KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
French player Pierrick Cajot won men’s singles of
the 2018 Uganda International Badminton Open Championship,
beating Germany’s Jonathan Persson 21-17, 21-11 on Sunday at the
“This is a sweet
victory for me since it is my first time to play in Uganda,”
Cajot caused a major
upset by seeing off top seed and Africa’s top player Georges
Julien Paul of Mauritius in the quarter final before beating
Syria’s Aljallad Ahmad 17-21, 22-20, 21-14 in semi.
Cajot, ranked 161th
in the world, received a cash prize of 1,200 U.S. dollars.
In the women’s
singles, Africa’s top player Kate Foo Kune stopped Hadia Hosny
from Egypt 21-15, 21-10. It was a repeat of the final of the All
Africa Senior Championship in Algeria that the player from
Mauritius also won.
Niyazov and Dmitriy Panarin won the men’s doubles title, while
the Egyptian pair of Hadia Hosny and Doha Hanny won the women’s