Badminton round-up: BM Rahul Bharadwaj wins Uganda International name
India’s BM Rahul Bharadwaj defeated Iceland’s Kari Gunnarsson 22-24, 22-20, 21-17 to clinch the Uganda International badminton event on Sunday. The 19-year-vintage. Who had defeated pinnacle seed Rosario Maddaloni of Italy in straight games in the 2nd round needed to play three qualifying rounds first to make it to the principal draw? On Sunday, he first disappointed 0.33 seed Azmy Qowimuramadhoni of Azerbaijan in 3 games inside the morning consultation and then needed an hour and six minutes to overcome Gunnarsson. Among the alternative Indians inside the event, Siddharth and his Egyptian associate Ahmed Salah completed runners-up after losing to top seeds Godwin Olofua and Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori of Nigeria 21-18, 21-eleven.
In the All India senior ranking doubles tournament in Atul, Gujarat, pinnacle seeds Karishma Wadkar and Mahima Aggarwal clinched the ladies’ doubles name with a 21-sixteen, 21-16 win over fourth seed Shenan Christian and Riya Gajjar. Bennet Antony and Ningshi Block Hazarika defeated Saurabh Sharma and Anoushka Parikh 21-14, 19-21, 21-12 to clinch the combined doubles crown at the same time as 0.33 seed Utkarsh Arora and Saurabh Sharma bagged the men’s doubles title upsetting top seeds Anjan Buragohain and Ranjan Buragohain 21-19, 14-21, 21-14.