Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu won the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championship in Siri Fort Sports Complex at New Delhi on 23 December 2013.
Srikanth won the men’s singles crown of the Senior National Badminton Championship by defeating M V Guru Sai Dutt 21-13, 22-20 in the finals. In the Women’s singles, PV Sindhu defeated the Junior National Champion Rituparna Das 21-17, 21-11 in the finals to win the title.
In the men's doubles the second seeded Pranav Chopra and Akshay Devalkar beat the top seeds Munnu Atri and Sumit Reddy 21-19, 21-17 to lift the title. Women's doubles title was won by Jwala Gutta and Ashwani Punnappa. Jwala and Punnappa regained the women’s doubles crown for the first time, since 2009.
Defending mixed doubles champions Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu retained their title by defeating Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa 21-10 21-17. The second seeded pair of Jwala and Ashwini prevailed over top seeds Pradnya Gadre and Siki Reddy N 21-17 21-16.
78th Senior National Badminton Championship-2013 was held from 16 December 2013 to 23 December 2013 in New Delhi. It held five types of events namely Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Single, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
About Badminton Association of India (BAI)
Badminton Association of India (BAI) is the governing body for Badminton in India. Based in Lucknow, BAI is an association registered under the societies act. It was formed in 1934 and has been holding national-level tournaments in India since 1936. BAI has 33 State Associations and 4 other organizations as its members that conduct Badminton tournaments and have a 2x voting power compared to the 8 affiliate members, who do not conduct tournaments and have a single vote each in the association.
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