Delhi, July 21, 2018: As many as 1119 skilled shuttlers from across the city impressed the audience with their performance on the final day of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship.
The Delhi leg of Season 4 of the tournament concluded today at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, bringing out top 16 shuttlers from the city.
In the Boys Singles U-15 category, Shivam Memhta defeated Dev Maheshwari with score 22-20 13-21 21-19. In Girls Singles U-15 category, Muskan Sangwan beat Mansa Rawat with score 21-17, 21-19.
Mr. Nipun Kaushal, Chief Marketing Officer, PNB MetLife said, “JBC as a tournament has grown to become one of the biggest annual national open-platform’s for young badminton enthusiasts. Delhi has given us a tremendous response, with over 1119 participants. We hope to continue the momentum in other cities. I want to congratulate the winners who showed such passion in their performance. We wish them all the best for the finale at New Delhi.”
The winners were felicitated by the Chief Guest, Shrikant Bakshi, former international badminton player and Thomas Cup player.
Mr. Bakshi said, “We have reached the last leg of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship and would like to congratulate the organisers and participants for a stellar show. If the Delhi leg of the tournament is to be taken as a case in point then we can look forward to a nail biting finale. We hope with tournaments like this more people start playing badminton.”
PNB MetLife has partnered with the CRY Foundation as CSR Partner for this initiative. The objective is to use sports as an effective medium of empowerment for children and help them undergo a transformational change. The competition helps in nurturing the right talent at an amateur level, thereby fostering their growth and ability to perform on a global scale.
The Grand Finale of this year’s championship is scheduled from 9th August in Delhi.
Details with scores are attached.
The complete tournament schedule:
|Sr No||Cities||Event Dates|
|1||Chandigarh||24th May – 26th May|
|2||Bangalore||24th June – 28th June|
|3||Kochi||30th June – 2nd July|
|4||Lucknow||30th June – 4nd July|
|5||Pune||3rd July –6th July|
|6||Mumbai||6th July – 10th July|
|7||Kolkata||8th July – 11th July|
|8||Hyderabad||12th July – 15th July|
|9||Guwahati||14th July – 16th July|
|10||Delhi||17th July – 21st July|
|11||Delhi finale||9th Aug – 10th Aug|
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PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is a joint venture between 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. IRDAI Registration No. 117
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