Gayatri, Lakshya, Kartikey win at World Junior Championship

Second seed Lakshya defeated China’s Li Shifeng 21-16, 21-11 in the fourth round of the World Junior Championship.

A file photo in Lakshya Sen in action.   -  Ranjeet Kumar

Indian shuttlers Gayatri Gopichand, Lakshya Sen and Kartikey Gulshan Kumar reached the fifth round of the World Junior Championship, here on Wednesday. Gayatri overcame Denmark’s Michelle Skodstrup 19-21, 21-18, 21-17, second seed Lakshya defeated China’s Li Shifeng 21-16, 21-11 and Kartikey made quick work of Canada’s Brian Yang 21-15, 21-12 in another match.

Men’s doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Dhruv Kapila dumped Korea’s Tae Yang Shin and Chan Wang 21-12, 21-16 also to reach the next round. However, it was curtains for Aakarshi Kashyap, Rahul Bharadwaj and Ashmita Chaliha after they lost their respective matches here.

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