Badminton: Dhar’s Shubham, Chhindwara’s Khushbu win twin titles

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Aug 2017 13:03:32

Dhar’s Shubham Prajapati and Chhindwara’s Khushbu Patel clinched double titles in 53rd Inter-District and 72nd Open State Badminton Championship. The competition concluded in a graceful prize distribution ceremony, on Saturday. The championship was organised under auspices of Jabalpur District Badminton Association at Baburao Paranjpe Badminton Indoor Hall at Ranital Sports Complex.

Dhar team bagged overall championship, while Ujjain team stood runners-up in the tournament. In the crucial final match of men’s single, Dhar’s Shubham Prajapati routed closest opponent Abhimanyu Singh by a close margin of 22-20, 17– 21 and 24 – 22 points. In women’s single final, Chhindwara’s Khushbu Patel clinched the title against Bhopal’s Aditi Verma by the lead of 21–15 and 21–16 points. In men’s double final, Dhar team’s Shubham Prajapati and Piyush Bobade cleared Dhar’s Pramesh Patidar and Sanjay Thakur by 21–23, 21–9 and 23– 21 points.

In women’s double final, Khushbu Patel and Keerti Prasad registered victory over Bhopal’s Aditi Verma and Anisha Vase by 21–6 and 21–13 points. In mixed double final, Piyush Bohade and Samiksha Singh cleared Prateek Singh and Khushbu Patel team by 21–17 and 21–9 points.

Chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony was former Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Ravish Agrawal, while former Advocate General, Ravinandan Singh presided over the programme. Special guest on the occasion was former player and industrialist Manoj Thakur and Madhya Pradesh Badminton Association, Secretary, Anil Chougle were special guests. The tournament was organised under the supervision of Chief judge of the tournament Brijesh Gaur (Maharashtra) and tournament controller, Shishirkant Khare.