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Fenesta National Tennis championship-2021- City’s Prajwal Dev, Nikki Poonacha bag doubles title

Mysuru based tennis player S.D.Prajwal Dev teaming up with Nikki Poonacha hogged the limelight by winning the men’s doubles title in the Fenesta National tennis championship 2021, played at the DLTA complex, New Delhi on Friday.

In the final Prajwal Dev and Nikki Poonacha beat Chandril Sood and Lakshith Sood 6-2, 7-6 (3) and clinched the title. In the semi-finals, the duo combined well to beat Paras Dahiya and Ishaque Eqbal 6-4, 7-5.

In the men’s singles event, Nitin Kumar Sinha beat eighth seeded S.D.Prajwal Dev 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals. In the pre-quarterfinals, Prajwal Dev ousted V.M.Ranjeet 6-0, 6-4 to enter the last eight stage.

KSLTA AITA TS7 U-14 tennis-City’s Arzan wins U-14 girls singles title

Upcoming tennis player, Arzan Khorakiwala, a product of the Raghuveer Tennis Centre, Mysore, won the girls U-14 singles title in the KSLTA AITA TS7 U-14 tennis tournament played at Cubbon courts, KSLTA, Bengaluru on Friday.

In the final, Arzan staved off the challenge put up by Gurleen Kaur Khanuja by beating her in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to clinch the title. In the semi-finals, Arzan beat Avval Vivekanandan 6-1, 6-1 to enter the final.

Raaj at the helm

R.Raaj will lead the Mysore zone U-16 team in the KSCA Inter-zonal U-16 tournament 2021-22 to be held at Bangalore from 2nd November 2021.

The team: R.Raaja (Captain), P.Hrishikesh (VC), M.Kanishk (WK), Mohammed daniyal Shariff, M.D.Ayush, Gaghaan Prem, P.Thejas, Yashas S Rao, Manjunath Gowda, M.C.Samarth (WK), H.Amogh, Rajashekar Swamy, Roshan Raju, Santhosh Kumar, Shiven Gowda. Coach: N.Bharath, Manager: N.J.Gowtham.

National U-23 Athletic championship-City’s Ambika wins bronze medal in shotput

Mysore girl V.Ambika representing Karnataka in the National U-23 athletic championship being held at Delhi won the bronze medal in the shotput event for U-23 girls. Ambika V threw the put to a distance of 14.21m to clinch the bronze medal . UP’s Kiran Balyan won the gold with a throw of 16.11m. Rajasthan’s Kachnar Choudhary secured the second place with an effort of 14.71m.

Transform Tennis Academy AITA CS U-14 tennis- Mandya’s Kasvi finishes runner-up

Mandya’s Kashvi Sunil finished runner-up in the girls U-14 section, when she lost to Sushmitha 3-6,3-6 in the final of the AITA CS U-14 tennis tournament played at Bengaluru on Friday at KSLTA courts. In the semi-finals, Kashvi beat Shreenithi Chowdhury 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 to enter the title round.

State ranking badminton- City lad Laksh Chengappa bags double

Mysore lad Laksh Chengappa hogged the limelight by winning the U-15 singles and doubles titles in the U-15 state Ranking badminton tournament held at Bengaluru on Thursday. Laksh from INS sports Park, Mysore, beat Avi Basak 21-19,19-21, 21-12 to clinch the U-15 boys singles title. In the boys doubles final, Laksh teamed up well with Sankreeth P and beat G.Mayukh and Abhinav Garg 21-15, 2-19. In the mixed doubles final, G.Siddath and A Mounisha beat Laksh and Diya B of Mysore 22-20, 21-18 to clinch the title. In the girls singles semi-finals Rugula Ramu beat Diya B 21-16, 10-21, 21-11.

