Women's World Boxing Championships: Sarita Devi, Manisha give India a flying start
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Kohli said he learnt a lot from the tour of Australia as he had never experienced an aggressive and hostile reception like that from the opponents. I will try to impart that experience to other players, of what to expect and what sort of mindset to go with. Once we go with a negative mindset that will keep catching up.
You have to be positive every single day.
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That is something we will focus on going in this tour," said Kohli. I am hopeful that experience will count.Post conference Rd 11 with Anand - World Chess Championship 2014
It helps mentally as well because you have performed well in difficult conditions," he said. He said travelling with an member squad would help the team.
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Where it helps is the players who are sitting out can actually prepare in those conditions and if there is injury and someone else has to step in, he knows the culture, he knows what we are trying to achieve. We obviously will have Plan B and C to fall back on. Giving confidence We have to figure out the best combination for the Test series.
Staying positive The last tour to Australia, I never experienced the aggression. Again, Anand fails to go past dogged Carlsen SOchi, November 21 Viswanathan Anand failed to break the ice and played out another draw in the tenth game of the World Chess Championship here today.
With the seventh draw in ten games, Anand continues to trail Carlsen by a point, leaving the Norwegian just one point away from retaining the crown he won last year against the Indian ace.
The scoreline now reads 5. He will play with white pieces in the penultimate game of the games match on Sunday.
Anand, playing with white pieces, tried hard but failed to breach the defence of his opponent. Experts are divided over whether he could have pushed Carlsen more to extract the desired result. Anand went all out from the word go but yet again found Carlsen adequately prepared in one of the topical variations. It was a mild surprise when Carlsen started with the Grunfeld defence, to leave the Indian think-tank guessing on his openings.
On the other hand, the year old Manisha 54kg faces World Championships bronze medallist Christina Cruz of the United States in her first round bout. Cruz is also a bronze medallist at the World Championships but Manisha was not perturbed by her opponent's reputation. Manisha won a silver in the Senior Nationals and a gold in the India Open this year. She also won a silver in the Silesian Women's Boxing championship in Poland where she defeated reigning world champion Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan.
In fact, I know just a few names of boxers in my weight category. When I beat the world champion in Poland, I did not know that she is the reigning world champion. I came to know only later," she said. Now well past her prime, Sarita Devi has seen it all.
From being a world champion, to being shunned from the boxing circuit, her career has been one bumpy ride. It goes through her highs and lows, her triumphs and despairs, and manages to shed light on the persona of the exceptionally talented but psychologically vulnerable sporting star. Sarita, fighting with a broken wrist, is adjudged as the loser in a bout she quite visibly dominates.
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The aftermath of the bout displays the indifference of Indian sporting administrators towards their own athletes, as Sarita and her husband Thoiba are left upon themselves to fight the injustice meted out on the boxer. The Incheon episode is one of the many near-misses that Sarita Devi encounters in her career.
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As she passes her prime years, she has been at the other end of many close bouts. The biography reveals some of the emotional vulnerabilities of Sarita. Ina psychologist's report on her deemed her psyche as being less than ideal for boxing. Many years later, another psychologist, on examination, described her as being 'soft by nature'.