16th World Wushu Championship selection trial at SKISC Srinagar on 1st, 2ndAug
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16th World Wushu Championship selection trial at SKISC Srinagar on 1st, 2ndAug

Post by RK News on Monday, July 31, 2023

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Srinagar, July 30: Wushu Association of India is conducting Selection trial on 1st and 2nd August 2023 for the 16th World Wushu Championship scheduled to be held in Texas (USA) from 14th to 21st November 2023.
All the best athletes of the recently held 32nd Senior National Wushu championship, International Players/Medalists as per the selection policy of the Wushu Association of India have been invited for the selection trial.
Apt to mention here that the National Wushu coaching camp for the 19th Asian Games is already in progress at same venue and will conclude on 3rd August 2023. The Wushu Association of India have already shortlisted 13 athletes, coaches and Supporting staff for the 19th Asian Games, which has been further submitted to Indian Olympic Association for the further course of action.
Pertinent to mention here that 02 Players namely Surya Bhanu Partap Singh and Owais Sarwar and National Chief Coach Kuldeep Handoo (Dronacharya Awardee) from UT J&K are in the Indian squad for the Asian Games.
The Wushu Association of India has constituted a selection committee for the shortlisting of the Indian wushu athletes for the 16th World Wushu championship. The committee will be headed by the president of the Wushu Association of India.
The Wushu Association of India has taken up the proposal with Ministry and the SAI for the establishment of permanent centre for Wushu in UT J&K, the place being of high altitude.
The Wushu Association of India thanked Secretary J&K sports council Nuzhat Gul for creating the atmosphere and infrastructure for holding the National wushu coaching camp and Selection trials for highest level competitions in Srinagar.
100th Anniversary SHF Tournament: India finish third after 2-1 win over Netherlands
Terrassa, July 30: The Indian men's national hockey team defeated the Netherlands by 2-1 on Sunday to earn a third-place finish in the 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation International Tournament.
For India, skipper Harmanpreet Singh (15’) converted a penalty corner while Dilpreet Singh (50’) netted the winning goal. Thierry Brinkman (25’) equalised for the Dutch but could not guide his side to a win, as per Olympics.com. India, currently the fourth-ranked team in men's hockey, entered the playoff match for the third position after it finished last with two points in three group-stage games.
Harmanpreet Singh's team lost 2-1 to Spain in their first match before drawing 1-1 with the Netherlands. The final league match saw them draw with England, denying them a berth in the final.
Early on, the Indian men's hockey team demonstrated their aggressive attitude by pressuring the Netherlands high up the pitch.
Meanwhile, the Dutch squad turned to counterattacks, firing long balls into the Indian half. In quest of an early goal, the Indian squad made quick runs to put pressure on the Dutch defensive. A penalty corner gave the Men in Blue the lead in the final minutes of the first quarter.
Captain Harmanpreet beat Dutch goalkeeper Maurits Visser to make it 1-0 for India. At the end of the first quarter, India was leading by 1-0.
The Netherlands increased their attacking intent in the second quarter in pursuit of an equaliser. India struggled to adjust to the tempo of the Dutch attack, but the defence made some last-ditch stops to prevent the Dutch from scoring.
However, the Dutch equalised five minutes before halftime with a penalty corner. Thierry Brinkman drag-flicked the ball into the Indian goal, allowing the Dutch to go into half-time with the score tied at 1-1.
After the halftime, India continued to press the Dutch half and make incisive passes in pursuit of the winning goal, but the opposition's defence held firm to fail every Indian attempt in front of the goal.
In the final fifteen minutes, India pushed the guys forward and took control of the match. With the clock ticking down, India repeatedly broke into the Dutch half and got a penalty corner. Five minutes before the final whistle, Dilpreet Singh blasted the ball past the Dutch custodian to give India a 2-1 lead. After being stunned by the late goal, the Netherlands went all out in pursuit of an equaliser, but India held on to win.
In the final, Spain defeated England 3-2 in a shootout to claim the title.
The Indian men's hockey team will return to India to compete in the Asian Champions Trophy 2023, which begins on August 3 in Chennai. (ANI)


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