July 20, 2024


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Tragedy strikes 16-yr-old shuttler, father dies on day of her final

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On Sunday afternoon, 16-year-aged Haryana shuttler, Chitwan Khatri, received a silver medal in the women’s singles category of the Scott-Edil Invitational Badminton Match staying at Shivalik General public College, Phase 6, Mohali. But her celebration was reduce short by the unlucky news of her father’s unexpected demise.

All through her semi-last match, Khatri’s father, Sudesh Kumar, had gone to the close by market to get some fruits for her. But on the way, he endured a large heart attack and breathed his last at a personal healthcare facility in Mohali. At the time, Khatri was actively playing in the closing and was only told that her father’s wellbeing had worsened.

“What could we have instructed Chitwan in advance of her last? As her father suffered a significant coronary heart attack, I rushed to the spot and took him to a nearby non-public clinic. Health professionals could not revive him after a number of makes an attempt and we resolved not to explain to Chitwan about her father’s demise. When she completed actively playing in the closing, she was taken to the hotel where she was residing with fellow players. It was only immediately after her mom and uncle arrived that she was instructed about her father’s dying. It was disheartening to see her holding the medal and her father’s dead entire body. Her father constantly enthusiastic her and it is a reduction that no one can fill,” shared coach Harender Malik, who trains Chitwan at Malik Badminton Academy in Sonepat, while chatting to The Indian Specific.

Winners of Scott Edil’s “INVITATIONAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT” Below the aegis of Punjab Badminton Affiliation, at Shivalik Public Faculty, Stage VI, Mohali on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi)

Though Khatri’s father labored as an ECG operator at PGI, Rohtak, the youngster has been training less than Malik for the last five many years and has been having aspect in the Badminton Association of India ranking tournaments at the junior and senior concentrations. This week’s tournament was Khatri’s very first of the calendar year. Like in the past, her father accompanied her to the match. In the morning, she scored 21-14, 16-21, 21-14 and won the semi-closing versus Gandhi prior to she lost just after providing a hard battle to Deepshikha in the 48-minute lengthy remaining. The gamers and officers received to know about her father’s demise and afterwards noticed a two-minute silence to pay out their regard to the departed soul.

“Chitwan understood that her father’s health was not very well but she resolved to play in the closing. She gave her best inspite of owning to stress about her father’s health and even while she shed, she is the winner for us all these days. Like any other mother or father, her father also supported her dream of achieving big in badminton and his loss is the biggest decline for Chitwan. We talked with her later when she was explained to about the news. Even even though we are competitors on the subject, we all are close friends off the court and we all are with her in this rough hour,” shared Deepshikha.

In the meantime, In the men’s singles final, Chandigarh’s Abhishek Saini claimed the title with a 19-21, 21-16, 21-17 acquire around Manraj of Haryana though the pair of Akshit Mahajan and Hardik pocketed the men’s doubles title with a 21-19, 21-15 earn more than the pair of Eshaan Duggal and Kshitiz Tyagi in the ultimate. The pair of Deepshikha Singh and Kavya Gandhi produced their way to the women’s doubles title with a 21-18, 21-19 earn over the pair of Lalita and Shivani. In the blended doubles ultimate, the pair of Kevin and Ishita scored a 21-17, 12-21, 21-13 gain more than the pair of Akshit Mahajan and Mahima to seize the title. Former Asian winner and Arjuna awardee Dinesh Khanna gave absent the prizes to the winners.

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