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Last Updated Wednesday November 29 2017 08:12 PM IST

Manorama world seniors: Kerala's Sanave, Roopesh emerge champions

Arjun R Krishnan
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Manorama world seniors: Kerala's Sanave, Roopesh emerge champions K.T. Roopesh and Sanave Thomas after winning the 35+ men's doubles title of Manorama BWF World Senior Badminton Championship Sunday in Kochi.

Kochi: Kerala's star shuttlers K.T. Roopesh and Sanave Thomas lifted the 35+ men's doubles title of Manorama BWF World Senior Badminton Championships at the Rajeev Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra, on Sunday.

Sanave-Roopesh duo was announced winners after their opponents V. Diju and J.B.S Vidyadhar forfeited the finals as Diju sustained an injury while leading 12-21, 21-17, 9-7.

Meanwhile, another Keralite K.A. Aneesh settled for second place in the 40+ men's singles as he was thrashed by Japan's Hosemari Fujimoto 21-4, 21-9.

In the men's singles 55+ category, India's Basant Kumar Soni also slumped to a defeat against Thai shuttler Banditpisut Pornroj 21-10, 21-6 in a similar fashion.

In the men's 45+ doubles final, Indian duo Srikant Bakshi and Navdeep Singh put up a tough fight against Thailand's Chatchal Boonmee and Wittaya Panomchai before losing by 18-21, 21-18, 15-21.

In the men's +35 singles, top seed Stanislav Pukhov rallied past Thailand's Naruenart Chuaymak 21-13, 21-19. Pukhov also won the mixed doubles category teaming up with Maria Koloskova.

In the +35 women's singles, Russia's Olga Arkhangelskaya defeated her doubles partner Maria Koloskova 21-16, 21-16. Later, in the doubles category, the duo crushed top seeded Japanese pair Rie Matsumoto and Noriko Sanada 21-18, 21-10.

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