Bhavna Tokekar breaks four records in World Powerlifting Championship
Participating as a Master 3 athlete (age 50-54) in the under-75kg weight category in Full Powerlifting and Bench Press events, Bhavna made four world records. She squatted with 102.5kg, a world record (previous record 90kg), did a bench press of 80kg (previous record 40kg), then had a deadlift of 132.5kgs (previous record 105kg). Her total lift of 315kg was also a world record.
India's Payas Jain-Yashaswini Ghorpade pair wins gold in Asian Junior and Cadet TT
In the U-19 Boys' Doubles, Payas teamed up with Yashwansh Malik to win the silver medal, losing to the Japanese pair of Yuta Iimura and Yuhi Sakai 8-11, 7-11, 14-12, 6-11 in the final. Payas and Yashaswini defeated the Chinese pair of Han Xinyuan and Qin Yuxuan 3-2. The young paddlers won the final 11-9, 11-1, 10-12, 7-11, 11-8.
Discus thrower Navjeet Kaur Dhillon fails dope test, banned for three years
As per AIU, which is the independent body created by World Athletics to manage all integrity issues -- including doping and age fraud, Navjeet had tested positive for Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT), an anabolic-androgenic steroid prohibited by World Athletics. The drug was infamously used to enhance field performances by some East German athletes during the late 1960s. The 27-year-old has been a regular feature in the domestic competitions and those held outside India this year.
Manchester United players put my plan in the bin, claims coach Erik ten Hag
"You can have a good plan, but then you put the plan in the bin. I think it's nothing to do with tactics," Erik ten Hag said after the defeat against Brentford. "The first two goals are about dealing with the ball and decisions. I think they follow my instructions but they make bad decisions. This is football, it's a game of mistakes and we got punished," he added.
'TOPS of the line' support ensure athletes get the best facilities to perform
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra clinching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold, shuttler PV Sindhu winning successive Olympic medals in 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo, are just a couple of the success stories spawned by the scheme that has given athletes the freedom to pick and choose their training destinations, competitions, coaches and mental trainers who can best serve their ambitions.
Benzema makes history as Real Madrid win European Super Cup
As promised prior to the match, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti started with the same 11 that beat Liverpool in the Champions League final in Paris back in May, while Eintracht went into the game on the back of a 6-1 defeat to Bayern Munich at the weekend and without star player Filip Kostic, who is on the verge of joining Juventus.
World Athletics Championships: Annu Rani reaches javelin throw final
Competing in Group B, Annu started with a foul and then came up with a throw of 55.35m and 59.60m in her third attempt to finish fifth in her group. Only three competitors -- Haruka Kitaguchi (64.32m) of Japan, Tokyo Olympics winner Shiying Liu (63.86m) of China and Levita Jasiunaite (63.80) of Lithuania -- achieved the qualifying standard of 62.50m and will start as the favourites for the medals.