India Wins Total Five Medals In U23 World Wrestling Championship 2021
The U23 World Wrestling Championship 2021 concluded on November 7 in Serbia's capital Belgrade. India won five medals in the event in different categories. The event is also said to be India's most successful performance since the beginning of the event in 2017. Shivani Pawar won silver in 50kg, Anju win bronze in 55kg followed by Divya Kakran (62kg) Radhika (65kg), and Nisha Dahiya (72kg).
Tags: U23 World Wrestling Championship, Belgrade, Serbia, Silver, Bronze
Ex-UFC Heavyweight Bigfoot Silva To Make MMA Comeback
MMA veteran and heavyweight contender Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva has announced his comeback against Quentin Domingos at the Megdan Fighting 9 in Serbia on June 13. Talking about his return, Silva said, "Surely now it is a 'Pezao' from ten years ago that will return." Notably, Silva is on a five-match losing streak since 2015 and has stayed away from MMA since his last 2017 knock-out loss.
Tags: MMA, Megdan Fighting, Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva, Serbia
Ronaldo Throws Captain Armband After Referee Snatches Winning Goal
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo was seen throwing his Captain's armband in frustration after he was denied the winning goal in the FIFA qualifier against Serbia on March 28. The match ended up being a 2-2 draw, as referee Danny Makkeli denied the goal despite the ball crossed the goal line. About his armband protest, Ronaldo wrote on Instagram, "Being captain of Portugal team is one of the greatest...pride and privilege".
Tags: Football, Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, FIFA, Serbia, Captain Armband
Courtesy: India TV
Serbian Orthodox Church Leader Patriarch Irinej Dies Of COVID-19
Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, succumbed to the COVID-19 on November 20. The 90-year-old was admitted at a military hospital since November 4. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said, “I was honoured to know you. People like you never depart.” Notably, on November 1, Irinej went against the COVID precautionary measures, where he led a funeral rally of the Church's senior cleric with thousands of participants.
Tags: Serbia, Covid-19, Patriarch Irinej, church
Courtesy: BBC News
Wrestling Federation Plans To Send Full Contingent To Belgrade World Cup
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is preparing to bring its wrestlers back on the mat with the Belgrade championship, Serbia. India will be sending both Men and Women freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers from all weight divisions. The World Championship, earlier scheduled from December 12 to 20, was called off after U.S and Japan's pandemic concerns. It will now likely to be held next month as 'Individual World Cup'.
Tags: Wrestling Federation of India, Serbia, Freestyle Wrestling, World Wrestling Championship
Courtesy: The Times of India
Serbia: First Woman and Gay PM Brnabic Appointed For a Second Term
Serbia’s first female and openly gay Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic has been re-appointed for a second term. President Aleksandar Vucic, appointed Brnabic, after the Serbin Progressive Party secured a sweeping majority win in the elections conducted in June, 2020. Praising the Prime Minister, Vucic said, “Brnabic has fiercely fought for her country,” and hinted that half of her cabinet might include women.
Tags: Serbia, European Union, Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister, gay, Aleksander Vucic
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Tennis Player Novak Djokovic Penalised For Hitting the Line-Judge
Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic, after being disqualified from the US Open, has opened up about the incident. Djokovic stated that he can't guarantee that he won't make a similar mistake. He said, "I'm going to try my best obviously, but anything is possible". Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open after hitting the line-judge on her throat, accidentally, as well as… read-more
Tags: Novak Djokovic, US Open, Disqualification, Serbia
Courtesy: Indian Express