The Indian Olympic Association on Saturday condoled the death of its former President B Sivanthi Adityan, saying the country has lost an able sports administrator.
"The sporting fraternity will miss his guidance," acting IOA president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said in a condolence message. "I have lost a personal friend whose advise I always valued," Malhotra added.
Adityan, who was also the president of the Volleyball Federation of India, died in Chennai yesterday after prolonged illness. He is survived by wife, a son and a daughter.
Malhotra recalled his old association with Adityan saying the former IOA chief was always keen to help the sportspersons and wanted India to emerge as a force in the International arena.
Chanu wins Asian Judo bronze
Angom Anita Chanu opened India's account at the senior Asian Judo Championships in Bangkok by clinching a bronze medal on the first day of the event. She defeated the judokas from Korea, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Chanu, an Arjuna awardee, is showing good results after a long gap. In the year 2003, she had won a bronze medal in the Asian Judo championships in Korea.
Zimbabwe thrash Bangladesh
Harare: Zimbabwe eased to a 335 run win in the first Test with Bangladesh on Saturday on the fourth day.
The hosts largely had captain Brendan Taylor to thank as his second century of the match, ending 102 not out, ensured the tourists faced a daunting target of 483 to chase.