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May 14 sports wrap: Trap teams bag two silver medals at Suhl Junior World Cup

May 14 sports wrap: Trap teams bag two silver medals at Suhl Junior World Cup

SHOOTING

Trap teams bag two silver medals at Suhl Junior World Cup

The Indian men’s and women’s trap teams picked up two more silver medals to consolidate their lead at the top of the standings in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.

India won the two silver medals late on Friday.

Currently, India is way ahead of the field with eight gold and eight silver medals in their kitty, while Australia and USA lie in joint second place with one gold, one silver, one bronze each.

First, it was the women’s trap trio of Preeti Rajak, Sabeera Haris and Bhavya Tripathi who went down 2-6 to the Italian team in the gold medal contest.

Then, Shardul Vihaan, Arya Vansh Tyagi and Vivaan Kapoor lost their gold medal match against the United States by a narrow margin of 4-6.

These are India’s first two medals from the shotgun discipline at the Junior World Cup.

-PTI

TENNIS

 Asian U-14 tournament

Levin Safoor Mydeen and Prachi Malik won the boys and girls titles, respectively, with an identical fare, in the Asian under-14 tennis tournament at the Modern School courts, Barakhamba Road, on Saturday.

Levin Safoor Mydeen and Prachi Malik, champions of the Asian U-14 tournament in Delhi. – KAMESH SRINIVASAN

 

Levin handled the challenge from the big-built Vaibhav with a touch of assurance, throwing himself at every ball and stroking it with craft and courage.

Midway through the match, Levin suffered a blow on his left eye, as a shot from his own racquet caught him napping. He overcame the setback calmly and sustained his good game to tame the powerful opponent.

In the girls’ final, Prachi packed a punch against the small-built left-hander Aleena, who gutsily coped with the power play. Prachi was serving for the match at 5-0 in the second set, but Aleena pulled off a face-saving game.

Coach Gaurav Sharma, who has recently extended his service to the tennis academy at the Modern School, presented the trophies.

From Monday, the Asian under-16 tournament, first of its kind for the higher age group in the continent, will also be held here.

The results (finals)

Boys: Levin Safoor Mydeen bt Vaibhav Charotia 6-3, 6-2.

Girls: Prachi Malik bt Aleena Farid 6-3, 6-1.

Kamesh Srinivasan

HOCKEY

Jharkhand, Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha enter semifinals of Senior National Women’s hockey

Jharkhand defeated Maharashtra 5-4 in a shootout after both teams failed to score in the regulation time to qualify for the semifinals of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship here on Friday.

Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha also made it to the last four after winning their respective quarterfinal matches.

While Haryana beat Uttar Pradesh 3-2 in the shootout, Karnataka saw off Punjab 5-4 in the shootout after ending 1-1 in regulation time.

Odisha notched up a 2-0 win over Madhya Pradesh.

-PTI

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