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76-year-old clinches two silver!

n Jakarta: A 76-year-old grandmother has bagged two silver medals at the Southeast Asian Games ó the oldest person to make the podium at this yearís competition.

Singaporeís Lai Chun Ng was a member of the contract bridge team that finished second, in Palembang, on Tuesday. The retired teacher also struck silver in the womenís butler pairs on Mondays.

Om triumphs

n Pune: Om Prakash outclassed the rest of the field, to bag the menís 50 m free pistol gold in the 55th National Shooting Championships, at the Balewadi ranges, on Wednesday.

Sejwal record

n Ranchi: Olympic qualifier Sandeep Sejwal set a national record in the menís 200 metre breast stroke clocking 02:16:37 in the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championship.

Sen remembered

n Calcutta: Legendary swimmer Mihir Sen was remembered on his 81st birth anniversary, at the Rangers Club, on Wednesday. Olympians Keshav Dutt, Gurbux Singh, MLA Shane Calvert and daughter Supriya Sen paid rich tributes to the man, who, in 1958, became the first Asian to cross the English Channel.

Nalini best

n Calcutta: Nalini Singh Siwach sparkled with a three-under 70 on the final day to win the eighth leg of the Hero Womenís Professional Golf Tour, on Wednesday. She was a convincing winner by four shots over Sharmila Nicollet and Smriti Mehra.

Chilton show

n Abu Dhabi: Britainís Max Chilton set the sixth fastest lap time for Sahara Force India during the young driversí test at the Yas Marina circuit, on Wednesday.

US banned

n Chandigarh: Doping continues to be the talking point in the kabaddi World Cup here, with the organisers, on Wednesday, banning the US team for their refusal to give samples.

Humpy draws

n Tirana: Playing with black pieces, GM Koneru Humpy played her second consecutive draw against defending champion Yifan Hou of China in the second game of the Womenís World Chess championship.

ICC meeting

n Calcutta: The ICC executive board will discuss in its meeting in January the appointment of the world bodyís next vice-president for 2012-14 after Pakistan and Bangladesh nominate their candidates. The ICC Nominations Committee, chaired by president Sharad Pawar, has reviewed the progress of the process for nominating the next ICC vice-president for 2012-2014. Both PCB and BCB chairmen Zaka Ashraf Mustafa Kamal attended the meeting.

Staff Reporter & Agencies


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