Chetan Anand (badminton)

Chetan Anand Buradagunta (born 8 July 1980) is a badminton player from India.[1] Anand was a four time national champion in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010,[2] also three times South Asian Games men's singles champion in 2004, 2006 and 2010.[3][4] He has a career best world ranking of world no 10. His ranking has dropped to 54 since October 2010 due to his ankle injury. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Indian Arjuna Award in 2006.[2]

Chetan Anand
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Badminton (Men’s Single) Chetan Anand of India in an action against Snider of Canada, at Sirifort Sports Complex, in New Delhi on October 07, 2010.jpg
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Badminton (Men’s Single) Chetan Anand of India in an action against Snider of Canada, at Sirifort Sports Complex, in New Delhi on 7 October 2010.
Personal information
CountryIndia
Born (1980-07-08) 8 July 1980 (age 39)
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight162 lb (73 kg)
HandednessRight
CoachS. M. Arif
Men's singles
Highest ranking10 (February 2009)
BWF profile

Badminton careerEdit

Anand started his badminton career in 1992 at the Mini Nationals in Mumbai. He was successful in doubles in his early badminton career, pairing with A. Prithvi, winning 12 year and 15 years age groups. He reached his first open nationals singles final in Kerala at age fifteen, but failed to win the title and was runner-up though he won the doubles pairing with A. Prithvi. Later, Prakash Padukone sent him to the World Academy camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he made significant improvements to his game. Anand won the first singles title of his career at Chennai in a Junior major ranking tournament. The same year he made his mark in the senior category as well, reaching the semi-finals in all of the senior ranking tournaments, and reaching the top eight in the country. He became the Junior National Champion in 1999. In 2001, he won his first Asian Satellite tournament in Bangalore which marked his beginning in seniors. Later he won more than 15 major ranking tournaments in India.[2]

Anand became the national badminton champion for first time in 2004 after faltering in the finals in 2002 and 2003 to Abhinn Shyam Gupta. He also won the Toulouse Open in France in 2004, recovering from a back injury during the summer 2004. In 2005 he won Irish and Scottish open badminton tournaments in Ireland and Scotland. In 2008 he won his first Grand Prix title at the Bitburger Open. He was also the Runner-up in Dutch Grand Prix in 2008 and followed them with a couple of quarterfinal appearances. He touched his career best world ranking 10 in 2009 February. In 2009, he won the Dutch Open Grand Prix which he lost in the finals in 2008. He also won the Jaypee Syed Modi Memorial Grand Prix at Lucknow in December 2009.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Anand was born to Harshavardhan and Suguna in Vijayawada, India and has a younger brother Sandeep Anand. Anand's father Harshavardhan had formerly been an annual participant in the Inter-state Lecturer's Tournaments. Anand also took a personal interest in badminton, and he started playing with his father. He did his schooling at Veeramachineni Paddayya Siddhartha public school and bachelors in engineering in Mechanical Manufacturing from the Potluri V Prasad Siddhartha Institute of Technology in Vijayawada. On 17 July 2005, Anand married fellow badminton player Jwala Gutta. And they got divorced in 2010.[2] Chetan got married again to Sarada Govardhini Jasti in October 2012 and has two daughters.[5] He is employed by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. He was signed as first Brand Ambassador for promoting Li Ning Sporting goods in India in 2009.[2]

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Results are from all international competitions since Chetan Anand made his debut in 2003. The athletes listed are athletes who regularly competed at badminton's major competitions, including those who he faced at the World Championship and Olympic competition.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Chetan Anand". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Chetan Anand (1980 - Present)". www.indiaonline.in. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Stars of the show". sportstar.thehindu.com. 9 September 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Indian shuttlers rule the roost at South Asian Games". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Chetan Anand – Badminton Star who Dominated the Game for Years" (PDF). statetimes.in. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Tournaments of Chetan Anand". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 29 December 2019.

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