Chandigarh shuttler wins International title

Chandigarh shuttler wins International title

Abhishek Saini (centre) after winning a tournament at Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Chandigarh, December 6

Local shuttler Abhishek Saini bagged laurels for the city by winning the BWF Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh International Badminton Tournament held at Dhaka from December 1 to 5.

Abhishek ousted Rithvik Sanjeevi in straight games 21-15 21-18 to claim the title. In the semifinals, he overpowered a tough challenge by Kartike Gulshan to register a comeback 17-21 21-15 21-15 victory.

Abhishek has already won titles at various state championships and won gold medals at all-India inter-varsity championships. He has represented India in the World University Tournament.

This is for the first time that he won a Badminton World Federation-approved international tournament. He is perhaps the first local player to win the gold medal in the championship. — TNS

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