SPORTS=LOVE https://sportzz.in “I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan Sat, 13 Jun 2020 14:30:39 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://sportzz.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/logo-1-1-365x365.jpg SPORTS=LOVE https://sportzz.in 32 32 COVID, Quarantine and Mental Health https://sportzz.in/covid-quarantine-and-mental-health/ https://sportzz.in/covid-quarantine-and-mental-health/#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2020 14:29:45 +0000 https://sportzz.in/?p=2426 Pandemic– a word that was only read in history books and articles, one never thought he would be experiencing it in his life. But the last few months have been nothing but a back-arching, head-scratching experience of the word “Pandemic”. To live in good health in this pandemic, meant to be in Quarantine. Which further causes severe effects on your Mental Health. It is easy to omit and ignore and get extremely swamped and agitated when you are being attacked with messages and news on the global pandemic that COVID-19.…

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Pandemic– a word that was only read in history books and articles, one never thought he would be experiencing it in his life. But the last few months have been nothing but a back-arching, head-scratching experience of the word “Pandemic”. To live in good health in this pandemic, meant to be in Quarantine. Which further causes severe effects on your Mental Health.

It is easy to omit and ignore and get extremely swamped and agitated when you are being attacked with messages and news on the global pandemic that COVID-19. And naturally, the constant ringing bells of the news flashes and notification alerts can cause major mental stress and one can become increasingly distressful.

So, without any doubt, the psychologist in the world suggests easing up. Relax, and prioritize your mental well-being in this critical situation. Even the WHO has appealed to the general public to avoid any kind of information and articles that can make a person “Anxious”.

Mental Health

Mental Health in this Pandemic

Mental Health

Even though the feeling of fear, tension, anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty is normal at this time. But Social Media can fuel anxiety triggers and make a person feel over-anxious and distraught. Only managing stress and developing an action plan can help a person to come out of such a situation. Seeking help from a professional is difficult since everyone is self-quarantining themselves, but proper use of the internet and video-calling applications such as Skype and Zoom can be helpful to get helpful therapeutic sessions.

Looking at our current situation in a positive way can also help to cope up with this dreadful situation. Spending quality time with our loved ones and not merely on smart gadgets and reduce the pressure on our mind.

People around the globe have adopted various methods to kill the time, feel less bored, and spend time with their loved ones and to be in a state of serenity.

Some of those methods are

Playing Games with Friends and Family

Some people are using the time to enjoy their time with loved ones, both online and offline. Games such as Ludo, Snakes, and Ladder, Monopoly, Uno, are the best time-kill for many families. Others are celebrating their own HOME OLYMPICS with various types of short-game-tournament. Online gaming is also at its highest right now with people engaging in games such as Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty, Minecraft, etc. Applications such as “House-Party” are also being discovered to kill time while having a fun talk with friends

Cooking-

Many people are also finding their hidden finger-licking food cooking talents. YouTube videos of various chefs are being watched by many to copy their various signature mouth-watering recipes.

Art

A master piece By Nilanjana Das
By Nilanjana Das

People sitting in quarantine are becoming creative in all sorts of fashion. Some are writing poems, some stories, some are painting while the others are pursuing singing and dancing. Such artistic modes of expression are making people happy, entertained, and away from all sorts of Anxiety.

“Loving Oneself is like Loving God”

Practicing good Self-care is one key step to be healthy in everyday life, and so in the pandemic as well. Eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of sleep, and engaging in leisure activities are always key to helping you stay as physically and psychologically healthy in these stressful times. Good self-care also keeps your immune system robust. And as we all know by now, thanks to all those news articles, A healthy Immune System means a Disease-free body.

Even still, if your mental health is being impacted by the stress of the COVID, you should seek professional advice from a licensed mental health professional. Who can help you manage your fears while also empowering you to make the best decisions for you and your family.

Stressing about the health and safety of your loved ones is understandable. But one also needs to keep this in mind that not only this communicable disease will cause problems. But internal mental stress can also cause many disorders. To prevent such things to happen, one should be sure to take care of oneself. Self-care can be practiced in the following way:

Start Working out

Mental Health

Of course, one of the best ways to practice self-care is to exercise. Moving the body parts, and pumping the heart to increase the blood flow in the system. There are innumerable mobile applications that can make a schedule and suggest the most perfect and correct exercises suitable for a certain body type. It is the best way to start a healthy habit for those waiting for “free time” to begin the work-out.

Yoga and Meditation-

Mental Health

It goes without saying, mental health and meditation go hand in hand. Meditation, as a lot of researchers tell, has major health benefits. And by now almost most of us know it has been proved that meditation can reduce anxiety. And even increase neuroplasticity, which increases the memory. Mudras such as Gyan Mudra and Varuna Mudra have many other health benefits also. There are numerous applications in the market in today’s date which help in meditation, which all the tips starting from how to sit and when to breathe.

Stay Connected-

Human is said to be a social animal. Society plays a very important role in a man’s life. Being connected to the family, friends and general social circle is very much essential for a person to maintain perfect health. A lone man is like an empty vessel, which is said to be a devil’s house. So, being connected, talking, sorting out issues, and not overthinking about every small decision of life is very important for a person.

The bottom line is that all the mental health experts around the world are insisting that people stay away from things that can trigger anxiety and impact their mental health. Stay in touch with news that is reliable. Do not merely read anything and forward on social media, keep in mind the other person can also be distressed.

Conclusion

If people begin to gather information from reputed sources, watch out for the symptoms. Reach out to mental and physical health experts, take measures like social distancing and personal hygiene. Along with proper diet, adequate sleep, exercise, and intake of water, they may be able to keep themselves mentally healthy, and boost their physical health, as well.

Ramachandran

Seek the help of a medical professional if it is necessary. Home remedies are helpful, but always remember no one is yet immune to this deadly World-Locking Virus.