15,000$ ITF men’s tennis Cairo- City’s Prajwal Dev goes down to Nathan

Mysore lad S.D.Prajwal Dev representing India and taking part in the 15,000$ ITF men’s tennis tournament at Cairo on Wednesday lost his men’s singles first round match against French player Nathan Seatein 0-6, 7-6(1), 2-6. In the men’s doubles event Prajwal teaming up with Nitin Kumar Sinha lost to Diego Agusta Barreto Sanchez of Spain & Rishabh Agarwal 4-6, 5-7 in the pre-quarterfinals.

Navaneetha, Sahana in Indian women’s basketball team

Mysuru’s Navaneetha PU and M.Sahana have been selected to represent Indian women’s basketball team in the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2021 to be held at Amman, Jordan from 27th September to October 3rd 2021. M.Sahana is a product of Sports Hostel, DYES, Mysore and a student of Teresian College for Women, Mysore, while P U Navaneetha, works with South Western Railways, Mysore and was earlier a product of Sports Hostel, DYES, Mysore.

Ist State Para shooting championship- Mysuru’s Nagendra bags gold

Mysore’s M.S.Nagendra representing Mysore District Rifle shooting Association in the Ist State Para shooting championship 2021, conducted by the Karnataka Shooting Para Sports Association (R) at the Hubballi sports shooting range on Sunday won the gold in the R1 Air pistol men SH1 category.

Senior World tennis championships- City’s Nagaraj, Chandra Bhushan duo enter pre-quarters-finals

Mysuru’s R.Nagaraj teaming with Chandra Bhushan and representing India in the World Seniors tennis championships 2021 at Croatia, won their first round doubles tie in the men’s 55plus category by beating former World Cup champions Stefan Fashtoff and Joerg Pfuhl 6-2,5-7, 10-4 on Monday.

Golconda Masters Telengana Open 2021 golf tourney-Manu Gandas triumphs-Mysuru lad Yashas Chandra finishes eleventh

Manu Gandas lifted his maiden trophy after a stoic two-under-64 on day four of the Golconda Masters Telengana Open 2021 golf tournament 2021 presented by Vooty and Haldi recently.

Karandeep Kochhar finished second with a day’s best of seven-under-59. Bengaluru’s S.Chikkarangappa ended third with a 18-under-254. Khalin Joshi and Amardeep Malik claimed tied fourth place. Mysuru lad M.S.Yashas Chandra with a card of 11-under 261 secured the eleventh place while another Mysuru lad I.L.Aalaap secured the 38th place with a one-under-271.Amandeep Malik is in the second place with a two-day card of 12-under-127.

FSA AITA Talent Series-3 U-14 tennis-Sanchit, Varunya bag titles

Sanchit Sudhir Rau from Bengaluru and C.N. Varunya from Mysuru won the boys and girls U-14 singles titles respectively in the FSA AITA Talent Series u-14 tennis tournament held at KSLTA courts, Bengaluru on Thursday.

Sanchit beat Srikar Doni 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-5, the second seeded Mysuru girl Varunya beat the top seed Manika Reddy 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the title.

Pranavi Urs leaves for Switzerland.                 

Mysore:Aug:31: 18 year old professional woman golfer Pranavi S Urs, from JWGC, Mysore, representing India will be taking part in the European women’s golf circuit and left for Switzerland on Sunday.                     Pranavi, will be taking part in the Access Series, Flumserberg ladies open tournament from 2-4th September 2021 and in the Lauaux Ladies open to be held from 15-17th September 2021, at  Golf de Lavaux, Puidoux, Switzerland.

National Sports day celebrated in city

National Sports day was celebrated in the city at Chamundivihar stadium, Mysuru on August 29th 2021, at 9.00 a.m. National Sports day is celebrated on the occasion of Late Major Dhyanchand’s birthday.

