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Salai Chess Academy Players Back With Trophies and Prizes 

IT News
Imphal, July 15,

The 3rd International FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, 2019, concluded yesterday
with the completion of total 10 rounds followed by a closing ceremony and prize distribution at Down Town University, Guwahati. Players sponsored by Salai Chess Academy have done good performance, in the open category, Yambem Dhanabir ranks 9 position with 7.5 points, Aribam Muhindro gets 28 position with 6.5 points. In between 1800-1600 rated category, Thongam Nabachandra got 4th position prize with 6 points, while in unrated category, Sougaijam Priyokumar has got best 2nd title with 6 points.
For Under 7 Boys, Lemba Sougaijam has got second position and for Under 9 Girls category, Nadia Sougaijam is placed 4th position with 4.5 and 3.5 points respectively. ln this Internaional FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, the two new players -Laishram Nelson and Sougaijam Priyokumar will be getting FIDE Rating 1200 plus by the month of August, 2019.

BFI announces squad for AIBA Men’s World Championships

By a correspondent
New Delhi, July 10,

Manish Kaushik beat four-time Asian Championships medallist Shiva Thapa to find a berth in the eight-member squad led by Asian Games champion Amit Panghal that will represent India at the AIBA Men’s World Championships to be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia from September 7-21.
While Panghal (52kg) was directly given a place in the squad for winning a gold at the Asian Championships which was the original criterion for selection, Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Brijesh Yadav (81kg), Sanjeet (91kg), and Satish Kumar (+91kg) joined him through trials held at NIS Patiala last weekend.
Only the top two boxers from each of the categories were eligible for the trials with their recent performances being the criteria for selecting the faceoff names.  Kaushik’s win by split decision over former World Championships bronze medallist Shiva Thapa in 63kg was undoubtedly the most notable result from the trials. Thapa had avenged his 2018 India Open loss to Kaushik at this year’s India Open in Guwahati to claim the gold but failed to repeat those heroics this time.

“This was a huge confidence-boosting win for me after losing to Shiva in the India Open final. I had been working hard on my stance and footwork since the loss and I am glad it paid off. I am looking forward to giving my best at the World Championships,” said the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist.
In an absorbing clash in 57kg, Asian Championships silver medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht edged GeeBee Boxing silver medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin in a split verdict to claim his place. Kavinder had made a splash in his maiden appearance at the last World Championships in 2017 when he upset the two-time World Championships medallist Mohamed Flissi of Algeria to advance to the quarter-finals.
“I lost out on a golden opportunity to win a medal the last time. This time I would like to make amends and am targeting nothing less than a gold,” said Bisht, brimming with confidence.
In 75kg, Ashish Kumar faced no problem and thoroughly outpunched Prayag Chauhan to claim a unanimous victory. Duryodhan Singh Negi put up a commendable display in 69kg against Ashish Kulhari. Even though two judges did not rule in his favour, he still managed to grab a win on a split verdict going in his favour.
Brijesh Yadav re-asserted his supremacy in 81kg by beating Harsh Lakra while Sanjeet dominated CWG bronze medallist, Naman Tanwar in the 91kg category. Satish Kumar did not have to enter the ring for the +91kg bout with his opponent, Naveen suffering an injury and being in rehab.
The Indian men’s boxing contingent put up encouraging displays at the Asian Championships and the India Open this year and will be eager to improve upon their performance from the last World Championships where they won a bronze. This will be the perfect platform to gauge themselves against the world’s best before the 2020 Olympic qualifiers begin.

Services adjudged the best team at the first edition of Sub Junior Boys’  Boxing Nationals

By a correspondent,
Rohtak, July 9,

 Services and Haryana dominated the final day of the 1st ever Sub Junior Boys’ Boxing Nationals with as many as 11 pugilists finishing on the top podium out of 14 categories at this prestigious national tournament held at the National Boxing Academy (NBA) here in Haryana. The most notable performance was from Services boy Neeru in 40kg against title favourite Karan Vats, who had proved his credentials last year when he won the silver medal at the School Nationals. However, the Delhi boy failed to repeat his heroics and went down to Neeru 1-4 to settle for the silver.
Following a commendable display at the Youth Nationals last month, the Services continued to shine and were declared the overall team winner with 65 points after their six victories in the finals. Harsh pitched in with a flawless 5-0 win over Delhi’s Rudra in 35kg. Vinay Viswakarma punched with gusto to edge a confident Lovi of Punjab 4-1 in the 49kg category.
There was no stopping Ashish who knocked out Chandigarh’s Ankit Kundu 5-0 in 52kg. Sunil Negi was equally impressive in 61kg as he sailed to a 5-0 result over Haryana’s Anke. In 70+kg, Randeep halted the run of Haryana’s Rhythm with a sublime 5-0 victory.

