LAHORE - The DHA National Junior Badminton Championship got underway here at the Captain Fasih Babar Amin Shaheed Sports Complex DHA.

Director Sports Branch DHA Lahore Brig (R) Munir Ahmad inaugurated the championships. In the opening match U-19 doubles, Fayyaz ur Rehman/Afnan Khan beat Saad Amir/Ibrahim Rasheed by 21-17. Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) President Wajid Ali Ch thanked the DHA Lahore for sponsoring the national badminton events. “We will continue to collaborate with DHA Lahore and will organize two consecutive International Badminton Tournament in the month of October and November this year.”

Speaking on the occasion, the Director Sports DHA Lahore said: “We will support all the National Federations for the promotion of the sports in the country. In this regard, we will organize the coming international badminton tournaments at Lahore in collaboration with Pakistan Badminton Federation.” In the boy singles U-15 first round, Faham Bukhari beat Ahsan 21-6, 21-4, Mutahir Subhani beat Taha Yaseen 21-13, 21-23, 21-16, Ali Danish beat M Raza 20-22, 21-12, 21-14, M Arham Sattar beat M Suleman 21-17, 16-21, 21-16, Hamza Waseem beat Deeraj Dodani 21-3, 21-8, Shahab Khan beat Ahmad Malhi 21-7, 21-11, Usman Habib beat Mahid Ali 21-3, 21-3, Mirza Ahmad Hafeez beat Danyal Khan 21-18, 22-20.

In the boy singles U-17 first round, Hashim Ali beat Shayan Waseem 21-10, 21-23, 21-12, Abdullah Tahir beat Mudasar 21-15, 21-8, Faizan Asim beat Dameer Ahmed 21-18, 21-5, M Hashir beat M Haroon 18-21, 21-6, 21-14, Malik Ghasif beat Usman 21-11, 21-7, Husnain Shahzad beat Ghazan 21-19, 21-14, Ibrahim Iftikhar beat M Abdullah 21-7, 21-5.

In the men’s singles U-19 first round, Hasnain Ahmad beat Abdullah Asim 19-21, 21-13, 21-11, Adnan Hafeez beat Ali Zain Sh 21-13, 21-18, Mahad Bin Rafay beat Zeshan Naseer 21-9, 21-14, Ibrahim Tahir beat Ghadeer 21-10, 21-13, Abdullah Siddiqui beat Zaid Safi 25-23, 24-22, 21-11, Mehaeel Khan beat Shahryar Abid 21-15, 21-13, Sohail Javed beat Hammad Asad 21-9, 21-14, Hamza Ali beat Muzammil 21-6, 21-5, Hamza Khan beat Abdul Maalik 21-16, 21-17, Afnan Khan beat Haris Fareed 21-19, 21-12.

In the girl singles U-17 first round, Marwa Jadon beat Aina Muneeb 21-8, 21-4, Sarwat Fatima beat Kashmine Nadeem 21-6, 21-3, Aiman Fatima beat Khadija 21-6, 21-6, Kanzul Eman beat Hiba Tariq 21-10, 21-12, Sapna beat Aisha Shafique 21-9, 21-19. In the women singles U-19 first round, Alja Tariq beat Laiba Bahram 21-4, 21-2, Musfira Zahid beat Imama Khuram 23-21, 21-10, Sana Hanif beat Naba Ali Jawa 21-8, 21-11, Zainab Ch beat Minahil Khan 21-19, 22-20.