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Gold for Chitra, Varshaa

Chitra Magimairaj.  

India’s Chitra Magimairaj and Varshaa Sanjeev won the seniors’ and under-21 gold medals respectively at the WLBS World snooker championship which concluded in Leeds on Tuesday.

Veteran Chitra defeated Sandra Bryan, Dannie Findlay and Michelle Brown before prevailing over Sharon Kaur 3-0 in the final. Varshaa on the other hand overcame Claire Edgington and Yan Shut before putting it across Jeong Min Park 3-0 in the final.

“It’s the second time in the seniors and my second win,” Chitra told The Hindu. “The competition was more this time with good English and Australian players. I am now looking forward to the World championship.”

In addition, 19-year-old Varshaa bagged the Eden WC Plate event, too.

“I am very happy,” Varshaa told WLBS. “In the beginning I wasn’t playing so well and I didn't qualify for the knockout. But I wanted to give my best and I started winning!”

The duo, however, earned only a bronze in the team event, falling in the semifinals.

“It was a very close loss,” Chitra said. “We should have won. One mistake cost us. Earlier, in the Ireland team event (2013) we had won bronze and this time we wanted to go one step further. I hope we will get another chance to do better at the World team championship in Egypt in June. I thank the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports for its consistent support.”

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