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  • BWF World Championships: Saina Nehwal misses 9th successive quarters berth after defeat to Mia Blichfeldt

    first_imgIndia’s star shuttler and London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of BWF World Championships 2019 after squandering match point opportunities in her Round of 16 match against Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in Basel on Thursday.8th seed Saina Nehwal lost 21-14, 25-27, 21-12 in 72 minutes to the 16th seed Danish shuttler who held her composure even as the seasoned Indian shuttler had match points in the second game.The 3-game loss also brought an end to Saina Nehwal’s run of 8 successive quarter-finals appearances at BWF World Championships. In 2018, Saina had become the first women’s singles shuttler to reach quarter-finals in 8 successsive editions of the world meet.Saina began the match on a high by dominating rallies against the Mia as she had a 6-point lead at the mid-game break. However, the second game was a close affair with both the shuttlers trading points. Mia certainly showed better nerves even as Saina managed to save 2 game points before squandering as many match point opportunities.The decider was a one-sided affair as Mia dominated it from the word go enroute to reaching the quartrer-finals.Saina, the silver medallist from 2015 edition and bronze medallist from 2017 edition, has been nowhere near her best in the ongoing season despite starting it off on a good note with a title at Indonesia Masters.Saina’s exit means only two Indian shuttlers have reached the quarter-finals stages of BWF World Championships 2019.PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth only Indians in quarter-finalsEarlier in the day, World No. 5 PV Sindhu made light work of a challenge from USA’s Beiwen Zhang (21-14, 21-6) to reach her sixth successive quarter-finals at the world championships.advertisementSai Praneeth stunned 8th 6th seed Anthony Ginting 21-19, 21-13 to reach the last-eight without dropping a set in the ongoing tournament.There were disappointments for Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy. While Srikanth was blown away after an ordinary effort against lower-ranked Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand, Prannoy was ousted after a thrilling battle against World No. 1 Kento Momota.Also Read | BWF World Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out, PV Sindhu eases into quartersAlso Read | BWF World Championships: Sai Praneeth stuns Anthony Ginting to reach quarters, HS Prannoy oustedAlso See:last_img read more

  • UN agency now has full access to asylumseekers in Egyptian detention centres

    17 June 2008Staff members from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have met with a number of asylum-seekers in Egyptian detention centres following the Government’s decision to allow the agency unhindered access to determine their status. In February, authorities in Egypt had suspended access of UNHCR protection staff to asylum seekers in detention. Since then, the agency had been requesting access for their protection staff to evaluate the situation of those detained.UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told reporters in Geneva that staff from the agency had arrived in Aswan on Sunday night to prepare for UNHCR teams to carry out interviews and individual assessments of asylum-seekers in detention centres, particularly Eritrean nationals. “Egypt has seen a surge of Eritreans entering the country illegally in recent months by land from Sudan or directly from Eritrea via the Red Sea,” Ms. Pagonis noted.On Monday, the team visited two locations in Aswan in Shalal and Nasr ElNouba areas where they met some of the asylum-seekers. “The teams reported they saw close to 180 asylum-seekers, including a group of 40 Ethiopians,” reported Ms. Pagonis.She added that a similar preparatory team will proceed to Hurghada today to prepare the ground for the deployment of more teams. “We also plan to send UNHCR teams to other locations in Egypt where reportedly asylum-seekers are in detention. “In the coming days we will be discussing and reviewing the operational details with our governmental counterparts and proceed with the determination of the status of the concerned group,” she said. read more