Badminton - Back to back titles for ONGCian Sourabh Verma


ONGCian Sourabh Verma rode his brilliant form to emerge champion in the Iran International and Austrian International Badminton tournaments.

In Iran International, he beat Tzu Wai Wang (Chinese Tapei) in semi-finals and Dhrama Alrei Guna (Indonesia) in the finals (21-13, 21-11).

In a nail biting finals of Austrian International, Sourabh outsmarted Andre Kurniawan Tedjono of Indonesia 21-11, 21-23, 21-18 to clinch the title. Former National Champion sourabh ranked 41 in the world was kept on court by the eighth seeded Indonesian, once No 18 in the world, for 69 minutes.

The 23 year old Sourabh who first won Tata International Challenge in Mumbai in December 2013 and followed it up by winning Iran & Austrian International challenge tournaments. Back to back titles will surely help improve his ranking & boost his confidence.

Sourabh Verma (in red T-Shirt) on the podium
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