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Judoka Avtar makes Rio Games cut

sports Updated: Jun 05, 2016 08:46 IST

NEW DELHI: Top Indian judoka Avtar Singh has qualified for the Rio Olympic Games in the under 90kg category, the national federation said on Saturday. As per the list released by the International Judo Federation, Avtar has qualified for the Rio Olympic under the continental quota. Avtar, who hails from Gurdaspur in Punjab, is presently working with the Punjab Armed Police.


DARWIN: The Indian women’s team returned empty-handed from the four-nation invitational tournament here after losing 1-2 to Japan in the bronze medal play-off match on Saturday.

Vandan Katariya scored the first goal in the 37th minute following a long cross field drive from Deepika. Japan equalised soon through Motomi Kawamura and then took the lead in the 42nd minute through Minami Shimizu.


AZERBAIJAN : Grandmaster P Harikrishna played out an easy draw with Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan in the eighth round of Shamkir International chess tournament here.

The biggest news of the day was Fabiano Caruana losing to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of United States.

Caruana lost with white, leaving Anish Giri to join him as leader with 5.5 points and Mamedyarov second.

First Published: Jun 05, 2016 08:46 IST