Indian Sports Highlights, November 20: Roshibina Devi reaches final at World Wushu C'ships
Catch the highlights of Indian athletes' performances in various sports that happened across the world on November 20.
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- 20 Nov 2023 12:09 PM GMT
After an exhilarating display of esports action, Team True Gravity emerged on top at the Pokemon UNITE India Open 2023. The team put up a dominating run through the Upper Bracket, taking down the likes of Revenant Esports and Team Griffin to become the Indian champions.
The Pokemon UNITE India Open 2023, organized by Sky esports, was the biggest esports event for the game to date. It featured a prize pool of INR 10 Lakhs, grassroots-level qualifiers, and a standalone on-ground event at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium, Delhi.
- 20 Nov 2023 12:05 PM GMT
India's top men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty is looking forward to securing a spot in the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals 2023, grabbing the maximum points at the China Masters Super 750, starting Tuesday.
In men's singles, HS Prannoy, the world no. 8, will be back in action after a second-round exit in Japan Masters last week. He lost to Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in a close three-setter match in Round of 16. Prannoy will face Chou Tien Chen again, this time in the first round.
- 20 Nov 2023 12:02 PM GMT
Odisha is emerging as the most probable host for the upcoming Super Cup 2023-24. The state's increasing prominence in the football scene, coupled with its state-of-the-art facilities, positions it as the ideal choice for the prestigious club tournament.
Adding to the allure is the fact that Odisha FC currently holds the title of defending champions, underscoring the region's prowess in the sport. The decision to not host the Super Cup in home and away format reflects the consideration of the extensive facilities required to accommodate participating teams.
- 20 Nov 2023 10:49 AM GMT
Six Ultimate Kho Kho (UKK) franchisees gear up for the Season 2 Player Draft in Bhubaneswar on November 21. The inaugural season ignited a sporting frenzy, thrusting it to claim the title of India’s third-largest non-cricketing league in audience outreach.
Armed with ₹3.90 Crore in the purse, the six franchisees will battle it out to secure a formidable lineup from the 275 players available in the pool. The draft promises a fierce battleground, with Maharashtra dominating the forefront with 18 players, that emerged triumphant in the recently concluded National Games held in Goa.
- 20 Nov 2023 10:12 AM GMT
Kushal Kumar won a bronze medal in men's 48kg Sanda category after losing 0-2 to Vietnamese player Hai Tran Huy.
Chhavi also win a bronze medal in women's 48kg weight category after her defeat to Philippines player Jennifer Kilapio.
Meanwhile, Asian Games silver medalist Roshibina devi has won her semifinal in women's 60 Kg against Switzerland player Salome Yaei.
She will be competing against Vietnam T. Nguyen in the final later today.
- 20 Nov 2023 9:30 AM GMT
Sarita won a bronze medal in the women's compound event at the Asian Para Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday. She registered a 139-135 win over Home-compatriot Jyoti in the bronze medal match.
Asian Para Games champion Sheetal Devi has qualified for the final in the women's compound individual event with a 143-138 win over Sarita in the semifinal. She will play Singapore's Nur Syahidah Alim in the final.
In the men's compound event, Rakesh Kumar was the only Indian to qualify for the semifinals where he won 143-142 against Japanese Oe Yuya. He will also play against Ken Swagumilang of Indonesia in the final.
Indian recurve archers missed out on a medal in both the individual events, men's recurve and women's recurve.
- 20 Nov 2023 7:43 AM GMT
Indian Women's Hockey Team goalkeeper Savita, who won the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year Awards in 2021 and 2022, has been nominated for the award for the third consecutive time in the same category at this year's FIH Hockey Stars Awards.
Expressing her joy at being nominated for the FIH Women's Goalkeeper of the Year Award 2023, Savita said, “I never thought I would win this award for two straight years, and get nominated yet again. I feel really great, and it's a proud moment for me, my family and my teammates as well. When I started playing, I never thought I would come this far, and it is all due to the support of my family and my teammates."
- 20 Nov 2023 6:51 AM GMT
Six Wushu athletes bound to participate in the 15th edition of the World Championships in the US have been rejected by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at the last moment.
This came as a major setback for the players after their visas were delayed. The 12-member Indian contingent, including Asian Games silver medallist Naorem Roshibina Devi, arrived at the Delhi airport to board their scheduled flight to the USA on Friday evening. REPORT
- 20 Nov 2023 6:02 AM GMT
Here are the top developments that happened on November 19. Find the full details here
- Gaganjeet Bhullar claims maiden International Series title in Indonesia - REPORT
- Asian Women’s Qualifier: Women's rugby team finishes 6th, misses Paris Olympics quota
- Shahin wins silver at Junior Asian Judo Championships 2023