Akshay Dewalkar

Akshay Dewalkar (born 2 July 1988) is an Indian badminton player.[1] He was the men's doubles National Champion together with Pranav Chopra in 2013 and 2015. Dewalkar was the men's team gold medalists at the 2006 and 2016 South Asian Games, also won a men's doubles silver in 2016 with Chopra and a bronze in 2006 with Jishnu Sanyal. He participated at the 2010, 2014 Asian Games and 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Akshay Dewalkar
Personal information
Country India
Born (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 31)
Mumbai, India
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking28 (MD 21 July 2016)
57 (XD 23 April 2015)
BWF profile

Personal lifeEdit

Dewalkar announced his engagement with Mridu Sharma, the psychologist appointed by Sports Authority of India at the Gopichand Academy in 2017.[2][3]

AchievementsEdit

South Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Multipurpose Hall SAI–SAG Centre,
Shillong, India
  Pranav Chopra   Manu Attri
  B. Sumeeth Reddy
18–21, 17–21   Silver
2006 Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
  Jishnu Sanyal   Thushara Edirisinghe
  Duminda Jayakody
13–21, 21–16, 16–21   Bronze

BWF Grand Prix (2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Syed Modi International   Pranav Chopra   Goh V Shem
  Tan Wee Kiong
21–14, 22–24, 8–21   Runner-up
2009 Syed Modi International   Jishnu Sanyal   Adnan Fauzi
  Tri Kusumawardana
25–27, 25–23, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (6 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Norwegian International   Tarun Kona   Oliver Leydon-Davis
  Lasse Moelhede
18–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2015 Tata Open India International   Pranav Chopra   Wannawat Ampunsuwan
  Tinn Isriyanate
14–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2015 Bangladesh International   Pranav Chopra   Tan Chee Tean
  Tan Wee Gieen
21–16, 21–16   Winner
2011 Tata Open India International   Pranav Chopra   K. T. Rupesh Kumar
  Sanave Thomas
19–21, 21–17, 23–21   Winner
2011 Swiss International   Pranav Chopra   Lukasz Moren
  Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
21–17, 16–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2010 Tata Open India International   Arun Vishnu   Joko Riyadi
  Yoga Ukikasah
22–24, 16–21   Runner-up
2008 Bahrain International   Jishnu Sanyal   Ali Shahhosseini
  Mohammed Reza Kheradmandi
14–21, 21–18, 21–11   Winner
2008 Nepal International   V. Diju   Mohammad Attique
  Rizwan Azam
19–21, 21–10, 21–12   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Polish Open   Pradnya Gadre   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
26–28, 18–21   Runner-up
2014 Tata Open India International   Pradnya Gadre   Manu Attri
  N. Sikki Reddy
19–21, 21–19, 10–21   Runner-up
2014 Sri Lanka International   Pradnya Gadre   Vountus Indra Mawan
  Prajakta Sawant
21–16, 21–18   Winner
2013 Tata Open India International   Pradnya Gadre   Tarun Kona
  Ashwini Ponnappa
21–17, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Akshay Dewalkar". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ Ratnakar, Manne (22 January 2017). "Cupid strikes yet again at Gopi's academy". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Gopi gets the champions; shuttlers love for a lifetime". www.insidesport.co. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

External linksEdit