LOCAL SPORTS SCAN
Tejan, Aashrun, Lydia, Pranjal in semis
PEDDEM: Tejan Fallary, Parteek Mahajan, Sushil Nayak and Aashrun Gautam moved into the men’s singles semifinals at the All Goa Major Ranking Badminton Tournament, organised by Panaji Krida Sankul at multipurpose stadium, Peddem. In women’s singles semis, Yasmin Sayed, Lydia Barreto, Anar Singbal and Pranjal Chimulkar have made it to the last four. Top seeds Tejan Fallary/Sunny Sawant will meet Parteek Mahajan/Sanath Kamat in men’s doubles semis while second seeds Floyd Araujo/Fredrick Fernandes will battle it out against Arjun Fallary/Dhruv Angle in the other semis. Karan Dhavaskar/Anushka Kuvelkar, Parag Chauhan/Supriya Kuchelkar, Tejan Fallary/Anar Singbal and Floyd Araujo/Pranjal Chimulkar have reached the mixed doubles semis. In women’s doubles, Anushka Kuvelkar/Pranjal Chimulkar will meet the young pairing of Tanushri Shadani/Disha Dutta in the semis while the other semis will be a contest between Yasmin Sayed/Lydia Barreto against the senior pairing of Vrushali Cardoso/Vineeta Adpaikar.
FC Goa’s Leewan Castana on exposure trip with India U-15 team
PANAJI: FC Goa youth product Leewan Castana has been selected in the India U-15 National Team that has flown off to Dubai for an exposure trip. Castana was part of the FC Goa’s U-14 team in the 2015/16 season. With him in the side, FC Goa finished runners-up in GFA U-14 League. He was promoted to the U-16 set up in the 2017/18 season. A Curtorim resident, Castana currently studies at St Rita’s High School.
All Goa cycle race at Gudi Paroda
PARODA: “INSIGHT” The society for Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs and a Charitable organisation will be organising All Goa cycling race “Parvat Conquer’ on Sunday, January 13, In Association with Cycling Goa, Supported by Xaxti Riders. The cycling rally will be flagged off at 7 am from Damodar HSS, Gudi Paroda. The race will be held in three categories — men, women and students. For more details contact Amit Desai (9637245212).