National badminton players Narayan and Priyanna Ramdhani continue to acquit themselves admirably on the Canadian circuit but were recently edged out of the podium line up at the recent 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Championships in Mississauga, Canada at the weekend.
Both players finished fourth in the singles category, the first time neither of them placed in the top three of a championship they were involved in this season.
In the men’s singles, Narayan reached the semifinals before he was stopped by Pranav Satheesh 21-16, 21-10. He then lost the third-place match to Roymond Kim: 21-8, 21-11.
Priyanna, on the other hand, who is having a dream 2020 also placed fourth. After defeating Huyen Le 21-8, 21-9 and Chole Moisan 21-8, 21-8 to reach the semifinals, she was stopped by Le whom she had beaten earlier 8-21, 9-21. Her tussle for bronze against Ann Hoang went the latter’s way 21-14,16-21, 21-14.
Both Narayan and Priyanna won silver medals at the ACAC Provincial Championships held in Edmonton and qualified to represent Alberta at the CCAA Nationals.
Over 15-Colleges/Universities participated in the event. (Stabroek News)