Be Safe

Be Healthy

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Life in a Pandemic https://sportzz.in/life-in-a-pandemic/ https://sportzz.in/life-in-a-pandemic/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2020 15:21:53 +0000 https://sportzz.in/?p=2391 Life in a Pandemic: A life we never Imagined. A few months back, everything was normal. Yeah, It was all good and cool and busy. Everything was in a fast forward motion and suddenly one-day lockdown happened. I remember I wasn’t even aware of what this term ‘lockdown’ stands for. I literally asked one of my friends the meaning.Funny, haha ….yeah I know. I never thought that words like COVID, Quarantine, Lockdown, Social Distancing will change the Meaning of Life for millions of people around the world. Before this lockdown…

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Life in a Pandemic: A life we never Imagined.

A few months back, everything was normal.

Yeah, It was all good and cool and busy.

Everything was in a fast forward motion and suddenly one-day lockdown happened. I remember I wasn’t even aware of what this term ‘lockdown’ stands for. I literally asked one of my friends the meaning.
Funny, haha ….yeah I know.

I never thought that words like COVID, Quarantine, Lockdown, Social Distancing will change the Meaning of Life for millions of people around the world.

Before this lockdown everyone, Everyone was Chasing his/her dreams or struggling to get a better life. From scoring good marks in Exams to making a Career to Planning the future. Everyone was busy with their own stuff. But no one knew that we will face this side of life. No doubt fear of death is the biggest fear in this world. And this pandemic has taught us to live with the biggest fear in the world.

Living in this pandemic feels as if everything is on a standstill… feeling as if life is stopped for a moment and when this moment gonna end, no one knows..!

We all are living in this pandemic for really, it’s once in a lifetime. I know this lockdown is seriously getting on everyone’s nerves. But also this pandemic has shown us that phase of life and given us so many memories with our loved ones which we may not b able to experience in our busy schedules.

Life in a Pandemic
Life in a Pandemic

This pandemic has taught us the real meaning of every little thing that we have been taking for granted. From air to roads, walking by the streets, every little thing was just normal for us, now are the things we are craving for.
We’ve never thought that festivals and birthdays could be this simple. I mean like dressing up and staying at home with your loved ones is totally a bliss …no doubt.

And maybe staying home and staying safe is the new normal.

Also, this is a difficult phase of life but still have taught us the meaning of our relationships that we have for life ….to…celebrating the greatest occasions simply by just being with our families eating good food and staying home and sharing laughs.

From discussions with our families to enjoy every little thing or live every little moment to its fullest.Craving for every little thing that was just easily available a few months back.

Life in a Pandemic
Life in a Pandemic

To live with hope, strength, and positivity.

That’s all everyone needs during these difficult times.

Life is really unpredictable. This uncertainty of life is really fearful. As we all have some people with whom we are attached, our loved ones …for whom we have a constant fear …that what if, we lose them?…
Can’t even imagine..!

Even the strongest person in the world also suffers from this fear of losing his/her loved ones.

Every day there is a new headline. People are dying, cyclone appeared, earthquakes, animals dying, every day bad news…of course every day we are facing negativities that are regularly hampering our mental health and also bringing our moral down.

We should light up ourselves through positive thinking and spending each and every minute appreciating and loving our loved ones and also taking care of them and ourselves as well.

At last, I would just say…that we should value everything we are blessed with. And be positive, hopeful, and stay united in these tough times.
Spread love and happiness all around!

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FORTIS: Regular OPD’s Via Video Conferencing https://sportzz.in/fortis-regular-opds-via-video-conferencing/ https://sportzz.in/fortis-regular-opds-via-video-conferencing/#respond Wed, 29 Apr 2020 18:49:58 +0000 https://sportzz.in/?p=1859 FORTIS: Video conferencing is the solution hospitals have come up with for the regular OPD’s. Hospitals in several states have requested the governments to ease LOCKDOWN MEASURES. For patients of critical conditions like those of cancer for the past one month. But, what about other cases of OPD’s?? Hospitals have shut down their outpatient services and deferred electives surgeries amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Union Health Ministry has directed Hospitals not to deny treatment to any of those, who are COVID-19 negative. Regular treatment and preventive care is…

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FORTIS: Video conferencing is the solution hospitals have come up with for the regular OPD’s.

Hospitals in several states have requested the governments to ease LOCKDOWN MEASURES. For patients of critical conditions like those of cancer for the past one month. But, what about other cases of OPD’s??

FORTIS

Hospitals have shut down their outpatient services and deferred electives surgeries amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Union Health Ministry has directed Hospitals not to deny treatment to any of those, who are COVID-19 negative.

Regular treatment and preventive care is must be required by most of the population and should not be denied.

Keeping such conditions in mind some of the hospitals have come up with the idea of video conferencing for the same

FORTIS

Here FORTIS HOSPITAL groups are providing the facility of OPD via Video Conferencing. below is the link for the same:- CLICK HERE

FORTIS GROUPS OF HOSPITALS HAVE STARTED THIS WITH A MOTTO “DOCTORS NOW CLOSER THAN BEFORE”

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How COVID-19 is affecting INDIAN ECONOMY? https://sportzz.in/how-covid-19coronavirus-is-affecting-indian-economy/ https://sportzz.in/how-covid-19coronavirus-is-affecting-indian-economy/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2020 18:51:42 +0000 https://sportzz.in/?p=1844 COVID-19, the pandemic is a severe demand shock that has offset the green shoots of recovery of the Indian economy that was visible towards the end of 2019 and early 2020. The revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates for India downwards by 0.2 percentage points for the fiscal year 2020 to 4.8 percent and by 0.5 percent for the fiscal year 2021 to 6 percent. Further, it is stated that the extent of the actual impact will depend upon the severity and duration of the outbreak. How COVID-19 is affecting INDIAN ECONOMY?…

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COVID-19, the pandemic is a severe demand shock that has offset the green shoots of recovery of the Indian economy that was visible towards the end of 2019 and early 2020.

The revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates for India downwards by 0.2 percentage points for the fiscal year 2020 to 4.8 percent and by 0.5 percent for the fiscal year 2021 to 6 percent.

How COVID-19 is affecting INDIAN ECONOMY?

Further, it is stated that the extent of the actual impact will depend upon the severity and duration of the outbreak.

How COVID-19 is affecting INDIAN ECONOMY?

Sectors that would be much affected includes logistics, auto, tourism, metals, drugs, pharmaceuticals, electronic goods, MSMEs and retail among others

There are three major channels of impact for Indian businesses according to the report namely linkages, supply chain, and macroeconomic factors.

The data of the Dun & Bradstreet shows that at least 6,606 Indian entities have legal linkages with companies in countries with a large number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. And business activity in the foreign markets is slow which is a negative impact on these companies.

In trade, China is the world’s largest exporter and second-largest importer. China accounts for 13% of world exports and 11% of world imports. 

How China affects Indian economy ?

How COVID-19 is affecting INDIAN ECONOMY?

Up to a large extent, it will impact the Indian industry. In imports, the dependence of India on China is huge. Of the top 20 products that India imports from the world. China accounts for a significant share in most of them.

India’s total electronic imports account for 45% of China. That is Around one-third of machinery and almost two-fifths of organic chemicals that India purchases from the world come from China? For automotive parts and fertilizers, China’s share in India’s imports is more than 25%. Around 65 to 70% of active pharmaceutical ingredients and around 90% of certain mobile phones come from China to India.

How COVID-19 is affecting INDIAN ECONOMY?

China is India’s 3rd largest export partner and accounts for around 5% share. The impact may result in the following sectors namely organic chemicals, plastics, fish products, cotton, ores, etc.

We also can’t ignore that most of the Indian companies are located in the eastern part of China. In China, about 72% of companies in India are located in cities like Shanghai and Beijing.

It has been seen that some sectors of India have been impacted by the outbreak of coronavirus in China. It also includes shipping, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, mobiles, electronics, textiles, etc. Also, a supply chain may affect some disruptions associates with industries and markets.

So this is How COVID-19 is affecting INDIAN ECONOMY. Hope you gained some new information from the blog. STAY HOME STAY SAFE.

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Top 10 Indoor Games to Play with Family During COVID-19 Lockdown https://sportzz.in/top-10-indoor-game-s-to-play-with-family-during-covid-19-lockdown/ https://sportzz.in/top-10-indoor-game-s-to-play-with-family-during-covid-19-lockdown/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:27:41 +0000 http://sportzz.in/?p=1442 India is the second most populated country in the world. And if a Virus-like COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreads in India there will be Huge loss of life. To prevent this huge loss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi puts India under a 21-day lockdown starting March 25 till April 14 as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Which was further increases to 3rd May. We should follow the Lockdown to Break the chain of Coronavirus which is the biggest threat of the 20th century. This Lockdown has given…

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India is the second most populated country in the world. And if a Virus-like COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreads in India there will be Huge loss of life. To prevent this huge loss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi puts India under a 21-day lockdown starting March 25 till April 14 as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Which was further increases to 3rd May. We should follow the Lockdown to Break the chain of Coronavirus which is the biggest threat of the 20th century. This Lockdown has given us time to spend with our family and utilize it to play different game-s.

In India till now more than 23,502 cases have been reported of the deadly Coronavirus. In which 4,814 people have recovered from it whereas 723 people have died from this virus.

To Stop this Virus we have to follow the Lockdown. Here is the list of top 10 indoor games you can play with your family during the coronavirus pandemic.

Top 10 Indoor Game-s You Can Play With Your Family During The COVID-19 Lockdown

1. Chess

Indoor Game

Chess is played on a board of 64 squares arranged in eight vertical rows called files and eight horizontal rows called ranks. These squares alternate between two colors: one light, such as white, beige, or yellow; and the other dark, such as black or green. The board is set between the two opponents so that each player has a light-colored square at the right-hand corner.

Chess, is one of the oldest and most popular board games, played by two opponents on a checkered board with specially designed pieces of contrasting colors, commonly white and black. White moves first, after which the players alternate turns in accordance with fixed rules, each player attempting to force the opponent’s principal piece, the King, into checkmate—a position where it is unable to avoid capture. Chess first appeared in India about the 6th century AD and by the 10th century had spread from Asia to the Middle East and Europe. Since at least the 15th century, chess has been known as the “royal game” because of its popularity among the nobility.

2. Ludo and Snakes and Ladders

Indoor Game

Ludo also called  Pachisi, or Parcheesi, board game, sometimes called the national game of India. Four players in opposing partnerships of two attempt to move pieces around a cross-shaped track. Moves are determined by throws of cowrie shells or dice. Each player has four pieces, which begin at the center space, move down the middle track nearest the player, and counterclockwise around the outer track of the board.

Marked squares along the course represent castles in which the occupying pieces cannot be captured. An occupied castle is open to the player’s other pieces or those of his partner but close to those of his opponents. Pieces resting on other squares are captured and sent back to the center to begin again if an opposing piece lands on the square they occupy. The partnership whose pieces first complete the course by returning to the center space is the winner.

Indoor Game

Snakes and Ladders, known originally as Moksha Patam, is an ancient Indian board game regarded today as a worldwide classic. It is played between two or more players on a gameboard having numbered, gridded squares. Also a number of “ladders” and “snakes” are pictured on the board, each connecting two specific board squares. The object of the game is to navigate one’s game piece, according to die rolls, from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square), helped or hindered by ladders and snakes, respectively. Therefore this game is a simple race-based on sheer luck and is popular with young children.

