National Games: Sathian, Manika- Dinamani in semi-final

National Games: Sathian, Manika- Dinamani in semi-final
National Games: Sathian, Manika- Dinamani in semi-final

Tamil Nadu’s G. Sathyan and Delhi’s Manika Patra advanced to the semi-finals of the 36th National Games in Gujarat.

In the quarter-finals, Sathyan beat Gujarat’s Manav Thakkar 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 14-12, 13-11 in the men’s singles. Another Tamil Nadu player, Sarath Kamal, was leading 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, 6-1 against Haryana’s Soumyajit when he withdrew due to injury.

In the women’s singles category, Delhi’s Manika Patra defeated Gujarat’s Kritwika Sinha Roy 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4. Telangana’s Sreeja Akula beat West Bengal’s Aikya Mukherjee 11-4, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4.

West Bengal, who beat Maharashtra in the women’s doubles semi-final, and Karnataka meet in the final. In the Aadhaar doubles, West Bengal defeated Gujarat in both semi-finals. In the end, two West Bengal teams will face each other.

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