Raunak named best rider
City rider Raunak Banerjee won the FEI children international showjumping competition, held in New Delhi from Octover 29 to 31. In all, 24 riders across the country took part in it. Kanika Advani and Biren Dey, both products of Tollygunge Club, finished in the third and fifth places, respectively.
The championís honour has given the 12-year-old Raunak a chance to represent India in another international meet to be held in Canada. However, his family is struggling to get a sponsor for the competition. The Canada meet is due to be held from November 12 to 15.
Meanwhile, a host of city ridersí parents has jointly roped in former international rider Jay Singh Rathore as the coach for their kids.
Defending champions IBP earned another easy win in the IBP Merchantsí Cup tennis meet at the South Club. They beat CESC C 2-0, losing only two games Sunday.
In other matches of the day ITC A, CESC A and CESC B beat INDAL, ITC B and Assam Company in identical 2-0 margins.
TODAY IN SPORT
TENNIS: IBP Merchantsí Cup matches at the South Club.