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    May 28th, 2017adminSports

    Rishi Bopanna shone with the ball for Friends Union Cricket Club as they notched a comfortable seven-wicket victory over The Bangalore Cricketers in the KSCA Group I, Division I league tournament for the Sir Mirza Ismail Shield here.

    In what turned out to be a low-scoring affair, Bangalore Cricketers posted 175 all out in their first hit. Akarsh MA top scored, while Adarsh (7/73) and Rishi (2/14) were destructive with the ball.

    Bangalore’s bowlers though gave their side a slim 20-run first innings lead after Koushik V (4/44), Kempraj V Gowda (3/53) and Naveen Patil (2/22) put the brakes on Friends Union. Kunal Kapoor stood out for the batting side with a knock of 50.

    The turning point of the match was the second innings, where Bangalore crumbled to 66 all out in 52.2 overs thanks to Rishi’s six for 17, leaving their opponents with a target of 87. Kunal led the chase with 41 not out as Friends Union overhauled the target in just 13 overs to bag five points.

    Brief scores:

    The Bangalore Cricketers: 175 all out in 73 overs (Akarsh MA 67; Adarsh HS 7-73, Rishi Bopanna SA 2-14) and 66 all out in 52.2 overs (Nitish PD 2-10, Rishi Bopanna SA 6-17) lt to Friends Union CC (1): 155 all out in 61.1 overs (Kunal Kapoor 50; Koushik V 4-44, Kempraj V Gowda 3-53) and 89/3 in 13 overs (Kunal Kapoor 41 n.o.; Koushik V 2-24).

    Friends Union CC (1): 5 points; The Bangalore Cricketers: -1 point.

    Cambridge CC: 114 all out in 41.2 overs (Ritesh Bhatkal 5-45, Prithviraj 3-28) and 165 all out in 43.1 overs (Anurag Bajpai 83; Ritesh Bhatkal 3-62, Prithviraj 3-51) lt to Social Cricketers: 338/7 decl in 66.2 overs (Rakshith S 154, Prithviraj 116) by an innings & 59 runs. Social Cricketers: 5; Cambridge CC: -1.

    Vultures CC: 462/6 in 90 overs (Prateeksh R 123, Pavan Deshpande 200, Anirudh A Joshi 71; Prashanth S 3-142) drew Bangalore Occasionals: 305 all out in 65.5 overs (Jeswanth Acharya 53, Abhishek Reddy 86; Punith S 4-75). Vultures CC: 3; Bangalore Occasionals: 1.

    Herons CC: 390 all out in 89.1 overs (Arjun Hoysala 65, Vishwanathan M 149, Rohith Gowda 64; Raunak Shah 2-44) drew Bangalore United Cricket Club (1): 258/6 in 90 overs (Shivam Mishra 110, Raunak Shah 79; Nithin Naidu 2-63). Herons CC: 3; Bangalore United CC (1): 1.

    Mount Joy CC: 288/9 in 90 overs (Kiran AM 75, Sharan Gouda 47; Bhavesh Gulechha 5-55) and 29/1 in 6 overs drew Jawans CC: 318/8 in 90 overs (Shubhang Hegde 106, Dinesh Borawankar 67; Sharan Gouda 3-58, Rishabh Singh 2-34). Jawans CC: 3; Mount Joy CC: 1.

    Swastic Union CC (1): 340 all out in 87.2 overs (Samarth R 107, Akshay Kodoth 60; Mitrakant Singh Yadav 5-139, Amit Verma 4-72) drew Swastic Union CC (2): 219 all out in 65.4 overs (Ankith Udupa 35, Amit Verma 52, Bhareth Narayan Prasad 80 n.o.; Saishiv Narayan L 7-44). Swastic Union CC (1): 3; Swastic Union CC (2): 1.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> Sports / DH News Service / Bengaluru – May 16th, 2017

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    On Tuesday, Ashwini Ponnappa smiled all the way to securing for India one of its most memorable wins at the Sudirman Cup.

