Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Aditya Elango

Aditya Elango - Rising Indian Badminton Star

Aditya Elango, currently ranked #85 in the world in the mens singles, is one the best upcoming badminton players in India today.
Aditya Elango, who hails from Tamil Nadu was ranked No.2 for India in the Juniors. He has represented India in the World junior badminton championships & the Asian junior badminton championships.

After moving to the Senior category, Aditya underwent a surgery for Achilles tendon on 9th Sep-2009 during the south zone championship in Belgaon, due to which he missed participating in the Indian tournaments for some time. He however managed to bounce back, to not only defend his world ranking but also to make good progress on it.

Aditya was coached by Mr. Sanjeev Sachdeva who spotted his talent when Aditya was just 10 years of age. That was in 1999 & after Mr. Sachdeva retired & shifted from Chennai to Chandigarh, Aditya was lucky to get a mentor in the form of Mr. Siddharth Jain (Aditya calls him Siddharth Anna) who is a former French open badminton champion.
Aditya Elango - Badminton Player

Aditya Elango - Fact File

Age: 21

He hails from: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Lives in: Chennai
Studied at: St. Joseph's College of Engineering

His Current Badminton World Ranking: 85

Notable Achievements:

Aditya won a Silver medal at the Noumea International badminton tournament in New Caledonia in Jul-2009.

He won double Silver medals at Mauritius International championships in Mar-2010. Aditya won a silver each in the men's singles event as also in the mens doubles partnering Anthony Raj Aloysius Vijay.
(Incidentally Oscar Bansal of India claimed the Gold in the mens singles event making the tournament memorable for Indian badminton fans)

Aditya won a Silver medal at the IV Surinam International 2010
He reached the pre-quarterfinals (round of 16) in Indian Open Grand Prix Gold 2010 tournament.
He reached the quarter-finals (round of 8) in the Indian Grand Prix 2010

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Interview with Aditya Elango
The Best Badminton Players in India - with World Rankings


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