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Punshiba bags title

Manipur badminton

Imphal, May 13: Punshiba Yengkhom claimed the under-13 boys’ singles title of the third K. Yaima MBA Promotional Badminton Championship 2014 at MBA Indoor Hall, DM College campus today, defeating Nicholas Yengkhom 21-16, 21-13.

In the men’s doubles final, H. Ibomcha and his partner M. Minachandra faced a stiff challenge from M. Imocha and Ronald Soibam.

Ultimately Ibomcha and Minachandra lifted the champion’s trophy. In the other events, Punshiba Yengkhom and Rk. Upananda beat O. Nirjit and P. Rahul 21-13, 21-14 in the under-13 boys’ doubles. M. Geetchandra and M. Rajen beat M. Kamini and N. Shyam in the men’s doubles above-50.

M. Arunkumar and Rajkumar beat Ch. Ranjan and Kh. Allwinson 21-17, 21-19 in the boys’ doubles under-19 event and S. Bimol and Th. Phulchandra beat M. Jiten and Poukhan Golmei 21-13, 16-21, 21-16 in the boys’ doubles under-15 event.

Ng. Robendro and Th. Ibotombi won the men’s doubles above-45 event and M. Ningthem and his partner S. Bimol bagged the title in the men’s doubles above-40 event.

In the men’s singles final, H. Sundar defeated M. Devraj Luwang 21-12, 21-11.

Manipur governor V.K. Duggal graced the closing function and appreciated the efforts of the Manipur Badmintion Association.

Inspector-general of Assam Rifles (South) commanding officer Maj. Gen. Rajeev Chopra and MBA president Bijoy Koijam also attended the function.

Football meet: District Youth Affairs and Sports, Imphal East, is organising the District-Level Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament, 2014 for under-14 and under-17 boys and under-17 girls from the first week of June.