Nikhil Kanetkar

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Nikhil Kanetkar
Personal information
Country  India
Born (1979-05-13) May 13, 1979 (age 35)
Poona, Maharashtra, India
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Handedness Right
Mens's Singles
BWF profile

Nikhil Kanetkar (born May 13, 1979) is a male Maharashtrian badminton player from Pune India.[1]

Kanetkar played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, defeating Sergio Llopis of Spain in the first round. In the round of 16, Kanetkar was defeated by Peter Gade of Denmark.[1]

Kanetkar became engaged to another elite-level badminton player, Shruti Kurien, on November 17, 2005.[2] They were married on Aug 27, 2006. The two are now mutually divorced.[3] He would write a column in Marathi newspaper Sakal from Athens during the olympics. Currently[when?] he is writing 'Doha Diary' from Doha on the days happenings in the Asian Games in the same newspaper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nikhil Kanetkar Statistics". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "THEY ARE MARRIED". indiabuzzing.com. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Indian badminton stars Nikhil Kanetkar and Shruti Kurien are all smiles during their marriage". The Hindu. 28 August 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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