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Seeded Shuttlers Have It Easy In All-India Sub-Junior Ranking Badminton

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HYDERABAD: There were no major upsets in the quarterfinals of the ONGC All-India Sub-Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament at the Pullela Gopichand Academy on Friday.

Top seeds in boys’ singles Pranav Rao Gandham (U-13), Maisnam Meiraba (U-15) and Mansi Singh (U-13) and Jakka Vaishnavi Reddy (U-15) in the girls’ singles made it to the semifinal stage.

While Pranav struggled past sixth seed Bharat, other top shuttlers faced no such issues. After winning the first game 21-18, Pranav lost the second 19-21 but recovered to clinch the decider 21-17.

He will now face fifth seed R.K. Upananda, who downed Pranay Katta 21-12, 17-21, 21-14. In the lower-half of the draw, Gopichand’s son and fourth seed Pullela Sai Vishnu registered a straight-game victory against eighth seed Anmol Joon 21-16, 23-21. Vishnu will square up against second seed Sankar Muthusamy, who eased past 16th seed Aman Gupta 21-17, 21-13.

In the boys’ singles last eight stage, Meirba had it easy against Gautam Walia 21-19, 21-10 and will face sixth seed Koya Sai Charan for a place in the final. Charan ousted Priyanshu Rajawat 21-17, 21-16.

The other semifinal will be between seventh seed Jayant Rana and Bhavin Karamchandani. While Rane trumped Ayush Raj Gupta 21-10, 21-12, Karamchandani rallied to beat Jaiditya Pratap Singh 21-14, 19-21, 21-17.

Vaishnavi Reddy will face third seed Richa Muktibodh in the under-15 girls singles semifinals. Second seed Gayatri Gopichand and her training partner Samiya Imad Farooqui have also reached the last four stage. All the four winners recorded straight game victories.

Results (QFs): Boys’ singles (U-13): 1-Pranav Rao Gandham bt 6-Bharat 21-18, 19-21, 21-17; 5-RK Upananda bt Pranay Katta 21-12, 17-21, 21-14; 4-Pullela Sai Vishnu bt 8-Anmol Joon 21-16, 23-21; 2-Sankar Muthusamy bt 16-Aman Gupta 21-17, 21-13.

U-15: 1-Maisnam Meiraba bt Gautam Walia 21-19, 21-10; 6-Sai Charan Koya bt Priyanshu Rajawat 21-17, 21-16; 7-Jayant Rana bt Ayush Raj Gupta 21-10, 21-12; 11-Bhavin Karamchandani bt 12-Jaiditya Pratap Singh 21-14, 19-21, 21-17.

Girls’ singles (U-13): 1-Mansi Singh bt 7-Awantika Pandey 21-13, 21-13; 3-Hrissha Dubey bt Rajkumari Riplika Handiqlie 21-13, 21-13; Ritu Shah bt Pavithra Naveen 21-14, 21-15; 2-Tasnim Mir bt Meghana Reddy 8-21, 21-19, 21-12.

U-15: 1-Jakka Vaishnavi Reddy bt VS Varshini 21-14, 21-8; 3-Richa Muktibodh bt 8-Megha Pothamsetty 21-7, 21-13; 4-Samiya Imad Farooqui bt 6-S Kavipriya 21-11, 21-11; 2-Gayatri Gopichand bt Aditi Bhatt 21-9, 21-17.

Gopchand’s children win titles

Gayatri.(Image Courtesy: indianexpress.com).

Gayatri.
(Image Courtesy: indianexpress.com).

HYDERABAD: On a day when three shuttlers achieved a grand double each at the ONGC National Sub-Junior Ranking Tournament, chief coach Pullela Gopichand’s children clinched national ranking titles for the first time in the same tournament.

Gayatri, the 12 year old, who won several national titles and also bronze at the Asian meet, won the girls under-15 singles and doubles titles while her little brother 10-year-old Sai Vishnu won in the under-13 doubles category.

Gayatri defeated her doubles partner Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka 21-15, 21-12 for the singles crown. Later the duo eased past Karnataka’s Ananya Praveen and Medha Shashidharan in straight games 21-10, 21-9.

Mansi Singh from Uttar Pradesh stayed on top by winning the girls singles and doubles titles in the under-13 category. Mansi recovered after losing the second game to get past second seed Tasnim Mir of Gujarat 21-10, 16-21, 21-16 and later paired up with Shiwangi Singh of Uttar Pradesh to beat third seeds Awantika Pandey and Anupama Upadhyaya of Uttarakhand 21-7, 21-18.

Top seeds Vishnu and Pranav Rao Gandham defeated Bharat and Anmol Joon of Haryana in straight games 21-19, 21-13 in the under-13 doubles final. Pranav, who is also the top seed in singles, defeated second seed Sankar Muthusamy of Tamil Nadu 21-16, 21-12 in just 25 minutes.

