Academy boys won both the singles titles and girls won both the doubles titles on offer in the 15th Union Bank All India Junior Ranking Badminton tournament held in Bangalore from 14th to 19th June 2016. Lakshya Sen won the ‘war of the brothers’ beating elder brother and World ranked No. 3 Chirag in the Under 19 Boys’ Singles finals. In the Under 17 Boys’ Singles Kiran George won his first All India title, beating academy mate and former Under 15 Boys’ Singles National Champ Rahul Bharadwaj in straight games. Rahul made a successful comeback to competitive Badminton after a long layoff of one year due to injury. In the Under 19 Girls’ Doubles, top seeds Mahima Aggarwal and Shikha Gautam beat National Champions Ashwini Bhat and Mithula in the finals. Aswhini and Mithula had the consolation of winning the Under 17 Girls’ Doubles title which they won with ease without the loss of a set. Mithula won a double when she combined with Balraj Kajla to win the Junior Mixed Doubles title. Bodhit Joshi and Mithun won their first National Doubles title, beating Swarnaraj Bora & Kaustubh Rawat in the finals.
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