HYDERABAD: Aryamann Tandon and Anoushka Parikh won bronze medals at the 40th Junior National Championships that concluded in Jaipur on Sunday.
Aryamann, stormed into under-17 boys semifinals where he was defeated by second seed Arintap Dasgupta 21-13, 21-15 in straight sets. Aryamann won the third place and settled for the Bronze medal. Aryamann trains at the Prakash Padukone Academy, Bangalore.
The 12th seed Aryamann’s enthraling victory came in the quarterfinals when he upset fifth seed Kartikey Gulshan Kumar of Delhi 21-19, 19-21, 22-20 in a match that lasted for about an hour and 20 minutes, the longest of the tournament.
Anoushka, her last junior category tournament saw her winning the bronze medal partnering Sanjana Santosh of Air India in under-19 doubles category. However, they are defeated in the semifinals by the seventh seeds Ashwini Bhatt and Mithula UK of Karnataka 20-22, 19-21.