July 20, 2024


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Anupama Upadhyaya, Kiran George triumph at Polish Open International Challenge badminton tournament

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Anupama Upadhyaya and Kiran George emerged champions at the Polish Open Global Obstacle badminton tournament that concluded in Arłamow in Poland on Sunday. The 4-day worldwide challenge event was organised by the Polish Badminton Affiliation below the auspices of the Badminton Earth Federation.

Upadhyaya rallied again splendidly to defeat her compatriot Aditi Bhatt 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 in a thrilling women’s singles last. The fourth seed desired 56 minutes to get the greater of her Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy education lover.

The Entire world No. 75 did not have the best of starts off, shedding the opening game. Having said that, the Haryana teen bounced back again brilliantly to claim the up coming two video games to take the title. Aditi Bhatt, who is rated 259 in the entire world, tried out tough but could not cease her impressed opponent.

2nd International Obstacle title for Anupama Upadhyaya

Anupama Upadhyaya did no injury to her rising status as one particular of the swiftest growing women’s singles players in India. The 17-yr-aged received her maiden worldwide obstacle at the Infosys Foundation Worldwide Obstacle event in 2021.

The promising teenager also achieved the semi-finals at the Syed Modi India Worldwide Super 300 tournament in Lucknow a pair of months back. She captured the Under-19 girls’ singles title at the Uganda Junior Worldwide tournament before this calendar year.

Upadhyaya edged past Tasnim Mir 11-21, 21-14, 21-11 in the semi-finals in Arlamow on Saturday to set up a title clash in opposition to Aditi Bhatt. Mir. the junior earth No. 1, obtained off to a traveling start out but failed to keep her tempo as the match wore on.

The Gujarat teen Mir experienced stunned sixth seed Mariya Mitsova of Bulgaria 21-9, 21-17 in the women’s singles quarter-finals.

Fourth seed Anupama Upadhyaya beatd Aditi Bhatt 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 in the women's singles final on Sunday. (Pic credit: PPBA)
Fourth seed Anupama Upadhyaya beatd Aditi Bhatt 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 in the women’s singles last on Sunday. (Pic credit: PPBA)

Kiran George retains Polish Open up title

Defending winner Kiran George correctly defended his men’s singles title in type. The second seed, winner of the 2021 Polish Open up, trounced Chia Hao Lee of Chinese Taipei 21-15, 21-14 in 41 minutes. Kiran, the Globe No. 72, totally dominated his Chinese Taipei opponent to bag his 2nd title of the time.

In January this calendar year, he received the Odisha Open up title, beating his compatriot Priyanshu Rajawat in the final. The 22-year-aged George represented the Indian senior badminton workforce at the Asian Badminton Championships past thirty day period.

The Kerala youngster experienced to stretch absolutely to get the far better of Danylo Bosniuk of Ukraine 19-21, 21-18, 22-20 in an interesting semi-final that lasted a lot more than an hour on Saturday.

Both the women’s singles and men’s singles champions train at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru. Mentor Sagar Chopda, who travelled with the PPBA gamers to Poland, was pleased with the performances of Anupama Upadhyaya, Kiran George and Aditi Bhatt.

Indian Final results (Finals)

Women’s singles

4-Anupama Upadhyaya bt Aditi Bhatt 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 (56 minutes)

Men’s singles

2-Kiran George bt Chia Hao Lee (Chinese Taipei) 21-15, 21-14 (41 minutes)


Women’s singles

4-Anupama Upadhyaya bt Tasnim Mir 11-21, 21-14, 21-11 (49 minutes)

Aditi Bhatt bt Rachel Chan (Canada) 18-21, 21-8, 21-9 (47 minutes)

Men’s singles

2-Kiran George bt Danylo Bosniuk (Ukraine) 19-21, 21-18, 22-20 (62 minutes).

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