Indian sports news wrap, November 30

Here are all the major updates and results from Indian sports on November 30.

Published : Nov 30, 2023 13:39 IST - 5 MINS READ


U Mumba unveils PKL Season 10 Jersey in the presence of players and Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal

In a glittering ceremony on Wednesday, U Mumba brought together the power of sport and entertainment on one stage to celebrate and unveil the landmark Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 U Mumba Jersey in the presence of Bollywood star Vicky Kaushal and the squad members at the META India studios in Mumbai.

U Mumba is geared up for an exhilarating season ahead. Designed with careful consideration and attention to detail, the new jersey serves as a powerful statement of the team’s commitment to excellence, and unity, capturing the enduring spirit and resilience of Mumbai that the U Mumba team stands for.

“Interwoven with elements that encapsulate the heart and soul of Mumbai city, the jersey captures the energy, diversity, hustle and indomitable spirit of the melting pot of people that Mumbai represents. Each thread tells a story, echoing the pulse of a city that never sleeps, and the relentless pursuit of excellence that defines U Mumba,” said Suhail Chandhok, CEO of U Mumba.

One of the key striking features of the jersey is the representation of the ocean, a homage to the original inhabitants of Mumbai, the Koli community and to the element of water that forms the essence of Mumbai, a City of Seven Islands.

The team also announced local (Mumbai) icon player, Girish Ernak as the Spirit of Mumba Captain, who is specially assigned the task of nurturing young talents in the side from various parts of the country and ensuring the positive spirit of U Mumba is always intact through the ups and downs of the competitive season.

Follow U Mumba’s journey in the Pro Kabaddi League and witness the team wearing their hearts on their sleeves, quite literally, with the unveiling of this exceptional new jersey on our social media handles.

-Team Sportstar


IBA Junior World Boxing Championships 2023: 8 boxers cruise into the semis; confirm medals

World championships silver medallist Amit Panghal overcame a strong challenge from Ankit in the semifinals to book a slot in the 51kg summit clash in the National boxing championships at the SAI Indoor Hall in Shillong on Thursday.

Amit managed a 3-2 card in his favour following which the bout was reviewed. The ace boxer was adjudged the winner with a 5-2 verdict after getting the evaluator and observer’s votes.

Railways’ Sachin Siwach and his namesake and village-mate of Services, both former World youth champions, won their respective last-four clashes to set-up a mouthwatering 57kg title duel.

Lakshya Chahar defeated defending champion Abhimanyu Loura 3-0 in a keenly-fought bout to enter the 80kg final.

The results (semifinals):
48kg: Barun Singh (SSCB) bt Ashish (Har) 5-0, Yaiphaba Soibam (Man) bt Honey Ohlyan (Del) 5-0; 51kg: Amit Panghal (SSCB) bt Ankit (RSPB) 5-2, Anshul Punia (Chd) bt Zorammuana (Miz) 5-0; 54kg: Lalit (AIP) bt Sanket Goud (Mah) 5-0, Pawan (SSCB) bt Ruchir Srivas (MP) 5-0; 57kg: Sachin Siwach Jr (SSCB) bt Himanshu Srivas (MP) 5-0, Sachin Siwach (RSPB) bt Ankit (Chd) 4-1; 60kg: Akash Kumar (SSCB) w.o. Sourav (HP), Varinder Singh (RSPB) bt Harsh (AIP) KO-R1; 63.5kg: Shiva Thapa (Asm) bt Harivansh Tawari (Mah) 5-0, Vanshaj (SSCB) bt Amit (RSPB) 3-0; 67kg: Abhishek Yadav (RSPB) bt Parlad Singh (Pun) 4-1, Rajat (SSCB) bt Neeraj Pujari (Utk) 5-0; 71kg: Abhinab Saikia (Asm) bt Rahul (Utk) 4-3, Akash Sangwan (SSCB) bt Jashanpreet Singh (Pun) 5-0; 75kg: Ishmeet Singh (RSPB) bt Rounak Mishra (Bih) 5-0, Deepak (SSCB) bt Ayaan Parihar (HP) 5-0; 80kg: Lakshya Chahar (SSCB) bt Abhimanyu Loura (Har) 3-0, Harsh Choudhary (Raj) bt Harsh Lakra (Del) 4-1; 86kg: Jugnoo (SSCB) bt Rohit Bawa (Chd) RSC-R3, Vishal (Har) bt Pranav H. (Ker) RSC-R1; 92kg: Naveen Kumar (Har) bt Kanwarpreet Singh (Pun) 5-0, Sanjeet (SSCB) bt Vicky (AIP) 5-0; +92kg: Jaipal Singh (Pun) bt Brijesh Yadav (AIP) 5-0, Sagar Ahlawat (RSPB) bt Vishal Kumar (Del) 5-0.

