COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Ramdhani’s campaign ends at Round of 32

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Narayan Ramdhani’s campaign at the Commonwealth Games is over after defeat to Canada’s Jason Ho-Shue in the Men’s Singles Badminton, Round of 32 on Wednesday in Gold Coast, Australia.

After an opening two-set win over Vernon Smeed in the Round of 64 on Tuesday, 19-year-old Ramdhani was beaten 21-7, 21-10, a match lasting 20 minutes.

Ho-Shue is Canada’s number one ranked player, number one in the Pan Am region and ranked number five at the Games. Ramdhani meanwhile, is ranked 17th at the Games.

Narayan’s father and national coach, Gokarn Ramdhani, who is in Australia, spoke to News Room about his son’s performance. 

“He played extremely well, but the guy was more experienced. Narayan is now grooming in the senior category as he’s just out of juniors so with his potential he has a very far way to go in the future as he will only get better as he progress with his training and attending more competitions,” the elder Ramdhani said. 

Since Guyana was only afforded one spot in Badminton, it means Ramdhani’s on-court action is finished at the Games, and he will now return to Canada on scholarship, and he is also hoping to qualify to represent Guyana at the 2020 Olympics.

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