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Arjun-Shlok win men's doubles title in Iran

February 12, 2017 18:17 IST

Ramchandran Shlok

IMAGE: Arjun Madathil Ramachandran and Ramchandran Shlok . Photograph: Facebook

Young emerging Indian doubles pair of Arjun Madathil Ramachandran and Ramchandran Shlok notched up the men's doubles title at the 26th Iran Fajr Badminton Tournament, in Tehran, on Sunday.

The second seeded Indian pair defeated fifth seeded Indonesian duo of Kenas Adi Haryanto and Muhammad Reza Pahlevi Isfahani 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in just 25 minutes to lay claim to the crown.

The World No 66 pair became the first Indian combination to win the title at the International Challenge event.

Arjun and Shlok had lost in the second round and opening round of the Malaysian Grand Prix gold and Syed Modi grand Prix Gold earlier in the season.

The duo had won the Nepal International and finished runners-up at the Tata India International last year.

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