Guyana’s badminton campaign ends at CAC Games

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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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