Success in Badminton

Since the rise of Saina Naiwal, Haryana can lay claim to be the heart of badminton in the country.

Mallika Anand, VIII F and Kaumudi Malviya, Class VII of Aravali, as a team, have won the Gurgaon District School Badminton Championship. They were representing TSRS in the tournament. Now they have been selected to represent the district in the School State Tournament. Looking at Mallika’s performance, in particular, the selectors have expressed hope that she can compete at the national tournament as well!

Congratulations to both Mallika and Kaumudi. We will follow your achievements with interest.

Here is Mallika and her coach, Mr Gaurav Kapoor:

Now I can update, as we have a fresh photo of Mallika and Kaumudi:

Also, there’s further good news as Mallika is plainly ‘on a roll:

An ‘OPEN DISTRICT BADMINTON TOURNAMENT’ was held from 11th to 14th August by the Haryana Badminton Association. Mallika has created a record of sorts by winning gold in all possible categories that she participated in. The categories were under 15, under 17, under 19 and 15 doubles. She was conferred a special award at the closing ceremony, that of being ‘Player of the tournament’.

Today, Mallika and family have left for Panchkula for the State Level School Championships. She goes with our best wishes and fingers crossed.

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  1. Latest Update:

    School State Tournament : Although Mallika got eliminated early in the tournament at Panchkula, due to lack of team support (no-show of Gurgaon team girls), selectors have chosen Mallika and 7 other girls from Haryana to be a part of the National-camp. Post this camp, girls will go on to participate in the National school tournament to be held in the month of December in Pune (an official letter is awaited from the Badminton Association).

    State Tournament :Unfortunately, Mallika encountered the Haryana top seed, Lalita, in 3 out of 4 of her matches and was ousted . In under 17 doubles event, the pair reached till semis where again they lost to the top seed pair of Lalita and Komal.

    Now Mallika is working hard and is all charged up for her participation in the National School Tournament.

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