Indian sports News- August 2ndAugust 2, 2019
Bytes- Indonesia Open QFs, Boxing russia, Ashes, Age test fail, Wrestling Gold
Indonesia Open- India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reached the men’s doubles semi-finals at the Thailand Open on Friday with a hard-fought victory against South Korea’s Choi Solgyu and Seo Sueng Jae. The Indian pair, who had suffered a quarter-final defeat at the Japan Open last week, won 21-17, 17-21, 21-19 in exactly one hour.
Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament- Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki and 2019 India Open silver medallist Govind Sahani assured two more medals for India by entering the semi-finals of the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia. Solanki, a bronze medallist at this year’s India Open, defeated Russia’s Maksim Chernyshev 3-2 in a split-decision verdict to enter the last-four round of 56kg category on Thursday. He initially played patiently against his Russian opponent before increasing the tempo with a flurry of punches to secure the win. India are assured of six medals as four women and two men have reached the semi-finals.
Cadet World Championship- India captured their first gold medal of the Cadet Wrestling World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria as Sonam Malik won the title in women’s wrestling on Thursday. It was also India’s first medal in women’s wrestling at the championships this year. The 17-year-old, who had won the world title in 2017 in the 56 kg weight category, won her second world title, this year in 65 kg category. Sonam also has won a bronze medal in the 65 kg category at world championships last year.
Mumbai cricket association- Five boys have been held ineligible to attend the Mumbai Cricket Association’s U-16 off-season camp in Mumbai after failing the bone age test, in what is being seen as a case of age-fudging. Tanner-Whitehouse test is a standard test conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Ashes- Steve Smith marked his first Test since completing a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal with a superb century to rescue Australia on the opening day of the Ashes series on Thursday. Australia were in dire straits against England in Birmingham at 122-8 but their last two wickets more than doubled the score and Smith was last man out for 144 in a total of 284. Stuart Broad took 5-86 in 22.4 overs and fellow paceman Chris Woakes chipped in with 3-58 on his Warwickshire home ground.
World Junior squash Championship: Veer Chotrani was India’s bright spot as he progressed to the quarter final on a day when all other colleagues of his made their exit a round earlier in the World individual junior squash championship in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. The Asian junior champion edged out a higher seed Yannick Wilhelmi of Switzerland in four games.
XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters- Fresh from his exploits in Suhl, Germany, where he won the International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Cup gold, 18-year old Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar of Madhya Pradesh, carried on his run of good form in New Delhi. The youngster won the men’s rifle 3-Positions gold at the ongoing XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Competition. After having qualified third for the eight-man final with a modest qualifying score 1166, Tomar was in his elements in a top finals field, pulling off a comfortable victory, finishing with a score of 459.9 and a classy 10.7 in the end.
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