- Y. B. Sarangi


Angadvir and Ganemat clinch gold in National Championship

Angadvir Singh Bajwa and Ganemat Sekhon won the mixed skeet gold for Punjab in the 66th National shooting championship at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Thursday.

The duo proved beat Rajasthan’s Darshna Rathore and Anantjeet Singh Naruka 47-41, after having topped qualification with 140.

In the women’s 50-metre rifle 3-position event, Asian Games champion Sift Kaur Samra beat Olympian Anjum Moudgil by 1.9 point for the gold. Ashi Chouksey won the bronze ahead of qualification topper Nischal who shot a national record 595.

Nischal won the junior gold by beating Ashi Chouksey by 2.7 points.

The results:
Mixed skeet: 1. Punjab (Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Ganemat Sekhon) 47 (140); 2. Rajasthan (Darshna Rathore, Anantjeet Singh Naruka) 41 (138); 3. Uttar Pradesh (Mairaj Khan, Areeba Khan) 44 (132); 4. Haryana (Sanjana Sood, Ishaan Singh) 38 (137).
Juniors: 1. Telangana (Munek Batula, Zahra Deesawala) 41 (145); 2. Rajasthan (Yashasvi Rathore, Yaduraj Singh) 38 (132); 3. Madhya Pradesh (Rituraj Bundela, Shivani Raikwar) 36 (125); 4. Punjab (Bhavtegh Gill, Parmeet Shergill) 35 (115).
Skeet: Junior men: 1. Abhay Singh Sekhon 55 (121); 2. Gurfateh Singh Sandhu 52 (118); 3. Bhavtegh Singh Gill 43 (119). Junior women: 1. Zahra Deesawala 54 (119); 2. Venkat Lakshmi Lakku 48 (110); 3. Yashasvi Rathore 37 (112).
50m rifle 3-position: Women: 1. Sift Kaur Samra 465.7 (593); 2. Anjum Moudgil 463.8 (587); 3. Ashi Chouksey 452.0 (590).
Junior women: 1. Nischal 465.9 (595); 2. Ashi Chouksey 463.2 (590); 3. Heena Gohei 447.4 (586).

- Kamesh Srinivasan


Sumit Nagal bows out of Maspalomas Challenger

Second seed Sumit Nagal was beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 by qualifier Imanol Lopez Morillo in the pre-quarterfinals of the €73,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Maspalomas, Spain, on Thursday.

The results:
€118,000 Challenger, Maia, Portugal: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Fernando Romboli (Bra) & Szymon Walkow (Pol) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & Ivan Liutarevich 3-6, 6-3, [10-3].
$130,000 Challenger, Yokkaichi, Japan: Doubles (quarterfinals): Niki Poonacha & Divij Sharan bt James Trotter & Takeru Yuzuki (Jpn) 7-6(6), 3-6, [10-8]; Rithvik Bollipalli & Arjun Kadhe bt Yu Hsiou Hsu (Tpe) & Yuta Shimizu (Jpn) 6-4, 6-3; Pre-quarterfinals: Niki & Divij bt Toshihide Matsui & Kaito Uesugi (Jpn) 6-0, 2-6, [10-8]; Rithvik & Arjun bt Seiya Mizuno & Shion Motoyama (Jpn) 6-4, 6-2.
€73,000 Challenger, Maspalomas, Spain: Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Imanol Lopez Morillo (Esp) bt Sumit Nagal 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; First round: Sumit bt Alejandro Moro Canas (Esp) 6-0, 6-2. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Alexandru Jecan & Dan Alexandru Tomescu (Rou) 7-6(7), 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Singles (first round): Cara Maria Mester (Rou) bt Teja Tirunelveli 6-3, 7-6(5). Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kim Yujin (Kor) & Fang An Lin (Tpe) bt Astrid Cirotte (Fra) & Teja Tirunelveli 5-7, 6-1, [10-8].
$15,000 ITF women, Heraklion, Greece: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rianna Coreisa & Lavinia Tanasie (Rou) bt Harsshali Mandavkar & Angelica Martinez (Col) 6-0, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Valencia, Spain: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Isabella Aguirre (USA) & Marcelina Podlinska (Pol) bt Nessa Pratt (Aus) & Bela Tamhankar 6-0, 6-0.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

Laxmisiri Dandu reaches quarterfinals of ITF junior tennis tournament

Laxmisiri Dandu stretched her fine run and ousted the national junior champion Aishwarya Jadhav 6-3, 6-3 in the girls’ quarterfinals of the ITF junior tennis tournament at the DLTA Complex on Friday.

In the semifinals, Laxmisiri will play Rishitha Basireddy.

The other semifinal will be between Aishi Bisht who knocked out fifth seed Ariana Gogulina of Kazakhstan, and Sohini Mohanty.

