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Aakarshi in line for double crown in Jr Badminton tourney

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Young Aakarashi Kashyap is in line for double crown as she made it to the finals of both U-17 and U-19 event at the Junior Prize Money Ranking Badminton Tournament organised by the Express shuttle club.

Aakarshi will meet Unnati Bisht in the U-17 girls final while she is pitted against Shikha Gautam in the U-19 event.

The boys' U-17 event final will feature Aman Farogh Sanjay against Rohan Gurbani. Mithin M will play Kanishq M in the U-19 boys singles final.

This is a tournament where Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap or Kidambi Srikant - you first heard those names on the bustling competitive courts of the Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All Junior tournament, a tournament for rookies.

This year has seen record entries with over 1000 juniors participating.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 22:22 IST