August 26, Indian sports activities wrap

Published:Mar 10, 202422:40
August 26, Indian sports activities wrap


Manu Gandas wins Chennai Open

Manu Gandas, those that have watched him on the golf course, say he has a zen-like strategy in direction of profitable and dropping.

The 26-year-old from DLF Golf & Nation Membership, although not in the perfect of kind, confirmed consistency and composure with N. Thangaraja of Sri Lanka closing-in, to win the Impiger Applied sciences-Chennai Open golf event on the Cosmo-TNGF course on Friday.

Manu scored a convincing four-shot victory with a five-under 67 for a four-day whole of 20-under 268 for his fourth PGTI title and a handbag of Rs. six lakhs. With the victory, Manu has consolidated himself in third place on the PGTI Order of Advantage.

Thangaraja took second place at 16-under 272 following his last spherical effort of 72.

Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi (68) and Chandigarh’s Abhijit Singh Chadha (71) took tied third place at 15-under 273 whereas Karandeep Kochhar (70) completed fifth.

Mendacity in a single day second, Manu began with a chip-in birdie on the primary gap and maintained par until the eighth gap. He had his second birdie on the ninth gap. Within the back-nine, Manu struggled a bit however maintained his lead with well timed birdies on the thirteenth, sixteenth and 18th.

Manu stated his tee pictures have been the important thing to his title. “Crucial issues for me over the past 12 months have been figuring out my shortcomings and the consistency with which I’ve adopted my processes. I took a month off from the sport through the mid-season break to completely get well from my accidents and that actually helped on the finish. My driving and tee pictures have been the perfect side of my sport this week. At the moment my wedge pictures weren't nice, I made foolish errors. I did nicely with the longer putts within the last spherical. I didn’t take a look at the leaderboard on day 4 however as an alternative simply centered on my goal which was a complete of 20-under. I lastly managed to attain it.”

The scores: 1. Manu Gandas 268 (68, 65, 68, 67); 2. N. Thangaraja (SL) 272 (66, 67, 67, 72); 3. Khalin Joshi 273 (67, 68, 70, 68); Abhijit Singh Chadha 273 (71, 65, 66, 71); 5. Karandeep Kochhar 274 (65, 71, 68, 70).


US Open Qualifiers: Yuki Bhambri knocked out in second spherical

India’s singles problem on the US Open qualifiers got here to an finish as Yuki Bhambri was handed a straight-set defeat by Belgium’s Zizou Bergs within the second spherical.

The 30-year-old went down 3-6, 2-6 to his Belgian opponent on Thursday.

It was all the time going to be a tough affair for Bhambri (552) in opposition to the higher-ranked Bergs (155), however the Indian managed preserve the the scores levelled at 3-3 within the first set.

Issues, nonetheless, modified shortly in favour of the Belgian as he made it 5-3. Bergs then received his subsequent service to clinch the primary set 6-3.

Within the second set too, Bergs was higher participant than the Indian and dominated from the phrase go and it didn't take the previous lengthy to pocket the second and last set 6-2.

Yuki, who spent essentially the most of final three years nursing knee accidents and recovering from a number of operations, performed his first Grand Slam qualifier earlier this 12 months on the Australian Open, the place he misplaced within the second spherical of qualifiers.

On Wednesday, India’s highest-ranked males’s singles participant, Ramkumar Ramanathan, and Sumit Nagal made early exits after dropping their respective qualifying matches in straight units.

Whereas Ramanathan went right down to American teen Bruno Kuzuhara 3-6 5-7 in a single hour and 28 minutes, Nagal misplaced to Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-7, 4-6.


Rutuja losses within the ITF Tennis Match in Roehampton; Rachapudi reaches quarterfinal in Mexico

Rutuja Bhosale was overwhelmed 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 by Amarni Banks within the quarterfinals of the $25,000 ITF girls’s tennis event in Roehampton on Friday.

In doubles, Rutuja and Ankita Raina superior to the semifinals, with their companions Erika Sema and Mana Ayukawa respectively.

Within the $15,000 ITF girls’s occasion in Mexico, Prathyusha Rachapudi received again to again matches to make the quarterfinals.

The outcomes:

$25,000 ITF girls, Roehampton, Britain Singles (quarterfinals): Amarni Banks (GBR) bt Rutuja Bhosale 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Doubles (quarterfinals): Erika Sema (Jpn) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Stacey Fung (Can) & Katarina Stresnakova (Svk) 7-5, 6-2; Mana Ayukawa (Jpn) & Ankita Raina bt Laetitia Pulchartova (Cze) & Eri Shimizu (Jpn) 6-4, 7-5. $15,000 ITF girls, Cancun, Mexico Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Prathyusha Rachapudi bt Maria Fernanda Hernandez (Mex) 6-2, 6-2;

First spherical: Prathyusha bt Tiziana Rossini (Arg) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. $15,000 ITF males, Monastir, Tunisia Singles (quarterfinals): Vivien Versier (Fra) bt Niki Poonacha 6-(5), 2-3 (retired). Doubles (semifinals): Tang Sheng & Zheng Baoluo (Chn) w.o. Rithvik Bollipalli & Niki Poonacha.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

AITA Expertise Collection Juniors

Aarivraj Khanna and Ananya Gupta received the girls and boys titles respectively within the AITA Expertise sequence under-12 tennis event on the DLTA Complicated in Delhi on Friday.