3. UNO

Indoor Game

UNO is the classic card game that’s easy to pick up and impossible to put down! Players take turns matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on top of the deck either by color or number. Special action cards deliver game-changing moments as they help you defeat your opponents. These include Skips, Reverses, Draw Twos, Wild and Draw Four Wild cards. You’ll find 25 of each color (red, green, blue, and yellow), eight Wild cards, three Customizable cards and one Special Rule card inside the 112-card deck. If you can’t make a match, you must draw from the central pile! And when you’re down to one card, don’t forget to shout “UNO!” The first player to rid themselves of all the cards in their hand before their opponents wins. It’s Fast Fun for Everyone! 

4. Carrom Board

Indoor Game

Carrom is most easily described as a “finger pool“. On a 29″ x 29” wooden board, players flick a large weighted disc (the striker) at smaller wooden discs. The goal is to sink your 9 carrom-men, as well as the red Queen, in the four corner pockets. The first player or team to accomplish this collects points for the round (commonly called a “board”). A standard game of Carrom continues until one player has 25 points or 8 boards have been completed.

Carrom bears similarities to Pool and Crokinole but is a fascinating game in its own right with varied strategies and techniques. No one knows exactly where the game originated. It could have come from Bangladesh, Burma, Egypt, or Ethiopia, but most believe it originated in India.

5. Jenga

Indoor Game

Jenga is a game of physical and mental skills. Built on the simple premise of stacking blocks. Jenga engages players of all ages, across all cultures. Jenga’s success rests on its solid play value. Then players take turns to remove a block from a tower and balance it on top, creating a taller and increasingly unstable structure as the game progresses.

6. Scrabble Board Game

Indoor Game

Scrabble, board-and-tile game in which two to four players compete in forming words with lettered tiles on a 225-square board; words spelled out by letters on the tiles interlock like words in a crossword puzzle.

Players draw seven tiles from a pool at the start and replenish their supply after each turn. Tiles in the pool and those of other players are kept secret so that a player can see only those tiles on the board and his own. A player may forfeit his turn and exchange any or all of his tiles for those in the pool. There are 100 letter tiles, each imprinted with a point value for different letters, approximately corresponding to the frequency of occurrence of the letter in English words. Words are scored by adding up the point values of their letters, multiplied by any of 61 premium squares that may be covered, such as double letter, triple letter, double word, and triple word.

Scoring as the game advances are possible both horizontally and vertically, with higher scores registered by forming two or more interlocking words at the same time. At the end of the game, when one player has no tiles or the board is deadlocked. So The player who has scored the greatest number of points is the winner. Values of unused letters left to players are totaled and deducted from their scores.

7. Tambola or Bingo

Bingo

Tambola, also known as Tombola, Indian Bingo or Housie is a popular game that is believed to be originated in Italy in the early 1500s. The game is fun to play and easy to learn. All of us have played Tambola at social gatherings, office get-togethers, kitty parties and social events. Tambola can be played in many different ways depending on the competency level. American version of Tambola is called ‘Bingo’ and it is slightly different from Tambola.

Each player must buy at least one ticket to enter a game. Tambola is played with Numbers (1-90) being called out one at a time and players striking out those Numbers on their Tickets. It contains 27 spaces, arranged in nine columns by three rows. Also each row contains five numbers and four blank spaces. Each column contains up to three numbers, with some variation depending on Bingo or Tambola companies and/or where the game is played.

8. Game Of Life Board Game

Game Of Life

The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a board game originally created in 1860 by Milton Bradley, as The Checkered Game of LifeThe Game of Life was America’s first popular parlor game. The game simulates a person’s travels through his or her life, from college to retirement, with jobsmarriage, and possible children along the way. Two to four or six players can participate in one game. Variations of the game accommodate up to ten players.

The modern version was originally published 100 years later, in 1960. It was created and co-designed by toy and game designer Reuben Klamer and was “heartily endorsed” by Art Linkletter. Also It is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and an inductee into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

9. Monopoly Board Game

MONOPOLY

Monopoly is a board game currently published by Hasbro. In the game, players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels. Players collect rent from their opponents, with the goal being to drive them into bankruptcy. Money can also be gained or lost through Chance and Community Chest cards, and tax squares; players can end up in jail, which they cannot move from until they have met one of several conditions. The game has numerous house rules, and hundreds of different editions exist, as well as many spin-offs and related media. Monopoly has become a part of international popular culture, having been licensed locally in more than 103 countries and printed in more than 37 languages.

10. Stapoo or Hopscotch

Hopscotch

A game that very subtly taught us the basic rules of addition and subtraction without us even realizing that. Stapoo, the game which could be played in a room or a yard etched into our minds the despair that a few inches here or there could cause. In the game, as in life, the little inches are the ones that matter. It is one of the Traditional Games of India.

Hopscotch was a true test of leg strength and throwing ability. If the stone landed outside the box, your chance would have gotten over. We all remember this little game with fond memories.

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Coronavirus: 2020 Tokyo Olympics https://sportzz.in/coronavirus-covid-19-2020-tokyo-olympics/ https://sportzz.in/coronavirus-covid-19-2020-tokyo-olympics/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:02:25 +0000 http://sportzz.in/?p=1388 The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, scheduled to open in Tokyo on July 24th, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The games will be rescheduled to 2021, according to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It’s the first time in their 124-year modern history that the Olympics have been moved or delayed during peacetime. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Overview Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected…

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, scheduled to open in Tokyo on July 24th, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The games will be rescheduled to 2021, according to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It’s the first time in their 124-year modern history that the Olympics have been moved or delayed during peacetime.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems. Moreover, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer patients are more likely to develop serious illnesses.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus. The disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently. And also protect yourself by not touching your face. 

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette.

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.

Prevention

To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

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Prevention from: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain at least 1-meter distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice physical distancing: Firstly by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

Symptoms

The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. In conclusion, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease.

Common symptoms of CoronaVirus include:

  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Dry cough.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Other symptoms include:

  • shortness of breath
  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • and very few people will report diarrhea, nausea, or a runny nose.

