Adarsh Vikram of Stanes AIHSS and K.A. Vikasini of Vidya Niketan dispatched their opponents with ease and entered the under-16 boys' and girls' singles semifinals in the district schools badminton tournament at the Jenney Club courts here on Saturday.
Other results (quarterfinals): Singles: Boys: U-13: P.T. Harshath (VN) bt Hari Krishna (AF) 21-10, 21-11; Vikash Subramani (Perks) bt B. Aditya 21-19 (retd.); C.V. Thilak (Kikani) bt Vijay Vardhan (Stanes) 21-10, 19-21, 21-10; P. Soundararajan (VN) bt S. Danush (Perks) 21-3, 21-12.
U-16: J. Naveen (Kikani) bt V.S. Ram Kishore (Stanes) 21-18, 21-12; P.T. Harshath (VN) bt V.R. Hari Krishnan 21-15, 21-15; K. Sriram (Perks) bt P. Soundararajan (VN) 21-4, 20-22, 21-17.
Girls: U-13: M.V. Madumitha (GD) bt Shanmathi Shruthi (SP) 21-5, 21-5; S. Athmika (Stanes) bt Rithika Prasad (Stanes) 21-9, 21-7; Keerthi Malini (VVK) bt K. Shah (VN) 21-11, 21-2; K.A. Vikasini (VN) w/o. Soundarya (GRD).
U-16: Keerthi Malini (VVK) bt Sneha S. Kamath (Stanes) 21-17; 22-20; S. Sadhana (Stanes) bt C. Harini (GD) 21-10, 21-3.
U-19: Sunaina (Stanes) bt Athmika (Stanes) 21-13, 21-11; Visrutha (Stanes) bt Sneha (Stanes) 23-21, 24-22.
Doubles (semifinals): Girls (U-16): K.A. Vikasini / Keerthi Malini bt Shibani / Sneha 21-18, 21-13; S. Sadhana / S. Athmika bt Visrutha / Sunaina 21-15, 21-12 .
Mahesh makes merry
T. Mahesh Kumar (RD) clinched a triple gold (100m, 1500m & long jump) in the government employees sports meet, organised by the Coimbatore wing of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, at the Nehru Stadium on Saturday.
The results (winners only): Men: Below 40yrs: 100m: T. Mahesh Kumar (RD) 14.6. 1500m: T. Mahesh Kumar 7:23.4s. Long jump: T. Mahesh Kumar 3.98m. Shot put: R. Muthukumar (RD) 8.01m.
Below 50: 50m: K. Rathnakumar (RD) 7.0s. 200m walk: P. Chandrasekar (DDRO) 16.30s. Long jump: K. Rathnakumar 4.96m. Shot put: K. Natraj (GCT) 7.73m.
Above 50: 200m walk: V.R. Natraj (DC) 58.8s. Long jump: V. Jothimani (CMC) 3.17m. Shot put: T. Vijayakumar (RD) 8.31m.
Women: Below 30yrs: 100m: S. Ananthi 23.4s. 200m: S. Ananthi 55.1s. Shot put: S. Hemalatha 3.45m. Long jump: Geetha Ramalingam (RD) 1.90m. Below 40: 100m: E. Chitra Devi (DC) 20.9s. Long jump: R.K. Jayalakshmi (BD) 2.22m. Shot put: R.K. Jayalakshmi 4.48m. Below 50: 50m: G.R. Padmathini (Revenue) 9.7s. 800m: J. Suguna (CMC) 6:32.2s. Long jump: G.R. Padmini 1.96m. Shot put: S.S.J. Jesy 5.00m. 200m walk: R. Sundari (RD) 1:29.5s. Long jump: K.K. Malathy 2.07m. Shot put: R. Sundari .