Vinesh Phogat eyes World Wrestling Championship title

first_img Suman Ray WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US Last Updated: 16th September, 2019 21:32 IST Vinesh Phogat Eyes World Wrestling Championship Title Wrestler Vinesh Phogat to face some of the biggest names from the in the World Wrestling Championship as she hopes to earn the title of ‘World Champion’ 1 year ago Vinesh Phogat wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland Open 11 months ago MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu in line for top national civilian honours In her quest to become the first Indian woman wrestler to finish at the top podium at the World Wrestling Championships, Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat faces a path littered with some of the biggest names from the wrestling world as the women’s freestyle events get underway in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on September 16. It would need the marquee grappler to summon her very best as she returns to the elite competition a year after having pulled out due to elbow injury.Phogat- three-time gold winnerThe 25-year-old switched to 53kg from 50kg and despite some initial struggles, she has found her groove, as evident by her three gold medals at the Yasar Dagu, Poland Open and Spain Open. A bronze at the Asian Championships along with a couple of silver medals at the Dan Kolov and Medved International tournaments gave enough testimony to the fact that the star wrestler was beginning to find her comfort level even in her new weight category.READ: Wrestling TV: A new platform dedicated to Indian wrestlersVinesh Phogat to face familiar opponents For Vinesh to show that confidence and conviction, and earn a medal for India, she has to overcome some familiar opponents. In the qualifying rounds, the seventh seed faces Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattson and a win over her will fetch her a chance to compete against the two-time world champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan. If Vinesh can manage to overcome that hurdle, last year’s World Championships runner-up and top seed Sarah Hildebrandt will await in the quarter-finals. While Vinesh has got the better of both Mattson and Hildebrandt this season, Mukaida stopped her at the continental event in April.READ: Vinesh Phogat wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland OpenOther Indian women wrestlers at the tournamentIn 50kg, all Indian hopes will rest on the shoulders of the second seed Seema Bisla, who won gold at the Yasar Dogu 2019 Ranking Series tournament in July. The higher seeding doesn’t exempt her from facing a quality opponent as early as the opening round and she could possibly begin her campaign against three-time Olympic medallist Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan. A win will put her in the way of either European Games bronze medallist Miglena Selishka or Yasar Dagu silver medallist Ekaterina Poleshchuk. Lalita Sehrawat, the former Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Asian Championships bronze medallist, will be representing India in 55kg. As the 12th seed, she kicks off her challenge against Mongolia’s Bat Ochir, the 13th seed. A win will set up a possible quarter-final showdown with America’s third seed Jacarra Winchester.In 72kg, sixth-seeded Komal Bhagwan Gole will be in contention for a berth in the quarter-finals when she faces off against Turkey’s accomplished Beste Altug. Should she manage a win there, she has a tough proposition in the next round as she will have to square off against the top seed Zhamila Bakbergenova of Kazakhstan.READ: MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu in line for top national civilian honoursREAD: “Don’t break players morale”: Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat slam Haryana Government after cuts in Prize money WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Wrestling TV: A new platform dedicated to Indian wrestlerscenter_img COMMENT Written By LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th September, 2019 20:18 IST 1 year ago “Don’t break players morale”: Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat slam Haryana Government after cuts in Prize money 1 year ago Wrestler Vinesh Phogat ties the knot with Somvir Rathee, here are first pictures of the beautiful couple!last_img read more

Vicente Di Loreto takes Codere leadership as company ends family affair

first_img Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere begins 2018 by undertaking a leadership and governance restructure.Updating the market, Codere confirmed the appointment of Vicente Di Loreto as new Group Chief Executive, replacing current incumbent José Antonio Martínez Sampedro as the company leader.Di Loreto the former COO of Codere Latin America (2005-2010) will be supported by new Executive Chairman Norman Sorensen Valdez.The executive appointments see Codere governance shift executive functions away from the company founding Martinez Sampedro family.Spanish news sources report that Codere debt-controlling private equity firms demanded the executive changes, following the successful restructuring of the firm’s long-term €1 billion debt financing plan.  However, the Martinez Sampedro family who maintains an 18% corporate equity, will likely move to challenge the leadership changes at Codere’s upcoming shareholder meeting.In 2017, a restructured Codere noted significant progress in its core market of Spain, supported by accelerated growth for its Mexico and Argentina properties. Furthermore, the company launched its services within the newly regulated Colombian gambling market.Vicente Di Loreto a seasoned executive in South American betting/gambling, will be expected to continue the Codere’s new market expansions, whilst maintaining its home recovery against increased competition from international operators.“Codere is a great organisation that has managed to be at the forefront in recent decades; our intention is to continue creating value and enhancing our experience to address new projects and capture opportunities for growth” detailed Di Loreto on taking over Codere leadership. Related Articles Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Pellegrini blames congested Christmas fixture list for deepening injury crisis

first_imgManchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini has blamed the congested Christmas fixture list for deepening injury crisis. The Chilean expressed his disgust over ‘too many’ matches played in during the Christmas period and believes that it could take a toll on Manchester City, given the amount of injury the Citizens have suffered, in recent weeks.Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic are already facing lengthy lay-offs due to injury. Skipper Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko have also joined the injury list, in recent times. Dzeko, was injured in a pre-match training session, minutes before Manchester City’s clash against Leicester City. Pellegrini, pointed fingers at the club’s congested fixture list, as a reason for enduring so many injuries.“I think the players play too many games during the year, especially the players of big teams because when they have an international break they must continue for their national squad,” he said. “Last year I remember playing nine games in December and nine games in January, it is difficult for the players to keep the high pace because in the Premier League the intensity of every game is very high.“I understand Boxing Day is important for English football, but Boxing Day is on December 26, I don’t know why we have to play the 28th and 1st January. Maybe we could play Boxing Day and one game more on the 30th before the end of the year. So one of the reasons may be that they play too many games, especially at the end of the year. Maybe it can also be the pitches are too hard, and a bit of bad luck. It is difficult to know exactly.”With Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic out with injuries and teenage Pozo, not the answer to Manchester City’s goal scoring worries,as showcased against Leicester City, Pellegrini could turn to midfielder James Milner, for providing a makeshift Center Forward. ”Milner can be an option and I have always said he is a very useful player for the squad. Maybe at some moments he wants to play more but whenever he plays in different positions, Milner is important. “That is why we keep him here and it is important he renews his contract with our team. Because inside and outside the pitch he is important to us.”Meanwhile, Manchester City concluded business as usual against Leicester City, as they defeated the foxes 1-0. A customary Frank Lampard goal in the 40th minute swayed all three points to Manchester City’s kitty. Manchester City meanwhile maintained their gap of three points with league leaders Chelsea FC, who sit comfortably with 39 points.last_img read more