    Ashwini teamed up with Sikki Reddy to win the women’s doubles and with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy to clinch the mixed doubles against Indonesia. File

    Ashwini teamed up with Sikki Reddy to win the women’s doubles and with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy to clinch the mixed doubles against Indonesia. File

    In her early years on the international circuit, a coach had once taken umbrage at Ashwini Ponnappa’s smiling countenance on court, and told her she lacked seriousness to compete. It had made the ace doubles player, with a Commonwealth Games gold and a World Championship bronze already, furious, that her naturally joyous ways on court could be miscontrued as lack of commitment to winning.
    Not that she changed how she went about things — Why couldn’t one smile and still hit the hardest smash in women’s badminton, she wondered. On Tuesday, Ashwini Ponnappa smiled all the way to securing for India one of its most memorable wins at shuttle’s team championship — the Sudirman Cup.

    Opening with a sensational mixed doubles win alongside Satwiksairaj Rankireddy against Indonesian mixed doubles Olympic champ Tontowi Ahmad (in a scratch pairing with junior world champ Gloria Widjaja), Ashwini bookended the famous 4-1 tie win against Sudirman giants Indonesia, sealing a straight sets women’s doubles win with Sikki Reddy against Della Haris-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari.

    It’s badminton’s jolly luck that women’s singles player Tai Tzu Ying brings a refreshing, goofy persona to the court even while she works her deceptive magic on opponents with a disarming charm as she sits atop World No 1.

    There’s little of the screwed-eyed intensity or scowling fist pumping in Ashwini Ponnappa, that’s so common to this predominantly Asian sport where players can appear as highly strung as their racquet tensions. She goes about the mighty difficult task of winning, while looking like she might actually be enjoying the game.

    Not that her game is diminished when she affords herself a wry smile or two, after missing a shot, or even grins mid-rally as she brightens up gleefully in anticipation of a winner she’s setting up for her partner to finish. Against Tontowi-Gloria — a thrilling 66 minute joust against doubles mammoths Indonesia, a country with a proud tradition in the paired event — the 27-year-old Indian doubles ace had eclectic options in her serves, showed an improving low defense that’s so crucial to doubles, and a rhythmic game sense where the duo playing their first match ever at this big a stage, combined to win 20-22, 21-17, 19-21 in a shock upset.

    Ashwini is known for her doubles partnership with Jwala Gutta and has metamorphosed into an equally deft player as her former senior partner, revelling in the responsibility of being the senior to Sikki Reddy and Satwiksairaj now. It was her reassured, relaxed stance on the court though — that rubbed off on teenaged Satwiksairaj, who too settled into the brutal pace of the rallies, making it look like two cool cats enjoying a breezy bout though.

    “We didn’t think too much about opponent being Olympic champ or anything. We just wanted to play to our strategy. Neither of us took any pressure and we played freely. I enjoyed a lot in fact playing against the Olympic winner, and we were not afraid to play him,” he would say a couple of hours after his cross drive winner ended the Indonesian misery that had been building up for a while.

    Rare sight
    It was a rare sight in international badminton — an Indonesian bonafide champ reduced to nervousness, after the Indians peppered them with some hard hits but importantly refused to blink or be commanded in a rally throughout the encounter. Tontowi would botch his serves, miss his returns, smash into the net and fall under the heap of immense pressure that he seemed to have brought upon himself as the reputed player of the pairing.

    It didn’t help that Ashwini was moving like a dream on the court, Satwiksairaj in lyrical tandem, working angles to breach defenses and thwack into empty spaces the Indians were creating galore. India’s foreign coaches Malaysian Tan and Indonesian Mulyo Handoyo, sat back and watched with admiration as the inexperienced Indian pairing went about their decimation, flying free as birds. There’s a little secret to Ashwini’s smashes — when she is truly relaxed on court (not tight, as the shuttle speak goes), her muscles tend to relax as well, and that invariably makes her smashes shoot faster than when she’s subdued and circumspect.

    When she’s smiling, the rocketing smashes usually follow. It’s taken Ashwini Ponnappa almost 9 months to own that smile. She was felled by a nasty diagnosis of dengue before the Rio Olympics, which not only ruined her quadrennial but also creaked her bones like never before.

    A Coorgi who prided herself in her fitness and strength, she would spend months after the Games staring at uncertainty — after her body remained weak as residual after-effects of Dengue lingered. “My body just wildly fell apart and I struggled to perform basic tasks. For an athlete you can imagine what that must feel like! For me, I doubted even that I would be able to even smash again. I had the will power, but the body just wouldn’t cooperate,” she says, recalling the physical anguish. It would be a long recovery, demanding patience and meticulousness that are hallmarks of her personality. She’d slowly regain strength, and three weeks ago when she was paired with Indian badminton’s most exciting doubles talent, there was renewed purpose. Against Denmark on Monday, India had bungled a tad.

