Nikhat Zareen stormed into the final of Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Wednesday.Nikhat beat Brazilian Caroline 5-0 in 52kg semifinal.Manisha(57kg) and Parveen (63kg) settled for bronze medals after losing in respective semifinal bouts.
Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out in the second round of French Open qualifiers.Indian lost 6-7,4-6 to Cuenin.Thus there will be no Indian representative in singles at Roland Garros this year.
England recalled Stuart Broad and James Anderson for the test series against New Zealand.
P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth reached second round ofvThailand Open.Sindhu beat Lam 21-19,19-21,21-18.However H S Prannoy and Saina Nehwal made early exits.
Indian men’s compound archery team stunned world no.1 USA and powerhouse South Korea in quarterfinals and semifinals respectively to assure itself a silver medal at Archery World Cup Stage 2.
By Shailesh Padhye