Highlights (July 24) – Day in Sports

July 24, 2019

Badminton, Sports, Table-Tennis, Wrestling, Football, SwimmingKidambi Srikanth

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:

Japan Open Super 750: India’s ace shuttler P V Sindhu defeats World No.12 Han Yue of China in straight games 21-9, 21-17 in the first round of Japan Open Super 750
HS Prannoy wins the all Indian Round-1 battle against World No.10 Kidambi Srikanth 13-21, 21-11, 22-20.

Doubles duo Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Olympic Bronze medalists- Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of England in straight games to reach the pre-quarterfinals. Scoreline: 21-16 21-17

Table Tennis:
The uncertainty that was looming large over the joining of the national table tennis team‘s new head coach ended on Tuesday with Canadian Dejan Papic accepting a one-year contract offered by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Sports Authority of India:
Deputy director general Sandeep Pradhan was promoted as Sports Authority of India chief by the Sports Ministry on Monday. With current director general Neelam Kapoor set to retire next Wednesday, Pradhan will take over duties from August 1.

World Championship trials: Three days before the scheduled trials to select the team for World Championships, the Wrestling Federation of India on Tuesday postponed the trials for 74kg weight category. The decision was taken by WFI president after a couple of wrestlers submitted medical certificates claiming to be injured. They requested to delay the trials, which will now be held in the second week of August with the four non-Olympic weight categories.

Uzbek wrestler Artur Taymazov has been stripped of his gold medal from the 2012 London Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday, after his re analysed samples tested positive for banned steroids. It is the second gold medal taken away from the 40-year-old after his win in the 120-kilogramme category at the Beijing 2008 Games was similarly disqualified.

On Tuesday, a detailed Games schedule was announced by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organising committee which includes morning start times for finals traditionally held in the latter half. The detailed competition schedule was released to provide information to those wanting to buy Games tickets ahead of the lottery starting next month.

Oliver Kahn’s football academy, Goalplay, which is specialised in goalkeeping, is keen to set up a centre of excellence in Guwahati, one of their four centres in India. Chief Operating Officer of Goalplay Moritz Mattes who discussed the matter with Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday, said.

World Championship- The ongoing world championship has been at the centre of controversy after swimmers took a stand against China’s Sun Yang by snubbing him on the podium and calling his contentious doping ban out.

First Mark Horton and then Duncan Scott refused to stand with the gold medalist on the podium. Briton Scott, who tied with Russian Martin Malyutin for the bronze, subsequently refused to shake Sun’s hand on the 200m podium – just as Australian Horton did after losing to the Chinese giant in the weekend’s 400m final.

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