Firstpost Spodcast Episode 257: Mary Kom, Simranjit Kaur bag boxing gold medals, Max Verstappen claims German GP title and extra


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Six-time world champion Mary Kom and 2018 World Championships bronze winner Simranjit Kaur grabbed a gold medal every on Sunday as Indian boxers completed their marketing campaign on the 23rd President’s Cup in Indonesia with 9 medals.

The medal haul comprised seven gold and two silvers. While the ladies had a flawless document within the finals, successful all 4 gold medals on supply, the boys had combined fortunes and needed to accept two silver together with three gold. That all-round efficiency helped the contingent win the ‘Best Team’ award.

Mary Kom arrived at this prestigious event with the intention of testing herself in opposition to the world’s greatest forward of the World Championships in October. In her first bout on Saturday, Mary Kom needed to dig deep to stave off Vietnam’s Anh vo Thi Kim 3-2 however she was magnificent within the 51kg closing as she powered to a 5-Zero win over Australia’s April Franks. She can be trying to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Simranjit Kaur was equally spectacular within the closing of the 60kg occasion in opposition to Indonesia’s Asian Games bronze medallist Hasanah Huswatun. The Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist dominated her opponent 5-0. In the 54kg closing, Assam’s younger expertise Jamuna Boro didn’t put a foot unsuitable in a 5-Zero demolition of Italy’s veteran boxer Giulia Lamagna as she added to the gold she received on the India Open in May. In 48kg, teen Monika ended the problem of Endang of Indonesia by an identical scoreline to spherical off what was a memorable marketing campaign for Indian girls pugilists.

Among the boys, 2017 Ulaanbaatar Cup gold medallist Ankush Dahiya, 2017 Simon Prestige Memorial event bronze medallist Neeraj Swami, and Ananta Pralhad Chopade have been topped champions within the 64kg, 49kg and 52kg classes respectively.

In F1 information, Max Verstappen took full benefit of his rivals’ calamities on Sunday to win an epic, rain-lashed and wildly-spectacular German Grand Prix forward of Sebastian Vettel.

The 21-year-old Dutchman secured his second win of the season, and the seventh of his profession, ending forward of the Ferrari pushed by four-time world champion Vettel, who had began 20th and final on the grid. Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso was third as he secured solely his third Formula One podium.

The race was a washout for Mercedes, who have been celebrating their 200th Formula One begin of the fashionable period and 125 years of motorsport. Both defending champion Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas crashed and failed to attain any factors. Hamilton finally completed 11th after making six pit-stops as he missed out on a factors end for the primary time in 23 races at the same time as Verstappen continued his wealthy streak.

After driving his Red Bull automotive to a win, he mentioned, “It was wonderful, however actually difficult on the market. To make the suitable calls, you needed to be focussed. We placed on the slick tyres and we had a 360! But it was alright.” He pitted 4 occasions and survived a 360-degree spin.

Vettel, for whom the consequence introduced redemption after he had crashed out whereas main in heavy rain final yr, mentioned, “It was a long race and at some stages if felt like it was never-ending. I am just very happy.”

In cricket, Avishka Fernando hit a quick-fire half-century as Sri Lanka eased to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh within the second one-day worldwide to seal the three-match collection in Colombo on Sunday.

Fernando, who opened the innings, made 82 off 75 balls, serving to Sri Lanka attain 242/Three in 44.Four overs after Bangladesh have been restricted to 238/8, regardless of wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim making an unbeaten 98 runs.

Bangladesh had Mushfiqur to thank for offering them one thing to struggle with after their top-order crumbled for the second time within the collection. He slammed six fours and a six in a 110-ball innings to bail out Bangladesh who misplaced their first six wickets for simply 117 runs.

Mushfiqur and quantity eight Mehidy had an 84-run partnership, a seventh-wicket document for Bangladesh in opposition to Sri Lanka, to provide the guests’ innings some respectability.

For Sri Lanka, Fernando and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne set the tone for the run chase with a 71-run stand. Mehidy then bowled Karunaratne for 15 however Fernando and Kusal Perera continued the onslaught to place Sri Lanka firmly in management. Mustafizur Rahman dismissed Fernando and Perera, who made 30 off 34 balls, in fast succession to revive Bangladesh’s hopes however Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews denied them additional success. Former captain Matthews was unbeaten on 52 from 57 balls and was effectively supported by Mendis who remained 41 not out. They shared an unbroken 96-run fourth wicket stand that noticed the hosts go 2-Zero up within the three-match collection. The closing ODI can be performed on Wednesday.

Dabang Delhi continued their successful run within the seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi League, defeating Haryana Steelers 41-21 in a lop-sided sport on Sunday. Meanwhile, defending champions Bengaluru Bulls handed residence facet Mumbai their second defeat of the season.

Delhi’s third win of the season noticed Chandran Ranjit rating 11 factors and Naveen Kumar rating 10. Naveen grabbed his second ‘Super 10’ of the season after grabbing the primary in opposition to Telugu Titans in Hyderabad. Successful raids by Chandran and Naveen took Delhi 7-Three forward 5 minutes into the match. But Haryana diminished the deficit to 6-Eight and a profitable sort out by them ensured that Chandran, Delhi’s star raider, was despatched out.

Going into the break, Delhi had a five-point lead because the score-line learn 15-10. After the break, Delhi continued the nice present by their robust defence and profitable raids as they went 18-10 forward. They then inflicted an ‘all-out’ twice, to go up 33-16. Delhi finally received 41-21, handing Haryana their first defeat of the season.

Meanwhile, using on a terrific raid efficiency by Pawan Sehrawat, Bengaluru Bulls beat U Mumba 30-26. The match was constructed because the battle between Pawan Sehrawat and Fazel Atrachali, and it was the raider who got here out on prime.

Hosts Mumbai placed on a powerful efficiency of their residence stadium in opposition to Puneri Paltan, and have been greater than able to face Bengaluru Bulls, in opposition to whom they’ve their second-best document with 10 victories. Pawan Sehrawat bought a Super 10 and single-handedly flipped the desk for Bengaluru Bulls as they sneaked their manner by to victory in opposition to U Mumba. A robust efficiency from U

Mumba’s Arjun Deshwal and Fazel Atrachali went in useless as some unforced errors in direction of the tip value them the match.

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