    “Today I just told Satwik we can beat them. We really wanted to win and played our heart out. We both hit hard, and we enjoyed ourselves I think,” she says. Ashwini Ponappa, chatty, talking lively eyes on court, serving up shuttles that whizzed. She kept smiling through the pressure points, and Olympic champ Tontowi Ahmad just didn’t know what hit him.

    source: http://www.indianexpress.com / The Indian Express / Home> Sports> Badminton / by Shivani Naik / Mumbai – May 25th, 2017

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    Ricky Ponting has picked Kolkata wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa over MS Dhoni in his team of the year, citing the former’s ability to score from the get-go as the reason for his choice. The former Aussie captain, unsurprisingly, opted to go for two Indian pacers in his best XI for this season’s IPL.

    In a position that has been dominated by MS Dhoni for a few years now, Ricky Ponting decided to give Uthappa the nod ahead of his compatriot. While Dhoni finished with just 290 runs in the season compared to Uthappa’s 388, Ponting explained that the approach to the game had changed and it was important for the players to start making an impact from the very first ball their face.

    “He’s (Uthappa) a guy whose strike-rate is incredible this year, 165 for the entire tournament. You need those guys in the middle-order to be able to score quickly right from the start. You don’t have that luxury anymore in the T20 game to be able to play yourself in and work the ball around. You have to go in and dominate right from the start and I think that’s what he’s been able to do really well,” Ponting told Cricket Australia.

    For the opening slots Ponting decided to use two of his overseas’ players with David Warner and Hashim Amla making the cut. The Aussie opener was the easy choice for his compatriot considering he was the leading run scorer of the tournament with 641 runs at an astonishing average of 58.27 and a strike rate of 141.81. While Amla has not been seen as a traditional T20 player in the past, this season the South African shocked everyone by putting the numbers up on the board at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 145.83.

    “He’s (Warner) just been in complete control of his game for a number of years now in the IPL. He thrives on extra responsibility and leadership. Davey’s led the side really well. I’ll actually name him captain as well on the back of what he’s done the last couple of seasons,” Ponting added.

    “He (Amla) got a chance as a replacement player at the back-end of last season with the Kings XI, but this year played the best that I think anyone has ever seen him play, whether it be in an international T20 game or in the IPL. He’s the only man in the tournament to score two hundreds (in IPL10) and has got them pretty quickly.”

    Following the openers are two Indian stars whose consistency was on show yet again. While Gautam Gambhir led his side to the second qualifier, Suresh Raina was let down by a weak bowling attack as they finished seventh on the table. The duo scored a combined 940 runs this year with Ponting reserving special praise for Gambhir for managing to put up the numbers in spite of changing his batting positions.

    “I said before the finals started that I’m a bit surprised that he’s (Gambhir)batting in that number three position considering what he’s done at the top of the order for Kolkata for a long time. He’s ended up with nearly 500 runs … that’s a reasonable tournament. I’ve said for a long time that the number three position in T20 cricket is the hardest spot to bat because you’ll generally go in at the loss of a very early wicket and be expected to hit boundaries straight away,” Punter explained.

    “He’s (Raina) just a class T20 player (and) a classy short-form player. He’s got a great one-day record for India as well. (While) he’s got the ability to really dominate spin-bowling. In that role in the middle-order is generally when most of the spinners are bowling, and he’s got the ability to really dominate there.”

    The 3-time World Cup winning cricketer had no problem in naming Ben Stokes, who was named the MVP for the entire tournament, as one of his all-rounders due to the Englishman’s 12 wickets in 12 games and 316 runs with the bat which included a century. The second option, however, is a slightly dodgy one with Ponting showing confidence in Hardik Pandya over his brother Krunal Pandya. Pandya Sr. scored 243 runs while claiming 10 wickets while Hardik scored 250 runs and took 6 wickets.

