Chetan Anand (badminton)

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Chetan Anand
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Personal information
Country  India
Born (1980-07-08) July 8, 1980 (age 34)
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 162 pounds (73 kg)
Handedness Right
Coach S. M. Arif
Men's singles
Highest ranking 10 (September 12, 2009)
Current ranking 54 (Oct 8, 2011)
BWF profile

Chetan Anand Buradagunta is a badminton player from India. Chetan Anand was a four time National Badminton champion in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010. He has a career best world ranking of world no 11. His Ranking has dropped to 54 since October 2010 due to his ankle injury. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Indian Arjuna Award.

Badminton career[edit]

Chetan started his Badminton career in 1992 at the Mini Nationals in Mumbai. Chetan was successful in doubles in his early badminton career, pairing with A. Prithvi, winning 12 year and 15 years age groups. He reached his first open nationals singles final in Kerala at age fifteen, but failed to win the title and was runner-up though he won the doubles pairing with A. Prithvi. Later, Prakash Padukone sent him to the World Academy camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia, where he made significant improvements to his game. Chetan won the first singles title of his career at Chennai in a Junior major ranking tournament. The same year he made his mark in the senior category as well, reaching the semifinals in all of the senior ranking tournaments, and reaching the top eight in the country. He became the Junior National Champion in 1999. In 2001 he won his first Asian Satellite tournament in Bangalore which marked his beginning in Seniors. Later he won more than 15 major ranking tournaments in India.

He became the National Badminton Champion for first time in 2004 after faltering in the finals in 2002 and 2003 to Abhinn Shyam Gupta. He also won the Toulouse Open in France in 2004, recovering from a back injury during the summer 2004. In 2005 he won Irish and Scottish open badminton tournaments in Ireland and Scotland. In 2008 he won his first Grand Prix title at the Bitburger Open. He was also the Runner-up in Dutch Grand Prix in 2008 and followed them with a couple of quarterfinal appearances. He touched his career best world ranking 10 in 2009 February. In 2009 he won the Dutch Open Grand Prix which he lost in the finals in 2008. He also won the Jaypee Syed Modi Memorial Grand Prix at Lucknow in December 2009.

Personal life[edit]

Chetan Anand was born on July 8, 1980 to Harshavardhan and Suguna in Vijayawada, India and has a younger brother Sandeep Anand. Chetan's father Harshavardhan had formerly been an annual participant in the Inter-state Lecturer's Tournaments. Chetan also took a personal interest in badminton, and he started playing with his father. He did his schooling at Veeramachineni Paddayya Siddhartha public school and bachelors in engineering in Mechanical Manufacturing from the Potluri V Prasad Siddhartha Institute of Technology in Vijayawada. On 17 July 2005, Chetan Anand married fellow badmintion player Jwala Gutta. They filed for a divorce on 29 November 2010. Chetan got married again to Sarada Govardhini Jasti. He is employed by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) as an senior executive engineer. He was signed as first Brand Ambassador for promoting Li Ning Sporting goods in India in 2009.


Record Against Selected Opponents[edit]

Results are from all international competitions since Chetan Anand made his debut in 2003. The athletes listed are athletes who regularly competed at badminton's major competitions, including those who he faced at the World Championship and Olympic competition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournaments of Chetan Anand". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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