Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Badminton
1-min read

India Junior International Grand Prix: Meiraba, Crasto-Bhatnagar Go Down Fighting in Finals

Meiraba Luwang and the mixed doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Ishaan Bhatnagar lost their respective finals at the Yonex Sunrise India Junior International Grand Prix.

Ritayan Basu | @ritayanbasu

Updated:September 1, 2019, 10:32 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
India Junior International Grand Prix: Meiraba, Crasto-Bhatnagar Go Down Fighting in Finals
Tanisha Crasto and Ishaan Bhatnagar, along with Meiraba Luwang (Photo Credit: BAI)
Loading...

Pune: India's hopes of securing twin titles at home were dashed with both Meiraba Luwang and mixed doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Ishaan Bhatnagar losing their respective finals at the Yonex Sunrise India Junior International Grand Prix here Sunday.

Russian Junior White Nights champion Meiraba, placed at the 15th spot in the World Junior Rankings, was the unanimous favourite for the boys' singles crown against the 495th Ken Yon Ong.

However, the Malaysian refused to let the huge gulf in the rankings matter when he overturned a slow start to secure a stunning 13-21, 21-19, 23-21 victory over the Manipur shuttler.

In the decider, Meiraba trailed at 13-16 only to claw his way back to level the game at 17-17.

In a tight finish, the Indian had a match point at 20-19 which he was unable to convert in the face of the onslaught from the determined Ong, who completed the upset in 1 hour 7 minutes.

Tanisha and Bhatnagar's dream of winning three titles in as many weeks failed to materialize when they went down 12-21, 22-20, 20-22 to second seeds Ratchapol Makkasasithorn and Benyapa Aimsaard in a gruelling final.

Tanisha and Bhatnagar had scooped up titles at All India Junior Ranking Tournaments in Panchkula and Bangalore over the last couple of weeks.

In women's singles, top seed Benyapa Aimsaard was crowned the champion after she managed to stave off a stiff resistance from second seed Riko Gunji.

The Asian Junior Championships bronze medallist dropped the middle game and had to dig deep to pull off a 21-19, 18-21, 23-21 win in 61 minutes.

Japanese third seeds Kaho Osawa and Hinata Suzuki outlasted Thai top seeds Pornpicha Choeikeewong and Pornnicha Suwatnodom 13-21, 21-15, 21-14 to win the girls' doubles title in 50 minutes.

In boys' doubles, Malaysian fifth seeds Jhy Dar Ooi and Roy King Yap toppled the Japanese third seeds Takuma Kawamoto and Tsubasa Kawamura 17-21, 21-16, 23-21 to claim the title.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results