Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Rutaparna Panda brought laurels to the state as she clinched two medals in two events at the 5th Lagos International badminton Classics in Nigeria.
Continuing her brilliant performance, Panda won a silver medal at the Mixed doubles event and bronze at Women’s doubles event with partners Shlok Ramchandran and Maneesha K respectively.
In the mixed doubles event, Panda and her partner Shlok Ramchandran lost to India’s MR Arjun and Maeesha K in the sets of 21-16 and 21-17 to clinch the silver medal.
Similarly, the Odia girl and her partner managed to bag the bronze medal in the women’s doubles event.
Rising #Odisha star Rutaparna Panda continued her fine form, bagging Mixed Doubles Silver🥈and Women’s Doubles Bronze 🥉with partners Shlok Ramchandran and Maneesha K respectively at the 5th Lagos International #badminton Classics in Nigeria. Congratulation Rutaparna ! pic.twitter.com/fwprOr4AFo
— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) July 28, 2019
Earlier, the duo of Ramachandran Shlok and Rutaparna beat Doha Hany and Adam Hatem (2-0) in the Mixed Double to book the ticket for the final of the Lagos International Badminton Classic.
Over 34 countries are in attendance at the highest-ranked Badminton tournament in Africa which ended on Saturday.