Highlights (July 25) – Day in Sports

July 25, 2019

Swimming, Badminton, Football, Hockey, Lawn Tennis, Golf, SportsFINA World Aquatic Championships

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: PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth registered contrasting victories over local opponents to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open Super 750 badminton tournament in Tokyo on Thursday. Sindhu, the Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament runner-up, rallied back from a game down against world No 20 Aya Ohori to win 11-21, 21-10, 21-15 while Praneeth defeated Kanta Tsuneyama 21-13, 21-16 in 45 minutes.

Bengaluru-based footballer Brishti Bagchi is all set to make history by becoming the first Indian woman footballer to play in the Primera División Pro which is the top division of the Spanish women’s league. Bagchi, who plays as a striker has been picked to play for the reserve team of Madrid Club de Futbol Femenino for the upcoming season.

Hockey India decided to rest some of the regular players, including captain Manpreet Singh, in the 18-man squad named on Thursday for the Olympic test event to be played in Japan from 17 August. Captain Manpreet Singh, PR Sreejesh and Surender Kumar were given a break while experienced striker SV Sunil returned to the national team after a gap of nine months. Ashis Topno and Shamsher Singh got their first call-up for India as well.

There were some good results in men’s doubles for Indians on the ATP Tour as both Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan reached the quarter-finals of their respective tournaments. Bopanna and partner Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain beat Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Rudolf Molleker 6-3, 5-7, 10-3 in the first round of the ATP 500 Hamburg Open in Germany. They will play the third seeded pair of Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer next. Sharan, partnering Jonathan Erlich, set up a quarter-final clash with the legendary Bryan brothers, Mike and Bob, in the ATP 250 Atlanta Open in USA.

Tata Steel PGTI- Chandigarh golfer Harendra Gupta fired a eight-under-64 to open up a four-shot lead at the Tata Steel PGTI Feeder Tour event at the Aravalli Golf Course at Faridabad on Wednesday. Nine-time winner Gupta’s incredible round featured two eagles-twos, six birdies and a double-bogey. He is now 10-under-134. There was a three-way tie for second place at six-under-138 between Chandigarh-based rookies Amrit Lal (72) and Shabeg Singh Kooner (69) and Sri Ganganagar’s Sandeep Singh (69).

FINA World Aquatic Championships- Hungary’s teen sensation Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’s 200m butterfly world record Wednesday as he stormed to his first world title. The 19-year-old, who has been flirting with the American’s 10-year-old mark this season, clocked a blistering 1:50.73 in Gwangju with Japan’s Daiya Seto pipping South African Chad le Clos for silver.

India’s Srihari Nataraj surpassed his own National record as he finished 4th at the heat in 200m backstroke clocking 02.02.08. He broke the previous record of 2.02.37. His feat also comes as the first national record from World Aquatic Championships.

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