Badminton Asia Junior Championships: Tanvi Sharma, Bornil Changmai storm into finals

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October 22 2023
Badminton Asia Junior Championships: Tanvi Sharma, Bornil Changmai storm into finals
(Courtesy : Badminton Association of India)

Jagsher Singh Khangurra settled for a bronze medal after semi-final defeat.

Tanvi Sharma and Bornil Changmai maintained their impressive form as they clinched another set of victories and secured their places in the finals on day five of the Badminton Asia Junior Championships for U-17 and U-15 categories being held in Chengdu, China.

In the girls’ U-17 singles category, Tanvi Sharma faced the formidable Anyapat Phichitpreechasak of Thailand. After a closely contested match where second-seeded Anyapat staged a strong comeback following the first round, Tanvi showed great composure and ultimately secured a 21-19, 16-21, 21-11 victory.

In the boys’ U-15 singles, Bornil Aakash Changmai competed against compatriot, Jagsher Singh Khangurra, in the semi-finals. Bornil registered a 21-16, 21-12 win in straight sets. While Bornil entered the finals, Jagsher bowed out with a bronze medal.

Following in the footsteps of Unnati Hooda, Tanvi Sharma became the second girl from India to enter the U-17 finals. When Unnati played the finals in Nonthaburi, Thailand, last year she had to satisfy herself with a silver medal.

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Meanwhile, Bornil Changmai has an opportunity to join an exclusive club. If he clinches the gold medal in the boys’ U-15 singles, he will become the second Indian after Siril Verma to do so. Verma had won gold in 2013.

Tanvi Sharma will compete against Yataweemin Ketklieng of Thailand in her girls’ U-17 singles final on Sunday while Bornil Aakash Changmai will face Fan Hong Xuan of China in the U-15 boys’ singles division final

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