Built to Perfection

Indian sports news wrap, April 16


Coach Saurav Panja on the Indian less than-14 group

The two weeks of the Asian underneath-14 developmental event at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar was a different fantastic exposure for the youthful Indian gamers. It was Korea that experienced the higher hand, especially in the initial 7 days when its players swept all the gold medals in boys and women, in singles and doubles.

Maaya Rajeshwaran built the girls’ ultimate in the initial 7 days, and Shivtej Shirfule made the boys’ final in the next 7 days.

Saurav Panja, a pretty gifted participant in his time, was pleased with the recreation and the mind-set of the Indian players.

“Harithashree Venkatesh also played effectively in the 1st 7 days to secure 3rd location. Maaya and Harithashree played sensible doubles in profitable the silver. Over-all, it was a commendable functionality by the Indian group to earn three silver and a bronze medal”, mentioned Panja.

Prakaash Sarran was the fourth player in the Indian squad, and experienced produced the quarterfinal in the to start with 7 days,

Panja was happy to assistance the players soon just after they had competed in the Asia-Oceania Planet Junior celebration in Kuching, Malaysia. It was a chastening encounter for the boys’ group.

“They are all excellent players, and not hard to coach and guide. They are disciplined, difficult-performing and have a fantastic attitude”, claimed Panja.

There is huge space for enhancement as the gamers them selves understand from the exposure to distinctive players from the region.

“They just need to stay concentrated, proceed to function tough, and chase their dreams”, reported Panja, pleased to have obtained a probability to get the job done with the most effective of talent in the country, and lead his share for their advancement.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

Challenger Tennis Event: Anirudh and Vijay finish runner-up

Top rated seeds Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul of France defeat Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles ultimate of the €73,000 Challenger Tennis Match in Break up, Croatia.

The champion workforce won €4,250 and 75 ATP points. The runners-up pocketed 50 details and €2,450.

€73,000 Challenger, Split, Croatia

Doubles (closing): Sadio Doumbia & Fabien Reboul (Fra) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-4, 6-4.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Asian Tour: Lahiri shoots 8-beneath but finishes next in Vietnam

Anirban Lahiri of India hitting a shot during round four of the International Series Vietnam golf tournament in Cam Ranh.

Anirban Lahiri of India hitting a shot during round 4 of the Global Sequence Vietnam golf tournament in Cam Ranh.
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India’s Anirban Lahiri produced the day’s greatest spherical of bogey-absolutely free 8-under that virtually brought him his 1st get in 8 many years on the Asian Tour on Sunday.

Lahiri, 10-less than overnight, set the goal at 18-under and then waited for these pursuing him to complete. He finished second.

Kieran Vincent of Zimbabwe, in just his second year as a expert, holed a decisive 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th gap to conquer Lahiri and Australian Kevin Yuan by 1 stroke.

Kieran Vincent’s brother Scott gained Global Series England past 12 months. The 25-yr-old Kieran received USD 360,000.

Vincent shot a 6-beneath-par 66 for a four-round combination of 19 beneath, though Lahiri carded a 64 and Yuan (68) missed a similar size birdie putt on the previous to pressure a unexpected-demise playoff.

S Chikkarangappa (65) also had a wonderful closing round but concluded tied 27th as Honey Baisoya (68), who started the 7 days with 65, shot 73-72 in between, and completed tied 40th.

Veer Ahlawat (69) was tied 56th, Karandeep Kochhar (69) was tied 61st, when Kartik Sharma (73) and SSP Chawrasia (75) were being tied 71st.

Seven-time Asian Tour winner Lahiri was trying to win his to start with Asian Tour title because his 2015 Indian Open up gain and was a robust favourite just after storming by means of the area in the fifth from past team, making 8 birdies in his initially 14 holes. However, he could only par the last 4 holes.

“I’m happy with the way I played, disappointed not to make a few additional coming in,” said Lahiri, the Asian Tour’s range a person participant in 2015 right before embarking on a productive career on the PGA Tour.

“You know I received off to a definitely superior start. I variety of discovered my rhythm yesterday and now so that was great. Yeah, a minor upset not to make it’s possible just one or two in the final four holes which are extremely gettable. So yeah, excellent week, but it is disappointing. I’ve experienced so lots of seconds now I need to crack this behavior of mine.” The Indian star heads to the LIV Golfing Adelaide event following week ahead of LIV Golf Singapore.

“Excited to choose this type into the up coming few months. I think it is heading to be an critical extend above the following thirty day period, month and a half. You know, you get into the meat of the year.

“And really fascinating to go to Australia. I’ve been to Adelaide and I’m listening to wonderful things about the venue, about the persons and the anticipation, the buzz is good.” Japan’s Takumi Kanaya experienced started off the working day with a 3-shot gain but, unlike Intercontinental Sequence Oman in February wherever he triumphed after also keeping the 3rd-round direct, he struggled on the again 9 and closed with a 73 to tie for fourth, on 16 below.