India had a memorable run at the recently concluded Russian Open Grand Prix in Vladivostok when they won as many as three medals including two gold and a silver at the event.
— Ruthvika Shivani G (@RuthvikaS) October 9, 2016
The competition which ended on October 9 saw 19-year-old Ruthvika Shivani Gadde, one of India’s biggest talent of the next generation capture the women’s singles title after a dominating 21-10, 21-13 victory over Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya.
While this was Gadde’s maiden Grand Prix title, it was her fourth international title overall.
Meanwhile, in the mixed doubles title round, there was more glory instored for India as the duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy won their second title on the trot.
They won their 21-17, 21-19 in the finals against the second seeded pair of Ivanov and Sorokina of Russia.
— Pranaav Jerry Chopra (@pranaav6) October 9, 2016
Russia Grand Prix 2016-GOLD
No words to express☺️back to back winning gives us so much confidence..thank u each & every1 for their wishes🙏 pic.twitter.com/KQeQx6GoOG
— sikkireddy (@sikkireddy) October 9, 2016
Unfortunately, India missed out on winning their third Gold of the series by a whisker when in the men’s singles title 17-year old Siril Vermacould went down fighting against top-seeded Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia.
He lost the match 21-16, 19-21, 10-21.