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
CountryIndia
Born (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 33)
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)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  India
Asia Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Hyderabad Men's team
South Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Colombo Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Guwahati–Shillong Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Guwahati–Shillong Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Colombo Men's doubles
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
2006 Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
  Jishnu Sanyal   Thushara Edirisinghe
  Duminda Jayakody
13–21, 21–16, 16–21   Bronze
2016 Multipurpose Hall SAI–SAG Centre,
Shillong, India
  Pranav Chopra   Manu Attri
  B. Sumeeth Reddy
18–21, 17–21   Silver

BWF Grand Prix (2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 India Grand Prix   Jishnu Sanyal   Fauzi Adnan
  Tri Kusumawardana
25–27, 25–23, 15–21   Runner-up
2016 Syed Modi International   Pranav Chopra   Goh V Shem
  Tan Wee Kiong
21–14, 22–24, 8–21   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
2008 Nepal International   V. Diju   Mohammad Attique
  Rizwan Azam
19–21, 21–10, 21–12   Winner
2008 Bahrain International   Jishnu Sanyal   Mohammed Reza Kheradmandi
  Ali Shahhosseini
14–21, 21–18, 21–11   Winner
2010 Tata Open India International   Arun Vishnu   Joko Riyadi
  Yoga Ukikasah
22–24, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Swiss International   Pranav Chopra   Lukasz Moren
  Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
21–17, 16–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2011 Tata Open India International   Pranav Chopra   K. T. Rupesh Kumar
  Sanave Thomas
19–21, 21–17, 23–21   Winner
2015 Bangladesh International   Pranav Chopra   Tan Chee Tean
  Tan Wee Gieen
21–16, 21–16   Winner
2015 Tata Open India International   Pranav Chopra   Wannawat Ampunsuwan
  Tinn Isriyanate
14–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2016 Norwegian International   Tarun Kona   Oliver Leydon-Davis
  Lasse Moelhede
18–21, 20–22   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

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

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