Rituparna Das retains jr national badminton title

Patna: Holder Rituparna Das retained U-19 girls title while unseeded Harshil Dhani pulled off an upset win to clinch the U-19 boys title in the 39th Junior national badminton Championship here yesterday.

Rituparna defeated Ruthvika Shivani 21-19 21-19, while in the boys singles U-19 final, top seeded Aditya Joshi of Air India looked offcolour and almost surrendered before teammate Harhil Dhani.

Dhani upset top seeded Aditya 21-16 21-13 at the Patliputra Sports Complex. Siril Varma of Telengana and Shriyanshi Pardeshi of Air India bagged U-17 boys and girls title defeating Chirag Sen of Air India and Vrushali G of Telengana 21-14 15-21 23-21 and 21-16 21-15 respectively.

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