    “The MVP for the entire tournament (and) the guy that was most talked about before the tournament started was Ben Stokes. (He’s) on a huge deal with the Supergiants and has probably earned every cent of it to be fair. Twelve wickets in 12 games, made that big hundred as well. The thing about him is he does bring that real X-factor to their line-up and he’s someone you can rely on to bowl four overs. He can also make a hundred in the middle-order. I know they paid a lot of money for him but I’m sure they’re pretty happy that they did. Unfortunately for them he wasn’t around for the finals. When it comes down to what it came down to on that last ball of the game, not having your X-factor player there, they sadly missed him,” Ponting said.

    “One guy I’m happy to name in the side is Hardik Pandya, the young allrounder from the Mumbai Indians. I’ve had a chance to work a lot with him the last couple of years. He had a dream-start two seasons ago, (but) found things a bit tougher last year. The thing that I liked was when it was his turn to step up and bowl a couple of overs, either with the new ball or towards the back-end of the innings, he was able to do it and do it well. He closed out a couple of games (with the ball) as well. He’s a pretty complete package now.”

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar(26 wickets) and Jaydev Unadkat(24 wickets) make an interesting pair of specialist bowlers. While Bhuvneshwar has had the advantage of bowling in Hyderabad more often, considering it was a slightly bowler-friendly pitch, Unadkat impressed Ponting with his flexibility in varying conditions and particularly his variations.

    While one was the leading wicket taker of the season of the season, the other was not far behind, having played a lower number of games.
    “If you wind the clock back five or six years, this guy (Unadkat) was touted as the next Indian opening bowler in Test cricket, one-day cricket and T20 cricket. He’s got the ability to swing the ball around as we saw through this tournament and he’s got very good slower ball skills as well. He did a terrific job for his team in varying conditions with new ball and old ball, that’s the sort of flexibility you need in your team as far as your fast bowlers are concerned,” the Aussie said of Unadkat.

    His bowling contingent consisted of two leggies, Imran Tahir and Rashid Khan. Ponting pointed out the difference in their economy rate, with Rashid being miserly in his runs while Tahir was slightly expensive, as the difference between the two players. However, both players showed their effectiveness with Rashid ending up with 17 wickets in 14 matches while Tahir claimed 18 in 12 games that he played.

    “I’ve actually named two leg-spinners in the side, one that started the tournament really well (was) Rashid Khan. One thing you see with the spinners – and certainly the good spinners in T20 cricket – is even if they don’t take a lot of wickets, their economy-rate is always quite low,” Ponting said while explaining the selection of Rashid Khan.

    “(Tahir’s) runs-per-over is slightly higher – 7.85 – which is a little on the high side for a top-class spinner in the IPL but … 12 games, 18 wickets (speaks for itself). You know when you bring these leg-spinners on through those middle-overs that they are going to create some opportunities for you and Imran Tahir has been around for a long, long time.”

    source: http://www.sportcafe.in / SportsCafe.in /Home> Cricket> National> News / Sports Cafe Desk / Tuesday – May 23rd, 2017

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    May 22nd, 2017adminRecords, All, Sports

    Chendanda rode on a brace from Olympian Nikkin Thimmaiah to clinch their maiden title in Kodava family hockey tornament on Sunday. In the finals of Biddatanda Cup held at Gen K S Thimayya Stadium at Cheriyaparambu, Chendanda recorded a facile 4-1 win against Paradanda.

    Chendanda took an early lead with team India forward Nikkin Thimmaiah sounding the board in the fifth minute. Nikkin doubled the lead with a fine field goal in the 10th minute. Paradanda pulled one back after Dheeraj Muthanna converted a penalty corner. But Chendanda produced a clinical performance and sealed the deal with a goal each from Chirag and Sonu Ponnamma.

    Chendanda, who lost in the finals of the 2015 edition of the tournament (Kuppanda Cup) against Palanganda, played a percentage game from the word go and made sure to end the title drought in thye coveted tournament. The winners took home a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh and a trophy while Paradanda pocketed a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lkah and Runners-up trophy. As many as 306 teams had enrolled for the 21st edition of the tournament. Of which, 301 teams featured in the hockey festival of Kodavas held for over a month. Six other teams which had made it to last-eight round – Palanganda, Anjaparuvanda, Koothanda, Nellamakkada, Mandepanda and Karineravanda were given Rs 25,000 each.

