Artistic Gymnastics World Cup: Dipa Karmakar qualifies for Vault final

first_imgThe second day of the competition will see Dipa on Beam, Rakesh on Parallel Bars and Ashish on Vault. The Cottbus event is part of an eight-event qualifying system for the 2020 Olympics under which the gymnasts will make the cut based on their top three scores. Press Trust Of India However, Aruna Reddy, who had won a bronze medal in the women’s individual vault event at the Melbourne World Cup, hurt her knee during the first vault and was ruled out of the competition. LIVE TV In what was a mixed day at the office for Indian gymnasts at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup with Dipa Karmakar qualifying for the Vault Finals, but B. Aruna Reddy had to end her campaign in disappointment in Cottbus, Germany, after she suffered a knee injury during the qualification rounds. 1 year ago Noted Classical Musician Ustad Imrat Khan Passes Away At The Age Of 83 First Published: 23rd November, 2018 14:42 IST Among Indian men gymnasts, Rakesh Patra scored 14.000 points on the Rings and finished at the 14th place out of 29 gymnasts, while Ashish couldn’t produce his best, signing off at the 24th spot out of 37 gymnasts with a score of 13.200. Last Updated: 23rd November, 2018 15:01 IST Artistic Gymnastics World Cup: Dipa Karmakar Qualifies For Vault Final Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar scored 14.100 to finish 6th out of the 16 gymnasts in the qualification rounds. 1 year ago ‘Hit me with this slipper if I don’t work’, Telangana’s candidate distributes slippers to voters as part of election campaign “Aruna was going to perform a higher difficulty vault. In warm up, she was confident, but unfortunately during the competition, her landing was little early and it hurt her knee. So she didn’t perform the second vault. She is going for MRI today,” said Riyaz Ahmed Bhati, Vice-President of Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI).center_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US COMMENT Dipa Karmar, who had an injury-marred campaign at the Asian Games, scored 14.100 to finish 6th out of the 16 gymnasts in the qualification rounds. WE RECOMMEND WATCH: ONE FOR THE AGES: Boxing Champ Mary Kom Trains With Col Rajyavardhan Rathore As The Two Olympians Spar.Meanwhile, the legendary M C Mary Kom remained on course for an unprecedented sixth gold after beating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi to reach the 48kg final in the Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Thursday, November 22.The 35-year-old five-time world champion beat her North Korean opponent in the semifinals. On November 20, Kom entered the semifinal in New Delhi, making her the most successful pugilist in the event’s history.READ: Mary Kom Reaches Final Of World Championship 48kg Final WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago Akshay Kumar-Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0’ Beats This Record Set By ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ Even Before Its Release?last_img read more

Juma dreams of Talanta’s KPL promotion

first_img“I really believe and I am confident that we will earn promotion. I am upbeat about this and from the beginning I have told my boys that our first match next season will be up against a Premier League team. We believe that and we are working very hard to achieve that,” Juma noted.He added; “If you look at how we are playing and the belief the players have, I am convinced that we can actually dream of it and achieve it.”Last Monday’s massive 3-1 win over Wazito was testament enough that the side can vie for one of the three available promotion slots, two of them being automatic.He now hopes that his side can keep the same form and improve over their next few games.Talanta FC players celebrate one of their three goals against Wazito FC during their National Super League tie at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 4, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I have a very good team of young and ambitious players, but we have only one problem; striking. If we can get one or two very good strikers then I believe we will compete to be even the top. I have so far found one from Modern Coast and I am looking for another to have varied options,” Juma noted.“We have a good defense line, a good midfield but upfront is where the real challenge is. We need to click in that end and I believe we will be a force to reckon in this league,” Abdallah further stated.Talanta will face Shabana FC in their next assignment at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Friday, a tie that Juma says will be tough.“Shabana is a very tough team and they are also seeking to get promotion. We will make a few changes to the team to give some of the players playing time and also one of the new players,” the tactician stated.Ushuru FC players celebrate one of their three goals during their 3-0 win over Kangemi All Stars at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 4, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, leaders Ushuru FC will take on eighth placed Kenya Police in the early kick off, the taxmen looking to keep their three-point lead at the top intact.Two times in a row, Ushuru have finished third in the standings to compete in the play-off, failing in both occasions. However, this time, head coach Ken Kenyatta says he does not want to take the play-off lottery, but get automatic promotion.“This is a thing we want to avoid and from when the season started, our target has always been to get automatic promotion. I am glad that we have started the season well and I hope we can maintain it to the end. We have a good team and we can get that automatic slot,” Kenyatta stated.“But we are playing in a very tough and competitive league so we need to take each game at a time, a step a day,” he added.Ushuru carry with them an enviable run of three wins on the trot and Kenyatta says their confidence has been hugely boosted by the run including Monday’s 3-0 victory against Kangemi All Stars.Elsewhere, Wazito FC who have lost back to back matches and sacked their coach Mohammed Mchulla will look for redemption when they travel away to Nakuru to face St. Joseph.Wazito are tied on points with second placed Nairobi Stima but have an inferior goal difference. Stima will be at home in Naivasha taking on Eldoret Youth.Round 19 FixturesFridayUshuru vs Kenya Police (Camp Toyoyo, 11 am)Nairobi City Stars vs Kibera Black Stars (Camp Toyoyo, 2 pm)FC Talanta vs Shabana (Camp Toyoyo, 4.15 pm)St Joseph Youth vs Wazito (Afraha Stadium, 3 pm)Nairobi Stima vs Eldoret Youth (Karuturi Grounds, 3 pm)Modern Coast Rangers vs Fortune Sacco (Serani Sports Ground, 3 pm)Coast Stima vs Green Commandos (Mbaraki Sports Club, 3 pm)Kisumu All Stars vs Thika United (Moi Stadium Kisumu, 3 pm)SaturdayBidco United vs Administration Police (Thika Stadium, 3 pm)Kangemi All Stars vs Migori Youth (Camp Toyoyo, 3 pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FC Talanta head coach Abdallah Juma feeds out instructions during a past match .PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 7 – Former Chemelil Sugar, KCB and Thika United tactician Juma Abdallah dreams of a return to top flight football and is confident that his current employers, FC Talanta have what it takes to take him back to the Kenyan Premier League.Talanta are placed fourth in the National Super League standings with 35 points, three behind third placed Wazito and six behind leaders Ushuru FC.last_img read more