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SWIMMING

Manna Patel of Gujarat sets a new national record (29.79) in women’s 50m Backstroke at the 75 Senior National Aquatic championship in Guwahati on Friday.

TENNIS

AITA women’s tournament: Bhatia beats Ahamed in final;

Top seed Kashish Bhatia beat qualifier Shimreen Ahamed 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the Rs. 100,000 AITA women’s tennis tournament at the Joygan Academy on Friday.

It was a double crown for Kashish, as she in partnership with Riya Uboveja beat Divya Bhardwaj and Shefali Arora 6-4, 6-2 in the doubles final.

The results (finals):

Singles: Kashish Bhatia bt Shimreen Ahamed 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: Kashish Bhatia & Riya Uboveja bt Divya Bhardwaj & Shefali Arora 6-4, 6-2.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

AITA National series juniors: Yadav beats Sharma to set up title clash

Manish Yadav beat second seed Swastik Sharma 7-5, 7-5 to set up a title clash against top seed Tanishq Jadhav in the AITA Naitonal series under-18 tennis tournament at the Singha Sports Academy on Friday.

In the girl’s section, Aakruti Sonkusare bounced back from a slow start to beat sixth seed Kkaira Chetnani 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. In the final, Aakruti will play Sejal Bhutada who beat the third-seeded Shagun Kumari for the loss of four games.

The results

Under-18 boys (semifinals): Tanishq Jadhav bt Vaheen Patel 7-6(5), 6-4; Manish Yadav bt Swastik Sharma 7-5, 7-5.

Doubles (final): Smit Patel & Yagna Patel bt Khush Sharma & Manish Yadav 6-3, 6-3.

Under-18 girls (semifinals): Aakruti Sonkusare bt Kkaira Chetnani 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; Sejal Bhutada bt Shagun Kumari 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles (final): Kkaira Chetnani & Shagun Kumari bt Sejall Bhutada & Aakruti Sonkusare 0-6, 6-1, [10-3].

-Kamesh Srinivasan

AITA men’s tournament: Top seed Ishaque Eqbal wins

Top seed Ishaque Eqbal won the Verka Rs.100,000 AITA men’s tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Friday.

In the final, Ishaque led 6-1, 3-1 when the former national champion and second seed Dalwinder Singh retired.

The results (final)

Ishaque Eqbal bt Dalwinder Singh 6-1, 3-1 (conceded).

-Kamesh Srinivasan

AITA Wheelchair Tournament: Karthik defeats Mariappan to reach final

K Karthik defeated top seed D Mariappan 6-1, 6-2 to make the men’s final of the AITA wheelchair tennis tournament at the DLTA Complex on Friday.

In the final, Karthik will play second seed V Shekar who beat S Balachandar 1-6, 6-4, [10-6].

The women’s final will be between N Prathima and MK Mubina.

The results (semifinals)

Men (semifinals): K Karthik bt D Mariappan 6-1, 6-2; V Shekar bt S Balachandar 1-6, 6-4, [10-6].

Doubles: S Balachandar & V Shekar bt S Sureshkumar & M Gabriel 7-6(4), 6-0; D Mariappan & K Karthik bt M Arul & Alexander James 6-1, 6-2.

Women: N Prathima bt M Manisha 6-0 (retired); MK Mubina bt S Kamalakshi 6-2, 6-1.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

SHOOTING

Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy to host Rifle and Pistol shooting World Cup

The Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy in Bhopal will host the World Cup shooting in rifle and pistol from March 20 to 31, next year. The event will have Olympic quota places for the Paris Games.

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) allotted the World Cup to India during its executive committee meeting in Lamarca, Cyprus. The president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), Raninder Singh, attended the meeting.

“It is extremely satisfying for us to add another city to the World shooting map. It is due to the untiring efforts of the Government of Madhya Pradesh, particularly that of the Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia that this was made possible”, said Raninder Singh in a statement here on Friday.

India has been regularly hosting the World Cups in recent times, and the last one, featuring rifle, pistol and shotgun, was staged in Delhi in March 2021.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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