Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championship Kozhikode
Kirpal Singh of Punjab broke the meet record in discus throw with an effort of 61.83m in his 4th attempt. He is the first Indian to cross the 60m mark after Vikas Gowda.The previous record of 59.5m was held by Anil Kumar of Uttar Pradesh set in 2000.
Delhi’s Chanda continued her good form and she won women’s 800 m with a timing of 2.02.11 and qualified for Asian Games along with silver medalist Lili Das of West Bengal. Asian Games Heptathlon gold medalist Swapna Burman retained her title by logging 5800 points in the Heptathlon. S Siva the national record holder won gold medal in pole vault by clearing 4.90m
Korea Open Super 500
Bronze medallist Lakshya Sen progressed to the 2nd round defeating local favourite South Korean Choi Ji Hoon 14-21, 21-16, 21-18. However it was a shock loss for the In-form Prannoy who lost out to a young Malaysian Cheam in straight games
Another indian Malavika Bansod also progressed to the 2nd round by defeating world no. 24 Han Yue of China 20-22, 22-20, 21-10.
Indian boxer Sumit (75 kg) became the fourth Indian to enter the semi final of the Thailand open by defeating Timur Nurseitov of Kazakhstan 5-0.
FIH Women’s Junior World Cup
India’s women hockey team defeated Malaysia 4-0 in the last encounter of the pool D. India finished their pool matches with an unbeaten record. Mumtaz Khan scored a hat-trick of field goals. India will face South Korea in the quarter finals on Friday.
Rani Rampal returned to the National side for the upcoming FIH Pro League tie against world number one Netherlands to be held in Bhubaneswar on Friday and Saturday. The Indian women’s hockey team is currently placed 4th in the FIH Pro League standings.
Indian women’s double pair of Manika Batra and Archana Girish Kamat jumped two places in the world standings to break in the top 5 with 1501 points. This is the highest ever rank achieved by an Indian pair or Individual