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The Bulgarian Junior International Championships 2019 drew to a close as Indian juniors concluded their campaign with three gold, one silver and two bronze medals in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria on Sunday. While Samiya Imad Farooqui clinched the girls’ singles gold, the girls’ doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Aditi Bhatt and the mixed doubles combine of Edwin Joy and Shruti Mishra put on a valiant effort as the rampaging Indian side ended up finishing on the top podium. https://twitter.com/BAI_Media/status/1160627632196558848 2017 U-15 Asian Junior Championships gold medallist Samiya Imad Farooqui put up a commanding display of her skills and strong nerves as she forged a powerful comeback from a game down to secure a 9-21, 21-12, 22-20 win over the second seed Anastasiia Shapovalova in 59 minutes. Indian Junior shuttler Samiya Imad Faruqui won gold in Women's Singles at the Bulgarian Junior International Championships on Sunday The girls’ doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Aditi Bhatt were equally impressive in their final only to decimate the Turkish top seeds Bengisu Ercetin and Zehra Erdem 21-15, 18-21, 21-18, as Edwin Joy and Shruti Mishra shone through. The duo brought more delight for the Indian contingent with their dominating 21-14, 21-17 win over the British second seeds Brandon Zhi Hao Yap and Abbygael Harris. Tanisha Crasto & Aditi Bhatt won gold in girl's doubles at the Bulgarian Junior International Championships The only final result that did not favour India was the boys’ doubles where the top-seeded British pair of William Jones and Brandon Zhi Hao inflicted a 21-19, 21-18 defeat on fourth seeds Ishan Bhatnagar and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala. A good crop of Indians bowed out in the semi-finals and had to settle for the bronze. In girls’ singles, Anastasiia Shapovalova beat India’s Malvika Bansod 21-13, 21-15 while in boys’ singles, India’s highly-talented junior World No. 15 Meiraba Luwang succumbed to a 19-21, 21-12, 18-21 defeat to the top seed and eventual champion Georgii Karpov.
Results GS: Samiya Imad Faruqui bt Anastasiia Shapovalova- 9-21;21-12, 22-20; XD: Edvin Joy & Shruti Mishra bt Brandon Zhi Hao/ Abbygael Harris-21-14; 21-17; GD: Tanisha Crasto/Aditi Bhatt bt Bengisu Ercetin/ Zehra Erdfm 21-15;18-21; 21-18; BD: Ishan Bhatnagar/Vishnuvardhan bt William Jones/Brandon Zhi Hao 19-21;18-21; GS: Malvika Bansod lost Anastasiia Shapovalova 13-21;15-21; BS: Meiraba Luwang lost Georgii Karpov 19-21; 21-12; 18-21
National Junior Coach, Sanjay Mishra expressing his delight at the Indian performance said, “The shuttlers displayed lot of nerve and resilience beating top seeded and higher ranked players.The performance here will definitely give loads of confidence to these junior players as we prepare for the upcoming World Championships.”