13 Sep 5th International Carrom Cup Sensational Matches Meet an End
Ayesha Mohammad and Rishmi Kumari Emerged Champions at Carrom World Cup Women’s Doubles Final, Riyaz Akbar Ali and Parshant More Defeated Zahir Pasha and Sagayabharathi
77 players from 17 countries participated in the matches which included 55 men and 22 female players.
Korea (Murtaza K. Zulfee) 5th International Carrom Cup sensational matches ended in Chuncheon, Korea. Ayesha Mohammad and Rishmi Kumari emerged victorious at Carrom World Cup Women’s Doubles Final. Similarly, Riyaz Akbar Ali and Parshant More defeated Zahir Pasha and Sagayabharathi.
Whereas, Sri Lanka secured third position in the World Cup. Kajal Kumari took over the Swiss League while defeating the two best carrom players across the world. On the other hand, a minor player from Britain Rafael Duque made a new world record at the mere age of 7.
According to the details, the Carrom World Championship is held every four years and this year’s edition held in Chuncheon, Korea was participated by 77 players from 17 countries, comprising of 55 men and 22 female players. Men’s doubles and Women’s doubles matches were held in the tournament.
Youngest Indian player Kajal Kumari won the top spot in the Swiss League category by defeating the reigning champion Chamil Cooray who had won the Swiss League at 2 consecutive occasions previously and was expected to make a hat-trick this time. Not only that, Kajal Kumari also defended her title against compatriots Riyaz Akbar and Sahayabharathi. Kajal emerged champion by scoring 103 points in total. Chamil Cooray from Sri Lanka stood second by scoring 83 points while Sagayabharathi with 73 points secured the third position in the tournament.
Osama Bin Murtaza and Zahid Ghaffar from Pakistan contested and defeated the players from Bakoria and England but couldn’t grab a position.
Rafael Duque from England, at the age of 7, participated the Swiss League category and made a world record of the youngest player ever entering the Swiss League.