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Krishnika bags double crown in State ranking badminton meet
Sportslogon Team February 10th 2019


Bhubaneswar : Krishnika Birok bagged both women’s singles and doubles title of the All Odisha Open Junior (U-17 &U-19),Women's open & Men's Doubles Open Ranking Badminton Tournament-2019 at Sahid Nagar Indoor Hall here on Sunday.

Sundargarh girl Krishnika grabbed the women’s single title by winning over Prashansa Das of Sambalpur by 21-15, 21-11 and partnering her district mate Akanksha Kurry claimed the women’s doubles trophy by defeating Nandini Kumari and Yashashree Samal of Bhubaneswar by 21-16, 21-11.

Nandish Poddar and Ayush Pattnaik won the boys U-17 and U-19 singles trophy by pipping Ayush Das and Nandish Poddar by 21-16,12-21,21-12 and 15-21,21-13,21-9 respectively.

Similarly, Sambalpur duo Chayan Saharia and Md Sahil edged out Yashraj Biswal and Priyanshu Mohanty of Bhubaneswar in the U-17 boy’s doubles final by 21-19,14-21, 21-14. While, in men’s doubles final, Gyan Chand and Manas Ranjan Routray of Bubaneswar defeated Ajit Kumar Mohanty and Pramod Kumar Rana of Cuttack by 21-13,26-24.

Anirban Samanta of Sambalpur and Harshita Rout of Bhubaneswar adjudged as the emerging player of the meet. Altogether Rs 43,000 cash award was distributed among the winners.

Retired Air Marshal Joyti Nrayan Burma gave away the prizes as the chief guest of the closing ceremony in presence of Odisha State Secretariat Badminton Association (OSSBA) working president Uma Shankar Mohapatra, secretary Chhitaranjan Rout, vice-president Biswajit Mohanty, joint secretary Tapan Kumar Pattnaik, Priyadarshi Mohapatra and chief referee Manoj Kumar Sabat. .
This news was added and updated on : February 10th 2019
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