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Siril Verma settles for silver at BWF world juniors

Lima (Peru): Young Indian shuttler Siril Verma clinched a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championships after suffering a narrow defeat against Chinese Taipei's Chia Hung Lu here.

India's Siril Verma during the singles final of the BWF World Jr Championships in Lima
India's Siril Verma during the singles final of the BWF World Jr Championships in Lima

The 15-year-old Indian, who trains at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, had a giant-killing run at the tournament.

However, Siril could not cross the final hurdle as his fight ended with a 21-17,

10-21, 7-21 loss to Chia in a 50-minute battle at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento.

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