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New World No 1: Saina’s perseverance and focus has paid off well

New World No 1: Saina’s perseverance and focus has paid off well

It was not very long ago, that Saina Nehwal was an aspiring shuttler trying to break into the big stage. And now she is a revered icon, not only in India but across the globe. She first rose to prominence in 2006 after she won the Philippines Open, even though...

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Balbir Singh (Sr) bestowed with 'Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award'

Balbir Singh (Sr) bestowed with 'Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award'

New Delhi: Balbir Singh (Sr), member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Hockey India Awards here on Saturday. The legendary 90-year-old player received the trophy for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award along with a cheque of Rs 30 lakh. A...

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Lahiri’s Masters Preparation Receives Houston Lift-Off

Lahiri’s Masters Preparation Receives Houston Lift-Off

Indian star Anirban Lahiri has received a sponsor’s invitation to compete in the Shell Houston Open which is a boost to his Masters Tournament preparation next month. The current Asian Tour number one, who sensationally claimed two tournament victories during three-week span in Malaysia and India in February, hopes to...

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Football: New season! New coach! New chant!

Football: New season! New coach! New chant!

GUWAHATI: New Season! New Coach! New Chant! Add to that a new-look squad, who have the “ability and the attitude.” This Team India looks different from what it used to be. It is different! From a distance you watch. The Players meet and greet each other when they all assemble...

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Anirban Lahiri climbs to career-high 34 in world rankings post his Indian Open win

Anirban Lahiri climbs to career-high 34 in world rankings post his Indian Open win

Anirban Lahiri has moved up five places from 39 to 34 in the Official World Golf Rankings released on Monday. Anirban, achieved his career-high ranking of 34 after bagging the Indian Open title, an event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour, at the Delhi Golf Club on Sunday...

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  1. WC 2015 Live Score
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Pool A Points / Matches NRR Pool B Points / Matches NRR
NZ 12 / 6 +2.56 IND 12 / 6 +1.83
AUS 9 / 6 +2.26 SA 8 / 6 +1.71
SL 8 / 6 +0.37 PAK 8 / 6 -0.08
BAN 7 / 6 +0.14 WI 6 / 6 -0.05
ENG 4 / 6 -0.75 IRE 6 / 6 -0.93
AFG 2 / 6 -1.85 ZIM 2 / 6 -0.53
SCO 0 / 6 -2.22 UAE 0 / 6 -2.03

Raid De HimalayaShimla: Maruti Suzuki's most endearing and challenging motorsport rally, the 14th Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya was flagged off amidst much fervor and excitement by Sunila Dhar, Deputy General Manager (Marketing) in the presence of Manjeev Bhalla from Himalayan Motorsports Association.


The competition which is in its 14th year running is fraught with perils and undulating terrains. The Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya is the true test of a competitor’s dexterity in handling rough roads, uncertain and extreme weather conditions and the strength and endurance of his vehicle. The competition will require the participants to traverse a distance of 1800 kms and will span across 6 days. This year the first competitive leg of the rally will start off from Shimla on 7th Oct 2012 and culminate in Leh on 12th Oct 2012.


This year’s Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya will offer the ultimate adrenaline rush to around 150 teams with around 260 participants in the four wheeler and two wheeler categories who will brave the inhospitable terrains and weather conditions of the Western Himalayas to compete for the top prize. The tough route this year goes through some of the highest motorable passes and human settlements in the world. These include Darcha (3360 mts), Keylong (3440 mts), Leh (3524 mts), Kaza (3650 mts), Dhanka (3894 mts), Losar (4079 mts), Rumtse (4300 mts), Kunzum La (4551 mts), Komik (4587 mts), Pang (4600 mts) & Wari La (5313 mts).


On the occasion, Mayank Pareek, COO (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki said, “Maruti Suzuki’s association with motoring events like Raid-de-Himalaya represents the company’s DNA of providing excitement to India’s motoring enthusiasts. Through such stimulating motorsports events, the company offers the best driving and sporty experiences to people across gender and age. Be it for a young enthusiast, an amateur or a professional, Maruti Suzuki’s motorsports events offer thrill and joy of motorsport to all. It will always be our endeavor to take these experiences a notch higher by organizing various such motorsport events like theMaruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya, Dakshin Dare and Desert Storm. These motorsport activities, in addition to providing rallying thrills, helps the participants to develop a sense of timing, judgment and also an ability to evaluate vehicle handling patterns at given speeds.”


This year’s event has seen participation of around 260 motoring enthusiasts from all across the country and abroad. These motorists will compete across three categories: X-treme 4-wheelers (50 teams), X-treme 2-wheelers (34 participants) (both Xtreme 2W & 4W categories cater to professional motorsport enthusiasts), and 60 teams in the Adventure Trial category for amateurs. There are 14 foreigners participating in the rally this year from Austria, Netherlands and UAE.


The Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya invites participation in three categories: Moto Xtreme, Adventure Trial and Bike Xtreme categories. The participants are grouped in different categories depending upon their prior experience, endurance levels and expertise in handling the escalating difficulty levels. The Moto Xtreme category which is the toughest of the lot is open only to those 4-wheeler drivers who have prior rallying experience and who have competed in one of the earlier editions of the Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya. There are 50 teams participating in the Moto Xtreme 4-wheeler category in this year’s event.


The Adventure Trial runs on a similar challenging route as that of the Moto Xtreme 4W category and is open to those motorsport enthusiasts, who would like to take on the Himalayas but without the tough competition, difficulty and stress involved in the Moto Xtreme category. Adventure trial section is open only to stock cars and SUVs and only certain safety-related modifications are allowed in the competing cars. In this year’s event 60 teams are competing in the Adventure Trial category.


The Bike Xtreme section is open to motorcycles of all types and makes subject to their fulfilling the stipulated regulations. Participants in this category are probably the bravest, as they have to face the hostile weather and tough terrains without the comforts of a cabin surrounding them. The 14th Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya will have 34 biker participants.

 

By Indian Sports News Network

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