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Rahul, Manu-Sumeeth clinch titles at Lagos Open

July 31, 2017 14:27 IST

Indian shuttler C Rahul Yadav and men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy clinched the men's singles and men's doubles title respectively at Lagos International challenge in Nigeria.

India badminton players Manu Attri and B Sumeeth ReddyFourth-seeded Rahul surpassed compatriot Karan Rajan Rajarajan 21-15, 21-13 in the summit clash to lay claim to the title at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday.

The 19-year-old, who had won the Maritius Open last year, stunned top-seed and World No. 55 Misha Zilberman in the semi-finals.

A shuttler from GopiChandAcademy, Rahul had recently won the bronze medal in the Russain Open Grand Prix.

In the doubles summit clash, top-seeds Manu and Sumeeth, who played at the Rio Olympics, defeated local pair of Godwin Olofua and Anouluwapo Juwon Opeyori 21-13, 21-15.

In the women's singles, India's Mugdho Agrey finished as runners-up after losing 12-21, 14-21 to Sri Lanka's Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa in the final. 

Image: India badminton players Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy

Photograph: Getty Images

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