Kadian bags bronze; Yuki, Prannoy continue winning run at YOG

Singapore: Wrestler Kadian Satywart won a
bronze in 100kg freestyle event, while shuttler H S Pronnoy
and tennis star Yuki Bhambri kept their medal hopes alive as
Indians had a good day in office in the inaugural Youth
Olympic Games here on Tuesday.

After Pooja Dhanda won India the silver yesterday, Kadian
fetched the second medal for the country after beating
Petriashvili Geno of Georgia 3-1 in the 100kg Freestyle to
clinch the bronze medal on the third day of the event.

Earlier, Kadian finished second in Group B as he lost to
Cuban Conyedo Ruano Abraham de Jesus 0-3 before beating Dhesi
Parmvir of Canada 3-0 and South African Schutte Andries 3-1.
She then beat Petriashvili Geno, who finished second in Group
A, to win the bronze.

In badminton, Prannoy pulled off a brilliant win over
Chinese Taipei`s Hsieh Feng-Tse 21-13, 18-21, 24-22 in a
51-minute battle to reach the semifinals of the boy`s singles
badminton event at the Indoor Stadium here.

In tennis, sixth seed Indian Yuki Bhambri continued his
good run and thrashed Huang Liang-Chi 6-2, 6-4 to set up a
clash with John Morrissey of Ireland in the prequarterfinals

Among other Indians in fray, Arjun produced his personal
best of 63.90m in boys discus to top the qualification event
and qualify for the final round, while in boys 3000m
qualification, Indrajeet Patel clocked 8:15:02 for a ninth
place finish.

In rowing, Yasin Khan and Gurpreet Singh advanced to
the final round after finishing fifth in the junior men`s pair
semifinals, while Thomas Nimmy and Deo Mitali Sekhar secured a
sixth place in junior women`s pair semifinal to make it to the
final round.


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