Guyana’s badminton campaign ends at CAC Games


Guyana’s badminton campaign at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC Games) has ended with Priyanna Ramdhani going the farthest in the competition in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Sixteen-year-old Ramdhani reached the quarter-finals of the Ladies Singles, competing against athletes 20 years and older. The Guyana Badminton Association is pleased with her top eight finish.

Priyanna gained a bye in the first round, before defeating Nathalie Angelique Fedney Vidal 21-13, 21-11 in round two to book a quarter-final spot. She lost in the last eight to Sabrina Solis Martinez 21-13, 21-8.

In Mixed Doubles action, siblings Narayan Ramdhani and Priyanna Ramdhani defeated Damien Ricardo Howell and Tamisha Janelle Williams of Barbados in a trilling three-setter, losing the first game 20-22, before rebounding to take the next two 21-17, 21-19.

In round two, Narayan and Priyanna lost to the Dominican pair of William Cabrera Jose and B. Polanco Munoz in another three-setter. The Guyanese lost the first set 20-22, won the second 21-17 and then lost the third 19-21.

In the Men’s Singles, Narayan Ramdhani lost to the number one ranked Jamaican player 21-8, 22-20 in the opening round, while Jonathan Mangra lost to Esteban Hurtado Rojas of Costa Rica 21-12, 12-21, 25-23, also in the first round.

Narayan Ramdhani and Jonathan Mangra also lost in the opening round of the Men’s Doubles, with William Cabrera Jose and Brito Gonzalez winning 21-10, 21-9.

“The Guyana Badminton Association would like to thank the Guyana Olympic Association for all their efforts getting us to these Games and it could only have been a great benefit to the athletes in improving their standards to a higher level,” the Guyana Badminton Association said.

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