Indian sports wrap, May 7: India’s Kavin Quintal bags top-10 finish in JuniorGP World C’ship

Here are all the major updates, scores, and results of Indians in the world of sports on Tuesday, May 7. 

Published : May 07, 2024 18:42 IST , CHENNAI - 3 MINS READ

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Representing Fifty Motorsport team, Kavin clocked 23:19.001s for the 11 laps.
REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Representing Fifty Motorsport team, Kavin clocked 23:19.001s for the 11 laps. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Representing Fifty Motorsport team, Kavin clocked 23:19.001s for the 11 laps. | Photo Credit: Getty Images


India’s Kavin bags top-10 finish 2024 FIM JuniorGP World Championship

Ace Indian rider Kavin Quintal made a stunning debut in the 2024 FIM JuniorGP World Championship with a top-10 finish in the Stk European class in Round 2 at the Circuito do Estoril, outside Lisbon, Portugal.

Representing Fifty Motorsport team, Kavin clocked 23:19.001s for the 11 laps, just 34.866s adrift of the winner Adrian Rodriguez of Spain (SF Racing) and just 16.092s off fifth-placed Lorenzo Della Porta (Yamaha GV Racing) the current championship leader and 2019 Moto3 champion.

The 18-year-old faced early setbacks as he crashed during out-lap in qualifying and had to start the race from the 30th position on the grid.

The stock race was red flagged due to deteriorating track conditions in the rain in the second lap, but Kavin had already moved up to 19th place by then.

He navigated through the treacherous conditions overtaking his competition one-by-one and crossed the finish line in an impressive ninth position, for a top-10 finish among 36 riders.

The stock race is a stepping stone for Moto2 and JuniorGP World Championship, a new FIM event for juniors on to the road for MotoGP.

Having begun racing as a 13-year-old, Kavin became the youngest rider to bag points in the FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Championship in 2018, switched to Honda Talent Cup in 2019.

He made his international debut in the Asia Talent Cup in 2020 and represented India thrice in the Asian Road Racing Championships, with two top-10 finishes in 2023.

Kavin’s next race will be Round 3 of the JuniorGP Stk at Barcelona from May 16-19.



Rutuja in ITF Fukuoka doubles quarterfinals

Rutuja Bhosale in partnership with Paige Hourigan beat Mananchaya Sawangkaew and Eri Shimizu 6-4, 6-3 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $60,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Fukuoka, Japan, on Tuesday.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

The results:
$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Karan Singh bt Samir Reguig (Alg) 6-1, 7-5.
$60,000 ITF women, Fukuoka, Japan
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rutuja Bhosale & Paige Hourigan (Nzl) bt Mananchaya Sawangkaew (Tha) & Eri Shimizu (Jpn) 6-4, 6-3.
$25,000 ITF women, Platja D’Aro, Spain
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Celia Sanchez & Charo Banuls (Esp) bt Sharmada Balu & Sowjanya Bavisetti 7-6(5), 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Kursumlijska Banja, Serbia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mila Masic & Nikol Palecek (Srb) bt Prathyusha Rachapudi & Lucia Tognoni (Ita) 6-2, 6-1.


Olympic-bound Preeti shines as seven Indian U-22 boxers clinch gold medals at Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing Championships 2024

Seven Indian U-22 boxers, including Olympic-bound boxer Preeti, clinched gold medals as the Indian contingent concluded their highly successful campaign with impressive 43 medals at the ASBC Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing Championships 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Indian boxers secured 12 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals to finish with the second highest medal count only behind the hosts Kazakhstan which has won 48 medals.

Youth Medallists :
Gold :
Men’s : Brijesh Tamta (48kg), Aryan Hooda (51kg), Yashwardhan Singh (63.5kg)
Women’s : Laxmi (50kg), Nisha (52kg)
Silver :
Men’s : Sagar Jakhar (60kg), Priyanshu (71kg), Rahul Kundu (75kg), Aryan (92kg)
Women’s : Tamanna (54kg), Nikita Chand (60kg), Shrushti Sathe (63kg), Rudrika (75kg), Khushi Pooniya (81kg)
Bronze :
Men’s : Sumit (67kg), Sahil (80kg), Lakshay Rathi (92+kg)
Women’s : Annu (48kg), Yatri Patel (57kg), Parthavi Grewal (66kg), Akansha Phalaswal (70kg), Nirjhara Bana (+81kg)
U-22 Medallists :
Gold :
Men’s : Vishvanath Suresh (48kg), Nikhil (57kg), Akash Gorkha (60kg)
Women’s : Preeti (54kg), Poonam Poonia (57kg), Prachi (63kg), Muskan (75kg),
Silver :
Men’s : Preet Malik (67kg)
Women’s : Guddi (48kg), Tamanna (50kg), Saneh (70kg), Alfiya Pathan (81kg)
Bronze :
Men’s : M Jadumani Singh (51kg), Ajay Kumar (63.5kg), Ankush (71kg), Dhruv Singh (80kg), Jugnoo (86kg), Yuvraj (92kg)
Women’s : Devika (52kg), Kajal (66kg), Ritika (+81kg).


Indian team bags three gold, two bronze in Asian Open Pickleball

India put up a dominant show to return with three gold and two bronze medals at the Asian Open Pickleball Championship in Vietnam.

In the mixed doubles intermediate 35+ category, Sachin Pahwa and Priyanka Chhabra bagged the gold medal after a thrilling 11-9, 5-11, 11-9 win over Ruben Hellberg and Chitlada Hemasee.

Continuing the winning streak, Isha Lakhani and Pei Chuan Kao emerged victorious in the women’s doubles open category with a commanding 15-7, 15-3 win against Dang Kim Ngan and Tyak K.

In the men’s doubles event, Aniket Patel and Rohit Patil overcame Nik Alessandro Isagan and Lester Ga in a hard-fought match to claim the gold medal. They won 5-11, 11-6, 11-8.

Vijay Menon secured a bronze medal by defeating Yu Hsuan Cher in the men’s singles advance 35+ category.

Priyanka Chhabra won a bronze in the women’s singles intermediate 35+ category, defeating Marissa Phongsirikul.


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