Indians lift mixed doubles title at Maldives Intl badminton

New Delhi: Indian duo of K Nandagopal and K Maneesha clinched the Li-Ning Maldives International Badminton Challenge mixed doubles title after registering a straight-game victory over Dae Sung Kim and Bo Kyung Oh of Korea in Male on Sunday.
The pair from Andhra Pradesh registered a 21-16 23-21 win over the Korean combo in a contest that lasted 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, among other prominent Indians in the fray, Chetan Anand lost to Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia in a hard-fought semifinal match of the men's singles event, 21-16 19-21 16-21.
While in the women's singles, Tanvi Lad could make it to the quarterfinals before she was handed a 11-21 19-21 defeat by Li Michelle of Canada.
In the men's doubles category, India's campaign ended in the semifinals after the pair of V Diju and Alwin Francis were outplayed 16-21 16-21 by the Indonesian duo of Arya Maulana Adiartama and Alfian Eko Prasetya.
Sanyogita Ghorpade and K Maneesha lost to Melati Daeva Oktaviani and Rosyita Eka Putri Sari 14-21 14-21 in the quarterfinals of the women's doubles.