Highlights ( July 31)– Day in Sports

July 31, 2019

Sports, Cricket, Badminton, Wrestling, Chess, Shooting, Abacusprithvi

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:

Badminton:
Thailand Open-India’s mixed doubles pair of Satwik Sairaj and Ashwini Ponnappa fought their way past the fifth seeded Malaysian duo of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in the first round of the Thailand Open.

Saina Nehwal also made a winning return from her injury break, progresses to the 2nd round by defeating Phittayaporn Chaiwan 21-17; 21-19.

Wrestling:
India wins 4 bronze medals in the day-02 of the World Cadet Wrestling Championship 2019.
Udit (48kg)
Aman (55kg)
Manish Goswami (65kg)
Anirudh Kumar (110kg)

Chess:
Biel International Chess Tournament- Chess ace Vidit Gujrathi showcased his all-round prowess to win the Biel International Chess tournament with a round to spare on Monday. With the last round yet to be played in classical chess, Vidit scored 31 points and is fourth ahead of nearest competitor Samuel Shankland of USA. The India No.3 will play world junior champion Parham Maghsoodloo in the final round to earn valuable ranking points which can help him qualify for the FIDE World Cup 2019.

Shooting
The latest development in the fallout over the exclusion of shooting from the 2022 Commonwealth Games seems to be putting the International Shooting Sport Federation at odds with the Birmingham Games organisers. Ian Reid, the Chief Executive Officer for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, defended the organisers’ decision to not include shooting in the sports roster after the Indian Olympic Association demanded a boycott of the event.

Cricket:
ICC announce World Test Championship which is set to start from upcoming Ashes series.
Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw has been handed a back-dated suspension for a doping violation. His suspension will run till 15th November 2019. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The two other cricketers which are also suspended by BCCI are Divya Gajraj (Rajasthan, ingested a prohibited substance for the treatment of an eye injury) and Akshay Dullarwar (Vidarbha, ingested a prohibited substance for the treatment of an infection) have both been suspended for six and eight months respectively. Their suspensions will be lifted on 25 September and 9 November.

Athletics:
Caster Semenya will not defend her world 800m title in Doha in September after a Swiss judge overruled a temporary suspension on the IAAF’s controversial testosterone-curbing rules, her representatives said Tuesday. The ruling means the 28-year-old can no longer compete in events between the 400m and mile, as she did in June and July. The World Championships are scheduled between September 28-October 6 in the Qatari capital.

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