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India get 3 more gold, take tally to 28 at Para Asian Games

Ekta Bhyan and Narayan Thakur clinched a gold each in women’s F32/51 club throw event and men’s T35 100m dash respectively before para-shooter Manish Narwal bagged the yellow metal in the men’s SH1 10m air pistol event.

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Jakarta, Oct 9 : India continued to hold on to its eighth spot in the medals table with the addition of 11 more medals, including three golds after the action ended on Day 3 of the Para Asian Games here on Tuesday.

With the addition of 11 medals, India’s medal tally rose to 6 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze for a total of 28 medals.

Ekta Bhyan and Narayan Thakur clinched a gold each in women’s F32/51 club throw event and men’s T35 100m dash respectively before para-shooter Manish Narwal bagged the yellow metal in the men’s SH1 10m air pistol event.

Bhyan clinched the gold in the women’s club throw F32/51 event as she produced her best throw in her fourth attempt, 16.02 metre.

The F32/51 class features athletes with significant impairment in hand function.

Thakur then boosted India’s gold count by winning the T35 100m final race in 14.02 seconds. Athletes in T35 class have coordination impairments.

India also bagged three silver medals through Surender Aneesh Kumar (men’s F43/44,F62/64 discus), Ram Pal (men’s T45/46/47 high jump), Virender (men’s F56/57 shot put).

Para athletes continued to make India proud by bagging five bronze medals on Tuesday. Monu Ghangas, Jayanti Behera, Anandan Gunasekaran, Sundar Singh Gurjar and Pradeep settled for the bronze medal in their respective categories.

Behera finished third in the women’s 200 metre T45/46/47 event for athletes with limb impairment.

Gunasekaran bagged bronze in the men’s 200 metre T44/62/64 class that covers impairment in foot, ankle and/or lower leg but the athletes compete without prothesis.

Ghangas finished third in the men’s shot put F11, which covers vision impairment, while Gurjar bagged the bronze in men’s F46 discus throw.

On Monday, India had bagged 11 medals, including three gold.

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2nd Test, Day 4: India 15/2 at Tea; lose Rahul, Pujara early

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Perth, Dec 17:  Chasing 287 in the final innings, India got off to a troubled start losing KL Rahul in the first over for a duck. Cheteshwar Pujara (4) too departed in quick succession leaving India reeling at 9 for two on the fourth day of the second Test here on Monday.

Earlier, Australia were bowled out for 243, setting India a target of 287 for India.

Australia were going strong till lunch but wickets started tumbling at regular intervals and thus only managed to take the 286 run lead.

Usman Khawaja (72) was the highest scorer for the hosts. Skipper Tim Paine (37) also contributed handsomely.

Towards the end, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood forged 36 runs partnership in 38 balls for the last wicket to help their team to post a challenging score.

For India, Mohammad Shami was the most sucessful bowlers scalping six wickets while Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets.

Earlier, Australia were at 190/4 in their second innings, taking a healthy lead of 233 runs at lunch.

Resuming the day at 132/4, Paine and Khawaja started the proceeding on a positive note. The duo played cautiously in the first hour and then started playing their shots.

Indian bowlers struggled in the first session as a result both the overnight batsmen continued batting till the lunch.

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Sindhu becomes first Indian to win BWF World Tour Finals title

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Guangzhou (China), Dec 16 :  Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu created history by emerging as the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals.

Sindhu clinched her maiden BWF World Tour Finals Title ,beats Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-19, 21-17 in the final match.This is Sindhu’s 14th career title and first season-ending title and several people congratulated her through twitter.

The Indian shuttler made a fast start but Okuhara managed to stay within touching distance.
Sindhu defeated former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games in their women’s singles semi-final on Saturday.

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India’s Sindhu defeats Thailand’s Intanon, storms into final

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Guangzhou (China), Dec 15: Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games in their women’s singles semi-final at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals here on Saturday.

The 23-year-old Olympic silver medallist, who has not lost to World No.8 Intanon in the last two years, breezed into the final after quashing her Thai opponent 21-16, 25-23 in 54 minutes, reports Efe.

The world number six from Hyderabad – who entered the semi-finals after defeating Beiwen Zhang of the US 21-9, 21-15 on Friday – dominated the first game, winning it in 20 minutes after grabbing an initial 6-4 lead.

Intanon bounced back in the second game but Sindhu did not lose nerve and won it in a nail-biting finish to wrap up the match.

Sindhu will now play against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final on Sunday.

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