The Indian under-15 girls' doubles pair of Jennifer Varghese and Divyanshi Bhowmick won the country's first-ever silver medal at the World Youth TT Championships late on Saturday, December 2, 2023. The Indian duo went down fighting against Japan's Yuna Ojio and Mao Takamori to lose the final of the International Table Tennis Federation's (ITTF) World Youth Championships in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. (Table Tennis News)
Jennifer and Divyanshi lost the summit clash by a 1-3 margin, with the scoreline reading 5-11, 11-8, 4-11, 2-11. The Indians could only manage to win one set as the Japanese pair called the shots all through the match.
Earlier, the Jennifer-Divyanshi pair had produced exceptional teamwork in the semifinal to down the French-Chinese duo of Leana Hochart and Nina Guo Zheng 3-0, beating them 14-12, 11-9, 11-8 on Friday night.
Jennifer had also combined with R. Abhinandan in the under-15 mixed doubles category to claim a bronze medal, also a first for India. India had claimed the youth girls under-19 bronze medal in the team events, scoring an upset win over Egypt in the quarter-finals a few days ago.