Let’s look at some trending news in the Indian sports arena. Know what’s buzzing in the Indian sporting circles.
- CA Bhavani Devi wins Fencing title at France
- Indian shuttlers kick off their Denmark open campaign with victories
- Dengue concerns at National camp ahead of Junior Hockey World cup
Fencer Bhavani Devi wins the Charlellville Fench Title
After making history at the Olympics by becoming the 1st Indian to represent in Fencing, CA Bhavani Devi clinches the Charlellville National Championship in France.
The 28-year-old dominated the women’s sabre individual category.
In the History Books
At Tokyo Olynpics Devi won her round of 64 match 15-3 against Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi before going down to eventual bronze-medallist Manon Brunet of France in the round of 32.
She is currently ranked 50th in the world and is the top-ranked fencer from India.
Denmark Open: Indian shuttlers open their campaign with Wins
Star shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma started off their campaign on a high note at Denmark Open Super 1000 on Tuesday.
The 2017 champion defeated fellow Indian compatriot B Sai Praneeth 21-14 21-11. The match lasted around 30 minutes.
Srikanth will face world number 1 Kento Momota of Japan in the 2nd round.
28th ranked Verma defeated 21st ranked K Vitidsarn of Thailand 21-17 21-14. The match went upto 40 minutes.
Verma is up against third-seeded Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the 2nd round.
Reigning world champion and double champion PV Sindhu will start her campaign later today.
Dengue Outbreak Scars Preparations ahead of Junior Hockey World cup
The Indian Jr Hockey world cup preparations hit a major roadblock after several players tested positive for Dengue at the National camp in Bengaluru.
A Call for Concern
50 out of 200 odd trainees of different sports have been affected by Dengue at the SAI southern centre in Bengaluru. Major Heavy Rainful since past few days and weeks maybe the source of the setback.
India is the defending champion. However, this time around preparations have been hit by pandemics and the recent setback has only added to their problems.
The team was scheduled to leave for an exposure tour in South Africa but was put on hold
Senior team coach Graham Reid will also lead the junior side. Reid had led the senior team to a historic bronze at the Olympics. He will be assisted by Long-time junior coach BJ Kariappa.
Withdrawal of Top teams
The Hockey Jr world cup is scheduled to kick off from November 24th at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. However, top teams like Australia, New Zealand and England have pulled out of the tournament due to Covid fears.