HomeSportsBadmintonAll-England Juniors: Indian Shuttlers Raksha, Taarini Claimed Silver Medals
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All-England Juniors: Indian Shuttlers Raksha, Taarini Claimed Silver Medals

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Indian shuttlers, Raksha Kandasamy and Taarini Suri won silver medals in the women’s singles and mixed doubles competitions of the BWF All-England Junior Badminton Championships, which were held at the University of Birmingham in England.

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Raksha, from Navi Mumbai, finished second behind Canada’s top-seeded Jackie Dent in hard-fought contest game, 21-19, 12-21, 11-21. Meanwhile, Mumbai-based Taarini and her England companion Dillon Chong were defeated in two matches by the American paring of Garret Tan and Ella Lin, 18-21, 18-21, and had to compromise for silver in the competition that began on July 27.

Earlier in the semi-finals, Taarini and Dillon worked well together to defeat the Spanish combination of Marc Martin and Macarena Izquierdo, winning 21-19, 22-20. Garret and Ella comfortably defeated the English duo of Robin Harper and Lucy Brierley in the other semi-final, winning 21-15, 21-11.

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In the semi-finals of the women’s singles, top seed Jackie Dent defeated another Indian competitor and sixth seed Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye, 21-19, 21-7.

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