Take a look at the important news of February 14 in the world of sports
Sports big news of February 14
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TV9 Hindi with sports news (TV9 Hindi) of ‘Sports Bulletin’ (Sports Bulletin) Once again present. Like every time, you will be given information about important news related to sports, which includes news from football to hockey and Winter Olympics. Most important news Winter Olympics being held in Beijing (Beijing Winter Olymoics 2022) Where Russia’s figure skater Kamila Valieva has got interim relief from the CAS ie Sports Arbitration in the case of doping. At the same time, the Badminton Asia Team Championship is also starting from Tuesday, in which shuttlers from India are also participating.
Apart from these, after waiting for about two and a half months, the most famous football tournament UEFA Champions League is also returning and the knockout round matches will start from Tuesday 15 February. Apart from this, we will also talk about India’s youth hockey star Jugraj Singh, who is happy with his excellent performance in the Pro Hockey League.
Winter Olympics: Relief for Russian player
Russian teen Kamila Valyeva will be able to compete in the women’s figure skating event at the Games, despite failing a dope test ahead of the Winter Olympics. Whatever the performance of Valieva, she will not be able to participate in the medal distribution ceremony. Apart from them, there will be no medal distribution ceremony for the other two players in the top three. The sports tribunal said in a ruling issued on Monday that 15-year-old Valieva does not need to be temporarily suspended without a thorough investigation. The tribunal ruled in his favor because he is a minor or a ‘safe person’ and the rules for him will be different from those of adult players. “The panel believes that preventing this athlete from participating in the Olympics will cause irreparable harm,” said CAS Director-General Mathieu Reeb.
Valieva and the rest of the Russian skaters will now aim for a clean sweep in the women ‘s figure skating event . The competition will run from Tuesday to Thursday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) later said that there would be no medal distribution ceremony during the Games if Valieva finished in the top three. There will also be no medal distribution ceremony for the team events where Valieva and the Russian team won medals a week ago.
Hockey: Jugraj emotional on debut in Pro League
Young drag-flicker Jugraj Singh, who shot to limelight after scoring a hat-trick against South Africa, says debuting for India in the FIH Hockey Pro League was an emotional experience for him and he is ready to work hard to become a better player. The 26-year-old from Amritsar made his international debut in a match against France during the FIH Pro League last week in South Africa. According to a Hockey India press release, Jugraj said, “Debuting for the country in an important tournament like the FIH Hockey Pro League was definitely an emotional moment for me and my second match for India (against South Africa). It was very special to score a hat-trick.
“The kind of support I got from the entire team was fantastic and I think I have a lot to learn from the experience of each of them,” he said. The tour went well for Olympic bronze medalist India. They defeated South Africa 10–2 in both matches after beating France 5–0 but lost 2–5 to France in the second match.
Badminton: Asia Team Championship starts from Tuesday
India’s young badminton players, led by World Championship bronze medalist Lakshya Sen and in-form Malvika Bansod, will be eyeing a good show at the Badminton Asia Team Championships beginning here on Tuesday. The Indian women’s and men’s teams would like to start the day with a win against Korea and hosts Malaysia respectively. With the senior players not playing, the entire burden will be on the youth. India Open winner Sen will lead the men’s team. Kiran George and Mithun Manjunath will also play key roles in the tournament. The men ‘s team is placed in Group A along with three – time champions Indonesia , Hong Kong and Korea .
Tennis: Felix Agar defeated Tsitsipas to win the title
Canada’s Felix Agar Eliassime beat top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6. 4, 6. Won the Rotterdam Open title by defeating 2. Before this, he has lost eight finals since 2019. Greece’s Tsitsipas missed out on winning the eighth title, having made several mistakes in the match. It was Felix’s third win in eight matches against Tsitsipas.
At the same time, American tennis player Riley Opelka defeated compatriot Jenson Brooksby in straight sets to win her first Dallas Open title, the third ATP Tour title of her career. Second seed Opelka won all 46 service games. He 7. 6, 7. Won 6 . Earlier, he has won the title in New York in 2019 and Delray Beach in 2020. Brooksby had been out of tennis in 2020 due to injury but won three titles at Challenger level last year. He is ranked 54th in the world rankings and is eyeing to break into the top 50.
Football: Champions League knockout round begins
In the Champions League football, now the knockout matches will start from Tuesday and all eyes will be on the match between 13-time winners Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. PSG’s eyes are on winning this title for the first time but in front of them is a team like Real Madrid. PSG has a problem with fast-playing teams on counter-attack and Madrid are adept at it. Madrid ‘s attack , however , will be largely dependent on Karim Benzima who is uncertain of playing due to injury . His replacement is Jareth Bale who is in poor form. On the other hand, PSG’s hopes will rest on Kylian Mbappe. Madrid have stalwarts like Luka Modric and Casemiro in the midfield. Madrid have not been able to reach the final since scoring a hat-trick of the European Cup title in 2018. In the second match, Manchester City, running in form, will face Sporting. While Salzburg will face Bayern Munich and Inter Milan will face Liverpool.