Sayali Gokhale fails to qualify for main draw of Badminton Asia Championships

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updated: April 16, 2013 15:50 IST
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Taipei: India's Sayali Gokhale failed to qualify for the main draw of women's singles event in the Badminton Asia Championships after losing her second and final round qualifier in Taipei on Tuesday.

The Pune girl won the first round of the qualifiers comfortably but could not cross the second-round hurdle.

In the first round, the 26-year-old Sayali took just 23 minutes to outplay Sri Lankan Kavindi Ishandika Sirimannage 21-16 21-14.

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