Top ranked woman tennis star Ashley Barty has pulled out of US Open citing travelling concerns amid Covid-19.US is the worst affected country due to Coronavirus pandemic.US Open is scheduled to begin on 31st August.
Vishwanathan Anand ended his disastrous campaign at Legends of Chess online tournament after 8 defeats.Anand lost to Ivanchuk in the ninth and final round on Wednesday.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju sanctioned Rs.5 lakh assistance to national Wushu champion Shiksha who was forced to work as a farm labourer during difficult times amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Ferrari chairman John Elkann insists Lewis Hamilton is poised to break Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles.Hamilton is likely to win his seventh World Championship this season.
Woman shooting coach tested positive for Coronavirus at Dr.Karni Singh Shooting range in New Delhi.However it will not affect training of Indian shooters beginning August 1.
Anthony Hamilton has withdrawn from World Snooker Championships due to Covid-19 fears.He was scheduled to play his first round match against Wilson on Friday.
Indian boxer Vikas Krishan prefers US pro bouts instead of training at national camp in Patiala.He believes conventional is not good enough for a podium finish at Tokyo Olympics.
National Sports awards ceremony this year is likely to be postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic.Sports Awards are given every year in India on 29th August which is birth anniversary of hockey legendDhyan Chand.
BWF cancels 4 more tournaments spread across September due to Covid-19.The cancelled events are Taipei Open,Korea Open,China Open and Japan Open.
By Shailesh Padhye