Sports has no boundaries and this cliche was proved by Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra who called on Pakistani javelin thrower Muhammad Yasir after the 25-year-old won a bronze medal at the Asian Athletic Championships in Bangkok
Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly, defeated the world No. 29 Canadian pair of Catherine Choi and Josephine Wu 21-16, 21-17 in the round of 32 of the BWF Super 500 tournament.
Ace doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Reddy also made it to the last eight after recording comfortable straight games win over Danish Duo Jeppe Bay and Lasse Molhede.
Victoria’s decision to withdraw as host of the Commonwealth Games scheduled for 2026 has caused both surprise and consternation within the nations that make up the grouping. Nearly a century old, the games were first held in 1930 and then named the British Empire Games.
Sindhu overwhelmed Sung Shuo Yun of the Chinese Taipei 21-14,21-12 in the round of 16 of women’s singles. Lakshya Sen, meanwhile, beat the Czech Republic’s Jan Louda 21-8, 23-21 in his second-round match.
Satwik and Chirag, ranked sixth in the World but are seeded seventh here, waged a grim battle to oust the South Korea pair in three hard-fought games in 67 minutes of the first semifinal at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Palace here on Saturday.
Mirabai Chanu will train at St Louis' SQUAT University under Dr Aron Horschig and will focus on rehabilitation and strength training ahead of the upcoming Asian Games 2023, scheduled in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8.