Aditya hopes to continue good run

Karnataka shuttler rewarded for impressive show at National Games

Aditya, who went down to Guru Sai Dutt 21-16, 10-21, 18-21 in a hard-fought men’s singles final last month in Ranchi, along with the men’s doubles bronze medal winners Moheet Kamat and S Venkatesh Prasad were honoured by the Karnataka Badminton Association here on Thursday.

Aditya received Rs 15,000 while Moheet and Venkatesh got Rs 5,000 each from the KBA treasurer Sri Gopal Sarda. “Playing at the National Games was a very good experience,” said 20-year-old Aditya before thanking his coaches and mentors for giving him support and motivation.

“It’s a good start to the year and now I am looking forward to put up a steady show in the Polish Open and then at the Croatian Open.

This silver medal will be a motivation for me to face bigger challenges in the coming season,” added the former National junior champion. Polish Open is scheduled to be held from March 24-27 while the Croatian Open will be played from March 31 to April 3.

Elaborating on the title round match against Guru, the second year Bcom student of SBM Jain College said: “I mixed it up a little bit in the final and tried too much which caused my downfall.”

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