Ruthvika Shivani Gadde sparkles in Gautam Thakkar badminton

Tenth seed Ruthvika Shivani Gadde (Andhra Pradesh) proved that her win against No 1 Reshma Karthik of Air India in the girl's U-19 semis was no flash in the pan.

U-19 champ Ruthvika Gadde
U-19 champ Ruthvika Gadde 

The Gopichand Academy trainee, comfortably beat fourth seed Shikha Gautam of Karnataka 21-15, 21-8 in the final of the 3rd Gautam Thakkar Memorial All India junior badminton tourney at Bombay Gymkhana yesterday.

Ruthvika (16), a Class 12 student of Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad showed fine touch and totally dominated the
contest to win in 30 mins.

Kaushal Dharmamer
Kaushal Dharmamer 

Meanwhile, Maharashtra's Kaushal Dharmamer beat Daniel Farid 21-18, 24-22 in 50 mins for the boys title.

Home favourite and top seed Kaushal, a trainee of the Uday Pawar Badminton Academy displayed superior strokeplay en route the coveted title.

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