Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh

Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh

Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh is an intern working with Imphal Times and is currently pursuing MA – Mass Communication, Manipur University.
He may be contacted at : [email protected]

Veteran wrestler shared her views on Mudit Dani’s ’In The SportLight’ virtual chat; PV Sindhu to be the latter’s next guest
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Mumbai, July 21: 

Veteran Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat expressed her desire to make a comeback and represent the country at the 2021 Olympic Games during paddler Mudit Dani’s online chat show ‘In The Sportlight’.
The Dangal girl said the postponement of the mega event came as a blessing in disguise for her as she now has more time to prepare for the Tokyo Games. “Since the Olympics has been postponed, I’m hoping to compete in it. This one year will give me sufficient time to prepare for the trials and the qualification events,” said Geeta, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Commonwealth Games in 2010.
“I have gained some weight during pregnancy, so my priority would be to get fit. And after that, whatever qualifying tournament is there, I will participate and try to book a place for the Olympics,” she added.
The next episode of lockdown online live Instagram chat series ’In The Sportlight’, which was started by the 21-year-old fast-rising Indian paddler Dani with the sole purpose of delivering inspiration to other young athletes and fans, will see badminton star PV Sindhu while champion athletes like Abhinav Bindra, Leander Paes, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju have already been part of the show.
The World Championships bronze medallist Geeta married fellow Indian wrestler Pawan Kumar Saroha in 2016 and the couple was blessed with a baby boy Arjun in December last year. Geeta said it was difficult to work out initially after pregnancy but she’s getting the momentum gradually.
“I started fitness training sometime back but the doctor advised me to wait as I have to feed my kid. We wrestlers are not used to doing light workouts. But since the last couple of months, I have started getting into the groove. Training is difficult without an opponent so I’m doing whatever exercises are possible at home,” the wrestler said.
Away from mat since pregnancy, the 31-year-old Geeta is aware that she has to work hard for the comeback due to healthy competition in the Indian camp. However, she’s happy with the progress Indian wrestling has made in the last few years.
“Lot of things have changed performance-wise for India in the last four to five years. Four of our wrestlers including Vinesh (Phogat) have qualified for the upcoming World Championships. This indicates how our wrestlers are prepared for the Olympics. Winning medals at the World Championship is very challenging and if we can repeat the feat as we did in 2019 then we will be strong contenders for the medal at Olympics,” concluded Geeta, who was the first woman wrestler to qualify for the Olympics in 2012 held in London.

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Imphal, July 20:

Emanuel English Academy, Yaingangpokpi today accorded a warm reception and felicitated the students of the academy who performed at this year’s COHSEM examination (Class XII). The function organized by the management committee at the school’s auditorium was attended by teachers, parents and students of the academy.
Twin brothers Nongmaithem Parihan Meitei and Nongmaithem Pariton Meitei who secured joint 8th position in Arts stream, along with joint toppers of subject Thang-Ta, Kangujam Diana Devi, Ngangom Suchitra, Nongmaithem Linthoibi, Nongmaithem Rishita, Sorokhaibam Lanthoi and Yendrembam Tejlakshmi were felicitated during the function. 6 other subject toppers of the academy and COHSEM Inspire Award nominee, Ngangom Suchitra and Nongaithem Linthoi Devi were also accorded a warm welcome by the school management. They were awarded with a memento and cash award. Tree saplings were planted by the students as a sideline for the function.
Sunder Salam, Founder EE Academy, lauded the efforts of the students and credited the strong show of the school to the students, teachers and parents. He further sought cooperation of the local people and parents of the students, in his efforts to provide quality education to the weaker sections of the society in rural areas.

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Imphal, July 20:

Chelsea defeated Manchester Utd 3-1 at Wembley on Sunday and will face its city rival Arsenal for the coveted FA Cup on August 1st . The game’s highlight were the howlers from the Manchester Utd custodian David De Gea whose pedigree of commanding a whooping fee and being the highest in the league, was brought to naught by Frank Lampard coached side. David De Gea’s shaky form since the beginning of the year continued and his misery was compounded by an own goal from Hary Maguire.
Chelsea dominated the proceedings and shook the net as early as 11th minute when a cross from the right by Captain Cesar Azpilicueta cross was flicked by an in form Frenchmen Giroud into the net. De Gea got his hands on the ball but not enough to stop the ball from spinning over the line at his near post. David’s night worsened after English International Mason Mount who latched on to a poor pass from Brandon Williams sent a long ranger and which would have been a routine save for the Spainiard, but end up only steering into the corner of the net in the 46th minute. Utd Captain Hary Maguire’s own goal in 74th minute when he diverted Marcos Alonso’s cross into his own net was the final blow to what would be regarded as an abject display by the Reds. Bruno Fernandes pulled a goal back from the penalty spot late on after Callum Hudson-Odoi fouled Anthony Martial but it could not even be described as a consolation as Chelsea closed out the win to fix a final clash against its London rival Arsenal.

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Imphal, July 20:

Tiddim Road Atheletic Union (TRAU), signed four youngsters from various clubs for competing in the Elite league (U-18) previously known as the Youth League run by All India Football Federation (AIFF). The Imphal based I-league club with an eye for the future talents managed to get the players sign on the dotted lines after scouting them for months. The youngsters, Naorem Nanao Meitei (Kerala Blasters), Shoraisham Sagar Singh (HAL), Thoudam Bungcha Singh (Football Academy of Bangalore), Thoudam Naresh (TYDA), will shortly be donning the red and green uniform of the Red Pythons. TRAU is currently coached by L Nandakumar and was placed at 6th position of the I-league before the league was terminated prematurely due to Covid crisis.

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