Here are the key updates and results from Indian sports on September 29.

GOLF

In the Lacoste Ladies Open de France golf tournament, Indian golfers Vani Kapoor and Amandeep Drall started strongly after recovering from shaky beginnings in the first round. Vani, who started from the tenth, had two bogeys in her initial three holes but managed to finish two-under 70, securing the Tied-30th position. On the other hand, Amandeep, who had three bogeys in her first four holes, ultimately carded one-under 71, placing her at Tied-45th. With Diksha Dagar taking a week off ahead of the Hero Women’s Indian Open, Vani and Amandeep are the sole Indian representatives in the tournament.

TENNIS

Sivaji Pilla achieved success in the World Deaf Tennis Championship in Crete, Greece, winning individual bronze and doubles silver medals in the youth section. In the bronze medal match, Sivaji defeated Vicente Cabo Chapa of Spain with a score of 6-3, 6-3. In the doubles final, Vicente and Marek defeated Arshit and Sivaji with a score of 9-7. It marked the first time the youth section was introduced in the World Deaf Tennis Championship, and India fielded two boys in this event. The coach praised SAI and the national federation for their support and mentioned that this experience would boost the confidence of the young players.

MOTORSPORT

Sarthak Chavan, a 16-year-old from Pune, had a stellar performance in the fourth round of the MRF MMSC fmsci Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2023. He secured pole position in both the premier Pro-Stock Open categories (301-400cc and 165cc). In the Pro-Stock 301-400cc Open, Sarthak’s lap time of 01 minute, 50.764 seconds outpaced his competitors. Later, in the Pro-Stock 165cc Open category, he secured another pole position. Hyderabad’s Vigesh Goud claimed pole position in the Novice (Stock 165cc) category. Additionally, the TVS Apache RTE, the first electric race-spec motorcycle to participate in the National championship, made its debut during a practice session. Chennai’s Kavin Quintal led the practice session for the Idemitsu Honda India Talent Cup (NSF 250R).

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