The second-seeded Panghal became the first Indian male boxer to finish second in the world event and the country achieved its best-ever medal haul of two. Manish Kaushik (63kg) had signed off with a bronze earlier, after losing in the semifinals.
Indian boxer Amit Panghal's phenomenal campaign in the men's world championships ended with a silver medal after he went down to Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in an intense 52kg category final at Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Unicyclist gather near Battery Park for a ride up the West Side to kick-off the Labor Day weekend Unicycle Festival in New York. Festivities begin Friday afternoon with a mass ride 2pm from City Hall over the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island, with main events on Governors Island from 12pm-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Middle school students pose with mascots of the National Sports Festival in front of the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea.
Adriana Rodríguez of Cuba, left, and Annie Kunz of United States compete in a in the women's heptathlon 100m hurdles heat the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Rodriguez finished first and Kunz second.
Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, third from left, and Vitoria Cristina Silva of Brazil, fourth from left, start a women's 100m heat during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Both qualified to the final.
Members of the U.S. women's cycling team, composed of Christina Birch, Chloe Dygert, Kimberly Geist and Lily Williams, ride to win the gold medal during the track cycling women's team pursuit at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
Cyclists, who will compete in the Pan American Games, train at the Morro Solar Circuit in Lima, Peru. The South American country will inaugurate the games Friday evening, welcoming nearly 7,000 athletes from 41 countries.
Mike Sharpe, of Cornelius, N.C., places a torch in the cross during the opening torchlight service to begin the 64th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games at MacRae Meadows in Linville, North Carolina. The games celebrate the history and culture of Scottish people living in North Carolina.
A boy performs Mallakhamba, a traditional Indian gymnastic sport on a vertical wooden pole, at a school in Ahmadabad. The event was organized as part of an initiative by the government to promote the traditional sport.
In this photo taken with a long time exposure Germany's David Siegel soars through the air during a qualification jump at the second stage of the 67th four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Girls archers take part in the three days long 21st National Janajati Sports Meet, a national sports meet for tribal communities at, Tepesia, on the outskirt of Guwahati. All the participants of the sports meet belong to more than hundred tribal communities from across the country.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu with his son and IT Minister N Lokesh inaugurate UIM F1H2O World Championship of International series of single-seater inshore circuit powerboat racing at the river Krishna at Punnami ghat, in Vijayawada.
Competitors in action during a heat of the High Heels race in Minsk, Belarus. Thirty two competitors took part in the race of about one hundred meters, with the rules demanding heels of no less than five centimetres.