The highly-talented Yashwardhan Singh led five boxers to the gold to ensure a good finish for hosts, Haryana, who were the overall second-best performers with 54 points. Singh, a trainee at the NBA in Rohtak under the Khelo India scheme, demolished Manipur’s Chinglema Moirangthem 5-0 in 58kg in a fine display of his skills.
Preet Malik emerged a 4-1 winner over Services’ Henthoi Singh Mayengbam in 55kg while Gaurav Saini outshone Delhi’s Divanshu Godara 5-0 in 64kg. Naksh Beniwal registered a 3-0 win over Punjab’s Yorik Jindal in 67kg and Bharat Joon too brought delight for the home crowd with a 5-0 thumping of Maharashtra’s Abhiwardhan Sharma in 70kg.
Chandigarh, Goa and Punjab recorded a solitary win each to round off the 14 weight categories. Chandigarh’s Aryan had the toughest outing of the three as he had to dig deep for a narrow 3-2 victory over Services’ Nikhil Kumar in 37kg. He was awarded the best boxer of the Championships for his performance.
Rupesh Bind of Goa beat Delhi’s Deepanshu 5-0 in 43kg to remain unbeaten while Punjab’s Nikhil outclassed Andhra Pradesh’s Ranjana Rohith 5-0 in 46kg.
Team Delhi finished in the third position with 26 points after grabbing four silver medals on the final day.
33 teams and 326 boxers participated in this seven-day tournament that picked out the best boxers from India’s future generation.

Salai Chess Academy players in 3rd International FIDE Rating Chess Tournament

IT News
Imphal, July 8,

A team of 8 players of Salai Chess Academy has left Imphal today to participate in the 3rd Internaional FIDE Rating Chess Tournament to be held from tomorrow till 14th July, 2019 at Down Town University, Guwahati. Under the sponsorship of Salai Chess Academy, the present team including Yambem Dhanabir Singh, one of the top rated players who has also qualified chess arbitership has been accompanied by other 7 eminent players - Aribam Muhindro Sharma, Thongam Nabachandra, Laishram Nelson, Leishangthem Devitchand, Sougaijam Priyokumar, Nadia Sougaijam and Lemba Sougaijam.
In this tournament which is going to kick off tomorrow at 3 pm, many top rated international players, including one grandmaster will be participating.

Delhi’s Karan Vats & Chandigarh’s Aryan enter finals

From a Correspondent
Rohtak, July 8,

Delhi, Punjab and Chandigarh continued to shine at the 1st ever Sub Junior Boys’ Boxing Nationals with as many as 6 boxers advancing to the finals of this prestigious national tournament held at the National Boxing Academy (NBA) here in Haryana on Sunday. Karan Vats of Delhi remains unstoppable as the 2018 Khelo India silver medallist and National Boxing Academy trainee is now one win away from the gold medal in 40kg following his 4-1 demolition of Chattisgarh’s Wasim Khan. He will take on Neeru of the Services, a 5-0 winner over Maharashtra’s Vedantbengle.
Rudra (35kg) and Deepanshu (43kg) ensured Delhi gets a chance to top the podium multiple times. While Rudra edged Rajasthan’s Dev Katariya 3-2, Deepanshu hardly broke a sweat in his 5-0 win over Bihar’s Rahul Kumar.

Standing between Rudra and the coveted gold medal is the Services’ Harsh, who dashed hopes of Uttarakhand’s Vishwas Mehra 5-0. Deepanshu would be put to a stern test by Goa’s Rupesh Bind, who showed ample fighting spirit to knock out the Services’ Rajan 3-2.
Chandigarh’s Aryan dominated Gopal Katta of Maharashtra 5-0 to keep their gold medal hopes alive. Services’ Nikhil Kumar, who defeated Mizoram’s LH Peihneisa 3-2, would be looking to give some stiff resistance to Aryan in the summit clash on Monday.
Nikhil (46kg) and Lovi (49kg) brought double delight for the state of Punjab. Nikhil remained sharp as ever to score a flawless 5-0 win over Arunachal’s Tadar Tadang. Lovi too won by an identical scoreline against Maharashtra’s Harshwardhan Wagh. While he gets to face the Services’ Vinay Viswakarma in the final, Nikhil will be up against Ranjana Rohith of Andhra Pradesh.
33 teams and 326 boxers have participated in this seven-day tournament.

