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Indian wins English badminton nationals

Rajiv Ouseph has become the first badminton player of Indian origin to win the men's singles title at the English National Championships.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2008 23:47 IST

Rajiv Ouseph has become the first badminton player of Indian origin to win the men's singles title at the English National Championships in Manchester.

The 21-year-old Ouseph beat defending champion A Ghaffar in the final 21-15 12-21 21-11. Ouseph is a former European Junior champion and had been a semi-finalist three times at the English Nationals before winning his first title.

He has trained under Prakash Padukone and Vimal Kumar in Bangalore and his next tournament is the Thomas Cup in Holland.