Guwahati(Assam) , Nov 11 : After grueling qualifying rounds across 5 cities, the National Finals of the third edition of Red Bull Shuttle Up, India’s first ever exclusive women’s doubles tournament is all set to take place at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi on Friday, 12th November .
Pairs of Debahuti Lahon & Malini Boruah from Guwahati, Shubhangi Majumder & Ramsha Farooqui from Mumbai, Afnan Zareen & Arun Komal from Hyderabad, Nalini Malik & Khushboo Shah from Chandigarh and Sana Verma and Ekta Joshi from Delhi qualified through their respective city qualifiers and will now battle it out at the National Finals of Red Bull Shuttle Up 2021.
Red Bull Shuttle Up Qualifiers were held across 5 cities – Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai and Guwahati from 18th September to 30th October 2021, with winning pairs from each qualifier to compete at the National Finals. With the growing popularity of the sport be it viewership or participation, the tournament aims to further boost and improve participation and popularity amongst aspiring women players.
India’s ace women doubles shuttler and Red Bull athlete Ashwini Ponnappa said, “It has always been my ambition to promote the Badminton as a sport in India, especially for the women. It’s great to be associated with brands like Red Bull that create such platforms and gives wings to the aspiring talents. It’s been a great journey with Red Bull Shuttle Up and I only see it growing in the years to come. I wish all the luck to all the finalists and look forward to an exciting tournament.”
Team of Debahuti Lahon and Maini Boruah from Guwahati won Red Bull Shuttle Up 2021 Guwahati City qualifiers by beating Pratiksha Pathk and Suzen Burhagohain 11-8, 9-11 and 11-7 in the finals.