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Murali, Purba, Ayush double crown in State ranking badminton meet
Sportslogon Team November 26th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Top seeded Kannuri Murali Krishna of Bhubaneswar, Purba Pratyasha Panda of Sambalpur and Ayush Pattanayak of Mayurbhanj were bagged double titles each in the 5th Nalini Kanta Mohanty Memorial State Open Ranking Badminton Tournament, which concluded at East Coast Railway Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.

Murali Krishna edged out Arabinda Sahu of Bolangir 21-13,13-21, 23-21 in the men’s singles final, and partnering Swetaparna Panda of Cuttack claimed the mix-doubles title by winning over Ranjit Kumar Bantha and Sevashree Mohanty 21-17, 21-11.

Similarly, Purab Pratyasha Panda bagged the U-17 girls singles title by defeating Swetaparna Panda 21-7, 21-13. While in women’s singles final, she pipped Prashansa Das 21-15, 21-13 to become champion.

Ayush Pattnayak of Mayurbhanj defeated Nandish Podar in both U-17 and U-19 boys singles final titles, while Amrit Mohanty won the boys U-15 category.

Gourav Behura and Parsuram Sahoo won the U-17 boys doubles event, while Amlana Keshari Gaenaik and Abinash Mohanty duo claimed the U-19 boys doubles section.

Governor Ganeshi Lal gave away the prizes as the chief guest of the closing ceremony in presence of East Coast Railway GM Umesh Singh.

Among others, Anugul Sukinda Railways MD Dillip Samantray, MLA Ansuman Mohanty, ABC President Pruthiv Ballav Pattnaik and Working President Bibeka nanda Mishra were present. .
This news was added and updated on : November 26th 2018
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