Kanchan, Thasana bag gold

Kanchan, Thasana bag gold

Putting their international experience to good use, Kanchan PM and Thasana Chanu emerged champions in their respective categories in the women’s weightlifting competition on the second day of the State Games here on Saturday.

Kanchan and Thasana, both representing Sports Authority of India (Southern Centre), Bengaluru, enthralled the fans here at the University Public School arena with their power and grit.

In the 75-plus kg challenge, Kanchan, who clinched a gold (junior category) in the Commonwealth Championship in Pune in 2015, registered a total of 186 kg (80 kg in snatch and 106 kg in clean and jerk), to bag the gold.

The 21-year-old lifter from Belagavi, who had clinched a bronze in the National Games in 2015, was the crowd favourite. As she completed her third and final clean and jerk attempt, Kanchan’s emotional father, who was watching her daughter perform for the first time, embraced her in joy.

Divyashree of Alva’s college, with a total of 142 (63+79), finished second while Bhavishya of Jai Hanuman, with a score of 140 kg (65+75), claimed bronze.

Chanu, competing in the 63kg category for the first time, won the gold with ease. The 22-year-old Manipuri, a bronze medallist in the Youth Olympics in China in 2014, took the top spot with a total of 181 (77 in snatch and 104 in clean and jerk).

Alva’s College girl Rithika registered a total of 126 (58+68) for silver while the bronze went to Archana of SDM Sports, Ujjire, with a total lift of 110 (50+60).

Bengaluru archers shine
In the Indian round of the archery competition, Bengaluru archers took home 11 of the 12 medals on offer with Aishwarya R bagging a double.

A student of Sheshadripuram Institute of Commerce and Management, Aishwarya powered to gold in the 50 metres and 30 metres categories. The 20-year-old ended with a score of 139 in the 50 metres and produced an effort of 161 in the 30 metres.

BDFA rout Mandya
Bangalore District Football Association drubbed a lacklustre Mandya 5-2 in their opening Pool ‘A’ fixture at the Karnataka College ground.

Santosh (2, 11) slammed a brace for BDFA while John (17th), Helenhaokip (34th), Lawmnasang Zuala (62nd) struck a goal each.

For Mandya, Suhas (31st) and Damang (37th) were the scorers.  After an action-packed first-half, where six goals were scored, the Bengaluru side went into the break with a 4-2 lead.

BDFA added one more goal in the second-half to complete a fine win.
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Results: Weightlifting: Women: 75+ kg: Kanchan PM (SAI) 186 (80+106), 1; Divyashree (Alva’s College) 142 (63+79), 2; Bhavishya (Jai Hanuman) 140 (75+65), 3.

69kg: Pushpa S (Belagavi) 145 (60+85), 1; Akshatha K (SAI) 143 (61+82), 2; Deekshitha (Jai Hanuman) 126 (56+70), 3,

63kg: Thasana Chanu (SAI) 181 (77+104), 1; Reethika (Alva’s College) 126 (58+68), 2; Archana (SDM Sports Club) 110 (50+60), 3.

58kg: Lavanya Rai (Jai Hanuman) 119 (50+69), 1; Shruthi (Alva’s College) 105 (50+55), 2; Mandara (SDM Sports Club) 101 (46+55), 3.

53kg: Lakshmi B (SAI) 116 (53+63), 1; Preethika (Alva’s College) 107 (46+61), 2; Moksha (Jai Hanuman) 106 (46+60), 3.

48kg: Keerthi (SAI) 119 (51+68), 1; Pavithra I Vasoii (Belagavi) 69 (30+37), 2.
 Archery: Indian round: 50M: Vinay Kumar (Bengaluru) 260, 1; Deepak GA (Bengaluru) 255, 2; Ajay Nithyananda (Belagavi)  225, 3.

30M: Deepak GA (Bengaluru) 292, 1; Vijay Kumar (Bengaluru) 280, 2; Shubham (Bengaluru) 277, 3.

Women: 50M: Aishwarya R (Bengaluru) 139, 1; Ankitha M (Bengaluru) 107, 2; Mamatha (Bengaluru) 99, 3.

30M: Aishwarya R (Bengaluru) 161, 1; Nagashri S (156), 2; Ankitha M (143), 3.
Hockey: Men: DYES (Bengaluru): 3 (Vasanth 3rd, Manikant 36th, Bharath 40th, 60th) bt Kalaburagi: 0.

SAI (Bengaluru): 3 (Machaiah 28nd, 42nd, Md Raheel 53rd) bt Hubballi-Dharwad: 0.
RWF: 2 (Kusha GP 18th, Umesh KR 35th) drew with Kodagu: 2 (Belliappa 10th, Suneel 19th).

Women: DYES (Mysuru): 11 (Rashmi 13, 17th, 51, Ranjitha 23rd, Ramya 26th, 53rd, Sandhya 35th, 36th, Bhavya 49th, 59th, Kruthika 58th) bt Hubballi-Dharwad: 0.
Ballari: 2 (Vijayalakshmi 40th, Supriya 42nd) bt Hassan: 1 (Ranjitha 59th).
Football: Pool A: Bengaluru: 5 (Santosh 2nd, 11th, John 17th, Helenhaokip 34th, Lawmnasang Zuala 62nd) bt Mandya: 2 (Suhas 31st, Damang 37th).

Basketball: Men: Pool A: MEG: 56 (Ravichandran 14, Gavisab 10) bt Beagles: 26; Pool B: SAI (Bengaluru): 68 (M Ahmed 30) bt IBBC: 65 (Shivaraj 15, Dhruva 14). Vijaya Bank: 60 (Ruby Thomas 16, Karthik 11) bt Rowers Dharwad: 41 (Mohsin 24). Women: Pool A:  Alva’s: 57 (HM Bhandavya 12, Yashaswini 14) bt NGV, Bengaluru: 9; Pool B: Mounts Club: 48 (Krithika 10) bt Vijayapura: 43 (Vijayalakshmi 18, Pavithra 11).

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