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Badminton gold at last for 'proud' Sindhu, Shi stuns Momota


Winner Sindhu Pusarla (R) of India poses with runner-up Nozomi Okuhara (L) of Japan after the women's singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province on December 16, 2018. AFP photo

 

SHANGHAI: An emotional P.V. Sindhu finally got her hands on gold at badminton’s season-ending World Tour Finals on Sunday while in the men’s decider China’s Shi Yuqi exacted stunning revenge over number one Kento Momota.

The 23-year-old Indian Sindhu has suffered a series of near-misses in recent years, winning silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and again at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games this year.

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Momota powers into badminton World Tour 2018 Finals semis


Kento Momota of Japan in action during his men's singles match against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia at the HSBC Badminton World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, China. - EPA



SHANGHAI: World champion Kento Momota revved into the last four of badminton’s US$1.5 million World Tour Finals with a third comprehensive victory on Friday.

The all-action Japanese star powered past Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto 21-14, 21-8 in just 36 minutes in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

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International Boxing Association under IOC investigation as Tokyo 2020 plans frozen

Britain's Nicola Adams won Olympic boxing gold in 2012 and 2016



Olympic chiefs have begun an investigation into the "governance, ethics and financial management" of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned AIBA could lose its status as amateur boxing's governing body.

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Floyd Mayweather tells UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov 'come into my world'

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather have both defeated Conor McGregor



Boxer Floyd Mayweather has told UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov to "come into my world" and make a bout happen that he believes will earn him more than his fight with Conor McGregor.

The American, 41, beat McGregor in August 2017 in a fight that generated more than £450m and earned him £210m.

Read more: Floyd Mayweather tells UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov 'come into my world'


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