Maharashtra player, Ravi Vasave’s performance was adjudged the best in the tournament and he was given the prestigious Bharat Award.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra player, Ravi Vasave’s performance was adjudged the best in the tournament and he was given the prestigious Bharat Award.(HT Photo)

Pune sports tracker: Maha, Odisha claim sub-jr kho kho titles

Boys’ team from Maharashtra won the finals defeating Odisha by eight points and an innings; The Odisha girls’ on the other hand emerged victorious
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 03:50 PM IST

PUNE A summit clash between Maharashtra and Odisha in both boys and girls categories ended with both states winning a title each as the action-packed week-long 30th Kho Kho Sub-Junior National Championships ended at Albert Ekka Kho Kho Stadium, Hotwar in Ranchi on Sunday.

The boys’ team from Maharashtra won the finals defeating Odisha by eight points and an inning to defend their crown. The Odisha girls’ on the other hand emerged victorious as they sent the defending champions back home with a close seven-point win. Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh finished third and fourth in the boys category, whereas the third and fourth place in the girls category was shared by Karnataka and hosts Jharkhand, respectively. Talented Maharashtra player, Ravi Vasave’s performance was adjudged the best in the tournament and he was awarded the prestigious Bharat Award, while Odisha’s Ananya Pradhan fetched the Eklavya Award for her all-round performance.

FA to introduce new courses in India

Pune: Bharati Vidyapeeth, in joint collaboration with The English Football Association (FA) UK, have scheduled new FA courses at the Abhijeet Kadam Football Development Centre (AKFDC).

Les Howie, Head of Grasroots Delivery, Football Association Education, Technical Directorate of The FA Group England, announced the FA Courses for India.

FA Coaches from the English Football Association will visit Bharati Vidyapeeth Abhijeet Kadam Football Development Center in November 2019 for delivering the FA courses.

The benefit of completing the international coaching course at AKFDC will be considered as competent and technically fit for the FA Level 1 coach.

The Director of AKFDC, Kuldeep Gaikwad, informed that courses will be open to students who have cleared SSC / HSC with compulsory 50% English language. Foreign national can also take on the courses but will have to submit the attested copy of passport and visa apart from the other mandatory requirements.

District table tennis:Neil Mulye, Aditya Jori scored upsets

Pune: Neil Mulye and Aditya Jori scored biggest upset and breath a place in the semi-final round in Junior boy’s category of the 5th Five Star District Ranking Table Tennis Tournament 2019, which will be played at Club Solaris’s Mayur Colony courts on Thursday.

In the Junior boy’s sections, Aditya Jori registered biggest upset defeating Seed number 3, Saai Bagate in hard fought match. Aditya beat Saai by 9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6. Seed number 5 Neil Mulye, also scored upset win. Neil scored win against seed number 4, Pranav Abdalwar by 11-9, 11-6, 4-11, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9.

In the same junior age group, Sanat Jain manage to win against Jay Pendse by 11-9, 10-12, 11-9, 13-11, 6-11, 11-8. Second seed Shriyash Bhosale out played seed no. 7 Vedang Joshi by 11-6,11-7,11-6,11-5 and completed the semi final line-up.

In the girl’s section Top seeded Pritha Vartikar, second seeded Swapnali Narle, third seeded Siddhi Achrekar and fourth seeded Dhanashree Pawar scored wins against their opponents and entered in the semi-final round.


