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Khelo: Aman,Aakarshiemerge badminton champions

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

in the boys Under-21 singles and and in the Under-17 girls doubles helped hosts add two gold to their tally on the final day of competition at the Khelo Youth Games here Sunday.

However, had to settle for a silver as Chhattisgarh's proved too strong for her, a said.

Aman was up against the gritty of but the dapper left-hander moved with dexterity and mixed up his shotswellto make the final his own, winning 21-17, 23-21 in just 40 minutes.

Having lost the Khelo School Games final in Delhi, Aakarshi of was determined to come up with a better result here.

Malvika had not dropped a single game on her way to the final and expectations were high being the crowd favourite, but Aakarshi, who trains at the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bengaluru, won 21-11, 21-16 to avenge her defeat.

In the girls U-17 doubles, and clinched the gold in a one-sided final.

The duo, who did not drop a single game in the tournament, outclassed Rajasthan's Sakshi Asrani and 21-16, 21-13 in just 29 minutes.

In the girls U-17 final, 13-year-old trainee Mir of overpowered Mansi Singh of 23-21, 21-16.

In other action, Gandham Pranav Rao of Telangana came from behind to beat Haryana's Ravi in a thriller 21-15, 18-21, 11-21 to give Telangana their only gold (boys U-17) of the Games.

Rajasthan's Nikunj Pandey and beat C S Kousthik and R Vikash Prabhu of 21-15, 22-20 in the boys doubles U-17 final.

Results: U-21 boys singles: (Mah) bt Rahul Bhardwaj(Kar) 21-17,23-21 U-21 girls singles: (Chha) bt (Mah) 21-11, 21-16 U-17 boys singles:(Tel) bt Ravi (Haryana) 15-21, 21-18, 21-11 U-17 girls singles: (Guj) bt Mansi Singh (UP) 23-21, 21-16 U-17 boys doubles: Nikunj Pandey/(Raj) bt C S Kousthik/R Vikash Prabhu (TN) 21-15, 22-20 U-17 girls doubles: Arya Deshpande/ (Mah) bt Sakshi Asrani/(Raj) 21-16, 21-13.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 21:25 IST