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Ashmitas Gold, Shubhankar and Tarun Silver in Dubai International Badminton Challenge

Ashmitas Gold, Shubhankar and Tarun Silver in Dubai International Badminton Challenge

Indian women's badminton player Ashmita Chahila has won the title of Dubai International Badminton Challenge Tournament with a spectacular display. In the men's singles category, Shubhankar Dey and Tarun Kona had to be satisfied with the silver medal in men's doubles category. India's 19-year-old Ashmita beat South Korean Jeon Jui in the women's singles final. Ashmita secured the title of world number -77 in just fewer than 33 minutes by defeating 21-19, 21-15 in straight games. It is worth mentioning that this year Ashmita was inducted into the Indian team for the Asian Games. He took part in the mixed team event. In the Dubai International Challenge, Ashmita faced the qualifying phase and stepped into the main round and finally won the title.

In this tournament, however, Indian male player Shubhankar Dey was defeated in the final. Ashmita said after the match, "The first game was quite close, so I got confidence. I was quite ahead in the second game and so I did not feel pressured. I was in good rhythm and was playing with my strength. Ward number-54 Shubhankar was beaten by Russia's World No.-63 player Vladimir Malkov 10-21, 15-21 in the men's singles category final. In the men's doubles category, Tarun and his male partner, Malaysia's Kim Kim Wah, beat South Korea's Kim Sang Soo and Yu Yeon Seong 21-13, 21-16.

Q.1 Who won Dubai International Badminton Challenge Tournament of 2018?
A. Shubhankar Dey
B. Ashmita Chahila
C. Kim Kim Wah
D. Tarun Kona
Ans: Ashmita Chahila
Q.2 Which game, Ashmita Chahila is associated with?
A. Football
B. Cricket
C. Badminton
D. Race
Ans: Badminton

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