Hungary haunted by post-WWI ‘dismemberment’, 100 years on

first_img‘Betrayed by the West’ “The great powers led by France unjustly punished Hungary, no matter the cost,” Csaba Pal Szabo, director of a state-financed Trianon Museum, told AFP at the museum’s archive in the city of Szeged near the Serbian border.”We were betrayed by the West.”Szabo objects to what he says were unfairly drawn borders “not reflecting ethnic populations on the ground”.Among the historical maps and memorabilia on display are 1920s propaganda material proclaiming “No! No! Never!” — and calling for territorial revision.Hungary’s interwar leader Miklos Horthy later allied with Nazi Germany, partly in a bid to reclaim lost lands. But another treaty in 1947 confirmed the borders set out at Trianon.During the subsequent four decades of communist rule, any mention of Trianon was taboo in case it riled fellow socialist states.This was despite widespread discrimination endured by Magyar minorities — especially under Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. “The Trianon borders split up villages and families,” Molnar told AFP, pointing at church towers across the fields — each in a different country.Hungary, as part of the defeated Austro-Hungarian empire, was forced to sign away two-thirds of its territory, and half of its multi-ethnic population.At a stroke, more than three million ethnic Hungarians — or Magyars — a third of the total, as well as key economic resources and several historic cities became part of neighboring states. ‘National Cohesion’ EU membership for Hungary and most of its neighbors has since 2004 brought more cross-border freedom of movement. Even so, moving on from Trianon has proved difficult.On coming to power in 2010, Orban adopted an assertive “national policy” aimed at uniting Hungarians after what he calls the “dismemberment”.Orban, 57, swiftly declared June 4 a “Day of National Cohesion”, and has since sent lavish financial aid to schools, cultural and religious groups in the diaspora. He also granted dual citizenship and voting rights to more than a million non-residents — many of whom have voted for his Fidesz party in Hungarian elections.A “National Cohesion” monument will be unveiled soon in Budapest bearing the Hungarian-language names of villages, towns and cities in pre-WWI Greater Hungary.After historians spotted that many of the localities listed on it were never populated by ethnic Hungarians, a government official denied the edifice expressed a desire to turn the clock back.Orban’s fondness for Greater Hungary nostalgia encourages an idealized picture of relations between Hungarians and other ethnic groups before WW1, according to analysts, and appeals to ultra-nationalistic voters in particular.In recent speeches, he has made what appear to be more conciliatory calls for regional cooperation to “build Central Europe”.But Orban’s critics worry that his policies have frayed relations with Hungary’s neighbors — and could harm the prospects of the diaspora communities.In Romania, Hungarian aid to Transylvania is seen as meddling. Orban is accused by nationalists there of fomenting demands for autonomy in the mostly ethnic-Hungarian Szeklerland region.Many new dual citizens in non-EU members Serbia and Ukraine meanwhile have used their Hungarian passports to emigrate to Hungary or richer western Europe rather than stay home. For Hungary’s nationalist leader Viktor Orban it marks the country’s darkest day: “June 4, 1920,” a date carved into a triangular column marking the spot where the Hungarian, Romanian, and Serbian borders meet.It was on that day, soon after World War I, that a treaty was signed in the Trianon palace in Versailles, France, defining Hungary’s new shrunken frontiers after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian empire.”Flags here will be at half-mast on June 4,” said Robert Molnar, mayor of Kubekhaza, a village beside the tri-border, ahead of the centenary Thursday.center_img Moving on The diaspora population in Hungary’s neighbors has dwindled to under two million, mainly due to emigration and assimilation over the past century.But many Hungarians still have relatives or roots there, ensuring that Trianon remains an emotive issue.Budapest’s liberal mayor has called for a minute of silence across the city Thursday, a sign that the trauma cuts across party lines.”It’s unclear how Hungary can ever get over it,” historian Gabor Egry told AFP.”Official commemorations emphasize only the suffering, not the nuances or diversity of the minority experiences in the different countries, or how things have changed.”Balazs Erlauer, a 34-year-old Magyar from Serbia’s multi-ethnic Vojvodina region who moved to Hungary when his family fled the 1990s Yugoslav wars, said he “would happily forget about discussing Trianon” if he was allowed to do so.What bothered him, he told AFP, was not “lines on a map as much as nationalistic aggression”. Topics :last_img read more

