India’s Kartik wins singles but US beat fighting Internationals narrowly

first_img First Published: 10th December, 2019 09:02 IST Written By Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 10th December, 2019 09:02 IST India’s Kartik Wins Singles But US Beat Fighting Internationals Narrowly India’s promising amateur Kartik Sharma scored a superb singles win on the final day of the second Junior Presidents Cup golf tournament India’s promising amateur Kartik Sharma scored a superb singles win on the final day of the second Junior Presidents Cup golf tournament. Sharma ranked 190th on the World Amateur Golf Rankings, beat Stephen Campbell, Jr. who is a 2019 Rolex Junior All American and won the 2018 US Kids Teen World Championships. Sharma won 3-up as the match finished on the 16th hole.READ | Bala Devi Scripts Indian Women’s 3rd Straight Gold In South Asian GamesOn the first day, Sharma and Andi Xu lost to Preston Summerhays and Jackson Van Paris 6 and 4 in the day’s shortest match in the Foursomes. In the Four-Ball, Sharma and Xu went down 1-3 to Vishnu Sadgopan and Benjamin Jones. Sharma, based in New Delhi, plays at the DLF Golf and Country Club and is coached by Anitya Chand, a former Asian Games participant for India.READ | Ankit, Kalaivani Lead India To Six Boxing Gold Medals At 13th SAGDefending champions, the United States Team, however, withstood a gallant fight back from the International team to win the Junior Presidents Cup for a second consecutive time at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club on Monday. After taking a comfortable 9-3 lead from the opening day’s Four-Ball and Foursomes sessions, the American junior golfers saw the International Team pull to within three points in the Singles session through five wins in the top six matches, including a win by India’s Sharma.  But after that the Americans once again pushed hard and won through wins by Ian Siebers, Michael Thorbjornsen, Alexander Yang and Vishnu Sadagopan scored the final win to secure the title for the US Team at 13-11. Sharma won the New South Wales Amateur Open in Australia in January and also the Indian Golf Union Western India Amateur Championship by one stroke.  He is the second Indian to feature in the Junior Presidents Cup following Rayhan Thomas’ appearance in 2017. READ | MLB Winter Meetings: What To Expect From LA Dodgers In The Off-seasonREAD | Seattle Seahawks’ DK Metcalf Gets A Signature Coffee; It’s Called ‘Decaf Metcalf’ FOLLOW UScenter_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Losing more gold medals? Not worried says Bolt

first_imgUsain Bolt The world’s fastest man Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt says he harbors no fear of losing further relay medals should future tests reveal doping violations by teammates.Bolt, former world record holder Asafa Powell and Michael Frater were stripped of their 2008 Olympic 4x100m relay gold medal when first leg runner Nesta Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine after samples were re-tested.Bolt’s Olympic medal tally was reduced to eight instead of nine as a result, robbing him of the famous triple-triple accolade in the process.The medals lost could, however, be quite significant for the global icon should Carter’s samples fail to pass the future re-tests.Carter was the starter in the 2012 Olympic Games relay team and 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championship teams.  The 31-year-old Carter has since appealed the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).“Even if I lose all my relay gold medals, for me, I did what I had to do, my personal goals,” Bolt said in a recent CNN interview.The sprinter has ruled out an appearance at the 2022 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.“Maybe if it had come before the Olympics, maybe it would have taken away a little from me, and then I would have thought about it, but the fact that I got the chance to say, ‘the triple-triple,’ kind of made me feel good,” he said.last_img read more