Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kashyap wins India Grand Prix Gold 2012 title

Parupalli Kashyap of India scripted a fine victory today in the finals of the men's singles event at the Shaheed Dr. K.L. Garg - Syed Modi International India GPG 2012 badminton tournament that was held at Lucknow in India from 18-Dec to 23-Dec-2012.

P.Kashyap, who is currently ranked no.20 in the world badminton rankings, and who was seeded 2nd in this tournament defeated 14th seeded Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand in the final match. The match lasted for 3 games, with the final scoreline reading 21-19, 14-21, 21-17 in Kashyap's favour. Earlier in the semi-finals Kashyap had overcome another stiff challenge from Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto and had won that match in straight sets 21-18, 23-21.

The other Indian player who was in contention for the gold medal at the India Grand Gold Prix badminton tournament, P.V. Sindhu, however lost in the final match of the women's singles event. 7th seeded Lindaweni Fanetri of Indonesia defeated 2nd seeded Sindhu in the finals by a score of 21-15, 18-21, 21-18.

PV Sindhu, one of India's best upcoming badminton talent, is currently ranked no.24 in the world badminton rankings and holds the no.7 spot in the junior rankings. She had her career best victory just a couple of months back in Sep-2012 at the Li Ning Masters tournament in China, where she had defeated the and reigning Olympics 2012 badminton champion Le Xuerui of China.

Earlier in the first round of this year's India grand prix, Saina Nehwal had backed out of the tournament citing a knee injury, when she was leading at match-point. However overall the India Grand Prix Gold 2012 home tournament has turned out to be good outing for the Indian camp, with a haul of two medals, a gold medal in the men's singles and a silver in the women's singles event.

1 comment:

  1. Nice information ....
    I can say it is more of china dominant tournament again...
    We missed the Lin Dan in this tournament.. anyway good performance by china team