Fed Cup: Sania Mirza in contention for ITF’s Heart Award

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Online voting began for a week from Friday (May 1) with the winners scheduled to be announced on May 11. Mirza was instrumental in India being placed runner-up to China at the Asia/Oceania Fed Cup qualifying held at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium that concluded on March 7, just before all tennis activity was shut worldwide due to the pandemic. Nugroho was the standout player as Indonesia nearly upset India on the final day. Read AlsoNadal says he’s ‘very pessimistic’ about return of tennis However, it was Sania Mirza who teamed up with Ankita Raina to win the crucial doubles in three sets against Indonesia to ensure India the runner-up spot and a qualification to the next stage of Fed Cup. Mirza has made huge impact in tennis in India. She was a regular in Nigeria in the ealier part of her career winning ITF tournaments in Nigeria’s cities of Benin and Lagos respectively. India’s tennis ace Sania Mirza will join teenagers Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada and Priska Madelyn Nugroho of Indonesia along with a handful others as nominees for February’s Fed Cup Heart Award. Mirza and the two 17-year-olds from Canada and Indonesia will be joined by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, Belarussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia along with the regional nominees – namely Anett Kontaveit (Estonia), Eleonora Molinaro (Luxembourg), Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Mexico) and Veronica Royg (Paraguay). Now in its 11th year, the Fed Cup Heart Award recognises those players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the team during Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. Each winner receives a cheque to be donated to a charity of their choice. Team France celebrate winning the Fed Cup in the 2019 Fed Cup FinalAdvertisement Promoted Content9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Albino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate BeautyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Lions Club Pledges More Support for Physically Challenged Athletes

first_imgLions Club District 404B 2 gave the advice during the Region 10 (Ekiti Axis) quarterly sports activities, organised to encourage members to engage in sporting games that would elongate their lifespan .The immediate past President of Ado-Ekiti Central Lions’ Club, Taiwo Odebunmi , who coordinated the committee for the sports programme held at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti at the weekend said: “We discover that many Lions Club members are hard working, some are civil servants, some are private businessmen who spend a lot of time in office, sitting down , doing a lot of businesses and do not have time to loosen up.“We discover that many of the causes of deaths is hypertension and we don’t want any of our members to suffer such because we need them. The longer they live, the better for our club, the better for the less privileged.“This is why our district Governor, Lion Adewunmi, has decided that during this year, we will engage our people in sporting activities so that they can improve their health. So, we chose to organise the sporting activities on quarterly.“We have organised sports contests among youths in schools across Ekiti, but what we are doing today is the maiden edition of the sports involving lions in the state.“Some have talents that can be useful and some have money and they don’t know where they could use it for the benefit of the common people. In this club, we have been able to sponsor a young man who is already now in the Law School. This is the kind of things we do to help the needy and make them also relevant in the society”, Odebunmi said.At the conclusion of the sports activities, Victor Ola Jegede emerged winner in ‘Ayo olopon’ (local indoor game), Olumuyiwa Ekundayo for the Scrabble, Mrs. Folake Adebayo won in Ludo, and Kolawole Vincent won in Whots games respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olakiitan Victor in Ado EkitiAs Nigeria’s special athletes did Nigeria proud at the just ended Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil, the Lions Club International, has urged government and well-meaning Nigerians to contribute to the development of untapped talents at the grassroots.The club said the scintillating performances of these physically challenged athletes further affirmed the fact there is need to increase support for sports talents from humble backgrounds in the country, stressing that youths from humble homes are potential nation’s pride if given the opportunities to excel.last_img read more