Indian sports wrap, July 5: Abhay Singh in two semis in Asian doubles squash championships

Here are all the major updates, scores, and results of Indians in the world of sports on July 5.

Published : Jul 05, 2024 18:54 IST , CHENNAI - 4 MINS READ

Abhay Singh (Right) in action.
Abhay Singh (Right) in action. | Photo Credit: RAVINDRAN R

Abhay Singh (Right) in action. | Photo Credit: RAVINDRAN R


Abhay Singh in two semis in Asian doubles

Talented Abhay Singh is in two semifinals in the ongoing Asian Doubles Squash Championships in Johor (Malaysia).

On Friday, Asian Games medallist Abhay moved into the mixed doubles last-four partnering the experienced Joshna Chinappa, and topped the men’s group stage with National champion Velavan Senthilkumar to inch closer to the business end of the competition.

India results:

Men: Abhay /Velavan bt Hafiz Zhafri / Duncan Lee (Mas) 11-3, 11-9; Abhay / Velavan bt Lau Tsz Kwan / Chung Yat Lung (HK) 11-8, 11-10.

Women: Rathika / Pooja lost to Ainaa Amani / Chan Yiwen (Mas) 6-11, 2-11; Rathika / Pooja bt Lee Zi Fang / Gracia Chua Rui En (Sgp) 11-6,11-7.

Mixed: Quarterfinal: Abhay /Joshna bt Syafiq Kamal / Aira Azman (Mas) 11-9, 11-6.  Group stage: Abhay / Joshna lost to Ong Sai Hung / Rachel Arnold (Mas) 7-11, 6-11.

-Team Sportstar


BAI conducts coaches development programme to bring uniformity to coaching practices

Badminton Association of India (BAI) has successfully conducted a coaches development programme to bring uniformity to coaching practices and create a robust pipeline of potential badminton stars.

The 11-day programme conducted in collaboration with REC Limited and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) started on June 25 and concluded on Friday, incidentally also the World Badminton Day.

It was held simultaneously at the National Centre of Excellence (NCE), Guwahati in Assam and Raipur in Chhattisgarh and saw a total of 53 participants from 22 states of the country being trained in grassroots coaching methodologies.

“Grassroots coaches play a pivotal role in identifying and nurturing talent at an early stage. This program equips them with the tools to identify potential stars and lay the foundation for their development,” BAI Secretary General Sanjay Mishra said in a release.

“We conducted a similar program earlier in the month of March simultaneously at four cities- Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Raipur and Guwahati which was attended by around 100 participants including few former players.”



Adil Kalyanpur wins three matches in a day

Adil Kalyanpur had a fruitful time, winning three matches in the day, to reach the singles semifinals and doubles final in the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand, on Friday.

Adil beat Issei Okamura of Japan 6-3, 6-3 in the singles quarterfinals. Later, in partnership with Vishnu Vardhan won the doubles quarterfinals and semifinals without dropping a set.

In the women’s $25,000 event in Thailand, Vaidehi Chaudhari made the doubles final in partnership with Peangtarn Plipuech.

The results:

€74,825 Challenger, Karlsruhe, Germany

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ignacio Carou (Uru) & Mariano Kestelboim (Arg) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-4, 7-5.

$15,000 ITF men, Tianjin, China

Singles (quarterfinals): Zhou Yi (Chn) bt S Mukund 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Hillcrest, South Africa

Singles (quarterfinals): Khololwam Montsi (RSA) bt Aryan Shah 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Ishaque Eqbal & Aryan Shah bt Guelfo Baldovinetti & Luca Fantini (Ita) 6-7(4), 6-4, [10-5].

$15,000 ITF men, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Singles (quarterfinals): Adil Kalyanpur bt Issei Okamura (Jpn) 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles (semifinals): Adil Kalyanpur & Vishnu Vardhan bt Ajeet Rai & James Watt (Nzl) 6-3, 6-4; Quarterfinals: Adil & Vishnu bt Isaac Becroft (Nzl) & Chase Ferguson (Aus) 6-3, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

Singles (quarterfinals): Maxim Zhukov bt Siddharth Vishwakarma 6-4, 7-5.

$25,000 ITF women, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Doubles (semifinals): Vaidehi Chaudhari & Peangtarn Plipuech (Tha) bt Monique Barry (Nzl) & Alicia Smith (Aus) 6-1, 6-2; Quarterfinals: Vaidehi & Peangtarn bt Pawinee Ruamrak & Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) 7-6(2), 6-3.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Atiqa Mir becomes the only Asian to be shortlisted for Iron Dames new Young Talents Initiative

Atiqa Mir, the nine-year-old Indian racing sensation, has been shortlisted for the first-ever selection process of the cult Switzerland-based all-women motorsports team Iron Dames new Young Talents initiative.

The initiative aims to identify and develop young female kart racers between the ages of eight and 13, who dream of a career in motorsport.

-Team Sportstar

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