Highlights (July 23) – Day in SportsJuly 23, 2019, Cuttack
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 Championships- Harmeet Desai and Ayhika Mukherjee won the men’s and women’s singles titles as hosts India completed a clean sweep, claiming all the seven gold medals on offer at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at Cuttack on Monday. The domination of home paddlers could be gauged from the fact that all finals Monday featured only the Indians.
Indian paddlers topped the medal tally with seven gold, five silver and three bronze. England (2 silver, 3 bronze) were second ahead of Singapore (6 bronze), Malaysia and Nigeria (1 bronze each).
Thailand Open International- Asian Championships silver medallist Deepak (49kg) and Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun (57kg) put up flawless performances on Monday as seven Indian boxers reached the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open International in Bangkok. Joining Deepak and Manisha were Strandja Cup gold medallist Nikhat Zareen (51kg), Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg), Strandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani (48kg), and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav (81kg).
Calcutta Football League- Defending champions Mohun Bagan will kick off their season, taking on last season’s runners up Peerless SC in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division on Friday, the Indian Football Association announced in Kolkata on Monday. The CFL will run parallel with the historic Durand Cup which will be held in Kolkata for the first time.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to proceed. A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese soccer player because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that a sexual assault occurred.
Japan Open Super 750- Sai Prneeth gives India a winning start with a 21-17, 21-13 win over Kenta Nishimoto of Japan in the first round.
Mixed doubles combination of Satwik Sairaj and Ashwini Ponnappa advance in the second round with a 21-14, 21-19 win over Marvin Seidel/Linda Efler
Veteran Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga Tuesday confirmed he will retire from One-day international cricket after the first match against Bangladesh but hopes to play T20 cricket. The 35-year-old will leave as the Lankans’ third-highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 335 wickets in 219 innings so far.
Third seed Mahesh Mangaonkar beats Sebastien Bonmalais of France to reach the semifinals at Men’s QSF Open 2019 (PSA Challenger 30 event)