Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals.Avani won bronze medal in 50m rifle 3 position.Praveen Kumar won silver medal in men’s high jump.Indian para archer Harvinder Singh also won a bronze in men’s recurve.
Top seed Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev eased past their respective opponents to reach third round of US Open on Thursday.Djokovic beat Greskpoor 6-2,6-3,6-2 while Zverev lost just four games in his straight sets win over Albert Ramos Vinolas.Dennis Shapovalov,Kei Nishikori and Jannik Sinner all progressed to the third round.Among women,Karolina Pliskova,Bianca Andresscu and Kerber advanced.
France striker Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine and Finland with calf injury.Meanwhile Argentina beat Venezuela 3-1 to remain second in World Cup qualification.
India finished 10th at Under 19 World Volleyball Championships.India lost to Czech Republic in 9-10 classification match.
IOA President Narinder Batra says hockey teams may skip CWG next year in order to peak at Asian Games.2022 Asiad will be held more than a month after CWG and acts as Olympic qualifier.
India’s Rahil Gangjee is tied 4th at interrupted Fujisankei Classic golf event in Japan.
By Shailesh Padhye