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  Ankita, Urja, Swetapadma win State TT titles
01 Nov 2021

Ankita Kanungo, Urja Verma and Swetapadma Dalai have won the first three titles in the 27th Odisha State Table Tennis Championship, which is being organised by Odisha State Table Tennis Association (OSTTA) at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from 29 October 2021.

Swetapadma Dalai (Bhubaneswar) emerged U-15 girls singles champion, while Urja Verma finished runner-up. But in U-13 girls singles category Urja won the title while her Cuttack citymate Sakshi Bhagat settled as runner-up. Earlier on October 31, Cuttack duo of Ankita Kanungo Aradhya Sahoo became champion and runner-up respectively in U-11 girls singles event.


In 40+ teteran men event, Biswendra Singh (Bhubaneswar) became champion, beating Smruti Ranjan Das (Khurda) in the final match. P K Samantaray (Khurda) bagged the 60+ veteran men crown, getting the better of R K Sahoo (Khurda) in the summit clash.

About 250 players and officials from 18 districts and institution participated in the championship was inaugurated by OSSTA secretary Rabindra Kumar Parida. The championship would conclude on November 2.


U-11 Boys Singles (SFs):
Subhankar Mahali (Cuttack) beat Jigyanshu Pradhan (Puri) 3-0; Arush Mania (Cuttack) beat Zahid khan (Cuttack) 3-2.

U-15 Boys Singles (SFs): Jigyanshu Sahoo (Cuttack) beat Archit Behera (Bhubaneswar) 4-0; Ayan Mustaq (Cuttack) beat SS Anand (Bhubaneswar) 4-0.

U-17 Boys Singles (SFs): Jigyanshu Sahoo beat Md Jishan (Cuttack) 4-0; Faraz Raza (Cuttack) beat Ankur Biswal (Khurda) 4-3.

U-19 Boys Singles (SFs): Mohit Behuray (Cuttack) beat Tuhin Banik (Bhubaneswar) 4-2; Abinash Tripathy (Khurda) beat Archit behera (Khurda) 4-0.

U-17 Girls Singles (SFs): Swetapadma Dalai (Bhubaneswar) beat M B B Panda (Bhubaneswar) 4-0; Sushree Pattnaik (Khurda) beat Baisakhi Bal (Bhubaneswar) 4-0.
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TOP: Swetapadma Dalai (Left) and Urja Verma pose after winning girls U-15 and U-13 titles respectively in Cuttack on 1 November 2021.
RIGHT: U-11 girls singles champion Ankita Kanungo (Left) and runner-up Aradhya Sahoo in Cuttack on 31 October 2021.


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