Narayan secures gold & bronze at CCAA Championships
Narayan Ramdhani recorded excellent achievements in the 2019 CCAA National Badminton Championships (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) held at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Nova Scotia, Canada during the past week. He secured gold in the team championships and bronze in the individual championships.
Having completed the 3-day tournament, he is now ranked number 3 in Canada, and number one at ACAC and in the Kings University Eagles Badminton Team.
With only 7 1/2 months training in Edmonton, Canada, the Guyanese badminton champion played in his first nationals and was crowned the top singles player in Alberta. In the round robin playoff, he was able to win an overall 3 matches and lost two to make it into the semi-finals rounds. In the men’s singles semi-finals, he lost to Nicholas Pitman of Concordia 21-17, 21-23, 21-12.
In the third/fourth placed playoff, Narayan came back strong to defeat Yuge Zeng of George Brown University 21-15, 21-13 to take the bronze medal. Zeng, last year’s silver medallist, did not drop a match during the group play-off, making it a great comeback for Narayan.
Narayan also did well in the team championships when his men’s singles match was the deciding match. To win the gold, Narayan beat Ramnish Kumar of Humber College 13-21, 16-21, 21-11. This is an extremely great accomplishment for Narayan, who has been recording never ending consistent performances throughout the years.