P V Sindhu wins and Prannoy loses Swiss Open

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Ace Indian shuttler and double Olympic medalist, P V Sindhu grabbed the 2022 Swiss Open title with a straight-game win over Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan (21-16, 21-8) in the summit clash of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament at the St. Jakobshalle Arena in Basel, Switzerland. 

  • In this same venue, Sindhu claimed the World Championships gold in 2019.

  • This is her second title of the year—she won the Syed Modi India International in Lucknow in January 2022.

  • Sindhu is the second Indian woman to win the Swiss Open, Saina Nehwal having won it in 2011 and 2012.

Indonesian shuttler Jonatan Christie grabbed the Men’s Singles title defeating India’s H S Prannoy in the finals. (12-21, 18-21)

P V Sindhu is the first and only Indian to become the Badminton World Champion and only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the Olympic Games (2016 Rio Olympics - Silver and 2020 Tokyo Olympics - Bronze)

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