Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal reached prequarterfinals atbBWF World Championships in Tokyo on Tuesday.Saina beat Cheung Yi in straight games in her first round.However Nozomi Okuhara pulled out of the event due to injury paving the way for Indian to enter last 16 in women’s singles.Women’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand made a winning start.However it was disappontment for other Indians on Tuesday in men’s and mixed doubles.
Multiple world champion Indian boxer M C Mary Kom undergoes ACL surgery.
Sania Mirza pulled out of US Open with tendon injury.She will quit the game at the end of season.US Open begins on Monday.
The elections of All India Football Federation Executive Committee will be held on September 2.Nominations can be filed from August 25.
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra has confirmed his participation at Diamond League in Laussane on Friday.He is currently fourth in the standings.Top six javelin throwers will compete in the Big Final in Zurich early next month.
FIH announced Pro League venues for the upcoming season.Rourkela has been added as second Indian host city besides Bhubaneshwar.
By Shailesh Padhye