The function was conducted by the DYES, Mysore. The Mayor of Mysore City, Smt. Sunanda Palanetra, Sri. Muthuraj, DCP, Law & Order, Mysore City, Sri. Satyaraj, Corporator, MCC, Sri. Govindaraj, State Government Employees Association and Dhanusha, international athlete were the guests. They garlanded the photo of Late Major Dhyanchand and also lit the lamp to mark the occasion. Details of late Major Dhyanchand and his contribution to the game of hockey was given by the DYES hockey coach to the gathering.

Sahana for Indian basketball coaching camp

S.M. Sahana of Sports Hostel, Mysuru (DYES, Mysuru), has been selected for the National senior women’s basketball coaching camp.

Yachting in India has improved a lot say’s Homi Motivala

By C.K.Muralidharan

Homi Motivala, 63, a recipient of Arjuna Award (1993), Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award jointly with P.K.Garg (1994-95), Dronacharya Award (2002) and Shaurya Chakra gallantry award (1993) in yachting, on his visit to the Royal Mysore Sailing Club, Mysuru, during the National sailing championship at the KRS backwaters spoke to “Mysoresport.com” On Sunday, and said that “Yachting in India has improved a lot”  and below are the excerpts of the interview:

Mysoresport: How is the Yachting scene in the country?

HM: The Yachting scene in the country has improved a lot. Definitely more emphasis is being given by the association (YAI), Government of India for development of the sport in different centres in the country. India has fared well in the Olympics, Asian Games and many youngsters are taking up the sport

Mysoresport: Your views on India’s recent performance in sailing in the Tokyo Olympics?

HM: The performance of the four sailors who took part in the Tokyo Olympics was very good. Vishnu Saravanan was the best performer and did well above our expectations. Ganapathy Chengappa, Varun Thakkar and Nethra Kumaran also performed well and it was a good learning experience for them amongst a World class field.

Mysoresport: Tell us about your exploits in yachting?

HM: I was a Commander in the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy gave me full support, financially, fulfilling my equipment requirements and I represented the country in the Asian Games in 1990, 1993 at Beijing and Hiroshima partnering P.Garg and won bronze medals, in the enterprise class. I and P. Garg also were world champions in the enterprise class in 1993. I am the recipient of Arjuna Award (1993), Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award jointly with P.Garg during 1994-95, Dronacharya award for coaching excellence in yachting for the year 2002. I was also an International race officer. I served as the Chief National coach from 1999-2006.

Mysoresport: How do you see the future of Yachting in India?

HM: The future of the sport is bright. Youngsters are taking upto yachting and competing in the highest level. For the first time we had four sailors who represented our country in the Olympics in Tokyo 2020 (three men and a woman). With the government and Yachting Association of India promoting the sport, I see a bright future ahead.

Mysoresport: Your advice to the upcoming youngsters who have taken up to the sport?

HM: They should put their effort and work hard for achieving their dream. I give them ten points to follow: 1. Know the rules properly; 2. Seek knowledge from wherever you get it, 3. Should be extremely methodical and scientific in your approach, 4. Willing to do hard work and effort, 5. Realistic goal setting is a must, 6. Should have a routine, 7.Be critical of yourself, 8. Never dwell in the past, 9. Have fun, 10. Winning and losing is all in the head.

National regatta championships in Mysuru

Mysuru:Aug:18: The Royal Mysore Sailing Club (RMSC) will be conducting the first National regatta championship in the backwaters of KRS in Srirangapatna taluk, Mandya district from August 19-24th 2021.Around 100 national level sailors from Chennai, Puducherry, Mumbai, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Nainital are taking part. Competitions will be conducted in three categories, laser, optimist and seabird. 

State ‘A’ & ‘B’ division basketball- DYES scores over Rising Star, Mysuru

DYES (Bengaluru) boys scored a 79-47 win over Rising Star SC, Mysuru, in the Karnataka State ‘A’ Division basketball league played at Sree Kanteerava stadium, Bengaluru recently.

