Saturday, December 20, 2008

Boxer Vishwanath Naik for Cuba

Vishwanath Naik, junior boxer who performed excellently well at the last junior Indian camp and at the 41st Youth (Junior) Boxing Nationals, represented India in the fly weight category for 15 days’ training and after that to compete in the Cuba International Games in Cuba in the boxing championship in July 2008.

Goans in India Baseball Team for Women's World Cup

Kavita Avati, Geeta Parwar, Claudia Vaz, Deeplaxmi Avati (all from Borim), Nitisha Kalangutkar (Canacona) and Hema Gaude (Madkai Ponda) represented India in 3rd women Baseball Women's World Cup Championship held in Matsuyama, Japan from August 24 to 29, 2008.

Kavita Avati captained the team and Dilip Naik will be the team coach.

Dilip has represented the nation on three occasions earlier as coach of junior and sub junior teams at Taiwan, Tokyo and Bangkok.

Rudolph Nunes - Taekwondo for Australia

Rudolph Nunes has represented Australia in Taekwondo.

He won the bronze at the 2008 Commonwealth Championships in Canada, the bronze at the 2007 World Taekwondo Festival in Malaysia, gold at the 2006 Japan Kumamoto Open and bronze at the 2006 WTF Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships.

Snehal Morajkar, Sujita Murgaonkar, Candice Fernandes and Malvita Mascarenhas for Indian women football team

Snehal Morajkar, Sujita Murgaonkar, Candice Fernandes and Malvita Mascarenhas have represented India Women's Under 19 team in the Asian Football Confederation Women's Championships 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 29 to November 5.

Snehal Morajkar scored India's lone goal in the match against Iran.

Shane Anthony for Arsenal Soccer Festival

Shane Anthony of St. Britto High School was among the 16 School footballers from across India trained in 'The Arsenal Way' by Paul Shipwright (Arsenal Soccer School) and Martin Davis (Arsenal FC Development Officer) and who participated in the 18th Arsenal International Soccer Festival in London from July 26 to August 1, 2008. The team under the name of "Tata Tea Arsenal Soccer Stars" was chosen amongst 400 children who took part in a national school football tournament. The 30 best amongst those were chosen and then trained for a couple of weeks at the Calcutta Cricket & Football Club with the best 16 chosen for the tournament in London.

The team from India drew with Acton Ealing (London) 2-2, beat Fk Orn-Horten (Norway) 2-0 and lost to West Hartford (USA) 0-3.

Albert Gonsalves for soccer training in Brazil

School footballer Albert Gonsalves was selected through the Coca-Cola organised "Grassroots talent hunt" and included in a group of 16 Indian school footballers to train at the Brazilian Football Academy in Rio de Janeiro.

The players were selected from among 3,000 footballers who participated in an all-India tournament held across eight cities. The Indians would be among 312 players from 26 countries who would be undergoing a week-long training camp at BFA from July 7 to 12, 2008. Former Indian international Jo Paul Ancheri would accompany the players as coach. The training at BFA, will be supervised by former Brazil national coach Carlos Alberto Pereira, who is the technical director of the Academy.