Junior National champion Ruthvika Shivani defeated Maria Mitsova of Bulgaria 21-16, 18-21, 21-13 while Rituparna Das packed off Hong Kong’s Wing Yung Ng 21-13, 22-20 in the third round of the BWF World junior badminton championship in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday.
The results (third round):
Girls singles: Rituparna Das bt Wing Yung Ng (HKG) 21-13, 22-20; G. Ruthvika Shivani bt Maria Mitsova (BUL) 21-16, 18-21, 21-13. Boys singles: Arun George lost to Kanta Tsuneyama (JPN) 21-17, 21-10; Aditya Joshi bt Chi Wing Lim (MAS) 21-12, 21-14. Mixed doubles: Sanyam Shukla & J. Meghana lost to Jung Ho Kim & Hye Run Kim (KOR) 21-13, 21-10; Santosh Ravuri & Poorvisha S. Ram lost to Fabien Roth & Jennifer Karnott (GER) 21-11, 21-13. — PTI