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06 Jul, 2018
The Mongolia Junior (Under-19) International Series
was held at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Purva Barve from Pune won her fourth International
title on the trot in an All-India final clash, while Varun Kapoor was a runner-up in the tournament, in the
Women's and Men's Singles matches respectively.
The top-seeded player, trains at the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA).
In the final hustle, she encountered with her compatriot Eshita Raju of Telangana.
Purva down-and-out the 16-year-old opponent in a 20-minute run with a massive
lead and huge margin 21-13, 21-12. With this marvelous victory, Purva has
made a record of the consecutive win of four International titles, out of
which, the rest of three she acquired at Israel, Croatia, and Cyprus earlier
Eshita Raju was the runner-up and brought a silver medal home, who
outplayed her Thai opponent, Sarat Chueboca in the semifinals with 21-13,
In the Men’s section, 2nd seeded Varun Kapur played his first ever
International Under-19 final, where he was overborne by the 18-year-old Korean
player Han Kyeol Lee, who won the final with 21-17, 21-9. Even though Varun
lost the game, he delivered a fantastic performance, in all the matches.
Earlier, In the semi-finals, the Korean shuttler Tae Woong Choi went down to
the 15-year-old Varun in a long-winded battle 21-12, 20-22, 21-10.
Both the shuttlers, Varun and Purva are trainees at Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton
Academy (NKBA) and are patronaged by the Kanetkar Sports Foundation.