August 12, Indian sports news wrap: Shotgun team for World C’ships announced

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports from August 12, 2022.

File Photo: Shreyasi Singh (in pic), along with Vivaan Kapoor, Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Maheshwari Chauhan will spearhead the Indian challenge in trap and skeet in the shotgun World Championship.

File Photo: Shreyasi Singh (in pic), along with Vivaan Kapoor, Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Maheshwari Chauhan will spearhead the Indian challenge in trap and skeet in the shotgun World Championship. | Photo Credit: The Hindu 

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports from August 12, 2022.

SHOOTING

Shotgun World Championship announced

Vivaan Kapoor, Shreyasi Singh, Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Maheshwari Chauhan will spearhead the Indian challenge in trap and skeet in the shotgun World Championship to be staged in Osijek, Croatia, from September 19 to October 12.

The championship will offer four Olympic quota places each for trap and skeet for men and women for Paris 2024.

Apart from the individual events, India will also compete in the team events in all sections, including juniors. The top two shooters in each event will also compete in the mixed team events.

The team
Trap
Men: Vivaan Kapoor, Prithviraj Tondaiman, Bhowneesh Mendiratta.
Juniors: Shapath Bharadwaj, Shardul Vihan, Arya Vansh Tyagi.
Women: Shreyasi Singh, Manisha Keer, Neeru.
Juniors: Preeti Rajak, Sabeera Haris, Aadya Tripathi.
Skeet
Men: Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Parampal Singh Guron.
Juniors: Abhay Singh Sekhon, Bhavtegh Singh Gill, Rituraj Bundela.
Women: Maheshwari Chauhan, Raiza Dhillon, Darshana Rathore.
Juniors: Parinaaz Dhaliwal, Areeba Khan, Zahra Deesawala.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

TENNIS

WTA 1000: Sania Mirza advances to women’s doubles semis

Playing her first tournament since this year's Wimbledon, Sania Mirza is through to the women's doubles semifinals of the WTA1000 event in Toronto.

Sania and her American partner Madison Keys defeated the Kazakh-American pair of Yulia Putintseva and Sofia Kenin 7-5, 3-6, [10-6] in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Sania and Keys will be up against the third-seeded all-American duo of Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff in the final-four fixture on Saturday.

Montreal Masters: Bopanna-Middelkoop pair loses in second round

Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop were beaten 6-1, 6-7(3), [12-10] by Hubert Hurkacz and Jan Zielinski in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the ATP1000 tennis tournament in Montreal.

The Indo-Dutch pair collected 90 ATP points and $25,420.

In the Challenger in Germany, Sumit Nagal went down fighting in three sets to the top seed Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the quarterfinals.

In the ITF men’s event in Jakarta, Sasikumar Mukund cruised past Lee Duckhee for the loss of one game in the quarterfinals, while SD Prajwal Dev went down in three sets after missing three match points in the second set tie-break against Shintaro Imai.

The results
$6,573,785 ATP, Montreal, Canada Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Hubert Hurkacz & Jann Zielinski (Pol) bt Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) & Rohan Bopanna 6-1, 6-7(3), [12-10]. € 45,730 Challenger, Meerbusch, Germany Singles (quarterfinals): Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Esp) bt Sumit Nagal 6-2, 1-6, 7-5. Doubles (semifinals): David Pel (Ned) & Szymon Walkow (Pol) bt Sriram Balaji & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-4, 6-7(5), [10-6];
Quarterfinals: Balaji & Jeevan bt Jaroslav Pospisil (Cze) & Voolodoymyr Uzhylovskyi (Ukr) 6-4, 6-1; Jonas Forejtek (Cze) & Sumit Nagal bt Filip Bergevi (Swe) & Alexander Donski (Bul) 6-4, 6-4. $100,000 ITF women, Landisville, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Hanna Chang & Makenna Jones (US) w.o. Iryna Shymanovich & Karman Kaur Thandi. $25,000 ITF women, Usst-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan Singles (quarterfinals): Gozal Ainitdinova (Kaz) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 5-1 (retired). Doubles (quarterfinals): Mariia Tkacheva & Ekaterina Yashina bt Sowjanya Bavisetti & Sahaja Yamalapalli 6-3, 6-4. $15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (quarterfinals): Dong Na & Liu Yuhan (Chn) bt Hanna Vinahradava & Jennifer Lluikham 6-4, 4-6, [10-0]; Saki Imamura (Jpn) & Priska Madelyn Nugroho (Ina) bt Shrivalli Bhamidipaty & Nidhi Chilumula 6-0, 6-1. $15,000 ITF women, Cancun, Mexico Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Lya Fernandez (Mex) bt Prathyusha Rachapudi 6-3, 6-2. $15,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia Singles (quarterfinals): Sasikumar Mukund bt Lee Duckhee (Kor) 6-0, 6-1; Shintaro Imai (Jpn) bt SD Prajwal Dev 2-6, 7-6(10), 6-3. $15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (quarterfinals): Mohamed Ali Abibsi (Alg) & Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta bt Anthony Genov (Bul) & Maximus Jones (Tha) 3-6, 6-4, [10-4]; Nicolas Alviani (Esp) & Isaac Nortey (Gha) bt Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli & Niki Poonacha 6-4, 7-6(6). $15,000 ITF men, Cancun, Mexico Singles (first round): Seita Watanabe (Jpn) bt Aditya Vishal Balsekar 6-4, 7-5.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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