Latest Sports Updates 18-08-2021 @ 6.00 p.m.IST

Badminton

Double Olympic medallist Indian shuttler P V Sindhu told PM Narendra Modi that she plans to Open sports school and academy in Vishakhapatnam.

Athletics

Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and said he will continue to work hard so as to make the state and country proud.He could not attend felicitation function on August 13 due to illness.India’s 4*400m mixed relay team qualified for final of under 20 World Athletics Championships.

Wrestling

Indian PM Narendra Modi told Vinesh Phogat not to get distracted by the defeat.Vinesh failed to win a medal at Tokyo Olympics in 53kg.She is currently suspended by WFI.

Football

Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to win German Super Cuo on Tuesday.

Formula One

Japanese F1 Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second straight season due to Covid-19 pandemic.It was scheduled for October 10 at Suzuka.

Golf

Aditi Ashok will compete in her 19th major at British which starts on Thursday.Indian will play alongside Brittany and Sung Park.

Table Tennis

G Sathiyan and Manika Batra reached prequarterfinals in their respective events at WTT Contender in Budapest.Sathiyan beat Can 3-1 while Manika edged past Sabina 3-2.

Tennis

Frenchman Benoit Paire upset fifth seed Dennis Shapovalov 6-3,4-6,7-5 to reach third round Cincinnati Masters.India’s Rohan Boppanna exited in the men’s doubles first round.

 

By Shailesh Padhye

 

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