Home » Breaking News » Assam’s Ashmita Chaliha clinches gold at 13th South Asian Games Women’s Badminton Final
Breaking News SPORTS NEWS

Assam’s Ashmita Chaliha clinches gold at 13th South Asian Games Women’s Badminton Final

Ashmita

 

Pokhara: It’s a proud moment for Assam as shuttler Ashmita Chaliha beats Gayatri Gopichand in the women’s singles category at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) here on Friday evening by a set of 21-18, 25-23.

Top seed Ashmita earlier thrashed her Sri Lankan opponent Achini Ratnasiri 21-5, 21-7, Gayatri also had an easy task against Dilmi Dias of Sri Lanka during a 21-17, 21-14 win.

In the men’s singles finals former World Junior Championships silver medallist Siril Verma lived up to his top seeding as he came back from a game down to beat compatriot Aryaman Tandon 17-21, 23-21, 21-13. Tandon finally had to settle for a silver.

Notably, top-seeded Siril earlier beat Sri Lanka’s Dinuka Karunaratne 21-9, 21-12 in straight sets.

It is quite interesting to know the fact that Indian shuttlers bagged a total of eight medals that includes four gold, two silver and two bronze in the individual badminton events at the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu this year.

Also Read: Ashmita Chaliha to face Gayatri in badminton final at 13th SAG

Also Watch: Struggling for over six years! “The Bodo-Fight for Identity” documentary film to be screened soon