SPORTS - 2019 August

August 18

Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas have won a gold each in 300m races at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic. Mohammad Anas claimed gold in men's category. This was Hima's sixth gold in 2019 in European races.

August 16

The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which comprised of Former Captain KapilDev, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad and ex women's captain Shantha Rangaswamy  re-appointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach. The CAC unanimously felt that the incumbent's communication skills and understanding of team issues stood out. Ravi Shastri has been reappointed for a two-year period, ending with the 2021 T20 World Cup in India.

August 15

Indian men’s cyclist team comprised of EsowAlben, Ronaldo Singh, James Singh and Rojit Singh created history by clinching the Team Sprint gold medal at World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Germany. This is India’s historic 1st gold win at a world cycling event, seniors or juniors.

August 14

The T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series in England was lifted by Indian cricket team. In the final, India defeated England by 36 runs at the Black finch New Road ground in Worcester. In memory of former India captain Ajit Wadekar the Indian team called itself Wadekar Warriors, , who played an active role All India Cricket Association for Physically Challenged (AICAPC).

August 13

The Commonwealth Games Federation announced that women's T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022. Eight teams will compete across eight match days, as cricket returns to the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1998 when South Africa won the gold medal in a men's 50-over format competition in Kuala Lumpur. 

August 4

India’s star grappler the 24-year-old Vinesh Phogat has bagged gold in women's 53kg category of the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw. She prevailed over local wrestler Roksana in the final of the competition. This was her third consecutive gold in the 53 kg category after winning Gold at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey last month.

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