Updated April 4th, 2024 at 16:51 IST

Five Indian shuttlers, including Anmol Kharb, enter quarterfinals of Kazakhstan Challenge

Young Indian shuttler Anmol Kharb overcame a strong challenge from countrymate Malvika Bansod to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Kazakhstan International Challenge on Wednesday.

Anmol Kharb | Image:BAI
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Young Indian shuttler Anmol Kharb overcame a strong challenge from countrymate Malvika Bansod to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Kazakhstan International Challenge on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old Anmol, winner of the Badminton Asia Team Championships gold and the reigning national champion, overcame Malvika’s challenge 21-13, 22-20 in 59 minutes.

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The world No. 333 will take on Indonesia’s 21-year-old shutter Nurani Ratu Azzahra in the last-16 round.

Earlier, in the two qualification rounds, Anmol got a walkover from Kamila Smagulova of Kazakhstan before beating Cassey Rynn Rompog of Malaysia 21-19, 21-9 to secure a place in the main draw.

In other pre-quarterfinals of women’s singles, Anupama Upadhyaya defeated qualifier Harshitaa Rout 21-13, 21-13, while Tanya Hemanth got the better of qualifier Aishani Tiwari 21-19, 21-10.

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Keyura Mopati overcame Vanessa Maricela Garcia of Mexico 21-18, 21-13, while qualifier Aneri Kotak got a walkover from Wiktoria Dabczyska of Poland.

In mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals, India’s Dhanraj Srivatsa and Maneesha K beat Kazakh pair of Makhsut Tajibullayev and Romualda Batyrova 21-5, 21-12, while the duo of Rohan Kapoor and Ruthvika Shivani defeated Uzbekistan’s Biloliddin Kuchkarboev and Diana Garamova 21-16, 21-11.

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There was more success in mixed doubles with the duo of Abhyuday Chauchary and Vaishnavi Khadkekar crushing Kazakhstan’s Arnur Tapishev and Alissa Kuleshova 21-5, 21-9, while Ayush Raj Gupta and Sruti Swain beat Kazakhstan’s Otabek Kamilov and Amaliya Ormanova 21-11, 21-11.

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Published April 4th, 2024 at 16:12 IST