Siddharth Pratap Singh beats Mads Christophersen to claim Swedish Open Junior International Series title
Young Indian shuttler Siddharth Pratap Singh secured his maiden international title, bagging the Swedish Open Junior
Uppsala: Young Indian shuttler Siddharth Pratap Singh secured his maiden international title, bagging the Swedish Open Junior International Series with a straight-game victory over Denmark's Mads Christophersen in the final.
Playing his first career final, Siddharth defeated Christophersen 21-15 21-11 in a 33-minute match to claim the men's singles title on Sunday.
The 19-year-old from Raipur survived a scare in the opening match against Denmark's Patrick Bjerregaard, beating the Danish player 21-23, 23-21, 21-15.
He then defeated World No 104 Sergey Sirant 21-15, 21-9 in the second round, before beating Sweden's Felix Burestedt and Indonesia's Hermansah in straight games.
Siddharth, who has never played outside Asia, will next play in the Iceland International at Reykjavik to be held from 25 to 28 January.
Castillo, a defender, played in eight of Ecuador's qualifiers, including both matches against Chile — a win for Ecuador and a draw.
Indian Olympics Association, Sports Authority of India, recognised National Sports Federations have also been informed about the extended date to October 1 for application of National Sports Award.
The 36th National Games was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a glittering opening ceremony