Indian Junior Mixed Team finished 8th in the World Junior Mixed Team Championships 2016 held at Bilbao, Spain from November 2-6. In the tournament that had 54 teams, Indian team topped Group G2 placed with Netherlands, Bulgaria and Finland, winning all three matches, and then the Playoff without losing any game. But in the Final 8, they lost Quarterfinals and then both matches for 5-8 place to finish 8th. China won the tournament again defeating Malaysia 3-0 in the final.
Indian Journey in the Tournament
Nov 2 India def Netherlands 5-0
Nov 3 India def Bulgaria 5-0
Nov 3 India def Finland 5-0
Playoff and Elimination
Nov 4 Play off G1 India def France 3-0
Nov 4 Final Stage 1 to 8 India lost to Thailand 2-3
Nov 5 Final Stage 5-8 India lost to Indonesia 0-3
Nov 6 Final Stage 7-8 India lost to Denmark 2-3
6. Chinese Taipei
India Squad had 16 members with 8 male and 8 female players.
Members: Lakshya Sen, Aakarshi Kashyap, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Mahima Aggarwal, Krishna Prasad Garaga, Mithula UK, Bodhit Joshi, Ashwini K Bhat, D Chandra Kumar, Kuhoo Garg, Shikha Gautam, Dhruv Kapila, Kanika Kanwal, Mithun Manjunath, Sonika Sai.
Now, the tournament starts for individual and doubles events.