Indian sports activities information wrap, October 16



ITF Dharwad Males’s World Tennis Tour 2023 begins tomorrow

India’s Digvijay Singh and Asian Video games 2023 silver medallist Ramkumar Ramanathan are seeded third and fourth, respectively, on the ITF 25K Dharwad event.

The primary occasion of the stated males’s World Tennis Tour occasion will start on the Dharwad District Garden Tennis Affiliation courts from Tuesday.

Nick Chappell of the USA has been given the highest billing, whereas Bogdan Bobrov is seeded second.

The occasion marks the primary of 4 worldwide tennis occasions in Karnataka performed below the aegis of Karnataka State Garden Tennis Affiliation, with the next cease being the lads’s event in Davanagere.


1-Nick Chappell (USA); 2-Bogdan Bobrov; 3-Digvijay Singh (IND); 4-Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND); 5-Kazuki Nishiwaki; 6-Florent Bax (FRA); 7-Sidharth Rawat (IND); 8-SD Prajwal Dev (IND).

Outcomes (All Indians besides talked about in brackets; Seedings in pre-fix)
Closing qualifying spherical

1-Vishnu Vardhan Vs. 11-Madhwin Kamath 4-4 (unfinished); 2-Luke Sorensen (AUS) bt 13-Rohan Mehra 6-3, 7-5; 3-Faisal Qamar bt 12-Ha Minh Duc Vu (VIE) 6-3, 7-5; 9-Enrico Giacomini (ITA) bt 4-Jack Karlsson Wistrand (SWE) 6-4, 1-6, 10-6; 5-Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan Vs. 10-Kabir Hans (postponed); Suraj R Prabodh Vs. 14-Yash Yadav (Postponed); Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam Vs. Tushar Madan 1-1 (unfinished); 16-Jagmeet Singh bt Dharmil Shah 7-6 (9), 6-4.

Spherical-1 Qualifiers

14-Yash Yadav bt Mukil Ramanan 6-1, 6-3; 10-Kabir Hans bt Neeraj Yashpaul 6-2, 6-1; 16-Jagmeet Singh bt Thijmen Loof (NED) 6-4, 1-1 (retd); Dharmil Shah bt 8-Mattias Southcombe (GBR) 6-1, 6-2; Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt 7-Chirag Duhan 7-5, 6-4; Tushar Madan bt 15-Sandesh Dattatray Kurale 7-6 (4), 6-2; bt Anurag Agarwal 6-4, 6-2.

– Crew Sportstar


Sharma finishes T-35 at Open de Espana

India’s Shubhankar Sharma completed tied thirty fifth after carding a disappointing 71 within the ultimate spherical of acciona Open de España golf event.

Sharma, who was T-2 after the second spherical following 66-66 on the primary two days, had a tough weekend as he continued his chase to seal his berth within the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Matthieu Pavon powered to a maiden DP World Tour title in wire-to-wire type. The Frenchman arrived at Membership de Campo Villa de Madrid with three runner-up finishes on each the European Problem and DP World Excursions however had by no means received a European Tour group occasion regardless of constant performances.

A type of runner-up finishes was right here 12 months in the past however he all the time seemed like going one higher after a gap 63 and adopted up with rounds of 68-66-64 to get to 23-under and declare an finally convincing victory.

Sharma had one double and one eagle and 16 pars within the ultimate spherical, the place on various events he missed birdie possibilities.

It was per week that might have been means higher as he had two eagles, one every on the primary and ultimate days, however he additionally had two double bogeys, one every on the third and ultimate days.

South African Zander Lombard carded a bogey-free 64 to complete as the closest challenger, one away from England’s Nathan Kimsey and two forward of German Marcel Siem and Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti.

Siem revealed {that a} 61 was the plan all alongside after he carded his lowest DP World Tour spherical by three pictures. In 519 earlier occasions, he had by no means gone decrease than 64, however he had a chip on the final for a 59 in his ten below par effort.

Zanotti was bogey-free with seven birdies in a 64 to take a seat a shot forward of Frenchman Julien Guerrier and English pair Dan Bradbury and Richard Mansell, who carded rounds of 67, 66 and 65, respectively.

Defending champion Jon Rahm ended his week with a 64 to complete at 14-under alongside fellow Spaniard Alfredo Garcia-Heredia, French duo Romain Langasque and Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Scot Ewen Ferguson, Dane Marcus Helligkilde, Kiwi Daniel Hillier, and Finn Kalle Samooja.

– Press Belief of India


Delhi Polo season to open with Quarter Grasp Normal

Among the finest riders might be in motion within the Delhi Polo season for the subsequent seven weeks on the Jaipur Polo floor and Military Equestrian Centre.

The season will open with Quarter Grasp Normal (QMG) polo championship, adopted by the Bhopal-Pataudi Cup. There might be two 14-goal occasions, Indian Masters and Sir Pratap Singh Cup thereafter.