5 best investor suburbs of Brisbane

first_imgIf you’re thinking of investing in the Brisbane property market, there are some key suburbs that stand out as safe bets for a good return on investment.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36In fact, chief economist at realestate.com.au Nerida Conisbee notes that Brisbane has remained strong despite the property downturn over the past two years.“While prices in Sydney and Melbourne have tumbled over the past two years, pricing in Brisbane has been remarkably stable,” she says.“This is despite a lot of concerns about apartment oversupply, which have turned out to be vastly overstated.”In addition to this, Conisbee also notes that rental properties in Brisbane are receiving a lot of interest.“While prices are still relatively flat, we are starting to see some positive signs for rental demand. Inner-Brisbane is seeing some of the highest views per listing for rental properties in Australia. This is now starting to flow through to rental growth.”Darren Piper of Universal Buyers Agents highlights five key investor suburbs of Brisbane.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:42Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop 5 hot Brisbane suburbs 01:43New FarmNew Farm is located just 3km from Brisbane’s CBD and is a bustling area full of trendy cafes, restaurants and retail shops.It also has uninterrupted views of the city and waterfront access to Brisbane River.It has a median house price of $1.55m and has increased by 70% over the past 10 years.101 Welsby Street is a stunning four-bedroom house in New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.au/buyBulimbaBulimba is a suburb on the Brisbane River and attracts both locals and visitors to its dreamy location and cafes and restaurants. It’s in this suburb you’ll spot some very impressive traditional Queenslander homes.Its close proximity to the city and village-like atmosphere create a high demand pocket of Brisbane with 436 visits per listing per month on realestate.com.au.The median house price here is $1,315,000. It has increased by 70% in the past 10 years.This stunning renovated Queenslander in Bulimba shows off the types of traditional homes you can find in this suburb. Picture: realestate.com.au/buyAuchenflowerThis suburb is to the west of Brisbane’s CBD and is walking distance to Suncorp Stadium where you’ll find many sporting games take place.The median house price is $1,275,000 and has seen a 70% growth in the last 10 years.realestate.com.au data reveals that houses in Auchenflower rent out at a median of $525 per week with an annual rental yield of 2.1% and units rent for $385 per week with a rental yield of 4.5%This adorable fixer-upper is at 12B Kellett Street in Auchenflower and is currently seeking a buyer. Picture: realestate.com.au/buyMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoCamp HillCamp Hill is approximately 8km from Brisbane’s CBD and Piper has chosen it as a key investor suburb.The median house price here is $900,000 and it’s a high demand suburb of the city with an average of 970 visits per listing each month.Its median house price has increased by 60% over the last 10 years.A good example of the type of return on investment you may receive is 25 Carranya Street in Camp Hill.The house sold in 2000 for $122,000 and then sold again this month for $970,000.This Camp Hill house made $848,000 over nine years. Picture: realestate.com.au/soldWishartThis suburb is approximately 14km south of Brisbane’s CBD and is another suburb showing a strong return on investment.The median house price in Wishart is $725,500 and $392,000 for units. The median rental price for a house in Wishart is $475 per week with an annual rental yield of 3.4% and units rent out for $410 per week with a rental yield of 5.4%.9 Hilary Street, Wishart is currently on the market and boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Picture: realestate.com.au/buylast_img read more

Opoku leaves Udinese

first_img This term the 22-year-old centre-back played seven games in Serie A for the Bianconeri and three times in the Coppa Italia and has collected six caps for Ghana since he arrived at the club for €1.5m in July 2018. Read Also:Opoku set for Amiens medical Amiens are 18th in Ligue 1, three points away from safety as they’re currently holding a play-out position. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Friuli have announced on their official website that the Ghanaian has moved on a deal until June 2020 with an option to buy. The French club picks up the former Club Africain player after 22 matches across all tournaments for Udinese and he leaves the club 18 months after arriving at the Dacia Arena.Advertisement Udinese have confirmed the sale of defender Nicholas Opoku to Amiens SC from Ligue 1. Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

