Sports Current Affairs- August 31, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 31, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs

Sports Current Affairs

* Rubina Francis of India qualified for the final of the P2 Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 after coming seventh in the qualifying round in Tokyo.

* At the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Indian archer Rakesh Kumar advanced to the quarterfinals of the Men’s Individual Compound Open after defeating Slovakia’s Marian Marecak in a pre-quarterfinal match.

* Third in the world Naomi Osaka of Japan began her US Open title defence with a convincing first-round victory against Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

* Paralympic archery: India’s Rakesh Kumar loses to China’s Ai Xinliang in the quarterfinals of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

* Anisa Mohammed will captain the West Indies women’s squad in their first T20 International versus South Africa Women at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

Sports Current Affairs

* India’s greatest Paralympian, Devendra Jhajharia, who won gold in Athens in 2004 and Rio in 2016, and now a silver in the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics in javelin, stated he aspires to break the four-medal barrier in Paris in 2024.

* Paralympics: Shooter Singhraj takes bronze in the men’s P1 -Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 event, giving India its eighth medal in Tokyo.

* Pardeep Narwal breaks the Pro Kabaddi League record by selling to UP Yoddha for 1.65 crore.

* US Open: Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas wins a long five-set marathon against Andy Murray to go to the second round of the US Open, where he will compete for his first major title.

Sports Current Affairs

* The Indian boxing team finished their victorious campaign in Dubai with 39 medals, 14 of which were gold, in the 2021 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships.

* Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman will play for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL)

* Kohli, a typical Asian batter, will struggle in England and South Africa: Aaqib Javed, a former Pakistani bowler,

* The Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) have announced the Golconda Masters Telangana Open 2021, which will be held from September 2-5 at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC).

* The BCCI, the Indian cricket governing body, has issued a tender for two additional Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises.

Sports Current Affairs

* Mariyappan Thangavelu won silver in the High Jump at the Tokyo Paralympics after failing to defend his title.

* Dale Steyn, South Africa’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket, has retired from all forms of the game.

* Avani Lekhara (19), who won a gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle standing event in the SH 1 category at the Paralympics in Tokyo, has been designated brand ambassador for a Rajasthan government initiative.

* Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar had to settle for silver and bronze medals in High Jump at the Paralympic Games, respectively.

* Vinesh Phogat, a star Indian wrestler, withdraws from the World Championships trials match against Pinki during the second bout in the 55kg division due to illness.

* We’ll play his deliveries rather than his reputation: England captain Joe Root on India spinner R Ashwin

Sports Current Affairs

* The Lovely Professional University (LPU) awards Rs 1.75 crore to 13 Olympic medalists, including Neeraj Chopra.

* The Women Cricket Premier League will be held in Doru Stadium in Jammu & Kashmir’s Anantnag area from August 30 to September 11.

* West Indies batsman Evin Lewis and speed bowler Oshane Thomas replace Buttler and Stokes in Rajasthan Royals (RR) team for IPL 2021.

* Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin announces a Rs 2 crore award for Paralympian medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu, who won silver in the High Jump at the current Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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SOURCE: Various Online Genuine Materials(Edited)

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