Dubai: Para-archers Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar Swami set up an all-Indian men’s compound open final after brilliant victories in the last-four stage of the 7th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking tournament. Jyoti Baliyan also cruised into the final in the women’s event, defeating Russia’s Dzhioeva Anastasia 139-138. In the semifinals, Rakesh defeated Turkey’s Aygan Erdogan 143-138 before Swami overcame a strong challenge from Slovakia’s former world No. 1 and last year’s champion Marcel Pavlik by just two points 145-143.
Naveen in semis of Strandja Memorial tourney
Naveen Boora (69kg) assured himself of at least a bronze by advancing to the semifinals, while Manjeet Singh (+91kg) entered the quarters on an all-win day for Indian boxers at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Boora defeated Brazil’s Eravio Edson 5-0 in the quarterfinals. Manjeet got the better of Ireland’s Gytis Lisinskas in his last-16 stage bout. Agencies