Ighalo nominated for maiden Manchester United award

first_img Promoted Content8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndShockingly, Some Foods We Eat Every Day Have A Bizarre BeginningBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement DealsPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThe Best Cars Of All Time Odion Ighalo has been nominated for Manchester United’s Player of the Month award for March. Loading… In March, the Nigeria forward scored three goals including a brace in their 3-0 win over Derby County in the FA Cup and also produced a man-of-the-match display against LASK where he scored a goal and provided an assist in their Uefa Europa League triumph last Thursday. Ighalo is yet to start a Premier League match for Manchester United but he has scored four goals in three starts already. Read Also:EPL: Ighalo, Silva among players to miss end of season With the Premier League suspended until April 3 due to the outbreak of coronavirus, Ighalo will be hoping to keep fit before fifth-placed Manchester United return to league action. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 30-year-old faces competition from fellow January signing Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Fred as he eyes his maiden accolade at Old Trafford. Ighalo has boosted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team since his temporary arrival in January and they are unbeaten in all competitions since their 2-0 defeat to Burnley back in January 22.Advertisementlast_img read more

Demonstrations for peace continue locally

first_imgMayor Mike Bettice and Police Chief Stan Holt listen to concerns of Batesville citizensDemonstrations for peace in the wake of the death of George Floyd continued across the world including in Batesville where residents held signs and expressed their feelings at both the Memorial Building and the Village Green gazebo on Thursday.  More peace demonstrations are rumored to take place today. The NAACP of Columbus and Bartholomew County held a solidarity rally on the steps of Columbus City Hall. The peaceful protest started at noon.  Attendees laid on the ground in silence for 8 minutes.last_img

Pochettino welcomes Walker return

first_img The north Londoners will face a Europa League group winner or one of the best-performing Champions League drop-outs, meaning the mouth-watering prospect of facing Zenit St Petersburg, managed by former Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas, is on the cards. “We need to look forward,” Pochettino said. “We have to see the draw on Monday. “It is a shame because we would have finished top of the table (with a point), but now we need to look forward. “We have to be focused not just on this competition, as we have the Premier League on Sunday and, after, on Wednesday against Newcastle in the Capital One Cup.” “We need to see the draw on Monday and to win the Europa League. It’s a shame we didn’t finish on the top of the table.” The England full-back admitted he was a “little rusty” in the 75 minutes he managed in Turkey, but Pochettino was impressed by his display in the 1-0 Europa League defeat to Besiktas. “I think that he did well,” the Spurs head coach said. “He had a very good performance. He showed that he is fit and we decided only to play him for 75 minutes because it is good for his first official game after his injury. “I am happy. I am happy because he is a very good player and an important player for us.” Walker’s return was one of few highlights on a disappointing evening for Spurs at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium. Pochettino was frustrated by the “laughable” floodlight failures at Besiktas’ temporary home, although he was more annoyed by his players’ poor showing in front of goal. Roberto Soldado was the main culprit, with those missed opportunities allowing Cenk Tosun to secure Slaven Bilic’s side the victory which saw them go above Tottenham at the top of Group C. Both sides were already assured of a place in Monday’s last-32 draw heading into the match, but the defeat means Spurs, in theory, will now get a tougher draw. The 24-year-old had been laid low since March with a pelvic complaint which caused the right-back to miss the World Cup and the start of the Argentinian’s reign in north London. Walker suffered a setback in September and underwent lower abdominal surgery – a move the north London club had hoped to avoid – but on Thursday he at last made his first-team return. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino was impressed by the way Kyle Walker performed on his comeback from a nine-month injury lay-off. Press Associationlast_img read more

