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Carrom tourney: Ghufran, Kajal bag men s, women s crowns
 
Mumbai, Jan 6 (PTI) Kajal Kumari and Mohd. Ghufran, both representing Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB), registered contrasting wins to bag the women s singles and men s singles crowns respectively in the LIC of India sponsored 24th Federation Cup All India Carrom Championship here today.

In the women s final Kajal was in complete control and went on to score an authoritative 25-13, 25-12 victory against Aisha Mohd of Jain Irrigation, a media release issued here said.

On the other hand, Ghufran started with a flourish, but later faced a strong challenge from World Champion Prashant More of Reserve Bank of India before scraping through by a close 25-13, 12-25, 22-19 scoreline in a thrilling men s final.

Results - Women s singles Final: Kajal Kumari (PSPB) beat Aisha Mohd (Jain Irrigation) 25-13, 25-12. Third place: Rashmi Kumari (PSPB) bt M. Parimala Devi (PSPB) 25-7, 17-25, 25-11. Semi-finals: Kajal Kumari (PSPB) bt M. Parimala Devi (PSPB) 25-17, 25-1; Aisha Mohd (Jain Irrigation) bt Rashmi Kumari (PSPB) 11-25, 25-20, 25-12.

Men s singles Final: Mohd. Ghufran (PSPB) beat Prashant More (RBI) 25-13, 15-25, 22-19. Third place: Riyaz Akbarali (AI) bt Rahim Khan (Jain Irrigation) 25-8, 25-10.

Semi-finals: Mohd. Ghufran (PSPB) bt Rahim Khan (Jain Irrigation) 25-18, 25-6; Prashant More (RBI) bt Riyaz Akbarali (AI) 16-25, 25-12, 25-14.

Men s doubles - Finals: K.Srinivas/Sandeep Deorukhkar (PSPB) bt Yogesh Pardeshi/K. Ramesh Babu (PSPB) 22-25, 25-16, 25-15. Third place: Prashant More/L. Suryaprakash (RBI) bt Zaheer Pasha/Ravi Waghmare (RBI) 25-10, 25-12.

Women s doubles - Finals: Nagajyoti/I. Ilavazhki (PSPB) bt Rashmi Kumari/Kajal Kumari (PSPB) 4-25, 25-11, 25-7.

Third place: Sangeeta Chandorkar/Kavita Somanchi (RBI) bt R.

Gayatri/L. Amshavarthini (TN) 25-4, 8-25, 25-10.


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