India bags 16 gold medals at the South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship 2023

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The three-day international event South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship 2023 concluded in Itanagar on May 17. 

An overview of the news

  • In this event more than 100 athletes from six countries Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal participated.

  • Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Lt. General KT Parnaik, (Retd.) attended the closing ceremony as Chief Guest at Dorjee Khandu Indoor Stadium, Itanagar.

  • The hosts India won all the gold medals on offer on the last day at the Dorjee Khandu Indoor Stadium on 17th May.

  • Besides, the Indians also bagged four silver medals in the singles. 

  • Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives were also among the medals, while Bhutan, who participated only in the singles events, drew a blank.

  • On the second day of the championships, the Indians won three gold medals in the U-15 Boys, U-19 Girls and U15 Girls, while Nepal claimed the U-19 Boys gold.

  • In the Under-19 Boys singles, Ankur Bhattacharjee defeated Payas Jain 4-2 to claim the gold. 

Results (All Finals)

  • U-19 Boys Singles: Ankur Bhattacharjee (India) beat Payas Jain (India)

  • U-19 Boys Doubles: Divyansh Srivastava/Jash Modi (India) beat Ridoy Mohutasin Ahmed/Bawm Ramhim Lian (Bangladesh) 

  • U-19 Girls Singles: Suhana Saini (India) beat Yashashwini Ghorpade (India) 

  • U-19 Girls Doubles: Yashaswini Ghorpade/Suhana Saini (Ind) beat Mishka Mohamed Ibrahim/Fathimath Dheema Ali (Maldiv) 

  • U-19 Mixed Doubles: Payas Jain/Yashaswini Ghorpade (Ind) beat Akhyar Ahmed Khalid/Fathimath Dheema Ali (Maldiv) 

  • U-15 Boys Singles: Priyanuj Bhattacharya (India) beat Abhinand (India) 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9.

  • U-15 Boys Doubles: PB Abhinand/Priyanuj Bhattacharya (India) beat Hasib Abul Hashem/Rahman Mohd. Mahtabur (Bangladesh) 

  • U-15 Girls Singles: Jennifer Varghese (India) beat Avisha Karmakar (India) 

  • U-15 Girls Doubles: Jennifer Varghese/Avisha Karmarkar (India) beat Sushmita Khadka/Subhashree Shrestha (Nepal) 

  • U-15 Mixed Doubles: Abhinand/Jennifer Varghese (India) beat Mohammed Akram Md. Shafiullah/Kavindya Tamadi Alagiyawadu

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