April 10: summary of the Indian sports news of the day

Aditya Singh dominated the men’s air rifle as he beat Sri Karthik Sabari Raj 17-9 in the Third National Shooting Selection Trials at Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad on Sunday.

Vijay Singh took third place, ahead of Monu Kumar, Gajanan Khandagale, Vidit Jain, Olympian Deepak Kumar and Arjun Babuta who were the others to advance to the semi-finals.

April 9: summary of the Indian sports news of the day

Sabari Raj went on to take the honors in the youth and junior events, beating Samarvir Singh 16-4 and Abhinav Shaw 17-11 respectively.

In the 50 meter rifle prone event, Sift Kaur Samra topped both the women’s and junior sections with a score of 623.7.

The results:

Air Rifle 10m

Men: 1. Aditya Singh 17 (262.2) 629.0; 2. Sri Karthik Sabari Raj 9(261.7)628.7; 3. Vijay Singh 260.9 (629.3).

Juniors: 1. Sri Karthik Sabari Raj 1 (261.9) 628.7; 2. Samarvir Singh 4 (261.9) 628.6; 3. Aditya Singh 261.7 (629.0).

Young: 1. Sri Karthik Sabari Raj 17 (260.5) 628.7; 2. Abhinav Shaw 11 (259.6) 627.1; 3. Yash Vardhan 257.4 (627.7).

50m rifle prone

Women: 1. Sift Kaur Samra 623.7; 2. Kuheli Gangulee 620.7; 3. Shreya Saksena 620.0.

Juniors: 1. Sift Kaur Samra 623.7; 2. Ashi Chouksey 618.2; 3.Heena Gohei 615.2.

– by Kamesh Srinivasan


Sania Mirza and Lucie Hradeck beat top seeds Caroline Dolehide and Shuai Zhang 6-2, 4-6, [10-8] in the doubles semi-final of the $899,500 WTA tennis tournament in the United States.

In the final, Sania and Hradecka were to face the fourth seeds, Andreja Klepac and Magda Linette.

In the Challenger in Ecuador, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni beat JC Aragone and Roberto Quiroz 4-6, 6-3, [10-7] in the doubles final.

It was the seventh Challenger doubles title for Yuki, 29. He won his last Challenger doubles title with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2016.

It was the tenth Challenger doubles title for Saketh, and the second this season after that with Ramkumar Ramanathan in Bengaluru.

The results:

$899,500 WTA, Charleston, USA
Doubles (semi-finals): Lucie Hradecka (Cze) & Sania Mirza bt Caroline Dolehide (US) & Shuai Zhang (Chn) 6-2, 4-6, [10-8].

$53,120 Challenger, Salinas, Ecuador
Doubles (final): Yuki Bhambri & Saketh Myneni bt JC Aragone (US) & Roberto Quiroz (Ecu) 4-6, 6-3, [10-7].

– by Kamesh Srinivasan

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