City shuttler Malvika Bansod stunned World No.1 Phittayaporn Chaiwan in Asian Junior Badminton Championship at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre in China on Thursday.
However later in the next round her challenges come to an end. Bansod, ranked 83rd in the world junior rankings, faced the world No 1 junior player Phittayaporn Chaiwan, who even holds a ranking of 59 in the senior category. That could not deter the young Indian who held her nerves to pull off a stunning 21-18, 21-19 second round win over the Thai shuttler in 38 minutes.
However later she failed to repeat the heroics in her next match that was in a few hours and went down 14-21, 8-21 to China’s Tan Ning. She also faced a defeat in mixed doubles event.
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