Lagos International Challenge: C Rahul Yadav wins men's singles title, Attri-Reddy pair clinch doubles crown

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 July 2017, 12:49 PM
Lagos International Challenge - File Photo
Lagos International Challenge - File Photo

It was a double delight for Indian shuttlers at Lagos International challenge in Nigeria as C Rahul Yadav won the men's singles titles while men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy clinched men's doubles title.

Fourth-seeded Rahul surpassed compatriot Karan Rajan Rajarajan 21-15 21-13 in the summit clash to lay claim to the title at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday.

The 19-year-old, who had won the Maritius Open last year, stunned top-seed and World No. 55 Misha Zilberman in the semifinals. A shuttler from Gopi Chand Academy, Rahul had recently on the bronze medal in the Russain Open Grand Prix.

In the doubles summit clash, top-seeds Manu and Sumeeth, who played at the Rio Olympics, defeated local pair of Godwin Olofua and Anouluwapo Juwon Opeyori 21-13 21-15. In women's singles, India's Mugdho Agrey finished as runners-up after losing 12-21 14-21 to Sri Lanka's Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa in the finals. 

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Monday, July 31, 2017 12:30 PM
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