World University Games: Anbarasi fails to make final cut

M. A. Siva Anbarasi recorded a mediocre 12.20m in the qualification round of the women’s triple jump.

M. A. Siva Anbarasi finished ninth in her group and 20th overall in the qualification round.   -  S. Siva Saravanan (File Photo)

Tamil Nadu’s M. A. Siva Anbarasi, who had won the varsities Nationals gold with a 13m effort in Coimbatore earlier this year, failed to qualify for the women’s triple jump final after a mediocre 12.20m in the qualification round at the 29th World University Games in Taipei on Friday.

The 22-year-old from Coimbatore’s Bhararathiar University finished ninth in her group and 20th overall in the qualification round.

None of the 12 girls who reached the final achieved the automatic qualification mark of 13.90m with 13.52 being the day’s best jump. Turkey’s Bitgin Cemre, with 12.73m, was the last qualifier.

Indian pair bows out

In tennis, Top seeds Cheng-Peng Hsieh and Yung Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei proved too hot for Paras Dahiya and Eetee Maheta in the mixed doubles second round.

The formidable Taipei pair won 6-2, 6-1. The 28-year-old Yung-Jan Chan, ranked No.5 in the world in women’s doubles, is the regular partner of Martina Hingis on the Professional Tour this season and has won six titles with her in the big events, apart from reaching quarterfinals of Wimbledon and semifinals of French Open.

The 25-year-old Cheng-Peng Hsieh has a doubles rank of No. 101 among the men professionals, and has won four Challenger doubles titles so far this season.