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.Updated: Jul 31, 2017 12:26 IST
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.
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