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October 25, 2019

Mary Kom opts out of Asian Championship, Sonia and Sarita to lead India

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 16, 2019UPDATED: March 16, 2019 21:18 IST Mary Kom opted out of Asian Women’s Championship to prepare for World Championships (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMary Kom opted out of Asian Women’s Championship as she wants to focus on the World ChampionshipsIn Mary’s absence, Sonia, Sarita Devi and Nikhat Zareen will spearhead the Indian contingentThe Indian team on the basis of the three-day trials held at the Indira Gandhi StadiumLegendary MC Mary Kom has decided to skip the Asian Women’s Championship to prepare for the bigger events ahead and in her absence, world championship silver medallist Sonia Chahal will lead the 20-member Indian contingent at the event, to be held in Bangkok from April 16 to 27.Six-time world champion Mary Kom, who won India’s solitary gold medal at the 2017 edition in Vietnam, wants to focus on the World Championships to be held later this year.In Mary Kom’s absence, Sonia and former gold medallist Sarita Devi and ex-world junior champion Nikhat Zareen will spearhead the Indian contingent.A lot of talented youngsters has made it to the team on the basis of the three-day trials held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. A total of 46 boxers appeared in trials.While Nikhat defeated Pinki Rani 4-1 to secure the pole position in the final of the trial in the 51kg, Pinki will be the reserve.Nikhat began the season in scintillating fashion by clinching the gold medal at the Strandja Memorial boxing tournament and will look to carry forward the momentum.Young Haryana pugilist Nitu, a two-time youth world championships gold medallist, is a bright prospect in the 48kg and will look to do justice to her selection after blanking Manju Rani 5-0.The 54kg challenge will be led by her state-mate and World Championship quarter-finalist, Manisha, a gritty 3-2 winner over Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament gold medallist Maisnam Meenakumari.Sonia will represent the country in 57kg following a decisive 5-0 win over Sakshi in the final trial.advertisementIn 60kg, veteran Sarita beat Parveen 4-1 and will be making her comeback after losing narrowly in the pre-quarter-finals at last year’s World Championships.India’s hopes in 64kg will rest on Punjab’s Simranjit Kaur and Assam’s Lovlina Borgohain, bronze medallist in 2017, will be the one to watch out for in 69kg.While Simranjeet beat the talented Pwilao Basumatary 5-0, Lovlina pummelled Anjali Tushir by an identical scoreline.Haryana boxers Nupur and Pooja Rani secured their berths in the 75kg and 81kg respectively.Nupur conceded a point to beat Pooja 4-1 while Pooja Rani ran away with a commanding 5-0 win over Nandini.Experienced boxer, Seema Poonia will be vying for the title in the 81+kg category following a 4-1 victory over Kavita Chahal.After seven successful editions, the women’s competition will be held simultaneously along side the men at the Asian Championships for the very first time.In the last edition, the Indian women grabbed a total of seven medals, including one gold, one silver and five bronze.Team: 48kg: Nitu (Haryana), Manju Rani (Punjab, reserve).51kg: Nikhat Zareen (Telangana), Pinki Rani (Haryana, reserve).54kg: Manisha (Haryana), Meenakumari (AIP, reserve)57kg: Sonia Chahal (RSPB), Sakshi (Haryana, reserve)60kg: Sarita Devi (AIP), Parveen (Haryana, reserve)64kg: Simranjit Kaur (Punjab), Pwilao Basumatary (RSPB, reserve)69kg: Lovlina Borgohain (Assam), Anjali Tushir (reserve)75kg: Nupur (Haryana), Pooja (RSPB, reserve)81kg: Pooja Rani (Haryana), Nandini (CHD, reserve)81+kg: Seema Poonia (RSPB), Kavita Chahal (AIP, reserve).Also Read | Yearning for Olympic gold, ‘Magnificent Mary’ keeps punchingFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Mc Mary KomFollow Asian Women’s ChampionshipFollow Sarita DeviFollow SoniaFollow World Championships Mary Kom opts out of Asian Championship, Sonia and Sarita to lead IndiaMC Mary Kom decided to noit particiapte in the Asian Women’s Championship as she wants to focus on the World Championships to be held later this year.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

