The Indian badminton team finished off with a rich collection of 23 medals, including seven golds, at the first Bahrain International Badminton Championships in Manama. Promising contestant Manisha Ramdas was highlighted with her twin gold medal bid, while Nithya Sri Sumathi Sivan (WS SH6), Dhinagaran Pandurangan and Sivarajan Solaimalai (Doubles SH6) also took home other top honors for India.
Paramod Bhagat and Tarun Dhillon also received two gold medals each. Teaming up with Bhagat, Manisha beat Thailand’s Siripong Teamarrom and Nipada Saensupa 21-14, 21-11 to win the gold in the mixed doubles.
Manisha also produced a solid display together with Mandeep Kaur to win the gold medal in the women’s SL3-SU5 doubles finals. They only took 23 minutes to defeat Paralympic duo Palak Kohli and Parul Dalsukhbi Parmar 21-11, 21-11.
Asian Youth Games champion Para Nithya Sri Sumathi Sivan continued her good run to beat England’s Rachel Chung 21-15, 21-15, while Mandeep settled for second after losing to Turkey’s Halim Yildiz 21-5, 21-17 at. Women’s SL3 Finals.
In the SH6 doubles, Dhinagaran Pandurangan and Sivarajan Solaimalai won the gold after retiring Hong Kong Chu Man Kai and Wong Chun Yim by one match all 21-12.10-21. “Our shuttle workers have achieved great results again. I am very pleased with the way the players are delivering excellent results in back-to-back events. Senior National Coach Gaurav Khanna said in a statement, although there is still some work to be done and that One of the main points you will focus on will be their physical fitness.
“There are quite a few names who are doing really well in the recent tournaments. We have high hopes from promising names like Manisha Ramdas etc.” The Indian team will be in the fourth stage of the Fazza Dubai 2022 International Badminton Championship which kicks off from Tuesday.