Indian junior shuttlers win 3 gold, a silver and 2 bronze at Bulgarian Open

Samiya Imad Faruqui, mixed doubles pair of Edvin Joy-Shruti Mishra and women’s doubles team of Tanisha Crasto and Aditi Bhatt won the gold.

Indian junior badminton players with their medals at the end of the Bulgarian Junior International Championships.   -  Special Arrangement


Indian junior shuttlers returned with six medals including three gold, a silver and two bronze at the Bulgarian Junior International Championships.

Samiya Imad Faruqui defeated second seed Anastasiia Shapovalova of Russia 9-21, 21-12, 22-20 in the finals to win the gold medal in the women’s single’s category.

Mixed doubles pair of Edvin Joy and Shruti Mishra also won the gold after defeating No 2 seeded British pair of Brandon Zhi Hao and Abbygael Harris 21-14, 21-17 in the summit clash.

In women’s doubles, Indian pair of Tanisha Crasto and Aditi Bhatt also continued their fine run to pick a gold, beating top seed Bengisu Ercetin and Zehra Erdfm from Turkey 21-15, 18-21, 21-18 in the finals.

Men’s doubles combination of Ishan Bhatnagar and Vishnuvardhan went down in the finals to top seeded British pair of William Jones and Brandon Zhi Hao 19-21, 18-21 to settle for silver medal.

In other singles events, Malvika Bansod lost 13-21, 15-21 to No 2 seeded Anastasiia Shapovalova in the semifinals to settle for a bronze medal, while Meiraba Luwang suffered a 19-21, 21-12, 18-21 loss to Georgii Karpov of Russia to also settled for a bronze.

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