Bulgarian Junior Badminton Championships: Pune’s Varun settles for BronzeAugust 16, 2019, Pune
Varun Kapur from Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) wins bronze medal at the Bulgarian Junior International Championships 2019, which took place at Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. Second seeded Varun lost to fifth seeded Magnus Johannesen from Denmark 20-22, 19-21 in the semi-finals of the under-19 boys singles event.
In the quarterfinals action, Varun defeated 11th seed Martin Ouazzen from France 21-15, 21-13. The third round witnessed Varun defeating 15th seed Petre Olsson from Sweden 13-21, 21-11, 21-16.
The Indian shuttler beats Baris Ozkan (Turkey) 21-13, 21-17 and Evgeni Panev (Bulgaria) 21-11, 21-9 in the previous rounds.
Varun said, “Playing in Bulgaria has been a learning experience for me. The semi-final opponent Magnus Johannesen was a tough and determined one.”