Rekha clinches taekwondo gold

Made to sweat by the tenacious Uttar Pradesh lass in the 59-62 kg final, Rekha appeared hardly perturbed, holding her nerve in registering a 1-0 victory by points at the Ganpat Rai Indoor stadium.

The State had another shot at gold in the women’s 68-73 kg category, but Varsha Bende lost 0-3 to Shalu Raikwar to end up with a silver.

Karnataka now have one gold, one silver and two bronze from taekwondo alone, a fine effort considering only eight women and two men are participating from the State.
Results: Women: 59-62 kg, final: P Rekha Devi (Karnataka) bt Shristi Singh (UP) 1-0 by points.68-73 kg: Shalu Raikwar (Madhya Pradesh) bt Varsha Bende (Karnataka) 3-0 by points.  

Women spikers shine
Karnataka women produced another sparkling performance to march into the semifinals of the volleyball competition at the Haribansh Tana Bhagat Indoor stadium on Monday.
Having rolled over Himachal Pradesh in straight sets on Sunday, the eves carried the same form against a listless Tamil Nadu, registering another lop-sided 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-20) victory in their second Pool B encounter to make it two wins in a row.
The women will lock horns against West Bengal in the final group clash on the morrow, a clash which will decide the table toppers.

Kerala, with a host of Indian players in their ranks, lead Pool B with two wins from as many matches while Andhra Pradesh are second, also with an all-win record.
However, it was curtains for the men spikers, who suffered a second straight defeat, going down 18-25, 16-25, 20-25 to Tamil Nadu.

Results: Men: Tamil Nadu bt Karnataka 25-20, 25-21, 25-18.
Women: Karnataka bt Tamil Nadu 25-18, 25-16, 25-20.

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