Dingko Singh

NEW DELHI: Women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal and goalkeeper Savita Punia, along with Paralympic medal-winners Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar were on Tuesday given out-of-turn promotions by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for their impressive performances in this year's Tokyo Games.

Besides, hockey coach Piyush Dubey, who was part of the men's hockey team's support staff during the Bronze-winning effort in Tokyo, was also offered a promotion, PTI reports. The decisions were taken during SAI's 55th governing body meeting.

Jun 10, 2021 10:06
NEW DELHI: Asian Games Gold medal-winning boxer Dingko Singh died on Thursday after a long battle with liver cancer.  He was 42 and had been fighting cancer since 2017.  Manipur-based Dingko endured a long battle with the disease and even recovered from COVID-19 last year, PTI reports.