Rathore meets medal winners of World Youth Archery Cship


first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore today met the medal winners of the recently-concluded World Youth Archery Championship here today.The Indian team had won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal in team events at the Championship which was held at Rosario, Argentina from October 2 to 8.Congratulating the winners, Rathore enquired the team members and their coaches about the overall performance of India in the championships and training given to players.Rathore, who had won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, suggested that the players should adopt such events in Archery which will have better prospects at international competitions especially in Olympics.Indian team comprising Ankita Bhakat and N Jemson Singh won gold medal in Junior Recurve Mixed Team event, while Jemson, Atul Verma and Sukhmani Gajanan Babrekar won the silver medal in Junior men recurve.Khushboo Dhyala, Sanchita Tiwary and Divya Dhayal won the bronze in Cadet Compound Girls.India stood 7th in the overall medal tally at the Championship. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

Villa hails ‘spectacular’ Asensio


first_imgDavid Villa Villa hails ‘spectacular’ Asensio and predicts another ‘glorious’ Spain era Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 20:58 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marco Asensio Getty Images Spain WC Qualification Europe With players like Marco Asensio developing well, the striker is hopeful La Roja can enjoy another period of extended success David Villa has hailed Marco Asensio as “spectacular” and believes Spain have the talent in their ranks to enjoy a new “glorious” era.Spain coach Julen Lopetegui handed New York City striker Villa a shock recall at the age of 35 for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Liechtenstein, with his last international appearance coming at the 2014 World Cup.Villa was part of a golden generation for Spain and counts a European Championship and a World Cup among his list of achievements with his country. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The former Barcelona star sees a similar level of quality in Spain’s current crop, and reserved particular praise for Madrid’s star talent Asensio.”We have to see [Asensio] to enjoy him,” he told a news conference. “He’s spectacular and he has had an incredible evolution in the last few months.”We’ll enjoy him as a Spanish player for many years. He’s making a case to be a starter in Madrid – but that’s not up to me, it’s up to the coach.””I have seen very well the evolution of the team at this time. It has huge talent with many great players.”We all said that we had to have patience after winning the World Cup and that streak of five or six years. The quality of the squad now is amazing.”Why is there not going to be another glorious time like the one we had?”Villa’s opportunity has arisen in part due to Diego Costa’s omission, with the Chelsea striker still AWOL from Chelsea with the striker having been told he has no future at Stamford Bridge by boss Antonio Conte.And Villa is keen for his former Atletico Madrid team-mate to find a solution.”I do not care if I’m here because of Diego Costa’s situation or not,” he added. “He’s a great friend and I want him to solve his problem.”I’m here to help without thinking about what would otherwise be.”last_img read more

1999 World Cup Reunion


first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to announce a reunion of the World Champion Australian Representatives from the 1999 World Cup. The reunion will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Trans Tasman series to be held from the 24th – 26th April 2009 in Wollongong, NSW. It has been 10 years since the very successful 1999 World Cup campaign which was held in Sydney, and in celebration of a Trans Tasman Series coming to Australia for the first time in 6 years. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of both the present players and those who have pulled on the green and gold before them.  Since the release of the initial information, there has been expressed interest from other past Australian Representatives from earlier and since campaigns who would also like to be included. TFA extends a warm invitation not only specifically to the 1999 World Cup members, but also any member of past representative teams from any campaign to attend and celebrate the current Australian Contingent.We will provide a special reunion package available for members to book with TFA, which will include the Reunion VIP Cocktail Function during the Saturday Night Test Series including a 2 hour drinks package, commemorative gift and free entry to the Trans Tasman games to be held at WIN Stadium for $50 inc GST.    Reunion attendees are also welcome to attend the ANZAC Ceremony if they wish and can also purchase tickets to attend the Australian Team Function on the Sunday early afternoon as well as the Thursday Trans Tasman Civic Reception dinner.  While hosting the Trans Tasman Series here in Australia, TFA are focused on the Australian aspects of the 1999 World Cup, but are also extending an open invitation to other participants of the event including Federation of International Touch Referees, New Zealand Team Members and participants from any other Nation.  We also extend a warm invitation to the friends/ family and partners of the 1999 World Cup who are also permitted to purchase Reunion Tickets.At this early stage of promotion we have had exciting feedback that both the Women’s Open and Men’s Open teams from the 1999 Campaign will have the majority of their members in attendance.     To arrange the purchase of reunion tickets, and get on the emailing list for more information, like ‘reunion friendly accommodation’, please contact Chrissy Brockway on 02 6212 2800 and chrissy.brockway@austouch.com.au   Related Filesflyer-pdflast_img read more