Meiraba reaches Korea Junior Open Int'l Challenge semis


IMPHAL, Oct 31
Ace shuttler, Meisnam Meiraba Luwang has reached the U-19 men's singles semi-finals of the Woncheon Yonex Korea Junior Open International Challenge 2019 which is underway at Miryang, Korea under the aegis of Badminton World Federation and Badminton Asian Confede-ration since October 27.
Meiraba sealed a 21-19, 21012 win against In Seok Hyun of South Korea in a quarter final clash to set up a semi-final date with compatriot, Sathish Kumar Karunakaran.
Meiraba got a first round bye and marched ahead into the quarter finals beating Park Sung Chan (South Korea) 21-13, 21-14; Choi Seong Chang (South Korea) 21-9, 21-4; and Yudai Nagafuchi (Japan) 19-21, 21-9, 21-9 in the second, third and fourth round clashes respectively. Meanwhile, Sathish Kumar Karunakaran reached the semi-finals securing a  21-12, 21-11 win over Lee Ju Hyun (South Korea) in the last 8 round clash of the competition.