Indian Sports highlights, November 24: SatChi in semis, HSP out; Bhanwala earns shooting bronze

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Here were all the key updates from November 24, Friday:

Anish Bhanwala grabs bronze

Anish Bhanwala has followed his team bronze in the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Asian Games a month or so ago with an individual bronze in the same event at the ISSF World Cup in Qatar, Doha. The 21-year-old had also won an individual bronze in the Cairo World Cup earlier this year. A relatively great 2023 for the lad from Karnal, Haryana.

Prannoy suffers defeat

The only singles player from India in this tournament is also out.

Prannoy was up against a tough opponent Kodai Naraoka and the Indian suffered a straight game loss 21-9, 21-14. As soon as the match began, Naraoka dominated the proceedings while Prannoy was guilty of committing too many errors. The Indian pushed hard in the opening half of the second game but once again errors surfaced and he couldn't stop Naraoka from winning the second game too.

Akhil Sheoran finishes fifth

Akhil Sheoran finished fifth in the final of the 50m 3 Positions rifle event at the World Cup Final in Doha, Qatar. Earlier, he made it to the final after coming sixth in the qualification.

Satwik-Chirag through to semis

Solid from Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty at the China Masters. They have maintained their good form to win their quarterfinal tie against Indonesia's Leo Rolly Carnando and Daneil Marthin 21-16, 21-14.

Although they started tentatively, committing multiple errors in the opening period, but found their groove and won important points to clinch the first game. It was in the second game that Satwik-Chirag were at their attacking best, winning a slew of points to ensure they gain a healthy lead. The Indonesian pair tried to make a comeback but it was not enough as Satwik-Chirag won the second game and also the match.

The Indian duo improved their head-to-head record to 4-0 against Carnando and Marthin.

What happened yesterday?

Satwik-Chirag and HS Prannoy won their respective matches to progress to next round in China Masters.

Ganemat Sekhon finished fifth in the women's skeet final at the season-ending ISSF World Cup Final in Doha.

Anahat Singh, only 15, won the women's singles title at the senior national squash championships, after top seed Tanvi Khanna had to retire from the final due to an injury.

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