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Kashyap lights up disappointing day
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
London, July 28, 2012
First Published: 15:18 IST(28/7/2012)
Last Updated: 22:08 IST(29/7/2012)
Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap in action against Belgium's Tan Yuhan during their first round match at the Olympic Games in London. PTI Photo

Olympic debutant shuttler Parupalli Kashyap began his campaign in style, getting the better of Belgium’s Yuhan Tan 21-14, 21-12 in a Group D match at the Wembley Arena on Saturday.

Kashyap’s win came after teammates Jwala Gutta and V Diju lost their opening group mixed doubles match to Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsi 16-21, 12-21. Diju and Jwala will now have to win their remaining two group matches to qualify.

They face Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark on Sunday, a pair that defeated them in both their previous meetings.

Sawarn in repechage

In rowing, Sawarn Singh Virk failed to qualify for the quarters of the men’s single sculls after he finished fifth with a timing of 6:54.04 in heat 1. The Indian, however, has qualified for the repechage to keep hopes alive.

Pugilist Shiva Thapa (18) made a first-round exit in the men’s 56kg after he was given a severe beating by Mexico’s Oscar Valdez Fierro. He lost 9-14.


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