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate. And contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.

Likewise, People with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Cases: 27,51,790

Deaths: 1,92,248

Recovered: 7,57,972

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2020 Summer Olympic Games

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Coronavirus Tokyo Olympics
2020 Summer Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo Games organizers were under mounting pressure to postpone the games this year. But the IOC and organizers had long insisted that the games would go ahead as planned. Canada and Australia said they would not attend the Tokyo Games if they went ahead as scheduled this year. While the UK and US have signaled a desire for a delay.

On Tuesday, March 24th, Abe spoke with IOC president Thomas Bach and other officials. Who decided the games would not take place in 2020. According to a joint statement issued by the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. “The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times. And that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present,” the statement says. Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan.

History of the Olympic Games

The Summer Olympics have been canceled three times before — in 1916, 1940, and 1944. And the Winter Games have been canceled twice, in 1940 and 1944, during the world wars. The 1920 Summer Olympics were held in Antwerp, Belgium, from April to September at the tail end of the 1918 influenza pandemic. The 2016 Summer Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, despite the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Unlike the Zika virus, however, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be easily transmitted between humans.

 2020 Summer Olympic Games 
Coronavirus Tokyo Olympics
2020 Summer Olympic Games

Financial Problems faced by Japan

By some estimates, Japan had invested between $32 billion and $41 billion to build competition venues and expanded hotel capacity. The Tokyo Games were expected to attract around 10,000 athletes and 500,000 international visitors. Local businesses, both big and small, were expecting record profits this year. Therefore, they face the prospect of financial ruin after long suffering under a pandemic that has kept foreign tourists and locals at home.

Prior to the Olympics, concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus caused the cancellation or postponement of the IPL, NBANHLEnglish Premier League, and the Euro 2020 tournament.

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Rules & History of Field Hockey https://sportzz.in/rules-history-of-field-hockey/ https://sportzz.in/rules-history-of-field-hockey/#comments Sat, 28 Dec 2019 07:37:34 +0000 http://sportzz.in/?p=1085 Field hockey is a widely played team sport of the hockey family. The game can be played on grass, watered turf, artificial turf or synthetic field, as well as an indoor boarded surface. It is called field hockey to distinguish it from the similar game played on ice. History of Field Hockey Hockey is believed to date from the earliest civilizations. The Arabs, Greeks, Persians, and Romans each had their own versions, and traces of a stick game played by the Aztec Indians of South America have been found. Hockey can also be identified with…

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Field hockey is a widely played team sport of the hockey family. The game can be played on grass, watered turf, artificial turf or synthetic field, as well as an indoor boarded surface. It is called field hockey to distinguish it from the similar game played on ice.

Field Hockey

History of Field Hockey

Hockey is believed to date from the earliest civilizations. The Arabs, Greeks, Persians, and Romans each had their own versions, and traces of a stick game played by the Aztec Indians of South America have been found. Hockey can also be identified with other early games, such as hurling and shinty. During the Middle Ages, a French stick game called hoquet was played, and the English word may be derived from it.

Hockey began to be played in English schools in the late 19th century, and the first men’s hockey club, at Blackheath in southeastern London, recorded a minute book in 1861. 

The British army was largely responsible for spreading the game, particularly in India and the Far East. International competition began in 1895. By, 1928 hockey had become India’s national game, and in the Olympic Games that year the Indian team, competing for the first time, won the gold medal without conceding a goal in five matches.

It was the start of India’s domination of the sport, an era that ended only with the emergence of Pakistan in the late 1940s. The call for more international matches led to the introduction in 1971 of the World Cup. Other major international tournaments include the Asian CupAsian Games, European Cup, and Pan-American Games. Men’s field hockey was included in the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1920 and then permanently from 1928. Indoor hockey, played by teams of six players with six interchanging substitutes, has become popular in Europe.

History of Women’s Field Hockey

Field Hockey

Despite the restrictions on sports for ladies during the Victorian era, hockey became increasingly popular among women. Although women’s teams had played regular friendly games since 1895, serious international competition did not begin until the 1970s. The first Women’s World Cup was held in 1974, and women’s hockey became an Olympic event in 1980. The international governing body, the International Federation of Women’s Hockey Associations, was formed in 1927. The game was introduced into the United States in 1901 by Constance M.K. Applebee, and field hockey subsequently became a popular outdoor team sport among women there, being played in schools, colleges, and clubs.

Rules of Field Hockey

The game is played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular ground. Dimensions of Hockey Field: The field is 100 yards (91.4 meters) long and 60 yards (55 meters) wide, and it is marked with a centerline and two 25-yard lines. The goals are 4 yards (3.66 meters) wide and 7 feet (2.13 meters) high. For a goal to be scored, the ball must go into the goal and, while within the shooting circle, must have been touched by the stick of an attacker.

Field Hockey

The ball was originally a cricket ball, but plastic balls are also approved. It is about 9 inches (23 cm) in circumference. The stick is usually 36 to 38 inches (about 1 meter) long and weighs 12 to 28 ounces (340 to 790 grams). Therefore only the flat left side of the stick may be used to strike the ball.

Field Hockey

The usual composition of a team is five forwards, three halfbacks, two fullbacks, and a goalkeeper. This game consists of two halves of 35 minutes each, with an intermission of 5–10 minutes. A time-out is called only in case of injury. The goalkeeper wears thick, yet lightweight pads and, while in the shooting circle, is allowed to kick the ball or stop it with the foot or the body. All other players, however, may stop the ball with the stick only.

Field Hockey: Gameplay

Field Hockey

Play is started (and restarted after a goal is scored and after half-time) by a pass-back in the center of the field. A face-off, or bully, is used to restart the game after an injury or equipment time-out, following simultaneous penalties by both teams, or when the ball becomes trapped in a player’s clothing. In a face-off, two players, one from each team, face each other with the ball on the ground between them. After alternately tapping the ground and then his opponent’s stick three times, each player tries to strike the ball, thus putting it into play. There are various provisions for putting the ball into play in case it goes off the field.