Junior Boys Singles (Under 18 Years): Pre-Quarter Final round:

Jay Pendse bt S-8 Bhargav Chakradev 11-9, 6-11, 5-11, 11-8,11-9;

S-5 Neil Mulye bt Aadi Frank Agarwal 11-8,6-11,11-7,11-5;

S-4 Pranav Abdalwar bt Samyak Motling 12-10, 11-5, 11-6;

S-3 Saai Bagate bt Athang Sagar 11-2,11-4,11-1;

Aditya Jori bt S-6 Mihir Thombre 11-7,8-11,11-8,7-11,13-11;

S-7 Vedang Joshi bt Vasu Agarwal 11-8,11-3,12-10;

S-2 Shriyash Bhosale bt Aryan Kale 11-2,11-7,11-5;


Sanat Jain bt Jay Pendse 11-9, 10-12, 11-9, 13-11, 6-11, 11-8;

S-5 Neil Mulye bt S-4 Pranav Abdalwar 11-9,11-6,4-11,11-2,8-11,11-9;

Aditya Jori bt S-3 Saai Bagate 9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6;

S-2 Shriyash Bhosale bt S-7 Vedang Joshi 11-6,11-7,11-6,11-5;

Junior Girls Singles (Under 18 Years):

S-1 Pritha Vartikar bt Tanvi Shirolikar 11-3,11-2,11-3

S-5 Vaishnavi Deoghade bt Mayuri Thombre 11-7,11-9,9-11,14-12

S-4 Dhanashree Pawar bt Urvi Shah 11-4,11-1,11-4

S-3 Siddhi Achrekar bt Preeti Salunkhe 6-11,11-8,17-15,11-9

S-6 Radhika Sakpal bt Titiksha Pawar 11-4,11-3,11-6

S-7 Prutha Achrekar bt Pooja Jorwar 12-10,11-8,12-14,11-5

S-2 Swapnali Narle bt Aarya Aykar 11-4,11-5,11-2


S-1 Pritha Vartikar bt Juee Deshpande 11-1, 11-1, 11-2, 11-1;

S-4 Dhanashree Pawar bt S-5 Vaishnavi Deoghade 5-11,11-7,9-11,11-7,11-6,11-9;

S-3 Siddhi Achrekar bt S-6 Radhika Sakpal 13-11,11-7,11-13,12-10,11-7;

S-2 Swapnali Narle bt S-7 Prutha Achrekar 11-9,11-9,11-8,11-7;

Tanya Ahuja, Aparajita Singh, Shruti Mane claim school squash titles

Pune: Tanya Ahuja, Aparajita Singh and Shruti Mane claimed titles in their respective age groups at the Divisional School squash championship, organised by the Sports and Youth Services, government of Maharashtra, and Pune Squash Racket Association, at the David Lloyd Club, Wakad, on Monday.

In the girls under-14 category Tanya Ahuja of St. Mary’s School bagged an 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 win over Gayatri Sontake of Shri Wardhaman Vidyalaya, Walchandnagar.

Aparajita Singh of Indus International School, Pune, won in the girls under-17 category trouncing Sandhya Dhangeswami of Shri Veertapaswi Chandravir Shivacharya High School 12-10, 11-5, 11-9.

In the girls under-19 category Shruti Mane of Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce emerged victorious over Samruddhi Kadam of Gandhinatha Rangji English Medium School, Solapur 9-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8 to claim the title.

The top five players from the event have been selected for the state school squash championship.

Half marathon has athletes running the water conservation message

Pune: Pune Road Runners, Avrom Sports and HDFC Bank Unite joined hands to spread the message of water conservation with a half-marathon scheduled on Sunday, October 13. The HDFC Unite Pune half-marathon will begin from Pune Rural Police Ground on Pashan Road at 5 am with the participants propagating a message of water conservation, said Dr Vivek Billampelly of Pune Road Runners, at a media conference to announce the half-marathon. Also present on the occasion were Manoj Thakur, Rakesh Kumar Relan of HDFC Bank Unite and Rohit Roy of Pune Road Runners. The run is being organised over three distances - 21km, 10km and six km. The 6-km run will begin from the Police Ground and head on to Baner road to Hotel Green Park, will turn at Hotel Bhairavi and finish at Abhimanshree.

The 10km run will also take the same route on Baner road, passing Veritas, will turn back from Dutt Mandir and end at the police ground. The 21km half-marathon will take the same route till Veritas, turn left on Baner-Pashan Link road to reach NCL and Pashan chowk before ending at the starting point.

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