HYDERABAD, OCTOBER 24, 2023: In a dazzling showcase of badminton talent, over 1200 gifted young players from every corner of Telangana took center stage at the 7th edition of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship in 2023. This eagerly anticipated sporting spectacle culminated today in a thrilling finale at the prestigious Railways Indoor Badminton Stadium where 8 budding badminton champions emerged victorious in their respective categories.
In the Boys Singles Under 11 category, the formidable Pabbu Shivansh outperformed Sattu Advaith, securing a resounding victory with a score of 15-10 & 15-7. Meanwhile, in the Girl’s Singles Under 11 categories, Proddatur Anya exhibited her remarkable prowess, defeating Kandikatla Sahasra with an impressive score of 15-2 & 15-8.
In the Boys Singles Under 13 category, Puppala Krishav showcased his remarkable skills on the badminton court, outperforming his opponent Samala Srichethan Shourya in a thrilling match. Puppala Krishav secured a resounding victory with a scoreline of 11-15, 15-13 & 15-6, demonstrating his versatility and determination. Meanwhile, in the Girls Singles Under 13 category Agarwal Manya displayed her prowess by defeating V Nithya with an impressive straight-set victory, with scores of 15-10 & 15-14, establishing herself as a formidable competitor in her age group.
In the Boys Singles Under 15 category, Mohammed Amer exceled against Uttam Tanmainihal, securing victory with scores of 15-9 & 15-9 further solidifying his reputation as a dominant force in the tournament. Meanwhile, in the Girls Singles Under 15 category, Sameeksha Reddy demonstrated her exceptional skills, defeating Chepyala Amrita Rao convincingly with a scoreline of 15-5, 13-15 & 15-9, making a strong statement in her age group.
In the Boys Singles Under 17 category, Bommakanti Sri Aditya Harsha Vardhan secured a strong victory against Mohammed Amer with scores 15-10 & 15-6. In the Girls Singles Under 17 division, Anumula Srivally exhibited her prowess, defeating Sameeksha Reddy with the score of 15-6, 13-15 & 15-9.
Adding to the event’s grandeur, Mr. Chandrashekhar, PNB MetLife, Mr. Immadi Ramesh, Valued Partner, Agency Channel, PNB MetLife, Mr. Sameer Mishra, Associate General Manager, PNB MetLife, Mr. Malleboina Saidulu, Valued Partner, Agency Channel, PNB MetLife graced the closing ceremony. They presented the young champions with the coveted JBC Trophy, symbolizing their exceptional achievements.
Mr. Sameer Bansal, Chief Distribution Officer at PNB MetLife, shared his enthusiasm for the tournament, stating, “Over the last three days, we’ve witnessed an incredible display of enthusiasm, determination, and unwavering dedication from these talented young athletes. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the winners and wish them the very best for the finals. At PNB MetLife, our primary objective is to leverage sports to help children build confidence and foster holistic development of their mental and physical capabilities. We believe that this competition plays a pivotal role in nurturing emerging talent, preparing them for the challenges that lie ahead.”
PNB MetLife’s Junior Badminton Championship holds a global distinction as the world’s largest junior badminton tournament, a distinction recognized by the esteemed World Record Certification Agency (WRCA). This recognition solidifies the championship’s status as a trailblazer in the promotion of junior badminton excellence across India.
The event also enjoys the unwavering support of esteemed figures in Indian badminton, including icons such as Satwik Rankireddy, Chetan Shetty, PV Sindhu, Prakash Padukone, Ashwini Ponnappa, Vimal Kumar, and Chetan Anand. They lend their expertise to the JBC Boot Camp, an innovative online badminton academy that offers invaluable insights and techniques, enabling young players to hone their skills and unlock their full potential.
The next phase of this year’s championship promises more thrilling action and is set to take place in Jalandhar starting from 31st October 2023. We cordially invite you to join us at Raizada Hansraj Badminton Stadium because, as history has shown, the next badminton sensation of India could very well emerge from the ranks of these incredibly talented young players.
JBC 2023 Registration Details:
The registration process for JBC 2023 can be completed by calling +919820006190.
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