August 29, Indian sports wrap

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports on August 29, 2022.

Published : Aug 29, 2022 15:41 IST

Vani Kapoor of India Finished T-19 at the Didriksons Skaftö Open.
Vani Kapoor of India Finished T-19 at the Didriksons Skaftö Open. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Vani Kapoor of India Finished T-19 at the Didriksons Skaftö Open. | Photo Credit: Getty Images


Vani shoots 2-under to finish inside Top-20; Amandeep 26th and Tvesa 38th


Vani Kapoor secured another solid result as she finished T-19 at the Didriksons Skaftö Open here.

Carding her second successive sub-par round, Vani, who was T-3 in her last start in the Netherlands, totalled 2-under 205 to finish inside the Top-20.

Tvesa Malik, who is seeking a revival in form, carded a second straight even par round of 69 and was T-38th as she totalled 2-over 209, while Amandeep Drall (67) was T-26th and Diksha Dagar (72) finished T-59th.

Hosts Sweden had a great week with five golfers in Top-9 including winner, Linn Grant, who won her fourth LET title of the season with back-to-back birdies on her final two holes.

Vani had a good start with birdies on first, third and fifth, but then dropped three shots between sixth and 12th. Two more birdies on 13th and 18th ensured a sub-par round and a decent finish.

The Indians will now play in the Aland 100 Ladies Open in Finland.

Grant, the Scandinavian Mixed champion, turned on the style in front of her home crowd once again on the Swedish West Coast as she pulled some magnificent shots out the bag on the final stretch to see off compatriot Lisa Pettersson by a single shot.

Maja Stark and Becky Morgan both produced rounds of 4-under 65 to move themselves into a share of third at 8-under overall on Sunday, as they finished alongside England’s Alice Hewson who shot 2-under 67 in her final 18 holes.

In the Race to Costa Del Sol, Maja Stark retains her lead at the top of the standings, but her lead was cut to just 158.73 points, with Grant’s victory keeping things very interesting as we reach the climax of the 2022 season.



Levin Mydeen has a fine run in Malaysia

Levin Mydeen had a good run reaching the singles final and winning the doubles title with compatriot Navin Rajasundaram in the Asian grade-A under-14 tennis championship in Genting-Selangor, Malaysia.

In the singles final, Levin was beaten 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 by Devesh Sarawanan of Malaysia. In the doubles final, Navinn and Levin beat the Malaysian pair of Muhammad Arhan and Devesh Sarawanan 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. The fine performance in singles and doubles helped Levin reach No.4 in the latest Asian under-14 rankings released on Monday.

Levin had dropped only one set in singles on way to the final. He beat compatriot Prakaash Sarran 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals. He was equally authoritative in his 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Ethan Matthew Koh of Singapore in the quarterfinals.

He blanked Pakistan’s Muhammmad Rizwan in the pre-quarterfinals after getting past Nguyen of Vietnam, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the opening round.

Kamesh Srinivasan


Aldrin to jump in top class Lucerne meet on Tuesday

Jeswin Aldrin, the country’s No. 2 long jumper, will be in action in the top-class Spitzen Leichtathletik, a World Athletics Continental Tour silver event, in Lucerne on Tuesday.

Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou (8.52m) and Simon Ehammer (8.45), the top two long jumpers in the world this year, former World champion Tajay Gayle and Commonwealth Games champion LaQuan Nairn are some of the stars who will be competing in the meet in the Swiss city.

The 20-year-old Aldrin, the youngest long jumper in the meet and the Federation Cup champion, will be looking to regain his old form which carried him to a personal best of 8.26m (also a wind-aided 8.37m).

The qualification doors for next year’s World Championships, in Budapest, are now open and if Aldrin jumps 8.25m it will help him make the cut.

The Lucerne event will be his first meet after the last month’s World Championships in Oregon (USA) where he could only manage 7.78m and failed to qualify for the final. The Tamil Nadu youngster will also be competing in the Golden Fly Series meet in Liechtenstein on September 11.

Aldrin and triple jumper Praveen Chithravel, who narrowly missed the bronze at the recent Commonwealth Games, are currently training in Europe but only the former will be doing competitions. The two jumpers are coached by Yoandri Betanzos, a former World Championships silver medallist in the triple jump, at the JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport in Ballari.

-Stan Rayan

National selection trials: Rudrankksh Patil tops men’s rifle

Rudrankksh Patil outplayed Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar 16-6 in topping men’s air rifle in the sixth National shooting selection trials at the Madhya Pradesh Academy in Bhopal on Monday.

World Championship junior silver medallist and junior World Cup gold medallist, the 18-year-old Rudrankksh had qualified in the second place behind Ravi Kumar (630.7), with an impressive score of 630.2. He topped the second stage 0.6 point ahead of Aishwary, but was in a different class in the climax.

Yash Vardhan took the third place ahead of Ajay Malik, Sandeep, Shreyanssh Singh Baghel, Maddineni Umahesh and Ravi Kumar.

The 18-year-old Yash was remarkably consistent in reaching the top in the junior and youth events. Yash beat Rundrankksh 17-7 in the junior section. It was a lot harder in the youth event, as Yash prevailed 17-15 against Maddineni Umamahesh. Rudrankksh opted to skip the youth event.

In the 25-metre centre fire pistol at the Dr. Karni Singh Range in Tughlakabad, Kashish Mehra topped with a score of 587, five points ahead of Pradhyumn Singh.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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