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Nalinikanta Mohanty Memorial Badminton begins
Sportslogon Team October 12th 2017

Bhubaneswar : Altogether 402 shuttlers from across 27 districts are taking part in the 10 different categories of the 4th Nalinikanta Mohanty Memorial State Open Ranking Badminton Tournament, which kicks started at East Coast Railway Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.

As the entry is very high, it shows the interest among the players is growing in the State. The qualifying round for U-15, U-17, U-19 and men’s both singles and doubles events was started today.

Maximum 94 players are participating in the men’s single’s event and Arabinda Sahu is the top ranking player in the category. Similarly, Krisnika Birak is the top seeded among the 20 women participants.

Abhijit Maharana, Debesh Kumar Panda and Prajesh Murmu are the top ranking players in the U-15,U-17 and U-19 men’s singles events respectively.

In the age group categories total 164 players are taking part and maximum 67 are in the U-15 boys singles event.

Sports and Youth Services secretary Vishal Kumar Dev inaugurated the meet in presence of Angul Sukinda Railways Pvt Ltd MD Dillip Kumar Samantaray, East Coast Railway DGM Tatwadarsi Sahu, Rajnagar MLA Ansuman Mohanty, ABC President Pruthiv Ballav Pattnaik, working president Bibekananda Mishra, secretary Chandi Prasad Das and vice-president Kamal Lochan Mohanty. .
This news was added and updated on : October 12th 2017
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