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Gold for Telangana as B Sai Praneeth stuns HS Prannoy

Updated on: 04 October,2022 09:11 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Enduring a dip in form for over a year now, Tokyo Olympian Praneeth finally had something to cheer about as he dug deep into his reservoir to see off Kerala’s top shuttler Prannoy 18-21 21-16 22-20 to give Telangana a 2-0 lead

Gold for Telangana as B Sai Praneeth stuns HS Prannoy

India shuttler B Sai Praneeth


Former world championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth showed nerves of steel to outwit in-form HS Prannoy in a thrilling three-setter as Telangana blanked Kerala 3-0 to win the coveted mixed team badminton gold at the National Games here on Monday.


Enduring a dip in form for over a year now, Tokyo Olympian Praneeth finally had something to cheer about as he dug deep into his reservoir to see off Kerala’s top shuttler Prannoy 18-21 21-16 22-20 to give Telangana a 2-0 lead.



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His victory came on the heels of another brilliant show by the husband-and-wife duo of B Sumeeth Reddy and N Sikki Reddy, who got the better of the youthful pair of MR Arjun and Treesa Jolly 21-15, 14-21, 21-14 in a thrilling battle.

In the women’s singles, Samiya Farooqui beat TR Gowrikrishna 21-5 21-12 to seal the win for Telangana. Telangana’s decision to field the experienced Sumeeth and Sikki ahead of n Goud and  Gopichand, paid dividends.

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