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Indian shuttlers shine at Badminton Asia Junior Championships

Six singles players and one doubles pair won their matches and reached the round of 32.

Indian shuttlers shine at Badminton Asia Junior Championships
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Lakshay Sharma in action during the boy's singles R64 match (BAI)

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 12 July 2023 2:59 PM GMT

The Badminton Asia Junior Championships witnessed an outstanding display of skill and determination as Indian young guns made their mark in the round of 64 stage at the tournament held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday.

Six singles players and one doubles pair won their matches and reached the round of 32.

In the boys' singles category, Lakshay Sharma demonstrated an exceptional level of dominance, securing a resounding victory of 21-9, 21-9 against M Joy of Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Ayush Shetty emerged triumphant in a thrilling three-game match against Al Fajri of Indonesia with a final score of 21-14, 18-21, 21-19.

Samarveer also exhibited his remarkable skills, securing a hard-fought victory of 21-19, 21-19 against Awan Usman of Hong Kong. However, Dhruv faced a tough challenge against Yudai Okimoto of Japan and unfortunately succumbed to a 13-21, 13-21 defeat.

In the girls' singles category, Anmol Kharb displayed her class and stroke play as she called the shots during her match against Akansha Raj of the UAE, clinching victory with an impressive score of 21-7, 21-8.

Rakshitha Sree triumphed over Phuong Bui of Vietnam with a score of 21-17, 21-15 whereas Shriyanshi Valishetty also came out on top by securing a convincing win of 21-11, 21-14 against Nayonika Rajesh of the UAE.

In the mixed doubles category, Arul Murugan and Srinidhi showcased steller coordination and outplayed Deng Chi and Hoi Liu of Hong Kong with a score of 21-17, 21-8.

The duo of Samarveer and Radhika Sharma will play their round of 64 mixed doubles match later tonight.

As the Badminton Asia Junior Championships continue, the winners of today will play in the round of 32 next tomorrow.

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