Sports Bulletin of June 22
Four Indian golfers to take part in the Women’s Professional Golf Tour will take part in the first Simone Asia Pacific Cup with a prize money of USD 750,000
Sports bulletin of TV9 is present with news related to sports from around the world. In this bulletin of ours, you will get all the updates of other sports apart from cricket. Indian cyclists in Asian Track Championship Ronaldo Singh (Ronaldo Singh) won the silver medal while performing historically. Wrestlers who won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics Bajrang Punia (Bajrang Punia) has been given permission by Sai to train in America. The Indian women’s compound team lost to France in the bronze medal playoff in the third leg of the Archery World Cup on Wednesday, while the men’s team crashed out of Turkey in the quarterfinals.
Ronaldo Singh creates history in Asian Track Championship
Ronaldo Singh created history by finishing second in the senior sprint event on the final day of the Asian Track Championships on Wednesday, becoming the first Indian cyclist to win a silver medal in the continental tournament. Ronaldo’s achievement is the best performance by an Indian cyclist in the continental championship. On Wednesday, he gave a tough challenge to veteran Japanese rider Kento Yamasaki but could only finish second. Yamasaki overtook Ronaldo in successive races to top the podium. Andre Chuge of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal in the event. Singh is also the General Secretary of the Asian Cycling Confederation. This was Ronaldo’s third medal in the championship. He had earlier won bronze medals in the 1km time trial and team sprint events.
Bajrang Punia got permission to train in America
The Mission Olympic Unit (MOC) of the Sports Ministry on Wednesday approved a 35-day training camp for Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia in the US ahead of the Commonwealth Games. The Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) will cover Bajrang’s travel, accommodation and daily expenses for the training camp in Michigan, USA, from June 25 to July 30. TOPS will also bear the expenses of his personal coach and physio. This camp will help Bajrang in his preparations for the Commonwealth Games and the World Championship. The MoC also approved financial assistance for the acquisition of two T20 Proteam Look TT track bikes for TOPS development cyclists Ronaldo Singh and David Beckham.
Indian women’s compound team lost in the third stage of Archery World Cup
The Indian women’s compound team lost to France in the bronze medal playoff in the third leg of the Archery World Cup on Wednesday, while the men’s team crashed out of Turkey in the quarterfinals. World Championship silver medalist Jyoti Surekha Venam had raised hopes a day earlier by finishing second in qualifying. But the women’s trio of Jyoti, Priya Gurjar and Muskan Kirar lost 228-231 to Britain in the semi-finals. Playing for the bronze medal, the team lost a two-point lead and lost 231-233 to the French trio of Sophie Dodermont, Lola Granziane and Sandra Hervé. The Indian women’s team reached the quarterfinals by getting a bye and the team defeated Brazil by 230-227.
Serena Williams returns with victory
Tennis legend Serena Williams made a spectacular return to the court after a year by winning the women’s doubles match at Eastbourne’s practice tournament at Wimbledon. When Serena stepped on the court, the audience stood up and greeted her. An hour and a half later, the audience celebrated the victory of the 23-time Grand Slam singles winner. Serena, along with her partner Ons Jabur, made a comeback after losing the first set in the women’s doubles to beat Sara Soribes Tormo and Marie Buzkova 2-6, 6-3, 13-11. This win means that Serena, who entered Wimbledon as a wild card, will get to play at least one more competitive match before this. Wimbledon will start on Monday. Last year, Serena played only in this grass court tournament.
David Ferrer appointed director of Davis Cup
Retired tennis player David Ferrer was on Tuesday appointed tournament director of the Davis Cup Finals. The 40-year-old Ferrer, who was part of Spain’s three-time Davis Cup title-winning team, achieved a career-best third ranking in men’s singles. He will replace Albert Costa who was in the post since 2019. In September, 16 teams will play in the finals group stage in Italy’s Bologna, Scotland’s Glasgow, Germany’s Hamburg and Spain’s Valencia. The top two teams from each group will advance to the last eight, which will be played in Malaga, Spain from November 22 to 27.
Four Indian golfers to participate in Simon Asia Pacific Cup
Four Indian golfers to take part in the Women’s Professional Golf Tour will take part in the first Simone Asia Pacific Cup with a prize money of USD 750,000. Two Indian teams of two players each have been invited for the first season of this tournament to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 15 to 20. The tournament will be organized under the aegis of Asian Golf Leaders Forum. Out of the total prize money, a prize money of 5 lakhs will be for the individual event while the prize money of 2.5 lakh dollars is for the team event. It will be a three-day 54-hole stroke play event. India was initially allotted a team and Aditi Ashok and Tevesa Malik were invited. According to the Indian Women’s Golf Association, both of them expressed regret and were replaced by Diksha Dagar and Gaurika Bishnoi.