Chandigarh shuttler wins International titleDecember 7, 2021, Chandigarh
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