Canada Open 2024: Priyanshu Rajawat’s Thrilling Victory Against Rasmus Gemke

Indian badminton star Priyanshu Rajawat clinched a thrilling victory against Rasmus Gemke of Denmark, in the first round of the Canada Open 2024 men’s singles event on Wednesday at the Markin-Macphail Centre in Calgary.

Indian badminton star Priyanshu Rajawat clinched a thrilling victory against Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in the first round of the Canada Open 2024 men’s singles event on Wednesday at the Markin-Macphail Centre in Calgary.

Rajawat is right now positioned in the 39th position in the world badminton ranking.

He lost the first game before defeating 24 Danish shuttlers in one hour and ten minutes at coordinates 17-21, 21-16, and 21-14.

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The 33rd-ranked Japanese badminton player, Takuma Obayashi, will take on Rajawat, the unforgettable Indian badminton group winner from 2022, on Thursday in the current round of the BWF Super 500 event.

Canada Open 2024: Other Badminton Matches

Canada Open 2024: India Badminton Matches Updates
Badminton Canada Open (India Update)

Meanwhile, Anupama Upadhyaya and Tanya Hemanth of India, as well as Rohan Kapoor and Ruthvika Gadde in the mixed doubles, won on Wednesday and moved on to the second round of the badminton tournament at the Canada Open 2024.

Ranked at 46th in the world Upadhyaya defeated 67th-ranked Irish player Rachael Darragh 21-11, 21-11. In the round of 16, she will face Michelle Li of Canada, the world’s number 36.

Hemanth, ranked 74th, defeated Canada’s world No. 220 Jackie Dent 21-13, 20-22, 21-14 in a close second game and will now face Thailand’s 19th-ranked Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the next round.

Kapoor and Gadde, a newly formed mixed doubles pair, also defeated compatriots Tarun Kona and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli easily, 21-9, 21-9. They will face Chinese Taipei’s Chen Cheng Kuan and Hsu Yin-Hui in the next round.

Canada Open 2024: Eliminations

Canada Open 2024: Priyanshu Rajawat's Thrilling Victory Against Rasmus Gemke
Sankar Subramanian (Image X)

Among other results, Indian men’s singles players Sankar Subramanian and Ayush Shetty were eliminated in the first round. Subramanian lost 21-16, 21-17, to France’s Alex Lanier, while Shetty lost 21-14, 21-11, to Japanese sixth seed Koki Watanabe.

In the women’s doubles, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, who ranked seventh overall, were given a first-round bye and will play Alyssa Tirtosentono and Natasja Anthonisen of the Netherlands on Thursday.

Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and World Championship bronze medalists HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen have withdrawn from the tournament to focus on the upcoming Paris Olympics in 2024.

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