Vece Paes guides tennis players
The Tennis Vertical of sports NGO Lakshya launched a special drive that focused upon the fitness aspect of players. Fitness consultant and father of ace tennis player Leander Paes, Dr Vece Paes guided Lakshya players over fitness-related issues. He held a two-day workshop for players like Ankita Raina, Arjun Kadhe, Prarthana Thombare, Sahil Deshmukh and Rutuja Bhosale at Sancheti Hospital and PYC Hindu Gymkhana. The programme focused upon medical and physical fitness evaluation and also planning the fitness programme for each player. Recovery from sports injuries was also part of the programme.
Pune marathon to carry Rs 25 lakh prize money
The 27th edition of the Pune International marathon to be held on December 2 will carry a total prize fund of Rs 25 lakh. Runners from 15 countries like Tanzania, Switzerland, Kazakhastan, Russia, Ukraine and Sri Lanka among others will be participating in the marathon. The winner in the men’s category will be awarded Rs 3 lakh while the women’s half marathon winner will walk away with Rs 1.5 lakh. Organising secretary Pralhad Sawant said if the winner of the men’s marathon clocked a time under two hours and ten minutes, an additional prize of Rs 1 lakh would be given. London 2012 Olympian Sudha Singh and Asian Games silver medallist Kavita Raut have been named among the brand ambassadors of the marathon.
Maharashtra do well in shooting tourney
More than 550 shooters participated in the first West Zone shooting championships organised by the National Rifle Association of India at the Balewadi sports complex. In the 50m men’s prone event, Fulchand Bangar of Maharashtra emerged the winner with a score of 575. In the junior men’s event, Bhagwanrao Desai of Maharashtra emerged the winner with a score of 571. In the women’s and the women’s junior event, Tejaswini Muley of Maharashtra emerged victorious scoring 583 points in both events.
Upsets galore in junior national tennis
In a day of upsets in the Champion Sports All India Junior National Tennis Tournament, the boys’ u-18 event saw unseeded local boy Piyush Salekar upset second seed Ankit Reddy of Andhra Pradesh 9-7, while in the same group Abhinav Masedo from Andhra Pradesh upset seventh seed Cristian Cummings of Maharashtra 9-3 to enter in the last eight stage. In the boys’ u-16 event, Aditya Iyer shocked city mate and eighth seed Tanmay Khandait 9-3, while Andhra player Yash Puri upset fifth seed Nikhil Deshmukh of Gujarat 9-4 to enter the quarterfinal. In the girls’ u-16 event, Pune girl Neha Ghare thrashed sixth seed Vibha Naiknavare of Andhra 9-1, while Ishwari Mathere scored a 9-2 win over eighth seed Malaika Fernandes. Malaika’s sister Sharon upset seventh seed Sachi Kulkarni scraping past her 9-8(3).
Results: Boys u-18: Dharnidhar Mishra (Mah, S.1) bt Vatsal Gandhi (Mah) 9-5; Abhinav Masedo (AP) bt Cristain Cummings (Mah, S.7) 9-3; Armaan Bhatia (Mah, S.4) bt Harshvardhan Kotwal (Mah) 9-4; Adhiraj Sandu (AP, S.6) bt Shaunak Kulkarni (Mah) 9-2; Yash Chawda (Mah, S.8) bt Vanshal D’souza (Mah) 9-8(3); Neel Lapalikar (Mah,S.3) bt Kedar Dharmarajan (Mah) 9-4; Yash Agarwal (Mah, S.5) bt Hussian Battiwala (Mah) 9-4; Piyush Salekar (Mah) bt Ankit Reddy (AP, S.2) 9-7;
Boys u-16: Aditya Iyer (Mah) bt Tanmay Khandait (Mah, S.8) 9-3; Cristain Cummings (Mah, S.4) bt Harshvardhan Kotwal (Mah) 9-4; Vanshal D’souza (Mah, S.6) bt Pradyumna Nanekar (Mah) 9-0; Abhinav Masedo (AP, S.7) bt Atharva Sharma (Mah) 9-0; Armaan Bhatia (Mah, S.3) bt Aditya Chaloo (Mah) 9-6; Yash Puri (AP) bt Nikhil Deshmukh (Guj, S.5) 9-4; Vatsal Gandhi (Mah) bt Yavin Solomon (Orissa) 9-3;
Girls u-16: Srishti Slaria (UP, S.1) bt Neha Mokashi (Mah) 9-4; Neha Ghare (Mah) bt Vibha Naiknavare (AP, S.6) 9-1; Bhargavi Mandgudkar (Mah,S.3) bt Tejasvi Kate (Mah) 9-4; Ishwari Mathere (Mah) bt Malaika Fernandes (Mah, S.8) 9-2; Prachi Naidu (Mah, S.5) bt Anushka Sathe (Mah) 9-3; Apurva Rokade (Mah, S.4) bt Ratuja Jadhav (Mah) 9-3; Sharon Fernandes (Mah) bt Sachi Kulkarni (Mah, S.7) 9-8(3); Moksha Thukral (Mah,S.2) bt Apurva Gohad (Mah) 9-2
ndia Vs England first T20 match tickets available. Subroto Roy Sahara Stadium, gahunje 20 December 2012 East Stand. 1500/-
India Vs England first T20 match tickets available. East Stand. 1500/-