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India win second place in Asian Archery Championship
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 10
The Indian team finished second in the Asian Archery Championship held at Yangon, Myanmar.

Korea won the team titles in the men’s and women’s section while India finished second in the men’s section and China took the second slot in the women’s section.

The Indian men lifted the silver when Korea beat them by 251-248 in the final. In the semi-final, India defeated China 248-246.

In the women’s section, India lost to Chinese Taipei in the bronze medal shoot out. Korea and China bagged the gold and silver respectively.

The leading scorers for India in the men’s section were Satyadev Prasad (1324), Tarundeep Rai (1319) and Viswas (1306) while in the women’s section, Dola Banerjee (1319), Chakrovolu Swuro (1316) and V Chanu (1286) came out triumphant.

All India Sports Council president Vijay Kumar Malhotra, who is also the president of the Archery Association of India, hailed the fine display by the Indian archers in the 13th Asian Championship (FITA Round) and felt that it was an encouraging sign in the run up to India’s preparation for the Olympic Games.

Prof Malhotra said the archery squad were given a rousing welcome at the Kolkata airport on their arrival on Monday.


Lovepreet stars in Jalandhar’s big victory
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New Delhi, November 10
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar crushed Shri Oswal Jain Senior Secondary School, Alwar 13-2, after leading by 6-1 at half time, to qualify for the quarter-final of the Nehru Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

Striker Lovepreet Singh was in terrific scoring form, slotting in six goals, including a hattrick. He opened the scoring in the second minute, and then went on to add the fifth, off a penalty stroke, the eighth, ninth, tenth and 12th goals.

Ranjodh Singh also put on a brilliant display, scoring five goals, but no hattrick, while Deepak Sharma accounted for a brace. Amit Yadav and Abhay Naruka scored the goals for Oswal School.

Government Model School, Chandigarh defeated SGPS Academy, Bhaini Sahib 5-4 to book their berth in the quarter-final.

In a see-saw match, Bhaini Sahib hit back to lock the scores at 1-1, then lead 2-3, and again came from behind to equalise at 3-3 and 4-4 before Sandeep Singh clinched the issue for Chandigarh with a fine field goal in the 46th minute. He had also scored the fourth goal to put the winners ahead by 4-3. The other goals for Chandigarh were struck by Harmanpreet Singh, Baljinder Singh and Dharamvir Singh while Karamjit scored all the four goals for Bhaini Sahib.

Town High School, Sundergarh (Orissa) trounced Young Pioneers English School, Imphal (Manipur) 4-0 to qualify for the quarter-final. Benamali Xess, Lalit Baxla (2) and Sunil Kujur were the goal-scorers.

Tuesday’s fixtures (all quarter-finals): Town High School, Sundergarh vs Govt. Model School, Chandigarh (11 am); Birsa Munda Vidyapitha vs Young Pioneer’s English School (12.30 pm); Baba Farid Public School vs St. Ignatius School, Gumla (2 pm); Govt Model School, Jalandhar vs Bandar Penawar School, Johor (3.30 pm)—Shivaji Stadium.


Punjab and Sind Bank hockey team get rousing welcome
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New Delhi, November 10
The Punjab and Sind Bank Academy hockey team, who won the Junior National (Under-20) Hockey Championship held at Raipur, were given a rousing welcome on their arrival at the Nizamuddin Railway Station by the bank officials.

The Punjab and Sind Bank team defeated Uttar Pradesh in the title clash by a lone goal. The all-important golden goal was scored by S Bhupinder Singh three minutes into extra time play.

Punjab and Sind Bank Chairman and Managing Director N S Gujral said the P and SB Academy, which started functioning at Jalandhar in 1994 to groom budding players, have now starting delivering solid results. He said the ultimate aim of the academy was to groom players for the national pool to represent the country.

The P and SB senior team had annexed the Guru Teg Bahadur Hockey Tournament in Mumbai recently, defeating Indian Oil Corporation 4-1 in the final.


Pradeep spins PGDAV to victory
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New Delhi, November 10
A deadly spell of 3 for 33 by left-arm spinner Pradeep enabled PGDAV College beat Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College by 77 runs in the Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground on Monday.

Scores: PGDAV College: 184 for 9 in 40 overs (Vikas Angaria 42, Harpreet Singh 41, Amit Singh 40, Mukesh Aggarwal 3 for 21, Manoj 2 for 22, Narender 2 for 35).

