Ashmita Chaliha defeated Gayatri Gopichand in the finals of the women’s singles at South Asian Games in Nepal on Friday
Ashmita Chaliha defeated Gayatri Gopichand in the finals of the women’s singles at South Asian Games in Nepal on Friday|File Image
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Shuttler from Guwahati emerges victorious in women’s singles; defeats Gayatri Gopichand in all-Indian finals played in Pokhara, Nepal on Friday

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New Delhi: Assam girl Ashmita Chaliha lifted the women’s singles title at the ongoing South Asian Games when she defeated Gayatri Gopichand in an all-Indian final match played in Pokhara, Nepal on Friday.

Earlier, top seed Chaliha thrashed her Sri Lankan opponent Achini Ratnasiri 21-5, 21-7 in the semi-final on Thursday. Gopichand won the other semi-final 21-17, 21-14 against another Sri Lankan Dilmi Dias.

A similar story unfolded in the men's singles category as well when top seed Siril beat Sri Lanka's Dinuka Karunaratne 21-9, 21-12 in one semi-final while Aryaman fought hard to earn his 21-18, 14-21, 21-18 win against second seed Nepal's Ratnajith Tamang in the other.

In the men's doubles semi-final, Krishna Garaga and Dhruv Kapila notched up an easy 21-15, 21-7 win against Pakistani pair of Mohommed Atique and Raja Mohommed Hasnin. The Indian pair will now face Sri Lanka's S Dias Angoda Vidanalage and B Tharindu Dullew, who beat Nepal’s Prince Dahal and P Maharajan 21-11, 21-19, in the final.

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