Isa Town: Indian shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat overcame top-seed Jason Anthony Ho-Shue from Canada in the finals to claim the men's singles title at the Bahrain International Series.
The 17-year-old Indian rallied from a game deficit to outwit Jason 16-21, 21-7, 21-12 in the summit clash on Sunday. Priyanshu had earlier defeated the second-seed Ade Resky Dwicahyo in the pre-quarter-finals.
The youngster joins Sameer Verma, Sourabh Verma, Sai Praneeth, Shubhankar Dey and Guru Sai Dutt in the list of Indians who have won the Bahrain International series.
Double for ! #PriyanshuR stunned no1️⃣ seeded Jason Anthony of with a strong comeback win 16-21,21-7,21-12 and doubles pair- #VenkatG / #JuhiD def. ’s Pannawat/Kanyanat 21-18, 21-16 to grab the title at #BahrainInternationalSeries.
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) October 14, 2019
The top-seeded Indian mixed double pair of Juhi Dewangan and Venkat Gaurav Prasad also finished at the top as they defeated Thailand's Pannawat Theerapanitnun and Kanyanat Sudchoeichom 21-18, 21-16 in 34 minutes to bag the gold medal.
In women's singles, Ira Sharma finished second best after losing 14-21, 22-24 to Sri Fatmawati of Indonesia in the finals.
Second-seeded Indian men's doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor and Saurabh Sharma also went down fighting 21-19 16-21 22-24 to Thailand pair of Prad Tangsripapeephan and Apichasit Teerawiwat to settle for the runners-up position here.
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Updated Date: Oct 14, 2019 19:56:36 IST