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Egypt beat Algeria to win All Africa mixed team champion******
KAMPALA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Egypt won the 2021 All Africa Badminton mixed team championship after beating Algeria 3-1 in the final here on Sunday.
The Algerian team started well after Koceila Mammeri and Tanina Violette Mammeri beat Egypt's Ahmed Salah and Jana Ashraf 21-15, 21-9 in the mixed doubles.
But Egypt's Doha Hany made it 1-1 by beating Halla Bouksani 21-17, 21-18 in the women's singles.
Egypt's Adham Hatem Elgamal later fought back strongly to defeat Mohamed Abderrrahime Belarbi 21-17, 17-21, 21-19 to win the men's singles in 55 minutes.
Nour Ahmed Youssri and Doha Hany nailed the win for Egypt as they defeated Algeria's Mounib Celia and Tanina Violette 22-20, 21-13 in the women's doubles.
"We are very happy that we battled hard as a team to lift the title," Elgamal told Xinhua.
The mixed team event started with nine teams, and saw Egypt defeat Uganda 3-0 in the semifinals, while Algeria stopped South Africa 3-2.
The closing ceremony was graced by the President of Badminton Confederation Africa, Michel Bau, and Chairperson of the Uganda Badminton Association, Annet Nakamya.
On October 26 starts the individual championship, a part of the All Africa Championships which are held every year and include a Team Championship (Mixed or Men & Women) and an Individual Championship. Enditem
Emma Raducanu invited to join All England Club******
LONDON, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- British tennis player Emma Raducanu has reportedly received an invitation to become a member of the exclusive All England Club.。
The 18-year-old shocked the global tennis establishment by winning the 2021 US Open women's singles title to become the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament in tennis's Open Era.。
Raducanu is also the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977, and will be the All England Club's youngest member if she accepts the invitation.。
The All England Club, a private members' club based in Wimbledon, London, is best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships.。
Wimbledon singles champions usually receive an automatic invitation to join the Club, with the likes of former champions Roger Federer, Serena Williams and others among its members.。
Raducanu is widely known to Chinese netizens thanks to her multicultural background and pride in her half-Chinese roots, and addressed fans in Chinese after winning the US Open title. Enditem。
Russian forces hit 821 Ukrainian military infrastructure objects******
The Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 821 Ukrainian military infrastructure objects, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.
"In total, the Russian Armed Forces hit 821 military infrastructure objects of Ukraine. Among them: 14 military airfields, 19 control points and communication centers, 24 S-300 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 48 radar stations," Konashenkov said, according to a statement published by the ministry.
Seven combat planes, seven helicopters and nine drones have been downed, he said, adding that 87 tanks and other armored vehicles, 28 multiple launch rocket systems, and 118 special military vehicles have been destroyed.
"The Russian Navy destroyed eight military boats of the Ukrainian Navy," the spokesman said.