World Championships gold will give PV Sindhu confidence for Tokyo Olympics: Abhinav BindraPV Sindhu became the first Indian to win a BWF World Championships gold medal when she made light work of a challenge from higher-ranked Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final on Sunday.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 18:46 IST PV Sindhu won a historic gold in Basel on Sunday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu will head into Tokyo Olympic as the reigning world championAbhinav Bindra said Sindhu will not have the confidence to go all the way at Tokyo OlympicsSindhu won her 5th world championships medal in Basel on SundayBeijing Olympics champion shooter Abhinav Bindra has lavished praise on P V Sindhu for her historic World Championship gold, saying the “fantastic performance” will give the Indian ace the belief to repeat the feat at 2020 Tokyo Games.Two-time silver medallist Sindhu became the first Indian to win the World Championships gold by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday.”Winning a World championship Gold medal is a fantastic achievement and a great day for Indian Sport. I am sure this will give @Pvsindhu1 intrinsic belief that she can go all the way at Tokyo. Wish her and her entire team the very best!,” Bindra wrote on his twitter handle.Former shuttler Jwala Gutta, who had clinched a bronze at the Birmingham World Championships with women’s doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa in 2011, also congratulated Sindhu and hoped her performance will bring a change in attitude towards sports.”Hope this medal changes the attitude towards sports in our country and the deserving sportspersons get all the support to achieve this kind of a feat! Thank you @Pvsindhu1 for this! You only proved that with the right kind of support we can conquer the world,” Jwala tweeted.Accolades continued to pour in for Sindhu with India middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari and National chairman of selectors MSK Prasad also congratulating the Hyderabad girl for her historic feat.”Great achievement for Indian sports and I would like to congratulate her on this special day and we as Indians are proud of her,” said Hanuma, who scored 93 in the second innings against the West Indies to play a crucial role in India’s 318-run win in the World Championship campaign opener at Antigua.advertisement”I hope she goes onto achieve many more laurels for the country in future,” Vihari added.The gold was Sindhu’s fifth medal at the World Championships. She won a bronze each in the 2013 and 2014 editions.Sindhu is now the joint highest medal-winner in women’s singles in the World Championships history with former Olympic champion Zhang Ning of China, who won a gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze between 2001 and 2007.Also Read | Wasn’t able to hold back tears when I heard the national anthem: PV Sindhu after historic goldAlso Read | This is my answer to those who questioned me: PV SindhuAlso Read | We were waiting for that gold medal: Sindhu’s mother on her World Championships triumphAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow Abhinav BindraFollow Tokyo Olympics 2020Follow BWF World Championships 2019 Next
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for India today to attend a two day Buddhist conference, his office said.Rajapaksa is to attend the two day conference which begins tomorrow, as the chief guest. Former Foreign Minister, Professor G.L Peiris, is among those accompanying the former President on the Indian visit. (Colombo Gazette)
In this Saturday, July 1, 2017, photo, a customer looks at various types of imported cheese sold at a department store in Tokyo. Japan’s foreign minister is preparing to head to Brussels to seek a breakthrough in talks on a free trade agreement with the European Union. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said over the weekend that he was hopeful the two sides would resolve remaining differences, mainly over trade in cheese and autos, before Friday’s summit of the Group of 20 industrial nations. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) by Raf Casert, The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2017 7:11 am MDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2017 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EU, Japan have ‘agreement in principle’ on free trade deal BRUSSELS – The European Union and Japan have agreed “in principle” on a free trade deal that will affect an overwhelming majority of commerce between the two economic giants and will be officially endorsed at a summit of their leaders Thursday.EU Council President Donald Tusk and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Thursday and will be able to shake hands on the landmark deal, which took four years of negotiations.EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said in a Tweet that “We’ve reached political agreement” and “now recommend to leaders to confirm this” at their short summit.The timing of the announcement is important, coming just before a summit of world leaders in Hamburg, Germany. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to express his discontent with free trade and his desire to renegotiate some deals.Both the EU and Japan have stressed that their pact is intended as a rejection of the kind of protectionism Trump advocates.For Abe, it shows Japan remains an important partner in global trade, especially after Trump pulled the plug on a trade deal with Pacific nations. For the EU, it shows that it remains a champion of free trade even if free trade negotiations with the United States are in a rut.A senior EU official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity ahead of Thursday’s summit, said that the deal with the Japanese “means we have agreed on almost everything of importance to either side.”Now, legal scrubbing and translations are expected to take several months before the agreement can be formally completed and put to approval to national authorities in the EU and Japan.The 28-nation EU exports some 86 billion euros in goods and services to Japan every year yet still faces high tariffs and other obstacles in reaching the lucrative market.A deal would require tweaks to Japan’s protections for its dairy farmers, whose home market is protected by tariffs of up to 40 per cent on processed cheese, wine, pasta and chocolate.The EU official said that the EU food agriculture sector was expected to be “the big winner” out of the negotiations.Japan is specifically looking for removing import tariffs on cars and car parts.