Haryana’s Yashwardhan Singh and Delhi’s Karan Vats continue their fine run and enter semi-finals

From a Correspondent
Rohtak, July 7,

Yashwardhan Singh of Haryana and Karan Vats of Delhi continue being the standout performers as they entered the semi-finals and confirmed medals at the first ever Sub Junior Boys’ Boxing Nationals held at the National Boxing Academy (NBA) in Rohtak on Saturday. Singh, a trainee at the NBA in Rohtak under the Khelo India scheme, demolished Karan Bisht of Services 5-0 to keep his fine run going.
Vats, who was the silver medallist at the School Nationals last year, was equally impressive in his 40kg quarter-final bout with Bengal’s Anshu Routh whom he beat 5-0.

The highly-skilled Vats was not the only one to win from Delhi on Day 5 of this prestigious national tournament. In 35kg, Rudra outpunched Goa’s Laxman Toralkar 5-0 to enter the semis. Deepanshu in 43kg was another winner for Delhi after beating Daman & Diu’s Priyanshu Kumar 4-1.
Punjab’s Nikhil dominated Daman & Diu’s Sumit 5-0 to keep hopes alive for the state. Chandigarh also registered a win through Aryan in 37kg who knocked out Sunil Kumar 5-0
Maharashtra had double delight through Vedantbengle in 40kg and Gopal Katta in 37kg. While the former showed his resilience in his narrow 3-2 victory over Haryana’s Divansh Shukla, the latter dominated Uttarakhand’s Aditya Tamta 5-0. Suraj Saini also assured a medal for Madhya Pradesh in 55kg after getting the better of Punjab’s Manmeet Singh 5-0. In 43kg, Goanese Rupesh Bind shone with a RSC in Round II victory over Madhya Pradesh’s Kishan Dadoriya.
The North-East, a long-established powerhouse of Indian boxing, too entered the medal bracket thanks to the efforts of Mizoram’s LH Peihneisa in 37kg and Arunachal’s Tadar Tadang in 46kg. The Mizo pugilist hardly broke a sweat in his 5-0 victory over Himachal’s Jagjeet. In sharp contrast, Tadang was made to work very hard by Thokchon Robert of the Services before he could grab a 3-2 victory.
33 teams and 326 boxers have participated in this seven-day tournament which will conclude with a grand finale on July 8.

Indian Fitness trainer Guru Mann, motivates athletes and bodybuilders

From a Correspondent
New Delhi July 5,

You Tube sensation and popular Indian Fitness trainer Guru Mann, inaugurated this year’s edition of Sheru Classic presented by IHFF & Big Muscle. The three day exhibition and competition witnessed over 200 brands on show and over 50,000 participants.
 The main aim of the event was to fondly associate people with the fitness community and connect with the target audience and also grow further and together. The three daylong events was organised especially for Indian Athletes to give a boost to Indian bodybuilding.
 “One of the most popular and strategic events related to India’s growing Health and Wellness industry, IHFF Sheru Classic, brought together key players of the industry under one roof. This further provided exhibitors to showcase their products and enhance brand visibility. IHFF therefore provided a unified platform that helped to instil confidence in India’s capabilities in the health and wellness arena among global consumers.” Said Guru Mann

 The Indian Fitness Industry is booming today with limitless potential and IHFF Sheru Classic is a milestone event for India. With diverse possibilities, it is a multi-billion-dollar industry and is growing rapidly with the participation of national and international brands.
 On this occasion Istayak Ansari Managing Director & Founder said “UFC GYM® offers an ultimate fitness experience, this collaboration with Sheru Classic & IHFF is a perfect extension of the global brand that helps introduce the sport and values of bodybuilding & MMA, encouraging aspiring fitness models and providing them an opportunity to meet their favorite athletes. Such exchange programmes will play a huge role in instilling confidence in Indian athletes and fitness enthusiasts and we at UFC GYM® are committed to provide an unparalleled community of movers and motivators.”
 Changing lifestyle and urbanization have propelled the need for every individual to make a conscious effort to pursue his/her fitness journey. This has propelled health and fitness to become one of the biggest trends in India.
 “This is so much needed and relevant in today’s India as more and more of young people are becoming deeply interested and enthusiastic about fitness. This could never have been done without the unequivocal support of Mr Manish Gandhi, Managing Director – Asian Business Exhibitions & Conferences, who with sheer professionalism and class has helped the IFBB Pro League to bloom and blossom in India.” Said Farzad Palia - Chairman, UFC GYM® India
 Top bodybuilding stars were also present on the occasion for guest posing and had one-to-one interaction with the audience. Fitness coaches also conducted various seminars on a wide array of topics, shared their knowledge and cleared the queries of the fitness enthusiasts. The event was a big stage and a better opportunity for those interested in pursuing their career in fitness education and academics.
 Apart from being a certified advance fitness trainer, Guru Mann is also a motivational speaker, Model and an entrepreneur. With the motive to change how India is placed on the global map in terms of health and fitness, he recently took up the cause ‘Mission India Fit’. Since the last 19 years, he has been working and providing training for drug-free fitness models, helping athletes build strength with nutrition. He also worked and helped patients suffering from Cholesterol, Liver Disease, Arthritis, Stomach cancer, Cervical Cancer, Thyroid, Diabetes Arthritis Blood Pressure, Prostate cancer, Liver Cancer, etc. for their nutritional needs. 

