Jyoti at No.74
Calcutta: Jyoti Randhawa is the top-ranked Indian at No. 74, followed by Jeev Milkha Singh at No. 80, according to the world rankings released on Sunday, says A Staff Reporter.
Randhawa and Jeev are also Asia’s No. 2 and 3 players, behind South Korea’s K.J. Choi, who is ranked No. 7 in the world. Indian Masters champions S.S.P. Chowrasia is India’s No. 3 at No. 154.
Tiger Woods is still the runaway world No. 1 and has now held the position for a total of 489 weeks.
Chopra finishes tied 33rd
New Orleans: Argentina’s Andres Romero fired a final round four-under 68 to seal a one-shot victory over Australian Peter Lonard at the Zurich Classic on Sunday. This was Romero’s maiden US PGA Tour title.Daniel Chopra, a Swede of Indian origin, signed off with his worst round of the week to finish tied 33rd.
After rounds of 71, 73 and 66, Chopra needed a solid final round to hang around for a decent finish but instead, he ended up carding two-over 74 to finish with an aggregate of four-under 284.
Swimmer in hot water
Sydney: Australian swimmer Nick D’Arcy is facing expulsion from the Olympic team for Beijing after being arrested and charged with assault on former Commonwealth Games champion Simon Cowley. Australian police released a statement on Monday confirming that a 20-year-old man had been charged with two counts of assaults.
Thanou gets silver
London: Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou has been awarded the silver medal from the 100 meters at the 2001 World Championships in the wake of Marion Jones’ doping admission. Jones finished second in Edmonton but all her results since September 2000 have been expunged because of doping. Thanou was third in the race, which was won by Zhanna Block of Ukraine.
New Delhi: The tiff between the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and the sports ministry took a new turn with shooting authorities accusing the government officials of interfering in its selection matters. The NRAI said that the sports ministry without any reason excluded four shooters from the team for the first World Cup.
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