Vinesh Phogat and Seema Biswas qualified for Tokyo Olympics with their victories in repechage rounds.Vinesh thrashed world silver medallist Sarah 8-2 to book Olympic ticket.She later won bronze medal in 53kg.Pooja Dhanda failed to better her colour from previous Worlds as she lost in semis of 59kg to European champion Liubov Ovcharova.
Amit Panghal(52kg)and Manish Kaushik (63kg) reached semifinals of World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg.For the first time India will have two medals from prestigious event.However Sanjeet lost his 91kg quarterfinal.Kavinder Singh Bisht also failed to win a medal.
Indian men’s tt team beat Hong Kong 3-1 to finish fifth in Asian Table Tennis Championships in Yogyakarta.This is their best ever finish in the event.Moreover they also won gold in 1st division.
Saina Nehwal bowed out of China Open while P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth made it to prequarterfinals.Parupalli Kashyap also easily made it to last 16.Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy advanced in women’s doubles.
German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is considering retirement after Euro 2020.
Hima Das ruled out of World Championships due to back injury.
These news compiled by Shailesh Padhye for Sportsnasha.com