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24th Federation Cup All India Carrom Championship: Ghufran, Kajal bag singles crowns

Kajal Kumari and Mohd. Ghufran, both representing Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB), registered contrasting wins.


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Mumbai, Jan 6 (PTI) Kajal Kumari and Mohd. Ghufran, both representing Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB), registered contrasting wins to bag the women's singles and men's singles crowns respectively in the LIC of India sponsored 24th Federation Cup All India Carrom Championship here today.

In the women's final, Kajal was in complete control and went on to score an authoritative 25-13, 25-12 victory against Aisha Mohd of Jain Irrigation, a media release issued here said.

On the other hand, Ghufran started with a flourish, but later faced a strong challenge from World Champion Prashant More of Reserve Bank of India before scraping through by a close 25-13, 12-25, 22-19 scoreline in a thrilling men's final.

Results - Women's singles Final: Kajal Kumari (PSPB) beat Aisha Mohd (Jain Irrigation) 25-13, 25-12. Third place: Rashmi Kumari (PSPB) bt M. Parimala Devi (PSPB) 25-7, 17-25, 25-11. Semi-finals: Kajal Kumari (PSPB) bt M. Parimala Devi (PSPB) 25-17, 25-1; Aisha Mohd (Jain Irrigation) bt Rashmi Kumari (PSPB) 11-25, 25-20, 25-12.

Mens singles Final: Mohd. Ghufran (PSPB) beat Prashant More (RBI) 25-13, 15-25, 22-19. Third place: Riyaz Akbarali (AI) bt Rahim Khan (Jain Irrigation) 25-8, 25-10. Semi-finals: Mohd. Ghufran (PSPB) bt Rahim Khan (Jain Irrigation) 25-18, 25-6; Prashant More (RBI) bt Riyaz Akbarali (AI) 16-25, 25-12, 25-14.

Men's doubles - Finals: K.Srinivas/Sandeep Deorukhkar (PSPB) bt Yogesh Pardeshi/K. Ramesh Babu (PSPB) 22-25, 25-16, 25-15. Third place: Prashant More/L. Suryaprakash (RBI) bt Zaheer Pasha/Ravi Waghmare (RBI) 25-10, 25-12.

Women's doubles - Finals: Nagajyoti/I. Ilavazhki (PSPB) bt Rashmi Kumari/Kajal Kumari (PSPB) 4-25, 25-11, 25-7. Third place: Sangeeta Chandorkar/Kavita Somanchi (RBI) bt R. Gayatri/L. Amshavarthini (TN) 25-4, 8-25, 25-10

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