March 30: India sports news round-up of the day

Here are all the Indian sporting news of the day:

Archery:

Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini, Rajat Chauhan and Mohan Bhardwaj among men and Avneet Kaur, Muskan Kirar, Priya Gurjar and Raginee Marko among women finished as the top ranked archers in the compound selection trials which concluded at Sonipat on Wednesday.

National champion Priyansh, Bhagwan Das, C. Srither and Sangampreet Bisla were the next quartet among men. Pragati, Srishti Singh, Madhura Dhamangaonkar and triple World championships silver medallist V. Jyothi Surekha finished between fifth and eighth among women.

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Like the recurve archers, the compound archers also went through a robust selection process, which tested their consistency in getting high scores as well as performance through several elimination rounds.

The selection was done for the four World Cups, World Games and Asian Games. The top four will participate in the first three World Cups and the Asian Games, while the bottom four will take part in the fourth World Cup. The top two will compete in the World Games.

Archers can be replaced in case anyone experiences a drop in performance in the first three World Cups.

– by YB Sarangi

Weightlifting

Lovepreet Singh rewrote three National records in his men’s 109kg title win in the National weightlifting championships at the KIIT University campus in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

Services lifter Lovepreet set a snatch record of 162kg, a clean and jerk mark of 188kg and a new total of 350kg to record a comfortable victory.

Ch. Pushpendra Singh of Uttar Pradesh set new records in snatch (135kg) and total (292kg) to take the junior crown.

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BN Usha of Railways aggregated 203kg to snatch the top honor in women’s 87kg.

Yogita Khedekar claimed all three records (snatch 77kg, clean and jerk 97kg, total 174kg) to win the junior women’s 87kg gold medal.

M. Martina Devi established new marks in snatch (77kg), clean and jerk (95kg) and total (172kg) to bag the youth women’s crown in + 81kg.

The results (seniors only):

Men: 109kg: 1. Lovepreet Singh (SSCB) snatch 162kg, clean and jerk 188kg, total 350kg; 2. Mohit Teavity (UP) 144kg, 179kg, 323kg; 3. Vishal Solanki (RSPB) 149kg, 173kg, 322kg.

Women: 87kg: 1. BN Usha (RSPB) 89kg, 114kg, 203kg; 2. Komal Wakale (Mah) 92kg, 110kg, 202kg; 3. Modhusmrita Baruah (Asm) 88kg, 113kg, 201kg.

– by YB Sarangi

Weightlifting

The National weightlifting camp, comprising 26 lifters, seven coaches and five other support staff, is all set to begin at NIS Patiala on Friday.

The 30-day camp, which will cost the Government Rs 35,83,600, is being held to prepare the weightlifters for upcoming events such as the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.

– by YB Sarangi

Shooting

Naveen beat Arjun Singh Cheema 16-12 to top men’s air pistol in the National shooting selection trials at the Madhya Pradesh Academy on Wednesday.

Asian Games champion and multiple gold medallist in World Cups, Saurabh Chaudhary did not make the final, even though his score of 581 made it. Saurabh missed it owing to less number of inner-10s.

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Saurabh did not go through the first stage of the final in the junior event, along with Pradhyuman Singh, and that saw two others make the medal round without having to shoot the first stage.

Shiva Narwal topped the junior event as he beat Naveen 16-8, and won the youth event as well, beating Tushar Garg 17-7.

The results:

10m air pistol:
Men: 1. Naveen 16 (44) 40.5 (581); 2. Arjun Singh Cheema 12 (41.5) 40.5 (581); 3. Gaurav Rana 35.5 (42) 583; 4. Dharmendra Singh 24 (48) 581.

Juniors: 1. Shiva Narwal 16 (43) 42.5 (580); 2. Naveen 8 (43) 40.5 (581); 3. Arjun Singh Cheema 41 (581); 4. Sandeep Bishnoi 18 (580).

Youth: 1. Shiva Narwal 17 (51) 48 (580); 2. Tushar Garg 7 (40) 44.5 (579); 3. Mukesh Nelavalli 33.5 (38) 585; 4. Varun Tomar 20.5 (42.5) 583.

– by Kamesh Srinivasan

Athletics

South Western’s B. Aiswarya, who produced a massive 13.94m triple jump – the second best jump in India ever – in last week’s Indian Grand Prix in Thriruvananthapuram, broke the 16-year-old meet record, while winning the gold with 13.71m in the 86 all-India Railway athletics championships in Kolkata on Wednesday.

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South’s VK Elakkiyadasan was the fastest man, winning in 10.41s while Eastern’s Himashree Roy took the women’s 100m title in 11.73s. ICF’s R. Mohan Kumar (48.88s) and Eastern’s Soniya Baishya (54.37s), who ran the women’s 4x400m relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, won the men’s and women’s 400m titles.

Meanwhile Western’s Jumps Indian Open champion Abhinaya Shetty rose to a personal best 1.83m while taking the women’s high jump gold, breaking Sahana Kumari’s meet record (1.82m) in the process.

– by Stan Rayan

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