October 24, 2019

Worn Out Wednesday- Jeremy Stewart

first_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Dirtbag Style Guide: 5 Lessons That Apply to Everyone Farmhouse Catskills Brings Swanky, Mid-Century Modern Panache to Rural New York Today we catch up with our man in Texas, Jeremy Stewart. You can thank him for creating Hari Mari, one of the most comfortable flip flops on the market, and they improve the lives of kids with cancer while they are at it. Hari Mari’s roots are born out of time spent living in Indonesia, where my wife Lila & I worked on separate projects related to improving kids’lives. I was making a documentary film on children battling hunger & malnutrition in Southeast Asia; Lila, volunteering with an orphanage outside of Jakarta.  Returning to the States, and soon thereafter expecting our daughter, we decided the next project we undertook would go to help kids in some capacity. Moving back to our hometown of Dallas, we saw an unmet need for colorful & comfortable flip flops at the premium level –something different & unique from the sea of black & brown sandals that usually dominate retailers’walls, while also preserving a timeless, classic look that was stripped of conspicuous branding. From day one, we set out to create a flip flop that would hold up aesthetically today, tomorrow and ten years from now — a sandal that could be dressed down for a day at the lake or beach, just as easily as it could be dressed up for a night out.We married our two passions for making a great flip flop & helping children, partnering with our childhood friend, John Veatch, to found Hari Mari in 2012.  Seeing a lot of companies & brands helping kids abroad, we decided to focus our efforts on the U.S., and were stunned to discover pediatric cancer is the most fatal disease among American children, more fatal than all other childhood diseases combined.  It clicked from there.  Hari Mari’s commitment sees $3 from every pair purchased going to support kids with cancer in their recovery efforts.  We call it Flops Fighting Cancer.  “Hari”means “of the sun”in Indonesian, while “Mari”means “of the sea”in Latin.As for my personal style, here we go:Jeans:  I pretty much live in Paige Denim and Jean Shop jeansShirts:  I’m a simple tee guy, so I wear a lot of American Apparel and Marine Layer tees, but change it up with long-sleeve pique polos from Criquet Shirts – their organic cotton shirts have a great vintage feel & look to them.Pants:   Bonobos –good fit across a large range of styles. Board Shorts: I spend a lot of time in Greenlines and Sundek board shorts. Both brands deliver a classic surf aesthetic for serial flip flop-wearers.Shoes: When it’s not flop weather, like most Texans, I turn to boots with a pair of traditional ML Leddy cowboy boots. I also lace up Surface to Air chukkas and an old pair of LL Bean duck boots in colder temps…all easy complements to a good pair of jeans.Accessories:  Persol sunglasses are timeless and hold up well to wear & tear. Similarly, Property Of makes a great waxed canvas & leather bag that I’ve had with me for years.  It holds all of the basics –laptop, phone, books, flip flop samples & swatches –and then some.  I’ve taken it around the world and beaten it up over & over again, but it’s held up incredibly well to the loving abuse.Outerwear:  Penfield windbreakers, Carhartt canvas vests, Todd Snyder and Grayers sweaters. I’m also a big fan of Howler Brothers’lightweight Talisman Fleece for layering in colder weather, and Iron & Resin’s classic waxed brown Rambler jacket for every day wear.Your favorite App:  Outside of Hari Mari’s $20 off friend referral program (shameless, shameless plug), I’m a confirmed Instagram addict, so Instagram and Camera+ for touching up pics are favorites.  Trunk Club’s app is also a new way to tap into new, up-and-coming brands & lines with their no-hassle service. Favorite piece of technology: My favorite pieces of technology are modern takes on throwbacks: A Fuji Instax camera –we take it everywhere we go: store visits, photo shoots, trade shows, factory go-see’s.  It’s great to have immediate physical photos in hand of things & people you like and want to remember, and we’ve found there’s something about instant cameras that makes people happy & nostalgic.  We keep all of the pics we take & pin them to a wall in our office.  It helps us remember all of the great experiences we’ve had and people we’ve met since starting Hari Mari.My other tech indulgence is a Rega turntable which we also keep in our office. We take turns humoring one another with our affinities for 70s & 80s albums.Next tech purchase: We recently shot a Hari Mari web spot with a local b-boy crew, and they brought this amazing Lasonic iPod Boombox to the shoot.  It’s soft-circled as the next tech investment. The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Everything You Need to Know About White Pinot Noir Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more