Nagpur's Malvika Bansod, ranked no 2 in the country in her age group, sizzled as she toppled top seeded Kalpita Sawant of Mumbai 10-21, 21-18, 21-16 in a nailing-biting U-17 final of the PNB Metlife West Zone junior badminton championships held at Goregaon Sports Club on Saturday.
Malvika Bansod shows her trophies
However, Malvika had to struggle before she beat Aarya Deshpande from Satara 18-21, 21-18, 22-20 in the girls U-15 final.
In the boys' U-17 singles final, top seed Deep Rambhia proved too good for Digvijaysinh Kushwaha to clinch the tie 21-13, 21-15.
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