Unnati Hooda becomes first Indian to enter U-17 women’s singles final of Badminton Asia Junior C’ships

Rising shuttler Unnati Hooda on Saturday turned the primary Indian to enter the U-17 girls’s singles closing of the Badminton Asia Junior Championships in Nothaburi, Thailand after beating Japan’s Mion Yokouchi in straight video games.

Unnati received 21-8, 21-17 over her Japanese rival within the girls’s U-17 singles semifinals. She faces Sarunrak Vitidsarn of Thailand within the gold medal match on Sunday. Beneath-15 singles participant Anish Thoppani and U-17 males’s doubles pair of Arsh Mohammad and Sanskar Saraswat additionally posted good victories to maneuver into the finals.

Prime-seed Unnati as soon as once more lived as much as the expectations and stamped her authority as she wrapped up the match in straight units. The Odisha Open champion has not but dropped a set in her marketing campaign on the prestigious occasion. The boys’s doubles pairs of Arjun MR-Chirag Shetty (2013) and Krishna Prasad Garaga- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (2015) have received gold medals for India within the U-17 class on the event.

The in-form duo of Arsh and Sanskar additionally showcased the same dominating show towards Chinese language Taipei’s Chi-Ruei Chiu and Shao Hua Chiu to ease into the U-17 males’s doubles closing with a commanding 21-15, 21-19 win in a lopsided last-four contest.

They may face one other Chinese language Taipei pair of Lai Po Yu and Yi-Hao Lin within the closing. Within the males’s U-15 semifinal, Anish made a sensational comeback after being one recreation right down to stun the second seed Lee Yu-Jui of Chinese language Taipei 18-21 21-12 21-12.

Within the closing, Anish might be up towards Chung-Hsiang Yih of Chinese language Taipei, who beat India’s Gnana Dattu 21-16 19-21 21-13 in one other semifinal. Dattu signed off with a bronze.In 2013, Siril Verma had received gold medal within the males’s U-15 singles whereas Samiya Farooqui and Tasnim Mir clinched the U-15 girls’s singles titles in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

The U-15 males’s doubles pair of Bjorn Jaison and Aathish Sreenivas PV additionally received a bonze after dropping to top-seeded Indonesian duo of Muhammad Mubarrok and Raihan Pramono 18-21 14-21 within the semifinals.

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