Kavita settles for bronze

The Bangalorean who trains under Kazakh coach Stanislav Lapidus in Pune, emerged first from the qualifying rounds but an erratic display in the finals brought her down to third place in the 10M air rifle event at the Tikait Umrao Shooting Range.

Kavita shot 494.6 while Maharashtra’s Priya Narendra Agarwal’s consistent firing in the final helped her clinch gold with a total of 495.5. Pooja G took home the silver with a 495.3 score.

Results (all finals): 10M air rifle: Priya Narendra Agarwal (Mahrashtra) 495.5 (393+102.5); Pooja G (Maharashtra) 495.2 (393+102.2); Kavita Yadav (Karnataka) 494.6 (394+100.6).

Tejaswini wins bronze
K Tejaswini bagged Karnataka’s third bronze medal of the taekwondo competition that concluded at the Ganpat Rai Indoor stadium.

Tejaswini went down to Latika Bhandari 0-1 by points following a valiant effort in the 49-53 kg semifinal. Karnataka signed off with a gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Result: Women: 49-53kg, semifinals: Latika Bhandari (Madhya Pradesh) bt K Tejaswini (Karnataka) 1-0 by points.

Eves lose
Karnataka women suffered their first loss in the volleyball competition, losing to West Bengal in a closely-fought encounter at the Ganpat Rai Indoor stadium.

After losing the opening set 21-25, the State eves fought back to win the second 25-20 but lost the third and fourth 23-25, 21-25 to sign off second in the group.
The eves will lock horns against favourites Kerala in the semifinals on Wednesday while West Bengal will play Andhra Pradesh in the second last-four battle.

The men, whose hopes of a knockout berth crashed after suffering their second defeat from as many matches on Monday, signed off with a 25-13, 25-14, 25-22 victory over Jharkhand.

Results: Men: Karnataka bt Jharkhand 25-13, 25-14, 25-22.
Women: West Bengal bt Karnataka 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21.

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