Indian sports news wrap, December 29

Here are all the updates, results and developments from the world of Indian sports on December 29.

Published : Dec 29, 2023 19:35 IST , CHENNAI - 2 MINS READ

Ekaterina Makarova in action.
Ekaterina Makarova in action. | Photo Credit: A.M.FARUQUI

Ekaterina Makarova in action. | Photo Credit: A.M.FARUQUI


ITF women’s tournament: Makarova beats Saki Imamura

Top seed Ekaterina Makarova saved a match point in the tenth game of the second set to beat Saki Imamura of Japan 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the $40,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament at the Ganesh Naik Sports Complex on Friday.

In the semifinals, Makarova will play Diana Marcinkevica. The other semifinal will be between Misaki Matsuda and Moyuka Uchijima.

Makarova did it once again in doubles, as she in partnership with Kamilla Bartone, survived two match points at 7-9 to beat Hiromi Abe and Saki Imamura 11-9 in the super tie-break of the semifinals.

The results:
Singles (quarterfinals): Ekaterina Makarova bt Saki Imamura 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-1; Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) bt Daria Kudashova 6-1, 7-5; Misaki Matsuda bt Ekaterina Yasshina 6-3, 6-3; Moyuka Uchijima (Jpn) bt Naho Sato (Jpn) 6-1, 6-1. Doubles (semifinals): Kamilla Bartone (Lat) & Ekaterina Makarova bt Hiromi Abe & Saki Imamura (Jpn) 4-6, 6-4, [11-9]; Funa Kozaki & Misaki Matsuda (Jpn) bt Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) & Sapfo Sakellaridi (Gre) 7-6(6), 7-6(1).

-Kamesh Srinivasan


ITF women’s tournament: Tanisha Kashyap loses pre-quarterfinals

Tanisha Kashyap was beaten 6-1, 6-1 by Kateryna Lazarenko of Ukraine in the pre-quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Monastir, Tunisia.

The results:

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Kateryna Lazarenko (Ukr) bt Tanisha Kashyap 6-1, 6-1.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Mukund Aher aggregated 249kg to win the men’s 55kg title in the National weightlifting championships at Itanagar on Friday.

Aher’s superior showing in snatch helped him take a comfortable lead and ultimately the title.

Jharkhand lifter Babulal Hembrom (193kg) rewrote the National men’s 49kg total record by surpassing S. Gurunaidu’s 192kg.

- Team Sportstar

The results (elite only):
Men: 55kg: 1. Mukund Aher (RSPB) snatch 112kg, clean and jerk 137kg, total 249kg; 2. Uday Mahajan (Mah) 105kg, 136kg, 241kg; 3. Akash Goud (Mah) 106kg, 134kg, 240kg.


National women’s inter-university championships: Meera, Gug strike gold

Calicut University’s Meera Shibu was close to her personal best as she won the triple jump gold with 12.79m in the National women’s inter-university athletics championships which concluded at the KIIT-deemed to be university here on Friday.

Meanwhile, Chandigarh’s Gug Kaur clocked a personal best as she took the 800m title in 2:06.60s.

The results (winners only):

Women: 200m: Kusum Thakur (Himachal Pradesh Uni.) 24.13s. 800M: Gug Kaur (Chandigarh) 2:06.60s. 5000M: Renu Singh (MJP Rohilkhand) 15:58.33s. 100M hurdles: Pranvan Prasant Sahu (KIIT) 14.20s. 400M hurdles: K. Anaswara (Calicut) 59.52s. Half marathon: Reshma Dattu Kevate (Shivaji) 1:10:05.00s. 3000M steeple chase: Navale Bhagyash Lahanu (Shri Govind Guru) 10:14.00s. Long jump: Bhagavathi Bhav Yadav (Mangalore) 5.94m. Triple jump: Meera Shibu (Calicut) 12.79m. High jump: K.H. Saliha (Calicut) 1.74m. Shot put: Jasmine Kaur (Lovely Professional) 14.63m. Discus throw: Seema (Chaudhary Bansi Lal) 49.45m. Javelin throw: Jyoti (Chaudhary Devi Lal) 52.53m. 4X100m relay: Calicut University (46.87s). 4x400m relay: M.D. University (3:45.20s). Heptathlon: Tanushree (Mangalore) 4626 points.

-Stan Rayan


National Pickleball medalists felicitated

Ajeet Bhardwaj was felicitated by the Vasant Vihar Club for winning two gold medals in the recent National pickleball championship.

The president of the club Lt. Gen. Shankar Prasad felicitated Ajeet Bhardwaj who also plays Masters tennis in the international circuit.

The women’s doubles champions from Delhi, Khushi Sachdeva and Monica Menon were also felicitated, for helping Delhi win three gold medals in the National pickleball championship in Ahmedabad.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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