Imphal, Sept. 26: N. Purnima Devi claimed seven titles in various categories of the 58th State Open Badminton Championship, 2013 held at MBA indoor stadium today. Purnima Devi began her campaign in the under-15 girls’ singles event, taming N. Angita 21-13, 21-9 and claimed her second title in the under-17 girls’ doubles title. She partnered M. Somibala to beat Rubashah and Y. Dhanapati 21-6, 21-16.
In the under-19 girls’ singles final, Purnima Devi overcame Somibala Devi 21-14, 21-16. In the girls’ doubles under-19 match, Purnima and Somibala registered an easy victory over Puja Kamei and Rubashah 21-5, 21-6.
In the women’s doubles, Purnima and Somibala upset Ksh. Khelpati and Rk. Miranda 21-17, 21-14 for her fifth title in the tournament.
Purnima’s partner Somibala also picked up four titles. Purnima had earlier picked up the under-17 girls’ singles and women’s singles titles as well.
Memorial football: SAI RC edged past Kangchup Road Youth Physical Sporting Association 1-0 in the third Kangjam Karnajit Singh Memorial Second Division Football League 2013 at YWC Malom ground today.