Railways claim Sr national men’s hockey title
GWALIOR: Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) dished out a scintillating performance to stun defending champions Punjab 3-2 and lift the ninth Senior National Men’s Hockey Championship crown here on Sunday.
Harsahib Singh (35th, 45th minutes) scored a brace while Dilpreet Singh (57th) struck late for the winners. Rupinder Pal Singh (23rd) and Ramadeep Singh (60th) scored for Punjab.
Earlier, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) beat Punjab & Sind Bank 4-1 to clinch the bronze medal.
KARNA, PUNJAB WIN IN SR WOMEN’S NATIONALS
HISAR,HARYANA: Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Maharashtra and Punjab registered wins in their respective pool matches on the third day of the ninth Senior Women’s National Championship (Division A) here on Sunday.
In Pool A, Karnataka registered their second consecutive win by beating Hockey Coorg 3-0. Punjab defeated Kerala Hockey 3-0 in Pool D. Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy secured a 3-1 win over Hockey Bhopal in another match.
‘A’ TEAM BEATS FRANCE IN HOCKEY TEST
GORAKHPUR, UP: The India ‘A’ women’s hockey team came back from a goal down to beat France ‘A’ 3-2 in the second match of the series on Sunday.
Mariana Kujur (19th minute), Lalremsiami (30th) and Mumtaz Khan (34th) scored to eke out the win for the hosts after Mickaela Lahlah had given France ‘A’ lead in the 14th minute.
The visitors scored their second goal through Guusje Van Bolhuis (58th), but the home team held on to register the series-levelling win.
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM FACES NEPAL
BHUBANESWAR: Hosts India would look to seal a place in the final of the Hero Gold Cup women’s international football tournament when they face Nepal in their second round-robin match here on Monday.
India began their campaign with a 1-0 win over Iran on Satur- day with Anju Tamang finding the net in the 48th minute and a win on Monday would take them to final of the four-team event.
ADVANI WINS NATIONAL SNOOKER TITLE
INDORE: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Sunday claimed yet another Senior National Snooker title with a thumping win over young Laxman Rawat in a one-sided final here. Advani took his younger opponent Rawat to the cleaners with a 6-0 win in the final. Advani annexed the national title, this time in snooker, taking his total tally of Indian championships to a whopping 32 gold medals.
LAKSHYA GUIDES AAI TO INTER-STATE FINAL
GUWAHATI: Asian junior champion Lakshya Sen guided Airports Authority of India (AAI) to the final of the 74th Inter StateInter Zonal Badminton Championships here on Sunday. With a commanding 3-0 victory over Andhra Pradesh, AAI will play Railways in final after the latter beat Assam 3-1 to return to the final for the first time since 2011.
Sen beat Andhra’s Jagadeesh K 21-10, 21-13 in men’s singles.
Railways Sports Promotion Board players with the senior national men’s hockey trophy.