Latest Sports Updates 21-08-2020 @ 9.00 p.m.IST

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Sports Ministry on Friday decided against conferring Arjuna award to former Khel Ratna winners Sakshi Malik and Mirabai Chanu.Arjuna awardees list has been cut to 27 from 29.However for the first time there will be 5 winners of Khel Ratna award.

Hockey

Hockey India’s high performance director David John resigned from the post due to personal reasons.However sources say he was feeling left out of SAI set up.

Boxing

World championships silver medallist Indian boxer Amit Panghal feels demotivated in Olympic year after he was ignored for national sports award for the third time in a row.

Golf

Indian trio of Aditi Ashok,Tvesa Malik and Diksha Dagar had a rough start at Women’s British Open on Thursday.Aditi was tied 107 while the other two at tied 125th.

Cricket

England fast bowler Stuart Broad was presented with silver stump for reaching 500 test wickets ahead of third test against West Indies at Southampton.

Tennis

World no.1 Novak Djokovic says he is determined to win fourth US Open title.He has no regrets over controversial Adria tour which left 4 players testing positive for Covid-19.

Chess

All eyes will be on former world champion Vishwanathan Anand as Online Chess Olympiad gets underway on Friday.India will be eyeing podium finish besides favourites China,Russia and USA.

Wrestling

Olympic medallist Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik is unsure of participating in national camp beginning in Lucknow on September 1.

 

By Shailesh Padhye