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Badminton Asia Junior Championships: Malvika Bansod, Maisnam Meiraba Win First Round Thrillers

Maisnam Meiraba and Malvika Bansod notched up tough wins as the individual events of Badminton Asia Junior Championships got underway.

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Updated:July 24, 2019, 11:19 PM IST
Badminton Asia Junior Championships: Malvika Bansod, Maisnam Meiraba Win First Round Thrillers
Malvika Bansod (L) and Maisnam Meiraba both face top seed of girls' and boys' singles, respectively, in the second round. (Photo Credit: BAI)

Suzhou: Maisnam Meiraba and Malvika Bansod both had to dig deep to notch up thrilling wins as the individual events at Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2019 got underway at Suzhou, China on Wednesday.

Junior world No.14 Meiraba, who was India's best-performing Indian in the team event, needed 59 minutes to stave off the challenge from Korea's Sang Yong Park 21-18, 17-21, 23-21. Meiraba, who had won the Russian Junior White Nights tournament right before coming to the continental event, has a tough task up next as he faces the top seed and world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the second round.

In girls' singles, Bansod, ranked 83rd in the world junior rankings, showed her guts and resilience as she upset world No.40 Thi Anh Thu Vu of Vietnam 21-11, 19-21, 21-19 in 54 minutes. Like Meiraba, she too faces the top seed Phittayaporn Chaiwan in a tough second-round clash.

Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian was relentless in his 21-1, 21-10 demolition of Bangladesh's Md. Abdul Hamid Lukman while Sathish Kumar Karunakaran held off a late surge from Sri Lanka's Lochana de Silva for a 21-9, 21-17 victory.

Unnati Bisht and Ashi Rawat too posted breezy wins to make their way into the second round. Bisht sailed past Malaysia's Isabel Liau Bei Yi in just 24 minutes. Rawat needed one minute more to take care of Taipei girl Yeo Ying Chee 21-13, 21-10.

In doubles, Dingku Singh Konthoujam had mixed fortunes. He and Ritika Thaker beat Koreans Min Woo Noh and Kora Young Kim 22-20, 21-18 to enter the second round of mixed doubles, where their journey came to an end at the hands of Mohammad Rezky Alfarez and Nahla Aufa Dhia Ulhaq 12-21, 16-21.

Konthoujam and Manjit Singh Khwairakpam fared much better in boys' doubles and prevailed over Singapore's Weng Soong Darrion Michae Ng and Yi Ming Justyn Sim 21-8, 21-14 to reach Round 2. While the other two men's doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar-Vishnu G and Ravi K-Manav R received walkovers in the first rounds.

Having bowed out in the quarter-finals of the team event, Indian shuttlers are hoping to finish among the medals one year after Lakshya Sen won the boys' singles gold.

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