Former India kabaddi players on Sunday made an appeal to the Sports Minister Jitendra Singh to conduct an immediate inquiry into alleged "hijacking" of Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) by its President, Janardhan Singh Gehlot.
Earlier, India had opened their account on Saturday with a first-ever World Cup medal in the compound women section when Trisha Deb, Gagandeep Kaur and Lily Chanu P beat their Italian opponents in the bronze medal play-off.
The unique scheme, based on the pattern of Chinese and Eastern European countries, is aimed at identifying the talent at the age of 13-15 years and to provide them with the best of facilities and systematic training so as to enable the players to attain peak performance at the 2020 Olympics.
Mahato's success coincided with the 60th anniversary of the first climb of the peak by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay May 29, 1953.
Lee pocketed the winner's prize money of Rs 5 lakh while Advani had to be satisfied with half of that as his share of the pool.
India have two gold medal winning chances on Sunday with Deepika Kumari in the finals of the recurve individual women's category and in the recurve mixed team along with Jayanta Talukdar.
Deepika-Talukdar will face the US duo of Khatuna Lorig and Brady Ellison in the final. The recurve finals will be held Sunday, while medal-deciding events in the compound section are scheduled for Saturday.
Sharath Kamal found his opponent too hot to handle in the subsequent games and was floored 1-11 5-11 2-11 in the round of 64 match played on Thursday night.
At the joint meeting with Indian delegates in Lausanne on Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee agreed in principle on a roadmap to bring India back in the Olympic fold.
Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has said that the first draft is likely to be completed by June 30. Here is taking a look at what the salient features of the much debated bill.
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