By Ronald Ssekandi KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Mauritian George Julien Paul has won the men’s singles
title at the 2017 Uganda International Badminton Open Championship that ended on
benefited after Uganda’s top player Edwin Ekiring was injured in the second game
and could not continue.
player won 21-19 in the first set, but was on the losing side 7-11 in the second
before Ekiring retired with a swollen knee.
“I feel very
bad that after working so hard to get to the final, I have been unable to
complete the game because of injury,” Ekiring told Xinhua.
Italy’s Rudolf Dellenbach 21-14, 21-19 in the semifinals, while Ekiring saw off
Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik of Jordan 21-10, 21-19.
women’s singles final, Shamim Bangi was in good form, winning the title for the
first time as she defeated Jordanian Domou Amro 21-9, 21-16.
caused a major upset in the quarterfinals when she stopped the top seed and the
world No. 98 Hadia Hosny of Egypt 21-9, 21-14.
“This is a
dream come true and I am happy to start the season with this victory,” a happy
Bangi told Xinhua.
Aatish Lubah were on the losing side in the men’s doubles 21-8, 21-14 to the
strong Indian pair of Francis Alwin and Kona Tarun.
doubles final saw Egypt’s Doha Hany/Hadia Hosny beat Evelyn Siamupangila/Ogar
Siamupangila of Zambia 21-10, 21-10.
pair Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik/Domou Amro beat Ahmed Salah/Menna Eltanany of
Egypt 16-21, 21-12, 21-19 in the mixed doubles final.
sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation, attracted players from Uganda,
Zambia, Kenya, Jordan, DR Congo, Mauritius, Egypt, France and Italy.
Foreign players dominate Uganda international
KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Foreign players have continued to show dominance as the 2017 Uganda
International Badminton Open Championship reached the crucial stage on Saturday.
In the men’s
singles, three foreign players have qualified for the semifinals, while two have
made it to the semis in the women’s singles.
Edwin Ekiring qualified for the semifinals after he stopped Egypt’s Ahmed Salah
21-16, 24-22 in the men’s singles. Ekiring will face Jordan’s Ahmad Aishannik in
the next stage.
tournament’s top seed Georges Julien Paul also qualified for the semifinals
after he beat Jordan’s Mohd Naser Mansour Nayet 21-13, 14-21, 21-14. The
Mauritius player stopped Uganda’s Brain Kasirye 21-6, 21-19 in the second round.
He will now face Italy’s Rudolf Dellenbach in the semifinal.
women players Bridget Shamim Bangi and Aisha Nakiyemba also qualified for the
will face Egypt’s Menna Eltanany, by defeating Zambia’s Ogar Siamupanga 21-14,
21-15, while Nakiyemba saw-off another Egyptian player Doha Hanny 21-14, 21-15.
In the men’s
doubles, Ekiring and Daniel Mihigo also qualified for the semifinals to face
Aatish Lubah/Georges Julien Paul of Mauritius.
sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation, has attracted players from Uganda,
Zambia, Kenya, Jordan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius, Egypt, France