Weekly Times: 6th May to 12th May 2019

Highlights of the events of this week- Indian Men's Hockey Team register comfortable 3-0 win against Australia A, Suniel Shetty Invests in Squats: His New Venture in Fitness Industry and SOS - Source of Supplements: IFBB Pro Junaid Kaliwala Weekly Times: 6th May to 12th May 2019

Indian Men's Hockey Team register comfortable 3-0 win against Australia A 

Striker Sumit Kumar Junior (12', 13') scores twice while Rupinder Pal Singh (6') scored a goal in India's second successive win in their on-going Australia Tour

The Indian Men's Hockey Team registered a comfortable 3-0 win against Australia 'A' in their on-going Australia Tour here on Friday. Goals were scored by young striker Sumit Kumar Junior (12', 13') and drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh (6'), who is making a comeback after nearly eight-months of layoff due to injury.  

The visitors displayed aggression in their attack as they dominated the first quarter with ball possession and constantly looked to break into the striking circle. The tactic worked as three goals were scored in the very first quarter putting the home team on the back-foot. 

India's first goal came in the 6th minute when the team won their first PC of the match. Experienced drag-flicker Rupinder showed good nick, as he timed the flick well with good power and speed to send it past the Australia 'A' goalkeeper.

Defender Harmanpreet Singh's skillful tackling saw Australia 'A' lose ball possession which led to India's second goal. It was a fine assist by Skipper Manpreet Singh to Sumit Kumar Junior who converted a superb field goal in the 12th minute. The home team were left stunned when India converted their third goal in the 13th minute when striker Akashdeep Singh set-up the goal scored by Sumit Kumar Junior, who had played an impressive role in India's attack at the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup earlier this year.   

With a formidable 3-0 lead in the first quarter, India did well in terms of stitching together good defence to hold off the Australian attack. Harmanpreet Singh remained the cynosure of Indian defence as he dispossession Australian ball-carrier on several occasions that broke their rhythm.

Australia's lone goal-scoring opportunity came in the second quarter when they created a PC but India goalkeeper Krishan Pathak was up to the task to make a good save. The following two quarter saw India defend their score-line with solid defence that ensured they secured a second successive win on the tour. 

Speaking about the win today, Indian Men's Team Chief Coach Graham Reid said, "It was a very good first quarter with the basics right. We needed that first game (against Western Australia Thunder sticks) to get used to the pitch. After a 3-0 lead, it was important we stayed focused on the process. The second and third quarter was tighter. I was happy with the things we have been working on, we created a lot of opportunities and I believe we can still do better in our finishing." 

India will play their next game on 13th May 2019 and will look to continue their fine run in the tour. "The next game will be harder and we are looking forward to it. The team will be stronger from today's which had about seven national players from Australian senior team. But it's a good progression," Reid expressed.   

Suniel Shetty Invests in Squats: His New Venture in Fitness Industry

Actor and Entrepreneur Suniel Shetty has made another investment in the fitness Indian startup industry. This time he invested in the fitness startup named as SQUATS it’s an online fitness community which has generated revenue worth 8.5 million.

Squats started its journey in 2016 as a facebook community. Squats has its mobile application FITT

R which has 2 lakhs downloads since 2018. It’s a three years old startup which offers customized diet and fitness tips for its users.

“In today’s time, when all kinds of false information about fitness is common, there is critical need for companies like SQUATS, which address the issue of trust and credibility in the Indian fitness space, focusing on ‘balancing quantified nutrition with weight training’ and delivering exceptional results.” Suniel  Shetty stated. 

The founder of SQUATS Jitendra Chouksey now aims to reach out at least 50 million users. Sonal Singh is the director of the company. 

SOS - Source of Supplements: IFBB Pro Junaid Kaliwala

SOS – a multi brand supplement store was inaugurated on May 12, 2019 with 24 services. It is providing 50% discount on the favorite brand of the customers.

Junaid Kaliwala is the Founder and Raj Shah is the Director of the SOS store. The renowned names of fitness industry like Manoj Patil, Siddhant Jaiswal, Deepika Chowdhury, Jiten Marke, Shehbaz  Shaikh, Rutuja Hegshetye, Vinayak Patil, Mimoh Yuvraj, Vaishali Bhoir, Sagar Makwana, Wahid Bamboowala, Shweta Bhatia, Asif Khan, Kawaljeet Singh, Shweta Sakharkar and Twinkle Star were there for the opening of SOS store.

The store promises a good collection of effective supplements which will cater to the supplementation needs of athletes in different ways. With the support and wishes of the Indian fitness fraternity, it is expected to accomplish this vision and contribute substantially to it.

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