Lankan Shuttlers win medals in Bahrain
Promising Lankan shuttlers won two medals at recently concluded Bahrain Junior International Series held in Manama. Isuri Attanayake and Sithumi de Silva shown fine display at the under 15 girls doubles category to take gold medal while Isuri once again partnered with Bihandu Ganege clichéd the silver medal at under 15 mixed double event.
The tournament gave much needed exposure and Sri Lanka Badminton headed by President Rohan de Silva facilitated the shuttlers. Infact Isuri and Sithumi played against Bahraini opponents Christabel Ano and Linet Mariam in the final and defeated them by 21-2 21-12.
Meanwhile Amer Mohammed and Albatul Almutairi from Saudi Arabia had a tough final against Sri Lankan pair Isuri Attanayake and Bihandy Ganege at the under 15 mixed doubles final. Saudi Arabia pair won the title beating Lankans by 13-21, 21-17, 21-15 . Sri Lanka’s impressive run at the tournament, as the junior shuttlers shone a spotlight on the potential of nation’s future in badminton, said Sri Lanka Badminton President Rohan de Silva.