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Mary Kom lost in World Boxing Championship, had to be satisfied with bronze medal

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India’s MC Mary Kom suffered a loss in the women’s semi-finals of the 51 kg category against Busananj Karikoglu of Turkey in the World Women’s Boxing Championship here. With this defeat, six-time world champion Mary had to be content with the bronze medal this time. Karikoglu defeated the Indian player 4–1.

The Indian player started off strongly against the second seed Karikoglu. In the first round, Mary tested her opponent’s move and took all her time. Mary did not get too aggressive and easily dodged Karikoglu’s jab. Marie took an attacking stance against the European champion in the second bout from the very beginning. He employed many jabs and hooks. The Indian player managed to take his opponent to the ring several times. However, both players did not get much success and the contest was a thorn.

The third round started well for Karikoglu. He scored a number of important points with a strong jab and hook. The Turkish player looked aggressive and had trouble with Mary. After the bout was over, the five judges ruled in favor of Caricoglu 28–29, 30–27, 29–28, 29–28, 30–27. Mary has been a six-time world champion in the 48 kg category and this is her first medal at the World Championship in the 51 kg category.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league’s player of the year

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Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league’s player of the year on Monday following his debut season at Juventus.Ronaldo was at the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan to collect his prize, instead of attending the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris where he was third in the voting for best player in the world.The Juventus forward turned up about an hour before the main award was announced, arriving more than two hours after the other guests, and waited outside in the car until the moment came for him to go on stage to pick up the prize for his place in the team of the season.“It’s an honor to hold this award,” Ronaldo said in Italian. “I thank my Juventus teammates.“I’m very happy to play in Italy, it’s a very difficult league. Thanks to everyone for having voted for me. I want to do as well this year, too.”The 34-year-old Ronaldo scored 28 goals in all competitions for Juventus, including 21 in the league. Ronaldo signed for Juventus from Real Madrid in July 2018 and helped the Bianconeri to their eighth successive Serie A title.

 

For the first time at the Italian ceremony there were also awards for female players. Roma and Italy forward Manuela Giugliano won the top prize.All the awards are voted for by a mix of footballers, coaches, referees and journalists. Ronaldo signed for Juventus from Real Madrid in July 2018 and helped the Bianconeri to their eighth successive Serie A title. Brescia’s Sandro Tonali won the award for the best Serie B player after the 19-year-old forward helped to win the second division title last season

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First Test Cricket Score – India Vs Bangladesh Live Updates

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Ind Vs Ban 1st Test Day 3 LIVE Score: India took a 343-run lead after declaring their first innings at their overnight score of 493/6. India declared the first innings at their overnight total of 493/6, taking 343 runs to lead against Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore.

Mayank Agarwal stole the show in Indore on the second day of the opening Test as India dominated the proceedings against Bangladesh on Friday. Mayank Agarwal brought up his second double century in the longest format of the game to help India finish Day 2 at 493 for six, leading the visitors by 343 runs. In the last session, Ravindra Jadeja raced his way towards a fine half-century and remained unbeaten on 60 at stumps. Jadeja put on 39 runs for the seventh wicket with Umesh Yadav, who smashed three sixes and a four. Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal resumed India’s innings from 86 for one. Pujara hit Abu Jayed for consecutive boundaries in the second over of the day to reach his 23rd half-century in Tests.

Now Mohammad Mithun finds an edge of the full-length delivery from Umesh Yadav as the ball goes past the gap between the slip fielders for four runs. Ishant Sharma, coming round the wicket, balls a brilliant delivery which jags back into Shadman Islam and he fails to offer any bat to it as the stumps go flying. Bangladesh 16/2 in 7 overs.

While in overall play opener Mayank Agarwal grinded a below-par Bangladesh bowling unit with a career-best second double hundred as India buried the visitors under a deluge of runs on the second day of the opening Test here on Friday. Agarwal’s third Test hundred, 243 off 330 balls, formed the cornerstone of India’s 493 for 6, which gave the home side a sizeable lead of 343 runs.

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Happy Birthday Sania Mirza – Achievement of 33 years of Legendary Status

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Even if you do not follow Tennis, you cannot say you haven’t heard the name-The Beauty, Queen Sania Mirza. The name and the sport goes hand in hand in our country mad about Cricket. Breaking unsurmountable barriers and achieving legendary status, the 33-year-old have inspired not only young girls to take up Tennis but also have assured their parents that is also a viable career option.

Beginning her international career in 1999, the Hyderabad-born got her big break when she partnered Leander Paes for mixed doubles in 2002. She became the first and the only Indian female player to win a grand slam title and also break into the top 30 of WTA singles ranking. She is not only of India’s highest-paid but also one of the most influential sports personalities.

On the occasion of her 33rd birthday, let us take a look at the greatest achievements in Sania Mirza’s career. First Indian woman to win a WTA title, First Indian to reach the fourth round of US Open, First Indian woman to win a grand slam, First Indian woman to win a Wimbledon title, Awards galore for Sania…
Sania was named one of the ’50 Heroes of Asia’ by Time in 2005. She was also named in Time Magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The Government of India has honored her with the Arjuna Award (2004), Padma Shri (2006), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2015) and Padma Bhushan (2016).

Once Sania has said, “For a girl to pick up a tennis racquet and to want to be a professional-it was unheard of. People thought it was a joke.” That is surely true. Looking back at her splendid career, the 33-year-old has aced against all odds, pun totally intended. Here is wishing she continues to inspire us all.

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