Aditi, Meiraba clinch U-19 singles titles

Aditi, Meiraba clinch U-19 singles titles

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Chandigarh, Aug 18 : Aditi Bhatt of Uttrakhand claimed two titles in the Yonex-Sunrise 28th Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Badminton Tournament at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Sunday.

Aditi caused a major surprise beating top ranked and favourite Unnati Bisht, also from Uttrakhand, 22-20, 13-21, 22-20 in a closely contested girls under-19 singles final in one hour and 18 minutes.

Aditi went on to claim the girls doubles title. Partnering with Tanisha Crasto, seeded second, defeated seventh seeded pair of Khushi Gupta and Drithi Yatheesh 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 in 65 minutes.

Top seed of Manipur emerged winner in the boys U-19 singles final by disposing of the challenge of second seed Sathish Kumar K of Tamil Nadu 21-12 21-11 in 41 minutes final.

In the boys doubles U-19 final fifth seeded pair of Yash Raikawar and Iman Sonowal toppled top seeds Manjit Singh Khawairakpam and Dingku Sing Konthoujam 21-12 21-15.(UNI)