Maisnam Meiraba bagged the under-15 boys singles title. The top seed from Manipur made short work of seventh Jayant Rana of Haryana 21-17, 21-8. However, Meiraba and his partner from Andhra Pradesh Srikar Madina, who are seeded second in doubles, were shocked by fourth seeds Ishaan Bhatnagar of Chattisgarh and Priyanshu Rajawat of Madhya Pradesh 24-26, 18-21.

Results (All finals):
Girls singles (under-13):
1-Mansi Singh (UP) bt 2-Tasnim Mir (GUJ) 21-10, 16-21, 21-16.
Doubles:
1-Mansi Singh/Shiwangi Singh (UP) bt 3-Awantika Pandey/Anupama Upadhyaya (UTR) 21-7 21-18.
U-15 singles:
2-Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (TS) bt 1-Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka (TS) 21-15, 21-12.
Doubles:
1-Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka/Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (TS) bt 2-Ananya Praveen/Medha Shashidharan (KTK) 21-10, 21-9.
Boys singles (U-13):
1-Pranav Rao Gandham (TS) bt 2-Sankar Muthusamy (TN) 21-16, 21-12

Lack Of Depth In Women’s Group: Prakash Padukone

TATA OPEN 2015. (Image Courtesy: httpwww.orissadiary.com).

TATA OPEN 2015.
(Image Courtesy: httpwww.orissadiary.com).

MUMBAI: “I am confident about the depth in men’s singles for the next ten years with so many talented youngsters ready to take over from the likes of P Kashyap once they retire. But the same cannot be said about the women’s singles,” said Prakash at the launch of the 8th edition of the USD 15,000 Tata Open India International Challenge here on Tuesday.

“Apart from Saina and Sindhu, there is none of international class at present. The same is true of the pairs events. A lot of work needs to be done in ladies singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles,” said the former All England champion.

“There is a lot of talent (among boys) in the smaller centres, which is a very good sign for the growth of the game. According to me, badminton has to be ranked in the top 3 sports in India based on popularity, standard and new courts. We are on the right track,” said Prakash.

“The Tata Open is growing bigger by the day. Next year I am told even Gopi (National coach Pullela Gopichand) is going to conduct a tournament (at this level) and then players will have the chance not to have to travel too much as our tournament will be followed by Gopi’s at Hyderabad and the one in Bangladesh,” he said.

Prakash said his academy (PPBA), which has completed twenty years of existence, has shifted its focus to the younger groups so that there’s no duplication with the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad which caters to the seniors.

“I am glad that in the junior nationals the under 17 (Lakshya Sen, Arintap Dasgupta) and 19 (Chirag Sen, Ansal Yadav) winners and runners-up are from our academy though they are from different states. Maisnam Meiraba, the Manipur boy who won the U15 title, is also from our academy,” he said.

He, however, put the onus on verification of the correct age of players on the state associations and the Badminton Association of India, saying his academy is “only for training talented players.”

The Bengaluru based academy is conducting the Tata Open at the Cricket Club of India where 200 shuttlers from nine countries, including hosts India are participating. The finals are scheduled on December 13.

The countries that would be represented along with the hosts are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Uzbekistan.

A total of 144 Indians would take part and the hosts’ challenge in men’s and women’s events. Sameer Verma, world no 53 and Salil Rane, world no 52 are heading the tournament.

World no. 71 Anand Pawar is also to take part in men’s singles along with Malaysian world no. 85 Joo Ven Soong and Thai world no. 95 Khosit Phetpradab.

World no. 80 P. C. Thulasi, who won an earlier edition, is another leading Indian woman player who would be in action along with Malaysian world no. 30 Jing Yi Tee, the top seed, and world no. 39 Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.

In men’s doubles, Thien How Hoon and Khim Wah Lim of Malaysia are the top seeds followed by the second seeded Indian pair of Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar.

In women’s doubles, a Thai and Malaysian pairs are the top two seeds.

Malaysia will have 28 players in the draw, Singapore 12, Thailand 9 and Indonesia 8, while two players each from Uzbekistan, Lanka and Nepal and one from the Vietnam.

The main draw commences on December 10.

Rohan, Malvika to compete in Yonex Korea Junior Open Badminton Championships 2015

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NAGPUR: Rohan Gurbani and Malvika Bansod both students of Centre Point School have performed outstandingly well in the state and national level tournaments, the duo are set to showcase their talents at the international level, as both of them are likely to partcipate in the Yonex Korea Junior Open Badminton Championships scheduled to be held at Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea, from November 23 to 29.

Rohan Gurbani.(Image Courtesy: http://www.badmintoninindia.com).

Rohan Gurbani.
(Image Courtesy: http://www.badmintoninindia.com).

