Indian sports News- August 9thAugust 9, 2019
Bytes: Boxing Gold, Mohun Bagan close to SF, Double centurion-Gill, Davis Cup, Bronze in Women’s Hockey
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Asian School boys Boxing Championship- Team India bagged 8 medals at the Asian School Boys Boxing Championship in Kuwait. 2 Gold medals by Bharat and Yashwardhan, 5 silver medals by Aryan, Vinay, Randeep, Gaurav, Preet Malik and a Bronze medal by Naksh Beniwal.
Double hundred- Shubman Gill struck an unbeaten double century as India A recovered from a disastrous top-order collapse against West Indies A on the third day of the unofficial Test against Trinidad. Gill’s innings had some sublime shots and he hit 19 fours and two sixes during his 250-ball stay. Vihari had 10 fours and a six in his 221-ball innings and was the slower of the two batsmen.
Amla retires– Hashim Amla, the only South African to score a triple Test match century, on Thursday announced his retirement from international cricket, just days after fast bowler Dale Steyn said he was quitting Tests. Amla, 36, said he was retiring from all international cricket after a 15-year career during which he hit 55 centuries in 349 matches across all formats.
Durand Cup– Former champions Mohun Bagan inched closer to securing a semi-final berth with a second successive win, while Gokulam Kerala and FC Goa won their respective group openers in the 129th Durand Cup, in Kolkata on Thursday.
COTIF 2019 Cup- The Indian women’s football squad campaign in the COTIF 2019 Cup drew to a close after they suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Spain U-19 team on Thursday, thereby ending third on the table.
Davis Cup- With India’s national tennis association likely to approach the International Tennis Federation to seek a neutral venue for next month’s Davis Cup tie in Islamabad the Pakistan federation says it will abide by the ITF’s ruling. Pakistan Tennis Federation President Salim Saifullah Khan admitted that tension has escalated after the Indian government revoked provisions of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, taking away the state’s special status and in retaliation Pakistan on Wednesday downgraded diplomatic ties with India and said that the PTF will follow whatever the ITF suggests.
WTA Toronto– Serena Williams and Japan’s Naomi Osaka booked a rematch of last year’s US Open final in the WTA Toronto quarter-finals after straight-set triumphs.
Rogers Cup- The Indian-Canadian duo of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov eased to a straight sets triumph over the pair of Kyle Edmund and Taylor Fritz to cruise into the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup (ATP Masters 1000). And in singles, Rafael Nadal stepped closer to a record 35th Masters 1000 title, dispatching Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4 Thursday to power into the ATP Montreal quarter-finals. The Spanish world number two has now notched the most wins in the elite series, with his 379th Masters victory surpassing Roger Federer by one.
Women’s hockey– Indian hockey women’s 35+ Masters team bagged bronze medal at the European Masters Games held in Torino, Italy dated from 26 th july to 4th August. Team members were Rekha Janardhanan the captain of the team, Christy Elena, Raji, Thilagam, Sheela, Lakshmi, Sarumathy, Malaialagu, Thenmozhi,Theresa Bella, Meghalatha Nagaraj from Tamil Nadu and Vandana from Himachal Pradesh.
India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand on Thursday requested the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to help her get a visa so that she can participate in a couple of races in Europe in her bid to qualify for the World Athletics Championships. Dutee, who recently became the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold medal in the World University Games, is slated to run 100m dash in two IAAF-approved races – one in Ireland on August 13 and another in Germany on August 19. But she is yet to get her visa.
Mexican GP– Mexico City signed a deal on Thursday with the International Motoring Federation to continue hosting a Formula One race through 2022, after months of uncertainty about the future of the Mexican Grand Prix. The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a leftist austerity crusader, had balked at shelling out tens of millions of dollars to renew its hosting rights for the race. Under the new contract, no government money will be spent, officials said.