Final Up to date: October 28, 2022, 21:08 IST
Rising Indian shuttler Sankar Muthusamy on Friday assured himself of a medal within the BWF World Junior Championships as he reached the boys’s U-19 singles semifinals after defeating Hu Zhe An of China right here.
Seeded fourth within the match, Muthusamy received 21-18, 8-21, 21-16 in a quarterfinal match that lasted one hour and 31 minutes.
He turned solely the ninth Indian to win a medal on the World Junior Championships, the final being Lakshya Sen in 2018 — a bronze.
Muthusamy faces Panitchaphon Teeraratsakul of Thailand within the semifinal.
On Thursday, Muthusamy had overwhelmed Nachakorn Pusri, additionally of Thailand, 21-10 21-12 within the males’s singles pre-quarterfinals whereas fifth seeded Unnati Hooda had misplaced to Hina Akechi of Japan 17-21 21-12 18-21 within the ladies’s singles.
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