Indian sports News- August 16th

August 16, 2019

Cycling, Shooting, Cricket, Football, Wrestling, SportsWorld Junior Track Cycling Championships

Bytes: Esow Alben’s Bronze in cycling, Deepak Punia’s Gold, TNPL, Dalima Chhibber signed in Canada
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World Junior Track Cycling Championships – India’s Esow Alben lived up to his billing winning the bronze medal in the men’s keirin at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt on Thursday. Earlier, he was the part of the Indian team, along with L Ronaldo Singh, Y Rojit Singh and Jemsh Singh, who won a historic first men’s team sprint gold at the event. This was India’s first gold at a world cycling event, senior or junior. In the men’s team sprint first round, India clocked the fastest time at 44.764 seconds, beating China’s time of 46.248s.

Junior World Championships – Wrestler Deepak Punia won gold medal for India at the ongoing Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia on Wednesday. He defeated Russia’s Alik Shebzukov in 86 kg junior freestyle world title after a 2-2 result in the final. Punia was declared the winner because he had the last point-scoring move in the bout. Having bagged a silver medal in 2018, Punia reached the final of the 86 kg category on Tuesday to make it back-to-back gold medal bouts.

CFL Premier Division A- Defending champions Mohun Bagan’s winless run continued as Stanley struck in the final minute of regulation time to help Calcutta Customs salvage a 1-1 draw in the CFL Premier Division A. Stanley scored from an Amit Chakraborty cross in the dying minutes of the game as both teams got one point each.

Women’s Football- Promising footballer Dalima Chhibber has signed Bisons women’s team in Canada and will represent the University of Manitoba team in the U Sports National Championship for the upcoming season, the University announced on its website. Chhibber has moved to the University to pursue graduate studies in Sports Psychology in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba and the football team would be hoping that the 21-year-old’s experience will help them to reach bigger heights in the championship.

VB Chandrashekhar- Former India and Tamil Nadu opener VB Chandrasekhar passed away in Chennai on Thursday. He was 57. Multiple reports said that the swashbuckling openers suffered a cardiac arrest. Chandrasekhar was a key member of the Tamil Nadu team that won the state’s second Ranji Trophy title in 1987-88. He is also fondly remembered for a sparkling 56-ball century in the Irani Trophy against Rest of India in 1988. Chandrasekhar’s first-class career spanned 11 seasons and 81 matches during which he scored 4999 runs at an average of 43.09.

TNPL- Chepauk Super Gillies won their second Tamil Nadu Premier League title in three years on Thursday as they beat Dindigul Dragons by 12 runs in a thriller at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Fast bowler Ganeshan Periyasamy shined bright, with a superb spell of 5/15 as Chepauk Super Gillies defended a modest total of 126 in the final. This was the second TNPL title for CSG, who had also won it in 2017, while it was a second defeat in a final for DD in two years.

ISSF Shotgun WC – Prithviraj Tondaiman shot a 47 on the first day of qualifiers in the men’s trap event to be the best placed Indian at sixth, as the fourth and final stage of the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup got underway in Lahiti, Finland, on Thursday. The competition schedule has five finals over the next one week, which will see the distribution of eight Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places. Prithviraj had rounds of 22 and 25 to position into that sixth and final qualifying spot with three more qualifying rounds to go before the finals slated for Saturday.

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