June 24, Indian sports news wrap

Published:Mar 9, 202409:29
June 24, Indian sports news wrap


$25,000 ITF girls’s match: Thandi beats Chaudhari to succeed in semis; Costoulas knocks out top-seed Marcinkevica

Karman Kaur Thandi sustained the Indian hopes as she put collectively a robust recreation to beat Vaidehi Chaudhari 6-4, 6-3 within the quarterfinals of the $25,000 ITF girls’s tennis match on the Tennis Venture in Baliawas, on Friday.

The wiry Karman hit the large serves and unleashed her deadly forehand, however greater than that, had the endurance and maturity to remain composed when the stream of the sport was towards her.

Vaidehi had performed strong to beat Ankita Raina and Humera Baharmus within the earlier rounds. She put up a struggle by bouncing again from 1-5 within the first set, however Karman stepped it up when required.

Within the second set, Karman pulled forward and stayed sharp in establishing a semifinal towards Punnin Kovapitukted.

The Thai, Punnin performed solely three video games, as Shrivalli Bhamidipaty conceded the match owing to sickness. The lengthy match beneath the warmth had maybe received to Shrivalli and he or she felt sick on waking up. She mustered braveness to step on court docket and stroked properly as nicely, however couldn't stand for lengthy.

Within the high half, world No.3 junior, Sofia Costoulas of Belgium knocked out the highest seed Diana Marcinkevica of Latvia 6-4, 6-4. Within the semifinals, the 17-year-old Sofia will play Saki Imamura of Japan.


Photograph of Sofia Costoulas who knocked out high seed Diana Marcinkevica within the $25,000 ITF girls's tennis in Gurugram on Friday.

The Indian problem in doubles ended when Zeel Desai in partnership with Gozal Ainitdinova of Kazakhstan was crushed 6-2, 6-4 within the semifinals by the Japanese duo of Momoko Kobori and Misaki Matsuda.

The outcomes:

Singles (quarterfinals): Sofia Costoulas (Bel) bt Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) 6-4, 6-4; Saki Imamura (Jpn) bt Anna Ukolova (Rus) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4; Karman Kaur Thandi bt Vaidehi Chaudhari 6-3, 6-4; Punnin Kovapitukted (Tha) bt Shrivalli Bhamidipaty 2-1 (retired).

Doubles (semifinals): Saki Imamura (Jpn) & Priska Madelyn Nugroho (Ina) bt Sofia Costoulas (Bel) & Elena Pridankina (Rus) 7-5, 6-3; Momoko Kobori & Misaki Matsuda (Jpn) bt Gozal Ainitdinova (Kaz) & Zeel Desai 6-2, 6-4.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

SHOOTING - Kumar Surendra Singh championship

Olympian Manu Bhaker was at her aggressive greatest as she gained the ladies’s and junior air pistol gold medals within the twentieth Kumar Surendra Singh taking pictures championship on the Madhya Pradesh Academy in Bhopal on Friday.

Ladies's air pistol medallists (from left) Arshdeep Kaur, champion Manu Bhaker, and Radhika Talwar. - SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT


Manu, a 3rd yr pupil of Girl Shriram Faculty within the Capital, did have her competitors. She beat Arshdeep Kaur 16-14 for the ladies’s gold, when the competition went to the wire.

Within the junior part, Manu beat Yuvika Tomar 16-12, sealing the problem earlier than it may grow to be a check of nerve as soon as once more.

Yuvika had proven her class by topping the qualification with 584, as towards 573 by Manu, however the latter prevailed together with her expertise of competing on the highest stage regularly.

Shikha Narwal gained the youth gold, beating Lakshita 17-13. Lakshita bagged the sub-youth gold together with her qualification rating of 572, because the occasion doesn't function a ultimate.

The outcomes

Air pistol

Ladies: 1. Manu Bhaker 16 (263.9) 573; 2. Arshdeep Kaur 14 (260.5) 573; 3. Radhika Tanwar 247.4 (571); 4. Lakshita 247.4 (572).

Juniors: 1. Manu Bhaker 16 (249.0) 573; 2. Yuvika Tomar 12 (252.7)
584; 3. Lakshita 246.7 (572); 4. Varsha Singh 246.3 (574).

Youth: 1. Shikha Narwal 17 (254.0) 572; 2. Lakshita 13 (248.5) 572; 3.
Arshdeep Kaur 248.2 (573); 4. Mansi Anand 246.8 (571).

Sub-youth: 1. Lakshita 572; 2. Lakshita Panghal 571; 3. Naamya Kapoor 568.

- Kamesh Srinivasan


Jyothi secures one other medal for India within the Archery World Cup Stage-3

V. Jyothi Surekha and Abhishek Verma assured India of one other medal by making it to the compound blended group ultimate within the Archery World Cup Stage-3 in Paris on Friday.

The seasoned duo shot constantly nicely because the third-ranked India, which received a primary spherical bye, beat Puerto Rico 158-150, El Salvador 155-155 (19*-19) and final leg's silver medallist Estonia, comprising Lisell Jaatma and Robin Jaatma, 156-151 to succeed in the ultimate.

India will tackle fifth-ranked France within the title conflict.

Nevertheless, the Thirteenth-placed Indian recurve blended group of Ankita Bhakat and Tarundeep Rai suffered a 5-4 (20-18) loss to Kazakhstan to crash out within the first spherical.

In recurve males’s particular person competitors, Jayanta Talukdar gave a preventing efficiency towards double Olympic and a number of World champion Woojin Kim of Korea earlier than bowing out within the third spherical.

Talukdar, who beat Nice Britain’s Keith Harding 7-1 and France’s Thomas Chirault 6-2, went down 6-5 to Woojin after shedding the shoot-off 10-9.

Talukdar had misplaced to the Korean by way of shoot-off within the Stage-2 in Gwangju.

Neeraj Chauhan exited within the first spherical. Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai misplaced within the second.

Simranjeet Kaur was crushed within the second spherical, whereas Deepika Kumari , Ridhi Phor and Ankita Bhakat misplaced within the first spherical in recurve girls’s particular person competitors.

-Y. B. Sarangi

One other feather within the cap for Jyothi Surekha

Andhra Pradesh State Cupboard beneath the chairmanship of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy which met in Amaravati (Vijayawada) on Friday determined to suggest the put up of Deputy Collector to archer V. Jyothi Surekha.

The 25-year-old Surekha is an Arjuna Awardee moreover profitable 4 silver, two bronze in World championships, one silver and 5 bronze in World Cups and four-times gold medallist in Asian Championship.

Presently, the Vijayawada-based archer is ranked World No.3 in compound bow class.

It could be talked about right here that champion shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth had been additionally given comparable postings for his or her “oustanding achievements”. And, immediately, the Chief Minister additionally felicitated Srikanth alongwith 2022 Defalympics bronze medallist Sheikh Jafreen.

The Chief Minister additionally directed the officers to offer an appropriate posting to Jafreen within the State Authorities. Andhra Pradesh Sports activities Minister R.Ok. Roja was additionally current amongst others.

-V V Subhrahmanyan

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