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.