Diya Parag Chitale
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Croatia Junior and Cadet Open
Paddler Diya Parag Chitale completed her campaign in the Croatia Junior and Cadet Open on a triumphant note by claiming a second bronze medal in the cadet girls' singles category.
The Mumbai girl, who was the only Indian in fray in the prestigious tournament at Varazdin, Croatia, upset world no. 7 and second seed Satsuki Odo of Japan 11-7, 3-11, 11-8, 12-10 in the quarterfinals to assure a bronze.
She took on World no. 11 and third seed Elizabet Abraamian of Russia in the semifi nals but the Indians lost 11-6, 511, 9-11, 5-11.
Diya had earlier won a bronze in the cadet girls' (under-15) team event in the company of Russia's Liubov Tentser. Diya's good performances over the last few months have earned her a place in Team Asia.