Sonia, Pinki and Simranjeet enter quarters of Women’s World Championships

first_imgIndian boxers Sonia and experienced Pinki Jingra along with Simranjeet Kaur entered the quarter-final of the 10th AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships at the KD Jhadav Hall in New Delhi today.The three Indians joined the five other Indians – MC Mary Kom, Manisha Moun, Lovlina Borgohain and Bhagbati Kachari and Seema Poonia-in the last eight stages of the championships. Seema, who received a first-round bye in +81 class, got a direct quarterfinal entry with fewer boxers competing in the category.But Saweety Boora was not as lucky as she lost in the middleweight (75 kg) pre-quarterfinals to qualifier from Poland, Elzbieta Wojcik, who won a unanimous decision against the Indian. Saweety had received a bye in the first round.But the afternoon certainly belonged to Sonia who beat former world champion Stanimira Petrova from Bulgaria in a split verdict decision of 3:2. What caught the imagination of the boxing aficionados was the open-guard and carefree style of the 21-year-old. The Haryana girl, who made her debut in the New Delhi event, seemed more determined throughout the nine minutes of bout.In the opening round, it was a very calculative Indian who took her time, keeping away from the experienced Bulgarian with nice little jabs to the left and trying to look for an opening. In the process, she managed to deliver a couple of right-lefts even as the Bulgarian was countering well.Also read – Mary Kom, Manisha reach Women’s World Championships quarters, Sarita Devi bows outThe 2014 champion boxer, who also competed in the Rio Games, had her own plans in the second and came back strongly to unsettle the Indian somewhat, making an impression on the judges with her combination blows to the. But the clincher came in the third when Sonia began aggressively and ended the same way using the last 30 seconds to pack a punch to her blows. In the end, the split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28, 28-29) favoured the blue-corner girl who got the nod from three judges.advertisement”I followed my coach’s instructions to study my opponent’s style. She was obviously very good and despite my open guard I had a good defence too. I knew I was lagging being on points in the second and I had to show my forceful intent, getting close to her and deliver the punches. I am happy, I could win the tough battle,” said the Indian.Though the Bulgarian was unhappy with the judges’ decision, Sonia countered diplomatically, saying, “Sometimes we think we got points, but the judges know it better.”PINKI ALL THE WAYIn what was a fast-paced 51 kg bout, Pinki Jangra got a unanimous decision when she beat European champion from England, Ebonie Alice Jones, despite the latter forcing the Indian on back foot straightaway.Opening with left jabs the Englishwoman traded combination punches and the Indian countered well to trade off some punches. In the second, the first-timer at the Worlds came charging, equally aggressive, but it looked both had their misses and scores.However, in the third a tiring Englishwoman, who almost cornered the Indian with little room to manoeuvre, found the Indian managing to send some combination punches and a good right. In the last 20 seconds, the relentless Indian was piling on the agony which culminated in sending the Indians into the quarters, where she will meet North Korean Mi Choi Pang.In the post-match interview, Pinki said she was confident of winning the bout. “I knew I would win against her (Ebonie) because she was inexperienced. I took my time but I had good counters which helped me win the judges’ verdict,” said the Hisar girl.Asked about her next opponent, the 28-year-old Haryana boxer said, she had watched her (Pang’s) Asian Games videos and was prepared for her. “I have watched her bouts and we will plan for tomorrow’s quarterfinals,” said the Glasgow CWG bornze medal winner.In the pre-quarters of the 64 Kg category bout, Ludhiana girl, Simranjeet got yet another unanimous decision as she beat Megan Reid from Scotland. The debutant Punjab girl had an upper hand in all three rounds with an impressive display of fast and furious boxing.RESULTS:First Session51Kg- Grazielie Jesus De Sousa (BRA) bt Joo Sara Hagnighat (CAN) 5:0, Tsukimi Namiki (JPN) bt Ceire Rose Smith (IRL) 3:2, Zhaina Shekerbekova (KAZ) bt Ingrit L. V. Victoria (COL) 3:2, Sandra Katarzyna Drabik (POL) bt Lise Sandebjer (SWE) 5:0,57Kg- Son Hwa Jo (PRK) bt Tamara Radunovic (MNE) 5:0, Yeni M. A. Castenada (COL) bt Mariia Sartakova (RUS) 5:0, Skye Brittany Nicolson (AUS) bt Nilawan Techasuep (THA) 3:2, Sonia (IND) bt Stanimira Petrova (BUL) 3:2advertisement64Kg- Milana Safronova (KAZ) bt Maya Kleinhans (GER) 3:2, Sema Caliskan (TUR) bt Dana Maria Borzei (ROU) 5:0, Maria Bova (UKR) bt Yvonne B. Rasmussen (DEN) 3:2, Jessica Messina (AUS) bt Soumaya Tabarkokt (ALG) 5:075Kg- Nouchka Mireille Fontijn (NED) bt Myagmarjargal Munkbhat (MGL) 5:0, Tammara Thibeault (CAN) bt Chei Kenneally (NZL) 5:0, Lauren Louise Price (WAL) bt Aoife Marie O’ Rourke (IRL) 5:0, Elzbieta Wojcik (POL) bt Saweety Boora (IND) 5:0Second Session51Kg- Yuan Chang (CHN) bt Claudia Nechita (ROU) 5:0, Chol Mi Pang (PRK) bt Jutamas Jitpong (THA) 5:0 , Virginia Fuchs (USA) bt Euna Jang (KOR) 5:0, Pinki Rani (IND) bt Ebonie Alice Lillie Jones (ENG) 5:057Kg- Alessia Mesiano (ITA) bt Michaela Walsh (IRL) 4:1, Jemyma Betrian (NED) Bt Aeji Im (KOR) R3 2:36, Junhua Yin (CHN) bt Leonela Sanchez (ARG) 5:0, Ornella Gabriele Wahner (GER) bt Victoria Glover (SCO) 5:064Kg- Simranjeet Kaur (IND) bt Megan Reid (SCO) 5:0Also watch – Exclusive: Hima Das keen to inspire Gen Nextlast_img read more