NANF Showers Amodu’s Widow with Xmas Gifts

first_imgThe widow of Amodu was full of praise for the NANF’s team lead by former national player, Clement Temile, who made the presentations on behalf of NANF team which includes former national goalkeeper, Segun Oguns and other members.She thanked the NANF team for appreciating her late husband contributions to football development and finding time to visit with them especially at Christmas and supporting her family after the demise of their breadwinner. She also noted that a lot of Nigerians and members of the football family do not remember them again and the once full house during festive period like Xmas is quite and lonely but for NANF visitation coming at the first Christmas celebration post Amodu demise.She use the opportunity to appreciate the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for paying the family her husband’s outstanding entitlement recently while also reminding the sports minister to fulfill the promises made to the family during his visit to her after Amodu’s burial.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Larry Kubeinje led National Association of Nigeria Footballers in conjunction with all his state’s chapters impacted on the lives of the widows of its late members arising from the mandate of the Association’s Congress, who has charged the new exco to take the welfare of the member as a priority in relations with the recession experience in the country. Consequently, the newly rectified NANF exco in keeping with the traditions during the Christmas celebration instituted the “NANF Xmas Milk of Kindness Mobile Train” to torch the life’s of widows of NANF with specially packaged food box hamper comprising of 50Kg bags of rice, groundnut oil and assorted drinks with cash donations was sent to widows of footballer nationwide through its state’s chapter.In Lagos, the NANF mobile train first point of call on Boxing Day was at the Surulere home of the ex – Super Eagles handler and NFF Technical Director, Amodu shuibu, where the NANF food box hamper including cash sum was presented to Amodu’s  widow.last_img read more

Dalung, Pinnick, Dikko in UK for Meetings with NIKE

first_imgmeetings would also dwell on merchandizing, as well as previewing and authorization of a new kit design for the national teams to be launched in the summer of Year 2020.Dalung, with President of the Nigeria Football Federation and 1stVice President of CAF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman and Member of FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee Shehu Dikko attended the first of the meetings yesterday evening at the NIKE UK office in London.NIKE officials confirmed Thursday morning that Super Eagles’ stars Alex Iwobi, of Arsenal FC of England, and Leicester City FC’s Wilfred Ndidi, have also been invited to attend the previewing of the design to give player options and suggestions.NIKE and the Nigeria delegation will also firm up strategy to set up outlets (and online platforms) across Nigeria to ensure NIKE kits and other merchandise are more available to fans across the country and the world.It is best practice for the world’s leading kit manufacturers to invite top officials of their clients to preview and authorize a new design before the said piece is produced and launched for use.NIKE’s special design for Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which sold out on the streets of London hours after it was released onto the market on the first day of June last year, was previewed and authorized by the NFF bigwigs in Year 2016.The current designs would remain until the 2020 Olympics when the new designs would be launched.Production would only begin on the new design after the previewing and authorization, and would be launched in July 2020, on the margin of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.It would serve the various national teams between 2020 and the early months of 2022, before a new design would be released for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, after the Super Eagles must have qualified.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF), led by Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, have arrived in London, United Kingdom for series of meetings with sportswear behemoth, NIKE.The meetings have to do with optimizing the performance of the new, robust contract signed by NFF and NIKE last November.According to the NFF’s Director of Communication, Ademola Olajire, thelast_img read more

Rivers Has Facilities to Host International Sports Events, Says Iyaye

first_imgRivers State Commissioner for Sports, Hon Boma Iyaye, has said that the state has facilities to host international sporting events due to the commitment and determination of Governor Nyesom Wike.He stated this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt when he received the President of Cycling Federation of Nigeria, Chief Giadomenico Massari at his office on a courtesy visit.Iyaye stressed that despite the restrictions occasioned by the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic, the state received Giadomenico to underline the importance attached to sports. According to him, the Rivers State government holds sports in high esteem, hence the hosting of several local, national and international competitions aimed at discovering and nurturing talents.The sports boss added that the Real Madrid Academy being built in the state by Governor Wike-led administration is of world-class standard and a testimony of his commitment to developing sports.He particularly commended Giadomenico for his efforts and doggedness in promoting cycling as a sport, which he says has brought awakened interest and participation by increasing the number of cyclists.“Government alone cannot bring about sports development without the active participation of committed individuals and companies, hence the need for more involvement.“Let me task the cycling federation president to work with the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Sir Honour Sirawoo, on the possibility of hosting a national or international cycling event in Port Harcourt,” he stated.Giadomenico Massari had earlier commended Iyaye for his return as sports commissioner and Honour Sirawoo, over his appointment as permanent secretary in the Ministry.He was particularly impressed with the quality of road networks being undertaken in Port Harcourt by Governor Wike, saying it is a perfect setting for cycling to thrive.“I want to commend Governor Nyesom Wike for the massive road infrastructure and network. He is giving a signal to sound and standard that enables cycling to be practiced,” he stressed.Massari called for increased involvement in cycling, saying it is capable of giving hope and opportunities for a life career to both male and female cyclists.According to him, “Any sport can start from the grassroots, from the school, the need to create advocacy and scouting for tomorrow. Cycling has a lot of benefits including health, decongestion of traffic and less pollution of the environment.”He canvassed for the hosting of local and international cycling events, pointing out that Rivers State can be a centre of sporting activities in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram R-L: Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Boma Iyaye, Cycling Federation of Nigeria President, Chief Giadomenico Massari and Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Sir Honour Sirawoo during the courtesy visit to Iyayelast_img read more