    Biddatanda family Pattedar Prof Biddatanda C Ponnappa presided over the presentation ceremony. Earlier in the day, the title clash was inaugurated by Lt Col B K Subramani. District-In-charge Minister M R Seetharam, Rajya Sabha member B K Hariprasad, MLCs Veena Acchaiah, Sunil Subramani, MLAs K G Bopaiah, Appacchu Ranjan, Deputy Commissioner Dr Vincent D’Souza and others were present.

    Pandanda M Kuttappa handed over flag to Kulletira who will host the 2018 edition of Kodava family hockey tournament. English Band team of Mysuru and the students of Ninada enthralled the audience with a fine performance. The bike stunts by the Yuvaka Sangha of Bittangala was another attraction.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / Napoklu – DH News Service / May 15th, 2017

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    The world No 14 recently beat her compatriot and doubles partner Dipika Pallikal Karthik to become the first Indian to win the Asian Squash Championship.

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    “It was special.”
    Joshna Chinappa is on a high. Last month, she beat her compatriot and doubles partner Dipika Pallikal 13-15, 12-10, 11-13, 11-4, 11-4 in Chennai to achieve a significant milestone: the first Indian to win the Asian Squash Championship.

    It’s an achievement she has eyed for a long time. “It was something I have wanted to win in my career,” Chinappa told Scroll.in. “There is always added pressure playing at home.”

    Taking the squash world by storm
    It has been an enthralling past 12 months for the 30-year-old. Chinappa broke into the top-10 in July last year and reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship, becoming the second Indian to do so after Pallikal. She lost 6-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8, 3-11 to world No 3 Camille Serme of France in the quarter-final. “My run in the World Championship was fairly good and each match was harder than the first,” said Chinappa. “However, I am really grateful to be doing what I do.”

    In November 2015, Chinappa beat the world No 2 Raneem el Welily. Currently ranked 14th in the world, her recent win has given her the desire to get better. However, she feels that to beat the top players in the world, a lot of work has to be done. “It is not easy just breaking into the top-five,” she said. “We [Indians] can definitely do it. But for that we need more support from the time we start our careers and continued support till we our done playing. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been that way, though it has improved over the past few months.”

    A coach does help
    For a major part of her career, Chinappa travelled to tournaments without a coach. However, with Achraf El Karagui now in her corner, Chinappa seems to have taken her a game a notch higher. “I have worked with some of the best coaches at different stages in my career who have all contributed to my game,” she said. “My dad [Anjan Chinappa] and Ritwik Bhattacharya have been the biggest influences. It’s great to have Achraf as part of our team. He is very committed towards helping us and he understands the game really well. He has been able to add more to my game in the past six months.”

    But has the move come a little too late? “It has been tough to play without a coach in my corner for the most part of my squash career,” she added. “Though, if my teammates are around we help each other. But it is something I got use too. However, it is always nice to have your team be there for your matches.”

    Beating and also playing with Pallikal
    Coming into the Asian Championship, Pallikal had a 3-0 win record against Chinappa. So, for Chinappa to beat Pallikal was an extraordinary feat. “Dipika and I are the only ones on tour from India in the women’s circuit, so it is natural to know each other well,” Chinappa said. “We know each other’s game inside out. We also train together most of the time. I enjoy playing doubles with her and we both love playing for India as a team. It works both ways.”

    However, the duo will team up once again to defend their doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games next year and are also playing together for the Asian Games. “I look forward to playing with Dipika at the CWG and defending our gold medals,” said Chinappa.

    The road ahead
    Following her Asian Championship win, Chinappa is back to the grind and slogging it out as she prepares for the World Doubles Championship in Manchester in August. She is back to training and hopes to stay injury-free for the next two years at least. “I train six days a week, twice a day,” she said. “It is usually a combination of squash, weights and on-court fitness. I have an early start and my day usually ends around 7.30 pm after all the training. I have the world doubles in Manchester in the first week of August. I hope to be injury-free and healthy during the next season.” However, she did not reveal her ultimate goal in the sport. “There are certain things I would like to achieve in my career, but for now it is still a secret,” she said.

    Growth of squash
    Talking about the growth of squash in India, Chinappa, who idolises former athlete PT Usha, said that things are slowly but steadily changing for the better. “Squash has definitely grown a lot more in the past few years,” she said. “The Sports Authority of India, the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, and the Squash Rackets Federation of India have been a lot more supportive in the past two years. There are so many juniors coming up. Of course we can improve the game further, so we can really reach the grassroot level and kids from smaller towns. We need to give them facilities and support their career financially if we want to see more results.”

