Triple delight for city shuttler

December 27, 2021, Chandigarh

BadmintonMaharaja Agrasen All-India Open Prize Money Masters Badminton Tournament

Reference: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/triple-delight-for-city-shuttler-355011

Chandigarh’s Varun Sharma bagged three gold medals and Peeyush Aggarwal bagged one gold and one silver medal on the concluding day of the Maharaja Agrasen All-India Open Prize Money Masters Badminton Tournament at the Sector 38 Sports Complex.

Sharma won titles in the men’s doubles 35+, men’s doubles 40+ and mixed doubles 35+ categories, while Aggarwal won the men’s singles 35+ title and claimed silver in the men’s doubles 35+ along with Pankaj Nathani.

In the men’s doubles 35+ final, Lakhwinder Singh Punnu and Sharma defeated Nathani and Aggarwal (21-18, 21-19). In the mixed doubles 35+ final, Sharma paired with Sandhya Melasheemi and ousted the pair of Jaideep Kohli and Madhusmita Deka (21-5, 21-17). Punnu and Sharma won the men’s doubles 40+ final by defeating Jaideep Kohli and Opinder Pal Singh (21-14, 16-21, 21-16).

Aggarwal, meanwhile, defeated top seed Nathani (21-10, 21-4) to win the men’s 35+ singles final.

Aneesha Mehta and Kabra Prabinu registered a comeback (15-21, 21-17, 21-15) win over Lavita Singhal and Sandhya Melasheemi to win the women’s doubles 35+ title, while Madhusmita Deka and Sushila Kajla ousted Manishi Singh and Nalini Malik (21-13, 21-11) in the women’s doubles 40+ final.

In the men’s singles 40+ final, second seed Punnu defeated Abhinn Shyam Gupta (21-14, 21-19). In the mixed doubles 40+ final, Jaideep Kohli and Sushila Kajla came from one game down to defeat Mit Adhyaru and Sheetal Somani (16-21, 21-17, 21-16).

Ajanta Choudhury won the men’s singles 45+ final by defeating Lalit Yadav (21-8, 21-18). In the same age group, Lalit Yadav and Mahesh Kandwal defeated Mhammed Saleem and Navdeep Singh (17-21, 21-13, 14-3) (conceded) to win the men’s doubles final. Lavita Singhal and Seema Saini won the women’s doubles final by defeating Pema Landon and Taw Yania (21-17, 21-18).

Vijayendra wins title

IAS Vijayendra Kumar gifted himself a perfect birthday present by bagging a gold medal in the men’s singles 50+ final. Kumar defeated top seed Ranjit Singh (21-18, 18-21, 21-6). In the men’s doubles final, fifth seed pair of Manish Arora and Ranjit Singh faced a tough competition from Jitendra Bist and Kamal Dang before logging a (21-16, 15-21, 21-12) win. Navdeep Singh and Rachna Garg won the mixed doubles title by defeating Rajneesh Bhatia and Seema Saini (29-30, 21-18, 21-15).

Haroon-Suchitra claim gold

In the mixed doubles 45+ final, Haroon Rashid and Suchitra Misra ousted Lalit Yadav and Sunita Singh (21-16, 21-14). In the men’s doubles 55+ final, Dharmendra Juneja and Kanwaljit logged (21-13, 14-21, 21-18) win over Ashish Goenka and Ram Lakhan.

Lakhan and Manjusha Sahastrbudhe won the mixed doubles final by defeating Rajeev Mehta and Renu Mehta (21-6, 21-11). In the men’s singles 60+ final, second seed Paran outplayed top seed Rajiv Verma (21-10, 21-19). Gurcharan Singh and Pankaj Gupta won the women’s doubles final by defeating Paran Hazarika and Sanjiv Kapoor (21-19, 17-21, 23-21). Ashwani Kumar and Eira Pant won the mixed doubles 60+ final by defeating Dr Vinod Kumar Gupta and Pratibha Tandon (21-18, 21-15) and Yogendra Kumar Jaiswal won the men’s singles 70+ final by defeating Basant Kumar Shikari ((5) 21-18 21-5). Sudhir Goel and Vishal Gupta won an exhibition match by defeating Arwinder Jeet Singh and Parminder Singh (28-26, 21-19). — TNS

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