Dahal claims men’s singles title
Jan 16, 2019-
Prince Dahal continued to impress in domestic badminton as the Kathmandu shuttler claimed the men’s singles title of the International Invitation Open Badminton Tournament on Tuesday.Dahal, who recently won the U-19 International Badminton Tournament singles titles in Biratnagar, defeated Praful Maharjan of Tribhuvan Army Club 21-13, 21-13 in the final to claim yet another title in Sundarharaincha, Morang. Earlier in the semi-finals, Dahal got the better of Rukesh Maharjan 21-14, 21-17. Praful had defeated Sunil Joshi of Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club 21-15, 21-19 in the other last-four clash.
Nepal No 1 shuttler Ratnajit Tamang, meanwhile, won the mixed doubles title after the TAC player combined with Anu Maya Rai to beat Dipesh Dhami and Pooja Shrestha of APF 21-19, 20-22, 21-16 in the final.
In the semi-finals, the Army club pair had defeated APF duo Bijeet Thapa Magar and Shova Gauchan 21-19, 21-19. Dhami and Shrestha got the better of another APF pair Gautam Kathayat and Sunaina Mukhiya 21-8, 21-15.
Dhami and Tamang will face once again after the two top seeds of the tournament reached the men’s double finals. Dhami and Thapa Magar defeated Praful and Rukesh 21-17, 25-24 and Tamang paired with Nabin Shrestha to dispatch Kathayat and Joshi 21-9, 21-12.
Published: 16-01-2019 08:00