Indians shuttlers shine in Bulgarian GP

Updated: 14 October 2008 11:30 IST

Indian shuttlers had a field day in the KLRC Bulgarian Grand Prix in Sofia as they made it to the quarter-finals of various events.

Indians shuttlers shine in Bulgarian GP
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New Delhi:

Indian shuttlers had a field day in the KLRC Bulgarian Grand Prix in Sofia with Aditi Mutatkar in women's singles, Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas in men's doubles and the mixed doubles pair of V Diju and Jwala Gutta reaching the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Mutatkar defeated Olga Golovanova of Russia 21-18, 21-6 to reach the last 16 stage even as Shruti Kurian lost to Russian Anastasia Proopenko 11-21, 19-21 in the women's singles second round.

Kumar and Thomas got a walkover against Tichomir Kirov and Konstantin Kostadinov of Bulgaria in the men's doubles while in mixed doubles, Diju and Gutta overcame the French pair of Baptiste Careme and Laura Choinet 21-13, 18-21, 21-12.

In men's singles, Abhimanyu Singh defeated Sune Gavnholt of Denmark 21-18, 13-21, 21-18 and P Kashyap beat Czech Republic's Tomas Kopriva 21-14, 21-18 to reach the pre-quarter finals.

Kurian later teamed up with Gutta to breeze past the French pair of Elisa Chanteur and Choinet 21-11, 21-11 in women's doubles.

Topics : Badminton India
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