Nikhil Kanetkar

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Nikhil Kanetkar
Personal information
Country  India
Born (1979-05-13) May 13, 1979 (age 38)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Handedness Left
Event Men'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]

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.

In 2011 he created NKBA - a badminton academy in Pune, India.


  1. ^ a b "Nikhil Kanetkar Statistics". Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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