Delhi’s Karan Vats and Haryana’s Divansh Shukla march into quarters of 1st Sub Junior Boys’ Boxing National

From a Correspondent
Rohtak, July 5,

Rising talent Karan Vats kept his impressive run going as he entered the 40kg quarter-finals of the first ever Sub Junior Boys’ Boxing Nationals held at the National Boxing Academy in Rohtak, Haryana on Thursday. The Delhi boy, a silver medallist at the School Nationals last year, was dominant in his 5-0 win over Punjab’s Prabhakar Kalyan, underlining why he is one of the top future prospects in the Khelo India Scheme.
Delhi also had a winner in Rudra in 35kg where he edged Haryana’s Vishesh 3-2 in a tight bout. In 43kg, Delhi boy Deepanshu faced some early resistance but managed to overcome Pankaj Singh Bhandari for a 4-1 victory. Statemate Priyanshu Dedha also continued his sizzling run in the 46kg category, notching up a flawless 5-0 win over Jharkhand’s Rohit Kumar Yadav.

Local hope Divansh Shukla from Haryana was once again brilliant and was declared a winner by RSC in Round 3 over Meghalaya’s Pratik Boral in 40kg. In 43kg, Akshat of the same state pulled off a 5-0 win over Arunachal boxer Ado Ito. Punjab’s Nikhil proved too strong for Bengal’s Aman Das in his 5-0 victory in 46kg.
Goa too had winners in Laxman Toralkar in 35kg and Rupesh Bind in 43kg while Andhra Pradesh was represented in the winners’ column by Yerransetty Harivarhan in 70+ kg and Ranjana Rohith in 46kg.
Uttar Pradesh’s Gulfham also made it to the quarters in 35kg, joining Maharashtra’s Vedantbengle in 40kg and Gopal Katta in 37kg. The latter put up a supremely confident performance against Neeraj of Jharkhand that resulted in a 5-0 win in Katta’s favour.
Assam, a powerhouse of boxing, was led into the last-eight by Ohidur Rahman, a 4-1 winner over Piyush Barman of Bengal in 35kg. Bengal got a win through Anshu Routh in 40kg where he beat Himachal’s Rishav Thakur 4-1.
33 teams and 326 boxers have participated in this seven-day tournament that will pick out the best of India’s rising boys pugilists, with the grand finale taking place on July 8.

Sports Minister visits boxing camp in NIS Patiala

From a Correspondent
New Delhi, June 30,

The Indian men’s boxing contingent got a wonderful surprise when the Hon’ble Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr. Kiren Rijiju visited them at the National Camp in NIS Patiala on Saturday. He interacted with the players and coaches as he surveyed the ongoing camp and training process. The Minister watched the sparring  sessions as the pugilists prepare for the upcoming Championships.
The senior boxers in turn also discussed the existing training facilities and shared inputs on modernizing facilities. The minister also took part in a sparring session with the four-time Asian Championships medallist Shiva Thapa.
The pugilists were assured of all possible support needed for their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

Manipur bagged 2nd Runner-up in National Sub junior and Pre teen Pencak Silat Championship

IT News
Imphal, June 29,

Manipur bagged 2nd Runner-up in National Sub junior and Pree teen Pencak Silat Championship 2019, organised by Pencak Silat Association, Madhya Pradesh, under the supervision of Indian Pencak Silat Federation held from June 21st to June 23rd at CNCT College, Bhopal.

The Manipur team, coach, officials were warmly greeted at ISBT Khuman Lampak by Pencak Silat Association, Manipur, Sekmai AC ex MLA, N. Biren, Social Worker, A.Deven, clubs members of phayeng, Kharason, Pungdongbam, Lamlai, Sekta. Huge crowds were also greeted the team.
Pungdongbam Gram Panchayat Ex Pradhan, I. Prem handed over Rs.3000 as a mark of encouragement  encouragement to the team and Lamlai Chalou Yaoshang Sports Association also gifted simple reward to the team at Lamlai Bazar.
The State team won 10 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze total of 20 medals and claimed the 2nd Runner-up at the championship.

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