Indian sports News- August 14thAugust 14, 2019
Bytes: Senior badminton, Women’s cricket in CWG, Deepak Punia’s Gold, PT Usha in Asian committee, Russian weightlifters banned
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Commonwealth Games 2022- The Commonwealth Games Federation on Tuesday announced that Birmingham 2022 will have the largest ever female and para sport programme in history after Women’s T20 Cricket, Beach Volleyball and Para Table Tennis were confirmed for the next Commonwealth Games. This announcement comes after the 71 Commonwealth Games Associations voted by the required majority to accept the proposal from Birmingham 2022 to add these three sports to the existing programme.
T20 Physical disability series- India defeated hosts England by 36 runs to emerge as the winning team at the T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series in England, organized by the England & Wales Cricket Board. England, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe were the other four nations that participated in the tournament. It was Ravindra Sante from Indian soil who scored a quickfire half-century (53 off 34 balls) to star in India’s glory. Batting first in the game, India’s 180 for 7 wickets, bolstered by some mesmerising shots at the back end of the innings, ultimately narrowed down England’s chances of winning, who surrendered at 144 for 9.
Junior World Championship- Deepak Punia will wrestle for the gold medal for the second consecutive year at the Junior World Championships. Having bagged a silver medal in 2018, Punia reached the final of the 86 kg category on Tuesday and will like to upgrade his medal in Tallinn, Estonia on Wednesday. Punia, a cadet world champion in 2016, has had a series of good results in the senior category and will also represent India at the World Championships in Kazakhstan, which will also serve as the Olympic qualification tournament.
Asian Athletics Association- Legendary Indian sprinter PT Usha has been made a member of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association in recognition of her stellar achievements at the continental stage. The other members of the Athletes Commission are Wang Yu of China, 2012 London Olympics gold medallist triple jumper Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan, Lee Hup Wei of Malaysia and Saad Shaddad of Saudi Arabia.
Masters Championship- Forty players, including former world billiards champion Geet Sethi, have confirmed their participation for the Masters Snooker Championships to be held in Mumbai from August 16. Leading the field is Sethi, a multiple times national snooker champion and former world billiards champion, along with defending champion Punjab-based Alok Kumar (PSPB), and former Asian Games gold medalist, Rafath Habib (Railways), SA Saleem (Tamil Nadu), Sarang Shroffand Cherag Ramakrishna (both Maharashtra). A total of 40 players from all across India have confirmed their participation in this tournament.
ISL- Chennai City FC midfielder Nestor Gordillo has been given a four-month ban by the All India Football Federation after the Spaniard was found guilty of illegally terminating his contract with the I-League champions by signing for FC Pune City. Chennai City FC midfielder Nestor Gordillo has been given a four-month ban by the All India Football Federation after the Spaniard was found guilty of illegally terminating his contract with the I-League champions by signing for FC Pune City.
World police and fire games- World Championships Silver medalist Anjum Moudgil collected the bunch of medals at the World Police and Fire Games in Chendu, China.
Gold in Rifle Prone Event (Singles), Rifle Prone Event (Team), Rifle 3 Position (Team)
Silver in Rifle 3 Position (Singles)
World Senior Championship: Indian shuttlers finished their campaign on a high with a gold and two silver medals at the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships 2019 in Katowice, Poland on Sunday. Vijay Lancy Mascarenhas and Ajeet Hari Dass won Gold in 40 plus men’s doubles category, Manjusha Sudhir Sahasrabudhe and the pair of Prabhu Naik Naidu Kona and Suzanne Venglet bagged a silver in 55 plus women’s singles and 50 plus mixed doubles categories respectively.
In a first of its kind move, the Union Sports Ministry has directed the National Sports Federations and Sports Authority of India to hire tutors for the sportspersons who are part of the national camp at various SAI centers across the country. The Sports Ministry wants players to get tuition for Mathematics, Science and English among other subjects and is willing to pay a maximum remuneration of Rs 15,000 per month.
US Open 2019- Former champion Samantha Stosur and teenage Wimbledon sensation Coco Gauff highlight the list of US Open wildcards announced on Tuesday. Gauff is joined by four other teenagers among eight wildcard invitees: a trio of 17-year-old Americans in Caty McNally, Whitney Osuigwe and Katie Volynets and 16-year-old French player Diane Parry.
Players Suspended- Five Russian weightlifters, including a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, have been provisionally suspended after doping tests on samples recovered from the Moscow lab, the International Weightlifting Federation said Tuesday. Ruslan Albegov, 31, who took a London Games bronze in the +105 kilo category and won back-to-back world titles in the next two years, was suspended along with women’s -63 kilo 2013 world champion Tima Turieva.