Hyderabad: Local girl Majji Lalitha, daughter of kiln brick labourer, bounced back on the final day to win the honours in sub-junior category in the Telangana State championship. She also bagged the silver in the Open fleet when she was placed second behind Chunnu Kumar of Karnataka in the Telangana Regatta meet that concluded here on Wednesday.
Tungara Mahboobee dropped to second position while Lakshmi Nookarathnam had to be satisfied with bronze. All the three medallists are from Marredpally Girls Government School.
Kankatla Gautham won the Telangana Open and the State trophy in the junior class.
“I am very proud of all my wards as they pushed themselves to the extreme on the last day to grab victory from what would have otherwise been a good podium finishes to an over crowding of the podium”, said Suheim Sheikh, the coach of all the winners from Telangana and President of the Yacht Club of Hyderabad.
Telangana State Regatta: Sub-juniors: 1. Majji Lalitha, 2. Tungala Mahboobee, 3. Lakshmi Nookarathnam. Juniors: 1. Kankatla Goutham, 2. Sanjay Reddy, 3. T Ajay
Telangana Open Regatta: Sub-juniors: 1. Chunnu Kumar (Kar), 2. Majji Lalitha, (TS), 3. Uma Chauhan (MP). Juniors: 1. Kankatla Goutham (TS), 2. Ram Milan Yadav (MP), 3. Satish Yadav (MP).