Korea Jr Open Int'l Challenge 2019: Meiraba sees off Sathish to cruise into final


By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 1 : Meisnam Meiraba Luwang continued his fine form to get the better of Sathish Kumar in an all Indian semi-final clash to ease into men's U-19 singles final of the Woncheon Yonex Korea Junior Open International Challenge 2019 being held at Miryang Badminton Stadium, Korea under the aegis of Badminton World Federation and Badminton Asian Confederation since October 27.
Meiraba overcame late challenge from compatriot Sathish Kumar today to seal a 21-16, 24-22 win in the semi-final. Meiraba will be meeting South Korea's Lee Hak Joo in the ultimate clash tomorrow at Miryang Stadium 1. Lee Hak Joo booked his final ticket with a 21-15, 21-13 win against his Malaysian opponent, Justin Hoh Shou Wei in another semi-final clash today.
The State shuttler reached the semi-final with a 21-19, 21-12 win against In Seok Hyun of South Korea in the quarter final yesterday. Earlier, in the second round, Meiraba saw off Park Sung Chan (South Korea) 21-13, 21-14 and went ahead to beat Choi Seong Chang (South Korea) 21-9, 21-4 in the third round and Yudai Nagafuchi (Japan) 19-21, 21-9, 21-9 in the fourth round to enter into the quarter finals.