Latest Sports Updates 16-12-2021 @ 7.00 p.m.IST

Badminton

Defending champion P V Sindhu reached quarterfinals of BWF World Championships after beating Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-14,21-18 on Thursday.She will next face World no.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the women’s singles.Men’s doubles pair of Satwik SaiRaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bowed out after losing in three games to 9th seeds Sin and Yi.Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy also lost in women’s doubles.

Formula One

Max Verstappen was crowned F1 champion after Mercedes dropped plans to appeal Abu Dhabi GP outcome on Thursday.

Football

Arsenal beat 10 man West Ham 2-0 to reach top four in premier league on Wednesday.West Ham dropped out of top four.

Tennis

World no 4 Karolina Pliskova has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open due to hand  injury on Thursday.29 year old reached semifinals at Melbourne in 2019.

 

By Shailesh Padhye

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