Top 5 Indian performances at the 2016 Syed Modi International
The recently-concluded 2016 Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold at Lucknow witnessed some thrilling action. Most importantly, there were some impressive performances from the homegrown players that will help to boost their confidence further in this critical Olympic qualifying period.Which Indian players stood out? Here's a look at the top five performances from the homegrown players:
#5 Harsheel Dani impresses
19-year-old Harsheel Dani was another Indian who shone in the men’s singles. The Mumbai lad has had a promising career in juniors and had been the U-19 champion in the junior nationals.
It was only since the end of last year that Dani had started to live up to the promise that he showed as a junior. He reached the final of the Mersin Turkey International in December and continued that form at the Syed Modi International. He made it to the quarter-finals and on the way, he upset the 15th seed B Sai Praneeth in the second round and the seventh seed Lee Dong Keun in the third round. It indeed bodes well for the future of Indian badminton.