Mumbai, 18 Dec 2015: Mumbai leg of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship Season 2 was concluded on Friday with exciting final matches between talented young shuttlers. Top skills were displayed when unseeded Malvika Bansod took on top-seed Kalpita Sawant and lifted the Girls under-17 category trophy by winning a 3 set-thriller finishing with scores 10-21, 21-18, 21-16. Malvika struck gold twice when she defeated Aarya Deshpande in another close battle in the Girls under-15 finals with scores 18-21, 21-18, 22-20.
Deep Rambhiya lifted Boys under-17 trophy by comfortably overpowering Digvijaysinh in straight sets 21-13, 21-15. In Boys under-15 category, Bhavin Karamchandani came back strong after losing the first set rather easily against Ishaan Bhatnagar. Both shuttlers fought hard and performed phenomenally before Bhavin clenched the victory with final scores 8-21, 24-22, 21-15.
The tournament was organized in association with Sara Foundation (An organisation for the promotion of sports). PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship has been approved by Badminton Association of India (BAI) and was being conducted with the support of Maharashtra Badminton Association.
Details with scores are as follows:
Boys Singles U-9
Om Atul Gavandi beat Suchir Ravva 21-18, 21-17.
Girls Singles U-9
Taarini Suri beat Shrawani Walekar 21-9, 21-10.
Boys Singles U-11
Prajjwal Sonawane beat Vishanatan Parihar 21-9, 21-16.
Girls Singles U-11
Tasnim Mir beat Tara Shah 21-16 21-10.
Boys Singles U-13
Tanishq Saxena beat Ameya Khond 21-15, 21-15.
Girls Singles U-13
Aarya Deshpande beat Tasnim Mir 21-13, 20-22, 21-16.
Boys Singles U-15
Bhavin Karamchandani beat Ishaan Bhatnagar 8-21, 24-22, 21-15.
Girls Singles U-15
Malvika Bansod beat Aarya Deshpande 18-21, 21-18, 22-20.
Boys Singles U-17
Deep Rambhiya beat Digvijaysinh Kushwaha 21-13, 21-15.
Girls Singles U-17
Malvika Bansod beat Kalpita Sawant 10-21, 21-18, 21-16.
The action will continue in the next leg of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship with launch in planned cities.
About PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited
PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is one of the fastest growing life insurance companies in the country having as its shareholders, MetLife International Holdings Inc. (MIHI), Punjab National Bank Limited (PNB), Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited (JKB), M. Pallonji and Company Private Limited and other private investors, with MIHI and PNB being the majority shareholders.
About Sara Foundation
Sara foundation is deeply engaged in scouting and promoting sports talent throughout the country. In recent times, the organization has been identifying many sports prodigies (Boys/Girls) and has been providing sustainable support to many young sports talent in the country.
Sara Foundation has designed a series of regional and national level sports activities in India for school children to help them participate and develop a SPORTS CULTURE. After winning many successes & accolades in recent times, currently the organization is organizing the much awaited national tournament- ‘PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship (JBC) 2016’.