    We welcome your comments at letters@scroll.in

    source: http://www.thefield.scroll.in / Scroll.in / Home> The Field / by Bibhash Chatterjee / May 17th, 2017

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    May 21st, 2017adminSports

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    Mysuru :

    The manufacturers of Cycle pure agarbattis N R group are sponsoring a golf tournament, titled N R Golf open. The tournament will be held from June 4 at Mercara downs golf club of Madikeri.

    More than 250 participants are expected to take part in more than 7 divisions. Executive Director of Cycle pure agarbattis Arjun Ranga will inaugurate the tournament on June 4. June 1 is the last date for the participants to enroll.

    Registration is invited from the golfers of Mysuru, Bengaluru, Chikkamagaluru, Ooty, and Kodaikanal. (SH)

    source: http://www.citytoday.news / City Today / Home> Mysore / by CT Bureau / May 17th, 2017

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    Bengaluru :

    Specialist doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa, who moved on from long-time playing partner Jwala Gutta last year to pair up with Sikki Reddy, suggested that her game was a lot more dynamic now.

    “It’s good although it’s just been a few months,” said Ashwini, who reached the final of the Syed Modi international champion ship with the Hyderabadi early this year, after the pair finished runners-up in the Welsh Open late last year.

    “It’s different because the two of us have similar games and like playing from the back. Neither of us like rushing to the net because we had partners who played well there. But with the realization that one of us had to take charge, we decided that if I move in, she moves back and vice versa,” the 27-year-old said on the sidelines of the 38th Petroleum Sports Promotion Board championship.

    Ashwini, who also reached the mixed doubles final of the Lucknow event, said that partnering Sumeeth Reddy had sharpened her skills. “Playing mixed doubles was a confidence booster. I have been training for it in the past couple of months and I can see the difference it’s made to my net game. I have a better idea of where the shuttle is going to come from and where it has to be played. In the past, I never got into that area of thinking because Jwala was so good. It’s been a learning process combining with these players,” she said.

    Ashwini said she was targeting improved performances in the Sudirman Cup (May 2128) and Super Series events in Indonesia (June 12-18) and Australia (June 20-25) before setting her sights on next year’s Commonwealth Games and world championships. She said the efforts of doubles coach Tan Kim Her – which included pushing her out of her comfort zone by switching her partners – had made her more determined.

    “It’s important to have a doubles coach who knows his craft. I trust in him,” she said.

    source: http://www.timeofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> Sports> Badminton / May 10th, 2017

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    M.R. Poovamma.

    M.R. Poovamma.

    Rajiv and Neeraj also strike it rich

    M.R. Poovamma clocked 52.66 seconds as she beat Jisna Mathew by one hundredth of a second for the women’s 400 metres gold in the second Indian Grand Prix athletics at the Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

    Arokia Rajiv won the men’s 400m, which was run in three different parts, with a time of 46.94. He was nowhere near the 45.50 mark to meet the qualification standard for the World Championships in August.

    World junior champion and record holder Neeraj Kumar threw the javelin to 80.49m for the gold, comfortably ahead of Abhishek Singh (74.65). The first throw was his best as Neeraj followed up with 75.84, 77.81, 79.29, 79.93 and 79.01.

    Devender Singh, who had clinched the World Championship berth at Patiala with 84.57m, did not compete.

    The results:

    Men: 100m: 1. Amiya Kumar Mallick 10.62s, 2. Safikul Mondal 10.72, 3. Shalin 10.81. 400m: 1. Arokia Rajiv 46.94, 2. Amoj Jacob 47.07, 3. Sachin Roby 47.32. 3000m: 1. G. Lakshmanan 8:11.49, 2. Md. Yunus 8:12.36, 3. Naveen Kumar 8:14.57. 400m hurdles: 1. T. Santhosh Kumar 50.54, 2. M.P. Jabir 51.16, 3. Jithin Paul 51.30.

