Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam won men’s doubles title in the SL3-SL4 category of the Spanish Para badminton international tournament on Sunday.
Pramod and Sukant defeated the Indian pair of Tarun and Nitesh 22-20, 12-21, 21-9.
However, in singles SL3 category, Pramod lost to England’s Daniel Bethell 18-21, 8-21 in the match that lasted 46 minutes and 21-9.
In the SL4 category singles, Sukant went down fighting to India’s Tarun 21-12, 8-21, 13-21.
World junior bronze medallist Reetika picked up a bronze medal in the women’s 72kg category at the Ibrahim Moustafa Ranking Series wrestling event in Alexandria, Egypt.
Reetika, also an Asian under-23 champion, beat Svetlana Oknazarova of Uzbekistan 13-2 and World junior silver medallist Lilly Schneider of Germany 10-0 before losing to Dalma Caneva of Italy ‘by fall’ in the semifinals.
In a repeat of her clash with Lilly for third place, Reetika again recorded a 10-0 victory to secure a podium finish.
Sub-junior Nationals: Abhinand stars in Tamil Nadu’s triumph
Staying calm and composed all through, P.B. Abhinand played a major role as Tamil Nadu defeated Assam 3-1 and won the under-15 boys inter-State team title in the UTT 84th National sub-junior table tennis championships at the YMCA’s N.C. John Memorial Arena in Alappuzha on Sunday.
Abhinand won both his singles, including the reverse singles where he edged out Assam’s Priyanuj Bhattacharyya 3-2 in a close thriller to help TN triumph.
Meanwhile, West Bengal’s Rishaan Chattopadhyay defeated Tamil Nadu’s Arwindh Sanjey 3-2 to take the under-11 boys singles title.
Vita Dani, chairperson, Ultimate Table Tennis, gave away the prizes.
- Stan Rayan
Madhya Pradesh wins senior National women’s championship against Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh scored a 5-1 win over Maharashtra to win the 13th Hockey India Senior women’s national championship at the District Sports Authority Stadium on Sunday.
Diksha Tiwari struck twice while Manmeet Kaur, Preeti Dubey and Aishwarya Chavan netted one goal each to complete the tally for the winners.
Lalrindiki was the lone scorer for Maharashtra.
In the play-off match for third place, Jharkhand scored a 2-1 win over Haryana with Roshni Dungdung and Reshma Soreng scoring one goal apiece while Devika Sen reduced the margin for the loser.
The results: Final: Madhya Pradesh 5 (Diksha Tiwari 2, Manmeet Kaur, Preeti Dubey, Aishwarya Chavan) bt Maharashtra 1 (Lalrindiki).
3rd place: Jharkhand 2 (Roshni Dungdung, Reshma Soreng) btHaryana 1 (Devika Sen).