Aarivraj beat Aditya Singh, and Ananya beat Zara Kumar, by equivalent margin of 6-1, 6-3 within the finals. Nationwide coach Zeeshan Ali introduced the prizes.


Beneath-12 boys (last): Aarivraj Khanna bt Aditya Singh 6-1, 6-3;

Semifinals: Aditya bt Sparsh Singh 7-6(6), 2-6, [10-6]; Aarivraj bt Satwik Saraswat 6-2, 6-1. Beneath-12 ladies (last): Ananya Gupta bt Zara Kumar 6-1, 6-3;

Semifinals: Zara bt Regina Bawitlung 7-5, 6-4; Ananya bt Maahira Bhatia 6-3, 6-4.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

Nationwide sequence under-16

Daksh Kukreti beat Namish Sharma 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to arrange a title conflict in opposition to Ashwajit Senjam within the AITA Nationwide sequence under-16 tennis event on the Singha Sports activities Academy on Friday.

Daksh additionally received the doubles title with Kanishk Jetley.

Within the ladies part, Divya Ungrish received the doubles title with Shaivi Dalal and arrange a singles title conflict with Kumkum Kumari.


Beneath-16 boys (semifinals): Daksh Kukreti bt Namish Sharma 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Arnav Yadav bt Ashwajit Senjam 7-6(5), 6-4.

Doubles (last): Kanishk Jetley & Daksh Kukreti bt Vedant Mehta & Namish Sharma 6-3, 1-6, [10-8].

Beneath-16 ladies (semifinals): Kumkum Kumari bt Diya Chaudhary 6-1 (retired); Divya Ungrish bt Shaivi Dalal 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles (last): Shaivi Dalal & Divya Ungrish bt Kunkum Kumari & Shatakshika Sahayak 7-5, 6-2.

- Kamesh Srinivasan


Nationwide choice trials

Ruby Tomer pipped Simranpreet Kaur Brar 24-23 to high the ladies’s 25-metre sports activities pistol within the sixth Nationwide taking pictures choice trials on the Dr. Karni Singh Vary, Tughlakabad, on Friday.

A malfunction of the pistol within the final sequence didn't give any anxious moments for the 34-year-old Ruby as she had sealed the competition earlier than the final shot that didn't hearth. Given a second likelihood, she did miss taking pictures 10.2 or higher for successful, however it didn't matter.

Simranpreet went on to clinch the highest spot within the junior occasion as she beat Vibhuti Bhatia 24-21. Nonetheless, each the ladies’s and junior fields have been depleted within the absence of qualification topper Rhythm Sangwan (588) and Esha Singh (577).

With the air pistol competitors beginning for the ladies, each the shooters had maybe opted to preserve their vitality for a similar.

In males’s air rifle on the Madhya Pradesh Academy in Bhopal, Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar beat NIraj Kumar 17-5 to high a robust area. Pratham Bhadana beat Olympian and former World No.1 Divyansh Singh Panwar 17-13 in topping the junior part.

The outcomes:

10m air rifle:

Males: 1. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar 17 (262.5) 630.9; 2. Niraj Kumar 5 (264.1) 630.3; 3. Sri Karthik Sabari Raj 260.9 (628.6); 4. Pratham Bhadana 260.5 (630.6).

Juniors: 1. Pratham Bhadana 17 (262.4) 630.6; 2. Divyansh Singh Panwar 13 (263.7) 628.6; 3. Rudrankksh Patil 262.0 (627.0); 4. Sri Karthik sabari Raj 261.1 (628.6).

Youth: 1. Rudrankksh Patil 17 (261.5) 627.0; 2. Sheersh Kashyap 9 (261.8) 624.2; 3. Darius Saurastri 260.8 (625.1); 4. Ajay Malik 260.0 (628.4).

25m sports activities pistol:

Ladies: 1. Ruby Tomer 24 (11) 578; 2. Simranpreet Kaur Brar 23 (13) 577; 3. Abhidnya Patil 15 (11) 579; 4. Surabhi Pathak 10 (13) 577.

Ladies: 1. Ruby Tomer 24 (11) 578; 2. Simranpreet Kaur Brar 23 (13) 577; 3. Abhidnya Patil 15 (11) 579; 4. Surabhi Pathak 10 (13) 577.

Juniors: 1. Simranpreet Kaur Brar 24 (10) 577; 2. Vibhuti Bhatia 21 (12) 571; 3. Divanshi 16 (13) 574; 4. Khushi Kapoor 10 (7) 571.

Junior males: 1. Abhinav Choudhary 591; 2. Abhimanyu Yadav 585; 3. Meshaak Ponnudurai 584.

50m rifle susceptible:

Ladies: 1. Ashi Chouksey 624.8; 2. Nischal 616.1; 3. Heena Gohei 616.0.

Juniors: 1. Ashi Chouksey 624.8; 2. Bandhvi Sigh 620.7; 3. Gaayathri Nithyanandam 620.5.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

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