The world carrom champion is a 24-year-old from Chennai who has been winning global plaudits. Born to an auto driver, Ilavazhagi stormed her way into the carrom scene with her near-perfect strikes and unflappable demeanour. Ilavazhagi hopes to get sponsors to back her up internationally as the monetary scenario when it comes to funding of carrom seems bleak.
HYDERABAD: Abdul Sagir of Nagpur bagged a double winning the men’s singles and doubles carrom titles in the 26th all-India Reserve Bank of India sports meet which concluded here on Saturday.
The results: Carrom: Men: Final: Abdul Sagir (Nagpur) bt G. Shiva 25-12, 24-25, 25-14; 3rd place: H. K. Umesh (Bengaluru) bt V. S. K. Naidu (Hyd) 19-18, 15-25, 25-24; Doubles: Final: Abdul Sagir & Anil Rambhad (Nagpur) bt V.S.K. Naidu & Y. Balasundar (Hyd) 25-2, 15-25, 25-5; 3rd place: G. Shiva & N. Venkatramana (Bengaluru) bt P.K. Sethi & H.S. Shah 25-7, 25-11.
Women: singles: Sangeetha Chandurkar (Mumbai) bt Shabhabathi Kumari (Patna) 25-24, 21-25, 25-17; 3rd place: Kavitha Somanchi (Bengaluru) bt R. Saritha (Chennai) 25-10, 25-14; Doubles: Final: R. Saritha & S. Rajalakshmi (Chennai) bt Kavitha Somanchi & V. Latha (Bengaluru) 12-25, 25-15, 25-19; 3rd place: Sangeeta Chandurkar & S. Karanjkar (Mumbai) bt Sima Dutta &/ Kajol Bhattacharya (Kol) 25-5, 25-5.
HYDERABAD: Mumbai won the men’s team carrom championship title with a 2-1 win over Hyderabad in the final of the 26th all-India Reserve Bank of India sports meet here on Wednesday.
The results: carrom: Team championship: Men: Final: Mumbai bt Hyderabad 2-1 (A.J. Salve bt V.S.K. Naidu 25-23, 19-21, 25-2; A.J. Salvi bt Y. Balsunder 9-23, 18-15, 22-1; Vinod Gajarmal lost to S. Raghunath 20-22, 7-20). Semifinals: Hyderabad bt Nagpur 2-1 (Naidu bt A.S. Rambahad 25-7, 5-12, 24-11; Raghunath bt H.S. Hedaoo 23-8, 25-6; Balsunder lost to Abdul Sagir 25-13, 25-10). Mumbai bt Bangalore 2-1 (Gajarmal bt P. Narayana 24-6, 23-4; H.K. Umesh lost to G. Shiva 19-21, 6-25; Salve bt N. Venkataramana 19-7, 25-3).
Women: Final: Bangalore bt Mumbai 3-0 (Malathi Ramesh bt Supriya Harsha 22-12, 25-0; Kavitha Somanchi bt Varsha Pandit 25-0, 25-0; V. Latha bt K. Shyamala 25-16, 25-22). Semifinals: Bangalore bt Kolkata 3-0 (Kavitha bt Kalyani Chakravarthy 25-0, 25-1; Latha bt Seema Dutta 25-8, 25-5; Malathi bt Kajal Bhattacharya 24-13, 21-13). Mumbai bt Chennai 3-0 (Shyamala bt S. Rajalaxmi 25-11, 25-0; Supriya bt Kannaki 18-10, 25-6; Sangeetha Chandurkar bt R. Sareetha 25-9, 25-5).
NEW DELHI: Rashmi Ranjan starred in Indian Audit and Accounts’ 3-0 victory over NABARD in the women’s section of the 10th National inter-institutional carrom championship at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Tuesday.
The results: Men: Indian Airlines bt NABARD 3-0; LIC bt United Insurance 3-0.
Women: Indian Audit and Accounts bt NABARD 3-0; Reserve Bank of India bt Petroleum Sports Promotion Board 3-0.
Source : http://www.hindu.com/2008/11/26/stories/2008112652681800.htm