Indian women boxers confirm four medals at World Championships

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Read: Five Indian boxers enter quarter-finals of World Boxing ChampionshipJamuna Boro – ‘practiced facing taller opponents’ India Open winner Jamuna Boro too put in an assured performance against Germany’s Ursula Gottlob to register a 4-1 triumph in the 54kg quarterfinals. Boro, who also won a gold at the Indonesia President’s Cup, will be put to a stern test in the semis as she faces the top seed and former Asian Games bronze medalist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei.  Rani will next face Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat, who upset fifth seed Yuliyanova Asenova. “Today’s bout went according to our plan. The strategy that the coaches had fixed, worked well, so I was able to produce this result. We will again have to strategise for my next bout and hopefully repeat the result,” said Manju Rani after the big win.  Last Updated: 11th October, 2019 02:01 IST Indian Women Boxers Confirm Four Medals At World Championships Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) led four Indian boxers into the semi-finals as India is now assured of four medals from the Women’s World Boxing C’ship. SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Suman Ray FOLLOW UScenter_img Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) led four Indian boxers into the semi-finals as India is now assured of four medals from the Women’s World Boxing Championships on Thursday. After the London Olympic bronze medalist confirmed her eighth medal from the World Championships, that made her surpass her own record, debutant Manju Rani stole the show by upstaging the top seed in 48kg.  Later in the day, Assam girls, Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) also won their respective quarterfinals to be assured of medals.Mary Kom’s – ‘will give my best’ Winning a gold last year in 48kg at home had put the legendary Mary Kom in a tie with Cuban men’s legend Felix Savon. With a convincing 5-0 win over Colombia’s Valencia Victoria, the Manipuri legend assured herself of her first medal from this prestigious tournament in 51kg, the same category in which she got a bronze at the London Olympics.  Read: KSI vs Logan Paul 2: Everything about the YouTubers’ boxing rematchLovlina Borgohain’s performance  Later in the day, 2018 World Championships bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain confirmed a medal for a second consecutive year when she outpunched sixth seed Karolina Koszewska of Poland 4-1. She took time to settle into her bout but played smartly and waited for her moments to land some effective punches as her opponent started looking tired. Borgohain would be up against China’s Yang Liu, who shocked top seed Chen Nien-Chin. The only setback of the day for India was the loss of two-time bronze-medalist Kavita Chahal in +81kg. Chahal failed to put up any resistance in her opening bout of the tournament and bowed out after a 0-5 loss to Katsiaryna Kavaleva of Belarus. Watch: Mary Kom enters quarterfinals of World Boxing Championships First Published: 11th October, 2019 02:00 IST “She took me by surprise with her aggression at first, but I knew I could control more with each passing round,” said Boro on her opponent.  “My next bout is against a Chinese Taipei boxer who is taller than me, but I have practiced with taller opponents and I am hoping to continue my good performance,” she added.  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED “After winning the quarter final, I am happy and will try to win the highest medal for the country. I would try my best and hopefully win the gold medal here. I would give my best to enter the finals of the tournament,” said the six-time world champion. Awaiting her in the semi-finals on Saturday is reigning European Championships and European Games gold medalist Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey.   LIVE TV Read: Mary Kom beats Colombia’s Ingrit Valencia in World Boxing ChampionshipManju Rani – ’will have to strategise’ Strandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani (48kg) showed calm nerves and tactical acumen in getting past the top seed Kim Hyang of North Korea with a 4-1 win. With both relentlessly going for their punches, Rani’s anticipation skills helped her evade her opponent’s blows which ultimately gifted her the victory. last_img read more