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Mother shares Manju’s ‘bare-footed’ times,thanks the ‘borrowed gloves’


first_img LIVE TV COMMENT Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Recalling her family’s struggle and ordeal, Ishanti Devi said: “We had to go through extreme poverty. She did not have gloves and shoes to wear. She practiced bare-footed and borrowed gloves from others. She was not allowed entry into many coaching centers and district and state tournaments. She became a victim of dirty politics. We had to shift places. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen A canister of sweets held over her head, ‘tears of joy’ refusing to stop, voice choking with emotions, Manju Rani’s mother tried in vain to hide her “mixed emotions” on her daughter winning a silver but losing a gold at the World Boxing Championship on Sunday.  SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 13th October, 2019 19:18 IST WATCH US LIVEcenter_img “She is very hardworking and worked extremely hard for it. We can’t even believe what she has done. It means a lot to me, our family and our village. See all of them are here,” she said showing all relatives, neighbors, and villagers gathering outside Manju’s Rohtak residence.READ: Manju Rani rewrites history with a silver on World Championship debutNot an easy journey for Manju Rani “Khushi to hai lekin thoda sa dukh bhi hai. Beti gold jeet sakti thhi. Bahut najdik ake jab gold chhut jata hai to dukh to hoga hi na. (I am very happy for what she has achieved but to little disappointed as well. My daughter could have won the gold. She came so close naturally it will hurt),” Manju’s mother Ishwanti Devi told Republic TV in an exclusive chat at her Rohtak residence immediately after her daughter’s World Boxing Championship final. Last Updated: 13th October, 2019 21:48 IST Mother Shares Manju’s ‘bare-footed’ Times,thanks The ‘borrowed Gloves’ Manju Rani clinched a sliver in her maiden appearance at the World Boxing Championships on Sunday. The boxer’s mother highlighted the struggles of the family. Suman Ray Written By Manju’s brother Ajay said he was extremely happy with what his sister has done. “I am thrilled. Manju is a champion. Everyone here are so happy and excited.”Manju’s coach Sube Singh Beniwal told Republic TV: ‘Its an unbelievable story of struggle, strength commitment, and talent. I spotted her at the age of 12 when she used to box for fun. I knew that I was seeing something special.and this child was destined for glory. I trained her and then Politics in sports was trying to sabotage everything. We shifted her to participate from Punjab and in no time she became a state and then national champion but even I did not think she would achieve this in her very first World Championship.”READ: Manju Rani 2nd Indian in history to reach WC final on debutManju Rani rewrites historyManju Rani rewrote history when she became the second Indian after MC Marykom (2001) to win a World Championship silver on debut.In January this year, her journey for glory began when she won the national championship in Vijaynagar in her maiden effort followed by a silver medal in the 70th Strandia Memorial in Sofia and then back to back bronze medals in India Open and Thailand Open.After her heroics in World Championship, her Olympic dream will mean a change in not just intensity but weight category as well as unfortunately, Manju won’t be able to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Games as 48 kg is no longer an Olympic medal category. Her coach said since she is tall she can easily move to a higher weight category in the future — either in 51 kg or 54 kg.READ: Sports Ministry makes sporting infrastructure ‘free & accessible’ READ: “Mary Kom is destined to win Tokyo Olympic gold”: Akhil Kumar FOLLOW USlast_img read more


Glasgow 2014: Commonwealths hailed best in 84-year history


first_imgGlasgow 2014 has been hailed as “the standout Games in the history of the movement” by Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper.After 11 days of action across 17 sports, the event came to a close at Hampden Park on Sunday evening, with hosts Scotland finishing fourth overall with a record haul of 19 golds and a best-ever tally of 53 medals.England topped the medal table for the first time in 28 years, Wales surpassed their target of 27 and Northern Ireland reaped their largest tally since the Games was last in Scotland in 1986.The Isle of Man had a silver to celebrate thanks to cyclist Peter Kennaugh’s efforts in the points race, but Jersey and Guernsey failed to register.Final medals table CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal1.England 5859571742. Australia494246137 3.Canada321634 824.Scotland1915 19535.India15 30196412.Wales511203617.Northern Ireland2371227.Isle of Man0101It is the third time in their 84-year existence that the Games have been staged in Scotland – after Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986 – and chief executive Hooper maintains they have been the best.”In my view, they are the standout Games in the history of the movement,” said the New Zealander of the 20th edition.”The way in which the people of Scotland and Glasgow have embraced the Games right from the get-go has been incredible.”After an underwhelming staging in Delhi four years ago, and thewithdrawals of a succession of big names in the build-up to Glasgow, there had been concerns over whether such success would be forthcoming.But all the events have been well attended and, for the most part, the weather has also been favourable, as a new generation of athletes have taken their chance to impact on the public consciousness.Botswana’s Nijel Amos beat world record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha in the 800m; Scotland’s Ross Murdoch stunned poster boy and compatriot Michael Jamieson to take gold in the 200m breaststroke; English 16-year-old Claudia Fragapane claimed four gymnastics golds and 13-year-old Erraid Davies’ took a swimming bronze for Scotland.Scottish postman Charlie Flynn’s response to winning lightweight boxing gold made him a cult figure, as did Lynsey Sharp’s gutsy 800m silver just hours after being hooked up to a drip in the village hospital.Rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones ended her career by winning six gymnastics medals for Wales and the hosts’ flag-bearer Euan Burton concluded his career with judo gold minutes after English wife Gemma Gibbons claimed silver.But the big names who did appear delivered too.Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to 4x100m relay gold to make everyone forget about claims he had been disparaging about the Games; South African swimmer Chad Le Clos won a record-equalling seven medals; Northern Ireland’s Olympic gold medallist Paddy Barnes made history by retaining his light-flyweight title and England’s Nicola Adams claimed the first ever women’s boxing gold; England’s Tom Daley took 10m platform diving gold; and David Weir romped to his first Commonwealth title in the men’s T54 1500mThat was one of 12 English Para-sport medals – from a tally of 174 – with Scottish athletes claiming seven from a total of 53 and their Welsh counterparts three from 36.Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has praised the programme, but the Welsh 11-time Paralympic gold medallist says some Commonwealth nations still “need to do more” before the 21st Games in Australia’s Gold Coast four years from now.Of the 17 sports on the Glasgow schedule, judo will be absent in 2018. That means 13 medallists from both England and Scotland, two from Wales and one from Northern Ireland will not get the chance to emulate their successes.Play medialast_img read more