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Asiad champ Palak wins on first day of air pistol trials

Asiad champ Palak wins on first day of air pistol trials


Bhopal
Reigning Asian Games champion Palak of Haryana won the women’s 10m air pistol T3 trial. Palak overcame a challenge from Maharashtra’s Shital Preetam Desai, who had earlier topped qualification with a score of 581. She shot 242 while Shital was second with 240.6. Suruchi came third.

Prague
Praggnanandhaa commits blunder, loses in 2nd round
Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa committed a time-pressure blunder as he suffered a defeat at the hands of Parham Maghsoodloo of Iran in the second round of Prague Masters chess tournament. The defeat ended Praggnanandhaa’s 47-game unbeaten streak in classical chess. D Gukesh came up with an impressive performance with black pieces to beat Czech Republic’s Nguyen Thai Dai Van.

New Delhi
Paralympics champ Jhajharia set to become PCI president
Two-time Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia is set be elected unopposed as the Paralympic Committee of India president in the delayed March 9 elections, succeeding another celebrated para athlete Deepa Malik. The 42-year-old Jhajharia had won a gold medal each in the 2004 Athens and 2016 Rio Paralympics in the F46 category.

Singapore
Aditi makes even-par start to occupy T-23rd place
Indian golfer Aditi Ashok, playing her second event on LPGA’s Asian Swing, opened with an action-packed even-par round to be placed tied-23rd at the Women’s Championship golf tournament here. Aditi had five birdies and as many bogeys. Meanwhile, in Queenstown, Jyoti Randhawa got off to a decent start at the New Zealand Open, carding a 2-under 69 in the opening round to be placed tied-51st.

Wellington
Green hits ton to rescue Oz in first Test against Kiwis
All-rounder Cameron Green thwarted New Zealand with a sparkling, unbeaten century after the hosts’ seamers threatened to dominate the opening day of the first Test against Australia. Running out of batting partners, Green brought up his second Test ton on the penultimate ball of the day as Australia went to stumps at 279/9. Agencies

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