Indian sports activities information wrap, December 22

Right here all of the updates, outcomes and developments from the world of Indian sports activities on Friday, December 22.


Sahaja reaches ITF ladies’s match semis

Sahaja Yamalapalli sustained her sturdy recreation to beat Hiromi Abe of Japan 6-3, 6-2 within the quarterfinals of the $25,000 ITF ladies’s tennis match on the MSLTA Centre in Solapur on Friday.

Hiromi had crushed top-seed Maria Timofeeva within the earlier spherical. Seventh seed Sahaja will play Saki Imamura of Japan within the semifinals.

The opposite semifinal will characteristic Ekaterina Makarova, who beat Vaidehi Chaudhari for the lack of six video games, and sixth seed Diana Marcinkevica of Latvia, who ousted third seed Sapfo Sakellaridi of Greece in straight units.

The doubles last shall be an all-Japanese affair between Funa Kozaki and Misaki Matsuda towards Hiromi Abe and Saki Imamura.


Sahaja Yamalapalli bt Hirome Abe (Jpn) 6-3, 6-2; Saki Imamura (Jpn) bt Daria Kudashova 6-3, 6-4; Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) bt Sapfo Sakellaridi (Gre) 6-4, 6-3; Ekaterina Makarova bt Vaidehi Chaudhari 6-3, 6-3.


Funa Kozaki & Misaki Matsuda (Jpn) bt Ekaterina Kazionova & Ekaterina Yashina 7-6(6), 6-0; Hiromi Abe & Saki Imamura (Jpn) bt Vaishnavi Adkar & Sahaja Yamalapalli 6-4, 6-1.

– Kamesh Srinivasan

Chandana wins second successive singles title

Fourth seed Chandana Potugari beat second seed Samaira Malik 7-6(4), 6-2 within the last of the Rs. 100,000 AITA ladies’s tennis match on the Joygaon Academy in Jhajjar on Friday.

It was the second successive singles title over a fortnight on the similar venue for the 22-year-old Chandana, who trains with coach Ganesh Raman in Hyderabad.

Chandana didn’t drop a set in the entire match and had conceded solely 11 video games in her three earlier rounds after a bye within the first. That included a victory over top-seed Tanushri Pandey within the semifinals.


Chandana Potugari bt Samaira Malik 7-6(4), 6-2.

– Kamesh Srinivasan

Swarandeep loses over-35 ITF Masters last

Joseph Zotinkhuma beat top-seed Swarandeep Singh Dhodi 6-4, 6-4 within the over-35 last of the ITF Masters tennis match on the Tennis Challenge, Baliawas.

Aditya Khanna, Hitesh Behl, Sanjeev Magon and Mani Mohan Nehru had been the winners within the different age teams.

Within the over-35 ladies’s occasion, Sohini Kumari had emerged the champion whereas Nikunj Kamal and Nazneen Rahman positioned second and third, respectively, in a league format that includes 5 gamers.


Over-35: Joseph Zotinkhuma bt Swarandeep Singh Dhodi 6-4, 6-4.

Over-40: Aditya Khanna bt Raj Kumar 6-1, 6-4.

Over-45: Hitesh Behl bt Manav Arora 7-5, 2-6, [10-6].

Over-50: Sanjeev Magon bt Raj Dutt 6-2, 6-3.

Over-60: Mani Mohan Nehru bt BD Agnihotri 6-3, 6-0.

– Kamesh Srinivasan


Sonia Lather, Kalaivani make successful begin Nationwide Boxing C’ships

World Championships silver medallist Sonia Lather of Railway Sports activities Promotion Board (RSPB) and Tamil Nadu’s S. Kalaivani began their campaigns with dominating victories on the opening day of the ladies’s Nationwide Boxing Championships in Better Noida.

Sonia began the bout aggressively towards Mahi Lama of Madhya Pradesh within the 57kg opening spherical match earlier than securing a snug 5-0 win.

Kalaivani, final version’s silver medallist, additionally proved too sturdy for Milano Mj of Kerala within the 48kg match.

Kalaivani’s relentless assault pressured the referee to cease the competition within the third spherical and declare her the winner.

