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Anand, Gupta enter semis

April 03, 2004 23:44 IST

National champion Chetan Anand and Abhinn Shyam Gupta won their respective matches with ease to enter the semi finals of the badminton individual event in the ninth SAF GamesĀ in IslamabadĀ on Saturday.

Abhinn defeated Pashupati Paneru of Nepal 15-4, 15-3 while Anand knocked out Balram Thapa of the same country 15-2, 15-5.

Other results:

Men's (quarterfinals): UDRP Kumara (Sri Lanka) bt WMd Mostafa Jabed (Bangladesh) 17-15, 15-10; Wajid Ali Chaudhary (Pakistan) bt Niluka Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) 15-7, 17-16.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Rupesh Kumar/ Markose Bristow (India) bt Enayetullah Khan/ Khonder Mokter Hossain (Bangladesh) 15-3, 15-8; Duminda Jayakody/ Thushara E (Sri Lanka) bt Mir Tahir Ishaq/ Waqas Muhammad (Pakistan) 15-4, 15-11; Omar Zeeshan/ Rizwan Rana (Pakistan) bt N Karunaratne/ D Chamira (Sri Lanka) 15-2, 15-10; Jaseel Ismail/ J B S Vidyadhar (India) bt Mahbubur/ Mustafa Javed (Bangladesh) 15-7, 17-15.

Women's doubles (quarterfinals): Jwala Gutta/ Shruti Kurien (India) bt Samjha K/ Bina T (Nepal) 15-0, 15-4; Asma Butt/ Uzma Butt (Pak) bt Rasangi Kalpana/ Nadeesha Gayanthi (Sri Lanka) 7-15, 15-12, 15-6; Renu Chandrika/ Pamisha Dishanth (Sri Lanka) bt Aisha Akram/ Saima Manzoor (Pakistan) 15-4, 15-2; Fathima Nazeen/ Manjusha Kanwar (India) bt Sumina S/ Rajni J (Nepal) 15-5, 15-1.

Mixed doubles (quarterfinals): Jaseel P Ismail/ Jwala Gutta bt Kiran Thapa/ Rajni Joshi 15-1, 15-1; Mirza Ali Beg/ S Manzoor (Pak) bt Chamira K/ Pamisha D (Sri Lanka) 15-13, 15-9; Tushara E/ R Chandrika (Sri Lanka) bt Ashraf D/ Uzma Butt (Pakistan) 15-4, 15-8; Markose Bristow/ Manjusha Kanwar bt Pasupati P/ Sumina S (Nepal) 15-0, 15-4.

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