Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: New Badminton star Ashmita Chaliha added another feather in her career. The shuttler from Assam won Gold Medal in the Women’s Singles Event of All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament which concluded at Jodhpur yesterday. In the final, she defeated Rituparna Das (Petroleum) by 21-13, 21-18.Also Read: Satwik-Chirag End Second-Best in French Open Badminton TournamentAlso Watch: Bodoland International Paragliding Accuracy Championship begins
Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has stopped all sporting activities around the globe, Nigeria born British Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, recorded the biggest rise in fortune in sport over the past year.According to Sunday Times Rich List, Joshua’s net worth rose by £58million in what was a year of mixed emotions for the boxer.The 30-year-old Sagamu son’s net worth stands at £107million after a successful campaign in 2019 that saw him recapture the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia following a shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their first fight. Joshua is second to Gareth Bale in the Young Rich List, though his fortune is way off Lewis Hamilton’s £224million net worth as the richest sports star in Britain.Joshua made £18million in his first fight against Andy Ruiz Jr last summer at the Madison Square Garden.He reclaimed his title via unanimous decision in the rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia last December.Several endorsement deals add further to his annual income, leading to a fortune now estimated at £107million.Similarly, Nigeria forward, Odion Ighalo has made UK’s Sunday TimesRich List for those aged 30 or under.Ighalo, who will be 31 in June sits in 15th position and is among the five Manchester players in the illustrious list.The former Watford striker’s £18million wealth is factored by his substantial £300,000-a-week wage at parent club Shanghai Shenhua.Ighalo is on loan at United until the end of the month with the Premier League side contributing £130,000-a-week towards his wages.Ighalo’s Manchester United teammates, Paul Pogba sits third in the list with a wealth of £50million. His income has increased by £13million from 2019 seeing him jump up five places from eighth.David de Gea, who became Manchester United’s highest-paid star after signing a new £375000-a-week contract in September – is joint-fourth at £34million.Anthony Martial, who signed a new deal at United last year – worth £200,000-a-week sits joint-11th at a wealth of £20million with Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk.Luke Shaw sits joint-13th with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah at £19million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ANTHONY JOSHUA
Shauli Bar-On, a junior majoring in political science, and Harmon Gill, a junior majoring in communication, were a part of the team that placed fifth, which puts them in a position to qualify for nationals. Michael Jeung, a senior majoring in political science, and Robert Ota, a senior majoring in communication, took ninth place. The team is applying to be a registered student organization for Spring 2020 and hopes to recruit more members in coming semesters. It also plans to compete in at least two tournaments next semester in Long Beach and San Francisco. The team took home fifth and ninth place at the Western Regionals last weekend at California State University, Fresno. It also won individual awards for the second- and ninth-best orators out of 70 people. “We’re really excited to be able to go to some of these tournaments with the new members that we’ll have in the spring because I think that’ll put us on the path to having a really really strong, grounded preparation for the fall for the next regionals,” Gill said. “These are skills that are typically developed in law school, precisely because it’s very difficult,” Elefano said. “It requires not just a command of one’s case — it requires a sort of command over the area of law that you’re dealing with.” “To be able to culminate that into a moot court competition with these very real and relevant issues … and we’re making very real legal arguments with very legal thinking on our part. I think it was a really cool and fascinating experience,” Gill said. Auerbach explained that the overall practice timeline included meeting with the team, analyzing different sides of issues and improving critical thinking skills. “I think the biggest challenge … was that we kind of just did this on our own,” Jeung said. “We saw that there was a niche in the body of undergraduate organizations that were available. And we saw that we wanted to fill that niche, we just did a leap of faith, and we just went after it ourselves.” The four students met three to four times a week in the evenings to prepare oral arguments and quizzed each other as judges. The team also received guidance from their faculty advisers associate professor of political science Arthur Auerbach, assistant professor of writing Antonio Elefano and student moot court competitors at the Gould School of Law, who posed as judges and asked hypothetical questions to simulate a competition trial. Elefano said pre-law students should join moot court to develop skills that could be required in law school and future legal professions, including appellate argumentation. “[We hope moot court students gain] the knowledge of law, what the legal profession itself,” he said. “Really just anything law-related since they can really … I’m not too familiar with moot court in general … We’re rooting for them as they compete but we also want to develop them as professionals and academically as well.” “It’s really just practice over and over and over and going through the different case law, as well as the fact pattern and understanding the sort of legal cleavages that are set out in the cases,” Auerbach said. Jim Lee, Gould’s assistant director of undergraduate recruitment and outreach, said he hopes the new undergraduate team will better introduce pre-law students to the field. After a four- to five-year hiatus, four students revived the undergraduate moot court team, which simulates appellate court trials, after realizing their common interest in criminal law during this year’s case competition. The undergraduate moot court members, including juniors Harmon Gill (left) and Shauli Bar-On (right), competed in the Western Regionals at California State University in Fresno. Gill and Bar-On’s team won fifth place. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) The typical moot court team prepares for competition season as early as the previous spring semester, Gill explained. However, since USC’s undergraduate team was formed in Fall 2019, the team only had one month to prepare.
Frank Lampard believes Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony can provide Manchester City with a huge lift over the rest of the season.The Ivory Coast duo of Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony will both be in the Manchester City squad this weekend, and Frank Lampard believes the club can only benefit from their presence.Toure and Bony have been away on Africa Cup of Nations duty with their country, returning triumphant after an epic penalty shootout win over Ghana in the final.Bony has yet to feature for the club since signing from Swansea City in January, while Toure has not played since the FA Cup third-round win over Sheffield Wednesday.Manchester City have won just one of their six matches in all competitions since then, falling seven points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League title race, but Lampard is optimistic when assessing the impact Toure and Bony could have.”He [Toure] is a massive player for the club,” said Lampard. “I could see that from afar when I was at Chelsea. “You want him back in and hopefully that will give us a boost as a squad.”Of course you miss a player like Yaya with his talent and his ability, and we’ve had a time where we lost quite a few games.”Alongside Yaya coming back, we’ve got Bony arriving. We’ve seen what he’s been doing at Swansea and he’ll be a fantastic signing for the club”There’s an air of confidence about him and he’ll add to the squad.”