Indian sports wrap, July 9: Pawan selected as jury member at Paris Olympics, India women loses 1-2 to Myanmar

Here are all the major updates, scores, and results of Indians in the world of sports on July 9. 

Published : Jul 09, 2024 16:44 IST , Chennai - 6 MINS READ

Pawan Singh (left) with Gagan Narang, India’s Chef de Mission at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Pawan Singh (left) with Gagan Narang, India’s Chef de Mission at the Paris 2024 Olympics. | Photo Credit: The Hindu

Pawan Singh (left) with Gagan Narang, India’s Chef de Mission at the Paris 2024 Olympics. | Photo Credit: The Hindu


Pawan Singh selected as jury member for shooting sport at Paris Olympics

Pawan Singh, an official of the National Rifle Association of India, has been selected as one of the jury members for shooting sport at the Paris Olympic Games, beginning on July 26.

This will be Pawan’s second successive Games. He was selected for the same role for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 by the International Shooting Sport Federation.

He, along with three others, will be part of the RTS (Result, Timing, Score) jury members.

“It is going to be my second Olympics, and India will be sending their biggest shooting contingent. We will have 21 shooters competing for 27 medals at Paris, which is second after China,” he said.

Pawan and Oympic gold bronze-medallist shooter Gagan Narang are co-founder of Gun For Glory shooting Academy.



Blue Tigresses suffer narrow defeat in Myanmar friendly

The Indian senior women’s team suffered a 1-2 defeat to hosts Myanmar in the first of their two friendly matches at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

In the first meeting between Myanmar and India after more than five years, the host scored both goals from set pieces. Tetsuro Uki’s side took the early lead courtesy of a header from Odisha FC’s Win Theingi Tun in the 14th minute.

Although her club teammate Pyari Xaxa equalised for India with an opportunistic tap-in in the 58th minute, San Thaw Thaw converted May Thet Mon Myint’s free-kick in the 74th minute to win the game for Myanmar.

Myanmar pushed into fourth gear right from kick-off and went on the hunt for an early goal. Indian custodian Elangbam Panthoi failed to get a touch on the Myanmar defender’s curling corner as Win Theingi Tun arrived unmarked and headed it into the empty net to put the hosts ahead.

Head coach Langam Chaoba Devi brought on Karishma Shirvoikar in place of Sandhiya Ranganathan. And the Kickstart forward’s fast pace paved the path for the equaliser in the 58th minute. Receiving the ball from Naorem Priyangka Devi on the left, Karishma burst forward and fired at the goal with her left foot. Myo Mya Mya Nyein attempted to catch it but ended up spilling it onto the path of Pyari Xaxa who dispatched it first time into the roof of the net to make it 1-1.

Myanmar got its second goal from another dead-ball situation in the 74th minute. A low free-kick from May Thet Mon Myint caught the Indian defence napping as San Thaw Thaw was able to slip away and meticulously jink it over an onrushing Panthoi. 

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Myanmar 2 (Win Theingi Tun 14’, San Thaw Thaw 74’) beat India 1 (Pyari Xaxa 58’)

Punjab FC signs Ninthoinganba Meetei and Nihal Sudeesh ahead of new season

Punjab FC has announced the signing of wingers Ninthoinganba (Ninthoi) Meetei and Nihal Sudeesh ahead of the upcoming 2024-25 season. Ninthoi, who last played for Chennaiyin FC signed with the club for three years until 2027 while Nihal has been signed from Kerala Blasters on loan for the season.

The 22-year-old Imphal-born Ninthoi was part of the U-17 Indian team that played in the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup hosted by India. He made his professional debut for Indian Arrows in the I-League, where he made 25 appearances scoring twice. He was signed by Indian Super League side NorthEast United in 2019. He made 24 appearances for the side before signing for Chennaiyin FC in 2021. He scored once in his 26 appearances across two seasons. Ninthoi was awarded the Most Valuable Player in the 2019 SAFF U-18 Championship.

Ninthoi will add value to the squad with his speed and youthfulness in the flanks which will be vital for the Club’s performance in their second season in the ISL.

The Kochi born Nihal was signed by Kerala Blasters in 2019 and played for their reserve side in I-League 2 nd Division. He later joined the Indian Navy in 2020 and quit the job after one year to rejoin Kerala Blasters in the 2022 season where he again played for the reserve side. The 23-year old made his ISL debut in the 2022-23 season for the Blasters and impressed with his performances.

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Bengal Warriors Announce New Coaching Staff for Season 11 of PKL

Bengal Warriors’ new head coach Prashant Surve.
Bengal Warriors’ new head coach Prashant Surve. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Bengal Warriors’ new head coach Prashant Surve. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The Bengal Warriors has announced Prashant Surve and Praveen Yadav, as head coach and assistant coach respectively for the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League season 11.

Earlier, the Warriors had also amicably parted ways with former Head Coach K Bhaskaran after the end of PKL 10.

Prashant has been part of the Bengal Warriors setup since PKL season 9 as the assistant coach and with his new promotion to head coach role he will look to build a competitive squad as he takes over from the veteran K Bhaskaran.

Praveen Yadav.
Praveen Yadav. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Praveen Yadav. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Meanwhile Praveen, a former kabaddi player himself is a new entrant to PKL and will be supporting Prashant, as both look to work together to develop a strong long-term squad.

