Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, quarter-miler Hima Das and sprinter Dutee Chand figure among the list of national campers named by the Athletics Federation of India for the period up to the Tokyo Olympics next year.
Dutee Chand clocked the fastest time in 200m by an Indian this year with a 23.17 second burst on Sunday. Dutee was also adjudged the best female athlete while shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor was adjudged as the best male athlete from the National Open Athletics Championship.
After starting off as a kabaddi player, Manju Rani had shifted to boxing in pursuit of individual glory, which she received after winning the silver in the World Boxing Championships after losing to Russia's Ekaterina Paltceva in the 48kg final.
Rugby World Cup organizers cancelled the last Pool B game between Canada and Namibia, soon gave the all-clear for the crucial Pool A game between Japan and Scotland, along with US/Tonga, and Wales/Uruguay games.
Rules tweaked on the fly and insufficient explanations are par for course for AIBA, boxing’s governing body which has been stripped of its right to host the Olympic boxing tournament in Tokyo next year.