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Arunachal to host Weightlifting championship

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, Nov 4 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh is all set to host the National Weightlifting Championship beginning from November 21, Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) announced here today.

The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) joint secretary and AWA president Abraham K Techi today said preparations were going on full swing for event and informed that the weightlifting sets are being procured from Osaka, Japan while the trophies, medals and mementos from Taiwan to make the championship the best. While all states and union territories besides the Railways are expected to take part in the event, coaches from the services are expected to arrive here by November 15.

�The state would be lucky to witness a host of international medalists, like Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in the sport in 2000, another former top weightlifter Kunjarani Devi besides a host of Arjuna awardees during the championship,� Techi disclosed.

The state will host the event for the first time.

Muralitharan to play crucial role in Sri Lanka�s CWG bid

Colombo, Nov 4 (IANS): Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan is expected to play a key role in Sri Lanka� s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sri Lankan government said on Friday.

Sri Lanka has expressed confidence of winning the Games bid with just days to go before the host city is selected by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

The Sri Lankan city of Hambantotoa is vying to host the games with Australia�s Gold Coast and the winning bid will be announced November 11.

The Sri Lankan government said the international spinner rated as the �Leading Cricketer in the World� in both 2000 and 2006 by Wisden Cricketers� Almanack, will be part of a delegation travelling to the Caribbean next week to make a crucial final presentation to the CGF.

�Murali is a sporting legend, cricket�s highest wicket-taker in both forms of the international game; the first player to take 1,000 wickets combined. We hope he can help deliver another first - a Sri Lankan Commonwealth Games that itself will deliver so much for our unified nation and our people,� Ajith Nivard Cabraal, co-chairman of the Hambantota 2018 Organising Committee was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Muralitharan retired soon after the 2011 Cricket World Cup, ending his career with 800 test wickets and the world record of 534 One-day International scalps.

Jeev, Chowrasia fall down in WGC-HSBC Champions

Shanghai, Nov 4 (PTI): Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and SSP Chowrasia fell further down the ladder with disappointing second round cards in the WGC-HSBC Champions here today.

Jeev shot one-over 73 and dropped to one-over 145 for two rounds at tied 53rd place. Chowrasia (74) was down to 63rd with a total of three-over 147.

Sweden�s Fredrik Jacobson overcame a two-shot deficit by returning a flawless six-under 66 to take the second-round lead.

Jacobson, who finished third in Malaysia last week, leads by one shot ahead of 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen who signed for the day�s lowest score of 63 to take a share of the second place alongside Australia�s Adam Scott on 134.

Among other leading players, US Open Rory McIlroy (70-69) and Masters champion Charl Schwartzel (70-69) � at 139 � were tied 17th.

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Arunachal to host Weightlifting championship

ITANAGAR, Nov 4 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh is all set to host the National Weightlifting Championship beginning from November 21, Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) announced here today.

The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) joint secretary and AWA president Abraham K Techi today said preparations were going on full swing for event and informed that the weightlifting sets are being procured from Osaka, Japan while the trophies, medals and mementos from Taiwan to make the championship the best. While all states and union territories besides the Railways are expected to take part in the event, coaches from the services are expected to arrive here by November 15.

�The state would be lucky to witness a host of international medalists, like Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in the sport in 2000, another former top weightlifter Kunjarani Devi besides a host of Arjuna awardees during the championship,� Techi disclosed.

The state will host the event for the first time.

Muralitharan to play crucial role in Sri Lanka�s CWG bid

Colombo, Nov 4 (IANS): Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan is expected to play a key role in Sri Lanka� s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sri Lankan government said on Friday.

Sri Lanka has expressed confidence of winning the Games bid with just days to go before the host city is selected by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

The Sri Lankan city of Hambantotoa is vying to host the games with Australia�s Gold Coast and the winning bid will be announced November 11.

The Sri Lankan government said the international spinner rated as the �Leading Cricketer in the World� in both 2000 and 2006 by Wisden Cricketers� Almanack, will be part of a delegation travelling to the Caribbean next week to make a crucial final presentation to the CGF.

�Murali is a sporting legend, cricket�s highest wicket-taker in both forms of the international game; the first player to take 1,000 wickets combined. We hope he can help deliver another first - a Sri Lankan Commonwealth Games that itself will deliver so much for our unified nation and our people,� Ajith Nivard Cabraal, co-chairman of the Hambantota 2018 Organising Committee was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Muralitharan retired soon after the 2011 Cricket World Cup, ending his career with 800 test wickets and the world record of 534 One-day International scalps.

Jeev, Chowrasia fall down in WGC-HSBC Champions

Shanghai, Nov 4 (PTI): Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and SSP Chowrasia fell further down the ladder with disappointing second round cards in the WGC-HSBC Champions here today.

Jeev shot one-over 73 and dropped to one-over 145 for two rounds at tied 53rd place. Chowrasia (74) was down to 63rd with a total of three-over 147.

Sweden�s Fredrik Jacobson overcame a two-shot deficit by returning a flawless six-under 66 to take the second-round lead.

Jacobson, who finished third in Malaysia last week, leads by one shot ahead of 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen who signed for the day�s lowest score of 63 to take a share of the second place alongside Australia�s Adam Scott on 134.

Among other leading players, US Open Rory McIlroy (70-69) and Masters champion Charl Schwartzel (70-69) � at 139 � were tied 17th.