Sunday, 25 September 2016

Desi Talent - Meiraba Luwang - Badminton

Meet Meiraba Luwang, a young badminton player from Manipur. He recently won the Under-15 Yonex Sunrise, Junior Grand Prix International tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia, after defeating the number 11 seed Sulistio Tegar of Indonesia in the finals 21-14, 21-15. 
Meiraba Luwang, with the winners cheque 
Not only in the finals, but throughout the tournament, he was in great form, as he defeated the top seed Muhamad Akbar Firdaus of Indonesia in the semi-final 21-13, 21-19 and third seed Hak Joo Lee of South Korea 19-21,21-13,21-17 in the Quarter-final.
Even in the doubles category of the same event, he along with his partner Rafael Gavois of France finished runners-up, after losing 17-21, 9-21 to the English pair of William Jones and James Penver.
This tournament is widely regarded as one of the top level tournaments in the under-15 age group.
Currently, he is training at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy.

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