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Arunachal’s Geto Sora wins Top Arena Junior International Badminton Championship title

First Published: 25th December, 2022 15:54 IST

Sora was greeted warmly by the people of the state upon his arrival in Itanagar following his victory

7-year-old Geto Sora, a badminton prodigy from Arunachal Pradesh has won the Top Arena Junior International Badminton Championship title in the under 9 years category making the state and the nation proud.

The Top Arena Junior International Badminton Championship was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19-23 December 2022.

He won the championship title beating Malaysia’s second seed Jaryl Teh in straight sets 21-5, 21-16.

The young shuttler from Arunachal Pradesh was greeted warmly by the people of the state upon his arrival in Itanagar following his victory at the International Badminton Championship.

This is Sora’s second international badminton title in two months.

In November, Sora had won the U-9 boys singles titles in the BTY-Yonex-Singha Championship held at the Banthongyord Badminton School in Bangkok, Thailand.

Seven-year-old Geto is the son of Marpe Sora (father) and mother Peken Sora (mother) of Lower Siang district.

Geto, who draws inspiration from Danish shuttler Anders Antonsen and Indian shuttle ace Lakshya Sen, began playing badminton at the age of four.

In 2019, he took part in his first state-level event, the Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Badminton Championship, where he was able to claim the title of “most promising player.”

In addition, Geto also won a gold at the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship in Guwahati, Assam in 2020.

Also Read: Arunachal’s Geto Sora advances to semis of U-9 boys’ singles at Top Arena Junior Int’l Badminton C’ship

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