Here are all the major developments in Indian sports on Thursday, October 14.
Asian Youth Athletics Championships: Akash Yadav wins Shot Put gold on opening day
Amit Choudhary won gold in 1500m with a timing of 4:04.59s on the opening day of the Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Kuwait on Thursday.
Akash Yadav clinched gold medal in shot put with a best throw of 19.37m while his compatriot Siddharth Choudhary clinched bronze with best effort of 19m.
Mubssina Mohammad clinched silver in long jump (5.91m) while Kuldeep Kumar won bronze in pole vault (4.80m).
– Team Sportstar
UCI Track World Championships: Esow finishes 12th in men’s keirin after missing a spot in finals by 0.005s
India’s Esow finished 12th in the men’s keirin event at the UCI Track World Championships in Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France on Thursday.
Esow finished last in his first-round heat and therefore, failed to directly qualify for the quarterfinals.
However, in his repechage round heat, he was the second fastest out of five cyclists and progressed to the last eight stage.
Esow made it to the semifinals by finishing third in his quarterfinals heat.
He missed a spot in the finals by 0.005s after being fourth fastest in his semifinal heat and so, went into the 7-12 classification round where he was the slowest.
– Team Sportstar
AITA Championship series juniors
Aswajit Senjam and Mannat Awasthi won the Under-16 boys and girls titles, respectively, in the St. Stephen’s School AITA Championship series junior tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Friday.
The results (finals)
Under-16 boys: Aswajit Senjam bt Anuj Pal 6-1, 6-1.
Under-12 boys: Ishir Mehta bt Yug Raj Mahi 6-0, 7-5.
Under-16 girls: Mannat Awasthi bt Krithika Katoch 6-4, 6-3.
Under-12 girls: Vanshika Yadav bt Maahira Bhatia 6-4, 6-2.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
Anirudh and Vijay Sundar enter doubles semifinals of Challenger tournament in Fairfield, USA
Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vijay Sundar Prashanth beat Malek Jaziri and Michail Pervolarakis 6-4, 7-5 in the doubles quarterfinals of the $53,120 Challenger tennis tournament in Fairfield, USA.
In the $25,000 women’s event in Fredericton, Canada, Karman Thandi was in the quarterfinals with a hard-earned victory.
$53,120 Challenger, Fairfield, USA
Doubles (quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Malek Jaziri (Tun) & Michail Pervolarakis (Gre) 6-4, 7-5.
$25,000 ITF women, Fredericton, Canada
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Karman Kaur Thandi bt Ng Taylor (USA) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6).