India ended Tokyo Paralympics with 5 gold,8 silver and 6 bronze for a total of 19 medals Krishna Nagar won gold on the final day of Paralympics with 21-17,16-21,21-17 win over Hong Kong’s Chi Kai in badminton men’s singles final.
4th seed Alexander Zverev reached the fourth round of US Open after his American opponent Jack Sock retired after the third game in the fourth set.German was leading by two sets to one at Arthur Ashe stadium at night.Men’s top 10 seeds continue to fall as Canadian 7th seed Dennis Shapavalov lost to Harris of South Africa in straight sets.Top seed Novak Djokovic chasing record 21st major needed 3 and half hours to beat former runner up Kei Nishikori in the afternoon session.On the women’s side,top seed Ashleigh Barty lost 2-6,6-1,6-7 to Rogers of USA.Karolina Pliskova,Swiajtek and Pavlyuchenkova all advanced to the round of 16.
India beat Nepal 2-1 in second international football friendly on Sunday.Skipper Sunil Chhetri and Choudhary scored for India.
Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth will lead Indian challenge at Thomas and Uber Cup finals in Denmark from October 9-17.
Indian table tennis star Manika Batra on Sunday dismissed TTFI’s claim that she did not report the matter to the national federation when coach Soumyadeep Roy allegedly asked her to throw the match during Olympic qualifier in March.
Aditi Ashok finished tied 12th at Creekhouse Open in Sweden.
By Shailesh Padhye