Sift Kaur's overjoyed parents opened up on their daughter's gold in the Asian Games 2023 and said that they are extremely proud of their daughter's achievement in the continental showpiece. Indian star boxer Nikhat Zareen made it to the quarterfinals of the Asian Games 2023. Speaking of the football world, Barcelona have reportedly been charged with bribery in the Negreira case.
In our today's sports wrap, we have covered all this news and a lot more. Continue to read.
Asian Games 2023
This is a proud moment for me: Sift Kaur's mother on her daughter clinching gold in Asiad
India's emerging shooting sensation Sift Kaur, who won gold in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions in the Asian Games 2023, happens to be a former MBBS student, who dropped her degree to pursue her love for sports. On her golden victory in the Asiad, Kaur's mother said that she is extremely proud of her daughter's achievement.
Her mother, Ramneek Kaur said, “This is a proud moment for me that my daughter has won gold in the Asian Games. The best moment was when we saw her standing on the podium and the national anthem was played. Yesterday, she was talking about some problem with her shoulder but her determination and focus got her the medal with a world record score."
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu ensures cash prize to wushu players denied visa for Asian Games 2023
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu met the three Wushu players from the state who were denied visas for the Asian Games 2023 and ensured them cash rewards. The state CM said that even though they didn't get to participate in the tournament, they would be treated as members of the Indian wushu team and given INR 20 lakh each as per the state's sports policy.
Khandu told the players, “As true sportspersons you are not supposed to get disheartened but prepare harder for the next tournament. You might have lost this chance to show your talent but for us you already are heroes and medal winners."
Vishnu Saravanan wins India's first-ever medal in dinghy ILCA-7 event
India's Vishnu Saravanan became the first sailor from the country to win a medal in the dinghy ILCA-7 event at the Asian Games 2023. Sarvanan finished at a net score of 34 points and won bronze for India after he fell short of just one point from clinching the silver.
South Korea's Jeemin HA won the white metal with 33 points, whereas Singapore's Jun Han Ryan Lo won the gold with a score of 26.
Indian boxing sensation Nikhat Zareen sailed into the quarterfinals of the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China. The two-time world champion sealed the victory by unanimous decision (5-0) against the Republic of Korea’s Chorong Bak in the round of 16.
Zareen was coming on the back of a win over the reigning world championship silver medalist Nguyen Thi Tam in the Round of 32. In the quarterfinals, she will lock horns with Jordan’s Nassar Hanan on September 29, Friday.
Barcelona charged for bribery in Negreira case: Reports
FC Barcelona has reportedly been charged with bribery for their payments to the former Vice President of the Referees Technical Committee (CTA) Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira. According to EI Debate, the charges fall not only on the football club and Negreira but also on former Barcelona Presidents Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, as well as Javier Enriquez Romero.
We need to improve going forward in a lot of details: Juan Ferrando
Mohun Bagan's head coach Juan Ferrando said that the team needs to improve in a lot of areas going forward in the Indian Super League. Mohun Bagan defeated Bengaluru FC 1-0 in the ISL on September 27, Wednesday. While Ferrando appreciated the team, he said that the boys need to improve moving forward in the match.
Ferrando said, “We need to improve going forward in a lot of details. In matches like these, we need to control the spaces better. When the match was 0-0, we worked better. But we forgot to control the spaces after taking the lead, so we need to keep this control. For that, we need more training, but that is difficult because we have another match on Monday. We’ll find the solutions to this situation in that. It’s important for our future success to control these games better.”
It was clearly not prudent for him to play: Gerardo Martino on Lionel Messi not playing US Open Cup final
Inter Miami lost the US Open Cup final to Houston Dynamo 1-2. After Miami's loss, manager Gerardo Martino opened up on Lionel Messi being benched out of the squad picked up by him on Argentina duty.
Gerardo Martino said, "It was clearly not prudent for him to play, not even for a few minutes. We couldn't take the risk. But he will surely play again before the end of the season. His participation will be determined game by game based on the medical team's feedback."
Supreme Court refuses to hear plea of Gymnastic Federation of India against order by Delhi High Court
The Honourable Supreme Court of India refused to hear the plea of the Gymnastics Federation of India and asked it to approach the Delhi High Court.
On August 16, 2022, the high court issued directions, for the Centre as well, to not grant recognition to any sports body that doesn't comply with sports codes. On the Supreme Court's order, the gymnastic body said that the court didn't hear the body and passed the order just a day before the governing body's elections.