Chandigarh golfer Karandeep Kochhar sank a total of 16 birdies during the four rounds and finished with an overall score of eight-under-280 to earn Rs 4,49, 850 as prize money. He also jumped to 25th spot in the PGTI Order of Merit.
Shubhankar Sharma shot a final round score of five-under-67 to win his fifth title on the PGTI circuit and took home a prize money of Rs 15 lakh.
The veteran athlete won the silver medal with a jump of 6.76 M in triple jump apart from winning the bronze medal in long jump category with a jump of 2.76 M.
Besides Sukhjeet, forward Maninder Singh and defender Sanjay Kumar, both current CHFA trainees as well as part of the Indian camp in Bengaluru at present, were also named in the junior squad that takes on Japan on October 22.
On Friday, Sandhu, who won his maiden Asian Tour title in the form of Yeangder TPC in Taipei last week, ended last year’s disappointment and emerged champion in the Taiyeho Club Challenge Tournament on the Japan Challenge Tour in Saitama, Japan.
A regular on the Asian Tour and having played on the European Tour as well, Jeev has played only five times in the PGTI circuit since 2008.
Jeakson Singh became the first Indian to score a goal in a FIFA World Cup at any age group.
Chandigarh golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu won his maiden title on the Asian Tour in the $500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship at Taipei.
Having finished in the top four in the snooker U-18 nationals in Pune, Ranveer has been chosen in the Indian U-16 snooker team.
Milkha Singh's wax statue was unveiled in Chandigarh, which will be displayed at the upcoming Madame Tussauds’ museum in Delhi.
Earlier this year, Man Kaur was the only athlete to compete in the +100 category in World Masters Games in Auckland and won the 100m with a timing of one minute and 14 seconds.
PCA unanimously elected Punjab industrialist Rajinder Gupta as its president and former Punjab Ranji player RP Singla as secretary of the association after its 69th annual general body meeting on Sunday.
Sunny Dhaliwal surrendered his Canadian passport in order to be eligible to play for India’s U-17 squad in the FIFA World Cup.
A couple of days ago, during the team’s final days of preparation, India’s Portuguese coach Luis Norton de Matos did a snap poll among the team members to pick the captain. Amarjit won.
With his contract with the Dallas Mavericks ending this year, Satnam Singh Bhamara is back in India and the lad from Ballo Ke village talks about his experience with the Mavericks in the Summer League and their affiliate team Texas Legends in the G League.
While his first IM norm came in 2012, the youngster had to wait till 2016 to earn his second IM norm and when FIDE, the world chess body, awarded Gusain the International Master title last month; it marked a major step in the player’s career.
Arora, who started swimming along with her brother Soparsh Aroraat Sector 23 swimming pool, won her first medal at the senior level when she won silver in the 50 m breast stroke at the 69th National Aquatic Championships in Rajkot in 2015.
CHANDIGARH GOLFER Saaniya Sharma (30) ended a 25-month title drought by winning the 11th leg of the WPGT with five-over-218 in Hyderabad on Friday.
Top seed Sandhu scored a 3-2 (11-8, 10-12, 11-3, 9-11, 11-6) win over second seed Mohammed Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia in the final.
After Asian Championships, Kaur will start preparing for next year’s world masters athletics championships to be held in Spain. “By god’s grace, she is mentally and physically ready for the events. Her mantra is to eat well and rest well,” Singh added.
The cricketer was handed a cheque of Rs 21,000 by CSR Reddy, DGP, Punjab, and president of Chandigarh Golf Association, in the presence of DP Azad’s sons Sanjiv DP Azad and Munish DP Azad.
Gaurav Bhiduri showed his attacking approach but failed to land clean punches against Duke Ragan in the bantamweight (56 kg) semifinal at World Championships in Hamburg as USA boxer denied India its first ever final spot with a 5-0 win.
When Gaurav Bidhuri became only the fourth Indian boxer to reach the semi-finals of the World Championships, assuring himself of a medal after a 3-0 win over Tunisian Bilel Mhamdi in Hamburg, it brought back memories of all the quarter-final losses for the senior Bidhuri.
Kaul, whose brother Uday Kaul is a wicket-keeper batsman for Punjab, has also been training under gold medallist Abhinav Bindra’s mental trainer Dr Amit Bhattacharjee for six months.
In small homes and swelling cricket academies, in her native Punjab town and its neighbouring villages, the star of the Indian women’s team at the World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur, is firing many a dream. The Indian Express captures some.
Ajeetesh Sandhu fired a third round score of four-under-68 to set up his final round score of six-under-66, which included seven birdies, to finish third in the event on Sunday, his best result on the Asian Tour since 2011.
At the age of three, Rinku Hooda’s left arm was trapped in a paddy-sowing machine. For a long time, the youngest of the five siblings looked consigned to helping father Rohtash on the 12-acre farm in the village Dhamar near Rohtak.
Gurjant is among six uncapped players, who would be playing in the five-match Europe tour which would be his maiden opportunity to don the senior colours.
Manoj Kumar’s elder brother and coach Rajesh Kumar first approached the Kaithal administration about the former’s appointment in May 2012 before submitting an application to the Chief Minister Window on September 17, 2015.
While India’s semi-final record scorer Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar scored a half-century and stitched together a 95-run partnership for third wicket with Poonam Raut, India lost the final for the second time.
Born in Kodarkatta Purantola village in Motihari tehsil of Bihar, Sharad contacted polio in his left leg at the age of two. With father Surender Kumar being a farmer who was keen for his son to study, he was enrolled in St Paul’s School in Darjeeling, where he took up high jump in his later years.
When Indian women’s team was in Chandigarh last year, the city's women cricketers got a chance to bowl to the likes of Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and other Indian players in the nets, they also got a chance to celebrate Holi with the Indian team.
After false throws at the Paralympics, discus thrower wins bronze at World Championship. Dalal won the medal with a season-best throw of 19.02m in the F55 category. She is the third Indian medallist after Sundar Singh Gurjar and Amit Saroha.
Earlier in May, Aadil Bedi had won the Amateur Championship in Singapore. The youngster, who trains under coach Jesse Grewal, also trains under USA coach Bob Byman, a PGA tour member.
As a kid, Harmanpreet would often accompany her father to the Guru Nanak Stadium right opposite their house to play cricket with the local boys. The youngster would also pursue hockey and athletics at her Government School teams.
Saurav Ghosal, who achieved his career-best rank of 15 in December 2013, had reached the final of the Asian Squash Championships in Chennai in March this year before losing to Max Lee of Hong Kong. Ghosal incidentally lost the 2014 senior nationals final to Sandhu.