Shooting World Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan
Olympian Anjum Moudgil won the rifle 3-position silver behind Rikke Maeng Ibsen of Denmark. Anjum was 4.9 point behind the Dane who won the gold medal match 16-12.
The Indian men’s rifle 3-position team of Swapnil Kussale, Deepak Kumar and Goldi Gurjar also bagged the silver as it got beaten 17-7 by Croatia.
Indian tally went up to a gold and three silver medals which helped the team climb to the third spot on the medals table behind Korea and Serbia.
After getting off to a good start with three birdies in his first six holes, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri gave away the gains to finish two-over 74 in the first round and was placed T-71.
Challenger tennis tournament, Prostejov, Czech Republic.
Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni beat second seeds Roman Jebavy and Andrej Martin 6-3, 7-5 in the doubles final. It was the fourth doubles title of the season as a pair for Yuki and Saketh, and the second Challenger crown after the one in Ecuador in April.
Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak were beaten in the semifinals by Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. Divij and Sitak had beaten the top seeds Jamie Murray and Filip Polasek in the first round.
ITF women’s event, Thailand
Karman Kaur Thandi went down fighting 6-3, 6-7(2), 2-6 to the fourth seed Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand.
20th National Federation Cup under-20 athletics championships
Rupal, the 17-year-old from Meerut, shocked under-20 Worlds mixed relay bronze medallist Priya Mohan and won the women’s 400m gold at the event. Rupal pipped the junior international by one-hundredth of a second and clocked a personal best 52.48s (previous 53.05).
Meanwhile Shaili Singh, last year’s under-20 Worlds silver medallist, won the women’s long jump with 6.1m. A big bunch of athletes, including three each in men’s 10,000m race walk and 110m hurdles, achieved the qualification standard for the under-20 Worlds to be held in Colombia in August.
Norway Chess, Stavanger
Viswanathan Anand stopped Wang Hao in the Armageddon game and continued to lead after three rounds. Anand and Wang drew their classical time-format game in 39 moves. In the tie-breaking Armageddon game, Anand played white and won in 44 games to add 1.5 points from the round. As a result, Anand stayed ahead at 7.5 points, from 9.5. Wesley So was second at 6/10, half a point ahead of Magnus Carlsen (5.5/10).
UWW Ranking Series
Sakshi Malik, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist grabbed her first international gold medal in almost five years at the UWW Ranking Series event.
India’s Mansi (57kg) and Divya Kakran (68kg) too earned top of the podium finishes. Another Indian, Pooja won a bronze medal in 76kg.
India now has won five medals with Greco-Roman wrestler Neeraj clinching a bronze in 63kg category.