PUNE: Ajit Patil won the 42kg freestyle wrestling gold. The Kolhapur lad grappled with three rivals in quick succession for the title at the Shiv Chhatrapti sports complex here on Tuesday.
Pakistan’s Salamat Ali was the first opponent to get trapped in the Indian’s wiles, losing 1-4 after trailing 0-3 at one stage. England’s Jack Longthorne then stepped forward and Patil tamed him 13-0. Canada’s Jonathan Babulall’s misery ended when the Indian was declared winner by a fall in round one.
Sikki shocks Robertshaw
In badminton, unseeded Nelakurthy Sikki Reddy shocked the second-seeded Kate Robertshaw of England 21-11, 21-19 to enter the women’s singles quarterfinals after the top-seeded Saina Nehawal’s expected easy entry into the last eight stage with a 21-7, 21-4 victory over South African Deborah Hay Beth Godfrey.
In the men’s singles, the top-seeded R. M. V Guru Sai Dutt also entered the men’s singles quarterfinal with a 21-4, 21-2 win over Joel Dubel.
The results: Wrestling: Freestyle: Men’s 42 kg final: 1. Ajit Patil (Ind), 2. Salamat Ali (Pak), 3. Jonathon Babulall (Can). 46 kg final: 1. Deepak (Ind), 2. Ali Haider (Pak), 3. James Luu (Can). Table Tennis: Second round: Women’s sngles: Neha Agarwal (Ind) bt Lisa Amanda Collymore (Bar) 11-1, 11-6, 11-6; Soumi Mondal (Ind) bt Ayesha Khan (Pak) 11-2, 11-1, 11-9. Men’s singles: Second round: Soumyajit Ghosh (Ind) bt William Vagi Stevens (Png) 11-4, 11-3, 11-3; Sathiyan Gnanesakaran (Ind) bt Craig Hardie (Sco) 117, 11-8, 14-12. Tennis: Men: Sita Ram Sudhanwa (Ind) bt Scott Clayton (Jersey) 6-4, 6-0. Doubles: Ogan McKenzie & Finn Tearney (NZ) bt Sita Ram Sudhanwa & Akash Wagh (Ind) 7-5, 6-4. Women: Yuki Bhambri (Ind) bt Paul Wilson (Malay) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Tanvi Shah & Rashmi Teltumbde (Ind) bt Norah Brown & Leigh Iro Maeva (Cook Islands) 6-1, 6-0. Boxing: Preliminary round: Fly: Sunil Sadhu (Ind) bt Ronald Woodside (Bah) RSC 1st round. Bantam: Yankala Durga Rao (Ind) bt Mike Oliver (Omr) on pts 17-3. Feather: Vikas Krishna (Ind) bt Steven Wilcox (Can) on pts 11-1.
Corrections and Clarifications
Yuki Bhambri (Ind) bt Paul Wilson (Malay) is reported under Women in theresults column of the report "Ajit Patil claims Gold" (Sport, October 15).Yuki Bhambri is a boy.