Youth Olympics: Prannoy wins silver, Yuki reaches final
Shuttler Prannoy Hasina Sunilkumar became the second Indian to win a silver at the Youth Olympics while Yuki Bhambri reached the boys singles tennis final in Singapore today.india Updated: Aug 19, 2010 22:40 IST
Shuttler Prannoy Hasina Sunilkumar became the second Indian to win a silver at the Youth Olympics while Yuki Bhambri reached the boys singles tennis final in Singapore on Thursday.
Sunil's dream run was halted by Pisit Poodchalat of Thailand who beat him 21-15, 21-16 in the badminton final of the boys singles at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Woman wrestler Pooja Dhanda had on Monday won the first silver medal for India.
Yuki is just a step away from Youth Olympics glory as he beat Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in a tightly contested semi-final. He plays Juan Sebastian Gomez of Columbia in the final.
The only good news in athletics came through Durgesh Kumar who topped Heat 2 of the boys 400m qualifications.
It was an ordinary day for India in swimming. Aaron Agnel D'Souza showed promise in the youth men’s 100m Heat 5 by securing a fourth place in the morning. But he couldn’t replicate the performance in the semifinals and finished fifth to bow out of the competition.
Arhatha Magavi finished eighth in the women’s 100m freestyle and failed to qualify for the next stage.
The Indian basketball team suffered its third consecutive loss in the competition after losing to New Zealand in a Group A preliminary match of the boys event. The team earlier lost to Puerto Rico and Germany.
First Published: Aug 19, 2010 22:39 IST