Dhole triumphs in the All India Masters Ranking Badminton tournament

NAGPUR: Jayendra Dhole He succeeded but was so close but so far away for the other two ferries in the city: Kiran Makode and Anamika Durgapurohit - at the Yonex-Sunrise Badminton tournament qualifying all the masters of India , organized by the Nagpur District Badminton Association, at Dhanwate National College Hall on Wednesday.

In the men's doubles 40 plus final, Dhole and Ashish Khedikar got a walkover from their Maharashtra counterparts Jagjit Khandagale and Shivkiran Singh Thakur. It was the maiden national-level title for Dhole.

The two city players Makode and Anamika failed to rise to the occasion and had to be satisfied with the second spots as they lost their respective finals.

In the mixed doubles 50 plus summit clash, Lingeswara Rao (AP) and Rajshree Bhave (Mah) overcame the spirited challenge from Makode and Suzanne Venglet (TN) 21-12, 21-15. After losing the first game quite easily, the pair of Makode and Venglet fought hard in the second game but could not prevent defeat.

Anamika was in line for a double crown but she lost both the finals. In the women's singles 45 plus, A Sreedevi of Karnataka trounced Anamika 21-9, 21-9. The AG office employee had to face defeat in the mixed doubles too. The Karnataka pair of PJ Parimelazhagan and Banu downed bt AK Sharma (Uttarakhand) and Anamika 21-7, 23-21.

Mayor Sandeep Joshi was the chief guest and distributed the prizes. NDBA president Kunda Vijaykar, NDBA secretary Mangesh Kashikar and other NDBA officials were present on the occasion.

Final results)

Single men 35: Vivek Ojha (Guj) bt 1-Pankaj Naithani (CAG) 21-16, 21-16.

Female singles 35: 1-M Sandhya (Goa) bt Aditi Rode (Mah) 21-14, 21-16.

Men's Doubles 35: Prashant Bahatre (Mah) -Manish Rawat (Dli) bt Akash Sethi-Ashish Sharma (Chg) 21-15, 23-21.

Women's doubles 35: Sandhya (Goa) -Aditi Rode (Mah) bt 1-Yupu Boni (Anp) -K Shantala (Ktk) 21-8, 21-12.

Mixed doubles 35: 1-Varun Sharma (Chg) -Sandhya (Goa) bt Pankaj Naithani (Cag) -Aneesha Mehta (WB) 21-14, 21-14.

Single men 40: 2-Lalmuanawma (Miz) bt Abhinn Shyam Gupta 21-18, 21-12.

Single women 40: Prerana Joshi (Mah) walkover 2-Farogh Mukadam (Mah).

Men's doubles 40: Jayendra Dhole -Ashish Khedikar (Mah) walkover Jagjit Khandagale-Shivkiran Singh Thakur (Mah).

Mied doubles 40: Lalmuanawma-Zodinsangi (Miz) bt Fabian Dennis-Shikha Lamb (Mah) 21-7, 21-12.

Single men 45: 1-Arvind Kumar Sharma (Utr) bt 3-Deepak Saxena (Chg) 22-20, 21-15.

Women's singles 45: A Sreedevi (Ktk) bt Anamika Durgapurohit (Mah) 21-9, 21-9.

Men's Doubles 45: 3-Shrikant Bakshi (Dli) -Amrish Shinde (Mah) bt 2-Rajneesh Bhatia-Deepak Saxena (Chg) 22-20, 21-8.

Women's doubles 45: Suzanne Venglet (TN) -Shalini Yadav (MP) bt Suchitra Misra (Dli) -S Banu (Ktk) 21-16, 21-15.

Mixed doubles 45: PJ Parimelazhagan-Banu (Ktk) bt AK Sharma (Utr) - Anamika Durgapurohit (Mah) 21-7, 23-21.

Single men 50: 1-Lalthanzuala (Miz) bt Kawaljit Singh (Dli) 21-13, 21-12.

Single women 50: 1-Shalini Yadav (MP) bt Saroj Sawant (Mah) 21-13, 19-21, 21-17.

Men's Doubles 50: 1-Lingeswara Rao (AP) -Navdeep Singh (Pnb) bt 3-Gyanesh Jeswal-Kawalkit Singh (Dli) 21-11, 21-17.

Mixed doubles 50: Lingeswara Rao (AP) - Rajshree Bhave (Mah) bt Kiran Makode (Mah) -Suzanne Venglet (TN) 21-12, 21-15.

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