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Guyanese badminton player Priyanna Ramdhani earns bronze at CCAA Championship

National badminton player Priyanna Ramdhani has won a bronze medal in the women’s doubles category of the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (Nationals) Championship 2022.

Priyanna Ramdhani (left) competing alongside her doubles partner Abbey Taylor

Priyanna played exceptionally in the CCAA Nationals when she and her partner Abbey Taylor came from below and took on several of the seeded players and won bronze in the 3rd place playoff.

In the group stage, they lost 3 out of their 5 matches but managed to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

Priyanna Ramdhani

In semis, they played against the No. 1 seed Victoria Duong and Praanjal Taneja and lost 21-19, 21-18.

They then played Salina He and Kathie Liu and won in a thrilling third setter 18-21, 21-16, 21-16.

Priyanna played hard and strong to secure a bronze medal for her team.

Narayan placed 4th in the Men’s Singles event of the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association Championship after “questionable” officiating in his match.

In the round-robin group stage, Narayan won 4 out of his 5 matches then went on to the medal round in the semi-finals, where he lost to Kunal Sokar 21-14, 16-21, 21-12 after a very tiring and upsetting match where several questionable calls were made which frustrated and demotivated Narayan.

Narayan Ramdhani

Notwithstanding he went on to play for 3rd space but was not successful and lost to Yuge Zeng 21-17, 21-11.

However, he played a good season and was awarded ACAC Athlete of the Year and the CCAA All-Canadian Award.

This championship brings the season to a close.

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