The Scores: ‘B’ Division: MNK Rao Park 76 (Binoy 21, Dybin 17) bt Protec Association, Mysore 60 ( Lokharan 16, Aravind 14) ht 36-34, MEG 77 ( Nitin Byju 21, Manu Thomas 10) bt Protec Association , Mysore 37 (Divyanand 15, Lokharan 10) (ht 35-20), Protec Association 85 ( Divyanand 26, Y.Bharath 19) bt Koramangla SC 73( Karan 18) ht 37-37; Protec Association, Mysore 66 (Divyanand 21, Lokesh 19) bt Rovers, Dharwad 51 (Kishan 15, Tejas 12) ht 29-24.

‘A’ Division: DYES , Bengaluru 79 ( Manu 18, Rakshith 13) bt Rising Star, Mysuru 47 ( Mohan 13) ht 44-22, Young Orions 79 ( Gowtham 10) bt Rising Star BC 33 ( Gokul 10, Nandan 10) ht 24-17, Beagles BC 58 ( Rajeshwar 19, Dev Prasad 10) bt Rising Star BC, Mysore 46 (Saahi 17, Gokul 11) ht 34-20. Bank of Baroda 64 (Mufeez 29) bt Rising Star BC 30 (Saahi 9) ht 32-12.

AICF Senior National online chess-Mitrabha Guha triumphs-Mysore’s GM Thejkumar finishes eighth

IM Mitrabha Guha from West Bengal with 10 points from eleven rounds won the title in the senior National online men’s chess championship 2021 held from 26-28th July. GM Vaibhav Suri secured the second place with nine points. Si x players GM Abhijeet Gupta, IM A ra Harikrishnan, IM Sidhant Mohapatra, IM C.S.Ratnavel and GM M.S.Thejkumar were tied with 8.5 points and took the places from three to eight respectively.

Mysuru’s Sagar and Bengaluru’s Supreeth to officiate in Tokyo Olympics tennis events

Mysuru’s Sagar S Kashyap and Bengaluru’s Supreeth Kadavigere, both AITA Tennis India’s officials, will officiate in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics, in Japan from July 23 to August 8th 2021, in the tennis events.

Sagar is a qualified ITF badge referee and has officiated in all Grand slams and also in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Supreeth is also a ITF badge referee and has officiated in Grand slams and ITF tournaments.

State level women & Junior open online chess championship-Sanjana, Shriya, Swara Lakshmi win titles

Sanjana Raghunath with 6.5 points from seven rounds, Shriya Revankar with 7 points from eight rounds and Swara Lakshmi Nair with 7.5 points from eight rounds won the Karnataka State online women’s open, junior open and junior girls U-20 open titles respectively in the championship organised by UKCA from 19-22 July. The top two players will represent the state in the Nationals.

S.S.Kaavya secured the second place (5.5, 21.75) in the women’s open. Mysuru’s Sharadhi Shastry (5) secured the tenth place. Shree Krishna Pranama (7, 36.50), secured the second place in the Junior girls U-20 open while R.Sanjana (7) secured the second place in the junior girls U-20 category.

Kuttappa from Mysuru for Tokyo Olympics as boxing team coach

Mysorean C.A.Kuttappa will be accompanying the Indian boxing team for the 32nd Olympic Games to be held at Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8th as the chief coach. The team will leave for leave for Japan from their training base in Assisi on July 17.

Nine Indian pugilists have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, including five men and four women. They are Amit Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishnan (69 kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg) and Satish Kumar (+91 kg). The women’s squad comprises of M C Mary Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg).

The games open on July 23rd and boxing competitions start on July 24th and will go on upto August 2nd.

C.A.Kuttappa is a resident of Gokulam in Mysuru. A Dronacharaya Award winner in 2018, Kuttappa is the second son of Late Achaiah and Shanthi. He is presently working in the Indian Army. He has represented Indian boxing team as its chief coach in many International events including the Rio Olympics.

Move to establish vending zone near Saraswathipuram University swimming pool opposed

The Mysore City Corporation’s move to establish one of the vending zones in front of the University swimming pool in Saraswathipuram has been opposed by the Mysore District Swimming Association and swimmers.

