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Sourabh Verma (born 30 December 1992) is a badminton player from India.[1]

Sourabh Verma
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Personal information
Birth nameSourabh Verma
Born (1992-12-30) December 30, 1992 (age 26)
Dhar, Madhya Pradesh
ResidenceHyderabad
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
HandednessRight
CoachPullela Gopichand
Men's singles
Highest ranking30 (25 October 2012)
Current ranking48 (14 May 2019)
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

Verma was the Indian National Badminton Champion in the senior singles category in 2011.[2] In 2011, Sourabh Verma won his first international title by winning the Bahrain International Challenge. In the same year he was the runner up at 2011 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold after losing to the former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat.

Sourabh won back-to-back international titles in 2013 and 2014. First of them being 2013 Tata International Challenge held at Mumbai where he defeated Prannoy Kumar.[3][4] Verma grabbed the next title at 2014 Iran Fajr International Challenge beating Alrie Guna Dharma and the 3rd title in the row was taken by becoming the champion at the 2014 Austrian International Challenge causing an upset to his higher ranked opponent Hsu Jen-hao[5]

Sourabh Verma also finished at 2nd position in a neck to neck match with Simon Santoso at the 2014 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold. He competed at the 2014 Asian Games. In November 2016, Sourabh lost to Shi Yuqi of China in the final of the Bitburger German Open. [6]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Dutch Open Super 100   Cheam June Wei 21–19, 21–13   Winner
2018 Russian Open Super 100   Koki Watanabe 18–21, 21–12, 21–17   Winner

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 singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Bitburger Open   Shi Yuqi 19–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters   Liew Daren 12–10, 12–10, 3–3 Retired   Winner
2014 Malaysia Masters   Simon Santoso 21–15, 16–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2019 Slovenian International   Minoru Koga 21–17, 21–12   Winner
2016 Polish International   Victor Svendsen 27–29, 13–21   Runner-up
2016 Belgian International   Lucas Corvee 19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2015 India International   Sameer Verma 11–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2014 Austrian International   Andre Kurniawan Tedjono 21–11, 21–23, 21–18   Winner
2014 Iran Fajr International   Alrie Guna Dharma 21–13, 21–11   Winner
2013 Tata Open India International   H.S. Prannoy 21–12, 21–17   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile". Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Sourabh Verma is new national badminton champion". The Times of India. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Sourabh Verma and Febby Angguni declared champions at the Tata Open India International Challenge 2013".[dead link]
  4. ^ "Sourabh Varma overcomes Prannoy to win Tata Open crown". Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Back-to-back titles for Sourabh Varma". Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Men's Team - Entry List by Event". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  7. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.