Latest Sports Updates 19-10-2021 @ 6.00 p.m.IST

Badminton

Sameer Verma upset Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21-17,21-14 in the first round of Denmark Open which began on Tuesday.Kidambi Srikant beat B Sai Praneeth 21-14,21-11 in all Indian clash in the opening round.P V Sindhu playing her first match since Tokyo Olympics looked in total control during her 21-12,21-10 win over Yigit.Men’s doubles pair of SatwikSaiRaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also advanced.

Football

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Tuesday said thec eam must beat Dynamo Kiev in Champions League on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of advancing.Barcelona last crashed out of group stage in Champions League 21 years ago.

Tennis

World no.1 Novak Djokovic is unsure of participating in Australian Open early next year.He declined to reveal whether he has been vaccinated or not.Australian Open organisers are planning to ban players without vaccination.

Table Tennis

Payas Jain becomes second Indian paddler to achieve no.1 ranking.He reached the milestone in under-17 category.

Boxing

AIBA introduces belts and white gloves for men’s World Boxing Championships beginning in Belgrade next week.Over 100 countries featuring more than 600 boxers will compete for medals made of solid gold and silver.

Basketball

NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Monday said aroud 96% of the players in the league have now been vaccinated against Covid-19.

 

By Shailesh Padhye

 

 

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