more...

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Olympic medal perfect way to end my career: Mary Kom


May 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) As she embarks on her endeavour to book an Olympic berth, India's five-time world champion female boxer M.C. Mary Kom Tuesday said a podium finish ... Read more...

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India Open: Wan bags men’s title, Li lifts women’s crown


April 29th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) South Korean Wan Ho Shon celebrated his qualification for the London Olympics with a sensational upset win over World No.1 and top seed Lee Chong ... Read more...

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India Open: Kashyap goes down fighting in semis


April 28th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India's Parupalli Kashyap, who had booked an Olympic berth Fiday, put up a valiant fight in his semi-final tie against South Korea's Wan Ho Shon ... Read more...

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Boxer Shiva enters semis of Olympic qualifiers


April 9th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 9 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa humbled Athens Olympics silver medallist Worapoj Petchkoon of Thailand to enter the semifinals of the 56 kg category at the Asian ... Read more...

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Suranjoy, Sumit in second round of Asian Olympic qualifying event


April 6th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 6 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallist Suranjoy Singh (52 kg) and promising teenager Sumit Sangwan (81 kg) won their opening round bouts in the Asian Olympic Qualifying ... Read more...

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Mary Kom to lead Indian challenge in Asian championship


March 1st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
NeW Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom will spearhead the Indian challenge in the Asian Confederation Women's Boxing Championship in Ulan Bator March 16-26.Mary Kom will ... Read more...

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Juhi Chawla stunned with Rajev’s writing stint


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) TV actor Rajev Paul has turned poet with his debut book "Mumbai Mohabbat aur Tanhai" and actress Juhi Chawla says she never thought he can write ... Read more...

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Chennai Open chess: Pandian upsets GM Gomez


January 8th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Former junior Asian champion and International Master Pandian Karthikeyan defeated Philippino Grandmaster John Paul Gomez in the seventh round of the SDAT-RMK Chennai Open International Grandmaster ... Read more...

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Eight Indians advance to knockout stage of World Snooker


November 30th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 30 (IANS) While century-breaks continued to rain in the IBSF World snooker championship, and eight Indians qualified for the knock-out stage, 26-year old Omar Alkojah provided a lot ... Read more...

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Asian Champions Trophy: Goalie Sreejes stars in India’s win over Pakistan


September 11th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ordos (China), Sep 11 (IANS) India registered a sensational 4-2 victory over arch-rivals Pakistan via the tie-breaker to lift the first edition of the men's hockey Asian Champion Trophy here ... Read more...

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Yasin, Pankaj romp to last 16 of Senior National Snooker


August 7th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Mumbai's Yasin Merchant rolled back the years while drubbing Devendra Joshi 4-0 en route to the pre-quarterfinals of the 78th Senior National Snooker championship here Sunday.Merchant, ... Read more...

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Venkatesham eliminates Alok in senior national billiards


July 29th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) K. Venkatesham, the Hyderabad-based Railways player, knocked out defending champion and Asian champion Alok Kumar of PSPB 3-2 en route to the quarter-finals of the senior ... Read more...

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Mary Kom rushes to Chandigarh to be with ailing son


May 11th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) MC Mary Kom, who won the gold in the Asian Cup women boxing tournament in China Monday, had no time to celebrate her win. She rushed ... Read more...

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Mary Kom wins gold at ASBC Asian Cup


May 9th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India's MC Mary Kom defeated Asian champion Kim Myong Sim 4-3 to win the gold in the 48 kg category at the ASBC Women's Boxing ... Read more...

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Only an Asian Games gold will erase CWG memories: Vijender


October 18th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh Monday vowed to make up for his semi-final loss at the Commonwealth Games with a gold medal at the upcoming Asian ... Read more...

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