You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Sports

Varma enters 2nd round of qualifiers; delight for Pradnya

DNMUM270880 | 3/6/2013 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :301

Mumbai: India's Sourabh Varma had an easy opening round in men's singles qualifying on the first day of the All England Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Tuesday.
Varma, world No 43, defeated France's Brice Leverdez in 40 minutes, 22-20 23-21 to set up a second-round clash against England's Rajiv Ouseph later on Tuesday night, the winner advancing to the main draw
Ouseph had accounted for India's world No 51, Anand Pawar, earlier in the day. Pawar, who had entered the quarterfinals of the German Open last week, fought hard before going down to Ouseph 22-20 21-23 7-21 in 49 minutes.
Meanwhile, women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre saw off the challenge fro
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Sports

DNMUM312253 | 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : V Krishnaswamy | WC :476

After a painful gold-less session a day earlier, Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt retained his 60kg title and established himself as India's premier wrestling star alongside Sushil Kumar, who had done likewise a day earlier.
Yogeshwar outc
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

India rout South Africa 5-2, to meet NZ in semis
DNMUM312254 | 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : V Krishnaswamy | WC :383

Glasgow: India overcame some uncertainty in the middle of the second half before finishing off South Africa 5-2 to pick up the second place in Group A and make the semifinals of the hockey competition at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Dipa wins medal, hope for Indian women gymnasts
DNMUM312255 | 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : V Krishnaswamy | WC :226

Glasgow: Four years after making her debut at the Commonwealth Games as a 16-year-old, Dipa Karmarkar grabbed a creditable bronze medal in women's vault at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Thursday. It was India's first medal on Thursday.
The Agarta
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Royal Guard and a Paltans raider
DNMUM312256 | 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Adit Ganguly | WC :459

Mumbai: His role is to make 'raids' for Pune side Puneri Paltans in the Pro Kabaddi League, but defence and security is something that comes naturally to Waleed Hasani. Hailing from Oman, Hasani is not a man to be messed with. He works for the Royal
Add To LightboxCalculate Price