Posted on

BYJU’s Young Athlete: Esha Singh among the medals in pistol events in June

BYJU’s Young Athlete: Esha Singh among the medals in pistol events in June

Pistol prodigy Esha Singh, adjudged the BYJU’s ‘Young Athlete of the Year (Female)‘ at the Sportstar Aces Awards 2022 on March 19, was presented with a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh and a Casio G-Shock watch.

Sportstar will track the progress of the BYJU’s Young Athletes – Esha and Nihal Sarin, throughout the year. We will bring you their updated rankings, highlights from the past month, expert views on their latest performances and more.

Esha picked up from where she left in May , to put up stellar performances in the pistol events at the 20th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship in Bhopal.

The 17-year-old shooter clinched the gold medal in women’s 25m sports pistol, going past two Olympians in the field in Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat.

Esha topped the qualification with a score of 585-20x, while Manu (583-14x) and Rahi (582-23x) finished second and third, respectively. In the final, Esha topped again with a score of 30. Vibhuti Bhatia (23) and Chinki Yadav (17) landed silver and bronze.

In 10m air pistol mixed team, Team Telangana’s Esha Singh and Kaushik Gopu finished with a bronze medal with a score of 17.

In 10m air pistol women, Esha finished with the best score among Telangana’s shooters with 568.0-14x but couldn’t make the semifinal (top-eight).

“There’s still time for the 2024 Olympics but until then I will have to work really hard. There is no secret to success. If you truly work hard and you want something, you will go all out for it, and that’s what I am doing,” Esha had told Sportstar in an interaction.

Posted on

Russia banned from team events, players can still compete on ATP, WTA Tours

Russia banned from team events, players can still compete on ATP, WTA Tours

Russia has been banned from defending its Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup titles but its players will still be allowed to compete at the Grand Slams and in regular tour events.

The decision by tennis authorities follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week. Belarus, a key staging area for the invasion, which Russia says is a “special operation”, has also been banned from the international team competitions.

“The international governing bodies of tennis stand united in our condemnation of Russia’s actions,” the ATP, WTA, International Tennis Federation and the Grand Slams said in a joint statement.



Russian and Belarusian players will be able to play on the elite ATP and WTA Tours but not under the name or flag of their countries, the governing bodies said.

Ukrainian tennis player Svitolina won’t play Russian opponent unless tours act

Djokovic splits with long-time coach Vajda

Men’s world number one Daniil Medvedev and number six Andrey Rublev helped Russia beat Croatia in the 2021 Davis Cup final in Madrid in December a month after the Russian women won the Billie Jean King Cup in Prague.

The tennis authorities also suspended Moscow’s combined WTA-ATP event scheduled for October.

It is unclear whether Russia will be able to compete in the lucrative team-based ATP Cup in Australia. Russia made the semi-finals of the 2022 event in January and won the 2021 tournament.

The ITF said it had suspended the Russian Tennis Federation and Belarus Tennis Federation’s memberships and withdrawn their entries from all ITF team competition until further notice.

The decision followed the ITF’s cancellation of all its tournaments in Russia and Belarus.