Pooja picks up silver from wrestling mat

Pooja picks up silver from wrestling mat

After beating three opponents without conceding a point, Pooja lost 1-3 to Baatarzorig Battsetseg of Mongolia in the final to settle for silver medal in the 60kg freestyle category
The Indian beat American Burkert Jenna Rose (3-0), local player Puteri Erna Natasha (4-0) and Ahmed Dzhanan of Bulgaria (3-0) in Group A en route to the final.
In badminton, Sai Praneeth beat Asher Richarson of New Zealand 21-12 21-12 before notching up identical win over Cuba Mario of Persia in the boys singles event to stand second in Pool H.

After a resounding first day, HS Prannoy continued his rampaging form and thrashed Phetphanom Keophiachan of Laos 21-11 21-12 to top Pool C.In tennis, junior Australian Open champion and sixth seed Yuki Bhambri made a wining start by beating German Kevin Krawietz 6-3, 6-0 to set up a second round clash with Huang Llang-Chi.
However, he and his Filipino partner Patrombon Jeson were shown the door in the boys doubles event as they lost the first round 7-6 (3), 5-7 4-10 to Dzumhur Damir and Pavic Mate at the Kallang Tennis Center here.

In basketball, India went down to Serbia 19-33 in the preliminary Group A match of the boys event.

Aaron shines
Swimmer Aaron D’Souza qualified for the Commonwealth Games in the 200M freestyle on Monday with a battling performance at the Singapore Games.

Aaron clocked 1:53.35 to finish third in heat number six at the Singapore Sports School swimming pool. The Karnataka swimmer in the process attained the minimum CWG mark of 1:56.25 (6th to 8th place finish in the previous edition of Asian Games or CWG).
Aaron is the fourth Indian swimmer and the third from Karnataka to make the Delhi Games grade. Rohit R Havaldar and Gagan A P (both Karnataka) and Sandeep Sejwal have already qualified for CWG.

However, Aaron, who qualified for the Singapore Games by winning the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:52.22 at the Asian Youth Games, couldn’t qualify for the finals. Aaron will compete in the 100M freestyle next.

Arhatha Magavi also failed to qualify for the finals. Arhatha timed 1:05.18 in the 100 freestyle to end up fifth in heats. In the 200M butterfly, Arhatha finished seventh, clocking 2:32.91 to complete her campaign. The 16-year-old won the silver medal in the Asian Youth Games clocking 2:18.86.

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