Gold for Mitrabha
Calcutta: Mitrabha Guha, a trainee of the Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy (DBCA) bagged gold in the U-8 category at the Asian Youth Chess Championships, which concluded in Delhi Saturday. Another DBCA trainee, Arpita Mukherjee won a silver medal following a playoff. Two other players from Bengal, Diptayan Ghosh and Sayantan Das, won gold and bronze respectively in the U-12 boys’ category.
Ghei tied 5th
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia): Gaurav Ghei signed off a creditable tied fifth at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters golf tournament here Saturday. Gaganjeet Bhullar turned in a 67 to rise more than 30 spots to tied 32nd. Australian Rick Kulacz was the winner.
Reno (US): Arjun Atwal’s miserable run on the PGA Tour continued as he missed the cut at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open after returning a four-over 76 in the second round here.
New Delhi: The Indian boys’ doubles pair of Sreteja and B. Vengetesh advanced to the final of the Badminton Asia Youth U-16 Championships in Colombo Saturday.
Calcutta: India went down 2-3 to defending champions Brazil in the semi-finals of the FIVB Men’s Junior U-21 World Volleyball Championship tournament here Saturday. Brazil will take on Cuba in the summit clash Sunday.
Chennai: Second seeds India signed off a best-ever third at the 13th World Junior Squash team championships by defeating United States 2-1 in the bronze medal playoff here Saturday. Egypt expectedly defended their title.
Beijing: Italian Cup winners Lazio stunned Serie A champions Inter Milan with two goals in two minutes early in the second half to win the Super Cup 2-1 in Beijing on Saturday.
Toronto: Two goals by Raul and another by Cristiano Ronaldo in the opening half hour set up Real Madrid’s 5-1 victory over Toronto in a friendly on Friday.
Calcutta: Eastern Railway Hindi High School defeated Howrah Shiksha Sadan 3-1 while New Andul Higher Class School defeated Julien Day, Kona Expressway 5-0 in the senior and junior categories respectively of the Suthol TTIS Shootout ’09.
Roger to play
Montreal: Roger Federer announced he will make his return at next week’s ATP Montreal Masters. The tournament will also see the return of Rafael Nadal.