World University Games: Bhuvana Kalva's fine run ends, Kamalpreet sixth in women’s discus throw

Ninth seed Risa Ushijima of Japan beat Bhuvana Kalva 6-1, 6-2 while Federation Cup champion Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women’s discus throw with a best effort of 55.07m.

Bhuvana Kalva’s fine run came to an end as she went down to ninth seed Risa Ushijima of Japan in the women’s fourth round of tennis at the World University Games.   -  R Ragu

Bhuvana Kalva’s fine run came to an end as she was beaten 6-1, 6-2 by ninth seed Risa Ushijima of Japan in the women’s fourth round of tennis in the World University Games in Chinese Taipei on Thursday.

There was a flicker of hope for the Indian camp as Eetee Maheta in partnership with Paras Dahiya won  the mixed doubles first round against a Swedish team.

The results:

Women (fourth round): Risa Ishijima (Jpn) bt Bhuvana Kalva 6-1, 6-2.

Men’s doubles (second round): Dominik Kellovsky & Matej Vocel (Cze) bt Sai Saran Reddy & Sunil Kumar 6-2, 6-2.

Mixed doubles (first round): Eetee Maheta & Paras Dahiya bt Stjern Andens Viktor & Hamlin Matilda Karin (Swe) 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-0.

 

Federation Cup champion Kamalpreet Kaur finished sixth in the women’s discus throw in the athletics competition of the 29th World University Games in Taipei on Thursday evening.
 

The 21-year-old from Punjab, who was fifth in the recent Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar, had a best effort of 55.07m. She had a better throw of 55.95 in the qualification round.
 

Meanwhile Punjab’s Twinkle Chaudhary, who had clocked 55.02s in the recent Inter-State Nationals in Guntur, crashed out after finishing seventh in the women’s 400m semifinal in 58.24s.
 

AMOJ DISQUALIFIED
 

There was disappointment for Delhi’s Amoj Jacob too as he was disqualified for lane infringement in the men’s 400m first round. Amoj had finished fourth in the Asians. Tamil Nadu’s R.V. Vishwa Priya was also disqualified in the women’s 400m hurdles heats.
 

DUTEE CRASHES OUT
 

Dutee Chand, the bronze medallist at the Asians and the national record holder, finished fifth in the second round of the women’s 100m in 11.90s and made her exit. Dutee had clocked a faster 11.69 in the first round.
 

Punjab’s Taranveer Singh was also way below his best as he failed to make the men’s hammer throw final with 54.03m in the qualification round. Interestingly, that event was won by Poland’s Pawel Fajdek, who had completed a hat-trick of triumphs at the recent World Championships in London. For the 28-year-old Pawel, it was his fourth straight World University Games title.
 

Host Taipei had something to celebrate too with its Yang Chun-Han emerging as the fastest man in 10.22s.
 

Maharashtra’s Sanjivani Jadhav, the Asian 5000m bronze medallist, won the women’s 10,000m silver on Wednesday. The 20-year-old, from Nashik, clocked a personal best 33:22.00s while Kyrgyzstan’s Daria Maslov, the Asian champion, won the gold in 33:19.27.