With their eyes firmly set ona berth in next year’s World Cup, Indian eves started the eighth Asia Cup hockey tournament campaign on a rollicking note, spanking minnows Hong Kong 13-0 in their opening Pool A match here on Saturday.
India’s Greco-Roman wrestlers
Budapest: India’s Greco-Roman grapplers Ravinder Singh, Harpreet Singh and Hardeep failed to make an impact at the World Wrestling Championships as they crashed out in the penultimate day of the tournament. While Ravinder lost in the pre-quarterfinal of the 60kg category, Harpreet (84kg) and Hardeep (96kg) lost in their opening bouts.
Golden double for Chitra and Afzal
Kozhikode: Kerala athletes PU Chitra and Mohammed Afzal Saturday brought cheers to the Indian camp by clinching a golden double each in the Asian School Track and Field Championship, at Kuala Lumpur. Chitra won the 1500m to add to the 3000m gold, while Afzal’s 1500m added to his 800m.
Two disgruntled boxers warned
New Delhi: Boxers Dinesh Kumar and Praveen Kumar, who had alleged manipulation in the World Championship trials, were Saturday let off with warnings by the Indian Boxing Federation, but former national champion Dilbag Singh was summoned before the disciplinary committee on September 30.