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Imphal West claim top title

Imphal, Jan. 30: Imphal West District claimed the championís title of the 33rd Inter District and 59th Veteran State Badminton Championship at MBA indoor stadium today.

In the final, Imphal West got the better of Imphal East by 2-1 goals. In the first singles, Benu Salam of Imphal West lost to W. Amusana of Imphal East by 6-21 and 14-21 points.

In the team event, Imphal West got the better of Imphal East by 2-1 games for the victory. Imphal West pair of Rk. Robinsana and H. Jugindro defeated W. Amusana and Ak. Brogen of Imphal East by 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 points for the victory.

In the last deciding singles event, K. Jadumani of Imphal West got a walkover to seal the fate of Imphal East.

En route to the semi-finals, Imphal West defeated Thoubal by 2-1 games while Imphal East beat Civil Services by a 2-0 set victory. The veteran tournament got under way this evening.

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