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April 11th, 2018 Posted In: sports

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CWG 2018: Gold for Shreyasi Singh, Harvard student Varsha narrowly misses bronze

NEW DELHI: Shreyasi Singh has increased India’s medal tally at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to 23, shooting her way to a career-best gold in the women’s double trap final on Wednesday. Her successful performance thus gave India its second medal of the day, following the bronze won by shooter Om Mitharval in the 50m pistol men’s finals. Coming agonisingly close to a bronze medal in her first appearance at the CWG was 23-year-old Varsha Varman, whose total score of 86 was one short of the bronze winner, Linda Pearson of Scotland. (TOI)

 

CWG 2018: Om Mitharval shoots second medal, bags 50m pistol bronze

NEW DELHI: Om Mitharval has become India’s second double-medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games by taking bronze in the 50m pistol men’s final on Wednesday, shooting a total score of 201.1 to finish third. (TOI)

 

Mary Kom advances to final of 48kg with 5-0 verdict

NEW DELHI: Indian boxing legend M.C. Mary Kom (48kg) advanced to the Commonwealth Games final with a comprehensive triumph over Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwak here on Wednesday. It was a battle of veterans as 35-year-old Mary Kom took on the 39-year-old Dilrukshi. (PTI)

 

Super Kings come out on top in run-fest

CHENNAI: Sam Billings played a little gem as Chennai Super Kings once again pulled off a thrilling chase beating Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in an IPL encounter, here on Tuesday night. Chasing a stiff target of 203, CSK won the match with a ball to spare as Ravindra Jadeja deposited military medium stuff from R Vinay Kumar into stands. The India discard bowled a forgettable final over where CSK needed 17 runs to win. (NT Network)

 

Eight Argentine cities to feature in 2030 World Cup bid

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay plan to have matches at 12 different venues if they are successful in winning the rights to host the 2030 World Cup, the football federation leaders and government officials said. Argentina would host matches at eight sites, while Uruguay and Paraguay would provide two venues each at which matches would be played, reports Efe.

 

Pep Guardiola on defensive after Manchester City’s miserable week

LONDON: At the end of a week in which his Manchester City team suffered three defeats at the hands of English rivals, Pep Guardiola was in the unusual position of being on the defensive after they were eliminated from the Champions League by Liverpool. The damage to City’s European ambitions had been done six days earlier at Anfield where they were beaten 3-0, but there was still an anguished look to the Spaniard after the 2-1 home loss in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg.

 

LOCAL

Sports Minister reviews Nat Games preparations

NAVELIM: With the National Games fast approaching, Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar reviewed the preparations of the organisations of the Games which will commence in the State from November 4. Speaking to media, Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar said, “The preparations for the games are going in full swing.” “As many as 32 events of sports would be organised at 32 different places all around the state for the games. Six new games will also be included,” he added. (Herald)

 

Many GFA clubs not in receipt of EGM Notice

PANAJI: With eleven days left for the Goa Football Association (GFA) Extraordinary General Body Meeting (EGM) many clubs in the South and North are yet to receive the EGM Notice despite the GFA constitution clearly stating in Article 21(8): “Members shall be notified of the place, date, time and agenda at least 30 days before the date of the Extraordinary General Body meeting.” “I know there is an EGM but I am yet to receive a copy of the notice. I do not understand the reason for the delay but it should not be something that should happen because the GFA is guided by a constitution,” stated Lavinio Rebello , GFA Vice President North. (NT Network)

 

Varca SC outshines Mormugao United

FATORDA: Down by a goal early into the match, Varca Sports Club came back strongly to outclass Mormugao United 4-1 and start their campaign in the Second Division inter-zonal play-off on a promising note, at artificial turf grounds, Fatorda-Margao on Tuesday. Mormugao United shot into the lead in the 12th minute as striker Dishu Singh bulged the nets with a low effort that stunned Varca SC keeper Mohamad Shaikh. (NT Network)

 

Dempo SC sink Cavelossim

MAPUSA: Relegation sword continued to hang on Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim as they went down to Dempo Sports Club by a solitary goal in the Goa Professional League match played at Duler Stadium, here on Tuesday.  The win helped Dempo to retain their second position in the league with 41 points from 18 matches, while Cavelossim are at the bottom of the table with just 16 points from 20 outings. (Herald)

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