LIVE TV READ | NFL: Colin Kaepernick To Make His Long-awaited Return To The NFL?READ | Rijiju Gives Cash Awards To Wushu World C’ships Medalists Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 15th November, 2019 10:53 IST World Para-Games: Sharad Claims Silver, Mariyappan Takes Bronze India’s celebrated para high-jumpers Sharad Kumar and Mariyappan Thangavelu qualified for next year’s Tokyo Paralympics after claiming a silver and a bronze 1 year ago ‘Drugged, raped and blackmailed’ by Shah Rukh Khan’s friend and producer Karim Morani, says Delhi-based actor narrating shocking ordeal “It’s been a hard time. I have been playing continuously. Now I need a break. I am going on a holiday from here with my friends who have come down to cheer for me from London,” said the 27-year-old, who has completed his Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Sharad, the former world no.1, stayed in the lead initially clearing the bar at 1.67m until 1.83m before Grewe surged ahead with 1.86m to be on top. India’s celebrated para high-jumpers Sharad Kumar and Mariyappan Thangavelu qualified for next year’s Tokyo Paralympics after claiming the silver and the bronze medal respectively in the World Para-Athletics Championships here. Two-time Asian Para Games champion Sharad Kumar cleared the bar with season’s best effort of 1.83 metres, while Mariyappan, a Rio Paralympic gold-medallist, settled for the bronze, also with a season’s best performance of 1.80 metres here on Thursday evening. The gold went to Sam Grewe, who won the top honours with a championship record of 1.86 metres. READ | Triple MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo Retires WATCH US LIVE Meanwhile, seven world records were broken on the day, taking the total to 44 with one more day still to go. This surpassed the London 2017 Worlds mark of 34 world records. “What everyone is talking here is how many young and new players are competing here. Some of the athletes were not competing and many were not competing in London 2017. They are all young and showing incredible results,” International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons said on the record numbers here. “This has been the best ever Para Athletics Championships in terms of performance of the players,” he added. 10 months ago Amitabh Bachchan: Here are 6 of his most romantic songs to cherish First Published: 15th November, 2019 10:53 IST FOLLOW US Mariyappan, who failed to clear 1.83 metres in his last attempt, later admitted that he couldn’t perform his best. “I am disappointed with what I performed today. Considering that I have been living and training in Ukraine for the last three years; faced the harsh conditions, I should have given a better performance. I need to re-check my schedule, my planning and many other things,” Sharad was quoted as saying by the Paralympic Committee of India. Written By 1 year ago Delhi HC issues notice to A Raja and other accused in 2G scam case as CBI moves plea for early hearing WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Nishad wins bronze; secures quota for Tokyo Paralympic Games COMMENT “My body didn’t open up. I didn’t get my best one here. The conditions were a little cold in the evening. I hope I can do better in Tokyo 2020 and live up to the expectations of my coach, Satyanarayana,” he said. READ | ‘Boycott To Withdrawal’ IOA Still Threatens A Pullout From 2022 CWGAlso performing in the same event was Ramsingh Padhiya, who settled for fifth place with an effort of 1.77 metres. Earlier in the day, Lal Vinay Kumar, the Asian Para Games bronze-medallist, claimed the bronze in men’s 400m T44 event, and a Tokyo 2020 spot, finishing in 55.49 seconds. After the penultimate day’s action, India has nine medals — two gold, two silver and five bronze — from the Championships. China lead the medals tally with 53 medals including 23 gold medals, followed by Brazil (37) and Great Britain (24).
It’s been beat into player’s heads over and over. The batting cage repetitions are focused on creating the best hitting techniques for all players, but one mistake can cut a session short.“We work on pitch selection all the time,” senior Sydney O’Hara said. “If you swing at a ball, you’re out, and if you let a strike go by, you’re out. It’s game-like.”Syracuse (24-15, 6-9 Atlantic Coast) stands at third in the ACC with a .387 on base percentage, only .004 short of second place North Carolina and not far out of first place Florida State, with .458. The Orange, which is among the bottom in the home run rankings, scores most of its runs from having people on base.“Be aggressive, but be aggressive with strikes,” sophomore second baseman Alicia Hansen said. “If you want to swing at the first pitch, do it, but make sure it’s a good pitch.”Syracuse takes advantage of this aggressive mindset to give its players more opportunities to score. After contact, players are told to run out whatever they can. Whether SU pops one up to the pitcher, grounds a slow-roller to the second baseman or hits one high into the outfield, the team always expects the ball to drop in its favor. This mindset has gotten them on base in situations that almost certainly appeared as sure outs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Fluke things happen,” said sophomore shortstop Sammy Fernandez, the team’s leadoff hitter. “You always want to try to get that extra base if you can.”O’Hara, who leads Syracuse in batting average and the country in on base percentage, notices when her team starts to swing at pitches they shouldn’t. She used constant examples of the games versus Boston College, where she and others on the team would swing at balls out of the zone and how that contributed to the low run total and total number of people on base.Being able to extend at bats is important to the Orange. An important skill they go over is the two-strike approach at the plate. According to O’Hara, as well as assistant coach Alisa Goler, it is the hardest thing to master. This can be tied back to the cage work the Orange do that punishes just one mistake at the plate, as a mistake with two strikes will.The extensive work in the cage and the aggressive style of SU hitters leads to greater production. Goler is confident that if Syracuse can deliver runners on base, the results will show.“The game always knows,” Goler said. “It knows if you put in your time, it knows if you’re lazy and not doing it, and I know with the work that they’ve put in that when they’re in the box, with runners on base, good things are going to happen.” Comments Published on April 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+