Kalaivani will subsequent sq. off towards Haryana’s Gitika, who beat Meraj Begum of Telangana after the referee stopped the competition (RSC), within the subsequent spherical.

Rinku (52kg) and Tannu (57kg) had been the opposite boxers from Haryana to register victories and progress into the spherical of 16.

In the meantime, the 2021 Asian Youth Championships silver medallist Nivedita Karki (48kg) of Uttarakhand dominated Veronica Sohshang of Meghalaya to safe a RSC win in Spherical 2.



Bhullar maintains two-shot lead at midway stage

Indian star golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar maintained his two-shot benefit after signing for a six-under 66 in spherical two of Rs 3 crore TATA Metal Tour Championship right here on Friday.

Bhullar’s (64-66) whole on the midway stage learn 14-under 130.

Rahil Gangjee (70-62) shot a private better of 10-under 62 to maneuver up 21 spots into tied second place at 12-under 132.

Gangjee, who scored 10 birdies on the day, thus matched the earlier finest rating achieved in a mixed spherical at Beldih and Golmuri golf programs.

Bhullar, a 12-time worldwide winner, continued his spectacular run with an error-free 66. He made birdies on 4 out of the 5 par-5s and drove the inexperienced on the par-4 fourth to arrange one other birdie.

Bhullar’s sixth birdie was a 15-feet conversion.

Gangjee additionally made two lengthy conversions on the front-nine. The three-time worldwide winner went on so as to add three extra birdies on the back-nine at Beldih.

Cheema produced seven birdies and a bogey throughout his 66 to finish the day in joint second place together with Gangjee.

Defending champion Chikkarangappa (67) was in tied for seventeenth place at seven-under 137.

TATA Metal PGTI Rating chief Om Prakash Chouhan (68) was positioned tied thirty third at four-under 140.

The 2 Jamshedpur-based professionals Karan Taunk (even-par 144) and Kurush Heerjee (three-over 147) had been positioned tied 57th and tied sixty fourth respectively.



Dhruv Sitwala received his maiden senior Nationwide billiards title on Friday with a surprising 5-3 victory over his Petroleum Sports activities Promotion Board (PSPB) colleague Sourav Kothari within the last in Chennai.

Sitwala entered the ultimate after stunning world champion Pankaj Advani by an equivalent margin within the last-four stage earlier within the day.

Sitwala, runner-up final 12 months, rallied to beat the skilled Kothari 37-150, 152-25, 23-152, 151-5, 65-150, 151-135, 150-132 and 151-66 to cap off a memorable run that additionally noticed him put it previous defending champion Brijesh Damani within the pre-quarterfinals.

Within the semifinals, Sitwala received the ultimate two frames in type, 150-38 and 150-0 to seal the competition towards Advani, who had levelled at 3-all.

Kothari had completed runner-up to Advani within the World billiards last in Doha final month and received his maiden senior Nationwide snooker crown within the ongoing ninetieth Nationwide Billiards and Snooker Championships.

After runner-up finishes within the Sub-junior ladies’ billiards and snooker and junior ladies’ billiards, Gujarat’s Aanya Patel received the junior ladies’ snooker crown, beating Karnataka’s Natasha Chetan 3-0 within the last.



England’s bodily disabled group embarks on first-ever tour of India

In a groundbreaking growth, the bodily disabled cricket group of England is about to embark on its maiden tour of India.

The group, comprising extremely expert and devoted gamers, will interact in a collection of matches towards India from January 28 subsequent 12 months to February 6.

“The help and steerage of Jay Shah ji, Secretary, Board of Cricket Management in India (BCCI) have been instrumental in realising this historic tour. He has championed the reason for inclusivity in cricket, recognising the significance of offering alternatives for differently-abled athletes to shine on the worldwide stage,” In another way Abled Cricket Council of India mentioned in a press release.

“The unwavering help from Anil Patel, secretary of the Gujarat Cricket Affiliation, has been a driving drive behind this tour. This tour is a major milestone within the world effort to advertise inclusivity and break down obstacles in sports activities.


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