Ankur Clinches Gold at ISSF Shotgun World Cup

Acapulco (Mexico), Mar 23: Extending his good form, Ankur Mittal clinched the gold medal at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in the double trap event, pipping his Australian rival James Willet in the final in a world record equalling effort.

Mittal had settled for a silver at the recent International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in New Delhi, where Willet had won the gold.

24-year-old Ankur Mittal concluded the final with 75 hits, also matching the World Record set by the same Willett at last month’s competition in New Delhi, while the 21-year-old Australian shooter finished with 73.

Mittal’s world record matching effort helped him secure first World Cup Gold medal of his career.

Gold – Ankur Mittal (India)
Silver – James Willet (Australia)
Bronze – Qi Ying (China)

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Government designates Olympians as National Observers

New Delhi, Mar 20: Government has designated the following Olympians as National Observers for the disciplines mentioned against each of them:-

S. No.

Sports Disciplines Name of National Observers

1

Athletics

Ms. P.T. Usha

Ms. Anju Bobby George

2

Archery

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh

3

Badminton

Ms. Aparna Popat

4

Boxing

Ms. Mary Kom

Shri Akhil Kumar

5

Hockey

Shri Jagbir Singh

6

Shooting

Shri Abhinav Bindra

7

Tennis

Shri Somdev Devvarman

8

Weightlifting

Ms. Karnam Malleshwari

9

Wrestling

Shri Sushil Kumar

10

Football

Shri I. M. Vijayan

11

Swimming

Shri Khajan Singh

12

Table Tennis

Shri Kamlesh Mehta

The National Observers will assist the Government, Sports Authority of India, and National Sports Federations (NSFs) concerned including Indian Olympic Association in the preparation and implementation of the long term development plan with respect to high priority and priority sports covering all aspects including selection policy, quality specifications for National Camps, long term athlete development plan, coaching development, development of technical officials and monitoring & evaluation of athlete performance.  Apart from providing inputs for their respective disciplines, the National Observers would also to be consulted as a group on crosscutting issues impacting sports development in the country.

The National Observers would be playing a key role in implementation of action plans for Mission Olympics 2020, 2024 and 2028.

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Santosh Trophy – Meghalaya shock Services, Goa – Chandigarh share points on day 7

Goa, Mar 18: Defending champion Services suffered a shock 0-2 defeat at the hands of Meghalaya in a group A match of the 71st Santosh Trophy football tournament at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco here on Saturday.

Dibinroy Nongspung gave Meghalaya an early lead in the 8th minute. At half time, Meghalaya was leading 1-0. In the 76th minute, Bisharlang Kharumnuid’s left footer sealed the match in Meghalaya’s favour.

In the second match of the day played at GMC Bambolim Stadium, Chandigarh managed to hold hosts to a Goa 1-1 draw. Aaren D’ Silva’s 13th minute goal ensured that Goa went into the break leading 1-0. In the second half Chandigarh created some goal scoring opportunities and managed to draw parity when in the Sehjpal Singh scored in the 51st minute.

Group A

Team Played Win Draw Loss Points
West Bengal 3 2 1 0 7
Goa 3 1 2 0 5
Chandigarh 4 1 1 2 4
Meghalaya 3 1 0 2 3
Services 3 1 0 2 3

Group B

Team Played Win Draw Loss Points
Punjab 3 1 2 0 5
Kerala 2 1 1 0 4
Mizoram 2 1 1 0 4
Railways 3 1 0 2 3
Maharashtra 2 0 0 2 0

Final Score:

Match 13: Meghalaya – 2 (Dibinroy Nongspung 8’, Bisharlang Kharumnuid 76’) beat Services – 0

Match 14: Chandigarh – 1 (Sehjpal Singh 51’) beat Goa – 1 (Aaren D’ Silva 13’)

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Calcutta Hockey League – 17.03.2017

Kolkata, March 16: Food Corporation of India (EZ) and West Bengal Police played out a hard fought 3-3 draw in a 1st Division Group – A match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Friday. Neeraj Kumar, Akash Routh and Rakesh Barman were the goal scorers  for FCI (EZ) while Sandip Barua, Pramod Kumar Singh and Sukhen Barman found the back of the net for the Police team.

In another 1st Division Group – A match, Eastern Railway SA beat Howrah Union by one goal to nil. Abhishek Singh scored the lone goal of the match.

Vivid YHC thrashed Students AC 8-0 in a 2nd Division match of Calcutta Hockey League. In another, 2nd Division match Howrah DSA emerged triumphant over Real Sports FDS 6-0

Calcutta Hockey League is organised by Bengal Hockey Association. Calcutta Hockey League matches are being played at Mohun Bagan Ground and Bengal Hockey Association ground.

Final score:

1st Division Group AFood Corporation of India(EZ) – 3 draw West Bengal Police – 3

1st Division Group A – Eastern Railway SA – 1 beat Howrah Union – 0

2nd Division: Vivid YHC – 6 beat Students AC – 0

2nd Division: Howrah DSA – 6 beat Real Sports FDS – 0

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Santosh Trophy – Goa, Bengal share spoils; Services edge Chandigarh on day 5

New Delhi, Mar 16: West Bengal were held to a goalless draw by Goa in a group-A match of the 71st Santosh Trophy football championship at the GMC stadium, Bambolim on Thursday.

In another group-A fixture at Vasco in the same group, defending champion Services beat Chandigarh 1-0 in a hard fought match. For Services, Francis Zountlunga scored the solitary-goal in the ninth minute.

After today’s matches, West Bengal has seven points from three matches while Goa has four points from two matches.

