Amidst decreasing covid cases, states announce the easing of COVID curbs wherever possible. Now, the focus of every country is to vaccinate all its people as quickly as possible. Recently, America has allowed its citizens, who have taken vaccine jab, to go outside without a mask. While hoping for positiveness and recovery as soon as possible, let’s see in detail the top stories concerning women this week.
1. Sifan Hassan sets a new world record in women’s 10,000 meters
Dutch long-distance runner Sifan Hassan clocked 29min 06.82sec at the Hengelo meet. The 28-year-old has also won gold at Doha in 2019. Apart from this, she holds a record for the mile, one-hour event and five-kilometre road race. With this record, Hassan smashed the previous best set by Ethiopian Almaz Ayana (29:17.45) in winning gold at the 2016 Rio Games. No doubt, this is indeed a great win for Hassan before the Tokyo Olympics.
2. Anya Hindmarch releases her memoir ‘If in doubt, wash your hair’
Britain’s luxury handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has turned an author with the release of her memoir ‘If in doubt, wash your hair’. Hindmarch is a globally renowned entrepreneur, and she shares her life experiences through this memoir with the readers. The memoir is published by the Bloomsbury Publishing House. Recently Hindmarch also launched a village which is a collection of five neighbouring Anya Hindmarch stores, each offering a unique brand experience.
3. ‘Special Pink Booths’ for Uttar Pradesh women to get vaccinated
Uttar Pradesh government has come up with ‘Special Pink Booths’, which are specially dedicated to women to encourage them to get vaccinated. These vaccination camps are spread across 75 districts of UP, while one booth will cater to women in age group of 18 and 44, the other one to those above the age of 45+ respectively. According to the CoWin dashboard statistics, 40% of the total doses have gone to females in Uttar Pradesh to date. For sure, this step will encourage more women to take jabs against the covid virus.
4. Indian paddlers Diya and Swastika finish runners-up at World Table Tennis Youth Star Contender
Indian paddlers Diya Chitale and Swastika Ghosh finish runners-up at WTT Youth Star Contender held at Tunis. In the U-19 doubles final, they were defeated by Russia’s Natalia Malinina and Elizabet Abraamian by 3-11, 6-11, 7-11. The Indian pair had entered the final after defeating Czech Republic’s Linda Zaderova and Croatia’s Hana Arapovic in the semifinals.
5. Paula Badosa reaches quarterfinals at Roland Garros
Tennis player Paula Badosa reaches her first Grand Slam quarterfinals at Roland Garros. She defeated Marketa Vondrousova by 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Badosa broke again before keeping her nerve to save two break points in the final game to seal the opening set, the second set was claimed by Marketa which led to the decider set. In the quarterfinals, she will clash with unseeded Slovenian Tamara Zidansek.
6. Manu, Rahi exemplary performance at European Shooting Championship
Indian shooter Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat finished 1-2 in the MQS section of the women’s 25 m pistol event held at Osijek, Croatia. Manu shot a quality 587 which was the fourth-best score among regulars while Rahi shot 584 which was the sixth-best among regulars at the European Shooting Championship. Both shooters shot well above the regulars’ final qualification mark.
7. Elena Rybakina defeated Serena Williams to reach the French Open quarterfinals
Kazakh’s Elena Rybakina reaches the French Open quarterfinals by defeating Serena Williams by 6-3, 7-5. This ended Serena Williams’s latest quest for a record equalizing 24th Grand Slam title. This is going to be the first Grand Slam quarterfinals for Elena Rybakina. She will clash with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals for a spot in the last four.