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Indian sports news wrap, July 1


Youth Women’s Nationals: Asian Junior Champions Nikita, Kirti advance to final with dominating wins

The Asian Junior Champions Nikita Chand and Kirti continued their impressive run at the ongoing 6th youth women’s national boxing championship by registering comprehensive victories to enter the finals on the fifth day.

Going up against Khushi Singh of Madhya Pradesh in her semi-final bout, Nikita (60kg) of Uttarakhand was at the top of her game and secured a 5-0 win by unanimous decision. Utilizing her agility and precision, she hardly gave her opponent any chances of making a comeback in the bout.

Kirti (81+) on the other hand, had to hardly break a sweat in her bout as she got the better of Jagruti Both from Maharashtra with her attacking approach after the referee stopped contest (RSC) in the first round.

Nikita will now face Siya of Delhi in the finals whils Kirti will go up against Nirjhra Baba of Rajasthan in their quest of securing a gold medal.

Continuing her momentum, Asian Junior Championship silver medallist Supriya Devi (54kg) of Manipur earned a hard fought 4-1 win against Babita Singh of Uttar Pradesh. She will now square off against Tanu of Haryana in the finals.

In the 50kg category, Anshu of Haryana proved to be too strong for Khushi Jadhav of Maharashtra as she recorded a stellar victory after the referee stopped contest (RSC) in the third round. She will take the ring against Chanchal Choudhary of Uttar Pradesh in the finals.

Haryana has the highest representation of pugilists in the finals with a total of eight pugilists, followed by Uttarakhand with four pugilists.

-Team Sportstar


The executive committee and members of the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai (SJAM) paid tribute to the sports journalists on the eve of World Sports Journalists’ Day on July 2.

– Team Sportstar


AITA men’s tennis tournament: Jagmeet Singh beat Eklavya Singh

Jagmeet Singh beat Eklavya Singh 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Janmejaya Dash memorial Rs.100,000 AITA men’s tennis tournament at the Neelachal Academy on Saturday.

The doubles title was bagged by Udit Kamboj and Denim Yadav.

The results:

Singles (final): Jagmeet Singh bt Eklavya Singh 6-4, 6-4; Semiifnals: Jagmeet bt Ajay Malik 7-6(3), 6-2; Eklavya bt Denim Yadav 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles (final): Udit Kamboj & Denim Yadav bt Tushar Mittal & Deep Munim 6-1, 6-2.

-Team Sportstar


M. Manoj and C. Reshma who were named as KFA’s player of the year in the men’s and women’s sections.

M. Manoj and C. Reshma who were named as KFA’s player of the year in the men’s and women’s sections.
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Manoj, Reshma win KFA’s player of the year awards

Thiruvananthapuram’s M. Manoj has been named as Kerala Football Association’s Player of the Year 2022-2023 in the men’s section. Kannur’s C. Reshma is the Player of the Year in the women’s section.

The gold medals for the State’s best players were presented during the KFA’s special general body meeting held at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

Kozhikode’s Melbin Thomas was named as the best referee while ThrissurA.A. Abu Thahir was adjudged as the best assistant referee.

-Stan Rayan

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