    Long jump: 1. Ankit Sharma 7.71m, 2. S.E. Samsheer 7.63, 3. Baljidner Singh 7.33. Triple jump: 1. Arpinder Singh 16.19, 2. Praveen 14.96. Discus: 1. Baljinder Singh 53.47, 2. Mithra Varun 49.18, 3. Praveen Kumar Nehra 47.30. Shot put: 1. Saurabh Vij 18.83, 2. Kulwinder Singh 17.38, 3. Jaspal singh 16.48. Javelin: 1. Neeraj Chopra 80.49, 2. Abhishek Singh 74.65, 3. Samarjeet Singh 72.95.

    Women: 100m: 1. Merlin Joseph 11.72s, 2. Reena George 11.85, 3. Himashree Roy 11.92. 400m: 1. M.R. Poovamma 52.66, 2. Jisna Mathew 52.67, 3. Debashree Mazumdar 54.00. 1500m: 1. Chinta Yadav 4:29.95. Long jump: 1. LIksy Joseph 6.24, 2. G. Karthika 6.07, 3. Purnima Hembram 6.01. Discus: 1. Parbati Sethi 43.94. Javelin: 1. Annu Rani 59.75, 2. K. Rashmi 47.38, 3. Runjun Pegu 44.14.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Sport> Athletics / by Special Correspondent / New Delhi – May 11th, 2017

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    Around 4,800 players will participate in Kodava community’s event

    The Kodava community’s craze for hockey is as legendary as their participation in the Indian army.

    This love for the sport is celebrated by the people of Kodagu with an annual hockey festival, where family teams from the community get together to test each other’s dribbling skills.

    This year’s festival will have a special resonance as the organisers are making a bid to enter the Guinness World Records for the most number of participants at a hockey event.

    The festival which started in 1996 with 60 teams will see the participation of 306 hockey family teams this year.

    Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Ramesh, the organizer of the festival, said, “This year, we have more than 300 teams, which means that 4800 players will be articipating. Theirs is a Guinness Record for 4000 players taking part in a tournament. This event will break that record.”

    Ramesh also said that they have already entered the Limca Book of Records in 2004 for participation of more than 281 teams in the festival.

    Speaking about the significance of the event, Ramesh said that it has become a cultural festival for the Kodavas.

    “We never call it a hockey tournament, but we call it a hockey festival. It is the 21st year of the celebrations and it has become a cultural milestone for the Kodavas,” he said.

    About the festival

    * The hockey festival in Kodagu was started by Pandanda Kuttappa and Kashi Brothers at Karada in 1996.

    * Kuttappa and Kashi Brothers also founded the Kodava Hockey Academy in 1997 and continuing to be the founder president for the academy till now.

    * The festival follows the international rules for hockey.

    * It also encourages the participation of women and senior members in the hockey team.

    source: http://www.bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com / Bangalore Mirror / Home> News> States / by Bangalore Mirror Bureau / May 12th, 2017

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    Thalooru side recorded a 16-run win against Parlakoti XI in the finals of Paikera Cup cricket tournament, organised by Kodagu Gowda Yuva Vedike at Gen K S Thimayya Stadium on Sunday.

    Opting to bat first, Thalooru scored 89/7 in 10 overs. In reply, Parlakoti could manage to score only 73 runs in their stipulated overs. The champion Thalooru won cash prize of Rs 50,000 along with a trophy. The runner up Parlakoti won Rs 35,000 along with a trophy. Uluvarana and Dambekodi teams managed to finish third and fourt respectively. They were given a cash prize of Rs 15,000 for featuring in semifinals. Sajan of Parlakoti was adjudged Man of the Series. Vikki of Thalooru won Best Batsman award while Mokshith of Uluvarana team won Best Bowler award. Jithu of Thalooru bagged Best All-rounder award. Gagan of Paikera was given a special award for hitting maximum sixes. A total of 210 family teams had taken part in the tournament.

    Arebhashe Sahitya Academy had organised a variety of cultural programmes during the concluding ceremony. Mysuru Anand and team performed “Hasya lahari” and Mysuru Savan team performed rock music programme.

    DPI, joint director (retd), Kompulira Anand, Devajan Mohan (education), Katrathana Belliappa and Pattada Prabhakar (literature), Cheriyamane Megha Prabhakar, Kuymudi Hani, Chondira Tavan, Merkaje Girish (sports), Bailera Pron-iksha (karate), Kangeera Sathish (cooperation), Pudiyaneravana Rishith Madaiah and Karnayyana Anoopa Cariappa (for designing logo) were felicitated.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DH News Service / Madikeri – May 08th, 2017

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