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Boxing: Former Vijender Singh mandatory becomes WBA World Champion

first_imgAdvertisementIn a fight that could have easily been scored as a draw through the first four rounds, it ended in an unexpected fifth round stoppage. Both fighters really took turns in feeling each other out in the first two rounds. Fielding was trying to time Zeuge as he would move inside.The champion would try to bully the taller fighter and keep him on his back foot. He was successful in doing this which granted him the winner of those two rounds.In round three, the tide started to turn a bit and it was evident that Fielding had found the proper range and timing. As Zeuge would step in with wild shots, the challenger would step back and pepper him with combinations.Round four was the start of the end for the champion. Consequently, while sitting too long in the pocket, he was caught with a well placed right hook to the temple. This setup a flurry from Fielding that caused the champion to cover-up and retreat.It appeared the effects of round four could not be shaken off. From the start of round five, Zeuge was on his bicycle. Fielding then targeted his attack more to the body. He would start up top and finish with left and right hooks to the body.Ultimately, an uppercut on the inside followed by a left hook to the liver put the champion down. As Zeuge struggled to get to his feet, his corner had seen enough and threw in the towel.Fielding has been eager to continue his career in a big way after suffering a crushing first round knockout loss to Callum Smith in 2015. He has done just that, and is now a champion at super middleweight.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Asian Games 2018: ‘After a gruelling match, this is what we get to eat’

first_imgIndian table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal posted a picture of his dinner after his matches at the Asian Games 2018 Village in Jakarta on a day when the men’s and women’s team began their campaign in Indonesia.Sharath Kamal and the men’s team began their Asian Games campaign in the Team event with a 3-0 win over UAE where, Sharath Kamal registered an 11-9, 11-6, 11-5 win over Abdulla Albalooshi. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai also won their respective matches.On the same day, they played another tie against Chinese Taipei that they ended up losing despite a close fight. Sharath Kamal played two matches in the tie and won one while he lost the other. Harmeet won his match while Sathiyan lost both his matches as India went down.After a gruelling couple of matches, Sharath Kamal posted an Instagram story on his dinner.Sharath Kamal shared the story and captioned it, “After a gruelling 3 hr long match, this is what we get to eat for dinner at the #AsianGames2018. Bread, Nutella and Museli.” Ahead of the Asian Games 2018, there were reports in the media that Indian athletes were not happy with their rooms and had complained about the food.”Rooms are on the smaller side. It has three beds each and a single bathroom. It would have been better if they had more space. You feel a bit cramped but it is okay. It is the same for everyone,” an Indian athlete had told news agency PTI on conditions of anonymity.advertisementHowever, two days before the start of the multi-sport event, India’s chef de mission Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said that athletes were happy with the arrange and they were especially delighted with the food because it was very similar to Indian food.WATCH – Paneer, chicken and dal on the menu at Asian Games”Feeling very good, in fact it’s our athletes who are feeling the best. And the reason for that is because the food they are getting here is quite similar to the food they get in India. So all the athletes and all the visitors here are happy. And we are just waiting for the Games to start,” Singh said.When he was questioned about the reports of discontent, he gave an opposite account.”No, no complaints. No one has any. We are getting such good food, there is Dal (lentil), then there is South Indian food, there is paneer (cottage cheese), chicken. Everything is there. Well, if one gets good food and a place to sleep, what else do you need? So it’s all good.”Sharath Kamal by the end of Day 8 in Jakarta and Palembang, even complained about the table tennis scheduling where the Indian women’s team had to play three matches in a day.He said that two matches were alright but three was too much and that he had never before seen a scheduling like that at the Games.The women’s team played matches against Qatar, China and Iran. While they defeated Qatar 3-0, they lost 0-3 to China and then beat Iran 3-1.last_img read more

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Strong Support For ‘Project Gold’ Social Intervention Initiative

first_img It will entail facilitators’ leveraging of various sporting disciplines, among other interventions, to engage youth as a means of providing inspiration and hope of what can be achieved by tackling crime and other social challenges through collaboration. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, is among several notable persons supporting a programme designed to curtail crime and violence among youth through sports and mentorship, which is being spearheaded by Jamaica’s former ‘Sunshine Girls’ netball team captain, Simone Forbes.center_img Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, is among several notable persons supporting a programme designed to curtail crime and violence among youth through sports and mentorship, which is being spearheaded by Jamaica’s former ‘Sunshine Girls’ netball team captain, Simone Forbes.The initiative, dubbed ‘Project Gold’ (Guidance, Opportunities and Lessons for Development), was launched at the Triple Century Sports Bar, New Kingston on April 6.It will entail facilitators’ leveraging of various sporting disciplines, among other interventions, to engage youth as a means of providing inspiration and hope of what can be achieved by tackling crime and other social challenges through collaboration.Several disciplines, including netball, cricket, track and field and football, will be used in workshops that will be organized to help participants set goals and learn how to commit to them.The project will also provide family life and parenting skills, and entrepreneurship training for at least 15 parents and caregivers.A pilot for the initiative kicked off on Saturday (April 7) in August Town, eastern St. Andrew, for which Mrs. Williams is the Member of Parliament, with 30 participants aged 11 to 17.This eight-week engagement is being jointly implemented with the Citizen Security and Justice Programme Phase Three (CSJP III) and the Institute for Law and Economics (ILE).It will culminate with a community run involving about 300 parents and supporters of the participants.Athletes collaborating on the project, Olympian, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce; Jamaica and West Indies cricketer, Chris Gayle; and former ‘Reggae Boyz’ national football team captain, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, are patrons of the initiative.Ms. Forbes used the launch to thank the sponsors and patrons for partnering on the project, which she said was initiated as a response to reports of increasing crime.“Crime is real. But guess what, all of us have to do something about it… all of us have a part to play in ridding society of this madness. This is a community project… so the people in the community… the people on the ground… they are the ones who are going to make this project a success,” she emphasized.Communications/Social Marketing Coordinator, CSJP III, Patrice Nephew, hailed the initiative as being well-needed and commended Ms. Forbes for championing its implementation.Ms. Nephew said it is in line with CSJP III’s mandate of contributing to the resocialisation of at-risk youth, as also its other projects that use sports for development and peace.last_img read more

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