World Below-20 Championships – Silver for India in Blended Relay
At a time when the nation is struggling to subject relay groups for the majors, Indian juniors gained a historic 4x400m medley relay silver on the World Below-20 Athletics Championships in Cali, Colombia on Wednesday evening .
The staff consisting of Barath Sridhar, Priya H. Mohan, Kapil and Rupal Chaudhary placed on a combat present. Rupal, the anchor leg runner, gave USA a little bit of a scare earlier than India clinched the silver in a brand new Asian under-20 document time of three:17.76s (outdated document: Three:19.62 clocked in earlier heats). The USA was seven-hundredths of a second quicker (Three:17.69) as they took gold, whereas Jamaica took bronze in Three:19.98.
It was the quickest time by an Indian staff in virtually three years and a lot better than the time clocked by the Indian quartet of Muhammed Anas, V. Revathi, V. Subha and Arokia Rajiv ultimately 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics (Three:19.93 ).
It was additionally the nation’s first relay silver medal at a world championships and three of the Cali runners – Barath, Priya and Kapil – have been in motion in India’s earlier finest, a bronze on the identical occasion in final 12 months. Below 20 World Cup in Nairobi.
By the way, Rupal (52.50s, first in her choice) and Priya (52.56, second in her warmth) additionally certified within the ladies’s 400m semi-finals in Cali.
Different Indian outcomes
Girls: 100m: Avantika Narale (sixth warmth, 11.89s), Sudeshna Shivankar (seventh warmth, 12.12s). 800m: Ashakiran Barla (fifth in semi-final, 15th total, 2:06.86s).
400m hurdles: Simmy (seventh, warmth, 1:02.58s).
– Stan Ryan
AITA Tennis Match: Chandana knocks out second seed Sachi
Chandana Potugari ousted Sachi Sharma 6-1, Zero-6, 6-Four within the women’ quarterfinals of the Rs 100,000 AITA ladies’s tennis match. from Joygaon Academy on Wednesday.
Within the semifinals, Chandana will play Sahira Singh, who defeated fifth seed Shefali Arora in three units.
The opposite semi-final might be between Prathiba Narayan and Paavni Paathak.
Prathiba Narayan bt Poorvi Bhatt 6-1, 6-Three; Paavni Paathak bt Riya Uboveja 1-6, 7-6(Three), 6-2; Sahira Singh bt Shefali Arora 6-1, 6-7(Four), 6-1; Chandana Potugari bt Sachi Sharma 6-1, Zero-6, 6-Four.
– Kamesh Srinivasan