There are various fouls in field hockey. The off-side rule, which is designed to prevent a player from getting an advantage by staying up the field ahead of the ball and ahead of fewer than two members of the opposing team, was dropped after the 1996 Olympics. Raising the stick above the shoulder while playing the ball is illegal. Stopping the ball with the hand is a foul, as is stopping it with the body or foot.

Field Hockey

Causing a dangerous play by raising the ball by undercutting it, as well as hooking an opponent’s stick, are also fouls. Finally, there is the obstruction rule: a player is not permitted to obstruct an opponent by putting his stick or any part of his body between the opponent and the ball or by running between the opponent and the ball. Most fouls are penalized by giving the opposition a free hit from the point of infraction. Two umpires are present on the field both at opposite ends.

Men’s Field Hockey World Cup

Results of the men’s field hockey World Cup are provided in the table.

World Cup field hockey Championship—Men

YearWinnerRunner-Up
1971 Pakistan India
1973 Netherlands India
1975 India Pakistan
1978 Pakistan Netherlands
1982 Pakistan Germany
1986 Australia England
1990 Netherlands Pakistan
1994 Pakistan Netherlands
1998 Netherlands Spain
2002 Germany Australia
2006 Germany Australia
2010 Australia Germany
2014 Australia Netherlands
2018 Belgium Netherlands

World Cup field hockey Championship—Women

YearWinnerRunner-Up
1974 Netherlands Argentina
1976 Germany Argentina
1978 Netherlands Germany
1981 Germany Netherlands
1983 Netherlands Canada
1986 Netherlands Germany
1990 Netherlands Australia
1994 Australia Argentina
1998 Australia Netherlands
2002 Argentina Netherlands
2006 Netherlands Australia
2010 Argentina Netherlands
2014 Netherlands Australia
2018 Netherlands Ireland

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Hybrid Bikes by Decathlon https://sportzz.in/hybrid-bikes-by-decathlon/ https://sportzz.in/hybrid-bikes-by-decathlon/#comments Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:32:06 +0000 http://sportzz.in/?p=1063 Hybrid Cycles Hybrid bicycles blend characteristics from more specialized road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes. The resulting “hybrid” is a general-purpose bike that can tolerate a wide range of riding conditions and applications. Their stability, comfort, and also the ease of use make them popular with novice cyclists, casual riders, commuters, and children. It is a multi-purpose cycle that can be used on roads as well as mountains and off-roading trails. These type of bikes have power bakes but if go toward high-end cycles you may see disk brakes. Hybrid cycles are easy to modify you can replace your handle your breaks etc. It…

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Hybrid Cycles

Hybrid bicycles blend characteristics from more specialized road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes. The resulting “hybrid” is a general-purpose bike that can tolerate a wide range of riding conditions and applications. Their stability, comfort, and also the ease of use make them popular with novice cyclists, casual riders, commuters, and children.

It is a multi-purpose cycle that can be used on roads as well as mountains and off-roading trails. These type of bikes have power bakes but if go toward high-end cycles you may see disk brakesHybrid cycles are easy to modify you can replace your handle your breaks etc.

It also helps in burning fat and it has good speed too. Also, the tube can be repaired. It will not cause any problems with bad roads. Hence all the major problems of road bikes are solved by this bike. As a result, It is available in both non-geared and geared models. Although geared models may have 7 to 33 gears.

Above all Hybrid cycles are not much expensive and easy to maintain. The range of Hybrid bike starts from 11,000 to no limit.

Hybrid Bikes by Decathlon

1). BTWIN MY BIKE Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid Bikes

A single-speed, simple cycle suited best for urban commuting. Frame and wheels designed for tarmac roads and countryside trails.
A value for money cycle which can be used for daily commute and trails. Therefore it is a cycle with a wide seat raised handlebars for better posture.

Price: 4,499

2). BTWIN RIVERSIDE 50 Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid Bikes

Rides of 30 min to an hour. It can be used on gravel and tarmac roads. The most affordable Hybrid Bike with a straight body posture.
The B’Twin Riverside 50 is the first bike that lets you enjoy the comfort of a straight posture as you ride on both, trail and tarmac.

Price: 6,999

3). BTWIN RIVERSIDE 100 Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid Bikes

Designed for bike rides of 30 minutes to 1 hour in parks and along road-worthy trails.
Need a versatile bike for going on weekend rides? Above all the B’Twin Riverside, 100 is the first bike that lets you switch between roads and trails without missing a beat.

Cost: 7,999

4). RIVERSIDE 100 – RED Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid Bikes

A perfect bike for a one-day trail ride. Very comfortable for city riding and commuting because of the posture.
Need a versatile bike for going on weekend rides? Above all The B’Twin Riverside 100 is the first bike that lets you switch between roads and trails without missing a beat.

Price: 8,999

5). BTWIN RIVERSIDE 120 Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid Bikes

Designed for leisure riding.
Looking for a bike for weekend rides? Also the B’Twin Riverside 120 is easy to use a bike that gives you everything you need to make your bike rides fun!

Price: 9,999

6). Hybrid Bikes RIVERSIDE 120 GREY YELLOW

Hybrid Bikes

A perfect bike for daily exercise and also for leisure riding.
Looking for a bike for weekend rides? The B’Twin Riverside 120 is easy to use a bike that gives you everything you need to make your bike rides fun!

Price: 11,999

7). BTWIN RIVERSIDE 500 Hybrid Bikes

Designed for leisure riding or occasional touring.
The lightweight lifetime warranty alloy frame is well equipped with short-travel suspension forks, 28″ alloy wheels, and modern 1×9 gearing. The bike can be used for commuting and light touring.