The MCC has proposed to establish vending zones at different places across Mysore to help street vendors. The places were identified by zonal commissioners of the MCC in their jurisdictions. It had asked the public to submit objections, if any.

It is not appropriate to set up vending zone near the pool which attracts swimmers of all age groups from morning to evening. The hygiene in the vicinity may be affected if vendors are allowed to operate. The MCC can choose another place since the identified location is near to college and school, a park of medicinal plants and a temple according to Sri.M.P.Nabhiraj, former University of Mysore’s swimming coach, who is presently the Joint Secretary of the Karnataka Swimming Association.

Varsha wins gold in Roller skating nationals

Mysuru’s top roller skater Dr. Varsha S Puranik, representing Karnataka in the 58th National roller skating championships held at Mohali, Punjab recently won a gold, a silver and a bronze in the senior women’s section. Varsha won the gold in the marathon event. Mysuru’s Diya Rao also won a gold in the championship. Varsha and Diya are coached by Ekalavya Awardee and Indian coach K.Srikantha Rao from Mysuru.

Mysore’s Nagaraj in Indian team

Mysore’s R.Nagaraj has been selected to represent India to compete in the 55 plus men’s section in the senior tennis World championship to be held in Umang, Croatia from August 29 to September 3rd 2021. The other members are Chandra Bhushan, Arun Agarwal and Sanjai Kumar.

ITF men’s tennis-Prajwal Dev, Suraj Prabodh go down in first round

Mysore lads Prajwal Dev and Suraj R Prabodh taking part in the ITF men’s tennis tournament at DLTA complex Delhi, lost in the first round in the men’s singles held in April 2021. Luca Castelnuvo (Sui) beat S.D.Prajwal Dev 6-4, 6-3, while Jonathan Mridha beat Suraj R Prabodh 6-3, 6-4 to move ahead.

Earlier in the final qualifying round Suraj R Prabodh beat USA’s Preston Brown 7-5, 6-4 and entered the main draw.

Senior ITF tennis- Nagaraj bags double

City’s veteran tennis player R.Nagaraj taking part in the Senior’s ITF men’s tennis tournament in Delhi won a grand double by winning the 55plus singles and doubles titles. he partnered with Arun Agarwal to win the doubles title.

Sports talent identification programme held in Mysore

The Centre for Sports Sciences, Bengaluru, based at Sree Kanteerava stadium, jointly with the DYES, Government of Karnataka conducted a sports identification programme at the Chamundivihar sports complex on March 25, 26th 2021.

The programme was conducted for all sports persons aged from 8 to 16 years (boys & girls). Around 600 sports persons from different sports disciplines like athletics, swimming, fencing, wrestling, archery, badminton, cycling, gymnastics, diving and shooting took part.

Scientific parameters like strength, endurance, mobility, motar capacity and speed of the sports persons were tested. The selected sports persons will be supported by the Centre for Sports Sciences with a athlete monitoring system and long term athlete development program as per Centre for Sports Sciences Director, Sri. Anthony Chacko. Ph:9731128396.

PGTI NCR Open golf championship 2021-Udhayan Mane triumphs-Mysore lads Aalaap and Yashas fare well

Udhayan Mane with a four-day aggregate score of 14-under-274 (71+67+67+69) won the title, on the final day of the Prometheus School sponsored Delhi-NCR open golf championship played at the Golden greens golf club, Gurugram, in March 2021.

Three players, Shivendra Singh Sisodiya, S,Chikkarangappa and Aman Raj tied with an identical four-day aggregate score of 12-under-276 and finished second, third and fourth respectively. Mysore lad I.L .Aalaap returned with a four-day card of four-under-284 and secured the sixteenth place. Another Mysorean M.S. Yashas Chandra finished with an aggregate score of two-under-286 and secured the 29th place in the final ranking.

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