March 29: Indian sports news wrap

Vijayveer Sidhu and Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar took turns to top the 25-metre centre pistol event in the National shooting selection trials at the Madhya Pradesh Academy.

FILE PHOTO: Vijayveer Sidhu in action.   -  Kamesh Srinivasan

Here are all the Indian sporting news of the day:

Shooting

Vijayveer Sidhu and Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar took turns to top the 25-metre centre pistol event in the National shooting selection trials at the Madhya Pradesh Academy.

Vijayveer topped the second trials with 581, after having finished third in the first trial with 582.

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Viay Kumar who had topped the first trial with 585, could muster only 571 for the 20th spot in the second trial.

The results:

Men’s 25m centre fire pistol:

Trial- 2: 1. Vijayveer Sidhu 581; 2. Sib Kumar Ghosh 581; 3. Gurpreet Singh 576.

Trial- 1: 1. Vijay Kumar 585; 2. Omkar Singh 584; 3. Vijayveer Sidhu 582.

- by Kamesh Srinivasan

Weightlifting

Arunachal Pradesh’s Kojum Taba created a new National record in snatch on his way to win the men’s 102kg crown in the National weightlifting championships at the KIIT University campus in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

Kojum’s snatch performance was two kg more than the previous National record of 151kg. He totaled 345kg to beat Vikas Thakur, who has qualified for the Commonwealth Games in 96kg, by four kg.

Bihar’s Bhola Singh (snatch 126kg, clean and jerk 150kg, total 276kg) set three records to pocket the youth gold medal.

Harcharan Singh (snatch 151kg, total 319kg) of Rajasthan rewrote two records to take the junior crown.

Krityga Panwar of Uttar Pradesh claimed the women’s 81kg gold with an aggregate of 203kg.

Ch. Srilakshmi of Andhra Pradesh created three records (81kg, 104kg, 185kg) on her way to win the youth title. She also bagged the junior title.

The results (seniors only):

Men: 102kg: 1. Kojum Taba (Aru) snatch 153kg, clean and jerk 192kg, total 345kg; 2. Vikas Thakur (SSCB) 148kg, 193kg, 341kg; 3. Sachin Mehmi (SSCB) 148kg, 185kg, 333kg.

Women: 81kg: 1. Krityga Panwar (UP) 92kg, 111kg, 203kg; 2. Vanshita Verma (Chd) 87kg, 114kg, 201kg; 3. Pooja Yadav (UP) 88kg, 110kg, 198kg.

- by Y.B. Sarangi

Tennis

Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov was knocked out of the Miami Open after a loss in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Bopanna and Shapovalov lost 2-6, 1-6 to the sixth-seeded Dutch-British pair of Wesley Koohlof and Neal Skupski in a match that lasted one hour.

Later in the day, Sania Mirza and her Belgian partner Kirsten Flipkens was also eliminated from the tournament after a 3-6, 6-7 (3) defeat to Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova and China's Zhaoxuan Yang in the quarterfinals.

Koohlof and Skupski had also beaten Bopanna and Shapovalov in the ATP500 Rotterdam quarterfinals and ATP250 Doha final earlier this year.

This loss for Bopanna and Shapovalov comes after a memorable 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over the top-seeded Croatian pair of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in the pre-quarterfinals.

The Indo-Canadian duo had begun its campaign with a hard-fought 6-7 (5), 6-2, [10-3] win against El Salvador's Marceloa Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer of The Netherlands in the opening round.

- by Nihit Sachdeva

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