Sisters Kasturi and Venosha Radhakrishnan have made the country proud by winning the women's doubles title at the Uganda International Challenge 2022.

The pair aged 21 and 20, beat second seeds Martina Corsini-Judith Mair of Italy 21-18, 21-19 in straight sets, to emerge champions on Sunday. Earlier, the pair had beaten top seeds Katharina Fink-Yasmine Hamza, also Italy, 21-15, 21-17 in the semi finals.

The fantastic victory caused the sisters' world ranking by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to jump 33 places, to the 110th place in the global ranking, this week.

Kasturi and Venosha, who emerged runner-ups in the Bangladesh International Challenge 2021, and the women's doubles champion at the 2019 Mauritius International Fleet tournament, currently train under the New Vision Badminton Academy.

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Calling the win a good start to the year, the sisters vowed to always strive to excel in upcoming tournaments, according to reports.

Besides their main event win, Venosha also became the runner-up in the mixed doubles event with her partner Senthil Vel from India, while Kasturi won the bronze medal in the women's singles category.

Bravo Kasturi and Venosha! Their victory is indeed a source of pride for their father R. Radhakrishnan, a former Royal Malaysian Customs Officer who now teaches Mathematics tuition in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.

All the very best in winning more tournaments in the future!

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