Indian archers reign supreme with eight gold medals on the Asia Cup
The Indian junior archers capped a surprising present by profitable eight gold, 4 silver and two bronze medals to prime the medals tally on the Asia Cup Stage 2 right here on Wednesday.
On the concluding day, India bagged 5 gold, 4 silver and one bronze that included a uncommon clear sweep within the compound males’s particular person part, including to their Tuesday tally of three gold and one bronze.
Recurve archer Mrinal Chauhan spearheaded the Indian problem on the ultimate day to complete with double gold medals, whereas Prathamesh Fuge reigned supreme within the compound part by signing off with a hat-trick of gold medals.
India thus upstaged Bangladesh which didn’t replicate its Stage 1 present in Bangkok the place it had topped the medal standings in March.
India had despatched a junior workforce for the continental occasion which had a depleted subject with out Asian heavyweights Korea, China and Chinese language Taipei.
India’s golden day started with the recurve girls’s workforce of Bhajan Kaur, Avani and Laxmi Hembrom edging out Bangladeshi trio of Akter Nasrin, Diya Siddique and Magnificence Ray in an exciting ultimate to bag the day’s first gold on provide.
Down 0-2, India bounced again to degree 4-4 and the shoot-off too was a locked affair as each groups shot an identical scores of (10-10-9) and India was declared the winner after it landed one of many 10s nearer to the centre.
The lads’s recurve workforce, however, had it straightforward in opposition to its Bangladeshi rival profitable it 5-1.
Having began off with an identical 55s, the trio of Parth Salunkhe, Mrinal Chauhan and Juyel Sarkar stepped up, profitable the subsequent two units (57-55, 56-54) to seize the second gold on provide on the day.
India, nevertheless, failed to duplicate the success within the recurve blended workforce ultimate because the duo of Salunkhe and Bhajan squandered a 2-0 result in go right down to Uzbekistan’s Abdusattorova Ziyodakhon and Amirkhan Sadikov 4-5 (18-19) to accept a silver.
Having began off profitable the primary set 35-34, India misplaced the second set 35-37. It regained the lead and made it 4-2 with a 38-36 win within the third set, nevertheless it failed to shut out within the fourth set.
It landed within the pink circle twice (8-8) en path to dropping 34-36, which proved to be decisive ultimately.
It managed two 9s within the shoot-off, which was not sufficient as its Uzbek counterparts sealed the gold, capturing 9-10.
Within the afternoon session, Salunkhe defeated Sadikov 6-4 to bag the recurve males’s particular person bronze as he signed off with three medals — one workforce gold, blended workforce silver and a person bronze.
Bhajan Kaur misplaced the recurve girls’s particular person ultimate with a 2-6 defeat to Mahta Abdollahi to accept silver.
Chauhan gained the recurve males’s particular person title, with a lopsided 6-2 win over top-ranked recurve archer within the fray, Ruman Shana (world rank 42).
The compound particular person part noticed an all-Indian finals.
Sakshi Chaudhary gained the ladies’s title beating Parneet Kaur 140-138.
Within the final occasion of the meet, Fuge upset Rishabh Yadav (no 66), the top-ranked compound archer in fray, with a slim two-point margin (146-144) to safe a hat-trick.
Fuge had on Tuesday gained the compound workforce gold and compound blended workforce gold.
Suhl Junior World Cup : Rudrankksh, Abhinav make it 1-2 for India in males’s 10m air rifle
Indian shooter Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil beat compatriot Abhinav Shaw within the gold-match match as India made it a 1-2 within the males’s 10 m air rifle competitors of the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on Wednesday.
Patil gained the gold after going 17-13 up in opposition to Abhinav Noticed in a good title-decider.
The Indian duo shot constantly nicely all through Wednesday morning, first crossing the eight-man ultimate stage elimination hurdle after which placing up a present within the gold-medal matchup.
On Tuesday, Rudrankksh had additionally topped the qualification stage with 627.5 factors, main three Indians into the top-eight stage. Paarth Makhija accompanied the duo, holding on to his fifth place in qualifying ultimately classifications.
However the morning undoubtedly belonged to Rudrankksh who dominated all three phases of the competitors over two days of capturing.
Within the ultimate, it was Abhinav who began stronger within the early phases, going up 4-2 after the primary three photographs.
Rudrankksh recovered shortly although, and went previous his countryman, retaining his nostril forward until the very finish to seal victory. Germnay’s Nils Palberg gained bronze.
Within the junior girls’s 10m air rifle, India’s Ramita after topping qualification on Tuesday with a stable 630.5, additionally topped the ultimate stage elimination with a rating of 261.0.
Nevertheless, she settled for silver ultimately, taking place 8-16 to France’s Oceanne Muller, a reigning Junior World Champion and Tokyo Olympics finalist, within the gold medal match.
India is presently topping the medal tally as nicely with one gold and two silver medals.
Tvesa Malik to steer workforce at Aramco Collection in Bangkok
Tvesa Malik might be shouldering the accountability of being the captain as she goals for a superb present on the $1 million Aramco Group Collection – Bangkok, beginning Thursday.
The Aramco Group Collection is like two competitions rolled into one – a $500,000 workforce competitors, the place an beginner joins a workforce of three professionals and a 54-hole particular person competitors. Will probably be performed over subsequent three days on the Thai Nation Membership.
