Sameer Verma wins back-to-back titles in Bahrain

New Delhi: Young Indian shuttler Sameer Verma bagged his second title in a row by clinching the Bahrain International Challenge at Isa Town today.

Fresh from his victory at Bahrain International Series last Sunday, Sameer beat Singapore’s Zi Lian Derek Wong 21-14, 21-10 in the summit clash today.

Seeded 11th in the tournament, Sameer had upset top seed and world number 42 Tien Minh Nguyen in the quarterfinals. The Indian was in brilliant form in his semi-final against compatriot Rahul Yadav, winning the match 21-13, 21-17.

Speaking about his good showing in Bahrain, Sameer said, “I am really happy with the way I have been able to play over the last two weeks. There were some tough matches especially the quarterfinals against (Tien Minh) Ngyen and I am happy to have won. After these victories, I hope that I can continue my good form through the year.