Highlights (July 22) – Day in SportsJuly 22, 2019
YoGems makes sure that you won’t miss a thing in the field of sports, so here is a quick recap to all the happenings from the last 24 hours:
Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship; Following men’s and women’s team success, ace paddler Sathiyan G and Archana Kamath team up to win the mixed doubles gold at the table tennis Commonwealth Championship 2019. 3rd Gold medal for India in this tournament so far.
Indonesian Open Super 1000: India’s ace shuttler P V Sindhu finishes with a silver medal at the Indonesia Open 2019 after being defeated by Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 15-21, 16-21 in the title clash.
The shuttler who turned 24 this month, entered the first Indonesia Open final of her career and also the first final of this season at the $1,250,000 event.
ATP 500 Hamburg: 21-year-old Sumit Nagal through to the main draw of the ATP 500 Hamburg European Open. This is his first ever ATP 500 main draw appearance.
Hima Das continued her gold-winning spree claiming her fifth gold of the month. She returned to 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09 seconds to finish at the top of the podium in Czech Republic on Saturday.
The timing is slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games and she also narrowly missed out on the World Championships qualifying mark of 51.80.
President’s Cup: Four-time Asian Championships medallist Shiva Thapa captured the 63kg gold while Parveen won the 60kg silver as Indian boxers finished their campaign on a high with 1 gold, 1 silver and two bronze medals at the VII Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on Saturday. This was India’s first ever gold medal at this tournament since its inception in 2006.
WBA: Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision victory over WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday. The 40-year-old Pacquiao, 10 years older than the previously undefeated Thurman, delivered a vintage performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to leave the sell-out crowd of 14,356 roaring its approval.
The Open; Ireland’s Shane Lowry withstood howling wind and rain to win his first major at the British Open by six shots from Tommy Fleetwood on Sunday, describing the achievement as “an out-of-body experience”.
In desperately difficult conditions, Lowry’s one-over par final round was still more than enough as he finished on 15-under for the tournament to claim the Claret Jug.