Highlights (July 26) – Day in Sports

July 26, 2019

Badminton, Hockey, Shooting, Boxing, Athletics, SportsPara Shooting World Cup

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:

IAAF World ranking- Neeraj Chopra and Annu Rani are the highest-ranked Indian male and female athlete in the latest IAAF World ranking.

Only 7 Indian athletes are in their respective events Top 25 list are: Annu Rani-15, Neeraj Chopra-10, Shivpal Singh-15, Swapna Barman-22, Tejinderpal Singh Toor-23, Jabir M P-23, Sreeshankar M-23.

Indian men’s 4x400m relay team of Amoj Jacob, Nirmal Noah Tom, KS Jeevan and Muhammed Anas Yahiya clocked 3:02.59 to win 5th International Relay Cup held at Erzurum in Turkey.

President’s Cup- World Championships bronze medallist Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and GeeBee Boxing silver medallist Dinesh Dagar (69kg) confirmed their places in the final while Ankush Dahiya (64kg) and Ananta Pralhad Chopade (52kg) made it to the semi-finals of the 23rd President’s Cup in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Thursday.

India’s former world champion boxer L Sarita Devi is the sole contender from the Asian bloc as of now for the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) athletes commission.

Para shooting WC-Shooter Avani Lekhara clinched a silver medal in the women’s 10m air rifle (R2) on the opening day of the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Osijek, Croatia. Despite a shaky start to the finals where the 2020 Paralympic quota winner Avani registered four shots on the 9th ring out of the first ten shots and was placed sixth, a perfect 10.9 on her 12th shot helped her climb to the third place.

Another Indian shooter Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar won the bronze in men’s 10m air rifle (R1). Swaroop shot a qualification score of 615.2 to be placed fourth in the final and then shot 223.1 in the final to find a spot on the podium. The gold was won by Ukraines’s Andrii Doroshenko while Zoran Poucki of Serbia took the silver.

Tokyo Test event- Hockey India on Friday named the 18-member Indian Women’s Hockey team for the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 Test Event scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan from 17th – 21st August 2019. The Indian team will be Captained by Rani and Vice-Captained by Savita. Under Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne, the composition of the team has remained similar to the one which participated at the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019, with the Dutchman having opted for only two changes in the 18-member team selected for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Test Event.

Youngsters Sharmila Devi and Reena Khokhar have come into the team, with Sunita Lakra and Jyoti giving way. Khokhar had been sidelined due to injury but makes a comeback into the side after recovering successfully, while Sharmila Devi will be expecting to make her debut for the national side.

Japan Open Super 750- Sai Praneeth marched into the semifinals of the Japan Open, after easing past Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto, 21-12, 21-15, in the quarterfinals today. Praneeth ended up both sets in 36 minutes and won a total of 42 wins, compared to Sugiarto’s 27.

In other match, PV Sindhu suffered her second successive loss against Akane Yamaguchi to be knocked out of the Japan Open Super 750 badminton tournament at the quarter-final stage.

India suffered heartbreak in men’s doubles as well, with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty losing 21-19, 21-18 against Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda. The Japanese second seeds needed just 41 minutes to book their place in the semi-finals.

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