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Davis Cup 2022: Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri give India 2-0 lead vs Denmark

Davis Cup 2022: Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri give India 2-0 lead vs Denmark

Breaking News, Tennis, Trending
Both Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri won their singles tennis matches in straight sets. The Indian tennis team got off to a good start against Denmark in their Davis Cup 2022 World Group I playoff tie with Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri winning their respective singles matches on Friday. With the two wins on the first day, India lead Denmark 2-0 in the five-match series. In the first match, Ramkumar Ramanathan, who is the highest-ranked Indian men’s singles player at 170, defeated world No. 824 Christian Sigsgaard 6-3, 6-2. Yuki Bhambri meanwhile, won against Denmark’s Mikael Torpegaard 6-4, 6-4 in the second match. In the opening rubber at the Delhi Gymkhana Club, Ramkumar Ramanathan adapted to the slow grass court surface quickly and got the first break of the m...
WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Manika Batra makes quarters; Kamath-Thakkar in mixed doubles final

WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Manika Batra makes quarters; Kamath-Thakkar in mixed doubles final

Breaking News, Table Tennis, Trending
Two Indian pairs are in the women’s doubles semi-finals. Indian table tennis players confirmed at least three medals following Thursday’s results. On an eventful day for Indian table tennis players at the  WTT Contender Muscat 2022 on Thursday, Manika Batra progressed to the women’s singles quarter-finals while Archana Kamath and Manav Thakkar made the mixed doubles final. Manika Batra upset Romania’s Bernadette Szocs, the world No. 23, 3-0 (11-3, 13-11, 11-8) in the round of 16 of women’s singles. The Indian will face China’s Kuai Man next. Archana Kamath, however, fell in the same stage of the women’s singles event following a 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9) loss to Tokyo Olympian Xiaoxin Yang of Monaco. Kamath, however, had a good run in mixed doubles with partner Manav Thakkar...
World Race Walking Team Championships 2022: Olympians Sandeep Kumar, Priyanka Goswami to lead new-look India

World Race Walking Team Championships 2022: Olympians Sandeep Kumar, Priyanka Goswami to lead new-look India

Athletics, Breaking News, Trending
Tokyo Olympian Bhawna Jat will also be competing in the women’s 20km race walk. Get full schedule and India squad. A young 11-member Indian team, led by Tokyo Olympians Sandeep Kumar and Priyanka Goswami, will compete at the World Race Walking Team Championships 2022 in Muscat, Oman over the weekend. Sandeep Kumar and Priyanka Goswami won the men’s and women’s 20km national championships, respectively, last year with national record timings of 1:20:16 and 1:28:45. While Sandeep Kumar will compete in the men’s 20km race walk alongside 20-year-old debutant Suraj Panwar on Friday, Priyanka Goswami will participate in the women’s 35km event on Saturday. Bhawna Jat, who also competed at the Tokyo Olympics, will be competing alongside Ravina and another 20-year-old debutant, Munita P...
India vs Denmark, Davis Cup, World Group I playoff: Rohan Bopanna in action

India vs Denmark, Davis Cup, World Group I playoff: Rohan Bopanna in action

Breaking News, Tennis, Trending
While India have in-form Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna in the side, Denmark will be without their top-ranked singles player Holger Rune. The Indian tennis team will take on Denmark in their Davis Cup 2022 World Group I playoffs series at the Delhi Gymkhana Club starting from Friday. A win in the two-day long series will see India make Davis Cup 2022 World Group I stage while a loss will see them drop into Group II. India have never dropped below Group I. The India vs Denmark tennis tie will feature one doubles and four singles matches. This will also be the first Davis Cup meeting between the two teams since India won 3-2 in Aarhus, Denmark in 1984. With Sumit Nagal missing and India deciding not to field Prajnesh Gunneswaran on the grass courts against Denmark, Ramkuma...
Commonwealth Games 2022 hockey: India, Pakistan look to end Australian dominance

Commonwealth Games 2022 hockey: India, Pakistan look to end Australian dominance

Breaking News, Hockey, Trending
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan, along with six-time champions Australia, will be among the 10 men’s teams at Birmingham. India also feature in the women’s tournament. With Pakistan failing to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics men’s hockey tournament, the anticipation of an epic  India vs Pakistan clash at last year’s Summer Games fell flat. But hockey fans from both countries can now look forward to yet another chapter in the historic rivalry to unfold at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK. The Indian men’s hockey team and Pakistan have both been named on the list of teams for the Commonwealth 2022 men’s hockey tournament. According to the official list released jointly by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), India will be...
ISSF World Cup 2022 Cairo: Indian women’s air pistol team strikes gold

