Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sandesh Narvekar as manager of Indian bodybuilding team

Mr Sandesh Narvekar, president of Goa State Bodybuilding Association and Vice-President of Indian Bodybuilding Federation made Goa proud by representing India nine times as manager of Indian team. The Goan association has congratulated Mr Narvekar for this achievement. The IBBF also feted Mr Narvekar, who is the youngest international judge in bodybuilding.

The world bodybuilding championships were held in Dubai – UAE recently where a total of 69 nations participated. Ankur Sharma of India won the bronze medal and Diraj Goswal of India bagged the 5th place. In all, 7 bodybuilders participated on behalf of IBBF.

Mangesh Kuttikar at the World Paralympic Archery Games

Goa’s Mangesh Kuttikar has been selected for the India archery team by Paralympic Archery Federation of India (PAFI) for the World Paralympic Archery Games to be held at Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore from November 21 to December 3.

Kuttikar was selected based on his excellent performance at First National Paralympic Archery Championship and selection trials.

According to Vilas Dawane, President, PAFI, Kuttikar will compete in sitting balance in compound bow division.

Kuttikar, an MPT employee, today moved to SAI Training Hostel at Ponda for training purpose. Since he did not have a bow and an arrow, he applied for a loan with the MPT Society and with his brother and sister also helping him, he managed to purchase the equipment costing Rs 1.50 lakh.

“I need to practice vigorously so that I win a medal for India,” Kuttikar told Herald from Ponda tonight.

Faijaz at the World Arm Wrestling Championship

Goa’s Faijaz V.P, who represented India at World Arm Wrestling Championship in Egypt from October 22 to 27 won a bronze medal in 86kg category. In all, 57 countries participated.

Earlier, Faijaz represented Goa at the National Championship held in Uttar Pradesh were he won the gold medal in the same category. Faijaz is the first Goan to win a gold medal at the National Championship.

Faijaz is working as an officer for Air Arabia at Dabolim international airport. He was sponsored by Air Arabia.