Supriya wins bronze in BWF World Sr. Badminton Championships
SUPRIYA DEVGUN (Mumbai) along with her women’s doubles partner Nancy Tandon (Patiala), representing India, won the bronze medal in the Women's Doubles 40+ Category at the Manorama BWF World Senior Badminton Championships held in Kochi from 11th to 17th September 2017.
Supriya and Nancy had a shaky start in the playoffs, beaten by the Russian pair Olga Bryant and Olga Kuznetsova 16-21, 19-21. However, Supriya and Nancy bounced back form their first match loss to defeat the Swedish-Norweigan pair of Anja Olsen and Marie Svdell 21-11, 21-13 to qualify for the quarter final stage of the tournament.
Facing the Indonesian-Korean pairing of Elizabeth Tjandra and Hye Jeong Han, the Indian pair stamped their authority as they marched on to the semi-finals with a 21-19, 21-13 win. victory. However, their run came to a halt in the semi finals where they lost to Louise Culyer and Dorte Steenberg 13-21, 16-21.
Supriya also won a bronze medal in Singapore last month in the doubles category for the Indian Masters squad at the Foo Kok Keong International Cup 2017.
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