Manjeet Singh won silver at the third China Open boxing after going down to local lad Akepeer Yusuf in the final of the super heavyweight (+91kg), in Guiyang. Making his international debut, the 21-year-old put up a sterling show in what was a fight to the finish. Indians overall won one silver and three bronze medals.
New Delhi: Paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai's surge in the men's doubles of the Japan Open ended Saturday after the pair lost their quarterfinal to local pair of Jin Ueda and Maharu Yoshimura, in Yokohama. They went down in three straight sets 6-11, 6-11, 9-11. In the men's singles, Achantha Sharath Kamal lost 0-4 to Liqin Wang, world number nine from China.
Bolt wins 100m title
Kingston: Usain Bolt won the 100m in 9.94s at the Jamaican Athletics Championships to qualify for August’s world championships. Tyson Gay clocked year’s fastest 100m, clocking 9.75s at the US trials for the world championships.
Indian eves beat Chile
Rotterdam: Indian hockey eves eked out a hard-fought 2-1 win over lower-ranked Chile in a playoff match to avoid the wooden-spoon and finish seventh in the FIH World League Round 3. The Indian men’s team will face Spain Sunday in the fifth-sixth place playoff match.
Allan dies at Le Mans
Le Mans: Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after crashing at the Le Mans 24 Hours in France on Saturday, the first fatality during the famous race for 27 years. The 34-year-old, driving an Aston Martin, spun into the barriers on lap three after 10 minutes. He died at the hospital soon after arrival ‘due to his injuries,’ organisers said.