GUWAHATI, March 14 - The Telegraph annexed the Aarabinda Buragohain Memorial Badminton team title in the 10th North East Media Sports Festival.
In the final played at the Kanaklata Indoor Stadium in RG Baruah Sports Complex here on Thursday, Telegraph defeated The Assam Tribune 2-1.
Nayan Kachari of The Telegraph beat Sivasish Thakur of The Assam Tribune 21-13 while in the second singles, Rituraj Borthakur of The Assam Tribune got the better of Mehdi Hasan of The Telegraph 21-13. In the deciding doubles event, Nayan Kachari paired with Mehdi Hasan to defeat Sivasish Thakur and Rituraj Borthakur 21-12.
Earlier, in the semifinals, The Assam Tribune beat Pratidin Time 2-0 while The Telegraph defeated Prashar Bharati 2-0.
In the women’s singles, Rimple Rajkumari of Prashar Bharati clinched the title defeating her compatriot Aruna Chanu in the final. Anupama Gogoi secured the third position.
In the men’s open event, Rituraj Borthakur, Sivasish Thakur, Nayan Kachari and Pranjal Sarma have sealed their berth in the semifinals of the championship.
Earlier, Subodh Malla Baruah, president, Sports Journalists Federation of India and Bidyut Kalita, secretary, Assam Sports Journalists Association inaugurated the meet.