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C Rahul Yadav , Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy clinch titles at Lagos Open badminton

It will a great day for Indian shuttlers in the Lagos Open as C Rahul Yadav beat compatriot Karan Rajan Rajarajan while Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy claimed the doubles gold.

other sports Updated: Jul 31, 2017 12:26 IST
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C Rahul Yadav,Manu Attri,B Sumeeth Reddy
Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy defeated Godwin Olofua and Anouluwapo Juwon Opeyori in the Lagos Open final.(Twitter)

Indian shuttler C Rahul Yadav and men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy clinched the men’s singles and men’s doubles title respectively at Lagos International challenge in Nigeria.

Fourth-seeded Rahul surpassed compatriot Karan Rajan Rajarajan 21-15 21-13 in the summit clash to lay claim to the title at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday.

The 19-year-old, who had won the Mauritius Open last year, stunned top-seed and World No. 55 Misha Zilberman in the semifinals.

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A shuttler from Gopi Chand Academy, Rahul had recently won the bronze medal in the Russain Open Grand Prix.

In the doubles summit clash, top-seeds Manu and Sumeeth, who played at the Rio Olympics, defeated local pair of Godwin Olofua and Anouluwapo Juwon Opeyori 21-13 21-15.

In women’s singles, India’s Mugdho Agrey finished as runners-up after losing 12-21 14-21 to Sri Lanka’s Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa in the finals.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 12:26 IST