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Indian girl Keerthana wins IBSF world U-16 snooker title

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

India's Keerthana Pandian has won the girls' title in the IBSF World Under-16 Championships, her maiden international crown.

In the corresponding boys category, of clinched the title in St Petersburg, Russia, according to information received from the of International Billiards & Federation (IBSF).

Keerthana won the girls' title by outclassing Belarussian rival 3-1 in the final.

After qualifying for knockout stage as seed 4, Keerthana knocked out her compatriot Manasvini Sekar and Russian girl in straight frames 3-0 before meeting the defending champion and countrymate Anupama Ramachandran in the semis.

Keerthana had lost the first frame, but after that she played flawlessly to win next three frames and defeated Anupama 3-1.

Similarly, in the final, Keerthana went down after winning the first frame, but with scoreslevel at 1-1, she geared up and played with full control to win next two frames and the championship.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 11:00 IST