DDU College: 107 in 31.2 overs (Mukesh Aggarwal 28, Amit 28, Pradeep 3 for 33, Ankit 2 for 15).

Venkateshwara win

Shri Venkateshwara College defeated Ramjas 2-0 and Sri Ram College of Commerce beat IGIPESS 2-0 in the tennis matches.

For Venkateshwara, Arjun Kohli defeated Amit Arora 6-2, 6-1 and then 6-2, 7-6 while for SRCC, Arjun Uppal defeated Arun Sharma 6-0, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-0.

Rehman hits ton

A century by Asif Rehman, half century by Lalit Rawat and deadly bowling of 4 for 16 by Rahul Puri helped Universal Club defeat Punjab National Bank by 177 runs in the DDCA A-II Division League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Universal: 287 for 5 in 40 overs (Asif Rehman 102, Lalit Rawat 61, Rajat Sharma 38). PNB: 110 all out in 36.1 overs (Pawan Kochar 27, Rahul Puri 4 for 16, Ravi Pathak 3 for 30).

City Gymkhana defeated Alpine Club by 57 runs in an A-II Division match.

Scores: City Gymkhana: 243 for 7 in 40 overs (Piyush Tiwari 84, Sameer Bandoh 32, Rakesh Joshi 30, Lokesh Kulbe 36, Arjun Gulati 2 for 49).

Alpine Club: 186 all out in 33 overs (Anshuman Kambhoj 91, Sameer Bandoh 6 for 19).


Kalka School enter semis
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New Delhi, November 10
Half century knocks by Anuj Kumar (58) and Anubhav Kumar (57) helped Kalka Public School defeat Ganga International School by two wickets and entered the semi-final of the second Frank Anthony Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Frank Anthony school ground.

Scores: Ganga School: 235 for 7 in 35 overs (Sumit Kumar 89, Vikram Kumar 62, Anubhav Diwan 2 for 48, Shiva Shish 2 for 31).

K P School: 250 for 8 in 30.5 overs (Anuj Kumar 58, Anubhav Diwan 57, Powan Singh 44 n o, Ravi Kumar 3 for 40, Prashant Kumar 2 for 30).

Hudco beat Friends

Hudco defeated Friends Globe by 59 runs in the seventh D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Scores: Hudco: 140 for 7 in 22 overs (Ramesh 42, Sashi 25, Manmohan 2 for 30, Santosh 2 for 24, Ashok 2 for 29).

Friends Globe: 81 all out in 15.2 overs (Imran 27, Rajneesh 4 for 23, Ramesh 2 for 20, Suresh 2 for 8). Ramesh was adjudged the man of the match.


Sukhdev knocks out Raja Ram

New Delhi, November 10
Sukhdev Singh of Punjab recorded a first-round knock out victory against Raja Ram of SPSB in the 48kg bout of the second Sports Authority of India (SAI) Junior Boxing Championship at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium ring on Monday.

In another quick victory, Md Abdul of Manipur floored Bijendra of Maharahtra in the first round in the 51kg. In another 51kg bout, Bhagirath of Rajasthan scored a RSC victory over Swapnil of SSCD. In other bouts, Akhilesh of Uttar Pradesh beat S Satish of Andhra Pradesh on points in the 51kg, J Naresh of Tamilnadu beat P P Praveen of Andhra on points in the 57kg, Christy Robin of Goa beat Atul Singh of Chandigarh on points in the 57kg and Ritesh Yadav of Maharashtra beat Gurdeep Singh of Punjab on points in the 57kg.


Gunners beat Lancers

New Delhi: Gunners defeated Lancers by 4 and 1/2 goals to 1 and entered the semi-final of the Ratanda Cup Polo Tournament at the Army Equestrian Centre ground. Lt Ravi Rathore scored all the goals for the winners. Lt Akhil Sirohi slotted in the lone goal for the losers.

Tuesday’s fixtures: Chargers vs ASC/ARTY at Army Centre ground. The Army Championship will also begin on Tuesday.

Siemens win

Siemens defeated National Thermal Power Corporation by one wicket in the Eventus Cricket Tournament.

Scores: NTPC: 114 all out in 20.2 overs. Siemens: 115 for 9 in 22 overs.

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