Strandja Memorial Boxing: Nikhat Zareen, Nitu Strike Gold for India

Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen (52kg) and Nitu (48kg) struck gold at the 73rd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria by notching up thoroughly comprehensive victories in their respective finals on Sunday. Nitu, cometing for the first time in the event, prevailed 5-0 over Italy’s Erika Prisciandaro, a former youth world championship bronze-medallist. Zareen, on the other hand, outpunched Ukraine’s Tetiana…

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International Olympic Committee withdraws top Olympic Honour from Vladimir Putin

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped Russian President Vladimir Putin of the Olympic Order award in response to the invasion of Ukraine. IOC has also urged sports federations and organisers to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from international events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Points to Note: Olympic Order award stripped off from Russian President Vladimir Putin…

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