Highlights (July 30)– Day in SportsJuly 30, 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:
16-year-old judo athlete Thangjam Tababi Devi bagged a gold medal in the women’s 48 kg cadet event at the Asian Oceania Cadets & Junior Judo Championships.
Youth Olympics silver medallist Tababi also won a gold at the Asian Cadet Championships this year.
Rahul Jakhar wins the Gold medal with World record in P1 Men’s 10m air pistol event while Manish Narwal (World record junior) takes the silver in the Para shooting World Cup, Osijek.
India’s No.1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran beats World No.67 John Millman 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 to enter the round of 16 at Los Cabos Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event.
Dream blended into reality for 15-year-old Jerlin Anika after the Madurai girl clinched gold at the 2nd World Deaf Youth Badminton Championship in Taipei, Taiwan. Anika won a total of four medals including the gold, two silvers and a bronze.
Indian shuttlers Sourabh Verma and Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka made it to the men’s and women’s singles main draw of the Thailand Open badminton tournament after winning their respective qualifying round matches in Bangkok on Tuesday. Sourabh’s progress ensured there were seven Indian men in the singles draw at the Super 500 event.
Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) and 2018 World Championships bronze medallist Simranjit Kaur (60kg) grabbed a gold medal each, as Indian boxers finished their campaign at the 23rd President’s Cup in Labuan Bajo in Indonesia on Sunday on a high with a rich haul of nine medals that included seven gold and two silver. While the women had a flawless record in the finals, winning all the four gold medals on offer, the men had mixed fortunes and had to settle for two silver along with three golds. The superb all-round performances accorded the contingent the ‘Best Team’ award at the end of the tournament.
Teenager R Praggnanandhaa bagged his first title after becoming a Grandmaster on Sunday while his sister R Vaishali also made her first GM norm. Praggnanandhaa scored a total of 8.5 points out of a possible 10 to clinch the Xtracon Open Chess championship crown in Copenhagen, Denmark.