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12:00 AM, December 18, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, December 18, 2018

Local shuttlers shine

Junior shuttlers ensured all the medals in men's singles event of the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Junior competition after sending all seven foreign participants packing on the opening day at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium yesterday.

Tournament's top seed Abdul Hamid Lukman beat Maldives' Mohamed Arsalaan Ali 21-8, 21-13 while second seed Syed Sibghat Ullah beat Bhutan's Anish Gurung 21-12, 21-10 to move into all-Bangladeshi quarterfinals.

Apart from them, Mangal Singha, Gourab Singha, Akib Solaiman, Rownak Nabi Priyo, Khandokar Adus Soud and Hanif Mohammad also ensured their quarterfinal berths. 

Mangal beat Bhutan's Jamyang Tenzin 21-6, 21-2; Gourab beat Bhutan's Yeshi Rabten 21-7, 21-5 and Akib beat Bhutan's Tshewang Rinzin 21-11, 21-9. Rownak beat compatriot Rajash Chandra Dey 10-21, 21-17, 21-15; Soud beat tournament's third seed Maldives' Ahmed Nibal 21-13, 21-14; Hanif beat Sri Lanka's Nilanka Randilukshan 21-12, 21-16.

Local female shuttlers also shone in the women's singles event as five shutters from the home side moved into the last-eight.

Rehsma Akter beat Camelia Islam 21-6, 21-4 to set up a clash against top seed Ruhi Raju of USA while Farjana Akter beat Bhutan's Kinley Wangmo 19-21, 21-11, 21-19 to set up a quarterfinal tie against second seed Treesa Jolly of India.

Urmi Akter beat Marjan Riya Ferdous 21-7, 21-7 to set up a quarterfinal against Bhutan's Thinley Wangmo, who beat Bangladesh's Sumana Antora Islam 21-17, 13-21, 24-22. Farbin Binte Emdad and Rahima Jarin Ahmed will play the other quarterfinal as Farbin beat Bhutan's Phuntsho Dema 21-5, 17-21, 21-11 and Rahima beat Maldives' Rasheed Maasha 17-21, 21-16, 21-11.  

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