11 gold for India on Day I
New Delhi: India made an impressive start to the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship by bagging 15 medals, including 11 gold, on the opening day at Apia, Samoa Wednesday.
Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Minati Sethi led the Indian gold rush in senior women’s 48kg and 58kg categories respectively while Ranjit K Chinchwade won a yellow metal in senior men’s 56kg.
Memphis: Arjun Atwal failed to get a berth into the US Open as he missed out on one of the nine cards available at the qualifiers in Germantown Country Club here.In the rain-hit qualifiers, Atwal shot 69 in the first two rounds, which were played on the same day.
Manav in lead
Gurgaon: Delhi’s Manav Jaini shot a five-under 67 in the second round to emerge as the leader at the PGTI Players Championship being played at the Golden Greens Golf and Country Club here on Wednesday. At the end of second round, Jaini’s card read a total of nine-under 135.
Calcutta: Honey Baisoya set the course on fire at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club with a sizzling six-under 64 on Day II but Khalin Joshi stayed way ahead at the end of the second round of the Western India Amateur Golf Championships here on Wednesday.
Calcutta: Ankur Chadha and Tutul Ali on Wednesday emerged winners in their respective categories to earn the grand opportunity to compete with over 1100 juniors from 54 countries at the Callaway World Junior golf championship in San Diego from July 12th to 15th. Ankur carded a score of 36 in category A, while Tutul led in Category B with a score of 27.
India at 164
Warsaw: India maintained their position at 164 in the latest Fifa rankings, released on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Uruguay have moved above Germany to become the second-highest ranked team behind world and European champions Spain.
Rankings: 1. (1) Spain, 2. (3) Uruguay, 3. (2) Germany, 4. (4) Netherlands, 5. (6) Brazil, 6. (7) England, 7. (9) Argentina, 8. (8) Croatia, 9. (10) Denmark, 10. (5) Portugal
Islamabad: PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf feels that with people on both sides of the border keen on restoration of Indo-Pak cricket ties, “good news” would soon come on the issue.
“I think it is the desire of the people of both the countries that Indo-Pak matches should be restored soon,” Ashraf said.
Lahore: The PCB has made it clear that even if a player does not sign the central contract offered to him, he still has to sign a tour contract before each series in order to play for the national team.