Price: 22,999

8). BTWIN RIVERSIDE 900 Hybrid Bikes

Designed for occasional touring.
Are you looking for a hybrid bike for cycling in all weather at any time of year? With its aluminum frame and quality fittings, the B’Twin Riverside 900 offers maximum versatility in one bike!

Price: 37,999

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Sachin Tendulkar: GOD of Cricket https://sportzz.in/sachin-tendulkar-god-of-cricket/ https://sportzz.in/sachin-tendulkar-god-of-cricket/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:59:42 +0000 http://sportzz.in/?p=867 Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster, is the name that continues to inspire many, not only in India but also all over the world, to take up the sport. Isn’t! We know that in India cricket is a religion and Sachin Tendulkar is God. For more than two decades, his talents and achievements were consistent. That made him a giant player and also after taking the retirement he remains India’s favorite son. Very few cricketers, bowlers or sportsmen have gained such type of imagination, popularity as Tendulkar has. So let us…

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Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster, is the name that continues to inspire many, not only in India but also all over the world, to take up the sport. Isn’t! We know that in India cricket is a religion and Sachin Tendulkar is God. For more than two decades, his talents and achievements were consistent. That made him a giant player and also after taking the retirement he remains India’s favorite son. Very few cricketers, bowlers or sportsmen have gained such type of imagination, popularity as Tendulkar has. So let us cherish his past life, childhood days, cricket journey, awards, and recognition, etc. of Sachin Tendulkar through this article.      

“People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.”      

Sachin Tendulkar


“Don’t stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.”

– Sachin Tendulkar

Full NameSachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born24 April 1973
Place of BirthBombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
NicknameGod of Cricket, Little Master, Master Blaster
NationalityIndian
Father’s NameLate Ramesh Tendulkar
Mother’s NameRajni Tendulkar
Siblings: Nitin Tendulkar, Ajit Tendulkar, Savita Tendulkar
Wife’s NameAnjali Tendulkar
Marriage Date24 May 1995
ChildrenSara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar
RoleBatsman
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium, leg break, off-break
ODI Debut18 December 1989 vs. Pakistan
Test Debut15 November 1989 vs. Pakistan
Favorite FoodBombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Crab masala, Keema Paratha, Lassi, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Curry, Baigan Bharta, etc.
Most Favorite Actor (s): Amitabh Bachan, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar
Most Favorite ActressMadhuri Dixit
Favorite ColourBlue

Sachin Tendulkar: Early Life, Family Background

Sachin Tendulkar was born to a brahmin family on 24 April 1973 in Dadar, Mumbai. That is he belongs to renowned Saraswat Brahmin Family. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a Marathi poet and novelist. His mother was Rajni Tendulkar who worked in the insurance industry. He has two half-brothers namely Nitin and Ajit and one half-sister Savita.

His formative years were spent in the “Sahitya Sahawas Cooperative Housing Society” in Bandra (East). He did his schooling from the Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School. In the school days, he attended the M.R.F.Pace Foundation to train himself to be a fast bowler. But as per the suggestion of Dennis Lillee, the fast bowler from Australia, he concentrated on batting. Sachin Tendulkar also likes playing tennis. At the age of 14, he scored 326 out of a world-record stand of 664 in a school match and became famous in Bombay schoolboys.

Sachin Tendulkar: Personal Life

He met his life partner Anjali, at the Mumbai International airport when he was returning from his first international tour. It was love at first sight for Sachin. Fortunately, he was introduced by a common friend to Anjali and she did not know anything about sports, cricket. In 1995, the couple got married after dating each other for five years. They have two children, Sara Tendulkar, and Arjun Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar: Cricket Journey

Let us tell you that it was Sachin’s elder brother, Ajit, who recognized his cricketing ability and introduced him to Cricket in 1984. Hence he took Sachin to Ramakant Achrekars academy at Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai. He was impressed by Sachin and advised him to shift his schooling to Sharadashram Vidyamandir English High School in Dadar. Therefore Sachin went to his aunt’s home which was nearer to the school in Dadar and took admission in the school. His career was shaped by the efforts and guidance of his coach Ramakant Achrekar. The Dronacharya award-winning Guru passed away on 2 January 2019, in Mumbai.

The career of world-famous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar began at the age of 13 years when he made cricket debut in the Cricket Club of India On 11 December 1988 in a first-class cricket match between Mumbai and Gujarat, Sachin scored 100 not out. Starting from here, he played several cricket matches at national as well as international level.

In the 2011 World Cup Victory, he became the highest run-scorer with 482 runs at an average of 53.55 in the tournament and he could not stop his tears after this victory.

Above all Tendulkar became the first batsman in history to cross the 34,000 run aggregate in all formats of Cricket on 5 December 2012. In an international cricket approx. he played a total of 657 matches. Also on 16th March 2012, his much-awaited 100th-century milestone was achieved against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. Sachin announced his retirement on 23rd December 2012 from ODI Cricket. He also stated that he will not be playing in T20 Internationals.

Major Cricket teams he played for: Indian Cricket Team, A.C.C. Asian XI, Mumbai Cricket teams, Mumbai Indians and Yorkshire Cricket team.

Sachin Tendulkar: Awards and Recognition

Sachin Tendulkar

There are a lot more to cherish about him in his biography. So let us see several awards and recognition he has achieved.