This is the first time the two will have their debut at the international level are likely to get the top seeds in the U-15 age category. While thirteen-year-old Rohan will participate in both U-15 boys singles and doubles,

Rohan will play against Kim Dae Hwan in the opening round on Monday.

 

 

Meiraba.(Image Courtesy: www.hueiyenlanpao.com).

Meiraba.
(Image Courtesy: www.hueiyenlanpao.com).

 

Rohan will partner Maisnam Meiraba of Manipur, who is current national champion. Both will be playing together for the first time in their career.

 

 

 

 

Malvika Bansod.

Malvika Bansod.

Fourteen-year-old Malvika, who was recently jumped to No. 2 ranking (U-15 singles) in India, despite being selected in the Indian team could not participate in the Asian Youth (U-15 and U-17) Badminton Championship at Kudus, Indonesia, in October as Sports Authority of India did not send the U-15 squad at the last moment will be playing Korea’s Yoon Da Hyeon in the first round on Monday.

Malvika will play only in the U-15 girls singles.

“As a confidence-boosting measure, I have sent my son Rohan to Korea. I am not expecting any big results from him considering the fact that he is only thirteen years. I am sure he will be completely changed player after gaining the international experience. His attitude will be different from others,” Rohan’s father Ravi told TOI on Sunday.

Ritika Thaker and Malvika Bansod From Nagpur To Represent India at Asian Youth Badminton Championships

Malvika bansodMalvika Bansod, a student of Centre Point School, Dabha from Nagpur and Ritika Thaker have been selected to represent India at the Asian Youth (U-15 and U-17) Badminton Championships to be held
at Kudus, Indonesia from October 7 to 11 2015.

Malvika, aged 14, is selected to represent India in U-15 girls singles, Malvika Bansod trains under Kiran Makode at the VBA Hall, Shankar nagar, and it will be a maiden international tournament for Malvika Bansod.

Ritika-Thakkarwhile Ritika Thaker a Standard IX student of Chanda Devi Saraf School, also aged 14 will play in two events, the U-15 girls doubles and U-15 mixed doubles.

Ritika will partner Mumbai’s Simran Singhi in the girls doubles category and Ritika will also partner Maisnam Meiraba of Manipur to play in the mixed doubles category.

For Ritika it will be her second overseas tournament. Ritika had represented India during the Junior ABC at Bangkok.

27th Sub Junior National Badminton Championship-2013 Results

27th Sub Junior National Badminton Championship is conducted by Badminton Association of India at Cuttack from 10th November 2013 to 16th November 2013.

Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India

Tournament Results

U 13 Category

Boys  Singles

Winner : Maisnam Meiraba
Runner : Aakash Yadav
Semi Finalist : Akash Thakur
Semi Finalist : Abhyansh Singh

Girls Singles

Winner : Simran Singh
Runner : Ritika Thaker
Semi Finalist :Himanshi Rawat
Semi Finalist : Chimran Kalita

Boys Doubles

Winner : Tukum Laa and Yash Raikwar
Runner : Maisnam Meiraba and Akash Thakur
Semi Finalist : Varaprasad Kanakala and Tharun M
Semi Finalist :  Akshay Pratap Singh Chauha and Abhyansh Singh

Girls Doubles

Winner : Richa Muktibodh and Drithi Yatheesh
Runner : Nivetha M and Winona S.
Semi Finalist : Simran Singh and Ritika Thaker
Semi Finalist : Amolika Singh and Samriddi Singh

 U 15  Category

Boys Singles

Winner : Kartikey Gulshan Kumar
Runner : Arintap Dasgupta
Semi Finalist : Rahul Bhardhvaj B. M
Semi Finalist :  Rahul Bhardhvaj B. M

Girls Singles

Winner : Kanika Kanwal
Runner : Ashmita Chaliha
Semi Finalist : Apeksha Naya
Semi Finalist :  Nivedha Srinivasan

Boys Doubles

Winner : Sanjai Srivatsa D and Sribalaji S.
Runner : Krishna Prasad and Satwik Sai Raj
Semi Finalist : Suraj Lama and Brijesh Yadav
Semi Finalist :  Kartikey Gulshan Kumar and Lakshya Sen

Girls Doubles

Winner : Ashwini Bhat K and  Mithula U. k
Runner : Cherish D’Souza and Kalpita Sawant
Semi Finalist : Apeksha Nayak and Nivedha Srinivasan
Semi Finalist :  Mugdha Agrey and Pallavi Pitale

Indian Badminton Players National Rankings for Midget Under-13 as of 1st of August 2013

We are starting a new series here to track the rankings and the progress of Indian Badminton players at the national level. This series will be published in parallel with the Indian Badminton Players World Ranking that is published weekly.

Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton national rankings

  • Midget Boys’ U13 Singles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Boys’ U13 Singles ranking players in top 50 with 8 players from AP. Uttar Pradesh,Uttarakhand,Madhya Pradesh and Goa have 4 players in the Midget Boys’ U13 Singles in the top 50.
  • Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles ranking players in top 50 with 13 players from AP. Madhya Pradesh is a close second with 7 players ranked within top 50 in Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles.
  • Midget Girls’ U13 Singles: Maharashtra has the most number of Midget Girls’ U13 Singles ranking players in top 50 with 10 players.Andhra Pradesh has 9 players in the Midget Girls’ U13 Singles in the top 50.
  • Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles players also, with 17 players in the top 50 in this category.Kerala has 11 players each in the Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles in the top 50.

The star of this week is the Andhra Pradesh team for producing the maximum number of players within top 50 rankings in India in all the categories.

Midget Boys’ U13 Singles :

Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen

  • 1: Lakshya Sen remains unchanged on 1st position.
  • 2: Tukum Laa unchanged on 2nd position.
  • 3: Aakash Yadav remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Angad Borchetia remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Akash Thakur remains unchanged on 5th position.

Midget Girls’ U13 Singles:

Tanishq M. continues to top the Midget Girls’ U13 Singles rankings in India.

  • 2: Himanshi Rawat has 2nd position in this week.
  • 3: Akshita A. remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Nishita Varma Pakalapati remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Simran Singh remains unchanged on 5th position.

Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles:

Lakshya Sen continue to retain his top rankings in Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Yash Raikwar remains unchanged on 2nd position
  • 3: Tukum Laa remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Abhyansh Singh and Chandra Kumar D. remains unchanged on 4th position
  • 5: Vishnuvardhan Goud P. and Maisnam Meiraba also remains unchanged on 5th position

Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles:

Akshita A. continue to retain her top rankings in Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Unnati Bisht and Himanshi Rawat both are having 2nd position as like before.
  • 3: Simran Singh remains unchanged 3rd position this time.
  • 4: Winona S. and Nivetha M. remains unchanged 4th position this time.
  • 5: Prarthana Vasudevan,Shivani Pathi and Ritika Thaker remains unchanged 5th position this time.

Congratulations to all the players and best wishes to do well in future.

For full details of all rankings please visit Badminton Association of India website

Indian Badminton Players National Rankings for Midget Under-13 as of 22nd of July 2013

We are starting a new series here to track the rankings and the progress of Indian Badminton players at the national level. This series will be published in parallel with the Indian Badminton Players World Ranking that is published weekly.

Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton national rankings

  • Midget Boys’ U13 Singles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Boys’ U13 Singles ranking players in top 50 with 8 players from AP. Uttar Pradesh,Uttarakhand,Madhya Pradesh and Goa have 4 players in the Midget Boys’ U13 Singles in the top 50.
  • Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles ranking players in top 50 with 13 players from AP. Madhya Pradesh is a close second with 7 players ranked within top 50 in Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles.
  • Midget Girls’ U13 Singles: Maharashtra has the most number of Midget Girls’ U13 Singles ranking players in top 50 with 10 players.Andhra Pradesh has 9 players in the Midget Girls’ U13 Singles in the top 50.
  • Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles players also, with 17 players in the top 50 in this category.Kerala has 11 players each in the Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles in the top 50.

The star of this week is the Andhra Pradesh team for producing the maximum number of players within top 50 rankings in India in all the categories.

Midget Boys’ U13 Singles :

Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen

  • 1: Lakshya Sen remains unchanged on 1st position.
  • 2: Tukum Laa unchanged on 2nd position.
  • 3: Aakash Yadav remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Angad Borchetia remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Akash Thakur remains unchanged on 5th position.

Midget Girls’ U13 Singles:

Tanishq M. continues to top the Midget Girls’ U13 Singles rankings in India.

  • 2: Himanshi Rawat has 2nd position in this week.
  • 3: Akshita A. remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Nishita Varma Pakalapati remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Simran Singh remains unchanged on 5th position.

Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles:

Lakshya Sen continue to retain his top rankings in Midget Boys’ U13 Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Yash Raikwar remains unchanged on 2nd position
  • 3: Tukum Laa remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Abhyansh Singh and Chandra Kumar D. remains unchanged on  4th position
  • 5: Vishnuvardhan Goud P. and Maisnam Meiraba also remains unchanged on 5th position

Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles:

Akshita A. continue to retain her top rankings in Midget Girls’ U13 Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Unnati Bisht and Himanshi Rawat both are having 2nd position as like before.
  • 3: Simran Singh remains unchanged 3rd position this time.
  • 4: Winona S. and Nivetha M. remains unchanged 4th position this time.
  • 5: Prarthana Vasudevan,Shivani Pathi and Ritika Thaker remains unchanged 5th position this time.

Congratulations to all the players and best wishes to do well in future.

For full details of all rankings please visit Badminton Association of India website