Guyanese Ramdhani cops King’s University MVP award


For the second year running, Guyana’s male badminton champion Narayan Ramdhani has won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at King’s University in Edmonton, Canada.

Ramdhani is currently on scholarship at the University. He won the accolade for his stellar performance for the period September 2019 to April 2020.

King’s University, in announcing the award, said: “In the sport of Badminton, The Singles discipline is the most coveted, but also the most difficult. Simply put, a great Singles player must be physically fit, mentally strong and have a mastery of the racquet and Shuttlecock. Our award recipient once again has gone above and beyond to make his teammates, coaches and the King’s University very proud.”

The University statement continued: “Whether it was late night fitness sessions or extra off-campus training, he took no shortcuts. He also places a great deal of pressure on himself to be the very best. His back-to-back Nationals appearance is a first for King’s Badminton and we know he strides to extend that streak. His hunger to succeed on and off court is evident during practices as he is always asking for more drills. His teammates and coaches know what he is capable of and we are excited to watch his continual growth.”

During the period under review, Ramdhani had the following achievements:

  • Finishing in the top three at the ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) tournament
  • Silver Medallist at the ACAC Provincial Championships
  • Won the All Conference Award
  • Finishing in the top four at the CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) National Championships

Ramdhani factfile:

  • Guyana Current National Ranking No.1
  • Canada Current CCAA National Ranking No.4
  • AB Canada Current ACAC Ranking No.2
  • AB Canada Current Kings University Ranking No.1
  • Four-time Athlete of the Week King’s University (AB Canada) 2019-20
  • Two-time ACAC All Conference Award (AB Canada) 2019-20
  • MVP King’s University (AB Canada) 2018-19
  • Athlete of the Year King’s University (AB Canada) 2018-19
  • ACAC Championship Ranking No.1 (AB Canada) 2019
  • CCAA National Ranking No.3 (Canada) 2019
  • British Colombia Ranking No.3 (Canada) 2017
  • World Junior Ranking No.53 (2016)
  • Pan American Junior Ranking No.3 (2016)
  • South American Youth Games Ranking No.3 (2013)
  • Guyana’s Junior Sportsman of the Year 2016

 International Achievements:

  • Fourth Place- CCAA National Singles Championships in Mississauga Canada 2020
  • Silver- (Singles) ACAC Provincial Championships in Alberta Canada 2020
  • Bronze- (Doubles) ACAC #3 Tournament in Edmonton Alberta Canada 2020
  • Bronze- (Singles & Doubles) ACAC #2 Tournament in Edmonton Alberta Canada 2020
  • Silver- (Singles) ACAC #1 Tournament in Olds Alberta Canada 2019
  • Bronze- (Mixed Doubles) The Kings University Open Tournament in Edmonton Canada 2019
  • Gold- (Mixed Doubles) Yonex Alberta Series # 1 C-Flight Tournament in Calgary Canada 2019
  • Semi-Finals- (Singles) Yonex Alberta Series # 1 B-Flight Tournament in Calgary Canada 2019
  • Quarter-Finals at the CAREBACO International in Barbados 2019
  • Qualified and participated at the Pan Am Games in Lima Peru 2019
  • Bronze- CCAA National Singles Championships in Nova Scotia Canada 2019
  • Gold- ACAC Singles Championships in Alberta Canada 2019
  • Silver- (Singles) & 5thPlace (Doubles) – ACAC #3 Tournament in Alberta Canada 2019
  • Gold- (Singles) & 4thPlace (Doubles) – ACAC #2 Tournament in Alberta Canada 2019
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