Kidambi Srikamth reached quarterfinals of HYLO Open in Germany after 21-9,19-21,21-10 win over Lee Dong Keun.However Sourabh Verma went down in straight games to eighth seed Wangcharden.Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy also bowed out in women’s doubles.
Debutant Akash Kumar signed off with a bronze medal in 54kg at AIBA World Boxing Championships on Thursday.Akash lost to Makhmud in the semifinals.Despite the defeat,he became only the seventh male Indian boxer to win a medal at Worlds.
Liverpool and Ajax reached last 16 of Champions League on Wednesday.Liverpool beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 while Ajax 10 man Borussia Dortmund 3-1.
French Open finallist Stefanos Tstistipas headed long list of seeds to exit at Paris Masters on Wednesday.Arm injury forced the retirement of the Greek star.Canadian Felix Auger Aliassimme also was knocked out.
Seven member Indian contingent including Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker will compete in inaugral ISSF President’s Cup.Medal rounds will begin on Friday
By Shailesh Padhye