Pakistan win gold medal in U21 badminton championship
The Pakistani delegation who went to participate in the South Asian Regional Under-21 Championship 2019 in Maldive’s city Addu from October 5 to October 10 won a gold and a bronze medals in the event.
Raja Zulqarnain Haider and Mohammad Adnan picked up a 2-1 win in the final against India’s Sarath Dunna and Sai Charan Koya.
The duo lost their opening game by 15-21 but the side made a tremendous comeback in the fixture and won the next two games by 21-11 and 21-19.
In the quarter-final stage, the side clinched a nervy 2-1 win over Nepal’s Prince Dahal and Praful Maharjan. They went on to beat Bhutan’s Jimba Sangay Lhendup and Jamyang Tenzin by 2-0 in the semifinals.
Pakistan also finished third on the podium by beating Bhutan for the bronze medal.