Samiya Imad Farooqui, Maisnam Meiraba Clinch Junior Badminton Titles

first_imgChennai: Telanganas No. 5 seed Samiya Imad Farooqui continued her meteoric rise as she clinched the U-19 girls singles title at the All-India Junior Ranking badminton tournament here on Sunday.The Asia U-15 champion, hailed as the new prodigy from the Pullela Gopichand Academy, comprehensively beat Delhi’s No. 16 seed Aashi Rawat in the final to make up for her friend and top seed P. Gayatri Gopichand’s shock exit in the semifinal.The U-19 boys singles final too proved to be one-sided with Manipur’s Maisnam Meiraba outplaying Aakash Yadav of Delhi before the latter retired hurt. The No. 2 seed Meiraba was leading 21-9, 12-7 when Yadav surrendered to his injury. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img

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