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Chitra, Varshaa won Gold at WLBS World snooker championship

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India’s duo Chitra Magimairaj and Varshaa Sanjeev won the seniors and under-21 gold medals respectively at the WLBS World snooker championship in Leeds.

  • Veteran Chitra defeated Sandra Bryan, Dannie Findlay and Michelle Brown before advancing over Sharon Kaur 3-0 in the final.
  • While Varshaa on the other hand overcame Claire Edgington and Yan Shut before Gold for Chitra, Varshaaputting it across Jeong Min Park 3-0 in the final.
  • The duo, however, earned only a bronze in the team event, falling in the semi-finals.Chitra’s partner Varshaa has bagged the Eden WC Plate event too.
  • The Duo earlier in the Ireland team event (2013) had won bronze.


  • Bangalore hailed Chitra is a professional player of snooker, English billiards and
  • She is a two-timeWorld Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association World Champion (2006, 2007), a two-time national pool champion, and won World Women’s Senior Snooker Championship (2014).
  • Beides Snooker she has also been a national-class amateurcricket and field hockey player.
  • Chitra has been bestowed by Sports Writers Association Award (SWAA) for Best Sportsperson, in 2008.

Notable Indian Snooker Players:

  • Wilson Jones
  • Michael Ferreira
  • Ashok Sandilya
  • GeetSethi
  • PankajAdvani