Other Sports Vinesh Phogat Becomes First Indian Wrestler To Qualify For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Vinesh sealed the India’s first Tokyo Olympics berth in wrestling with an 8-2 win over Sarah Hildebrandt of USA in her second bout of the repechage round. With this win, the Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat also qualified for the bout for bronze medal at the ongoing Wrestling World Championship. She is now just one win away from clinching her maiden Worlds medal. Vinesh Phogat will take on two-time world medallist Maria Prevolaraki from Greece in the bronze medal match. The Asian Games gold medallist has defeated Yuliia Khavaldzhy Blahinya from Ukraine 5-0 in her first bout of the repechage round. Vinesh had lost to reigning champion Mayu Mukaida on Tuesday. However, the Japanese Mukaida later reached the final helping Vinesh stay in the hunt for the bronze medal.India’s Pooja Dhanda registered beat Katsiaryna Hanchar Yanushkevich of Belarus in the Round of 16 to enter the quarterfinals in 59kg.Seema Bisla’s run at the World Championships ended with a 3-11 loss to Ekaterina Poleshchuk in her repechage second match. She also failed to seal a Tokyo Olympics berth.India’s Sarita lost to European Championship bronze winner Anastasia Nichita in the qualification round of the 57kg category. Kiran Bishnoi lost to 2017 world silver medalist Aline Focken of Germany after in the 76kg qualification match.Both Sarita and Kiran will be hoping to see their opponents reach the final and send them into the repechage round. last_img read more

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End of an era as United legend Giggs quits club

first_imgMourinho, who had already been lined up to replace van Gaal after the Dutchman failed to qualify United for next season’s Champions League, is keen to have his own backroom staff along with him which means Rui Faria replacing Giggs.Giggs, who Mourinho reportedly suspected of disloyalty and spinning against Moyes and then van Gaal when their fortunes slumped, was offered a different role but declined it.But there was no rancour in Giggs’ statement, released by United, towards the Portuguese manager.“I want to congratulate Jose Mourinho on his appointment as manager of the world’s biggest club,” said Giggs.“There are only a handful of proven winners at the very highest level and Jose is unquestionably one of them. I know the fans will welcome him.”Ed Woodward, executive vice chairman, paid a handsome tribute to United’s faithful servant.“Ryan’s place in the history of Manchester United is assured,” said Woodward.“He has been a constant presence at the club since 1987 and during his playing days, regularly delighted crowds; first with his dazzling wing play and later with his intelligence and ability to dictate a game.“He has all the attributes to be a terrific manager in the future.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 The 42-year-old Welshman — an integral part of the great side built by Alex Ferguson and who made a record 963 appearances — is keen to pursue a managerial career, having been assistant manager during the unsuccessful spells of David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal.“It has not been a decision that I have made lightly. I’ll take away so many special memories as well as a lifetime of experiences that will, I hope, serve me well in the future,” said Giggs in a statement issued by the club.“However, the time feels right and although I have no immediate plans to step into management, it is where I want to be.”Giggs, who won 13 league titles and two Champions League trophies amongst other honours, said that it was an enormous wrench for him.“After 29 seasons at Manchester United as a player and assistant manager, I know winning is in the DNA of this Club – giving youth a chance, and playing attacking and exciting football.“It’s healthy to have high expectations, it’s right to expect to win. Manchester United expects, deserves, nothing less.“This is why it is a huge decision for me to step away from the club that has been my life since the age of 14.” Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is to leave after almost 30 years of service, the English Premier League club announced on Saturday in a widely expected move following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager.last_img read more

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