LAHORE: Mahoor Shahzad and Palwasha Bashir combined to win the women’s doubles title while Zunan Javed and Farzana Ali lifted the mixed doubles crown during the 57th National Badminton Championship at the Wapda Sports Complex here on Thursday.

Mahoor and Palwasha overcame Ghazala Siddique and Zubaira Islam 21-11, 10-21, 21-3 while Zunan and Farzana trounced Ghazala and Ali Larosh 21-12, 22-20.

Ghazala had some joy on the day, reaching the women’s singles final where she will meet Mahoor. The men’s singles final will be contested by Murad Ali and Hafiz Irfan Saeed.

Results:

Men’s singles (semi-finals): Murad Ali (NBP) bt M Ali Larosh (Wapda) 17-21, 24-22, 21-11; Hafiz Irfan Saeed (Wapda) bt Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) 21-17, 21-11.

Women’s singles (quarterfinals): Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) bt Palwash Bashir (NBP) 21-10, 21-9; Sehra Akram (Wapda) bt Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) 21-16, 21-10; Bushra Qayyum (Wapda) bt Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) 21-17, 21-7; Ghazala Siddique (Wapda) bt Anila Irshad (Wapda) 21-16, 21-11.

Women’s singles (semi-finals): Ghazala Siddique (Wapda) bt Bushra Qayyum (Wapda) 23-21, 21-6; Mahoor Shahzad (Wapad) bt Sehra Akram (Wapda) 21-5, 21-10.

Men’s doubles (quarter-finals): Rizwan Azam (NBP)/Noman Sabir (SNGPL) bt Muteeb Sohail (KRL)/Ammar Masood (Punjab) 21-13, 21-15; Raja Zulqarnain Haider/Kashif Sulehri (NBP) bt Irfan Saeed-Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) 21-15, 21-16; Awais Zahid/M Ali Larosh (Wapda) bt Amir Saeed/Shoaib Riaz (Wapda) 21-9, 21-14; Murad Ali (NBP)/Hashir Bashir (Wapda) bt Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL)/Zunain Javed (Wapda) 18-21, 21-11, 21-18.

Men’s doubles (semi-finals): Rizwan Azam (NBP)/Noman Sabir (SNGPL) bt Raja Haider/Kashif Sulehri (NBP) 17-21, 21-10, 21-15; Awais Zahid/M Ali Larosh (Wapda) bt Hashir Bashir (Wapda)/Murad Ali (NBP) 21-17, 21-15.

Women’s doubles (quarterfinals): Ghazala Siddique (Wapda)/Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) bt Amal Muneeb/Laiba Masoud (Punjab) 21-10, 21-14; Khizra/Sidra (Wapda) bt Saima Waqas (Wapda)/Aisha Akram (NBP) 21-14, 21-11; Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda)/Palwasha Bashir (NBP) bt Javeria Tahir/Wirdha Gohar (SNGPL) 21-2, 21-12; Sehra Akram/Huma Javeed (Wapda) bt Maryam/Sara Rasheed (Wapda) 21-7, 21-13.

Women doubles (semi-finals): Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda)/Palwasha Bashir (NBP) bt Sehra Akram/Huma Javed (Wapda) 21-9, 21-8; Ghazala Siddique (Wapda)/Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) bt Khizra-Sidra (Wapda) 21-17, 15-21, 21-10.

Women’s doubles (final): Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda)/Palwasha Bashir (NBP) bt Ghazala Siddique (Wapda)/Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) 21-11, 10-21, 21-3.

Mixed doubles (semi-finals): M Ali Larosh/Ghazala Siddique (Wapda) bt Waqas Ahmad (Wapda)/Aisha Akram (NBP) 21-15, 21-18; Zunain Javed/Farzana Ali (Wapda) bt Raja Zulqarnain Haider (NBP)/Saima Waqas (Wapda) 21-12, 21-19.

Mixed doubles (final): Zunain Javed/Farzana Ali (Wapda) bt M Ali Larosh/Ghazala Siddique (Wapda) 21-12, 22-20.

Published in Dawn, January 31st, 2020

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