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Srikanth enters semifinals Hong Kong Open
Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the semifinals of the men’s singles event at the Hong Kong Open on 15 Nov. It was Srikanth’s second career win over the Chinese shuttler. The Indian still trails Long 2-6 in head-to-head win-loss record. Srikanth, the lone Indian in contention in the tournament, will next meet the winner of ..
Topics: Badminton • Kidambi • Olympic medalists • Srikanth Kidambi • Summer Olympic Games • Telugu people • Viktor Axelsen
Ronaldo Singh wins gold in men’s junior Keirin event at 2019 Asian Track Cycling Championships
Indian cyclist Ronaldo Singh has won gold in the men’s junior Keirin event at the 2019 Asian Track Cycling Championships at Incheon in South Korea. Apart from Ronaldo, James Singh clinched a bronze medal in the same event. India also secured 2 bronze medals in men’s and women’s Jr. sprint team.
Topics: Cyclists • Esow Alben • Lee Hye-jin • Olympic medalists • Summer Olympic Games
N Wilson Singh and Satish Kumar Prajapati win a gold in 10m platform synchronized event
In Swimming, Indian duo of N Wilson Singh and Satish Kumar Prajapati produced impressive performances to win a gold in 10m platform synchronized event at the ongoing 10th Asian Age Group Championships 2019 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Therefore, India extended their total tally to 60 medals (17 gold, 23 silver and 20 bronze) in the prestigious ..
Topics: Commonwealth Games • In aquatic sports • Olympic medalists • Summer Olympic Games
Sumit Nagal becomes first Indian tennis player to win on South American clay court
In Tennis, Sumit Nagal from Haryana has won the men’s singles title of 2019 ATP Challenger Tournament at Buenos Aires in Argentina. He defeated local favourite Facundo Bognis in straight-sets 6-4, 6-2 to claim the $54,160 prize money. With this feat, Nagal became first Indian to win on South American clay court. Earlier, Nagal ..
Topics: ATP Challenger Tour • Challenger de Buenos Aires • Olympic medalists • Roger Federer • Sumit Nagal • Tennis • Tennis players
National Sports Day (NSD)
The National Sports Day (NSD) is celebrated every year in India on 29th of August to mark the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, who was known as ‘The Wizard’ or ‘The Magician’ of hockey for his superb ball control. He won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, ..
Topics: Dhyan Chand • K. D. Singh • National Sports Day • Olympic Games • Olympic medalists • Sport in India • Summer Olympic Games
P R Sreejesh nominated for 2019 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Ace India goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh has been nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by Hockey India. While, Midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and forward Akashdeep Singh and women’s team defender Deepika have been nominated for the Arjuna Award. Hockey India has also nominated R.P. Singh and Sandeep Kaur for Dhyan Chand Award for ..
Topics: Arjuna Award • Chinglensana Kangujam • Dhyan Chand • Hockey India • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports • Olympic medalists • Sport in India • Summer Olympic Games