Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting, remains an underappreciated Olympic medallist in Indian history. She also bucketed two World Championship golds and two bronze medals apart from two silver at the Asian Games in 1990. Congratulating her, the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee called her ‘Bharat ki beti’.
Ace badminton player PV Sindhu, who has been in self-quarantine since returning from the All England Open, said things have not changed much in the last two weeks under the lockdown. “I have been watching so many movies during this period that I don’t even remember all their names. I get up late, work out a bit, watch TV,” she said.
Amid most countries reeling under the scare of COVID, International Olympic Committee is considering to defer this year’s Tokyo Olympics to next year. IOC Dick Pound recommended the postponement of the Games, saying rescheduling is inevitable in this horrible condition. Pound added that the IOC is now laying the groundwork for a postponement.
After rigorous practice for the last 4 years, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has only one prayer, the Tokyo Olympics should go as per schedule despite the Covid-19 pandemic. She dearly wants an Olympic medal for herself. Her maiden Olympic campaign had ended in disappointment. The IOC is under pressure to postpone the games until the virus is contained.
The sports ministry sanctioned Rs 4 lakh to cover the medical expenses of football commentator and historian Novy Kapadia. "When I got to know that his pension from Delhi University is pending and he is suffering from a rare auto-immune disease, we decided to give him an immediate relief fund,” said the sports minister Kiren Rijiju to the media.
Team Australia's total score has been restricted to 184 for four wickets in this T20 match. Australia won the toss and opted to field. India has to score 185 runs to win in 20 overs. India scored two important wickets in the 17th over. Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma scared crucial wickets. Alyssa Healy scored 75 off 39 balls, highest women's T20 score.