It was yet another good news for India in Badminton as the rising star Maisnam Meiraba Luwang came through with flying colours as he won the boys singles U-19 title at the Woncheon Yonex Korea Junior Open International Challenge 2019 in Miryang, Korea. The young talent did the entire nation proud by showing true spirit in the game with a tactical approach, proving to be a real case for himself as a champion.
Manipur talent needed just 36 minutes to drive away from the challenge of 15th seed Lee Hak Joo of Korea in a 21-10, 21-13 victory.
It is worth mentioning here that Sathish Kumar settled for bronze in the same category at this Junior International Challenge badminton tournament. He tried his best to reach this far as he had bowed out to Luwang 16-21, 22-24 in a challenging semi-final contest on Friday.
Luwang, who currently holds the No. 9 spot in the World Junior Rankings, was superb throughout the week and dropped just 1 game in six matches. It should be noted that this is the 16-year-old rising star’s third international title in 2019 following his triumphs at the Russian Junior White Nights 2019 and India Junior International 2019.
Luwang would be pretty much happy with himself for the way he made a comeback after an exit from the World Junior Championships last month, where he crashed out in the Round of 64.