Final rackets were selected !

After resting for about a one whole night, badminton rackets and the shuttlecocks were gathered early in the morning. The sun shine also peaked to the gymnasium of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka looking for the talents of the players and the gymnasium was warmed with the breaths of the players. As same as the first day every single space was filled with the cheering voices.

One of the most important days of Inter University Games 2017 started with fresh minds, to select the badminton teams for the finals. This was 6th of August 2017, readying for quarter final and semifinal matches of badminton.

The quarter final matches were held first to select the teams for semifinal rounds. The dream of 5 universities was come true. In men’s category Universities like Colombo, Peradeniya, Moratuwa and Sri Jayawardanapura were selected for semifinals. In women’s category Universities such as Kelaniya, Peradeniya, Moratuwa and Sri Jayawardanapura were selected to entangle in semifinal rounds.

As the evening session the semifinal rounds were held. The hearts of the cheering voices were stopped but their sound was become more powerful. All of them were supported to their teams to go for finals.

After very hard competitions among the players, two universities from both men’s and women’s categories were selected for finals. University of Sri Jayawardanapura was the luckiest team to select to the finals in both categories. They said that their only hope is to become the champions in both. They defeated University of Moratuwa in women’s category by 3-0 points and 3-2 points in men’s.

University of Colombo got qualified to fight with SJP in men’s category by defeating University of Peardeniya by 3-1 points. In the same way, University of Kelaniya won the match with UOP and will fight for championship with SJP.

University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Kelaniya and Colombo will fight for the badminton championship of Interuniversity Games 2017 on 7th August 2017 at WUSL gymnasium.

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Article by : Janani Kulasekara
Edited by : Kasuni Harshika
Sponsored by : Millennium IT

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