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Syed Modi International Badminton Championships

The Syed Modi International Badminton Championships is an international badminton tournament, which is held annually in India.

In 2009, it was turned into a BWF Grand Prix event.[1] Since then the tournament is being annually held in Lucknow at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, although it was temporarily shifted to Hyderabad in 2010.[2][3]

In 2011, it was upgraded to the BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament.[4]

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HistoryEdit

The tournament was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association (UPBA) in 1991 as the 'Syed Modi Memorial Badminton Tournament' in memory of the Commonwealth Games champion Syed Modi.[5]

From its inauguration till 2003, it remained a national-level tournament.[6][7] In 2004, it was organized as an International event for the first time, which saw some low-key foreign participation.[8][9]

The tournament was halted from 2005 to 2008 due to a political impasse between the UPBA and the Government of Uttar Pradesh, which ended with relocation of the Uttar Pradesh Badminton Academy.[10][11][12]

WinnersEdit

Performances by nation (since 2009)Edit

Pos. Nation MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   India 6 4 2 12
2   China 1 2 1 2 3 9
  Indonesia 2 1 3 3 9
4   Denmark 2 1 3
  Malaysia 1 2 3
  South Korea 1 1 1 3
  Thailand 1 1 1 3
8   Japan 1 1 2
9   Singapore 1 1
Total 9 9 9 9 9 45

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Syed Modi Memorial to turn GP event". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Lucknow loses Syed Modi badminton". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ "SYED MODI INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS: Organization". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Taufiq Hidayat tames Sourabh Verma in final". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Lucknow loses Syed Modi badminton". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Chetan, Aparna land titles". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Anand, Popat win titles". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Contrasting wins for Gopichand, Aparna". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. ^ "My win is not good for Indian badminton: Gopi". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Syed Modi badminton put off". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Modi meet cancelled". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  12. ^ "UP restarts work on badminton academy". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  13. ^ "India Grand Prix 2010: Matches". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Yonex - Sunrise Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix Gold: Matches". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2016.