ISSF World Cup 2022 Cairo: Indian women’s air pistol team strikes gold

Air pistol, Breaking News, Shooting, Trending
Esha Singh won her second medal of the tournament. India now leads the medals tally with two golds and a silver. India added a second gold to their medal tally on Wednesday at the ISSF World Cup in Cairo, Egypt with the women’s 10m air pistol team title. The Indian team comprising Esha Singh, Shri Nivetha Paramanantham and Ruchira Vinerkar trounced Germany’s Sandra Reitz, Carina Wimmer and Andrea Heckner 16-6, in the gold medal match. With this, India now has two gold and one silver from the competition and find themselves back on top of the medals table at the halfway stage. This was also young Esha Singh’s second medal of the tournament, having won an individual silver in the women’s 10m air pistol earlier. These are her first-ever medals at the senior level for India. The...
WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Manika Batra in singles round of 16

WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Manika Batra in singles round of 16

Breaking News, Table Tennis, Trending
The Indian table tennis player also made it to the mixed doubles quarter-finals with G Sathiyan. India’s Manika Batra moved onto the women’s singles round of 16 of the WTT Contender Muscat 2022 with a win over Singapore’s Lin Ye at the Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex in Oman on Wednesday. Manika Batra beat Ye 3-0 (12-10, 11-8, 11-8) in the round of 32 and will face Romania’s Bernadette Szocs, a former European Championships silver medallist, in the last sixteen. Batra’s compatriot, Sreeja Akula, however, fell to French Olympian Jia Nan Yuan 3-2 (11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8). In the mixed doubles, Manika Batra and partner Sathiyan Gnanasekaran moved onto the quarter-finals after receiving a walkover in their round of 16 tie against Kirill Skachkov and Olga Vorobeva. The Indian duo ...
ICC Women’s World Cup: Everything You Need To Know

ICC Women’s World Cup: Everything You Need To Know

Cricket, Trending
All you need to know about the teams, schedule and structure of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, as well as the one-stop destination for streaming the tournament. The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup is all set to kick off on March 4, with hosts New Zealand facing off against West Indies at the Bay Oval in Tauranga in the tournament opener. The 12th edition of the tournament will feature the best players from eight different countries battling it out in 31 matches over 31 days, with Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Wellington hosting the matches across six different venues. Ahead of the tournament, here's everything you need to know about the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup: The Teams Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Af...
WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Archana Kamath, Sreeja Akula advance to main draw

WTT Contender Muscat 2022: Archana Kamath, Sreeja Akula advance to main draw

Breaking News, Table Tennis, Trending
Tokyo Olympian Sutirtha Mukherjee and Commonwealth Games medallist Anthony Amalraj were knocked out in the women’s and men’s singles preliminary rounds, respectively. Upcoming Indian table tennis players Archana Kamath and Sreeja Akula fought past three rounds in the preliminaries to qualify for the women’s singles main draw of the WTT Contender Muscat 2022 on Tuesday. They will join world No. 49 Manika Batra, who was the only Indian to get a direct entry in the women’s singles main draw. While Archana Kamath overcame Ozge Yilmaz of Turkey 3-1 (11-8, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7), Sreeja Akula won against Huijing Yang of China 3-2 (3-11, 11-7, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10) at the Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex in Muscat, Oman. Apart from qualifying in singles, Sreeja Akula also earned a spot in the wo...
ISSF World Cup 2022 Cairo: Saurabh Chaudhary wins gold medal, Esha Singh bag silver

ISSF World Cup 2022 Cairo: Saurabh Chaudhary wins gold medal, Esha Singh bag silver

10m air rifle, Breaking News, Shooting, Trending
Saurabh Chaudhary, 19, has now won nine gold medals at the shooting World Cup. Esha Singh, meanwhile, lost to world champion Anna Korakaki of Greece. Youth Olympic champion Saurabh Chaudhary and Esha Singh won a gold and a silver, respectively, to open India’s medal tally at the ISSF World Cup in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday. Saurabh Chaudhary defeated Micheal Schwald of Germany 16-6 in the gold medal match of the men’s 10m air pistol shooting event while Esha Singh lost 4-16 to world champion and current world No. 1 Anna Korakaki of Greece in the women’s 10m air pistol event. India now top the medal tally with one gold and one silver in their kitty. Saurabh Chaudhary won eight of the 11 single shots in the final to clinch India’s first medal at the ongoing World Cup. As per the ...