The Kolkata based franchise has previously won the PKL title in 2019, which was season 7 of the tournament, and has qualified for the Playoffs on four occasions in the last decade. In Season 10, the Warriors narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Playoffs as it finished 7th, and kept the race for the knockout stages alive up until the final rounds of the league stage.

“I am delighted that the Capri Sports owned Bengal Warriors franchise have shown immense faith in me by asking me to take over as the Head Coach of the team. we are committed to put our best efforts , whether it is the auctions or on the mat to make the people of Bengal proud. We received a lot of warmth & affection our fans when we went back to the city after 4 years, and we promise to exhibit our best play and deliver positive results this season,” said newly appointed head coach Prashant Surve.

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Nagal moves to second round of ATP Challenger in Germany

Second seed Sumit Nagal warmed up with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Felipe Alves of Brazil in the first round of the €148,625 Challenger tennis tournament on clay in Braunschweig, Germany, on Tuesday.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Sumit will play Pedro Cachin of Argentina.

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The results:
€148,625 Challenger, Braunschweig, Germany Singles (first round): Sumit Nagal bt Felipe Meligeni Alves (Bra) 6-1, 6-4. $15,000 ITF men, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rishi Reddy & Dhakshineswar Suresh bt Ajeet Rai & James Watt (Nzl) 6-4, 6-4. €115,000 WTA, Bastad, Sweden Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Linea Bajraliu & Nellie Wallberg (Swe) bt Tamara Korpatsch (Ger) & Prarthana Thombare 6-1, 6-4. $15,000 ITF women, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand Singles (first round): Monique Barry (Nzl) bt Humera Baharmus 6-1, 6-0: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Patcharin Cheapchandej & Punnin Kovapitukted (Tha) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi & Pooja Ingale 6-2, 6-3; Amittalai Prasutnawin & Yosita Sriporn (Tha) bt Laalitya Kalluri & Sonal Patil 7-5, 6-7(3), [10-8]; Yuka Hosoki & Rinon Okuwaki (Jpn) bt Priyanshi Bhandari & Abhilasha Bista (Nep) 6-2, 6-2.

Narendra Singh Chaudhary wins Solapur ITF Masters tournament

Narendra Singh Chaudhary beat Sandeep Pawar 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the over-40 men’s title in the Ileseum ITF Masters tennis tournament at the SDLTA courts on Tuesday.

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The results:
Men: Over-35 (final): Mishal Javia bt Kartikeya Singh Verma 6-3, 6-2.
Over-40 (final): Narendra Singh Chaudhary bt Sandeep Pawar 6-3, 6-4.
Over-45 (semifinals): Mohit Phogat bt Bosekiran Nallamothu 6-3, 6-3; Rohan Bhasin bt Avinash Kunwar 6-3, 6-1. Over-50 (final): Ajit Sail bt Deepak Bagora 6-3, 6-3.
Over-75 (semifinals): Ashok Jindal bt Suresh Bajoria 6-3, 6-1; Venkatachalam Swaminathan bt Darshan Lal Maria 6-1, 6-1.

Vishwajeet Sanas breezes into AITA National series juniors second round

Qualifier Vishwajeet Sanas bet fifth seed Dev Prakash 6-4, 6-0 in the under-18 boys second round of the HPCL Mittal AITA National series junior tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Tuesday.

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The results (second round):
Under-18 boys: Rian Sharma bt Evaan Luthra 6-1, 6-2; Varun Singh bt Devanshu Raval 6-1, 6-4; Aarav Chawla bt Ribhav Saroha 6-3, 6-2; Shreyas Dogial bt Fatehyab Singh 6-2, 6-4; Gurbaaz Narang bt Kanishk Yadav 6-1, 6-2; Neeraj Ringangaonkar bt Aryan Phogar 5-0 (retired); Yashasvi Balhara bt Yaj Malik 6-4, 6-2; Armaan Walia bt Arnav Choudhary 6-2, 6-0; Jevin Kanani bt KA Aadith 2-6, 6-2, 6-1; Aditya Mor bt Vivaan Mirdha 6-1, 6-1; Kartikey Tyagi bt Prem Yadav 6-3, 6-1; Mayank Sharma bt Ayushman Ghale 6-2, 6-2; Vishvajeet Sanas bt Dev Prakash 6-4, 6-0; Akshit Kaushik bt Love Pahal 6-0, 7-5; Tarussh Ghildyal bt Aryan Jolly 6-3, 6-1; Aryan Chauhn bt Abhimnyu Sagwal 6-4, 6-4. Under-18 girls: Jasmine Kaur bt Sangida Ruhil 7-6(4), 6-2; Radha Sadhra bt Rasnum Kaur 6-1, 6-0; Satakshi Choudhary bt Japleen Kaur 6-0, 6-0; Tamanna Walia bt Aafreen Ruhil 6-0, 6-2; Priyanshi Kaital bt Rujula Dubey 6-3, 6-4; Vaishnavi Singh bt Sana Rajan 6-1, 6-1; Sherry Sharm bt Kritika Katoch 7-6(0), 6-1; Mahika Khanna bt Sidhak Kaur 6-3, 6-1; Princy Mandagalia bt KA Aadirai 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-1; Shrawasti Kundilya bt Avni Sahraya 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Mansi Singh bt Manmeet Kakka 6-0, 6-3; Dhatri Dave bt Avika Ydav 6-1, 6-0; Pratishtha Saini bt Anjli Dalal 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Hansika Singh bt Sajhi Jain 6-1, 6-4; Rubani Kaur Sidhu bt Sayesha Taneja 6-4, 7-5.
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