With a haul of five gold medals, Vellore emerged overall champions in the Tamil Nadu Senior Weightlifting Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the city. While S Balamurugan (56kg), A Aswin Kumar (69kg), P Prakash (85kg), N Mohana Sundaram (94kg) bagged gold in the men’s categories, S Saratha (90kg) managed the same in the women’s segments to help manage Vellore with the best gold-medal tally. They also eked out as many silver and three bronze.
Results (men): 56kg: S Balamurugan (Vellore) 223kg, M Rajan (Thiruvallur) 216kg, R Solomon (Thiruvallur) 202kg; 62kg: M Antony Raj (Tuticorn) 251kg, K Selvakumar (Thiruvallur) 243kg, M Anandan (Vellore) 238kg; 69kg: A Aswin Kumar (Vellore) 247kg, P Raja (Tiruvannamalai) 240 kg, V Karthik (Thiruvallur) 233kg; 77kg: S Sebastian Joseph (Chennai) 280kg, P Natesan (Vellore) 270kg, J Srinivasan (Vellore) 257kg; 85kg: P Prakash (Vellore) 273kg, M Regi (Kanyakumari) 264kg, N Ezhumalai (Tiruvannamalai) 252kg; 94kg: N Mohana Sundaram (Vellore) 268kg, V Suresh Kumar (Tiruvannamalai) 253kg, T Loganathan (Pudukottai) 239kg; 105kg: M Elavarasan (Tiruvannamalai) 230kg, Vignesh (Chennai) 209kg, AP Koteswaran (Salem) 207kg; +105kg: P Manoj Prabhakar (Tanjore) 246kg, GP Ganesh Kumar 225kg. Women: 48kg: D Kalpana (Pudukottai) 122kg, K Vijayalakshmi (Vellore) 105kg, H Koteeswari (Vellore) 94kg; 53kg: S Saratha (Vellore) 90kg, K Anjali (Vellore) 77kg, K Bharathi (Salem) 74kg; 58kg: E Oviya (Chennai) 140kg, P Viji (Tiruvarur) 77kg; 63kg: S Dharani (Thanjavur) 126kg, Kadeeja Begum (Salem) 110kg, R Chandra (Tiruvarur) 88kg; 69kg: P Anuradha (Pudukottai) 164kg, R Janaki (Vellore) 100kg, S Jayabharathi (Chennai) 74kg; 76kg: A Annai (Tiruvarur) 96kg, D Yamini (Chennai) 86kg, J Mohana (Salem) 85kg; +75kg: A Anbarasi (Salem) 110kg, D Agaliya (Vellore) 85kg, K Krishna Veni (Chennai) 85kg.
Akshay scalps five
S Akshay Kumar scored 42 runs and took five wickets to help Budding Stars Cricket Academy thrash AVM Cricket Academy by 132 runs in the Skylab CAC U-14 Winter Cricket Tournament held at the tube Products Cricket Ground.
Brief scores: Budding Stars Cricket Academy 150-7 in 25 overs ( S Akshay Kumar 42, D Prashanth Prabhu 45) bt AVM Cricket Academy 18 all out in 12.4 overs (S Akshay Kumar 5-4, Prem Vinayak 3-2).
MAS CA 147-2 in 25 Overs (S Kishan Kumar 57, S Kishore Kumar 25) bt Chennai Stars CA 87 in 24.4 Overs (Joel Roshan 44, S Kishore Kumar 3- 10).
AVM CA 77-8 in 25 Overs (Dhiraj Rathore 21, N Harish 3-5) lost to Stumped CF 78-3 in 17 Overs (V Dinesh Kumar 39 no).
Stumped CF 110-7 in 25 Overs (V P Amith 20, V Dinesh Kumar 48) lost to MAS CA 111-3 in 24.3 Overs (S Kishan Kumar 30, Sunil Rithik 26, S Kishore Kumar 21 no)
Chennai Stars CA 108-5 in 25 Overs (Aryan Das Gupta 50) lost to Skylab CA ‘B’ 109- 2 in 21.5 overs (S P Jayanth 45 no).
AS CA 125-9 in 25 Overs (Gowtham Eswar B 28, Dattatreya V 26 , V Aakash 4-24) bt Kingstar Ca 78 in 21.5 Overs (Sunitl Rithik S 4-11, S Kishan Kumar 3-11).