Parupalli Kashyap Current Affairs
Ace Indian Shuttler H S Prannoy won the 2017 Yonex US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament title. It was his third grand prix gold title of badminton.
In the final match held at Anaheim, California, Prannoy defeated his compatriot Parupalli Kashyap by 21-15, 20-22, 21-12. In the women’s singles category of the tournament, Aya Ohori of Japan won the final by defeating Michelle Li of Canada.
It was the second time in this season that two Indians fought for title at international badminton. Earlier in April 2017, K Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth had played against each other in finals of Singapore Open with Sai Praneeth winning his maiden Super Series title.
The 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold, was the eleventh Grand Prix’s badminton tournament of the 2017 BWF Grand Prix and overall eight Grand Prix Gold title of 2017 BWF Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament.
India’s Parupalli Kashyap has won $120,000 Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold badminton title 2015.
In the final match he defeated Kidambi Srikanth to win the men’s singles title held at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Kashyap won the final match by score of 23-21, 23-21.
About Syed Modi International India Open Grand Prix championship
- It is named after a famous Indian badminton player Syed Modi, an eight-time National Badminton champion.
- After his death, a badminton tournament was constituted in his memory, Syed Modi Memorial and All India Syed Modi badminton championship hosted each year at Lucknow.