The opposite common tournaments will characteristic alongside the way in which, for a complete of 11 occasions, concluding with the 8-goal Baroda Cup.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Nehru sub-junior event: Amit Patel hat-trick guides Ashwini Sports activities Academy to win

Amit Patel scored three targets in guiding Ashwini Sports activities Academy, Coorg, to a 5-4 victory over Authorities Increased Secondary Faculty, Nirwa, Hanumangarh, within the Steelbird fortieth Nehru sub-junior hockey event on the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

Shashank Kumar and Gaurav Kumar Yadav scored the opposite targets for the winner. Sumit Kumar, Narender, Mohit and Vipin Swami discovered the goal for the Rajasthan group.

The outcomes (league)

Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Bankner, 2 (Shiva 2) drew with Gautam Public Faculty, Ahmadnagar, 2 (Shaikh Shoaib Mujib, Vijay Deore).

Ashwini Sports activities Academy, Coorg, 5 (Amit Patel 3, Shashank Kumar, Gaurav Kumar Yadav) bt Authorities HSS, Nirwa, Hanumangarh, 4 (Sumit Kumar, Narender, Mohit, Vipin Swami).

Moti Lal Nehru Faculty of Sports activities, Rai, 4 (Tarun 2, Jayant Vatsal, Varun) bt Holy World Public Faculty, Batala, 1 (Ishaandeep Singh).

Royal Worldwide SSS, Charkhi Dadri, 10 (Rahul 2, Dipender, Karan, Poras, Nikhil, Khushal, Aditya, Jora Singh, Jitin) bt St. Agnes Inter Faculty, Dehra Dun.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Punjab blanks Bengal in Santosh Trophy

Punjab blanked former 32-time champion West Bengal 3-0 in a Group ‘B’ match of the 77 th Santosh Trophy Nationwide soccer championship at Banga on Monday.

With that outcome, Bengal fell to the fourth spot with 5 factors (1 win, 2 attracts, 1 loss) within the group and is now out of the race for a final-phase berth.

Delhi, which beat Ladakh 3-1, is on prime of the six-team Group ‘B’ with 10 factors whereas Odisha (9 factors) climbed to the second rung after blanking Haryana 2-0. Punjab is within the third spot within the group with six factors.

Group B outcomes (league):

Punjab 3 (Mohammed Asif Khan 21, Akashdeep Singh 48, Sukhmanpreet Singh 88) bt West Bengal 0 

Delhi 3 (Neeraj Bhandari 29, Dishant Negi 62, Jaideep Singh 86) bt Ladakh 1 (Abid Ali 19) 

Odisha 2 (Harjinder Singh 44, Dinabandhu Das 48) bt Haryana 0

Stan Ryan


Sanam Sekhon, hailed because the drift champ of India, dominated proceedings on the inaugural JK Tyre Drift Problem as he swept unopposed to victory in two out of three classes on the nation’s first-ever official drifting competitors. The seasoned Mudit Grover additionally completed on the rostrum in all three classes of the competitors.

Sekhon seemed poised and in management as he slithered his specially-prepped Lexus GS 300 sideways across the corners, and Mudit, in his BMW E46, showcased his spectacular expertise on the twisting drift observe on the Buddh Worldwide Circuit in a masterful show of tyre-smoking automobile management.

One of the cars participating at the inaugural JK Tyre Drift Challenge.

One of many vehicles collaborating on the inaugural JK Tyre Drift Problem.
| Picture Credit score:
Particular Association


One of many vehicles collaborating on the inaugural JK Tyre Drift Problem.
| Picture Credit score:
Particular Association

The Chandigarh-based driver received the D1 class with a whopping haul of 744 factors, along with his closest rival Jugraj Singh Bhurjee, driving a BMW M3, solely selecting up a rating of 476. Mudit, with 286 factors, sealed third in his BMW E46.

Sekhon scored 460 factors to additionally win the D2 class with Mudit (262 factors) and Mugdha Grover, driving the Mercedes C200 Okay, (156 factors) finishing the rostrum.

His hopes of finishing an unbeaten run, nevertheless, had been dashed with Mudit beating him to victory with 700 factors to Sekhon’s 636, with Samyak Kapoor on 281 factors a distant third.

Factors had been awarded by a three-member knowledgeable panel of worldwide judges comprising Taniguchi Atsushi from Japan, Tanakorn Lertyaovarit from Thailand and India’s personal drift knowledgeable Alistair Woodham.

Drivers had been judged on a number of parameters together with line, angle, type and pace.

The three classes – D1, D2 and Open – had been differentiated by tyre width. Automobiles competing within the D1 class had been working on tyres that had been 215-255mm extensive. The utmost permitted tyre width within the D2 class was 205mm, whereas all opponents, whatever the width of their tyres had been eligible for the Open class.

Drifting is a motorsport self-discipline that rewards talent, precision, and automobile management over outright pace. It includes drivers throwing their vehicles right into a slide and utilizing oversteer to go sideways by a nook at pace.

– Crew Sportstar



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