Within the workforce draft on Tuesday night, Malik opted for the Switzerland’s Nobuhle Dlamini, ranked 429th on the earth, and Anais Maggetti accomplished her workforce via random draw. Each gamers are from Switzerland.
“I actually just like the idea of the Aramco Group Collection. It is a lot extra enjoyable due to the workforce ingredient. I hope to have enjoyable with my teammates and that also needs to assist me play nicely within the particular person a part of the occasion,” stated Malik, ranked 334th on the earth.
Malik has performed six event this yr, and made minimize in three. Her finest end was a tied twenty fifth place on the Asian Combined Cup.
“Final yr was an extended yr and I didn’t get a lot time to work on my sport. So, in the direction of the tip of the yr and till February, I used to be engaged on a couple of issues with my coach (Jesse Grewal) in Chandigarh,” stated Malik.
The event has a robust native contingent, led by former world No1 Ariya Jutanugarn and her equally achieved sister Moriya. The very best ranked participant within the subject is world No13 Patty Tavatanakit, winner of ANA Inspiration in 2021, the primary main championship of the ladies’s season.
Chandigarh, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan report dominant wins
Chandigarh, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan recorded dominating wins on day six of the twelfth Hockey India Senior Ladies Nationwide Championship, right here on Wednesday.
Chandigarh defeated Bihar 6-2 in a Pool A sport, whereas Assam handed an 8-0 thrashing to Bengal 8-0 in Pool B fixture.
Within the Pool C proceedings, Chhattisgarh put up a dominant show to hammer Tripura 7-1. within the fourth sport of the day, Rajasthan downed Uttarakhand 3-1 in a Pool D match
Aradhyaa storms into Asian under-14 semifinals
Aradhyaa Verma beat prime seed Divya Ungrish 7-6(5), 6-2 to achieve the ladies semifinals of the Asian under-14 tennis event on the Fashionable Faculty, Barakhamba Highway, on Wednesday.
The outcomes (quarterfinals):
Boys: Om Verma bt Amogh Damle 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; Levin Safoor ydeen bt Tavish Pahwa 6-4, 4-0 (retired); Om Patel bt Shaurya Bhardwaj 6-3, 6-1; Vaibhav Charotia bt Kanishk Kathuria 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Ladies: Aradhyaa Verma bt Divya Ungrish 7-6(5), 6-2; Aleena Farid bt Sri Lakshmi Purnani 6-1, 6-1; Shaivi Dalal bt Neelakshi Lather 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; Prachi Malik bt Hirva Rangani 6-4, 6-2.
Ramkumar loses in Bordeaux, Sumit retires in Heilbronn
Ramkumar Ramanathan misplaced 6-4, 6-4 to qualifier Andrea Pellegrino of Italy within the first spherical of the €134,920 Challenger tennis event in France on Wednesday.
Within the Challenger in Germany, Sumit Nagal retired at 1-5 within the second set with an harm in opposition to Miljan Zekic of Serbia. Sumit had gained the primary set 6-3.
Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni had been overwhelmed 12-10 within the tremendous tie-break by the second seeds Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov.
Within the $25,000 ITF males’s occasion in Spain, Manish Sureshkumar beat the fourth seed Riccardo Balzerani 6-1, 6-4 within the first spherical.
€ 134,920 Challenger, Bordeaux, France Singles (first spherical): Andrea Pellegrino (Ita) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nicholas Monroe (US) & Fernando Romboli (Bra) bt Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan 6-4, 6-4.
€ 90,280 Challenger, Heilbronn, Germany Singles (first spherical): Miljan Zekic (Srb) bt Sumit Nagal 3-6, 5-1 (retired).
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ivan Sabanov & Matej Sabanov (Cro) bt Yuki Bhambri & Saketh Myneni 3-6, 6-4, [12-10].
$53,120 Challenger, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Vladyslav Manafov (Ukr) & Arjun Kadhe bt Alibek Kachmazov & Beibit Zhukayev (Kaz) 6-1, 6-2.
€ 45,730 Challenger, Zagreb, Croatia Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & Vijay Sundar
$25,000 ITF males, Monastir, Tunisia Singles (first spherical): Li Hanwen (Chn) bt Amaan Siddiqui 6-2, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF males, Valldoreix, Spain Singles (first spherical): Manish Sureshkumar bt Riccardo Balzerani (Ita) 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Tiago Cacao (Por) & David Jorda Sanchis (Esp) bt Inaki Cabrera Bello (Esp) & Manish Sureshkumar 6-3, 3-6, [10-8].
$15,000 ITF males, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Benedikt Henning (Ger) & Karan Singh bt
$25,000 ITF girls, Sarasota, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Maria Kononova (Rus) & Sharmada Balu bt
$15,000 ITF girls, Monastir, Tunisia Singles (first spherical): Ayumi Koshiishi (Jpn) bt Nidhitra Rajmohan 2-0
Doubles (pre-quarterfnals): Danielle Daley (GBR) & Smriti Bhasin bt Sofia Avataneo & Carlotta Mossso (Ita) 6-2, 4-6, [10-7] Kristina Paskauskas (GBR) & Sijia Wei (Chn) bt Ferdaous Bahri (Tun) & Nidhitra