Yuki Bhambri And Arjun Win Silver In YOG
Yuki Bhambri put up a brave fight in the Boys’ Gold Medal Match before retiring with an injury in Singapore Youth Olympic Games. Yuki, seeded sixth, was trailing in the third set 1-4 after both the finalists shared a set each with identical 7-6 (4) wins. Yuki Bhambri, now, has to settle with the silver medal while Columbian Juan Sebastien Gomez will walk away with the gold. Damir Dzumhur won the bronze defeating Victor Baluda of Russia 7-5, 6-1.
Another Indian to add to the points tally today was discus thrower Arjun. The 17 year old won silver in boys’ discus throw with an effort of 62.52 m. South African Jacques Du Plussis won the gold with a throw of 63.94 m. Arjun, who thrown his personal best of 63.9 m in the qualifiers to finish ahead of Du Plussis could not repeat in his accomplishment in the finals. However, in girls’ 5000m walk final India’s representative Khushbir Kaur finished poor 13th.
The boys’ basketball team registered their first win when they got over Panama 28-22 in the 17-20 round robin match. They earlier lost all the four group matches to finish fifth in the group.
In Table Tennis, Avik Das lost all three group stage matches against Belgian Emilien Vanrossomme, Austrian Stefan Leitgeb and Italian Leonardo Mutti. Later on, he lost the scond stage B match against Paraguayan Axel Gavilan. In girls’ section Mallika Bhandarkar also lost her group stage matches against Yuting Gu of China and I Kim Song of North Korea. However in the second Stage B match Mallika won Jolie Mafuta Ivoso of Congo.
Indian Judoka Subhash Yadav won his round 2 match against Diao Bauro before losing in the final of table B to Mansurkhuja Mumminkhujaev of Uzbekistan. In the bronze medal match Yadav lost to Dmytro Atanov of Ukraine. Neha Thakur lost the round 2 match in girls’ 44 kg section to Lesly Cano of Peru before winning her repechage A match against Dieulourdes Joseph. In the repechage A final she lost to Yaona Damyanova to end the adventure of the Indian Judo team empty-handed.
Indian Boxer Krishnan Vikash won the first match against Armenian Hrayr Matevosyan 7-2 in the preliminary stage. Now in the semifinal Vikash will face the challenge of Evaldas petrauskas of Lithuania on Sunday.
At the end of the day China (19-12-3) continued to lead the medal tally followed by Russia (14-10-8) and South Korea (7-2-2). India is at the 40th position with 4 silver and a bronze.