Ajay Jayaram

Ajay Jayaram

Personal Information

Full Name Ajay Jayaram
Date of Birth September 28, 1987
Nationality Indian
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Ajay Jayaram News

Former Indian team shuttler Ajay Jayaram retires from international badminton
Former Indian team shuttler Ajay Jayaram retires from international badminton
Ajay Jayaram falls at the final hurdle, settles for silver medal at Belgian International Challenge
Ajay Jayaram falls at the final hurdle, settles for silver medal at Belgian International Challenge
Ajay Jayaram enters Belgian International Challenge final; Subhankar Dey, Aakarshi Kashyap lose in quarters
Ajay Jayaram enters Belgian International Challenge final; Subhankar Dey, Aakarshi Kashyap lose in quarters
Ajay Jayaram, Subhankar Dey, Aakarshi Kashyap storm into Belgian International Challenge quarters
Ajay Jayaram, Subhankar Dey, Aakarshi Kashyap storm into Belgian International Challenge quarters
Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram, Aakarshi Kashyap get seedings in Dutch Open Badminton
Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram, Aakarshi Kashyap get seedings in Dutch Open Badminton 

Ajay Jayaram: A Brief Biography

Ajay Jayaram is an Indian shuttler from Mumbai sponsored by Li-Ning. He is one of the most sought after Indian badminton players currently.


Background


Ajay was born on 28th September 1987 in Chennai although his residence is at Mumbai. His father’s name is Jayaram Gopal.


Career Graph


Ajay Jayaram had been a promising young talent. In 2009 he won the New Zealand Open, the Thailand Open in 2010 and the Czech Open in 2013. In 2014 he won the Dutch Open Grand Prix making him the first Indian to win a badminton Grand Prix under the new 11*5 scoring system. He again won it in 2015 and also won the Korea Open tournament in men’s singles category in the same year. He is also the first Indian to win a medal at the Korean Open.

In 2017 he reached his career best ranking of 13 on 25th May 2017.

In the Premier Badminton League he was signed by the Mumbai Rockets.


Current status


Ajay is now coached by India-born British coach Tom John. This year he closely missed out on the Vietnam Open after losing to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia at the BWF Tour Super 100 tournament. Preceding this was another runners-up finish at the White Nights International Challenge.

Due to his injuries he had been inconsistent in the badminton circuit resulting in a fall of ranks to 53. This year he has been signed by the Pune7 Aces in the Premier Badminton League and hopes to make a strong comeback from this platform in the new year.