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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Congratulations Jackie for this achievement - We are Proud of You.

Badminton: Karnataka State ChampionshipAditya, Jacqueline triumphDavanagere, Aug 31, DHNS:
Badminton: State Championship
Aditya, Jacqueline triumph
Davanagere, Aug 31, DHNS:

Aditya R Prakash warded off a first-game deficit to overpower SDS Krishna in the final of the men’s section in the State badminton championship here on Monday.

Victorious: Aditya R Prakash (left) and Jacqueline Rose Kunnath won the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the State badminton championship on Monday. DH photoAditya secured a hard fought 15-21, 21-7, 21-12 victory over a gritty Krishna to clinch the title. Aditya, who lost the first game at 15-21, bagged the second pretty easily. He gave away just seven points while taking the match to the decider.

Aditya gave no chance to Krishna in the deciding third game as he wrapped the game at 21-12 for the crown. Aditya had taken a similar route to the final, edging past Mohit Kamath 18-21, 21-14, 21-9 in the semis, while Krishna crushed Rohan Castellino 21-10, 21-11.

Jacqueline Rose Kunnath outclassed G M Nischitha 21-12, 21-16 to pocket the women’s title. There was some consolation for Krishna when he teamed up with Ajit Wiketilekk to clinch the doubles crown with a come from behind 15-21, 21-17, 21-12 victory over D Guruprasad and Vineeth Manuel.

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Jacqueline is my father's friend's daughter and i was sure that she will bring India great laurels when i saw her game 18 months before. She is just on the path to greater glory and this is just another step towards same.

All my well wishers who would like to greet her can send message to her father's email id thomaskunnath at