3rd win for India at World Juniors

PTI
Published Nov 9, 2018, 2:23 am IST
Updated Nov 9, 2018, 2:23 am IST
In the men singles next, Kiran George beat Arant A MyRini 21-6, 21-7.
Lakshya Sen
 Lakshya Sen

New Delhi: India’s mixed team registered its third consecutive win in their group ‘E’ tie, beating the lower ranked Faroe Islands 5-0 in the World Junior Badminton Champions-hips at Markham (Canada).

The Indian shuttlers, who are just a tie away from entering the quarterfinals, will play their last group match on Thursday against Algeria.

 

The team management on Tuesday decided to rest Asian Junior Champion and World No. 3 Lakshya Sen, giving other players some required match practice before the crucial knockout phase.

The men doubles pair of Manjit Khawairapam and Dingku Singh defeated Jonas Djurhuus and An M Jacobsen 21-11, 21-7 while Gayatri Gopichand, playing the women singles, downed Lena Maria Joensen 21-8, 21-7 rather easily as India took a 2-0 lead.

In the men singles next, Kiran George beat Arant A MyRini 21-6, 21-7.

The women doubles duo of Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto then handed a 21-9, 2-19 defeat to Lena aria Joensen and Alma Mohr Pedersen and in the last rubber, Ashwini Bhatt and Sai-prateek Krishnaprasad completed the formality.

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