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Sportspersons from Assam in India’s Asian Games squad

Jul 05, 2018 08:30

For the first time Assam will have five participants for the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 19 August to 2nd September.

The five sportspersons from Assam who have booked their berths for the Asian Games are Shiva Thapa (Boxing), Hima Das (track and field), Ashmita Chaliha (shuttler), Pramila Daimary (Archery) and Rodali Baruah (Taekwondo).

Shiva Thapa

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Shiva Thapa defeated Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik in the trials to get selected for the Asian Games. Thapa is a former world bronze-medallist and a three-time Asian medallist.

Related: Shiva Thapa the Boxer from NorthEast

Ashmita Chaliha

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Shuttler Ashmita Chaliha secured her berth in Asian Games India squad by winning the All India Senior Ranking Tournament held recently in Hyderabad.

Related: Assam’s badminton prodigy Ashmita Chaliha qualifies for Asian Games

Promila Daimary

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Promila Daimary beat former world number one Deepika Kumari in the trials held recently to book her berth in the Indian women's recurve section for the Asian Games.

Related: 5 Sportswomen from Northeast making India proud we must know

Hima Das

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Hima Das booked a ticket for the Asian Games by winning the gold in women's 200m race at the recently held National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Guwahati.

Source: G-plus

Jul 05, 2018 08:30

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