Indian Sports Live Updates: March 19 — Hima Das wins gold beating Dhanalakshmi; Vijender Singh loses first pro boxing bout
Latest updates on Indian sports from Hima and Dhanalakshmi's 200m final, PV Sindhu's All-England Badminton Open quarter-final, and ISSF World Cup.
Welcome to The Bridge's live blog for your latest news and interesting features on Indian sports.
There are three events where our focus will be during the course of the day:
- Tamil Nadu's Dhanalakshmi will run her 200m final today at the 24th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships
- PV Sindhu will play her 2021 All England Open Badminton Championships quarter-finals
- ISSF (Shooting) World Cup starts in Delhi.
Follow the day's LIVE coverage here:
- 19 March 2021 11:05 AM GMT
Hima Das wins the Gold medal in Women's 200m at Federation Cup being held in Patiala with a timing of 23.21s.
Dhanalakshmi, who won the Gold medal in 100m, finished 2nd clocking 23.39s.
The Olympics Qualification mark for Tokyo 2020 is 22.80s. Still some way to go for both Hima and Dhanalakshmi?
- 19 March 2021 10:49 AM GMT
The Indian pair could not recover from the first game defeat as Ashwini Ponnappa Sikki Reddy go down 22-24, 12-21 in the quarterfinals of 2021 All England Open Badminton Championships.
But this has been a fantastic journey for the women's doubles pair.
Only Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu remain to take the Indian dreams of winning the third All-England Open title forward.
- 19 March 2021 7:26 AM GMT
PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy are the only surviving Indians in the quarterfinals of the 2021 All England Open Badminton Championships.
Schedule for Quarterfinals —
PV Sindhu (India) v/s Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) – around 7:30 PM IST in Court 1
Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy (India) v/s Selena Piek/Cheryl Seinen (Netherlands) – around 3:30 PM IST in Court 2
Lakshya Sen (India) v/s Mark Caljouw (Netherlands) – around 5:00 PM IST in Court 2
- 19 March 2021 7:03 AM GMT
Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh returns to the ring today against Russian opponent Artysh Lopsan on the rooftop of the Majestic Pride Casino Ship on the Mandovi River in Goa.