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Indian sports news wrap, December 3: Abhinav Choudhary wins rapid fire pistol gold at National Championships

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Here are all the major updates, results and developments from the world of Indian sports on Sunday, December 3.

WEIGHTLIFTING

Chandrika, Gyaneshwari win titles

Chandrika Tarafdar won the 45kg title and Gyaneshwari Yadav claimed the 49kg crown in the Asmita Khelo India women’s weightlifting championships in Kolkata on Sunday.

Chandrika totalled 159kg, while Gyaneshwari aggregated 172kg.

THE RESULTS

45kg: 1. Chandrika Tarafdar (WB) snatch 68kg, clean and jerk 91kg, total 159kg; 2. Rekha Moni Gogoi (Asm) 53kg, 67kg, 120kg; 3. Sandiya Gungli (Aru) 48kg, 68kg, 116kg.

49kg: 1. Gyaneshwari Yadav (Cht) 79kg, 93kg, 172kg; 2. Jhilli Dalabehera (Odi) 74kg, 90kg, 164kg; 3. Sanju Devi (Man) 70kg, 87kg, 157kg.

-Y.B. Sarangi

BASKETBALL

Tamil Nadu beats Chhattisgarh at National championships

Tamil Nadu beat Chhattisgarh 77-70 in a group-B league match of the women’s section in the 73rd National basketball championship at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana on Sunday.

The championship was inaugurated by the Minister of Sports and Youth Services of Punjab, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer.

THE RESULTS (LEAGUE)
Men: Group-A

Punjab 99 (Kanwar Gurbaj Singh 15, Mandeep Singh 3, Manjot Singh 13, Amritpal Singh 11) bt Telangana 38 (Billa Mathew Abraham 10).

Rajasthan 78 (Ashish Trivedi 26, Mahaveer 17, Piyush Meena 17, Lokendra Singh 10) bt Madhya Pradesh 75 (Rajesh Tiwari 20).

Men: Group-B

Railways 115 (Amarendra Naik 32, Sahil Kalyan 20, Jevannatesh 17, Santhosh Mani 12) bt Gujarat 66 (Dhavan Joshi 28).

Women: Group-A

Railways 73 (Madhu Kumari 18, Harshitha KB 10) bt Karnataka 27.

Tamil Nadu 77 (K Sathya 17, Sruthi 12, J Iswarya 10) bt Chhattisgarh 70 (Divyani Ganewa 19, NIsha Kashyap 15, Riya Pramod 12).

Women: Group-B

Kerala 73 (Sreekala R 23, Aneesh Cletus 18, Grima Merlin Varghese 13) bt Delhi 61 (Raspreeth Sidhu 26, Fatima 12).

– Kamesh Srinivasan

SHOOTING

Abhinav Choudhary wins rapid fire pistol gold at Nationals

Abhinav Choudhary beat Ankur Goel 30-26 to clinch the gold medal in the 25-metre rapid fire pistol event, in the National shooting Championships at the Madhya Pradesh Academy in Bhopal on Sunday.

The 16-year-old Abhinav had topped qualification with 584. He was consistent right through the eight 4-second series in the final, shooting 3s and 4s apart from a perfect 5.

Arpit Goel won the bronze medal ahead of Sahil Dudhane, Vijayveer Sidhu and Olympian Gurpreet Singh.

In the junior final, Vijayveer Sidhu beat Olympic quota winner Anish Bhanwala 28-25 for the gold. Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu won the bronze ahead of Sameer Gulia and Dudhane, while Abhinav ended sixth.

THE RESULTS
25m rapid fire pistol

Men: 1. Abhinav Chouhary 30 (584); 2. Ankur Goel 26 (579); 3. Arpit Goel 21 (579).

Juniors: 1. Vijayveer Sidhu 28 (579); 2. Anish Bhanwala 25 (578); 3. Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu 20 (576).

– Kamesh Srinivasan

HOCKEY

RSPB wins Nehru women’s tournament

Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) beat Sports Authority of India (SAI), Sonipat, 4-2 in the final of the SNBP 2nd Nehru women’s hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.

The champion RSPB team with the Nehru women’s hockey trophy
in Delhi on Sunday.

The champion RSPB team with the Nehru women’s hockey trophy
in Delhi on Sunday.
| Photo Credit:
Special Arrangement

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The champion RSPB team with the Nehru women’s hockey trophy
in Delhi on Sunday.
| Photo Credit:
Special Arrangement

Preeti Dubey of the Railways team, who scored one of the four goals in the final, was adjudged ‘best player of the match’. The Saiyid Hamid fair-play trophy was presented to the SAI, Sonipat, team. The champion team was presented with Rs. 1,00,000. The runner-up was given Rs.50,000.

THE RESULTS (FINAL)

RSPB 4 (Preeti Dubey, Lalrindiki, Karishma Yadav, Bharti Saroha) bt SAI, Sonipat, 2 (Ritika Gahlot, Nidhi).

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