On Friday, Kerala takes on Punjab while Maharashtra plays Railways in Group B.

Team Played Win Draw Loss Points
West Bengal 3 2 1 0 7
Goa 2 1 1 0 4
Services 3 2 1 0 7
Chandigarh 3 2 1 0 7
West Bengal 3 2 1 0 7

Full Time:

West Bengal – 0 draw Goa – 0

Services – 1 (Francis Zountlunga 9) beat Chandigarh – 0

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Calcutta Hockey League – 16.03.2017

Kolkata, March 16: Neeraj Kumar’s hat-trick helped Food Corporation of India (EZ) beat Adibasis Club 6-2 in 1st Division Group – A match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Thursday. Ronit Minz, Amit Prakash and Rakesh Barman too scored one goal apiece.

In another 1st Division Group – A match, Eastern Railway SA beat Port Trust Club by one goal to NIL. Aijub Ekka found the back of the net for ERSA.

Paikoara HTC and Khalsa Sporting Club played out a 1-1 draw in hard fought 2nd Division match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Thursday. For Paikpara HTC, Avalash Sharma found the back of the net while Amit Kumar Paswan scored for Khalsa Sporting Club.

Calcutta Hockey League is organised by Bengal Hockey Association. Calcutta Hockey League match are being played at Mohun Bagan Ground and Bengal Hockey Association ground.

Final score:

1st Division Group AFood Corporation of India(EZ) – 6 beat Adibasis Club – 2

1st Division Group A – Eastern Railway SA – 1 beat Port Trust Club – 0

2nd Division- Paikpara HTC – 1 draw Khalsa Sporting Club – 1

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Santosh Trophy – Bengal – Goa share points; Services win on day 5

Goa, Mar 16: Bengal strengthen their position at the top of the table following their goalless stalemate against Goa in Group A clash of the 71st Santosh Trophy at the GMC Bambolim stadium here on Thursday.

Coming on the back of two consecutive wins against Chandigarh and Services, Bengal started strongly against Goa. Bengal dominated the game, but couldn’t get past the Goan defence. Francis Zountlunga scored the winner in the 8th minute from a penalty spot. Though Chandigarh tried their best to find the equalizer, eventually it eluded them to leave the pitch empty handed.

Following the result, Bengal are at the pole position with seven points from three matches while Goa have four points from two games.

In another group A match played earlier at Tilak Maidan in Vasco, defending champions Services opened their account with a 1-0 in over Chandigarh. After today’s match, Chandigarh has three points from same number of  games while Services has three points from two matches.

Full Time:

Match 9: Services – 1 (Francis Zountlunga 8’) beat Chandigarh – 0

Match 10: West Bengal – 0 draw Goa – 0

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Santosh Trophy – Kerala beat Railways; while Punjab – Mizoram play draw on day 4

Goa, Mar 15: Jobby Justin’s brace helped Kerala beat Railways 4-2 in a group B match of the 71st Santosh Trophy clash at the GMC Bambolim stadium here on Wednesday.

Railways took the lead through Rajesh Soosanayakam in the 18th minute. However, Kerala equalised within 3 minutes with Jobby Justin scoring in the 21st minute. Kerala took the lead at the stroke of half time, this time Justin scoring in the added time.

In the second half, Kerala were gifted a third goal when Railways Deepak Kachhap scored an own goal in the 63rd minute. Kerala captain Usman made it 4-1 in the 72nd minute. Railways scored another goal through Soosanayakam in the 86th minute but it came a bit too late.

In the second match of the day at Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Punjab and Mizoram played out a goalless.

Full Time:

Match 7: Kerala – 4 (Jobby Justin 21, 45+1’, Deepak Kachhap OG 63’, Usman 72’) beat Railways – 2 (Rajesh Soosanayakam 18’, 86’)

Match 8: Punjab – 0 draw Mizoram – 0

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Calcutta Hockey League – 15.03.2017

Kolkata, Mar 6: CC & FC crushed Calcutta Port Trust Club 5-0 in a one sided 1st Division Group – A match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Wednesday. Anil Minz, Vivek Patel, Sushi Minz, Satan Pal and Binoy Surin all found the back of the net on one occasion each. 

In a 1st Division Group – B match, Peter Kindo’s hat trick coupled with Abdul Haque Khan’s brace helped Presidency Muslim HS brush aside Bishalakshi SA by 6-0. Vipin Kerketta also chipped in with a goal.

In a 2nd Division match, Wari AC beat Baranagore SC 2-0. Avijit Karmakar and Moloy Raha found the target for Muslim Institute.

Calcutta Hockey League is being organised by Bengal Hockey Association. Calcutta Hockey League matches are being played at Mohun Bagan Ground and BHA Ground.

Final Score:

1st Division Group – A:  CC & FC – 5 beat Calcutta Port Trust Club – 0

1st Division Group – B: Presidency Muslim HS – 6 beat Bishalakshi SA – 0

2nd Division: Wari AC – 2 beat Baranagore SC – 1

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Calcutta Hockey League – 14.03.2017

Kolkata, March 14: CESC Sports Club and Punjab Sports Club played out a 1-1 draw in a hard fought 1st Division Group A match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Tuesday. For CESC Sports Club, Roman found the back of the net while Gurveer Singh Cheela scored for Punjab Sports Club.

Due to unplayable ground conditions, match between Behala SA and Julien Day School was postponed.

Calcutta Hockey League is organised by Bengal Hockey Association. Calcutta Hockey League matches are being played at Mohun Bagan Ground and Bengal Hockey Association ground.

Final Score: CESC Sports Club – 1 draw Punjab Sports Club – 1

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