Monday, February 9, 2015

Purvasha, Saketh-Vishnu bag gold - The School of power tennis

Feb 09 2015 : The Times of India (Hyderabad)
Purvasha, Saketh-Vishnu bag gold

Isaiah Pips Kranti To Claim Bronze Medal
Asian Games goldmedal winning archer Rajat Chauhan of Rajasthan prevailed over his India teammate Abhishek Verma of Delhi to win the gold medal in the men's compound archery event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday .In an all-Telangana fight, Isaiah Sanam prevailed over D Kranti Kumar 143-140 to pick up the bronze.
The women's compound gold was won by Andhra Pradesh's Purvasha Shende, who was a member of the Indian bronze-medal winning side at the Incheon Asian Games.Shende defeated her India teammate Trisha Deb, who also won an individual bronze at Incheon, 144-142 in the semifinal.
Rajat picked up two more medals as he led Rajasthan to gold in mixed team event and silver in men's team event.While they won against Punjab in the former event, they lost to the same opposition in the latter.
The compound women's team event was won by Arunachal Pradesh.
In Thiruvananthapuram, the tennis action wound up with Tamil Nadu's Ramkumar Ramanathan clinching the men's singles gold by beating state-mate Sriram Balaji 6-2 6-4.
The men's doubles gold was bagged by Saketh Myneni and Vishnu Vardhan after they rallied to beat Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Vijay Natarajan 6-7 6-3 11-9.
The women's title went to Gujarat's Ankita Raina, who staved off Maharashtra girl Prarthana Thombare 7-5 6-3.
It was a golden double for Ankita as she along with Eetee Maheta ended numero uno in women's doubles, getting the better of Telangana's Nidhi Chilumula and Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-2 6-1.
In Thrissur, Punjab's Smit Singh clinched the men's skeet gold on the final day of shotgun competitions at the Police Academy shooting range.
Smit shot 112 to qualify for the final in fourth position be hind Chhattisgarh's Parampal Singh Guron (117) and Mairaj Ahmad Khan (115) of Uttar Pradesh.
The Punjab shooter scored 14 to finish second behind Mairaj (15) in the semifinal. However, in the ensuing gold medal match, Smit pipped his rival 14-13 to climb the top of the podium.
Smit's teammate Angad Bajwa, who also shot 112 in qualifying, made it to the bronze medal match after scoring 13 in the semis. He sealed the medal by out-scoring Indrajeet Sikdar (112) 14-11 in the playoff.
In the cycling competition being conducted near the Ko valam beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Rutuja Satpute of Maharashtra won the 28km Individual Time Trial Road Race for women gold by clocking 46 min 49.145 sec.
The silver and bronze went to host state Kerala's kitty through Krishnendhu T Krishna (48:07.961) and Mahitha Mohan (48:20.357).
In the men's 126km Road Mass Start, Haryana's Pankaj Kumar snatched the gold by fraction of a second after clocking 3 hr 22 min 04.471 sec, followed by Karanataka's N Lokesh (03:22:04.512). Maharashtra's Abhinandan Bhosale (03:22:04.797) settled for the bronze in this event.