In the boys section, Rethin Pranav stopped Samarth Sahita in three sets, and will face third seed Cahir Warik. The other semifinal will be between top seed Kriish Tyagi and Hiromasa Koyama of Japan.

The results:
Boys (quarterfinals): Kriish Tyagi bt Aarjun Pandit 6-3, 7-5; Hiromasa Koyama (Jpn) bt Aleksandar Daskalovic (Srb) 6-0, 6-2; Cahir Warik bt Juan Kim (Kor) 6-3, 6-3; Rethin Pranav bt Samarth Sahita 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Doubles (semifinals): Moise Kouame (Fra) & Rethin Pranav bt Gandharv Kothapalli & Dhiraj Reddy 6-7(2), 7-6(1), [10-4]; Juan Kim (Kor) & Maximus Wong (Sgp) bt Kazuma Kimura & Hiromasa Koyama (Jpn) 6-2, 7-6(4).
Girls (quarterfinals): Laxmisiri Dandu bt Aishwarya Jadhav 6-3, 6-3; Rishitha Basireddy bt Aradhyaa Verma 6-2, 6-4; Sohini Mohanty bt Eva Khrustaleva 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Aishi Bisht bt Ariana Gogulina 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles (semifinals): Aishi Bisht & Aradhyaa Verma bt Aishwarya Jadhav & Saumya Ronde 6-3, 7-6(4); Rishitha Basireddy & Sohini Mohanty bt Eva Khrustaleva & Sia Mahajan 3-6, 6-2, [10-5].

- Kamesh Srinivasan

Schmidt overcomes Sandeepti resistance to reach quarterfinal of $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament

Fifth seed Antonia Schmidt overcame a stiff resistance from Sandeepti Singh Rao for a 7-6(9), 7-6(5) victory in the pre-quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament at the Ahmedabad City Foundation courts on Thursday.

Sandeepti led 4-1 in the first set and later missed three set points in the tie-break. In the second set, Sandeepti recovered from being down 3-5 to stretch the fight, but the German pipped her in the eventual tie-break.

Vaidehi Chaudhari, Shrivalli Bhamidipaty, Humera Baharmus and Tanisha Kashyap made the quarterfinals among the Indian players.

The results:

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Vaidehi Chaudhari bt Soha Sadiq 6-2, 6-2; Anastasia Sukhotina bt Saumya Vig 6-1, 6-2; Shrivalli Bhamidipaty bt Sonal Patil 6-0, 6-1; Humera Baharmus bt Suhitha Maruri 6-3, 2-1 (retired); Antonia Schmidt (Ger) bt Sandeepti Singh Rao 7-6(9), 7-6(5); Ekaterina Yashina bt Sejjal Bhutada 6-0, 7-5; Tanisha Kashyap] bt Sravya Shivani 6-1, 3-0 (retired); Diletta Cherubini (Ita) bt Demi Tran (Ned) 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Shrivalli Bhamidipaty & Vaidehi Chaudhari bt Paavanii Paathak & Prisha Vyas (USA) 6-1, 6-3; Pooja Ingale & Madhurima Sawant bt Sharmada Balu & Demi Tran (Ned) 6-4, 3-6, [10-5]; Adkar & Ssravya Shivani bt Kundali Majgaine & Yashaswini Panwar 7-5, 6-3; Akanksha Nitture & Soha Sadiq bt Anastasia Sukhotina & Ekaterina Yashina 4-6, 6-3, [10-7].

-Kamesh Srinivasan


SAI Sonipat beats SAI Bhopal

Kanika Siwach struck the match-winner as Sports Authority of India (SAI), Sonipat, beat SAI, Bhopal, in a league match of the SNBP 2nd Nehru women’s hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Thursday.

The results (league):
SAI, Sonipat, 1 (Kanika Siwach) bt SAI, Bhopal, 0 SAI, Delhi, 5 (Mudita, Yogita Bora, Reema Baxla, Garlanka Varahalamma, Mitali) bt Bhilai XI 1 (Swarnika Rawat).

-Kamesh Srinivasan


D’Monde Cup: Siddhant scores to help Jindal Panther beat 61st Cavalry

Siddhant Sharma scored five goals to guide Jindal Panther to a 8-3 victory over 61st Cavalry/Royal Enfield in the league phase of the D’Monde polo championship at the Jaipur Polo ground here on Thursday.

The results (league):
Vimal Arion Achievers 4 (Abhimanyu Pathak 3, Hurr Ali) bt Delta Foundation 2 (Santiago Marambio 2). Jindal Panther 8 (Siddhant Sharma 5, Simran Sshergill 2, Naveen Jindal) bt 61st Cavalry/Royal Enfield 3 (Navjit Singh Sandhu, Dhruvpal Godara, ARS Warraich).
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