SPORT

Hirak, Prajakta triumph

KOCHI: Qualifier Hirak Jyoti Neog won his maiden under-19 boys title at the Rajiv Gandhi indoor stadium here on Saturday .

The unseeded 16-year-old from Assam, defeated Karnataka’s Prakash Jolly, the fourth seed, 21-16, 21-17 in the final.

Maharashtra’s Prajakta Sawant won the under-19 girls title. She beat her Statemate Tanvi Lad at 21-13, 24-22.

The results (finals): Boys: U-19: Hirak Jyoti Neog (Asm) bt Prakash Jolly (Ktk) 21-16, 21-17. Doubles: S. Aravind & Jawahar (AP) bt K. Ajaykumar & M. Prasant (AP) 21-17, 21-18. U-16: Pratul Joshi (MP) bt Sameer Verma (MP) 28-26, 19-21, 21-10.

Girls: U-19: Prajakta Sawant (Mah) bt Tanvi Lad (Mah) 21-13, 24-22.

Doubles: Prajakta (Mah) & Vaishali Baria (Guj) bt Sanyogita Ghorpade & Kadambari Chheda (Mah) 22-20, 16-21, 21-16.

U-16: Tanvi Lad (Mah) bt Saili Rane (Mah) 10-21, 21-10, 22-20.

U-19 mixed doubles: K. Ajay Kumar (AP) & Megha Merin Ninan (Ker) bt Prateek Khurana & Adfa Taqvi (Ktk) 21-19, 15-21, 22-20. — Principal Correspondent

Recommended for you