In the Tokyo Paralympics, Bhavina Patel created history by winning the silver medal in Table Tennis Class-4. Nishad Kumar won a silver medal in the high jump. Vinod won the bronze in the discus throw but could not celebrate it due to protests over Vikar’s classification. England’s Jos Buttler will not be a part of the Oval Test due to the birth of his second child with his wife.
New Delhi. India hit a hat-trick of medals at the Tokyo Paralympics when Bhavina Patel, Nishad Kumar, and Vinod Kumar won medals. In the class-4 category of table tennis, Bhavina won silver and Nishad Kumar won a silver medal in the high jump. After this Vinod won the bronze in discus throw but he could not celebrate the victory due to protest over Vikar’s classification. Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler will not be able to play in the fourth Test match of the series due to the birth of his second child with his wife.
India scored a hat-trick of medals at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday. Bhavina Patel won the silver medal in class-4 of table tennis while Nishad Kumar won the silver medal in the high jump. After this, BSF jawan Vinod Kumar won the bronze medal in the discus throw. However, he could not celebrate the victory due to protests over Vikar’s classification. However, there has been opposition from another competitor who has objected to their classification of the F52. The result of this competition is currently under review. The medal ceremony has also been postponed till the evening session of 30 August.
The Gujarat government announced a reward of Rs 3 crore to table tennis player Bhavina Patel, who won the historic silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. Bhavina, who hails from Sundhia village in the Mehsana district of Gujarat, won India’s silver medal in her first Paralympic Games. She has become the first Indian table tennis player to win a medal in either Olympics or the Paralympics. In the title match, Bhavina lost 0-3 to world number one Ying Zhou of China.
Pacer Mark Wood and all-rounder Chris Woakes have been included in England’s squad for the fourth Test against India after regaining full fitness. Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler will not be able to play in this match due to the birth of his second child with his wife. Wood’s right shoulder was injured while fielding during the second Test at Lord’s, while Woakes has also recovered from a heel injury that kept him away from international cricket after the one-day series against Pakistan in July.
Pacer Ishant Sharma may have to be out of the playing XI for the remaining two Test matches against England due to his poor performance in the third Test. England won the third match by an innings and 76 runs in Leeds to level the five-match series 1-1. Ishant gave 92 runs in 22 overs in this match and he did not get any wicket. In such a situation, it is expected that off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin can get a chance. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s knee scan showed he did not suffer a serious injury but Ashwin is a strong contender for a place in the squad for the fourth Test at The Oval from September 2.
Rohit Chamoli (48kg), Bharat Joon (+81kg), and Vishu Rathi (Girls’ 48kg) registered contrasting wins in the finals on Sunday to help India win three gold medals at the Asian Junior Boxing Championships being played in Dubai. Put it in your pocket. Rohit beat Mongolia’s Otgonbayar Tuvshinjaya 3-2 in a tight final while Jun beat Kazakhstan’s Yrdos Sharipbek 5-0. In the girls’ event, Vishu won the gold medal with a 5-0 victory over Uzbekistan’s Bakhteyorova Robyakhon.
India’s veteran tennis player Sania Mirza and her US partner Christina McHall were runners-up in the WTA 250 tennis tournament. In the final played in Cleveland, Sania-Christina lost to the top-seeded pair of Shuko Ayoma and Anna Shibahara. Sania and Kristina lost 5-7, 3-6 against the Japanese pair in the final in an hour and 24 minutes. To make it to the first final of the season, Sania got 180 ranking points and an amount of three thousand dollars.
On the 116th birth anniversary of hockey magician Major Dhyan Chand, the whole country remembered. Every year his birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India. On this occasion, great batsman Sachin Tendulkar shared a special video message. In this, he said that sport brings hope and joy even in the most challenging situations. In the video, Sachin was seen playing cricket with Divyang children. Through this video, he appealed to the people that they must play sports with the children around them on this day.
Zimbabwe’s legendary cricketer Andy Flower has turned down the offer to become the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team. He has cited his busy schedule for this. Media reports said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants him to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as the head coach. Pakistan had lost 1-2 against England in the three-match T20 series in July last while Misbah’s coach. Flower, 53, has a lot of experience as a cricket coach. He is the head coach of several franchises in T20 leagues across the world.
Team India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is facing criticism in the third test match of the series played in Leeds against England. Former England captain Michael Vaughan has also advised Rahane to be out of the fourth Test, calling it a big headache for Team India. In a conversation with Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz, Vaughan said that the Indian team should not include Rahane in the playing-11 in the fourth Test as there is a lack of consistency in his performance. Referring to England, he said how the hosts’ fortunes turned when Dominic Sibley and Jack Crowley, who was struggling with poor form, were dropped from the team. In such a situation, India must also make changes in the team for the fourth Test.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India’s performance in the Tokyo Olympics has created a “huge impact” on the Games. He called upon the countrymen to maintain this momentum created regarding sports through the mantra ‘Sabka Prayas’. Sharing his thoughts with the people of the country and the world in the 80th episode of the radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister emphasized the need to make sports a permanent part of the family and social life and fill it with energy. The Prime Minister said that today the youth is not only looking towards sports, but he is also looking at the possibilities associated with it and is also understanding its potential very closely and also wants to associate himself with it.