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India Juniors qualify for Asian Juniors

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian boys and girls qualified for the Asian Juniors, after attaining top-of-the-table position in group league on the first day of the South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships at Mount Lavinia, near Colombo, today.

In Junior Boys, beat Maldives and with an identical margin of 3-0 and will take on both hosts and to complete the group events.

With two wins already in their pocket, Indian boys have made the cut for Asian Junior Championships, to be held in Ansan (Korea) from June 29 to July 4.

At the end of the group matches the second team that joins will be known tomorrow.

As for the Junior Girls, both and qualified. In the group matches today, India thumped Sri Lanka, and Maldives for 3-0 score-lines to keep a clean slate and lead the table with six points.

Lanka, who beat the other two teams without a hiccup, finished as the second best team to qualify.

Meanwhile, India's Cadet Girls team, comprising Anusha Kutumbale, Vanshika Bhargave and Swastika Ghosh, defeated 3-0 in their last group league match to finish on top and claim the gold medal.

Earlier, they beat and Maldives and the wins were as sweet as the one against hosts, the margin being 3-0 in both cases.

The boys' team consists of Manav Vikas Thakkar, H Jeho, Jeet Chandra, Manush Shah, Parth Virmani, Payas Jain and Chinmaya Somaiya while the girls squad has Archana Kamath, Anusha Kutumbale, Moumita Datta, Priyanka Pareek, Selena Deepthi Selvakumar, Swastika Ghosh and Vanshika Bhargava.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 20:28 IST