– Above all Arjuna Award – 1994
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – 1997
Wisden “Cricketer of the Year” – 1997
Padma Shri – 1999
Maharashtra Bhushan Award – 2001
“Player of the Tournament” in the Cricket World Cup – 2003
I. C. C. World O. D. I. XI – 2004 and 2007
“Rajiv Gandhi Award” in the sports category – 2005
Padma Vibhushan – 2008
“Cricketer of the Year” in the I.C.C. Award – 2010
The Asian Awards for the “People’s Choice” as well as the “Exceptional Achievement in Sports” – 2010 in London
“B.C.C.I. Cricketer of the Year” Award – 31 May 2011
The “Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year” Award – 28 January 2011
Wisden India Outstanding Achievement Award – 11 June 2012
Honorary Member of the Order of Australia by the Australian government – 6 November 2012
Bharat Ratna – 2013
First brand Ambassador of UNICEF for South Asia – 28th November 2013.
“Most Influential People in the World” – Time 100 list

ODI Records Centuries

Sachin Tendulkar

– The highest number of centuries (49) and fifties (96)
Most centuries in a calendar year (9 in 1998)
Maximum fours scored in the career (2016 times)
Most stadium appearances (90 grounds)
First-person to score a double century
Most 150+ scores
Maximum Man of the Match awards (62)
Most Man of the Series awards (15)

Test Records

Sachin Tendulkar

The highest number of centuries (51)
Leading run-scorer (11,953)
Joint-fastest cricketer to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket with Brian Lara
1000+ Test runs in calendar years (6 times – 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010)
Only player in the world to have scored 5 Test centuries before turning 20

Sachin Tendulkar: Retirement

Sachin Tendulkar

His 24 year-long marvelous cricket career came to an end on 16 November 2013 when he announced his retirement. In December 2012, he played his last ODI match and in 2013, twenty20 match. Let us tell you that his 200th test match against West Indies on 16th November 2013 was his adieu to the cricketing world as a player.

No doubt Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen in the world. His list of records is almost unending. At the age of 16, he became the youngest player and till then he continued breaking records and setting new ones. He has inspired millions. He had made his position in almost all the hearts of a person in the world. It’s like when we talk about cricket the first name that comes to our mind and tongue is Sachin only.

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PV Sindhu, the first Indian to win the World Badminton Championship https://sportzz.in/pv-sindhu-the-first-indian-to-win-the-world-badminton-championship/ https://sportzz.in/pv-sindhu-the-first-indian-to-win-the-world-badminton-championship/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2019 08:19:53 +0000 http://sportzz.in/?p=848 PV Sindhu scripts history PV Sindhu on Sunday scripted history as she became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating arch-rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided summit clash here. The Olympic silver-medallist Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the final that lasted just 38 minutes. A dominating win over Okuhara Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow that was considered as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of…

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PV Sindhu scripts history

PV Sindhu on Sunday scripted history as she became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating arch-rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided summit clash here. The Olympic silver-medallist Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the final that lasted just 38 minutes.

A dominating win over Okuhara

Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow that was considered as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a completely dominating win over the same opponent.

Last time, I lost in the final, before that also I lost in the final, so it is a very important win for me. I want to thank the crowd for supporting me. I won it for my country and I am very proud of being an Indian,” Sindhu said after the match. “A big thanks to my coach Kim and Gopi sir and my supporting staff and I dedicate this win to my mom, it’s her birthday today,”

About the previous matches

It was third time lucky for Sindhu who had lost to Okuhara and Carolina Marin of Spain respectively in the 2017 and 2018 finals to settle for silver twice. With her fifth medal of the World Championships, the 24-year-old Indian was already one of the greatest ever women’s singles players in the showpiece event’s history. She had won a bronze each in the 2013 and 2014 editions.

Equals record China’s, Zhang Ning

Sindhu is now the joint highest medal winner in women’s singles in the World Championships history with former Olympic champion Zhang Ning of China who has won an identical 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze between 2001 and 2007.

Records made by Indians

Prakash Padukone became the first Indian to win a medal in WBC with a men’s singles bronze in 1983. While Saina Nehwal bagged a silver and a bronze in 2015 and 2017 respectively in women’s singles. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also won a bronze in women’s doubles in 2011. While B Sai Praneeth was the latest to join the club. As he settled for a bronze in the men’s singles in this edition on Saturday.

The match and strategy

Sindhu, who has also won a silver each in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games, was in a different class as she toyed with her Japanese opponent in all departments of the game. The fifth-seeded Indian, who enjoyed an 8-7 head-to-head lead over third-seeded Okuhara ahead of Sunday’s contest, was simply unstoppable as she dished out an attacking game right from the start to race to 8-1 lead. The Indian targeted the deep corners and unleashed her big smashes to gather points at will.

A precise net shot helped Okuhara to snap Sindhu’s run of straight-eight points but the Indian quickly got the control back when Okuhara went wide and then unleashed two good-looking smashes to enter the break with a massive 11-2 lead. Okuhara tried to step up the pace but an alert Sindhu was up to the task. The Indian targeted Okuhara’s forehand corner to take two more points. Sindhu used her height to produce those attacking clears which Okuhara could not negotiate. At 16-2, Sindhu committed a couple of unforced errors before again taking control of the match. Sindhu eventually grabbed as many as 13 game points when Okuhara went long. And she sealed the first game with a body blow which her rival sent out.

PV Sindhu leaves Okuhara clueless

In the second game, Sindhu continued her rampaging form, grabbing two quick points before Okuhara earned a point with a cross-court smash. Okuhara had no answer to Sindhu’s razor-sharp returns. The Indian made the Japanese run to the deep corners with her acute angled returns. And then swiftly followed them at the net to make life difficult for her opponent. Okuhara seemed clueless as she ended up hitting the nets. Or even missing the lines to allow Sindhu to grab the 11-4 lead at the interval.

Nothing changed after the breather as a relentless Sindhu kept her stranglehold on the Japanese, who crumbled under pressure. At 16-4, Sindhu made a couple of rare errors when she hit long. But that did not matter as she pounced on a weak return from Okuhara and sent it to the backline. And then left her rival stranded with another powerful smash. Sindhu grabbed the match point when Okuhara went long again. And sealed the title when another superb return before throwing her hands in the air in celebration.

The streak of winning continues for PV Sindhu

With Sindhu’s gold and Praneeth’s bronze in this edition. Indian shuttlers also continued the six-year streak of winning at least one medal in the prestigious event.

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