Thushara Edirisinghe and Duminda Jayakody had to
be content with silver, as the Indian duo of Rupesh Kumar and
Sanave Thomas romped to a comprehensive 2-0 victory in the final
of the Menís Double event in the Badminton Competition of the
10th South Asian Games, worked off at the Sugathadasa Stadium,
Sri Lanka won silver in team events when
badminton was introduced at the last edition in Pakistan.
Thushara Edirisinghe and Duminda Jayakody who
won silver yesterday will go down in history as the first Sri
Lankan duo to win a silver medal in individual events.
While Sri Lankan shuttlers won a single silver
medal and four bronze medals, India bagged five gold and four
silver along with one bronze, yesterday.
Meanwhile, in the other all India finals played
yesterday, the Womenís Doubles final was in the centre of
attraction as it went into a third set after a tense second set.
Gutta Jawal and Sarah Kurien who lost the first set, 21-18, came
back fighting in the second set to beat Balan Aparna and B. R.
But Jawal and Sarah won the third set and the
Indiaís champion shuttler Chetan Anand clinched
the gold medal beating his team-mate Nikkil Kanetkar 2-0 in the
Menís Singles final, while Trupti Murugunde beat B. R. Meenakshi
in the other all India Womenís Singles final.
Menís Doubles - Rupesh Kumar and Sanave of
India beat Thushara Edirisinghe and Duminda Jayakody of Sri
Lanka 2-0 (21/16, 21/10)
Menís Singles - Chetan Anand of India beat
Nikkil Kanetkar of India 2-0 (21/14, 21/12)
Womenís Singles - Trupti Murugunde of India
beat B. R. Meenakshi of India 2-0 (21-17, 21-14)
Womenís Doubles - Gutta Jawal and Sarah
Kurien of India beat Balan Aparna and B. R. Meenakshi of India
2-1 (18/21, 23/21, 21/12)
Mixed Doubles - Diju Valiya and Gutta Jwala
of India beat Thomas Kurian and Balan Aparna of India 2-0