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"I didn't expect to win this title of course,'' she told The Hindu shortly after her golden moment. ``To be honest, I thought I probably could try for the silver or the bronze.''
This is easily a career-best performance for her. And she was making her debut in an international meet. And her best achievement before this has been a third place in the last National under-14.
A career-best effort it was also for S. Ravi Teja. ``I'm very happy to win a good tournament like this,'' he said. ``The under-10 event was pretty strong in fact, featuring players like Parimarjan Negi and N. Srinath.''
Le Quang Liem, who turned out to be the only non-Indian champion of the meet, said he was delighted to win his maiden Asian title. Since he spoke no English, it was his mother, Lam Minh Chau who acted as the interpreter.
"I faced stiff resistance from my Indian rivals here,'' said the under-12 boys' champion. He was the top seed and he justified his billing, something his more fancied teammate, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son could not, in the boys' under-14 section.
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