Varun wins silver in maiden jr final; Sukant grabs 2 silver medals
Pune: City based Purva Barve claimed her fourth international title in a row, while Varun Kapur in his maiden international final finished runners up in the Mongolia Junior (Under-19) International Series 2018 title at the National Sports Centre, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Both Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) trainees were joined by fellow players Sukant Kadam and Sanyogita Ghorpade who finished with silvers in Ireland and Hyderabad respectively to finish with 1 gold and four silver medals. Purva, Varun and Sukant are funded by the Kanetkar Sports Foundation (KSF), while Sanyogita is supported.
Top-seeded Purva who trains at the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) put aside No.2 Eshita Raju (India) 21-12, 21-10 in a 27-minute encounter. The title win added up to the crowns she won at Israel, Cyprus and Croatia earlier this year.
Ranked No 10 in the world, Purva dominated proceedings without dropping a game and stretched her winning streak to 23 matches at international level. Overall Purva claimed her sixth title of her career.
Mongolia Junior (Under-19) International Series 2018
Womens, Purva Barve
Final: bt 2-Eshita Raju. K (Ind) 21-13, 21-10.
Semifinal: bt Ji Won Kim (Kor) 21-16, 21-13.
Quarterfinal: bt Uyanga Munkhbat (Mgl) 21-7, 21-6.
Mens, 2-Varun Kapur
Final: lost to Han Kyeol Lee (Kor) 17-21, 9-21.
Semifinal: bt Tae Woong Choi (Kor) 21-12, 20-22, 21-10.
Quarterfinal: bt Temuulen Gombodorj (Mgl) 21-9, 21-9.
All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2018 at Hyderabad.
Womens Doubles, Sanyogita Ghorpade
Final: lost to 3-Aparna Balan and Sruthi KP 21-19, 19-21, 18-21.
Semifinal: bt Rutaparna Panda (Odh) and Arathi Sara Sunil (Ker) 18-21, 21-13, 21-8.
Quarterfinal: bt q-Apeksha Nayak (Kar) and Bhavya Rishi (AI) 21-10, 21-17.
FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton International 2018
Mens SL 4 & MD SU 5, Sukant Kadam
Final: lost to 2-Fredy Setiawan (Ina) 21-11, 18-21, 14-21.
Semifinal: bt Oleg Dontsov (Rus) 21-13, 21-14.
Quarterifinal: bt Hikmat Ramdani (Ina) 21-19, 21-15.
Men Double SU5 (partnering Suryo Nugroho - Indonesia)
Final: lost to Dheva Anrimusthi and Hafizh Briliansyah Prawiranegara (Ina) 9-21, 13-21.
Semifinal: bt 4-Bobby Griffin (Eng) and Gi Yeon Kim (Kor) 21-16, 21-14.
Quarterfinal: bt Joshua Donker and Mark Modderman (Ned) 21-13, 22-20.
XD SL3 - SU5 (partnering Faustine Noel - France)
Quarter final: lost to 2-Marcel Adam and Katrin Seibert 16-21, 18-21.