Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chetan Anand

Chetan Anand is one of India's most famous badminton players. Chetan has dominated the Indian national badminton scene for quite some time, and even now after the emergence of other stars like P.Kashyap, he is still considered to be one of the best players in the country today.

Chetan Anand's father Harshavardhan was also an active badminton player who used to participate in the annual Inter-Lecturers tournaments, so not surprisingly Chetan also took to badminton at an early age. Chetan's career received a boost, when at the behest of Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone, Chetan went to the World Academy camp at Kuala Lampur to hone his skills.

Chetan Anand

Chetan Anand Fact File:

Chetan was born on: July 8, 1980
Chetan's birthplace: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Chetan is employed with: ONGC
Current World Ranking: 37
Winner of: Arjuna Award for Sporting excellence

Notable Achievements:

1999: Chetan became the National Junior Badminton Champion of India.
2002: Gold medal at the National Games in India

2003: Chetan became the National Badminton Champion, won the Syed Modi Memorial tournament, as well as the Canara Bank Ranking tournament.

2004: Winner at International Open tournament in France.
2005: Chetan won the Irish & the Welsh Open international tournaments.

2007: Chetan Anand became India's National Badminton Champion when he defeated Anand Pawar in the finals of the competition that was held at Patna. Chetan also won the Cyprus international badminton tournament the same year.

2008: Chetan Anand won the Bitburger Open Grand Prix title. Winner of the Gold medal at Kenya International tournament, the Spanish & Nepal international tournaments and the Yonex Czech Open International tournament.

2009: Chetan went on to win the Dutch Open, and the Syed Modi Memorial tournament.

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