Sports Snippets

Ankita falls short again, loses final round of AO
Melbourne, Jan 13: Ankita Raina’s bid to qualify for a Grand Slam singles main draw failed yet again when she lost the final round of the Australian Open qualifying event to Serbian Olga Danilovic on Wednesday. (PTI)

Sarnobat, Sheoran, Rajeshwari win in shooting trials
New Delhi, Jan 13: Asian Games champion and Tokyo Olympics bound Rahi Sarnobat won the women’s 25m pistol event at national shooting trials here on Wednesday. Sarnobat beat a formidable finals field comprising of fellow Tokyo quota holders Manu Bhaker and Chinki Yadav, besides senior women’s sports pistol shooters and India internationals Annu Raj Singh and Anisa Sayyed. (PTI)

Rodrigues finishes 10th in 10th stage of Dakar Rally
Neom (Saudi Arabia), Jan 13: Hero MotoSports Team Rally rider Joaquim Rodrigues recorded his fourth top-10 finish at the Dakar Rally by claiming the 10th spot in the 10th stage that concluded, here on Wednesday. (PTI)

Renowned sports science expert to conduct swimming camp
New Delhi, Jan 13: TRenowned physiologist and sports science expert Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas will be conducting a national swimming camp at CSE Bangalore over six days between January 11 and February 21, the Sports Authority of India announced on Wednesday. His visit is expected to give a boost to the training and preparation of senior national campers and TOPS developmental swimmers like Srihari Nataraj, Kushagra Rawat and Mihir Ambre, who will get access to an internationally renowned expert. (PTI)

Jehan Daruvala to compete in Asian F3 for Mumbai Falcons
Mumbai, Jan 13: Mumbai Falcons is all set to become the first full-fledged team from India to compete in the F3 Asian Championship with star racer Jehan Daruvala headlining the outfit. The series commences in Dubai on January 29. The team that swept almost all the titles in the inaugural X1 League last year will be led by F2 racer Daruvala and British F3 runner-up Kush Maini. With former F2 and GT1 racer Armaan Ebrahim as the team principal and eight-time National Champion Rayomand Banajee as strategy and communications head for Mumbai Falcons is confident of winning the Championship. (PTI)

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