Thursday, Jul 18 2019 | Time 18:33 Hrs(IST)
  • Former Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor, Jhala join BJP
  • Unauthorised colonies residents to get ownership rights of their properties soon: Kejriwal
  • Channi urges Centre to grant Rs 100 cr to celebrate 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  • Indonesia Open: Sindhu beats Mia Blichfeldt marches to quarters
  • New AP governor Harichandan to take oath on Jul 24
  • Demand for arbitration centers in States raised in Rajya Sabha
  • Governor's message to Speaker trigger uproar in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • Eight workers from Chatra killed in road accident in Tamilnadu
  • Moaists on rampage in Latehar, set four vehicles on fire
  • Two of family die in UP road accident
  • No confusion about ICJ verdict, it's in India's favour: MEA
  • TMC run Bidhannagar Municipality Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta resigns, blasts Mamata Banerjee govt
  • Direct tax amendments through Finance Act will promote 'Make in India', says Nirmala
  • Sub-zonal commander among four ultras arrested in Chatra
  • Number of Bengal film & TV stars join BJP

Telangana State Regatta: Preethi Kongara clinches gold

Hyderabad, Jul 12 (UNI) Preethi Kongara of Hyderabad clinched Gold while Lakshmi Nookarathnam won Silver at the Telangana Sailing Regatta Sub-Junior Championships held at the Yacht Club of Hyderabad Hussain Sagar, here on Friday.
Preethi and Lakshmi had reserved Gold and Silver while Lakshmi almost lost her second position to Jhansi Priya Laveti when she finished a terrible 18th position. Jhansi won the last race taking the competition down to the wire losing silver by just 3 points. However, she fought hard and retained her second position.
Preethi got 7 wins out of 12 and had a stupendous margin of 35 points over her nearest rival Lakshmi, both students of the Yacht Club of Hyderabad.
After the end of 12 races, girls performed exceptionally well and grabbed the top 5 positions. They also secured 7th and 10th positions sweeping 7 of the top 10 positions.
Ravali Parandi, who was placed at Bronze with a 2 point lead over Jhansi Priya had a bad race with a capsize. And she had to concede the medal to Jhansi who won the race to clinch Bronze with a 11 point lead.
Meanwhile, the Boys saw Mahesh Gudde of Mahboobnagar winning the Gold with 110 points followed by Ajay Gajji and Karthick Neenavath of Vikarabad with 127 and 139 points winning Silver and Bronze medals respectively.
Sirisha Kerre of Mahboobnagar finished 7th overall and clinched the most promising Girl award after defeating the experienced sailors, while in boys Harshavardhan of Vikarabad grabbed the most promising Boy Sailor award.
“I have been with the sport of sailing for 50 years and have never seen such an outstanding precision performances by girls who seem to have some magical understanding with the wind shifts of Hussain Sagar”, said Lt Gen KS Rao , the President of the Telangana Sailing Association.

“Feels great to have some good sailing but the challenge lies ahead at the Monsoon Regatta where the entire National fleet from Bhopal, Bangalore, Chennai and Bombay will be here. The Telangana Sailors need to perform then at the end of July for all this to have any meaning “, said Suheim Sheikh Coach and President of the Yacht Club of Hyderabad.
More News
24 member Indian team for World Cup Kabbadi in Malaysia from July 20-28

24 member Indian team for World Cup Kabbadi in Malaysia from July 20-28

18 Jul 2019 | 6:15 PM

Chennai, July 18 (UNI) A 24-member Indian contingent-12 each in
Men and Women's sections-will participate in the World Cup Kabbadi
championship to be held at Melaka in Malaysia from July 20 to 28.

see more..
Rijiju assures 'extra financial support' for football

Rijiju assures 'extra financial support' for football

18 Jul 2019 | 5:27 PM

Ahmedabad, Jul 18 (UNI) Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju has affirmed that the ministry will 'provide extra financial help' to Indian Football propel to the next level.

see more..
Focus on sealing Olympic Qualification in Nov says skipper Manpreet Singh

Focus on sealing Olympic Qualification in Nov says skipper Manpreet Singh

18 Jul 2019 | 5:17 PM

Bengaluru, Jul 18 (UNI) The next three months will be all about bringing their best hockey to the fore and peaking at the right time to ensure the Indian Men's Hockey Team seal their berth for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

see more..
'No one's going to get closer to winning a World Cup than we did' : Boult

'No one's going to get closer to winning a World Cup than we did' : Boult

18 Jul 2019 | 3:55 PM

Wellington, Jul 18 (UNI) New Zealand quick Trent Boult revealed that his team's inability
to cross the line in the nail-biting ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 final against England
at Lord's still hadn't sunk in.

see more..

In a first, MMSC to introduce night Racing at MMRT, test session on Aug 7

18 Jul 2019 | 3:43 PM

Chennai, July 18 (UNI) Even as the National Championship season is
in full swing, promoters Madras Motor Sports Club was planning to
initiate a slew of long term plans that include night racing, the first of
its kind in India.

see more..