Delhi girls corner two bronze in National TT
Akshita Gupta led the charge, springing a surprise and upsetting India No. 43 Kheya Shah to clinch a bronze in the U-17 Girls' Individual event while Delhi's U-19 Girls' Team also acquitted themselves well by bagging the state's second bronze medal.
Akshita defeated Kheya of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) in the quarter-finals, after a hard-fought clash.
She gained an early 2-0 lead, winning 11-7, 11-9. She lost the next 6-11 but held on to her nerves to win the fourth game 11-6 and seal the tie to enter the semi-finals.
Up against top seed Swastika Ghosh of Maharashtra, also the India No. 4, in the semi-finals, she fought bravely but capitulated 0-3 against the more experienced player.
In the U-19 Girls' Team category, Delhi clinched a bronze medal by defeating Telangana 3-0 in the quarters. They, however, lost out to West Bengal 1-3 in an enticing semi-final to take the third spot on the podium.
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