HS Prannoy and men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran positioned up amazing performances. Still, they couldn’t prevent Singapore from ekeing out a slender 3-2 win over India in a set B healthy of the Asia Mixed Team Championships in Hong Kong on Wednesday. India didn’t have an excellent start to the five-fit tie as the mixed doubles pair of MR Arjun and Rutaparna Panda misplaced 16-21, 13-21 to Danny Bawa, Chrisnanta, and Tan Wei Han in the starting healthy. However, in 2018 anta.
The onus to wrap up the tie then falls on the young shoulders of Assamese wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha. The National Championships bronze medallist fought bravely before going down 21-17, 12-21, 16-21 to World No. 32 Yeo Jia Min in a thrilling women’s singles health. In the final rubber of the tie, the Indian ladies’ doubles pair of Arathi Sara Sunil and Panda positioned up a gritty show of grit; however, it was no longer sufficient as Putri Sari Dewi Citra and Lim Ming Hui prevailed 22-24, 21-15, 21-sixteen win in one hour and 9 minutes.
With a maximum of the pinnacle Indian stars, consisting of Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth, rested beforehand of next week’s India Open, the contingent had a tough task this tournament wherein they misplaced inside the region-finals within the preceding edition. With this loss, India is located at the bottom of Group B, trailing Chinese Taipei and Singapore. India subsequently tackles Chinese Taipei in a need-to-win encounter on Thursday.
Kashyap progresses in France Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and Mithun Manjunath entered the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals of the $75,000 Orleans Masters BWF Tour Super one hundred tournaments in Orleans, France, on Wednesday. Sixth seed Kashyap defeated Italy’s Rosario Maddaloni 21-15 21-17 to install a clash with Japan’s Koki Watanabe, while Mithun beat fellow Indian Siddharth Pratap Singh 21-18 21-sixteen in any other suit.
In ladies’ singles, Mugdha Agrey overcame stiff resistance from compatriot Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli before winning 21-16 20-22 21-13 to input the remaining sixteen additionally. She will face Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland, who ended India’s Vaidehi Choudhari 21-sixteen 21-19. The mixed doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and Kuhoo Garg defeated Germany’s Jan Colin Volker and Eva Janssens 21-18, 21-19, even as the Indo-Malaysian mixture of Tarun Kona and Lim Khim Wah beat Algeria’s Mohamed Abderrahime Belarbi and Adel Hamek 21-sixteen 21-15 to make it to the pre-quarters. Vrushali Gummadi additionally bowed out, losing eleven-21 12-21 to Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova, while Kuhoo and Saili Rane fought tough before dropping 20-22, 14-21 to Germany’s mixture of Annabella Jager and Stine Kuspert within the women’s doubles.
Ahead of the wrestling danger in Panipat, Gursharan Preet Kaur needed to determine whether or not to compete on the occasion, which had complete prize money of Rs 1 crore, or attend her brother’s marriage on March 23. After tons of deliberation, the Punjab wrestler determined to pass the marriage. The trip to Panipat turned into worth it in greater methods than one as she received the very last of the ladies’ seventy-two kg class, defeating national champion Kiran 5-1. She becomes offered Rs 10 lakh for winning the gold medal.
Her bouts, such as the very last, were one-sided, and barring one, she gained all her attacks through technical superiority. “Even if there has been no cash, I would have come,” Kaur stated after the very last. “But I wanted to return to the struggle. I have neglected the sport for too lengthy.” The 35-year-old is returning to the game after being away for seven years, having closely competed at an inter-police competition in 2012. Her face wears a worn-out look due to the normal grind at the mat and partially due to working the fields in her village…