Indian sports News- August 5thAugust 5, 2019
Bytes: Satwik/Chirag wins Indonesian open, Vinesh Phogat wins Gold, Ashes Day4, Hungarian GP
Indonesian Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have become the first Indian doubles pair to win a Super 500 title. They beat the reigning World Champions and third seeds Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China in three hard-fought games 21-19, 18-21, 21-18. The Indian pair came into the match as clear underdogs but they didn’t put a foot wrong in the early going. The Chinese pair are renowned for their flat play but the Indians never game them the chance to find some rhythm.
BWF World Para-Badminton Championship: In what can be considered a big boost for para sports in India, Arati Janoba Patil, a specially-abled player has been selected for the BWF World Para-Badminton Championship, which is scheduled to be held in Switzerland from August 20-25. Not only that the native from Khanapur bagged the silver medal in Asian Youth Para Games in Dubai 2017, but she also won a bronze medal in Victor-Denmark Para-Badminton Championship in Denmark, 2018.
Poland Open: Vinesh Phogat continued her winning spree in international tournaments as the wrestler captured yet another gold medal, this time at the Poland Open in Warsaw. Competing in the 53 kg category, Phogat won the gold medal by beating Zosana Roksana of Poland 3-2 in the final. This was Phogat’s third gold medal in as many tournaments in last two months. She won the yellow metal in Sassari and Yasar Dogu ranking tournaments in Italy and Turkey respectively. Since changing her weight category from 50 kg to 53 kg, she has won a silver, a bronze, and three gold medals.
India won 11 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland.
India topped the table in the under-20s events (The United States topped the overall medal table)
The Indian women’s senior national team defeated Bolivia 3-1 in their second match of the COTIF Cup football tournament in Spain. A Ratanbala Devi brace and a Bala Devi goal led the Indian women to a comfortable win over the South American nation despite them taking the lead first through a Sweety Devi own goal.
India started their Asian Men’s U-23 Championship in a strong fashion by registering back to back wins over China and New Zealand on the first two days of the tournament. While New Zealand were defeated 3-0 with relative ease, China put up a strong fight and were defeated in a hard-fought contest lasting five sets. Against China, India’s captain Amit Gulia led the way for his team with a total of 22 points in the game but it was Kerala’s Shon John who stole the show with 23 points.
Washington Open: Shaking off back spasms to blast 18 aces, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios kept his composure and captured the ATP Washington Open title Sunday, defeating Russia’s 10th-ranked Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4). The 24-year-old Aussie, who struggled through the opening set, claimed the $365,390 top prize and his sixth career ATP crown at the US Open tune-up event.
Ashes Day4: Steve Smith hit his second century of his comeback Test on Sunday as Australia set England a daunting 398 to win the Ashes opener at Edgbaston. Ashes-holders Australia, bidding to win their first Test series away to England in 18 years, made 487-7 declared in their second innings as they capitalised on the absence from the home side’s attack of the injured James Anderson.
Hubgarian GP: Lewis Hamilton regained his momentum in the drivers’ world championship with a memorable strategic victory on Sunday when he overcame young rival Max Verstappen to triumph in a tense and thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix. The 34-year-old defending five-time champion started third on the grid in his Mercedes and, after stalking the 21-year-old Dutch tyro for most of a fascinating tactical contest, finally swept into the lead on lap 67 of a stirring 70 laps.
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