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APP women win two medals

HYDERABAD: Women boxers from the Andhra Pradesh Police team, who participated in the all-India Police Games in Jammu recently, won a silver and a bronze medal, Ms. Tejdeep Kaur Menon, Additional Director General of Police (Sports), said.

M. Varalakshmi of Visakhapatnam settled for the silver in the 75kg category after losing to Neethu of Haryana in the final. Earlier in the semifinals, she outpunched Patima Bist of Uttarakhand on points in the semifinal.

Ch. Nagavani of Guntur picked a bronze in the 69kg category after her loss to Pinkey of Haryana in the semifinals. Earlier, she defeated Hissie Nag of Jharkhand in the quarterfinals.

Tejdeep added that this was the first time a women's boxing team from the AP Police took part in the event and the results were very encouraging. “The credit should go to Arjuna awardee S. Jayaram, Sub-Inspector in the Hyderabad City Police,” she said.

Wrestling official dead

Mr. A. Narsing Rao, General Secretary, AP Amateur Wrestling Association, passed away here on Wednesday. He was in his late 60s and is survived by wife, three sons and a daughter. Rao was familiar for his trouble-shooting abilities in the Wrestling Federation of India over the years.

He was the Secretary of the State association for the past 12 years. The APOA acting president, Prof K. Ranga Rao, Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India secretary K. Jagadishwar Yadav, Mr. B.K. Haranath, treasurer, APOA, were among those who paid their last respects.

“We miss his presence and his contribution to the sport is really huge in the State,” the APOA said in a release. Amberpet in final

Amberpet recorded a 67-run win over HBCC in the semifinals of the ‘A' division one-day knock-out cricket tournament on Wednesday.

The scores: Amberpet 205 for seven (Arvind 56, Sandeep 59) bt HBCC 138 (Srinivasulu four for 21, Jitender Goud three for 43) .

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