Indian sports news wrap, February 16

Here are all the updates, results and developments from the world of Indian sports on February 16.

Published : Feb 16, 2024 18:46 IST , CHENNAI - 3 MINS READ

File Photo: Manu Gandas in action
File Photo: Manu Gandas in action | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

File Photo: Manu Gandas in action | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement


Manu Gandas wins eighth career title with last day 64 at Tata Steel PGTI

Manu Gandas’ fine six-under 64 in the final round enabled him to record a two-stroke win in the Rs 1 crore Tata Steel PGTI Players’ Championship at the Tollygunge Club golf course here on Friday.

Gandas, who was joint second after three rounds, totalled 20-under 260 to take his eighth career title.

Overnight leader Rahil Gangjee settled for the second spot after carding 68.

The scores
Fourth Round: 260-Manu Gandas (65, 67, 64, 64); 262-Rahil Gangjee (65, 65, 64, 68); 263-Akshay Sharma (67, 67, 64, 65); 264-Stepan Danek (64, 66, 67, 67), Saptak Talwar (66, 65, 65, 68).

-Y.B. Sarangi


Nitin Kumar Sinha in doubles final

Nitin Kumar Sinha in partnership with Mitsuki Leong of Malaysia beat Orel Kimhi and Ofek Shimanov of Israel 2-6, 7-5, [10-4] in the doubles semifinals of the $25,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand, on Friday.

The results:
$25,000 ITF men, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand 
Doubles (semifinals): Mitsuki Leong (Mas) & Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Orel Kimhi & Ofek Shimanov (Isr) 2-6, 7-5, [10-4].

-Kamesh Srinivasan

National under-12 championship

Third seed Sarena Gahlot bounced back from a slow start to beat top seed Srishti Kiran 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the girls semifinals of the Ramesh Desai memorial National under-12 tennis championship at the GA Ranade Compex on Friday.

In the final, Sarena will play her doubles partner Khushi Kadian. Srishtii and Padma won the doubles title, beating Sarena and Khushi in the final.

In the boys section, fourth seed Aarav Chhallani beat top seed Yuvaan Garg 6-1, 7-6(6). He will play M Puneet in the final.

Yuvaan and Puneet won the doubles title, beating Aarav and R Vijay Kumar 10-5 in the super tie-break of the final.

The Results:
Under-12 boys (semifinals): Aarav Chhallani bt Yuvaan Garg 6-1, 7-6(6); M Puneet bt Taanish Nanda 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles (final): Yuvaan Garg & M Puneet bt Aarav Chhallani & R Vijay Kumar 6-1, 4-6, [10-5].
Under-12 girls (semifinals): Sarena Gahlot bt Srishti Kiran 3-6, 6-2, 6-1; Khushi Kadian bt Padma Rameshkumar 6-4, 6-0.
Doubles (final): Srishti Kiran & Padma Rameshkumar bt Sarena Gahlot & Khushi Kadian 7-6(6), 6-3.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

Shooting World Cup: Manu Bhaker wins the air pistol bronze

Manu Bhaker won the air pistol bronze and missed the chance for a better medal by 0.5 points in the shooting World Cup in Granada, Spain, on Friday.

While qualification topper Rhythm Sangwan (580) tumbled to the eighth spot, Manu stayed strong before being pipped by Andrea Miranda of Mexico.

Interestingly, Miranda tied with Klaudia Bres of Poland at 236.2 after 24 shots in the final, but the latter won the shoot-off 10.2 to 9.8 for the gold.

In men’s air pistol, Sarabjot Singh shot 581 and placed 10th, as he missed the final by two points.

India continued to stay on the top of the medals table comfortably with four gold, three silver and three bronze. Georgia was second with a gold, a silver and two bronze.

The results:
Air pistol:
Men: 1. Juraj Tuzinsky (Svk) 244.2 (585); 2. Lauris Strautmanis (Lat) 242.4 (584); 3. Bugra Selimzade (Tur) 220.6 (585); 10. Sarabjot Singh 581; 16. Ujjawal Malik 579. RPO: Varun Tomar 582; Sagar Dangi 579.
Women: 1. Klaudia Bres (Pol) 236.2 (10.2) 576; 2. Andrea Miranda (Mex) 236.2 (9.8) 576; 3. Manu Bhaker 215.1 (576); 8. Rhythm Sangwan 111.4 (580); 36. Anuradha Devi 565.RPO: TS Divya 575; Yashaswini Singh Deswal 568.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Gujarat Giants unveils jersey, kick starts preparation for WPL 2

Ahead of the second season the WPL, which tees off in Bengaluru, Gujarat Giants began its preparations, by unveiling its jersey for the tournament.

The Gujarat’s Head Coach Michael Klinger and Mentor Mithali Raj were present at the ceremony as they presented the new jersey to the squad ahead of their training in the evening.

The Giants, will be captained by Australian run-machine Beth Mooney, with Indian all-rounder Sneh Rana as the vice-captain.

In preparation for this season’s WPL, the team in orange kickstarted their training in the Garden City of Bengaluru, and are putting in the hard yards as they approach their first game. The Gujarat Giants will open its campaign at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru against Mumbai Indians on 25 February.

-Team Sportstar

Delhi Capitals announces PUMA as official kit partner

PUMA India has joined forces with Delhi Capitals as the official kit partner, ahead of the year’s high-powered WPL and IPL season.

As a kit partner,  PUMA’s logo will be present on the leading arm of the jersey of both the men’s and women’s teams of DC. Inspired by the pulse of the country’s capital, the jersey incorporates the route map of the Delhi Metro Rail - the iconic representation of the city’s enterprising spirit. The players’ kit will also comprise training wear, accessories, travel gear and athleisure, capturing the same design aesthetic as the jersey.

-Team Sportstar

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