Rupesh Kumar K. T.

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Rupesh Kumar K. T. (born 31 August 1979) is an Indian badminton player from Kerala, born in Sirpur, Telangana. He is one of India's finest-ever doubles player, with nine successive national titles. He won the silver medal in mixed team event in 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, and a bronze medal in 2006 Melbourne. He, along with his doubles partner Sanave Thomas, won the BWF Grand Prix title at the 2009 New Zealand Open and 2010 Bitburger Open.[2] He was three times men's doubles gold medalists at the South Asian Games, in 2004 partnered with Markose Bristow, and in 2006 and 2010 with Thomas.

Rupesh Kumar K. T.
Personal information
Birth nameRupesh Kumar Kallyad Thazhathe Veetil
Country India
Born (1979-08-31) 31 August 1979 (age 40)
Sirpur, Asifabad district, Telangana, India
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Men's doubles
Highest ranking13[1] (July 2010)
BWF profile


South Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Wooden-Floor Gymnasium,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
  Sanave Thomas   Chetan Anand
  V. Diju
21–19, Retired   Gold
2006 Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
  Sanave Thomas   Thushara Edirisinghe
  Duminda Jayakody
21–16, 21–10   Gold
2004 Rodham Hall,
Islamabad, Pakistan
  Markose Bristow   Jaseel P. Ismail
  J. B. S. Vidyadhar
15–8, 15–4   Gold

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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
2010 India Open   Sanave Thomas   Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari
  Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif
12–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2009 Bitburger Open   Sanave Thomas   Chris Adcock
  Andrew Ellis
17–21, 22–20, 24–22   Winner
2009 New Zealand Open   Sanave Thomas   Hirokatsu Hashimoto
  Noriyasu Hirata
21–16, 15–21, 21–13   Winner
2009 Australian Open   Sanave Thomas   Gan Teik Chai
  Tan Bin Shen
13–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2008 Dutch Open   Sanave Thomas   Fran Kurniawan
  Rendra Wijaya
18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Bahrain International Challenge   Sanave Thomas   K. Nandagopal
  V. Diju
Walkover   Winner
2013 Bahrain International   Sanave Thomas   K. Nandagopal
  V. Diju
17–21, 21–12, 19–21   Runner-up
2012 Bahrain International   Sanave Thomas   K. Nandagopal
  Jishnu Sanyal
21–18, 19–21, 21–18   Winner
2012 Austrian International   Sanave Thomas   Hiroyuki Saeki
  Ryota Taohata
23–21, 22–20   Winner
2011 Tata Open India International   Sanave Thomas   Pranav Chopra
  Akshay Dewalkar
21–19, 17–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2011 Bahrain International   Sanave Thomas   Andrei Adistia
  Christopher Rusdianto
21–14, 17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2010 Bahrain International   Sanave Thomas   Alwin Francis
  Bennet Antony Anchery
21–7, 16–21, 21–14   Winner
2008 Portugal International   Sanave Thomas   Ruud Bosch
  Koen Ridder
19–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2008 Croatian International   Sanave Thomas   Jakub Bitman
  Zvonimir Đurkinjak
21–9, 21–14   Winner
2006 India Satellite   Sanave Thomas   Chan Peng Soon
  Chang Hun Pin
19–21, 21–8, 22–20   Winner
2005 India Satellite   Sanave Thomas   Jaseel P. Ismail
  V. Diju
17–14, 15–7   Winner
2005 Surabaya Satellite   Sanave Thomas   Tri Kusharyanto
  Bambang Suprianto
9–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2004 India Satellite   Sanave Thomas   Jaseel P. Ismail
  V. Diju
9–15, 1–15   Runner-up
2004 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Sanave Thomas   Kristof Hopp
  Ingo Kindervater
15–7, 15–13   Winner
2004 Syed Modi International   Sanave Thomas   Jaseel P. Ismail
  V. Diju
15–12, 15–8   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 India International   Aparna Balan   V. Diju
  Jwala Gutta
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament


  1. ^ Badminton World Federation – Player Profiles. Retrieved on 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ Profile of Rupesh Kumar K.T., Indian Badminton Player in CWG 2010. Retrieved on 24 October 2015.

External linksEdit

  • "Rupesh Kumar K. T." Badminton Association of India. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012.