Erode player bags silver in world parabadminton

By Balamurugan Selvaraj Published on May 04, 2018 03:56 PM IST

Chennai: A youth from Erode has done the nation proud by bagging two silver medals in Uganda at the Para-badminton International held at Kampala on 30 April.

Sugil Abbas, a 26-year-old para-badminton player from Tamilnadu, took part in the international championship through Badminton Association of India, which was held between 25 and 30 April.He came as a runner-up securing second place with 21-11, 21-5 in the men's doubles.

Speaking to News Today from Erode, he said, "It was really a hard time. The Malaysian player, Liek Hou's (world No. 1), game is a little hard to crack. My first shuttle was against African players (both singles and doubles). It was good and went well. My next match with Malaysian Liek Hou was a little tough. But I managed to get two silvers for India."

"Before this tournament, I stood 27th in world ranking. Now, I will be between world 15 and world 20. My target is to be among the top 10, so that I can participate on Paralympics. I am due to participate in tournaments scheduled to happen in Brazil, Thailand and Australia in the coming months," he added.

The champ is now looking for sponsors to participate in these events. He can be reached at 9790043786.