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India beat Sweden 3-2 in World Junior Championship

Press Trust of India  |  Yogjakarta (Indonesia) 

defeated 3-2 in a Group D match of mixed team event to set up a clash with in the final stage of the World Junior badminton Championships here today.

India, who blanked USA, Hungary and 5-0 in the last two days, registered wins in the men's singles, women singles and mixed doubles event, while losing the men's and women's doubles matches.


It was the mixed doubles combo of Dhruv Kapila and Mithula UK, who started the proceedings for India, defeating Carl Harrbacka and Tilda Sjoo 21-16 16-21 21-15.

Lakshya Sen, who won the Bulgarian Open this year, then dumped Colin Hammarberg 21-11 21-9 in the men's singles match to give a 2-0 lead.

In women's singles, Ashmita Chaliha then brushed aside Ashwathi Pillai 21-8 21-14 in 24 minutes to make it 3-0 in India's favour.

Krishna Prasad Garaga and Dhruv then played their heart out before losing 21-17 20-22 16-21 to Adam Gozzi and Carl Harrbacka in men's doubles.

In the last match, women's doubles pair of Rutaparna Panda and Mithula lost 22-24 17-21 to Ashwathi Pillai and Tilda Sjoo.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 18:07 IST
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