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TS Mother, son steal show at Lagos badminton

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Svetlana Zilberman and her son, Misha Zilberman, on Saturday won the  Lagos International Badminton Classics  mixed doubles, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The Israelis  defeated  their Portuguese rivals Duarte Anjo and Sofia Setim,   20-22, 21-16 and 21-7,  to claim the title  at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall, of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Svetlana  told NAN  that  they had  won many championships.

she said, “It has been a fine outing for me and my son who I brought up to love badminton, before he developed into an international champion in the men’s singles.

“We are happy to win the mixed doubles together again in Lagos, just like we did in other competitions,  but not as big as the  international classics.

“We look forward to coming in subsequent editions to defend our title, as it gives us great joy when we play together as a pair, especially having set an international record.”

In other finals,  Raul Chittaboina claimed the men’s singles trophy after defeating Karan Rajarajan, 21-15, 21-18 in an all-Indian final.

Thilini Hendahewa and Kavidi Ishadika of Sri Lanka beat Nigeria’s Zainab Momoh and Ramatu Yakubu, 14-21, 21-18 and 21-15 to clinch the women’s doubles.

In the women’s singles, T.Hendahewa beat India’s Mugdha Agrey, 21-10, 19-21 and 21-21 to win  the women’s singles title.

The men’s doubles trophy went to the pair of Manu Attri and Reddy Sumeeth, after defeating  Godwin Olofua and Anuoluwapo Opeyori, 21-10, 21-16.

The winner of the men and women’s singles went home with $2,200 each while the second place winners got $1,500 and the second runners-up $650 each. The doubles and mixed doubles winners received $725 each, while the runners-up and the second runners-up got $400 and $175, respectively.

The  Badminton Federation of Nigeria president Francis Orbih   told reporters, “We are happy to host yet another competition,  having failed to organise one in 2016. We are proud of the support badminton gets from fans that consistently trooped in to watch our matches. It shows the sport is growing rapidly.”
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