Keep Expectations Low For Mitch Trubiskys Debut

Tonight’s NFC North showdown between Minnesota (2-2) and Chicago (1-3) will mark a potentially historic moment for the Bears as quarterback-of-the-future Mitch Trubisky will officially take the reins of the reeling franchise. But how much can we expect from the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft? Watch the video above to find out.

Dick Gregory Paul Mooney Set to Perform at The Howard Theatre

first_imgComedy icons Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney will perform at The Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW; on July 30th at 8 p.m. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m.For decades Dick Gregory, the multi-talented comedian, author, actor, recording artist, activist, philosopher, anti-drug crusader and nutritionist provided his insight on the Black predicament, in the U.S., as a front runner for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and other social issues plaguing the country.When he entered the comedy arena in 1961, Gregory received his first major debut at Chicago’s Playboy Club. According to his biography on, he was directly requested by Playboy Publisher Hugh Hefner.In1962, Gregory, according to his biography, became nationally recognized, sold out night clubs, made television appearances and recorded several comedic albums. He has also written books on the Black experience, including “Callus on My Soul,” “From the Back of the Bus,” “No More Lies” and others.Paul Mooney has also satirized the Black experience in the country.This actor, writer and activist has been part of the Black experience, writing comedy routines for Richard Pryor, starring in the Spike Lee film “Bamboozled” and writing copy for television shows including “Good Times,” “Sanford and Son,” “In Living Color” and “Chappelle’s Show.” He also wrote a book:  “Black is the New White” and released his “Peace of My Mind” cd.The show, featuring the two comedians was produced by Jill Newman Productions.Tickets for the show are available at: read more

Members can earn 4X the bonus miles with ParkN Fly

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Aeroplan, Park’N Fly Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Posted by Tweetcenter_img MISSISSAUGA — Park’N Fly has a new promotion for Aeroplan members. Valid until the end of March, Aeroplan members can earn 4X the points when they stay at Park’N Fly Self-Park locations in Ottawa and Edmonton and earn 2X the points at one of Park’N Fly’s Valet locations in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.Members must present promotional code PF88 at the participating Self Park locations and promotional code PF89 at participating Valet locations to receive bonus miles. A minimum four-day stay is required.This bonus mile promotion is in addition to the regular miles Aeroplan members earn when they stay at Park’N Fly. Members earn 100 base Aeroplan Miles for every Valet stay in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, and 50 base Aeroplan Miles for every Self Park stay in Edmonton, Ottawa, Halifax and Toronto.Park’N Fly Rewards Member also earn 50% more Aeroplan Miles each time they use their Park’N Fly Rewards card.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backVisit for information. Members can earn 4X the bonus miles with Park’N Fly << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

What Canadians need to know about Trumps travel ban

first_img Share Tuesday, June 27, 2017 The Canadian Press Tags: Donald Trump What Canadians need to know about Trump’s travel bancenter_img Posted by OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is waiting for more details on a U-S Supreme Court decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries.But a spokesman for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said dual nationals from the affected countries travelling on Canadian passports will not be subject to the restrictions.He adds Canadian permanent residents from the six designated countries who have valid resident cards and valid U.S. visas, and are deemed eligible by U.S. border authorities to enter the U.S., would not be denied entry.The government is advising all people planning travel to the U.S. to verify admission requirements ahead of time.The federal New Democrats, meanwhile, criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for refusing to personally speak out against the ban.The U.S. high court decision is a political victory for Trump after two lower appeal courts overturned his earlier attempts at imposing a ban.The court said the ban can be enforced on travellers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen if they lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedThe U.S. high court said it would hear full arguments in October on the ban. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more