Priyanna Ramdhani pays courtesy call on Sport Minister Ramson
Guyana’s premier female badminton player, Priyanna Ramdhani, on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCY&S) Charles Ramson Jr., in order to bring the Sport Minister up to speed on her progress in the sport.
Priyanna, who is currently a student athlete as part of the Badminton Scholarship Programme at the Olds’ College in Alberta, Canada, is currently on Vacation in Guyana, and has used the time to further not only her personal achievements, but that also of the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA).
The 19-year-old badminton prodigy is currently pursuing Business Management & Sports Management qualifications.
While in Guyana, Ramdhani played an integral role in the launch of the “Air Badminton- The new Outdoor Game” programme, being one of the players on hand to teach new players and students about the fairly new version of the exhilarating sport.
The meeting between Ramdhani and Ramson comes as another venture of the Sport Minister to reach out to Guyana sports administrations and athletes. The Minister has been meeting with sports associations on a monthly basis, for updates and to create a plan in fostering each sport.
Among Priyanna’s personal achievements are the following:
Guyana Current National Senior Ranking No.1
AB Canada Current Olds College Ranking No.1
AB Canada Current ACAC Ranking No.2
Canada Current CCAA National Ranking No.4
ACAC Academic Athletic Award (AB Canada) 2019-20
CCAA & ACSC National Scholar Award (AB Canada) 2019-20
ACAC All Conference Award (AB Canada) 2019-20
Rookie of the Year Olds College (AB Canada) 2019/2020
4-Time Athlete of the Week Olds College (AB Canada) 2019-20
Caribbean International Under-19 Ranking No.1 (Triple Champion) 2019
Caribbean Regional Under-17 Ranking No.1 (Triple Champion) 2018
Caribbean International Under-19 Ranking No.1 (2018)
Caribbean International Open Ranking No.2 (2018)
Caribbean Regional Junior Age Group Champion (2007-2018)
Central American & Caribbean Games Quarter-Finalist (2018)
South American Youth Games Ranking No.4 (2017)
Pan Am Junior Championships Bronze Medalist (2010-2012)
Guyana’s Junior Sportswoman of the Year 2011
Guyana’s Runner-up Junior Sportswoman of the Year 2012
Guyana’s Junior Sportswoman of the Year 2018
Guyana’s Team Captain at the World Juniors 2018
Guyana’s Team Member at the World Juniors 2015
Participated at the Pan Am Games 2015 & 2019
Highest World Junior Ranking No. 92 (2019)